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Barista and Food Handler

Barista and Food Handler

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is seeking candidates for the part time position of Barista and Food Handler at Front Bar, Steppenwolf’s café and bar connected to the main theater at 1700 N Halsted. Open throughout the day for use by the general community, Front Bar is a warm neighborhood hub serving coffee and espresso and food. The menu features fresh, accessible fare, with breakfast pastry, grab and go salads and sandwiches for lunch and shareable small plates and desserts for evening and post-show service

This position reports to the Front Bar Café Manager and the Food and Beverage Director.

Hours of employment range from 7am to 1am daily, with peak times in support of evening and weekend performances.

Areas of Responsibility:

prepare and serve quality food and beverages in a friendly and efficient mannerprovide adaptive service that is cognizant of theater operationsmaintain their station for cleanliness and sanitation and ensure the quality of all beverageseducate themselves and guests about coffee, tea and food offeringsengage our patrons as courteous, professional representatives of our companyassist patrons with disabilities (which includes developing a proficiency in accessibility etiquette)coordinate with the box office and other departments to streamline servicemonitor and maintain public spaces for safety, cleanliness and presentationserve as knowledgeable sources of information about the theatre and citySuccessful candidates will:

Commit to an equitable work environment, including but not limited to use of gender inclusive language and support for individual gender expression, cultural sensitivity, racial equity and inter-generational collaboration and accessibility for audience members with disabilitiesHave experience as a bartender and/or server in a high-volume bar or restaurantEnjoy proactively and positively interacting with a variety of personalities in a busy, fast-paced environmentCommit to presenting a relaxed appearance and tone when interacting with guests and colleagues, which includes maintaining an unhurried pace and level modulation of voice and volumeDemonstrate the consistent ability to effectively problem-solve in improvised situationsDesired Qualifications:

Be able to consistently work 15-25 hours a week, especially evenings and weekendsPossess excellent time-management skillsBe able to lift 40 poundsCompensation:

Salary range: $15/hr plus tips. Part-time employees are eligible for Steppenwolf's dental plan, as well as vision insurance, a pre-tax Ventra card, and a 401(k) retirement program.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references by following this link by 10/20.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago