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POSITION VACANT: RUSU Realfoods Café Barista/Café Assistant

A job with passion! Fantastic Hours, Great Team, CBD-based Social Enterprise Cafe. Are you:


$37/hour plus superannuation.


Part Time. Minimum 16 hours/ week. 3 to 4 days/week. Applicants MUST be available to work rostered shifts - Monday to Thursday between 8.30am and 3.30pm.

Temporary Part Time Contract:

Immediate Start – 10 July. Contract end date - 10 November 2023.

About Realfoods:

Realfoods is the RMIT University Student Union’s vegetarian and vegan social enterprise. We specialise in the provision of healthy, ethical, sustainable and affordable plant-based food and coffee on campus. We provide take-away and eat-in service and catering. Realfoods supports our student volunteers to gain confidence, experience and employment skills through working in the café.

Role Description:

The Realfoods Barista/Café Assistant is an all-rounder hospitality role. It primarily involves preparing and serving hot drinks such as coffee, chai or teas, assisting with food preparation and customer service. This position is required to assist with the preparation and service of food, in particular toasties, sandwiches, salads, wraps and snacks.

A high level of customer service is a core requirement of the role. This role will be responsible for opening and daily set up or the daily close of business, depending on the rostered shifts.

Training, supporting and mentoring the student volunteers and student casual staff is also central to this position.

Advice to applicants:

RUSU is an equal opportunity employer. We respect and value diversity and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. RUSU is a child-safe organisation. We are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of young people.

Applications MUST include a CV with 2 referees and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria from the PD.

Applicants will only be considered if they have more than 2 years (full time equivalent) experience as a barista in a fast paced café.

To Apply:

For further details and to apply, email Position Description available at: Applications close: 9am Wednesday 7 June 2023

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