Barista - Smashbox Studios

Smashxbox - Culver City Culver City, CA
  • compensation depends on experience
    + Tips
  • Part Time
  • Employer Fairly Likely to Respond

Smashbox Studios, located in Culver City, is seeking a part-time Barista to create amazing coffee creations within the studio. The Barista reports to Studio Services Manager.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Shares responsibility for the success of Smashbox Studios Café/Coffee Bar
  • Elevate and uphold the Smashbox Studios brand, industry position and culture as the top fashion/commercial studio and event space in LA
  • Follows all company drink recipes and procedures while maintaining the highest quality, consistent product standards
  • Develops an understanding of coffee and tea regions and the various differences in flavor and blends and stays current with coffee and tea culture and trends
  • Greets all clients with fast, friendly, personalized service and develops a rapport with customers by learning their names/favorite drinks etc.
  • Responds proactively to prevent customer service situation
  • Reports any customer complaints to management
  • Accurately rings sales orders into cash register and/or keeps track of customer open tabs throughout the day
  • Answers customer questions regarding coffee blends, preparation, and product freshness
  • Always ensures highest standards of quality in drink preparation and proper food safety handling techniques
  • Responsible for all café ordering (paper goods, coffee beans, milk, teas etc.) or alerting management of any products needing to be ordered
  • Routinely cleans the bar area, lobby floor, café tables and chairs, back of house and general café area
  • Daily maintenance of all café machines (espresso machine, grinder, coffee brewer, ice machine and all fridges/freezer)
  • Maintains positive company morale and professional attitude
  • May work special events, as needed


  • Must have at least 1-2 years prior experience in coffee shop or coffee bar setting.
  • Must have positive/friendly personality and a presentable appearance.
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Must be able and willing to work weekends.
  • Must have a food handlers certificate
  • Experience keeping track of inventory and replenishing stock
  • Must have knowledge of working a semi automatic espresso machine and milk steaming techniques; Latte art a plus!
  • Excellent communication skills via email and phone calls, as well as in-person.

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