KitTea

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Currently Hiring:

Cafe Lead
$50-65k annually (~37-42/hrs week and matching 401k funds … really)
Or $17-28/hr (~$22-$34 with tips)

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

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

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

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Roles that are fully staffed at the meowment:

(but if you think you’re the *purrfect* fit, please apply anyway).

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Cafe Lead
 

Salary: $50-65k annually, depending on fit / ability;
Hourly: $17-28 (~$22-32 with tips), depending on fit / ability    
Hours: Salaried = ~37-42 per week; Hourly is flexible: 25-35 per week (specifics below)
Vacation (Salary): 8 days PTO (our unpaid leave is generous and very flexible)

No management or chef experience necessary, though it is appreciated (and efficient multi-tasking is essential). Skills can be taught - we’re looking for integrity, kindness, and professionalism.

Essentially, someone who feels like family ... because we'd like to treat you like family (but not the corporate double-speak version where you ‘live’ with ‘family’ at your job and never see your actual friends and family).

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

Bonus: low-ego 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: It's *very* relaxing 90% of the time, with a pop in the afternoon Thurs / Fri and a 3-5 hour rush on Saturdays and Sundays, where you’ll have a dedicated helper / dishwasher. 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 5 food orders on a slow day (not counting pastry and tea service), and 10-15 on a busy day (in other words: very low volume). Responsibilities include:

- Food prep / noting inventory
- Cleaning during opening and closing (we invest in high-end machines to make your life easier)
- Dishes (mostly just tea cups)
- Warm, thoughtful customer service (we always say 'why not?', until we absolutely can't)

Salary Hours: Flexible, but ~37-42 weekly 
Wednesday - Thursday: ~11a - 6:30p
Friday & Saturday: ~11a - ~7:30p
Sunday: ~11a - 6:30p
Monday + Tuesday: Off

Hourly: If this works better for you, that means it’ll probably work better for us too. Same shifts as above, but we’d remove / add hours here and there to best fit your needs (our preference is to have you work both weekend days if possible, as it’s our busiest time).

Salary: between roughly $1k and $10k will likely be paid in guaranteed tenure bonuses, given at months 2 (10%), 4 (10%), 8 (20%), and 12 (60%). Same goes for hourly. Essentially, we’re looking for someone who would like to stay a year or more. 

Salaried Benefits
- 8 days of PTO, annually
- Commuter benefits
- 401K (matching funds between 5% and 15%, based on tenure)
- Spend off-hours with cats
- Family meal / Snacks
- Merchandise at cost; free cat lounge visits
- 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? 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 (matching funds between 5 and 15% based on tenure - really)
- Fresh, free meals and snacks
- $2 menu meals if working short shifts
- 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 (matching funds between 5 and 15% based on tenure - really)
- Fresh, free meals and snacks
- $2 menu meals if working short shifts
- 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 (matching funds between 5 and 15% based on tenure - really)
- Fresh, free meals and snacks
- $2 menu meals if working short shifts
- 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.