Zen Compound

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Hive Coffee Bar Barista / Bartender

Life Force | San Francisco, CA | Part Time

Job Description


About us:

Zen Compound develops, owns & operates the acclaimed Temple Nightclub & Event Venue, ECO-SYSTM Coworking, Mirus Art Gallery, and Hive Coffee Bar, located at 540 Howard Street in the heart of the SOMA district of San Francisco.

The Zen Compound is an entertainment and business complex, with its finger on society's pulse, and designed to go well beyond a traditional nightclub, art gallery, coworking space and restaurant. More than a place for people to unwind and stimulate their senses, the Zen Compound is an all-inclusive 24/7 lifestyle ecosystem. We’re a dynamic team with a diverse focus, check out this tour of the Zen Compound for a little more about us.

We have recently opened the Hive Coffee Bar and are currently hiring a Barista / Bartender combo to add to our front of house team.  The Barista / Bartender reports directly to the Cafe Manager.

Hive Coffee Bar is a one-of-a-kind Cafe serving unique breakfast, lunch and happy hour eats. This is combined with an extensive coffee program serving Counter Culture Coffee with baristas that have the highest level of training in the industry. In addition, our signature cocktails blend both savory and sweet flavors with infused alcohols, for a delicious and refreshing beverage, with a twist.

As part of the Zen Compound team, everything you do will be in the interest of providing an excellent hospitality experience to our customers while continuously growing a customer base and increasing profitability. Everything.

About you:

You are this person if you love coffee, love talking about coffee, love making coffee and are always excited to engage customers in their exploration of coffee. You’re an early riser and enjoy starting work early in the morning. You delight in making unique cocktails and enjoy developing your own recipes. You have the ability to multitask and manage taking orders, chatting with customers and delivering an excellent product, all with a friendly smile. You are a team player and have excellent communication skills.

Your days will be filled with:

  • Putting on your super hero cape, diving into each day with a smile on your face, switching gears on a moment’s notice and making people’s days a little brighter

  • Keeping inventory and maintain a well-stocked bar

  • Welcoming and connecting with each customer, every time they visit

  • Noticing and anticipating customer and cafe needs 

  • Maintaining and adhering to a consistent cafe schedule as set by management

  • Handling cash and running credit card transactions

  • Act as brand ambassador, understanding the Hive brand differentiator in the marketplace and the unique value proposition and convey this to all staff, potential customers and potential partners

Check yourself, here’s the qualifications you need to bring to the table:

  • You’ve got at least 6 months bartending and coffee experience, more is better!

  • You’re always on point, nothing gets past you, yet you’re discreet and can keep confidences when required

  • You have a high emotional IQ and can communicate well both verbally and in writing

  • You’re punctual, professional, thorough, and entrepreneurial; you’re a quick learning self-starter that works well in a fast-paced, startup environment

  • You’re adaptable and innovative, you own your mistakes and move on

  • You’re a hard worker, humble and prefer to share triumphs rather than bask in the limelight

  • You’re a perfectionist always striving towards greatness, yet you don’t let your perfectionism stop you from continuous progress

  • You’re collaborative and engaging and like to work as a team, you’re also independent and get the job done. No matter what

  • You know how to use a computer, and operate most POS systems

  • You constantly strive to increase your level of expertise and knowledge and are willing to accept ongoing training opportunities

  • You are able to lift and carry weighing a minimum of 50 pounds in a busy, crowded environment

  • You are physically able to walk and stand without assistance on varied surfaces for an extended period of time

  • You will meet and maintain established venue grooming standards.

  • You will maintain a clean and safe working environment as outlined by the State of California Department of Health

  • Must be fluent in the English language, both written and oral.  Multilingual skills are a plus

  • Must possess a health card 


This is a full-time job, and you may be asked to work evenings or weekends when circumstances require it. Compensation starts at $15 per hour and we offer great perks + benefits for full-time employees.

Does this sound like you? Then apply here, telling us 3 reasons why you’re the perfect fit and why you love coffee, along with your resume. The submission deadline is 5pm PST on Friday, December 29th, 2017.

Zen Compound is an equal opportunity employer.