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Ice Cream Server at Sweet Curls Rolled Ice Cream

The Server’s role is to ensure that each and every customer is served in a friendly, professional, and timely manner. This includes greeting customers, processing customer orders through the POS system, and fulfilling customer order including making ice creams and drinks.

Responsibilities:
• Greet all customers in a friendly and welcoming manner
• Fulfill customer requests with purchases
• Make and serve ice cream, parfaits
• Make and serve drinks
• Record customer orders into the POS System
• Perform returns and special transactions through the POS System
• Cleaning duties in the front and back of the shop
• Clean the customer patio area, when necessary
• Notify management of all customer and POS System issues
• Perform other related duties as requested

Minimum Qualifications:
• Previous prep/kitchen experience: preferable, but not required
• Able to stand on your feet for long periods and perform physically demanding tasks
• Have a Food Handler’s card (*You can acquire this after you receive a job offer)
• Have neat appearance, and superb customer focus
• Able to Lift Minimum of 25 lbs.

We offer:
• Internal Training
• Employee Assistance
• Opportunities for Growth
• Full time/Part time
• $12 + Tips

Part-time

Compensation
$12 + tips

How To Apply
Fill in application on our website: https://www.sweetcurlsicecream.com/careers
Or email your resume: elena@sweetcurlsicecream.com

https://www.sweetcurlsicecream.com/careers

Ice Cream Maker/ Pastry Assistant at The Penny Ice Creamery

Do YOU have a passion for ice cream, community, and farm-to-table deliciousness?

The Penny Ice Creamery is the only Ice Cream Shop in Santa Cruz that makes ice cream totally from scratch using local and organic ingredients. We create unique, seasonal ice cream flavors made with local and organic ingredients.

The Ice Cream Maker/Pastry Assistant is responsible for preparing all of the ingredients that go into our ice cream, and eventually spinning and pasteurizing the ice cream. Duties include cracking eggs, making syrups, jams, various confections, and preparing fruit and vegetables. Once you have shown your prep abilities then we will be able to train you to spin ice cream using our Emery Thompson Spinner (made in this USA!). One you master this, then we would be able to train you to pasteurize and help you get your pasteurization license. Anyone with a current pasteurization license is encouraged to apply.

This position is available at our Downtown Santa Cruz location (913 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060).

Qualifications:

-Preferably at least one year experience with food preparation or kitchen work, but we will train the right person
-Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively
-Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize
-Desire to learn more about locally sourced food and sustainable business
-Available for at least 20 hours a week
-Able to lift 50lbs repeatedly (making ice cream is a lot of heavy lifting)

Perks:

Part Time Employment and/or Full Time Employment
Competitive Compensation
Constant Opportunities for Advancement
Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits for Full Time Employees
Company Outings and Gatherings
Discounts at Select Local Businesses
Sick Pay
Tips​

The Penny Ice Creamery complies with all Orders Of The Health Officer Of The City Of Santa Cruz.

At The Glass Jar, Inc., we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Glass Jar, Inc. believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Full-time / Part-time

Compensation
$14.00 per hour starting wage + tips

How To Apply
Apply online or send us your resume!

https://theglassjar.zohorecruit.com/jobs/Careers

Assistant Manager at The Penny Ice Creamery

The Penny Ice Creamery Assistant Manager assists the Area Manager by ensuring the smooth and efficient daily operations of two Penny Ice Creamery locations. The Assistant Manager is a dynamic leader who is comfortable in taking full responsibility for their shops. The Assistant Manager is able to quickly adapt and change gears throughout the day; they are available on a consistent and reliable basis to meet all shop needs and staffing needs as they arise.

The Assistant Manager works closely with the Area Manager to achieve business objectives at the shop level by implementing upper management’s strategy through a combination of skillful execution and effective leadership. A strong sense of ownership and personal autonomy are required to succeed in this role, as well as the ability to build and nurture vital relationships with team members, vendors, patrons and the surrounding community.

This role is a great fit for an ambitious, organized, mature professional who is excited by the opportunity to manage 20+ team members and oversee two locations of a well-established business with a strong reputation in the local community.

