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Position Description

Location United States
Job Code 362
# of Openings 1
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ATTN: This position is full-time/year round will an immediate start date

Principal Purpose of Job:

The Barista is responsible for Hallowed Grounds Café operations. The main focus of the position is to provide front-of-Café service.  In addition, as a Devil’s Thumb Ranch barista, you will be assuming the role of tour guide, communicator, decision-maker, entertainer, curator and rancher (at heart).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing and handling upkeep and maintenance of the Hallowed Grounds Cafe premises
  • Preparing all specialty drinks and food per specified recipes
  • Serving food
  • Handling cash & other forms of payments
  • Making proficient sales transactions - using a point-of-sale system
  • Maintaining proper cash drawer balances
  • Directing guests to areas/restrooms
  • Demonstrating impeccable product knowledge
  • Suggestive selling - using proven techniques 
  • Maintaining a clean and organized barista area
  • Maintaining proper product pars – through stock pulls & inventories
  • Stocking coffee, food and glassware throughout the shift
  • Properly labeling, dating, covering and refrigerating prepped items
  • Maintaining proper dishwasher procedures– properly checking chemical mix, sanitizing equipment, utensils, and glassware
  • Performing opening, closing & side duties – setting up/breaking down the barista station, cleaning glass/countertops, sweeping the floor, etc
  • Answering questions - accurately and politely
  • Entertaining guests to create memorable experiences
  • Supporting and contributing to the mission and overall success of Devil’s Thumb Ranch
  • Working with Food and Beverage Director to establish service guidelines.
  • Preparing a sequence of service manual and training staff on Ranch policy/procedure, POS system, opening & closing procedures and service and ordering etiquette.
  • Handling customer feedback and concerns-ensuring five-star level service.

Other Duties:

  • Performing duties which require bending & reaching
  • Lifting & transporting up to 50-pound bustubs (in some locations) and stacked plateware/glasses from dirty tables through “arm service”
  • Standing or walking on the floor, for up to 8+ hours
  • Maintaining a well-groomed appearance (“having a plan”)
  • Following all uniform guidelines
  • Practicing all safety & sanitation standards
  •  Recycling products, when possible
  • Remaining calm in a hectic, fast-paced atmosphere
  • Demonstrating a high level of organization, attention-to-detail and a sense-of-urgency
  • Displaying a positive and outwardly friendly attitude toward guests and co-workers
  • Maintaining DTR’s core Values and Mission Statement

Personal Attributes:

Hard working, courteous, able to work under minimal supervision

Physical Demands:

Lifting boxes, general cleaning, set up



Special Skills/Equipment:

 Uniform/nametag at all times

Wage Range:

Barista $12.00/hr

The position you are being hired for is an all inclusive “Food & Beverage Staff” position.  Although you are signing this barista job description, once validated, you may also be cross-trained in the host, back server, server and bartender positions.  These positions may become rotated responsibilities and used as volume and/or staffing needs dictate.  Please see the host, back server, server and bartender job descriptions for more details and information.



The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences of relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.