Cafe and Functions Assistant

Listed 1 day Ago
Restaurant/Food Services

Set in lush native bush teeming with wildlife, Rātā Cafe is the on-site cafe at Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne, a wildlife sanctuary in the heart of Wellington. Our delicious food and drink do more than nourish our visitors - every dish you make gives back to our conservation mission. 

Because part of the mission as a casual café and functions assistant to help with all parts of the customer experience in the café from greeting customers as they arrive in the café, taking orders and serving food and drinks to customers and functions clients. You will also be required to assist with other duties in the cafe including dishes, food preparation and cleaning.  

Working for a world-class ecosanctuary has its perks. We offer:

  • Living wage (currently $23.65 per hour)
  • Flexibility of hours including mid-week and weekend work
  • Free nearby parking
  • Social hours with the cafe open 9am-4.30pm
  • Tight-knit community and fun-loving cafe team 
  • Meaning and purpose – your work contributes to Zealandia’s conservation mission to protect threatened wildlife species 

The role is suitable for applicants with existing cafe and customer service experience as well as applicants looking for their first job. You will need to be able to demonstrate.

  • The ability to follow and pass on instructions.
  • Working cooperatively and assisting other team members as needed.
  • The ability with work under pressure.

A Barista qualification and/or experience as a barista is desired.

Like all members of staff at Zealandia, the person in this role will be expected to actively uphold the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, maintain and promote exceptional health and safety, and support the maintenance of biosecurity in the sanctuary. 

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or valid NZ work visa.

This is a casual position.

  • Please attach a copy of both your cover letter and CV to the application. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Applications for this role will take you to the advertisers site.