Responsibilities Include:

Staff Management

-Train, manage, coach, and discipline staff; upholding expectations of excellence
-Ensure smooth daily operations at all times
-Schedule staff and analyze labor cost on a weekly basis
-Communicate with staff regularly; perform weekly check-ins to ensure success
-Be the first point of contact for staff inquiries, questions, and concerns
-Monitor and manage staff breaks
-Conduct working interviews to assess potential candidates
-Anticipate future staffing needs; strategize with HR Manager and Area Manager
-Monitor staff adherence to business policies and take corrective actions as needed
-Build and maintain a strong, hands on managerial presence in both shops

Guest Service Management

-Demonstrate excellence, warmth and professionalism in all guest service interactions
-Serve as a brand ambassador for The Penny Ice Creamery; proudly represent the core values of the business
-Uphold The Penny Ice Creamery reputation and that of The Glass Jar, Inc.
-Resolve delicate guest service situations with poise and professionalism

Inventory Management

-Oversee product quality at both locations
-Conduct weekly paper goods inventory at both locations and place orders as needed
-Conduct bi-weekly kitchen and ice cream inventories for both locations
-Coordinate deliveries of product between locations using requisition protocol
-Monitor & order apron, towel, sanitizer and soap inventory as needed
-Monitor inventory for all products or items at your locations as needed

Shops Management

-Ensure health safety protocols are followed at both shop locations; ensure shop and staff preparedness for impromptu health inspector visits
-Oversee daily shop upkeep to maintain an impeccable presentation
-Maintain and troubleshoot essential equipment, communicating any major issues to the Area Manager
-Manage change banks; Monitor deposits and cash reconciliation for accuracy
-Make cost-cutting and efficiency recommendations to the Area Manager based on regular assessment

Benefits:
Competitive Compensation
Constant Opportunities for Advancement
Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits
Company Outings & Gatherings
Discounts at Select Local Businesses
Paid Time Off

EEOC Statement:
At The Glass Jar, Inc., we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Glass Jar, Inc. believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Full-time

Compensation
$52,000 - $60,000 per year

How To Apply
Visit our application link online!

https://theglassjar.zohorecruit.com/jobs/Careers

Sales Associate at Sockshop & Shoe Company

Sockshop & Shoe Company is looking for friendly and outgoing sales associates to join our team!

We carry a wide selection of comfort and lifestyle footwear for both women and men and a huge variety of socks!
Ideal candidates have a love for helping others, a strong desire to learn, and enjoy fashion.

Duties include creating a warm environment for our amazing customers, being a stylist and recommending product based on customer needs, cashiering, merchandising, and light cleaning of the store.

Typical shifts range from 5 to 8 hours in length. We are looking for both full and part time employees. This is a physical job which requires standing for the entirety of the shift.

Weekend and holiday availability is mandatory. This is a non-commission job with great discounts upon completion of a probationary period.

Full-time / Part-time

Compensation
$14.00 to start

How To Apply
Please drop off your resume to 1515 Pacific Ave, or email to jenoah@sockshopandshoeco.com

Baristas, Tea Makers, Supervisors, Manager at Roxa Hammock Cafe

We make herbal elixirs, Acai bowls, and coffee.
A big part of the job is socializing and having fun
Willing to work until 11pm if needed.
Enjoys dressing up for work
Perks:
Tips
Free membership to a zen retreat and spa
Fun co workers
Room to Grow
Part time and full time available

Full-time / Part-time

Compensation
14-25

How To Apply
Email us at jherbalmedicine@gmail.com with your resume and availability

http://Jherbalmedicine@gmail.com

Brand Ambassador 1 at Forever21

Sales floor customer service and stock room processing responsibilities… helping us provide a fun and welcoming environment for our customers. Offer flexible schedule and a great employee discount. Please stop by store for an employment application!

Part-time

Compensation
14 -15 per hour depending on experience

How To Apply
In store

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Sales Associate at Yoso the Annex

Yoso the Annex is actively looking for a new Sales Associate for our curated wellness shop! We are seeking someone who cares for wellness, loves to learn, is passionate, creative, self motivated, and loves engaging with others. We are looking for someone part time and who can work weekends and autonomously.
This is a position is for someone who:

Enso Experience:
- Provides meaningful space to customers.
- Supports customers in their wellness journey, no matter where they are coming from.

Kindred Connection:
- Welcomes in customers and takes interest in their needs.
- Aids customers in finding the products and gifts that aid their ability to take care of themselves or loved ones.

Consciously Curated:
- Learns about the story and benefits of each product to share with customers.
- Gives quality and educated experience to everyone coming in.

