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Café Staff

Museum Vision and Mission:

MOHAI is treasured locally and respected nationally as a vibrant resource where history inspires us to be our best, individually and collectively. By collecting and preserving artifacts and stories of our diverse history, MOHAI highlights our regional tradition of innovation and imagination. Through compelling exhibits, scholarship, education, public programs, and community engagement, MOHAI bridges the past, present, and future. MOHAI is a place and a community of people with histories of successes and failures that: bind us together; amuse, disturb, and inspire us; inform and guide us; and deepen our connection with our heritage.

Position Title: Café Staff

Reports to: Café Manager and Café Assistant Manager

Location: MOHAI, at Lake Union Park’s historic Armory building

Classification: Non-exempt, Part-time, Hourly

Schedule: 15–29 hours per week, flexibility required, including evenings, weekends and holidays

Pay rate: $16.00 per hour

Position Description:

Café Staff are responsible for serving all products with friendly, individualized attention towards each MOHAI visitor and guest in a professional manner. This position reports to the Café Manager and Café Assistant Manager and is a member of the Finance and Operations Department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to outstanding customer service by maintaining friendly and courteous interactions with visitors and staff.
  • Ensure that all interactions are culturally responsive, respectful, and based on a foundation of MOHAI’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.
  • Performs sales transactions in a timely fashion, enter all sales into the register to ensure purchases are accurately recorded, make change, accept other acceptable forms of payment.
  • Prepare in house and to-go food and beverages, including coffee and espresso drinks.
  • General server duties, including but not limited to: taking orders, delivering food to tables and beverage, bussing tables.
  • Inventory/restocking of perishables and beverages.
  • Ensure the physical appearance of the Café is clean and meets MOHAI expectations – clean prep areas, visitor tables, floor, removal of trash, compost and recycling, etc.
  • Responds proactively to prevent customer service situations and reports all customer complaints to the Café Manager and/or Café Assistant Manager.
  • Reports potential safety hazards to the manager on duty.
  • Replenish condiments, coffee, other beverages and general supplies while maintaining cleanliness of service areas.
  • Keeps perishable and beverages case attractively stocked.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience in customer service, retail, concierge, hospitality, or equivalent field.
  • Must be age 18 or older.
  • Excellent customer service, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Food-handling knowledge with current certification or willing to obtain.
  • Prior barista or coffee experience encouraged but not required.
  • Holds current WA MAST permit or willing to obtain.
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain an upbeat attitude in a fast-paced environment.
  • Reliable and prompt.
  • Self-motivator with good judgment as well as team oriented and collaborative.
  • Able to reach and bend and frequently lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Able to work in a standing position for long periods of time.
  • Enthusiasm for and knowledge about MOHAI’s exhibits, programs, and mission.

Museum Overview:

For more than 60 years, MOHAI has been dedicated to enriching lives by preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region and the nation. With a collection of nearly 4 million artifacts, photographs, oral histories and archival items, and an expansive schedule of exhibits and programs, MOHAI is the region’s premier history center. MOHAI operates a dramatic and award-winning museum in Lake Union Park in Seattle’s vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood, and a Resource Center in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. MOHAI also hosts the Bezos Center for Innovation, focusing on the history and future of innovation in the Puget Sound region.

MOHAI is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an official affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

To Apply:

Please e-mail letter of interest, resume, and three references to:

No phone calls, please.

MOHAI is a 501(C)3 Organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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