Employment

Recess Employee of the Month! 

(Scroll down for current openings)

Meet our employee of the month, Eva! — Hey, I’m Eva, and I’ve been working at Recess since March! I recently returned to Syracuse after 9 years away, and I am super excited to be back and working at Recess! Partly because I’m coffee obsessed, and now all my clothes smell like the stuff. My favorite drink at Recess is an Iced Americano, Coconut Milk Cappuccino, or our Campfire Blend (only available in summer, so…get it while you can ;)) I am a crazy person who doesn’t like Nutella OR peanut butter, so please feel free to exclaim wildly about that fact if you ever see me working and you love the Crazy Shaun or Nutella hot chocolate. Other than making coffee, I also love doing improv, going on road trips, watching TV, and singing. Thank you to all the awesome customers who come in and say hi, and to my coworkers – you’re the funnest people to work with ever!

A post shared by Recess Coffee (@recesscoffee) on

Current Openings

Cafe Staff / Baristas

Recess Coffee is seeking a handful of employees for our cafés. We are looking for people who are excited about offering great customer service, eager to learn, and personable. Cafe employees will work closely with other members of the Recess team to provide a quality experience to our customers. We are looking for part-time to full-time help, with opportunities to increase your hours in the future.

This position will work closely with our Cafe Managers and Shift Leads.

Qualifications:

Professional:

  • Barista and customer service experience a plus, but not necessary
  • Early morning and/or late night availability a plus
  • Night and weekend availability

Personal:

  • Reliable transportation
  • Self motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must be able to handle pressure and thrive in a fast-paced, social environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Please email resumé, cover letter and 2-3 references to mail@recesscoffee.com addressed to Roxanne


Assistant Baker

Recess Coffee is seeking an Assistant Baker to aide in our bakery production. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the baking process, and work with a local company that provides great service, as well as a variety of products to our customers. The Assistant Baker will be responsible for preparing doughs and batters and assisting with all parts of our bakery production. The assistant must be dedicated to offering a high quality product, as well as possess a willingness to be flexible and learn new techniques. This position will work closely with our Baker, Café Managers, and Food Manager.

Availability:

  • Part-time
  • Weekends and weekdays
  • Daytime hours

Qualifications:

Professional:

  • Must have previous baking or food preparation experience

Personal:

  • Self motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Eye for detail, good judgement
  • Reliable transportation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Please email resumé and cover letter to mail@recesscoffee.com addressed to Tere


Stock Associate / Runner / Cleaner

Recess Coffee is seeking a Stock Associate / Driver to aid with our orders. This position will be responsible for delivering coffee to our local clients and partners, as well as making supply runs for our two cafés. Applicants must be able to work independently, be self-motivated, efficient, professional, and personable. This position will work closely with our Stock Manager, Café Managers, and other members of the Recess team. All applicants must be willing and available to work evenings and weekends, and be comfortable driving the company van to be considered. We are especially interested in a reliable stock associate / runner who is willing to pick up hours and extra responsibilities as a deep cleaner of the Recess shops.

Availability:

  • Part-time
  • Mondays a must
  • Flexible hours

Qualifications:

Professional:

  • Relevant experience a plus, but not necessary

Personal:

  • Must hold a valid New York State driver’s license
  • Self motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to handle pressure & thrive in a fast-paced, social environment
  • Reliable transportation and communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s License

Please email resumé and cover letter to mail@recesscoffee.com addressed to Roxanne