Harmoniously Proactive:
- Takes ownership over their roles by treating the space with care.
- Anticipates the needs of both customers and of Yoso as a business. Every employee is empowered to bring new ideas to elevate and grow Yoso.
-Can work autonomously.

Humble and Helpful:
- Openly shares knowledge and expertise with customers and team members.
- Actively listens to and respect everyone's ideas to help all contribute and learn.

Availability
Must be able to work weekends
Part Time

We offer:
A place to grow your wellness knowledge and experience
Opportunities for growth within the company
Some of the benefits include: $100 off treatments every month + 25% treatments, 40% products at Yoso Wellness Spa, and Gift every quarter.

Compensation
Starting at $16/hour based on experience

How to apply
Send your resume along with a little bit about yourself to jennalee@yosowellness.com

Part-time

Compensation
16/hour

How To Apply
Send your resume along with a little bit about yourself to jennalee@yosowellness.com

Bartender at Snap Taco

Are you on the hunt for SPECTACULAR TIPS?

THROUGH LABOR DAY 2021, SNAP TACO WILL GUARANTEE A MINIMUM OF $200.00 IN SUPPLEMENTAL TIP PAY FOR EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SHIFT!! We’re not kidding. More information available upon inquiry.

Oh Snap! It’s margarita time!

After a temporary closure due to renovations, Snap Taco is eagerly anticipating its GRAND REOPENING this Saturday, June 26th, 2021!

Snap Taco is a festive taco spot in Downtown Santa Cruz bringing quick and tasty eats and drinks to the people. We're inspired by flavors found on planet earth, turning fresh, local and sustainable ingredients into new school tacos. We aim to be fast, but we are not fast food. We're focused on making the experience fun and welcoming for everyone.

Great for a quick bite, a gathering with friends or the whole family. Our mantra: eat tacos, be happy.

Bartender candidates should be experienced and familiar with craft cocktails, and should share our passion for the producers, farmers and sustainable efforts that are at the core of our food and beverage program. We operate a full bar program with clever cocktails and other inventive beverages for all ages. Candidates must have prior experience and be excited to learn and to share with our staff and our guests.

Qualifications:

Experience in bar-tending/ bar-backing
Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, and succeed in a fast paced environment
Desire to work as part of a team
Ability to communicate effectively about locally sourced foods, beer, wine and spirits
Ability to execute the highest quality service
Flexible, and able to work nights, weekends and holidays

Perks Include:

$200.00 Guaranteed Supplemental Tip Pay (Fri/Sat)
Competitive Compensation
Energetic Work Environment
Discounts at Select Local Businesses
Constant Opportunities for Advancement
Company Outings and Gatherings
Sick Pay
Tips

Snap Taco complies with all Orders Of The Health Officer Of The City Of Santa Cruz.

At Snap Taco, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Snap Taco believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Part-time

Compensation
$15.00 per hour starting wage + tips

How To Apply
Visit us at www.theglassjar.com/jobs to apply!

https://theglassjar.zohorecruit.com/jobs/Careers

Shift Lead and Sales Associate at Redemption

Do you believe in shopping local? Do you want to support our local economy? Do you love California? This is a call for a sales associate or shift leader who is looking to join a small, tight-knit team dedicated to showcasing the best locally made products California has to offer.

This is a position that requires:

PASSION
Tell every customer the story of our store and the Makers
Educate and engage to customers on the importance of supporting local
Guide customers through our curation of California made clothing

CREATIVITY
Work with customers in the fitting rooms and help them explore their personal style
Create unique merchandising displays and outfit combinations
Suggest products to customers to enhance their shopping experience
Identify problem sales areas and find solutions to boost them

INNOVATION
Work directly with the store manager and owners to develop new ways to engage customers with the local Maker community
Identify potential new Makers and brands
Develop events to engage with our community and create brand awareness

Retail experience is preferred but not required. We will train the right person!

We offer:
A fun and supportive work environment
Opportunities for growth within the company
Employee discounts on all merchandise
Health benefits and PTO available for full time candidates

Full-time / Part-time

Compensation
Starting at $15 an hour/ based on experience.

How To Apply
Send your resume along with a little bit about you, and your availability, to shopredemption@gmail.com. Or come by the shop in person!

http://Shopredepmtion@gmail.com

Shift Lead and Sales Associate at Redemption

Do you believe in shopping local? Do you want to support our local economy? Do you love California? This is a call for a sales associate or shift leader who is looking to join a small, tight-knit team dedicated to showcasing the best locally made products California has to offer.

