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We are seeking an enthusiastic and confident leader to join the team at our Lafayette, CO location! Assistant Cafe Managers at OTIS provide passionate & authentic leadership for our cafe service team, working in close collaboration with each individual to serve outstanding coffee drinks and provisions in a manner that leaves customers smiling and excited for their next visit. Of the many responsibilities this position holds, managing the cafe’s operational success while ensuring complete customer satisfaction is of the greatest importance.


The OTIS Craft Collective is dedicated to serving up quality coffee with a warm smile and an invitation to learn more about the process of crafting great coffee, from bean to cup. We encourage a lifestyle that is modeled after the values, the skills, and the wisdom shared with each of us by our own grandparents and other teachers who have had a profound impact on our lives. Our commitment will always be to Crafting, to Connecting, and to Carrying On the legacies of those before us…


Our ideal Assistant Cafe Manager is passionate about coffee, loves the process(es) necessary for handcrafting anything, and gets excited about serving others in their own warm & inviting way. You’re a person whom others often describe as someone with the innate ability to lead & guide a team, a natural mentor. The details are important to you and you possess the skills for organizing those details in a meaningful and effective way so that others can thrive in their role and succeed independent of you. You are highly motivated with a drive to succeed in the pursuit of your passions.


* Equip and train the OTIS Cafe service team for delivering quality coffee beverages and culinary offerings in a style that is both inviting and friendly

* Possess an in-depth knowledge of OTIS product & service standards

* Build deep & rich community relationships and promote OTIS in the Lafayette and East BoCo neighborhoods

* Foster a supportive and positive team culture that draws its inspiration from OTIS’ mission and values

* Provide regular, constructive feedback to all cafe employees 

* Work closely with the cafe service team to expand each individual’s skill set in ways that support their personal growth as well as the overall improvement of the entire team and its performance

* Develop & publish the staffing schedule on a bi-weekly basis

* Proactively maintain optimal staffing levels

* Maintain cafe equipment and schedule for regular maintenance

* Keep front and back of house immaculately organized and clean all of the time

* Manage healthy inventory levels of all shop products and supplies


* A strong knowledge of, background in, and experience with coffee preparation, bar management, and hospitality service

* A positive attitude that is both felt & seen by our customers & all members of the OTIS team

* The ability to lead successfully and communicate clearly, honestly, and promptly

* Able to use all available resources to adequately answer questions and solve problems

* Calm and level-headed demeanor, even when things are busy

* A flexible schedule and available to work weekends


* $18 - 20/hr + tips (an additional $8 - 10/hr on the average), based on experience

* Paid time off + company holidays

* Employee discount in the OTIS cafe

* Free bag of coffee beans with every paycheck

employment type: Full-time {35 - 40 hours/week} || location: Lafayette, CO