Red Emma's is Hiring! Join our Front of House & Barista Team!

Red Emma’s has an opening for a new member of our front of house & barista team! This is a position on our worker-owner track, which means we are looking for someone who’s interested in becoming an integral part of a democratically self-managed worker cooperative and radical political project, and excited about growing into a role as an equal owner of the business.

The available position is part time at 3 shifts aka 23 hours per week, with a likelihood that more shifts will become available soon, and with lots of opportunity to pick up shifts from other workers on a weekly basis. Our pay starts at $11/hr, with predictable raises based on number of hours worked.

Perks include free food and coffee while on shift, and a 20% worker discount on all food, drink, and books.


  • You can attend meetings on Mondays

  • You have an enthusiastic interest in coffee, and are excited about our all vegan and vegetarian menu

  • You are committed to the project of building an inclusive, welcoming space on North Avenue, and committed to strengthening a multiracial, anti-patriarchal, and queer/trans friendly democratic workplace

  • You have excellent customer service skills, and love to talk to all sorts of people

  • You are punctual, reliable, and contactable and responsive via text, email, and other online communication platforms

Physical activity required:

  • You can lift moderately heavy boxes, heavy bins of dishes, climb ladders to reach things on high shelves, and perform moderately intensive cleaning tasks like vacuuming and mopping floors.

How to apply:

Email us with a letter explaining why you want to work at Red Emma's, and a resume highlighting your relevant experience, at  Be sure to tell us how your coffee, community, and cooperation skills will complement our existing project! We'll be reviewing applications on a rolling basis with a goal of getting someone trained as soon as possible, so don't dawdle. No phonecalls, please. Please send your application in before April 7th.

Red Emma’s is a diverse, multiracial, queer and trans friendly workplace, and we actively encourage and welcome applications from women, people of color, people from Baltimore, and queer and trans folks.