Jobs in America

Assistant Baker & Cashier

Posted: February 27, 2024 Expired: May 26, 2024
High School 1 Year

Why choose us? It is our mission to support our team members to establish, build and accomplish their professional growth. With our team, you will gain valuable industry knowledge and the opportunity to create and build lasting relationships. Our base pay rate is $17 per hour + weekly customer tips.

What will I do? Each person on the team is key to the operations of the business. As a part of our team members, you will work with ovens, mixers, slicers, and proofers to bake products that meet the highest quality, freshness, and safety standards. And the icing on the cake is, this is your opportunity to make a difference in our community. In this position, the hard working and friendly team member will provide some assistance to the management team.

Overall Work Schedule

  • 5:30 am the earliest start time
  • Daytime hours only
  • Extra hours during holiday and peak periods

What will I bring? Your success on the bakery team will be brought with your positive attitude and mindset, your willingness to follow directions, your interest in learning about the craft for baking breads, cookies, and pastries. We invite you to come join our team and help sweeten our guests day by providing great customer service and excellent sourdough bread and baked goods.

Should I apply? Do you have experience working in a professional kitchen with and for others? Are you a team player? Do you have an interest for the making of sourdough bread or pastry or food items from scratch? Do you have a general good attitude about life and work ? Are you a pleasant person to work with ? Do you take pride in performing your best work? Do you have great attention to details? Do you enjoy serving others? If you've answered 'yes' to all these questions, you should be a good match for our team.

This is an hourly, part-time position. In this position, the team member will be expected to work an average of 30 hours/week or 4 days/week. The team member will both play the role of baker and cashier and s/he will primarily provide some assistance with food-related tasks. We look to hire for personality and train on skills where needed.

All employees are required to conduct themselves in a professional manner such as following the Company's policies and procedures; showing up to work about five (5) minutes before their scheduled shifts. All employees are scheduled to work during the holidays.

Application process. Applicants must make sure their submitted resume is updated to the current year. Cover letters are welcome. In addition to doing that, applicants must answer all questions, skills tests and the one-way interview as part of their application. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Only applicants residing in the U.S. state of New Mexico will be considered.

Since we are a small team, we enjoy working with humble folks who are honest and appreciative of the work they do (in our case, providing food to our community), excellent people skills, exemplary work ethics and avid learner. You’ll need to be a decent and polite person too, someone we’d invite over for Thanksgiving dinner and would enjoy spending a meal together.

Other qualifications include:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and industry experience
  • Must have a positive outlook about life, good attitude even while under pressure at work, a reliable work performance / ethic, easily get along with others and willing to follow directions without dragging one's feet.
  • Basic knowledge and interest in bread baking techniques and our family bakery
  • Applicants must have basic culinary, baking or relevant work experience in a commercial kitchen
  • State Food safety certification is highly welcome but not required. The company will pay for one that must be successfully completed by the set deadline.
  • Submit your most updated resume, a cover letter explaining why you want to join our team as a baker intern and three professional references (No relatives please)
  • Complete the required assessments. Applications received without results of assessments will be rejected.

Job responsibilities and duties

  • Open and close cash's registrar during our open business days
  • Smile, greet, and thank customers with a positive attitude
  • Clearly and positively take the customers' orders
  • Stand for long periods of time while checking out customers quickly and accurately
  • Keep all areas clean and presentable at all times
  • Prep and put back food items at the beginning and the end of shifts
  • Slice, bag, organize and pack wholesale orders of bread as needed
  • Ensure compliance with food health and safety regulations
  • Perform food quality control as needed
  • Maintain positive customer service with business partners and customers
  • Enforce sanitary practices for food handling, general cleanliness, and maintenance
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and planning skills
  • Strong math,problem-solving, decision-making skills
  • Be a good team player with positive attitude and excellent attention to detail
  • All employees must support each other as needed and upon request

Physical and Other Requirements

  • Must be available for all shifts
  • Must be able to keep a positive attitude while working under pressure work
  • Must have a reliable mean of transportation
  • Must be able to do basic trade math (i.e. margin calculations, shrink tracking, etc.)
  • Must be able to stand and lift at least 50 pounds occasionally
  • Must be able to stand, walk, bend, reach, kneel, squat, reach overhead and side to side during shifts
  • Must possess hand/finger dexterity
  • Must be able to safely maneuver around moving mechanical parts
  • Must be able to work in extreme cold and hot environments on an occasional basis
  • Must be able to work with extreme heat from ovens
  • Must be able to work extended hours and varying work schedule as dictated by the business
  • Must have some basic computer skills
  • Waiting period applies
  • State Food safety training & certification not required upon hire. The company will pay for one that must be successfully completed afterward

About Us: Wild Leaven Bakery is a family-owned and operated business that specializes in long fermentation artisanal sourdough bread and baked goods using organic, local grains and ingredients. We source organic ingredients and support farmers and ranchers located in the Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado bioregion, given priority to heritage and heirloom grains. For more info, please visit our website

Additional Benefits Include

  • Weekly Customer Tips
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • On-the-job training
  • Staff meals / Food provided (*)
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Employee / Store Discount
  • Relaxed, lively and safe working environment

(*) Applicable during assigned shifts only

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by the employees assigned to this job and are not the official job description for the position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Certain job duties may require team members to be 18 years or older. All team members must comply with Company, Division, and Store policies and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties, and skills of personnel may vary within store and/or from store to store.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $17.00 - $20.00 per hour

Expected hours: 25 – 35 per week


  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Food provided

Compensation package:

  • Hourly pay
  • Tips

Restaurant type:

  • Bakery
  • Café


  • 8 hour shift
  • Afternoon shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Morning shift
  • Weekends as needed

Application Question(s):

  • Upon hired, we require a food handler certification that will be expire in at least a year. When will your food handler certification expire? If you do not have a valid food handler, please write NA or Not Applicable.
  • All employers are required to have reliable transportation. Do you have reliable transportation to work?
  • The Company’s dress code is professional, comfortable, casual, and conservative. Employees must NOT wear leggings (only), tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sandals and open shoes. Unclean and long nails are prohibited. Shirts, shorts and skirts at a reasonable length are required. During their scheduled shifts, employees must wear comfortable closed shoes - no sandals or open shoes. Deodorants are welcome but the Company does not allow the use of perfumes. The Company provides clean aprons to all employees. Will you be able to comply to these dress code requirements?
  • As already stated in this job description, Wild Leaven Bakery offers a non-negotiable base pay rate is $17/hour. In addition to this pay rate, employees receive variable weekly customers tips. Employees' promotion and pay raise are at the management's discretion. We offer paid sick leave that must be accumulated by employees based on their individual earned hours. As you submit this job application, you understand these are the Company current financial offers regarding this position. Is that correct?
  • Submit the full name, job title, the email and phone number of three (3) professional references you've worked with/for. No relatives. Job applications that fail to include these required details will be rejected.
  • REMINDER: Applications that fail to include results from skills tests and responses from the one-way interview will be rejected. Do you understand this application requirement?
  • During the holiday seasons, all employees are scheduled to work. For this specific job posting, we're looking to hire for an individual who is ready and willing to work for an opening shift going 5:30am thru 2:30pm from Wednesday thru Saturday, with a 3-day weekend (Sunday thru Tuesday). This opening shift includes a paid 15-mn break and a 45-mn meal break at each shift. If hired, will you be able to commit to this work schedule (Wednesday thru Saturday 5:30am-2:30pm)?


  • professional kitchen work: 1 year (Required)
  • professional food industry: 1 year (Required)


  • Food Handler Certification (Preferred)
  • driver's license (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Required)

Work Location: In person

This job was expired