The Glass Jar

Snap Taco - Counter & Kitchen

Part-time

Snap Taco is our festive taco spot located 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.

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.

Our mantra: Eat tacos, be happy!

The Counter & Kitchen staff member is friendly, welcoming and energetic.  Responsible for the daily operations of Snap Taco; emphasizes our seasonal menu, delicious beverages, specials, events, and other locations.  Develops an intimate knowledge of our business practices, recipes, sourcing selections and seasonal ingredients and is able to communicate them to our guests in an approachable manner. Ensures that all recipes, food preparations, and presentations meet our commitment to quality and timeliness. Uses proper food-handling techniques to guarantee our high standards of food service and customer experience.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in a high volume establishment ($2000+ sales/shift)
  • 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 and wine
  • Ability to execute the highest quality service
  • Flexible, and able to work nights, weekends and holidays

Perks:

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

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.

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

Snap Taco - Head Bartender

Part-time

Snap Taco is a festive taco spot bringing quick and tasty eats and drinks to the people in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz. 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 purpose is to support 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.

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
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits for Full Time Employees
  • Company Outings & 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.

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

The Penny Ice Creamery - Ice Cream Maker/ Pastry Assistant

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.  We create unique, seasonal ice cream flavors made with local and organic ingredients.

The Ice Cream Maker/ Pastry Assistant position is responsible for preparing all of the ingredients that go into our ice cream, and eventually spinning and pasteurizing the ice cream. This includes cracking eggs, making syrups, jams, preparing fruit and vegetables. Once you have shown your prep abilities then we will be able to train you to spin ice cream using our Emery Thompson Spinner (made in this USA!). One you master this, then we would be able to train you to pasteurize and help you get your pasteurization license. Anyone with a current pasteurization license is encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

  • Preferably at least one year experience with food prep or line work, but we will train the right person
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, multi-task, prioritize and communicate effectively
  • Desire to learn more about locally sourced food and sustainable business
  • Available for at least 20 hours a week
  • Able to lift 50lbs repeatedly (making ice cream is a lot of heavy lifting)

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

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

The Picnic Basket - Barista & Sandwich Maker

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. Our mission is to bring amazing locally sourced food to the public and deliver 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:

  • Some experience in customer service or food production in a high volume location is preferable but we can train the right person
  • 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

Perks:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Constant Opportunities for Advancement
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits for Full Time employees
  • Company Outings & Gatherings
  • 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.

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