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Currently Hiring:

Kitchen Manager - $49 - $65k (annually)

Cat Wrangler - $15/hr ($19-24 with tips)

Cafe - $15/hr ($19-24 with tips)

Host - $16/hr ($20-25 with tips)

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Kitchen Manager
 

Salary: $48 - 65k annually, depending on fit / experience    
Hours: 42-45 per week (specifics below)
Vacation: 10 days PTO (unpaid leave is generous and flexible)

No management or chef experience necessary, though it is appreciated (and efficient multi-tasking is essential).

You're able to gracefully perform the waltz we all know and love. The one where where you start a french press while tending to a customer, begin brewing a pot of tea while they're deciding, and note the count-down in your bones that tells you a panino is *almost* done. You're probably a chef or server, or a GM / AGM who is looking for work-life balance. 

We'd love to meet someone reliable, amicable, with integrity. Someone who feels like family ... because we'd like to treat you like family. 

Low-ego, positive coworkers: We believe in graciousness and humility. Doing the right thing even when inconvenient. And not only taking ownership of our accomplishments, but also our shortcomings - because it's not important that we make mistakes or have weaknesses, but rather that we acknowledge them freely and try to improve, together, as a team.

We're here to help you grow, and vice versa.

A Typical Day: You'll be working the cafe floor as the floor manager, with 3-7 hours of part-time help depending on the day / how busy we are (e.g. typically alone Wed / Thurs and some Fridays, with two employees under your lead on Saturday and one on Sunday). There will also always be a fellow manager on duty to help should things get busy. You are in charge of directing these employees, cutting them when slow, arranging their work hours to your needs and that of the business, and generally managing the kitchen.

What to expect: It's very relaxing 85% of the time, with a pop in the afternoon Thurs / Fri and a 3-5 hour rush on Saturdays and Sundays. The menu is small but thoughtful: waffles, panini, salads, homemade soup, tea, and french press coffee (details found under the website's 'menu' tab). We make roughly 10 food orders on a slow day, and 20-30 on a busy day (again, pretty low volume). Responsibilities include:

- Food prep / managing staff in food prep
- Training cafe staff / cutting staff / managing hours
- Inventory / orders
- Maintaining our small kitchen (no open flames or burners)
- Cleaning and closing (we invest in high-end machines to make your life easier)
- Warm, thoughtful customer service (we always say 'why not?', until we absolutely can't)

Hours: (~40-43/wk) 
Wednesday - Friday: 11am - ~8pm (hour lunches)
Saturday: 12p - ~8:15pm (hour lunches)
Sunday: 12p - ~8:15pm (hour lunches)
Monday + Tuesday: Off

Salary: between $1k and $15k will be paid in guaranteed tenure bonuses, given at 2 (10%), 4 (10%), 8 (20%), and 12 (60%) months. 

Benefits
- 10 days of PTO, annually
- Commuter benefits
- 401K (matching funds between 4 and 15%, based on tenure)
- Spend off-hours with cats
- Fresh, healthy family meals
- Employee discounts on merchandise, free cat lounge visits, etc.
- And perhaps the most important thing: a no-jerk coworker policy

Apply:

(1) Send your resume and cover letter by replying to this post
(2) Fill meowt our quick online application here: https://www.kitteasf.com/jobs/

We look forward to hearing from you. And please feel free to ask questions - we really do love to help.

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Cat Wrangler

 

Are you a gregarious, outgoing person who genuinely enjoys connecting with strangers? (This is most of the job). Do you also like to spend your day playing with cats in a low-ego environment? Please, introduce yourself. We'd love to get to know you. 

Flexibility: 5-30 hours. It's important to us that we find the right person, so we're willing to work around your needs, desires, and schedule. We're also willing to build the shift hours around your needs too.

Low-ego, positive coworkers / management: We believe in graciousness and humility. Doing the right thing even when inconvenient. And not only taking ownership of our accomplishments, but also our shortcomings - because it's not important that we make mistakes or have weaknesses, but rather that we acknowledge them freely and try to improve, together, as a team.

