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. Our mission is to bring amazing locally sourced food to the public and deliver excellent customer service.

As a Barista and 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

Santa Cruz, CA

Counter & Kitchen - Snap Taco

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.

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
  • Sick Pay

Santa Cruz, CA

Manager - The Glass Jar Inc.

Full-time

Despite these trying and uncertain times, where many companies are downsizing to ride out the wave, The Glass Jar Is looking for another incredible manager to join our team. The Glass Jar was founded in Santa Cruz, CA in 2010 with a focus on the nexus of locally sourced food and community.  We operate The Penny Ice Creamery, The Picnic Basket and Snap Taco.

We are a company that is nimble and committed to continually growing our businesses to offer the latest and greatest product and experience to our guests. Our company builds on a strong foundation of thoroughly researched & developed business plans and operational systems which allows us room to consistently reflect and explore how to improve and optimize. 

We are eager to find a hands-on, dynamic manager who is a passionate leader and thinker capable of independently operating their own location. The manager we are looking for directs their team in defining, managing and coordinating as well as setting the standard for all sales and operations; the Manager facilitates all operations for their location through agreed and defined strategic goals and objectives.

This hands-on dynamic position requires:

  • Ability to work 40+ hours a week consistently. (Available to work late nights, weekends and holidays)
  • Demonstrates success and desire to work in a fast paced, hands-on environment.
  • Juggling multiple tasks while being detail oriented.
  • Supervisor experience in a food service establishment.
  • Interest in managing shops that strive to be a nexus for community and local, sustainable food.
  • Interest or current participation in the local food movement.

Perks:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Constant Opportunities for Advancement
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits
  • Company Outings & Gatherings
  • Discounts at Select Local Businesses
  • Paid Time Off
  • Shift Meals

Santa Cruz, CA

Manager - The Picnic Basket

Full-time

Despite these trying and uncertain times, where many companies are downsizing to ride out the wave, The Glass Jar Is looking for another incredible manager to join our team as the Manager of the Picnic Basket. The Glass Jar was founded in Santa Cruz, CA in 2010 with a focus on the nexus of locally sourced food and community. We operate The Penny Ice Creamery, The Picnic Basket and Snap Taco.

We are a company that is nimble and committed to continually growing our businesses to offer the latest and greatest product and experience to our guests. Our company builds on a strong foundation of thoroughly researched & developed business plans and operational systems which allows us room to consistently reflect and explore how to improve and optimize. 

We are eager to find a hands-on, dynamic manager who is a passionate leader and thinker capable of independently operating The Picnic Basket. The manager we are looking for directs their team in defining, managing and coordinating as well as setting the standard for all sales and operations; the Picnic Basket Manager facilitates all operations for their location through agreed and defined strategic goals and objectives.

This hands-on dynamic position requires:

  •  Ability to work 40+ hours a week consistently. (Available to work late nights, weekends and holidays)
  •  Demonstrates success and desire to work in a fast paced, hands-on environment.
  •  Juggling multiple tasks while being detail oriented.
  •  Supervisor experience in a food service establishment.
  •  Interest in managing shops that strive to be a nexus for community and local, sustainable food.
  •  Interest or current participation in the local food movement.

Perks:

  •  Competitive Compensation
  •  Constant Opportunities for Advancement
  •  Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits
  •  Company Outings & Gatherings
  •  Discounts at Select Local Businesses
  •  Paid Time Off
  •  Shift Meals

Santa Cruz, CA

Pastry Chef - The Penny Ice Creamery

Full-time

The Penny Ice Creamery is the only ice cream shop in Santa Cruz making small batches of delicious ice cream completely from scratch in house. The flavors change with the seasons, and feature locally farmed and organic ingredients. The Penny Ice Creamery serves kids, friends, and families in Downtown Santa Cruz.

The Pastry Chef for The Penny Ice Creamery oversees the creation of amazing ice cream, frozen confections and a variety of sweets from scratch while overseeing all kitchen operations and managing kitchen staff. They collaborate with owner Kendra Baker on menu, recipe development and execution of ice cream and confections. 

Do you have the following skills?

Leadership

Organization

Planning

Teamwork

Coaching

Performance Management

Fiscal Responsibility

If so, then you may be the person we are looking for. 


Specific duties include: 

Production Duties:

- Become a licensed Pasteurizer

- Produce fresh and delicious ice cream, sorbet, baked goods and confections (including: wide array of confections for each flavor, specials and toppings, including homemade chocolate and caramel sauces, cookies, balsamic reduction, fruit syrups, lemon curd, fruit compotes, meringue, homemade marshmallows, etc.) each day to ensure the completion of all production for The Penny. 

- Maintain inventory and ordering systems to produce what's needed each day.

- Oversee ordering of all ingredients needed for production, utilizing ingredients from local farms and artisans with organic and sustainable principles.

- Maintain, improve and develop kitchen systems.

- Ongoing cost of goods analysis.

- Detailed recipe and systems documentation.

- Communicate relevant information to front of the house in an effective and friendly manner.

- Follow health, safety and sanitation guidelines with care.

- Keep kitchen areas inviting, clean, and organized. 

Management of Employees:

- Assist in determining labor needs and the scheduling for The Penny Kitchen.

- Ongoing labor cost analysis.

- Assist in interviewing and hiring employees and interns to execute the kitchen operations.

- Development of training systems and implementation.

- Ability to manage support staff's time effectively

- Ability to effectively lead a team while maintaining production of the inventory for The Penny Ice Creamery. 

General Management Duties: 

- Represent the business including: Know, understand, and be able to communicate in an approachable and accessible manner all aspects of the business; understand aesthetics and company philosophy; and maintain a professional presence.  

- Support all operations including: Trouble shooting problems with customers, logistics, and infrastructure; assist with special events both within and away (conventions, etc.) from the shop.

- Systems including: refining and improving systems on an ongoing basis, developing new systems as needed. Creating and maintaining system documentation.

- Update job knowledge particularly as related to the farming community by participating in educational opportunities; reading relevant publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional events and organizations.

- Bring new ideas, initiatives, projects, suggestions, and constructive criticisms to senior management.

Perks:

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

Santa Cruz, CA

Scooper - The Penny Ice Creamery

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

At The Glass Jar, 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 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