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Calling All Student Musicians!

Tallio’s Coffee & Tea is seeking talented college students with a passion for music to perform live at our coffee shop. Share your musical gifts with our diverse community and help us create a vibrant atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

Why Play at Tallio’s?

Gain experience: Showcase your talent and build your performance resume.

Connect with the community: Engage with diverse audiences and make new fans.

Support a great cause: Tallio’s is committed to increasing access to high-quality coffee in historically diverse communities, and providing employment and educational opportunities.

We’re looking for:

College students with musical talent (soloists, duos, small groups)
All genres of music are welcome

How to Apply:

Email us at info@tallioscoffee.com with the following:
1. Your name and contact information
2. A brief bio and description of your music
3. Links to your music online (if available)

About Tallio’s Coffee & Tea:
We are more than just a coffee shop. We are a hub for connection, creativity, and community. Join us on our mission to make a difference, one cup of coffee at a time.

Learn more and apply today!

Visit our website or stop by any of our locations to experience the Tallio’s difference.

We are open daily and look forward to hearing from you!

Tallio’s Coffee & Tea Musician Application

Thank you for your interest in sharing your musical talent at Tallio’s Coffee & Tea! Please complete the following information to apply.

Personal Information
Full Name:
Email Address:
Phone Number:
Music Information
Genre(s) of Music:
Type of Act (Solo, Duo, Band):
Name of Act (if applicable):
Links to Online Music (Soundcloud, YouTube, etc.):
Brief Description of Your Music:
What days and times are you generally available to perform?
Additional Information
Do you have your own equipment?
Please share any additional information you think we should know about your music or performance experience.

By submitting this application, you confirm that you are a current college student.

Thank you for your interest! We will review your application and contact you if we would like to schedule a performance.

Position: Musician

Tallio’s Coffee & Tea is a passionate and growing team of hundreds around the world, united by the simple purpose of connecting the world to delicious coffee. We roast on four coasts, make delicious drinks, clean up after ourselves, bake cookies, get change at the bank, and say please and thank you. We’re an impossibly eclectic group of coffee experts, artists, writers, sensory scientists, bakers, designers, and all-around dreamers, who also happen to be some of the most hard-working and talented in the business. Join us.

We’re looking for unabashed coffee and food lovers to join our crew at our cafes. The ideal barista is someone who is passionate about coffee, food and creating incredible guest experiences grounded in respect, empathy, and recognition. Don’t have prior coffee, food or service experience? Don’t sweat it; though that helps, it’s not all we’re looking for. We’re more interested in who you are and what you care about. The whole “what” and “how” thing comes later, and with plenty of practice.

This is a career opportunity, nonseasonal role.

You will:

  • Deliver impeccable hospitality to our guests and your fellow teammates
  • Work in a team to ‘dial in’ and serve a selection of delicious coffees in a variety of different brewing methods including but not limited to: espresso, pour over, and cold brew
  • Expedite and serve delicious sweet and savory food created by our talented culinary team – this can include assembly, delivery and clearing of these treats
  • Stay knowledgeable about Tallio’s Coffee & Tea’s current coffee and food offerings through tastings, cuppings and information provided to you by your Lead Barista, Cafe Leader, the Training and Culinary Departments, and others at Tallio’s Coffee & Tea
  • Drink your and others’ coffee and espresso drinks regularly at Tallio’s Coffee & Tea cafes to ensure quality, uphold our standards, and keep developing your coffee palate
  • Support your team in keeping the cafe running smoothly and beautifully – these tasks may vary but can include washing dishes, clearing dishes, sweeping, dusting, mopping, cleaning and organizing condiment station, and taking out trash

You are:

  • Searching for at least 1 year of employment and a nonseasonal opportunity
  • Passionate about coffee, food and creating hospitality experiences
  • A professional – you are serious about your work but don’t take yourself too seriously
  • Reliable and consistent – your manager and teammates can always depend on you to be punctual, looking sharp in accordance with our dress code, and bringing your A game
  • Obsessed with the details! You love honing your craft and understand each cup of coffee and each plate of delicious food for its individual potential
  • Dedicated to your team and your guests – you understand and value empathy and use it to guide interactions on and off the job
  • Eligible to work in the United States and 18 years of age or older

You have:

  • Existing Food Handler’s Certification or certification within 30 days post-hire for the state you will be working in
  • Basic math and computer skills
  • A flexible schedule and are available to work weekends

Our barista position is a dynamic one! Below we’ve mapped out the physical demands that are essential to the role:

