We're hiring a part-time Barista!

Red Emma's has an opening in our Food Department for a barista! Join our team of worker-owner coffee fanatics, and help us keep things running smoothly while we work together to improve sales and the quality of our coffee. 

What we're looking for:

Someone who loves coffee, has a good understanding of our coffees or an eagerness to learn, and someone who is willing to work long hours to help with the day-to-day backend tasks of running a business! Professional experience as a barista is not required, but is helpful. Our ideal candidate is someone who's excited about making a long-term commitment to developing the Red Emma's cafe, and who's capable of (and excited about) working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with a team of other like-minded folks.

Women, people of color, queer folks, transgender folks, and people from other traditionally marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Additionally, Baltimore natives and members of the community surrounding our space at 30 W North Ave are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Stock management (ordering, inventory, supply chain development)
  • Customer relations
  • Drinks Menu Development
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Internal Education about coffee & drinks


At Red Emma's, everyone in the food department shares the responsibilities of keeping the business running - baristas wash dishes, clean, and restock the shelves along with everyone else. We work long hours, spend a lot of time on our feet, and a lot of time sampling excellent coffee! We're looking for someone who's excited about being a part of our barista team, and helping to grow the business.


Hours, wages, and beyond:

We're looking for someone who is available part-time starting in May, with the potential to grow into a full-time position. Evening and weekend availability is a requirement, but we'll work with you to find a schedule that works for you, and for us.

At Red Emma's, all workers have a starting wage of $11/hour, with opportunities for raises.

This position is for a long-term worker-owner of the business; getting hired means you are on track to become a member and co-owner of the worker cooperative, and will be expected to participate in our monthly full collective operational meetings, monthly department meetings, our quarterly full collective financial meetings, as well as twice-monthly barista team meetings.  At the successful end of a six month process, you will be a full member of the cooperative and an equal co-owner of the business.


How to apply:

Email a letter of interest and a resume (or recent work history) to baristajob@redemmas.org. Tell us why you're interested in being a worker-owner at Red Emma's, and why we should consider you as a good candidate for our barista team.