We're here to help you grow, and vice versa.

Now for the fun stuff: For the most part, you'll tend to a room of people (up to 13). You'll provide an entertaining backdrop to people excited to meet our kitties, which includes: sharing cats facts, cat purrsonality traits, chit-chatting about guests' lives, and taking orders for food and drink. You'll tend to the cats' needs, health, and litter boxes as well (which includes cleaning, as necessary). 

Benefits

- Spend on and off-hours with cats
- Commuter Benefits
- 401K (yes, really)
- Fresh, Healthy Family Meal (free, of course)
- $2 menu meals
- Employee discounts on merchandise, free cat lounge visits, etc.

Apply:

(1) Send your resume and cover letter to: meow@kitteasf.com
(2) Click "Join the Team" at the bottom of the page

We look forward to hearing from you soon!
And please feel free to ask questions - we really do love to help.

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Cafe
 

You're able to gracefully perform the waltz we all know and love. The one where where you start a french press while tending to a customer, begin brewing a pot of tea while they're deciding, and note the count-down in your bones that tells you a panini is *almost* done. Volume isn't high, except a pop here and there on weekends; still, you'll always be working with our cafe's chef, and there's almost always a manager on duty for backup too.

Flexibility: 5-20 hours. It's important to us that we find the right person, so we're willing to work around your needs, desires, and schedule. We're also willing to build the shift hours around your needs too.

Low-ego, positive coworkers / management: We believe in graciousness and humility. Doing the right thing even when inconvenient. And not only taking ownership of our accomplishments, but also our shortcomings - because it's not important that we make mistakes or have weaknesses, but rather that we acknowledge them freely and try to improve, together, as a team.

We're here to help you grow, and vice versa.

We're looking for someone who can tend to drink and food-making while taking care of customers with their warm, delightful purrsonality. Being good at multi-tasking is a must, as is using your time and steps efficiently.

Benefits

- Spend on and off-hours with cats
- Commuter Benefits
- 401K (yes, really)
- Fresh, Healthy Family Meal (free, of course)
- $2 menu meals
- Employee discounts on merchandise, free cat lounge visits, etc.

Apply:

(1) Send your resume and cover letter to: meow@kitteasf.com
(2) Click "Join the Team" at the bottom of the page

We look forward to hearing from you soon!
And please feel free to ask questions - we really do love to help.

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Host
 

Flexibility: 5-20 hours. It's important to us that we find the right person, so we're willing to work around your needs, desires, and schedule. We're also willing to build the shift hours around your needs too.

Low-ego, positive coworkers / management: We believe in graciousness and humility. Doing the right thing even when inconvenient. And not only taking ownership of our accomplishments, but also our shortcomings - because it's not important that we make mistakes or have weaknesses, but rather that we acknowledge them freely and try to improve, together, as a team.

We're here to help you grow, and vice versa.

Now for the fun stuff: You'll be managing the reservations book, answering the phone, and welcoming guests with your warm, delightful purrsonality. Multi-tasking is a must, as is using your time efficiently.

Benefits

- Spend on and off-hours with cats
- Commuter Benefits
- 401K (yes, really)
- Fresh, Healthy Family Meal (free, of course)
- $2 menu meals
- Employee discounts on merchandise, free cat lounge visits, etc.

Apply:

(1) Send your resume and cover letter to: meow@kitteasf.com
(2) Click "Join the Team" at the bottom of the page

We look forward to hearing from you soon!
And please feel free to ask questions - we really do love to help.


Hiring Process: We will contact applicants for a phone interview when we think it might be a purrfect match!

While we believe in transparency and proactive communication (job hunting is pretty awful, isn't it?) - please, no (cat)calls about hiring. We do our best to answer everyone, but volume prevents it in every case. If you think you are just purrfect and need to follow-up via email, feel free to send a note: meow@kitteasf.com.