Barista – Oakland, CA

About the Job:

In May 2016, Tertulia Coffee will open the doors of our first retail location in the exciting Uptown District in Oakland. Located next to the Fox Theater, right at the corner of 20th and Telegraph. We are partnering with Stumptown Coffee Roasters out of Portland and our coffee bar will feature a commercial art gallery. In case you're wondering about the name'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 thing is that you have a passion for coffee, enjoy interacting with people and have a great personality.


  • Provide an amazing customer experience…at all times

  • Continually provide the best customer service…at all times

  • Create delicious espresso drinks with outstanding latte art

  • Serve as the coffee expert, knowledgeable in the intricacies of various coffee offerings

  • Ability to operate a cash register

  • Be a team player willing to do the other things like washing dishes, clearing dishes, sweeping, dusting, mopping, cleaning and organizing condiment station, and taking out trash

Job Requirements:

  • 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

  • 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

We offer:

  • Paid training

  • Part-time opportunities

  • Free coffee drinks

  • Employee discount on merchandise

  • Free bag of coffee with each paycheck

If interested please email cover letter, references and resume to: