– Careers at Tertulia Coffee –

[ Current open Positions ]




Tertulia Coffee is a coffee shop located in the Uptown District of Oakland, CA. Owners husband + wife duo Tim and Maria Sanchez are Oakland/Bay Area natives. Having roots from Puerto Rico and El Salvador lead them to fulfill one of their passions of mixing their love for coffee with art. Together Sanchez Contemporary and Tertulia Coffee opened it’s doors on July 2nd, 2016. Since then our small but mighty team has continually grown with talented baristas, customers, artists, partners and truly is a family owned business.

Today the coffee shop and commercial art gallery serves as a place for the community to come together everyday. 

What is Tertulia you ask? It's a Spanish word that means a gathering of confidants, who share poetic musings, discuss current affairs, share art and songs while enjoying savory treats.

We are passionate about coffee and expect that same passion from our staff. If you have experience great, if not, don't worry we can train you. The most important this is that you have a passion for coffee, enjoy interacting with people and have a great personality. 


  • Continually provide the best customer service
  • Performing basic cashier tasks, operating cash register, taking payments and making change
  • Set up and stocking of food and beverages at the beginning of shift
  • Be a team player willing to perform all duties required to effectively operate a cafe ie: washing dishes, clearing dishes, sweeping, dusting, mopping, cleaning and organizing condiment station, and taking out trash


  • You must love people, and be willing to engage in conversation with customers

  • You must be detail oriented and can multi task under a high pressure environment

  • Be willing to put in the practice time in order to perfect your craft,  potential barista training to follow

  • Existing CA Food Handler's Certification or certification within 30 days post-hire

  • Must have an appreciation for art, which will be an important part of the Tertulia experience

  • Must be willing to comply with a flexible work schedule that will include weekends

  • Must be 18 years of age or older


  • Paid training

  • Part-time opportunities

  • Free coffee drinks

  • Employee discount on merchandise

  • Free bag of coffee with each paycheck

If interested please inquire AND email cover letter, references and resume to: jobs@tertuliacoffee.com