  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time. You’re on your feet the majority of the day, whether you are standing behind bar pulling shots or walking the cafe floor
  • Use of hands to reach, grip, turn and perform precision work. You’re using your hands to operate beautiful espresso machines, pour delicious pour overs, and operate the register (among other responsibilities)
  • As needed squat, bend, twist and reach for items below waist level or above shoulders. For example, you may have to bend down or reach up to grab cups, lids and towels
  • Ability to lift, push/pull, carry and/or move up to 50 pounds. For example, you’ll be handling bags of coffee beans, coffee kegs, crates of milk, tub of dishes and trash bins
  • As needed climb ladders, stairs, ramps and uneven floor and/or surfaces. For example, climb on a step stool to change menu slacks, go up and down stairs and ramps to storage areas
  • Ability to smell and taste. You’re tasting and smelling coffee and food, helping ensure quality control for each cup and plate
  • Ability to listen and speak. You’re listening and speaking with our guests to guide and create experiences

Tallio’s Coffee & Tea is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value an open mind, dedication to work, and a collaborative spirit. We hire based on these qualities, a job’s requirements, our business’s needs, and an applicant’s qualifications. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind—in the hiring process or in the workplace.

We comply with the ADA and consider reasonable accommodation measures that may be necessary for eligible applicants/employees to perform essential functions.

We may refuse to hire relatives of present employees if doing so could result in actual or potential problems in supervision, security, safety, or morale, or if doing so could create conflicts of interest.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We participate in E-Verify. We will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the U.S. We will only use E-Verify once an employee has accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

Position: Barista

We are looking for leaders with an earnest desire to share coffee, pastries, and delightful experiences with all those in search of deliciousness! Our Cafe Leader will be responsible for the overall success of our cafe. Responsibilities include hiring, training and developing all baristas and team members for his/her respective location, ensuring all our guests at the cafe experience exceptional hospitality, and leading the cafe to be successful against our financial and operational goals.

You will:

  • Build, develop, inspire, and retain an incredible team, regularly giving and receiving positive and constructive feedback and coaching your baristas to develop and be their best
  • Ensure every guest at your cafe has a wonderfully hospitable experience, and continually find ways to coach your team to go above and beyond in exceeding guest expectations
  • Drive strong and ever improving financial performance of your cafe, finding ways to expand the reach of your cafe and be as efficient as possible in doing it
  • Collaborate with teams at Tallio’s Coffee & Tea and creatively engage your community, deepening relationships with regular guests and welcoming newcomers
  • Ensure we always meet our high standards of quality and deliciousness for every drink and food item served in your cafe, through regular tasting and help from other Tallio’s teams
  • Work on bar and on the floor, not only to help the team in busy moments but to stay constantly connected to the heart of our work and find ways to continually improve it
  • Create and maintain a thoughtful work schedule for your team which balances individual, team and cafe needs while meeting our business goals for efficiency
  • Oversee all ordering including coffee, milk, pastries, inventory, etc. ensuring that we are always able to meet the requests of our guests while never wasting anything
  • Manage day-to-day financial operations of the cafe smoothly, including banking, payroll, etc.

You are:

  • A strong and dedicated people leader, who both supports and challenges your people to be their absolute best. You have a record of grooming others to step up and lead
  • A business leader who understands how to drive your cafe to financial success through operational excellence, creative initiatives, and building an amazing team
  • Obsessed with hospitality and experiences – anticipating the needs of others, deeply empathetic, and filled with a spirit of gratitude to both guests and your own team members
  • Energized by ambitious and challenging goals – you don’t just meet them but surpass them
  • Never satisfied with the status quo and always looking to improve you and your team’s results and impact through looking critically at what’s in front of you and trying new things
  • Able to balance both the big picture and the nitty-gritty in shaping and leading the strategy for your cafe but also driving excellent day-to-day operations at the smallest level of detail
  • Articulate and effective in your written and verbal communications to people at all levels of the company – you get to the point but do it with confidence, humor and grace
  • An enthusiastic collaborator who loves drawing upon and learning from the input of other Tallio’s teams, and being part of something bigger than themselves
  • Flexible and creative in problem solving – you roll with the punches and have fun doing it

You have:

  • 2+ years of retail/hospitality experience with a strong preference for coffee, food & beverage
  • 2+ years of retail management experience leading teams
  • A strong understanding of a profit and loss statement, and knowledge of how to impact it
  • Comfort using computer programs, especially Google Drive tools (Sheets, Docs, Calendar)
  • A love and respect of delicious coffee, food and amazing guest experiences

Tallio’s Coffee & Tea is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value an open mind, dedication to work, and a collaborative spirit. We hire based on these qualities, a job’s requirements, our business’s needs, and an applicant’s qualifications. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind—in the hiring process or in the workplace.

Position: Cafe Lead / Manager

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