• The Village Hub
  • $32,780.00 -51,100.00/year*
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Hospitality - Food Services
  • Full-Time
  • 1629 Ocean Park Blvd

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The Hub Coffee Bar (Woodside) - Lead Barista

Position: PT, 10-30h/week. $16-18/hour DOE, plus tips.

Apply: Send resume/inquiry with Subject Line: \"Lead Barista: [your name]\" to us.

The Village Hub provides excellent coffee in a community-based nonprofit setting on the campus of the Village Church. Created by neighbors and friends, the Village Hub is a friendly meeting place to experience wellness, the arts and a variety of programs, where you can come to get everything from spiritual support to community connections, better health or share a great cup of coffee.

On our La Marzocco espresso machine and with our Yama Iced Slow Drip Cold Brew maker, we offer exquisite Stumptown Coffee for the refined palate, contributing to an environment of warmth, beauty and peace. The Hub is built with a lovely natural interior of reclaimed wood counters and chalkboard walls, and a beautiful outdoor courtyard under the sweet gum trees, providing hospitality to all.

Our Lead Baristas are self-starters who bring excellent barista skills, warmth and a creative, entrepreneurial spirit to work, and who share our vision to strengthen intergenerational community in our village and beyond.

Our Lead Baristas are the face of the Hub. They create meaningful connections every day and make perfect beverages -- cup after cup. They personally connect with, laugh with and uplift the lives of our guests. Their work goes beyond handcrafting a perfectly made beverage; it's about building a deeper sense of community with each neighbor and friend.

The Lead Barista independently opens and closes the Hub, cleaning and organizing supplies, promptly preparing and serving drinks of the highest quality. The Lead Barista operates a POS system that includes Square and Apple Pay. Craft coffee knowledge or latte artistry a plus. Opportunities for growth, training and manager-level responsibilities available.

Shifts: 7:30am-12:30pm (starting at 7am on Thursdays).

Qualification and Competency Requirements

COFFEE - Experience (1y+) as a barista using a manual espresso machine. Knowledge of coffee craft and latte art a plus.

LEADERSHIP -- Track record of growing responsibility. Experience as a shift leader a plus. Commitment to strengthen the team, handle any issues, and seek help as needed.

GROWTH MINDSET/FOLLOW THROUGH - Teachable; oriented to anticipate and solve problems, iterating to achieve success. Responsive to feedback in addressing needs and issues and following through with commitments and projects.

HONESTY - High integrity person. Position requires fingerprint livescan background check.

COMMUNICATION - Positive, professional, friendly towards guests, volunteers, fellow staff.



INDEPENDENT AND PROACTIVE - Capacity to see what needs doing and to ensure that it gets done. Shows initiative to improve overall guest experience and advance mission.

COLLABORATIVE/ENGAGING - Uses role to create value for the team and engage others in the life and work of the organization. Adaptable, flexible, cooperative.

RESPECT - Models respect for others. Uses appropriate lines of authority. Uplifts others.

CONFIDENTIALITY - Avoids conversation that could compromise another staff or community member's standing with others. Shows sound judgment re confidentiality.

SENSE OF HUMOR - Able to be real, to see the lighter side of things, to laugh.


ABLE-BODIED - Must be able to stand for extended periods and to lift 30lbs.

EDUCATION - High school diploma or equivalent.


The Village Hub at Woodside Village Church is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Third Wave of Coffee:

We see ourselves as part of the movement to create exquisite coffee. We consider coffee an artisanal food, like wine, rather than a commodity such as fuel. We support improvements in all stages of production -- from coffee plant growing, harvesting and processing, to relationships with our growers, traders and roasters, to fresh microroasting and skilled brewing. We aspire to the highest form of culinary appreciation of coffee -- enjoying the subtleties of flavor and growing region -- as with other fruits of the earth such as grapes/wine, tea, and chocolate. Love for coffee and delight in shared encounter infuse the service. Latte art adds a final touch of visual beauty to the experience.

The Village Hub is a nonprofit, interfaith, creative expression of the village church. Loving and serving the community. It is a common space for people to connect, learn, celebrate and care, all while enjoying fantastic coffee.

We welcome parents, students, elders, professionals and families to enjoy our space. We offer a small indoor space and a large outdoor courtyard with plenty of rooms for creative meetups and classes, with free internet available.

The Village Hub hosts classes in spiritual studies, yoga, dance, meditation, fundraisers, and more.

Associated topics: beverage service, club bartender, cocktail service, drink service, liquor, mixologist, pool, pub bartender, sommelier, wine

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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