The Glass Jar

Barista & Sandwich Maker - The Picnic Basket

Part-time

The Picnic Basket is our Cafe located near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. We are fast paced, and dedicated to simple, delicious food and treats, sourced from local farmers, foragers and food artisans. We are looking for people who believe in our mission of bringing amazing locally sourced food to the public and delivering excellent customer service.  

As a Barista & Sandwich Maker you will provide excellent customer service by working the register, making tea and coffee drinks, making breakfast items, salads and sandwiches.  You will also be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the shop and having a comprehensive understanding of our menu items.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in customer service or food production in a high volume location is preferable
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and multi-task
  • Desire to learn more about locally sourced food and sustainable business
  • Available for at least 20 hours a week
  • Able to work weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Current business hours are 7:00AM - 4:00PM

Perks:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Constant Opportunities for Advancement
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits for Full Time employees
  • Discounts at Select Local Businesses
  • Shift Meals
  • Sick Pay
  • Tips

The Picnic Basket complies with all Orders Of The Health Officer Of The City Of Santa Cruz, as well as the Santa Cruz County Public Health COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan.

At The Glass Jar, Inc. we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Glass Jar, Inc. believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

The Glass Jar, Inc., a Santa Cruz, CA restaurant group, was founded in 2008 with a focus on the nexus of locally sourced food and community.  We are the incubator and management company for The Penny Ice Creamery, The Picnic Basket, Snap Taco, and various community events.

Santa Cruz, CA

Head Bartender for Snap Taco

Part-time

Snap Taco is a festive taco spot in Downtown Santa Cruz bringing quick and tasty eats and drinks to the people. We're inspired by flavors found on planet earth, turning fresh, local and sustainable ingredients into new school tacos. Oh Snap! Great for a quick bite, a gathering with friends or the whole family.

Our mantra: Eat Tacos, Be Happy.

We operate a full bar program with clever cocktails and other inventive beverages for all ages. We aim to be fast, but we are not fast food. We're focused on making the experience fun and welcoming for everyone.

The Head Bartender supports the overall goal of a fantastic guest experience at Snap Taco through leadership of the bar operations and bar program. The Head Bartender directs the organization, inventory, implementation and execution of beverage related goods and operates the Snap Taco beverage program through approved systems and concepts. The Head Bartender sets the example for other bar staff, maintaining a calm and approachable demeanor and posture at all times. They have an all-encompassing understanding of the Snap Taco offerings including recipes, ingredients, place of origin, preparation methods, flavor profiles and status regarding common food allergies. All bartenders, including the Head Bartender, make appropriate beverage recommendations and articulate beverage details in a clear, informative, appealing manner.

Head Bartender candidates should be experienced and familiar with craft cocktails, and should share our passion for the producers, farmers and sustainable efforts that are at the core of our food and beverage program. Candidates must be excited to learn and to share with our staff and our guests.

Head Bartender Qualifications:

-Experience in a high volume establishment
-Bartending experience
-Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, and succeed in a fast paced environment
-Desire to work as part of a team
-Ability to communicate effectively about locally sourced foods, beer, wine and spirits
-Ability to execute the highest quality service
-Flexible, and able to work nights, weekends and holidays

Perks:

-Competitive Compensation
-Constant Opportunities for Advancement
-Company Outings and Gatherings
-Discounts at Select Local Businesses
-Sick Pay
-Tips
-Shift Meals

Snap Taco complies with all Orders Of The Health Officer Of The City Of Santa Cruz, as well as the Santa Cruz County Public Health COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan.

At Snap Taco, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Snap Taco believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Santa Cruz, CA

Marketing Lead

Part-time

Join our team!

The Glass Jar, a Santa Cruz restaurant family, is seeking a motivated and style minded Marketing Lead to support the marketing for our managed businesses including The Penny Ice Creamery, The Picnic Basket, Snap Taco, catering and events. The Marketing Lead will develop a well rounded understanding of The Glass Jar’s mission, values and operations and use this understanding to communicate our value proposition to our audience. They help create and deliver a stylishly curated picture of our businesses to the public and help coordinate the interactions of our businesses in the public space. This position works closely with ownership and management but also has a significant degree of autonomy and self-direction.

Areas of influence and responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Brand maintenance (keeping things fresh and spiffy)
  • Engagement through social media, email marketing, blogging, etc,
  • Stories and reporting (bringing forward less visible aspects of the business)
  • Promoting our partnerships and collaborative initiatives
  • Review management including countering negative narratives and fostering positive ones
  • Evaluating new opportunities and keeping our company ahead of the marketing curve
  • Required Experience & Skills
  • Experience developing Social Media content / portfolio of prior work
  • Strong graphic design skills and short form video creation experience
  • Experience generating digital newsletters on platforms like Constant Contact, Mailchimp or similar
  • Experience with Google Workspace
  • Experience leading multi-stakeholder marketing programs and developing related materials
  • Ability to deliver regular content on a timely basis without oversight
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Administrative skills and ability to manage budgets
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Able to work well in dynamic teams

Part-time (10-15 hours/week)

Mix of on-site and remote work (video/photo content gathering/creation, meetings and events require physical attendance)

Compensation: $27.50/hr

With your application please include why you are interested in this position and be prepared to share examples of your social media and/or marketing work, along with your resume or CV.

At The Glass Jar, Inc. we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Glass Jar, Inc. believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Santa Cruz, CA

The Penny Ice Creamery - Scooper

Part-time

The Penny Ice Creamery is the only Ice Cream Shop in Santa Cruz that makes ice cream totally from scratch using local and organic ingredients.  As a Scooper, you will provide excellent customer service by scooping ice cream, making specials like sundaes and shakes, making tea and espresso drinks, and maintaining the shop.

Qualifications: 

  • Must have availability on weekdays, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to work at least 20 hours a week.
  • Preference will be given to individuals with experience in food service, although we will train the right person.

Perks:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Constant Opportunities for Advancement
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits for Full Time employees
  • Company Outings & Gatherings
  • Discounts at Select Local Businesses
  • Sick Pay
  • Tips

The Penny Ice Creamery complies with all Orders Of The Health Officer Of The City Of Santa Cruz, as well as the Santa Cruz County Public Health COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan.

The Glass Jar, Inc., a Santa Cruz, CA restaurant group, was founded in 2008 with a focus on the nexus of locally sourced food and community.  We are the incubator and management company for The Penny Ice Creamery, The Picnic Basket, Snap Taco, and various community events.

Santa Cruz, CA