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Café Tarawera | Vacancy Café Assistant and Barista

  • Join a fun, successful team working hard to make the Tarawera café a success.
  • Interact with a large variety of people, being a customer service wizz.
  • Carparks available.
  • Based on SHW 5, Tarawera

About this role:

A valued staff member is going on maternity leave, so we have an exciting opportunity for a Café Assistant and barista to join our team at the Tarawera Café.

This position will be fixed term for a minimum of six months with the potential for continued employment.

We are looking for someone to start in this position in early April 2024.

This is a busy and varied role that would suit a self-motivated and customer service guru. You will be required to take ownership of providing friendly “front of house” customer service excellence to assist in maintaining our goal of 100% happy customers. The successful applicant will need to work well under pressure and have a high standard of cleanliness.

Specifically, your duties will include:

  • Meeting and greeting all café customers to take orders in a timely manner.
  • Working as a team with others to ensure that all customers’ orders are accurately processed, actioned and delivered as quickly as possible.
  • Effectively managing transactions, ensuring correct cash management.
  • Assisting with cleaning duties.
  • Opening and closing duties at the beginning or end of a shift.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Friendly and positive attitude, with great teamwork skills.
  • Food hygiene training/qualifications.
  • A proactive and strong work ethic.
  • Great customer service skills.
  • Previous catering or hospo experience desired.
  • Effective communication skills.

Some weekend work may be required.

The usual work hours will be scheduled from Monday to Sunday, for a total of 50 hours per week.

We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running, so if you enjoy a challenge and are passionate about customer service, please forward your CV and cover letter by 29 March 2024 to

Applications close on 29 March 2024.