Cafe Kitchen Helper

Apr 30 2018
Honolulu Museum of Art |Honolulu|Part Time
Job Description

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Chef and Café Manager, Spalding House, supports the cafe kitchen operation with daily culinary work as well as cleaning and light dish washing as needed.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
W​ork Hours:  3 Shifts Minimum, 10:00am – 3:00pm 

Minimum Qualifications:


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 2 years of prior experience working in a professional kitchen as a kitchen helper or cook.
  • Interest in culinary arts with a desire and willingness to learn.

Desired Qualifications:



  • Ability to take direction from a manager and to work cooperatively with other staff.
  • Organized and detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks and work calmly and efficiently under pressure.
  • Flexible and agreeable in regards to duties assigned and work schedules given.
  • Culinary student or recent graduate.

Essential Duties:



  • Food preparation and cooking/plating during lunch service.
  • Assist in daily kitchen cleaning and leaves work areas clean and sanitized at end of each shift.
  • Maintain kitchen work areas and cafe equipment in clean and orderly condition.
  • Assist with special events and catering as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Traits and characteristics:
The successful candidate should demonstrate an ability to initiate and sustain momentum without close supervision. Exhibiting a polished presence, diplomacy, discretion and a deep respect and understanding of the museum and vision, mission and values.


Working Conditions and Atmosphere:
This job operates in a kitchen environment. This role routinely uses sinks and dishwashers and tools to clean kitchen appliances. Employees in this role are frequently exposed to hot water, potentially slippery floors, garbage disposals and cleaning chemicals.  Able to walk, stand, use stairs and climb a ladder, bend, stoop, kneel and crouch.  Must be able to use arms, hands and fingers to hold utensils, sharp knives, and heavy pots and pans.  Must be able to pick up, hold, carry, and lift overhead up to 50 pounds.  Must be able to reach outward and overhead.  Noise level is usually normal to occasionally loud; ability to hear and listen, and speak clearly. 

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.

The Honolulu Museum of Art maintains a policy of nondiscrimination in all employment practices and decisions, ensuring equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, including gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, arrest and court record, citizenship, credit history, military service, victim of domestic or sexual abuse status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  This applies to both Honolulu Museum of Art employees and applicants for employment with the Museum.  Any form of harassment of any employee because of any protected status is also prohibited.