Jun 25 2024
Honolulu Museum of Art |Honolulu|Part Time, $15.45 / hour
Job Description


Job Title: Barista

Department: Cafe

Employment Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Supervisor: Head of Food & Beverage


Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Head of Food and Beverage, the barista position provides prompt and friendly customer service, creates quality coffee drinks and other beverages, serves premade food, and maintains a sanitary and comfortable environment for Museum patrons.


The Honolulu Museum of Art:

Opened in 1927, the Honolulu Museum of Art is a home for art and education created for the benefit of the entire community. Founder Anna Rice Cooke envisioned a museum that would bring people together through the power of art and “the deep intuitions that are common to all.” The museum was conceived of as a place of meaningful exchange and dialogue, celebrating the diverse artistic and cultural traditions of Hawai‘i’s multi-ethnic population. From this founding intention grew the museum of today, with a world-class encyclopedic collection of more than 55,000 works of art, representing a stunning breadth of places and eras, from all corners of the globe and from the ancient past to the present day.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 1.5 to 2 years of prior experience as a server or barista in a café or restaurant.
  • Excellent customer service skills, including the ability to be flexible and solve unexpected problems as they arise.
  • Honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, perspective, and a strong work ethic supported by commitment and follow-through.
  • Ability to work within and support a diverse community of visitors, artists, and employees.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to take direction from a manager and to work independently or cooperatively with other staff.
  • Organized and detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks and work calmly and efficiently under pressure.
  • Working knowledge of coffee equipment and tools, including the use of espresso machines.
  • Understanding of Honolulu Museum of Art’s established identity and dedication to advancing it.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs the day-to-day operations of the Coffee Bar.
  • Prepares coffee, pastries, and other drinks and ensures that food and drink quality meet the standards of the Honolulu Museum of Art.
  • Cleans and maintains Coffee Bar.
  • Maintains appropriate stock levels and beverage preparation items.
  • Maintains a poised appearance during periods of high volume.
  • Discovers and responds to customer needs.
  • Models a ‘customer comes first’ attitude and delivers excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion through respectful communication and cooperation with others at all times, continuous training and modeling inclusive behaviors.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The Honolulu Museum of Art is committed to practicing salary transparency. The salary for this position is $15.45 per hour plus tips. Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting pay, including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity. For PT employees, our benefits include:

  • 20 hours of sick leave accrued per year, with a maximum bank of 55 hours
  • Shop, Museum Café, and Art School discounts
  • Onsite parking provided

Working Conditions and Atmosphere:

The Barista works with minimum supervision. Due to the nature of the responsibilities, evening and weekend work is sometimes required, and at times may be on an emergency basis. Noise level is sometimes louder than normal due to multiple conversations.

Coffee Bar hours for baristas are:

  • Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Baristas generally work 3 to 4 shifts per week, with shifts lasting approximately 5 to 7 hours. Regularly scheduled hours will be 19 or less per week. Additional hours may be required for working special events.

The employee must be able to fulfil all Essential Duties with or without a reasonable accommodation. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusivity:

HoMA welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and this is reflected in our diverse community of employees. We encourage applications from candidates across a wide variety of backgrounds, including, but not limited to, people of all races and ethnicities, people with disabilities, women, veterans, and all members of the LGBTQ community.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

HoMA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. HoMA recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates, and administers all personnel actions and benefit programs without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, including pregnancy and gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, reproductive health decisions, marital status, arrest and court record, citizenship, credit history, military and veteran service, victim of domestic violence or sexual abuse victim status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibilities and essential functions of this position but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work duties and requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

HoMA maintains a policy of nondiscrimination in all employment practices and decisions, ensuring equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. This applies to both HoMA employees and applicants for employment with the Museum. Any form of harassment of any employee because of any protected status is also prohibited.