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Kusanya Café is Looking for a New Apprentice!

The position is part-time (12-20 hrs/wk based on circumstances).  Kusanya Cafe is located at 69th & Green St (825 West 69th).  Check out our page on yelp for some photos and customer reviews!

Basic position requirements:

  • 6 months of barista experience in a coffee shop environment.
  • A love of and connection to the Englewood neighborhood.

The position starts from the beginning (barista position), and we promote from within.  We are looking for somebody who will excel in a barista, kitchen, and customer service role, and wants to take on additional responsibility.  Taking ownership in every situation, attention to detail, and a fun-loving nature are necessary qualities. 

Kusanya is a small, start-up organization, which means all staff juggle many tasks, must be flexible and perform well in the face of challenges, exercise constant problem solving, and have an endlessly good-natured attitude toward co-workers and customers, to boot.  (Don’t ever let anyone tell you food service isn’t a challenge!) 

The Café is a place to develop your barista craft, contribute to the development of our operations, and develop specific skills and experience in other areas based on your strengths and interests (administration, marketing, accounting, etc).  You can learn a little more about the organization at

If you meet the basic requirements AND feel driven to learn, improve, and grow, and are excited about working in a startup environment, please submit a complete resume, including full contact info, to  Please identify clearly your prior barista experience and connection to Englewood; a personal statement is fine.  If we decide that the experience matches up, we will invite you to fill out a full application.

Keywords: barista, cafe, job, training

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