This is a position that requires:

PASSION
Tell every customer the story of our store and the Makers
Educate and engage to customers on the importance of supporting local
Guide customers through our curation of California made clothing

CREATIVITY
Work with customers in the fitting rooms and help them explore their personal style
Create unique merchandising displays and outfit combinations
Suggest products to customers to enhance their shopping experience
Identify problem sales areas and find solutions to boost them

INNOVATION
Work directly with the store manager and owners to develop new ways to engage customers with the local Maker community
Identify potential new Makers and brands
Develop events to engage with our community and create brand awareness

Retail experience is preferred but not required. We will train the right person!

We offer:
A fun and supportive work environment
Opportunities for growth within the company
Employee discounts on all merchandise
Health benefits and PTO available for full time candidates

Full-time / Part-time

Compensation
Starting at $15 an hour/ based on experience.

How To Apply
Send your resume along with a little bit about you, and your availability, to shopredemption@gmail.com. Or come by the shop in person!

http://Shopredepmtion@gmail.com

Shift Lead and Sales Associate at Redemption

Do you believe in shopping local? Do you want to support our local economy? Do you love California? This is a call for a sales associate or shift leader who is looking to join a small, tight-knit team dedicated to showcasing the best locally made products California has to offer.

This is a position that requires:

PASSION
Tell every customer the story of our store and the Makers
Educate and engage to customers on the importance of supporting local
Guide customers through our curation of California made clothing

CREATIVITY
Work with customers in the fitting rooms and help them explore their personal style
Create unique merchandising displays and outfit combinations
Suggest products to customers to enhance their shopping experience
Identify problem sales areas and find solutions to boost them

INNOVATION
Work directly with the store manager and owners to develop new ways to engage customers with the local Maker community
Identify potential new Makers and brands
Develop events to engage with our community and create brand awareness

Retail experience is preferred but not required. We will train the right person!

We offer:
A fun and supportive work environment
Opportunities for growth within the company
Employee discounts on all merchandise
Health benefits and PTO available for full time candidates

Full-time / Part-time

Compensation
Starting at $15 an hour/ based on experience.

How To Apply
Send your resume along with a little bit about you, and your availability, to shopredemption@gmail.com. Or come by the shop in person!

http://Shopredepmtion@gmail.com

Shift Lead and Sales Associate at Redemption

Do you believe in shopping local? Do you want to support our local economy? Do you love California? This is a call for a sales associate or shift leader who is looking to join a small, tight-knit team dedicated to showcasing the best locally made products California has to offer.

This is a position that requires:

PASSION
Tell every customer the story of our store and the Makers
Educate and engage to customers on the importance of supporting local
Guide customers through our curation of California made clothing

CREATIVITY
Work with customers in the fitting rooms and help them explore their personal style
Create unique merchandising displays and outfit combinations
Suggest products to customers to enhance their shopping experience
Identify problem sales areas and find solutions to boost them

INNOVATION
Work directly with the store manager and owners to develop new ways to engage customers with the local Maker community
Identify potential new Makers and brands
Develop events to engage with our community and create brand awareness

Retail experience is preferred but not required. We will train the right person!

We offer:
A fun and supportive work environment
Opportunities for growth within the company
Employee discounts on all merchandise
Health benefits and PTO available for full time candidates

Full-time / Part-time

Compensation
Starting at $15 an hour/ based on experience.

How To Apply
Send your resume along with a little bit about you, and your availability, to shopredemption@gmail.com. Or come by the shop in person!

http://Shopredepmtion@gmail.com

Maitre’D/Host at Ulterior

Ulterior Speakeasy and Cocktail Bar

ul·te·ri·or
/əlˈtirēər/
adjective
-Existing beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden.


Ulterior is a speak easy craft cocktail bar & kitchen above Motiv night club but with it's own vibe and secret entrance. Shhhh. We are focused on delivering an elevated experience; intimate and exclusive, without being pretentious.

We are looking for a few special people to fill two roles: executive host/Maitre’D and craft bartenders. Ideal candidates are experienced, positive, collaborative, enthusiastic, quick, and willing to work nights.

