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Barista, Pittsburgh, CMU Part/Full-Time


Position and Location:

  • Barista Position at our CMU Location (Tepper/ Gates)

Primary Purpose:

  • Provides customers with exceptional service, handcrafted coffee and tea beverages and food, in a high energy, university environment. 


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Greet customers in a friendly, personalized and professional manner

  2. Maintains a calm, pleasant demeanor within a fast-paced environment, particularly during periods of high volume

  3. Create and maintain a comfortable, clean and welcoming environment for coworkers and customers

  4. Prepare handcrafted, quality beverages and products by adhering to Tazza D’oro and SCAA standards

  5. Develop a deep understanding of various store products, answer customers inquiries and make product  suggestions

  6. Maintain high quality standards in a craft coffee environment


Minimum Requirements: 

  1. Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills 

  2. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining composure and quality 

  3. Available to work flexible hours which may include; early mornings, evenings and weekends

  4. An ability to multitask and problem solve

  5. An ability to work as part of a team with a positive, energetic and resourceful attitude

  6. Employees must submit to PA background checks, FBI and PA Child Abuse Clearances


Physical Requirements:

  1. Must be able to stand for hours at a time 

  2. Occasional lifting of 5-10 lb. boxes



  1. High School diploma or equivalent 


Preferred Skills/ Qualifications:

  1. Previous customer service experience required

  2. Barista experience preferred, but not required



  1. Starting rate $10/hr 

  2. Free coffee/tea beverages  and 1 meal per shift 

  3. Monthly $50 reimbursement on ConnectCard bus pass or $50 reimbursement for parking

  4. Resources to develop a skill that can be taken around the world

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