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Employment Opportunities

Take Root is HIRING!

We are currently hiring for part time Team Member

See below for application instructions and job description.

Take Root Cafe Team Member

STATUS: REG/PT/Hourly (5-20 hrs/wk, flexible)
REPORTS TO: Front of House Manager SCHEDULE: Variable, Tues-Sat

This position start date would be around Mar 13th, 2020. Starting wage is $11.50/hr. 

Apply using the link below and email jessica@takerootkirksville.org.

The Team Member is responsible for working in the front of cafe: greeting guests and community members; explaining how the pay-what-you-can model works, running the cash register and maintaining cleanliness. Help with overall day-to-day operations of the cafe, and furthering the mission and vision of Take Root Cafe. S/he will initially develop knowledge of Take Root's core programs and operations.


  • Operate all food services in compliance with established health and safety standards and regulations of the state, OSHA, and FDA.

  • Explain the pay-what-you-can model and greet new guests into the cafe.

  • Run the cash register and POS system, front of house service and overall customer service.

  • Complete cleaning duties of the dining area and Front of House, maintaining a clean and professional cafe.

  • Run food out to customers and bus dirty dishes to the back.

  • Help in Back of House when directed to by management: washing and putting away dishes and other duties as needed.

  • Assist with instructing volunteers and interns about specific duties. Coordinate with kitchen staff/interns to ensure a welcoming and delicious experience in the cafe.

  • On an as-needed basis, assist in facilitation of workshops, cafe events, films, educational outreach events, and speakers in order to engage the public and raise awareness about eating locally, sustainability, and other related topics.


  • Customer service experience

  • Strong verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator

  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

  • Able to effectively prioritize, make decisions quickly that are sound – exercise good judgment

  • Excellent manager of time and resources, able to meet deadlines and standards

  • Be willing to do what is needed, whether that's washing dishes or cleaning a toilet or asking for a donation. Must be flexible in job description. This is a job with many hats.

• Must be some available days/evenings during the week and most weekends.
• Some experience in food service industry preferred.