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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Barista/Event Server in Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Position Description

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is hiring a Barista/Event Server. This individual provides food, beverage, and coffee bar service to employees and visitors.

Position Responsibilities

  • Prepare and serve beverages and food.
  • Verify revenue and expenses incurred from beverage and food transactions.
  • Troubleshoot and conduct minor repairs for the coffee equipment.
  • Maintain sanitary workplace conditions.
  • Take inventory and restock products.
  • Anticipate customer and workplace needs by evaluating the environment and customer for cues.
  • Maintain consistent attendance and punctuality.
  • Provide quality beverages and food by adhering to the menu, health, safety, and sanitation guidelines for all products.
  • Set up, maintain, and clean up culinary services events held at various locations.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays, according to events and the seasonal needs of the department.
Position Requirements

Minimum of one year experience working in a coffee bar, food service, or hospitality

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and own transportation.
  • Ability to speak and understand the Spanish language is helpful.
    • Familiarity with a variety of coffee beverages.
    • Ability to follow beverage preparation recipes.
    • Knowledge of serving, buffet, and catering service procedures.
    • Ability to use the point-of-sale system.
    • Ability to open and close the bank (money management).
    • Ability to troubleshoot the coffee bar equipment and perform minor repairs.
    • Organizational skills.
    • Diplomacy and tact.
    • Telephone, social, and hospitality-related etiquette.
    • Ability to resolve customer discrepancies and inquiries with tact.
    • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor during periods of high volume.
    • Ability to learn quickly.
    • Ability to work as part of a team.
    • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and professional profiles.
    • Understanding of proper sanitation procedures (Nassau County sanitation certification, preferred).
    • Ability to learn the Eatec inventory control software for submitting requisitions.
    • Computer Software Knowledge: Outlook, Word, Excel
    • Point-of-Sale experience a plus
Supplemental Information

How to Apply:
For immediate consideration, candidates should create an account and apply to the position found here: Barista/Event Server | Job Details tab | Career Pages ( Position ID: 01022


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned biomedical research institution in New York. It has shaped contemporary biomedical research and is the home of eight Nobel Prize laureates. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory provides a highly dynamic and interactive research environment and also a unique opportunity of timely exposure to advances in various biomedical research fields and of interaction with a broad range of researchers from all over the world through its renowned Meetings and Courses program. We believe that science is for everyone. We have had researchers with a variety of backgrounds and believe in the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Compensation and Benefits:

Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our CSHL Benefits sites to learn more. The hourly rate for this role is $17.72-$19.74. The hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future. When determining a base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., years of relevant experience, education, credentials, and internal equity).

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Minimum Salary: 17.72 Maximum Salary: 19.74 Salary Unit: Hourly