Cafe Cook and Attendant (Seasonal Retail)

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 days ago(9/18/2023 1:41 PM)
Job Locations
Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category
Store/Retail Operations


The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.

North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

The Café Cook and Attendant will be an integral member of the Visitor Center experience. The responsibility of this role is to combine basic food service with customer service. Tasks include food preparation, café set-up, order preparation and completion, ringing up sales, liaising with customers, and daily café clean-up and organization. The Café Cook and Attendant will be provided with on-the-job training, and can demonstrate and develop their skills while surrounded by nature in the renovated Visitor Center.


This is a full-time, seasonal position, working up to 40 hours per week, from November 2023 through April 2024.




Essential Functions

  • Greet customers and offer assistance with their order
  • Ring up food orders and note special requests, so all items are made correctly
  • Explain menu items to customers with enthusiasm and knowledge of our offerings
  • Prepare requested menu items and deliver/serve food to customers in a timely manner
  • Direct customers to utensils, condiments, restrooms, etc.
  • Maintain sanitary work spaces and abide by all Florida healthy, hygiene and food service regulations
  • Clean and clear tables as needed and remove waste
  • Prepare and clean-up the café and kitchen area daily
  • Check-in deliveries and restock appropriate areas
  • Communicate any food, health and safety concerns to immediate supervisor
  • Assist with special events
  • Assist with Visitor Center admissions and boardwalk closing, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience working with food in a kitchen.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Friendly demeanor.
  • Attentive to detail and product quality.
  • Able to follow directions and work autonomously.
  • Able to work in an occasional fast-paced environment, while keeping a positive attitude.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs with or without accommodations.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to wear required health and safety equipment – e.g. food serving gloves.


  • Previous food service experience.
  • ServeSafe Certificate.
  • Experience using credit card processing machines.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be available Wednesday-Sunday, 9am to 5pm (occasional evening event)

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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