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JOB VACANCIES - Roastery & Production Assistant

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JOB VACANCIES - Roastery & Production Assistant

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About us
At Calendar, we’re dedicated to sourcing and roasting the highest quality coffee, in the most responsible way possible. Founded in 2018, we specialise in roasting fresh, seasonally sourced coffees, and creating memorable taste experiences from one brew to the next. 
Calendar is independently owned and managed by its founders, Zarah Lawless and Daniel Boobier. We are committed to running an ethically and environmentally conscious business, where the health and wellbeing of our team is central to our success.
Roastery Assistant
Employment: Full-time
Hours: Monday - Friday, 35-45 hours per week
Remuneration: Living Wage, €12.30 per hour 
Responsibilities
As a Roastery Assistant, you will be responsible for order fulfillment, dealing with customer queries, managing our subscription service and assisting the production team where required. Duties include:
  • Managing and fulfilling orders, and ensuring customers receive their coffee on time
  • Answering customer queries and providing excellent customer service
  • Organising logistics utilising our DHL/Shopify integrated software
  • Managing our subscription service and its administration
  • Labelling and packing bags
  • Preparing coffee for roasting, including handling coffee sacks, weighing coffee, and cleaning buckets
  • Assisting the production team during roasting when required and ensuring production protocols are adhered to
  • Maintaining a clean and organised roastery at all times
  • Other tasks as determined by the Head of Production and Head of Wholesale
The Candidate 
The ideal candidate is organised with strong computer skills, has a keen attention to detail, and is comfortable working under pressure. This role would suit someone who enjoys administrative tasks and customer service, but doesn’t mind rolling up their sleeves and getting involved with the day to day running of a roastery. The ability to multitask and problem solve is essential.
  • Experience in the coffee industry is preferred but not essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including emails and spreadsheets. Experience with Shopify is a bonus. 
Production Assistant
Employment: Full-time
Hours: Monday - Friday, 35-45 hours per week
Remuneration: Living Wage, €12.30 per hour 
Responsibilities
As a Production Assistant, you will be integral to all aspects of our day-to-day operations. You will be making sure production protocols are adhered to and all orders are packed and shipped on time.  
  • Processing and fulfilling orders to make sure customers receive their coffee on time. 
  • Preparing coffee for roasting, including handling coffee sacks, weighing coffee, and cleaning buckets. 
  • Assisting the Head of Production during roasting and ensuring production protocols are adhered to. 
  • Quality control including weekly cuppings, brewing and recipe development. 
  • Weekly cleaning and maintenance of the roasting machine. 
  • Maintaining a clean and organised roastery at all times. 
  • Participating in roaster training as required. 
  • Other tasks as determined by the Head of Production and Head of Wholesale.
The Candidate 
This role requires quick and precise work, with a relentless attention to detail and exacting standards for quality. The ability to multitask and manage competing priorities is essential. The ideal candidate works well under pressure and takes pride in their work and workspace. Someone who approaches work with a problem-solving attitude and drive for improving processes is a strong plus. 
  • Experience as a barista or in the coffee industry is essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including emails and spreadsheets
  • Looking to build a career in the coffee industry
At Calendar, we know that diverse teams make the strongest teams, and we encourage people of all genders, sexualities, races, religions and backgrounds to apply. 
To apply for either of these roles, please send your CV and a cover letter (max. one page) outlining your skills and experience to zarah@calendarcoffee.ie. Please specify which role you are applying for. 
The deadline for applications is Sunday 9th May at 21:00.

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