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Café Supervisor

Job Title: Café Supervisor 
Report to: Café Manager 
Location: Thurlow 
Hours:  Full-time  
Closing Date: 5pm, Friday June 4, 2021  



49th Parallel Coffee Roasters is a Vancouver based Coffee Roastery founded in 2004. The company started small but with years of dedication to growing a customer base, 49th Parallel stands high in the ranks as one of Canada’s best specialty coffee companies. What sets us apart from other roasters is our commitment to direct trade, going direct to the farms to strengthen relationships and providing transparency in how we acquire and bring specialty coffee to our loyal customers.


Our MissionMake Specialty Coffee Accessible to More People (in More Ways) By Crafting EXCEPTIONAL DIRECT TRADE COFFEE, WITH INTENTION, That INSPIRES CURIOSITY


The Café Supervisor is a key member of the Café operations team providing operational support to the Café Manager and acting as a Shift Lead for the team of Baristas. 



To provide exemplary service to all patrons of the cafe and ensure excellent product quality at all times; to direct team of Baristas and open and close the Café . The role includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Welcoming customers 
  • Taking orders, making product recommendations to customers and processing transactions 
  • Communicating special requirements to the kitchen 
  • Organizing stock 
  • Receiving deliveries 
  • Processing pre-orders through the POS system 
  • Preparing and serving specialty coffee drinks including espresso-based beverages in line with 49th Parallel’s standards 
  • Dialing-in and tasting espresso and coffees to ensure product quality 
  • Assist with training new staff on in-café routines and barista skills, as directed by the Café Manager; assist new staff during their orientation and training period. 
  • Directing and determining staff positions throughout the shift 
  • Holding keys and being responsible for the opening and closing of the café 
*Other duties and special projects may be assigned from time to time.  



  • 2 years of experience in a hospitality / service environment 
  • 1 years of experience in a coffee focused position and experience preparing specialty espresso-based beverages 
  • 6 months experience as a Barista at 49th Parallel café or prior experience as a Supervisor in a specialty coffee environment 
  • Provide excellent customer service  
  • Exceptional knowledge of coffee flavour notes and the ability to demonstrate a good palate and dial-in coffee and espresso efficiently 
  • Working knowledge of POS systems 
  • Experience providing staff training is an asset 


  • Ability to lead and motivate the team  
  • Ability to give constructive and meaningful feedback 
  • Willingness to receive and act upon feedback received from others 
  • Demonstrate and embed the company values throughout the cafe   

Soft Skills / Other:  

  • Excellent customer service skills  
  • VERY passionate about coffee  
  • Knowledge of specialty coffee, coffee trends and café operations 
  • Attention to detail; effective communicator 
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively to achieve results 
  • Ability to build strong internal working relationships and be an effective communicator 
  • Have a “no job is too small” mentality: you roll up your sleeves, boldly jump in and get it done!  
  • Have ability to see a project through from beginning to end while demonstrating the ability to both multi-task effectively and prioritize tasks  
  • Be results-oriented and process driven, with high expectations of self and team 
  • Positive outlook and attitude 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to Karly Pomes, Executive Chef, at, and include the job title in the subject line. 

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