Employment

Current Openings

Recess Tipp Hill Location Manager

We are hiring a manager for our new Tipp Hill location, opening December 2019. Our Location Managers work full time towards the success of their shop team and satisfaction of our customers. As Location Manager, expect to spend a portion of your week on administrative tasks including reporting to the General Manager, staff performance reviews, hiring, scheduling, and maintenance of google sheets & google calendar. The majority of your time will be spent on the floor with the team: training, trouble-shooting issues, working towards operational goals, maintaining smooth flow of the shop, and serving customers. At Recess, we value a leader who exemplifies a service-focused leadership model, who prioritizes communication & transparency, and whose decision-making is led by community, quality, and consistency. If you are interested in this position please email your resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in Recess, and 2-3 professional references to mail@recesscoffee, attn: Roxanne.

Responsibilities:

  • Uphold Recess policies and procedures and lead by example.
  • Lead the team towards a positive, respectful, and safe work culture.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, professional appearance and positive attitude.
  • Publish weekly schedules within assigned parameters.
  • Hire & train new staff.
  • Assist in training of baristas.
  • Lead team of keyholders and floor staff to towards operational goals.
  • Maintain retail stock through proper rotation and ordering procedures.
  • Work respectfully and effectively with other Recess departments: food & coffee production, events, Montgomery St. shop, and Harvard Pl shop.
  • Hold staff meetings as needed.
  • Serve alcoholic beverages in compliance with Recess Policy, NY State Liquor Authority, and the Alcoholic Beverage Control law.
  • Prioritize the safety of all Recess staff, patrons, and neighbors.
  • Escalate concerns to the General Manager/Owners when appropriate.

Position Requirements:

  • Retail management experience
  • Service-focused leadership skills
  • Superb communication skills
  • Affinity and enthusiasm for teamwork
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Open availability
  • Experience serving alcohol

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Barista or other coffee industry experience
  • Food service experience
  • Experience with scheduling software/google sheets/invoice systems
  • Servsafe certification

Recess Tipp Hill Keyholder

We are hiring 5 Keyholders for our new Tipp Hill location, opening December 2019. Both full- and part-time positions available. As Keyholder, your primary responsibilities will be to open and close the shop, to maintain shop operation in the Location Manager’s absence, and to serve customers. Keyholders are trained in all stations of the shop (barista, food, and register) and should be flexible based on daily business flow. If you are interested in this position please email your resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in Recess, and 2-3 professional references to mail@recesscoffee, attn: Roxanne.

Responsibilities:

  • Uphold Recess policies and procedures and lead by example.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, professional appearance and positive attitude.
  • Open and/or close the shop.
  • Recording inventory.
  • Assist in training staff. 
  • Serve customers with knowledge, compassion, and consistency.
  • Accurately, quickly, and consistently prepare full food & drink menu and in compliance with New York State health code.
  • Serve alcoholic beverages in compliance with Recess Policy, NY State Liquor Authority, and the Alcoholic Beverage Control law.
  • Prioritize the safety of all Recess staff, patrons, and neighbors.
  • Lead the team towards a positive, respectful, and safe work culture.

Job Requirements:

  • Retail leadership experience
  • Superb communication skills
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Weekend availability
  • Early morning and/or evening availability

Relevant Skills & Experience – not necessary but a bonus!

  • Barista or other coffee industry experience
  • Food service experience
  • Experience serving alcohol
  • Servsafe certification

Tipp Hill Café Staff

We are hiring 10-15 café staff for our new Tipp Hill location, opening December 2019. Both part-time and full-time positions available. As a member of the shop team, you will be the primary representative of Recess’ core values and responsible for providing all customers with a welcoming, positive experience and quality coffee & food. We also expect floor staff to contribute to a positive, respectful, and safe work culture. If you are interested in this position please email your resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in Recess, and 2-3 professional references to mail@recesscoffee, attn: Roxanne.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve alcoholic beverages in compliance with Recess Policy, NY State Liquor Authority, and the Alcoholic Beverage Control law.
  • Accurately, quickly, and consistently prepare full food & drink menu and in compliance with New York State health code.
  • Positively represent Recess through exemplary customer service and comprehensive product knowledge.
  • Appropriate cash handling and register use.
  • Is punctual, reliable, and arrives for shifts sober and with a clean appearance.
  • Contribute to a positive, respectful, and safe work culture through example and peer accountability.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Weekend availability
  • Early morning or evening availability
  • Superb communication skills

Relevant Skills & Experience – not necessary but a bonus!

  • Barista or other coffee industry experience
  • Food service experience
  • Experience serving alcohol
  • Servsafe certification

HQ Assistant

20-25 hours per week M-F, occasional weekends required
(opportunity to grow into full time)

This is a fast paced position the requires the ability to multi-task, take direction and perform varied duties from all departments of Headquarters operations. You will work directly with the Headquarters manager, and leadership of all departments to get an in-depth look at the daily functions of the Roastery. You will be a key team member in ensuring that HQ is running smoothly.

Duties may include:

  • light bookkeeping
  • clerical/administrative tasks
  • coffee processing
  • inventory maintenance and supply ordering
  • deliveries and logistics
  • assisting with off-site events

A good candidate will be:

  • versatile
  • able to take direction
  • someone who enjoys working on a variety of tasks
  • a great communicator
  • a problem solver
  • organized and accurate
  • have transportation, and be able to drive the company vehicle

If you are interested in this position please email your resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in Recess, and 2-3 professional references to Tere at mail@recesscoffee
114 Boss Rd, Syracuse, NY 13211-2201, United States

Bakery Assistant

20-25 hours per week, day and mid-day shifts, weekend availability a must.

Those with previous kitchen and bakery experience are preferred, but we will train the right candidate. This position is a very active position, and will include delivering items from our commissary kitchen and warehouse to our cafe locations, requiring the ability to lift 50 pounds. A clean driving record is also required to drive the company delivery vehicle. Our bakery is based in East Syracuse, so reliable transportation to and from work is required.

Please email resume, availability and three professional references to mail@recesscoffee.com, ATTN: Tere

Staff – Downtown & Westcott Locations

We are looking to hire 2-3 cafe staff! Floor Staff are the primary representatives of Recess’ core values and responsible for providing all customers with a welcoming, positive experience and quality coffee & food. If you are interested in this position please email your resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in Recess, and 2-3 professional references to mail@recesscoffee.

Job Duties/Requirements:

  • Hours per week: 8-25.
  • Must be available weekends and late nights and/or early mornings.
  • Consistently provides welcoming, friendly, and prompt service to every customer.
  • Positively represents Recess through exemplary customer service and comprehensive product knowledge.
  • Appropriate cash handling and register use.
  • Is punctual, reliable and arrives for shifts sober and with a clean appearance.
  • Bonuses and raises are subject to performance.
  • Reliable and respectful communication in a team environment.

If you are interested in this position please email your resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in Recess, and 2-3 professional references to mail@recesscoffee.

Delivery Driver

Recess Coffee is currently seeking delivery drivers to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a local company that provides great service, as well as a variety of products to our customers. This position will work closely with our Warehouse Manager and Cafe Leads.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Availability: Part-time
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to move a maximum of 40- 50 pounds
  • General knowledge of the area
  • Self motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Eye for detail, good judgement
  • Reliable transportation

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