Host/Maitre’D is a vital role, controlling the flow of the bar and providing support for the bartenders. Responsible for greeting guests, managing reservations, and overall ambience as well as any other tasks that may arise. Energetic, personable, sharp personalities will thrive in this role. Serving and/or bartending experience is beneficial. $15/hr + tips

Craft Bartenders facilitate the Ulterior experience. As a bartender you must have significant knowledge regarding spirits including distillation, history, and tasting notes. Must be interactive and attentive to guests while performing necessary duties. Creativity is also valued, encouraging systems and development contributions. Though we are looking for someone serious about bartending, overall customer experience is our focus. Someone serious about hospitality would be our ideal fit. Industry experience and bar acumen are important. $14/hr + tips

Sommelier, Cicerone, USBG, Bar Cabinet, DBA, and ABA training are favorable but not required.

Please reply with a resume, work history, and 3 references.

Part-time

Compensation
$15/hr + tips

How To Apply
Please email mpitt2@gmail.com and include resume.

Mixologist/bartender at Ulterior (upstairs Motiv)

Ulterior Speakeasy and Cocktail Bar

ul·te·ri·or
/əlˈtirēər/
adjective
-Existing beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden.


Ulterior is a speak easy craft cocktail bar & kitchen above Motiv night club but with it's own vibe and secret entrance. Shhhh. We are focused on delivering an elevated experience; intimate and exclusive, without being pretentious.

We are looking for a few special people to fill two roles: executive host/Maitre’D and craft bartenders. Ideal candidates are experienced, positive, collaborative, enthusiastic, quick, and willing to work nights.

Host/Maitre’D is a vital role, controlling the flow of the bar and providing support for the bartenders. Responsible for greeting guests, managing reservations, and overall ambience as well as any other tasks that may arise. Energetic, personable, sharp personalities will thrive in this role. Serving and/or bartending experience is beneficial. $15/hr + tips

Craft Bartenders facilitate the Ulterior experience. As a bartender you must have significant knowledge regarding spirits including distillation, history, and tasting notes. Must be interactive and attentive to guests while performing necessary duties. Creativity is also valued, encouraging systems and development contributions. Though we are looking for someone serious about bartending, overall customer experience is our focus. Someone serious about hospitality would be our ideal fit. Industry experience and bar acumen are important. $14/hr + tips

Sommelier, Cicerone, USBG, Bar Cabinet, DBA, and ABA training are favorable but not required.

Please reply with a resume, work history, and 3 references.

Part-time

Compensation
$14/hr + tips

How To Apply
Please email mpitt2@gmail.com if interested and attach resume.

Door staff at Motiv

Motiv is relaunching soon (mid June) and putting together and exceptional team to work in a fun & lively atmosphere. 21+ Multiple positions available.

Part-time

Compensation
$17/hr

How To Apply
DM Motiv business page with relevant contact information. Resume if available.

Host at Motiv

Motiv is relaunching soon (mid June) and putting together and exceptional team to work in a fun & lively atmosphere. 21+ Multiple positions available.

Part-time

Compensation
$14/hr + tips

How To Apply
DM Motiv business page on Facebook with relevant contact info. Resume if available.

Bartender at Motiv

Motiv is relaunching soon (mid June) and putting together an exceptional team to work in a fun & lively atmosphere. 21+ Multiple positions available.

Part-time

Compensation
$14/hr + tips

How To Apply
DM Motiv business page on Facebook with relevant contact info. Resume if available.

Massage Therapist at Well Within Spa

Looking for certified massage therapist with a city of Santa Cruz massage permit.

Part-time

Compensation
Competitive wages

How To Apply
Send a resume to spa_manager@wellwithinspa.com

Cooks at Malabar Restaurant

Malabar Restaurant is in search of a new dedicated and organized experienced cook with a passion for great food. Malabar’s menu features Southeast Asian-inspired vegetarian and seafood dishes. We are looking for a line cook who is flexible and can join our growing team!

MUST HAVE:

Has experience in a fast-paced, busy environment
Able to multitask and prioritize
Availability to work weekday and weekend either daytime or evening shifts
Possess a firm understanding of kitchen sanitation practices and health department standards
Able to work fast while not compromising organizational awareness and attention to detail.
A quick learner who can work independently but also as a team player
Friendly personality and takes pride in their work
Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $17.00 - $20.00 per hour

Full-time / Part-time

Compensation
$17.00 - $20.00

How To Apply
You can email us at Malabar.restaurantSC@gmail.com
We will respond in a few days. Thank you