Café Barista – Joplin Campus


Job Summary

Under the direction of the Food Services Director and Campus Café Lead, this position provides quality food service to all customers. The Barista should be knowledgeable of the building layout as they are often looked to as an information point. The barista should have exceptional social skills and maintain a professional and positive manner. This includes detailed knowledge of the Starbucks coffee drink procedure as well as day to day operations of the cafe.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Responsible for handling monetary transactions: Must be able to accurately conduct sale transactions, maintain a balanced sales drawer and make café deposits.
  • With proper training, must be able to operate espresso/ brewing machines, baking, and cleaning.
  • Must be able to follow detailed written and verbal instructions.
  • Must be able to maintain a safe environment.
  • Must be able to follow daily open and close procedures when applicable.
  • Must be able to adjust to changes in plans and put the solution into action.

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrates great character such as but not limited to honesty, integrity, and a positive attitude.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Flexibility in scheduling.
  • Must be punctual and dependable.
  • Enthusiasm to learn.
  • The barista will receive training upon hire on required responsibilities as well as continual training in café procedures and safety.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of daily café operations.
  • Ability to communicate in an effective and professional manner.
  • The barista will receive training upon hire on required responsibilities as well as continual training in café procedures and safety.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and required.

Code of Conduct & Character


James River Church is Pastor-led, and staff driven with board oversight. James River Church staff are expected and considered to share in the responsibility of practicing and propagating the Christian gospel message and upholding the doctrine of the Church (the employer), as stated on our website and in our Bylaws.  As leaders and ministers of the gospel, staff therefore agree to the following:

  1. Develop and maintain a close personal walk with the Lord including:
    • Daily devotional time with Lord.
    • Daily dependence on the empowerment of the Spirit.
  2. Develop a strong marriage and family life. This includes:
    • Communicating and sharing with your spouse.
    • Spending time together on days off and when extra time is available.
  3. Keep personal finances in order with no delinquencies.
  4. Attend all regularly scheduled services in the church. Special services and functions will be required as deemed necessary by the Lead Pastor.
  5. Maintain a high level of personal integrity, honesty and confidentiality in dealing both with the staff and congregation.
  6. Maintain a Christian outlook and attitude at all times.
  7. Maintain loyalty to the staff and church, actively promoting unity within the church.

Heart Behind All We Do


Smile at EVERYONE you encounter!
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Phil 4:4 (NIV)
“In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Ps 16:11 (ESV)

Be enthusiastic about your role, about the church, & about what God is doing in your life and in the church.
“Zeal for your house has consumed me…” Ps 69:9 (ESV)
“I was overjoyed when they said, ‘Let’s go up to the house of the Lord.’” Ps 122:1 (TPT)

Be encouraging with your countenance, with your words, and with your actions to the team and to everyone you connect with as you serve!
“So encourage each other and build each other up…” 1 Thess 5:11 (NLT)
“…Look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out.” 1 Thess 5:15 (MSG)

Show compassion & represent the love of Jesus!
“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.” 1 John 4:7 (NLT)
“Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” Jn 13:34 (NLT)

How can we help you with what you need? If needed, connect the individual to someone who can help.
“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” 1 Pt 4:10 (NLT)
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mt 20:28 (NLT)
“…Through love serve and seek the best for one another.” Ga 5:13 (AMP)

Commitment to Ministry


By submitting my application for this position, I confirm I have read and accept the above Job Description/Code of Conduct and believe God has called me to serve in this capacity.

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