Casual Barista

Job No: USU0220
Location: Camperdown, Sydney, NSW

  • Work with a fun and vibrant team in the USU community
  • Work at a variety of cafés, restaurants and quick service venues while experiencing University of Sydney campus life
  • Full paid training days and opportunities available
  • Start on 10th February 2020


Who YOU are

You are passionate about good food, youth culture and exceptional customer service! You are a positive person looking for a company that is fun to work for with fun staff at a great easy to get to location with a variety of QSRs.

Looking for a casual job to fit around your studies? Or looking for a career in hospitality and wanting to work full time hours? We have you covered! We have different shifts at differing types of venues and needs!

Do you want to join a vibrant, dynamic team and culture? This is the perfect opportunity for you! We want you to bring your positivity, friendly and fun-loving personality to the team!


Who WE are

We are about students on Campus. We have a wide range of cafes and quick service venues on the University of Sydney main campus.

We care about your development so we offer full days of paid training to help build your barista skills so you can become a coffee connoisseur.

USU Barista

What you will DO

  • Use your winning smile and knowledge of our menu to make your customers feel welcome and that their satisfaction and repeat business are your top priority
  • A variety of duties including making a range of high standard coffee/hot drinks, accurate order taking, use of POS, cash handling, serving food, cleaning, general cafe duties and supporting the team as a whole with your infectious “can do” attitude
  • Use your strong interpersonal skills to explain the benefits of USU Membership and USU Rewards


HOURS of work

We have a number of positions with varying hours which is perfect for students.

Or are you looking for a career in hospitality? We have you covered with positions with up to 38 casual hours available during the semester period for those especially passionate about good food and student life.

We don’t do weekends– so if you’re looking at working 38 hours a week please note you will need to be available to work every day Monday through Friday to be considered.

*You must be available to work a minimum of 3 shifts a week, each shift consists of 3 hours


You will HAVE

  • At least 1 years’ experience working with commercial coffee machines in a high volume environment (using at least 10kgs of beans per day) and a passion for coffee
  • At least 1 years’ demonstrated experience in a fast paced, customer experience focused food environment (café / restaurant / QSR)
  • At least 1 years’ experience using a POS in a food and beverage environment
  • An infectiously positive, flexible, hardworking attitude towards work
  • Strong level of verbal and written communication skills


The Pay

$26.19 per hour + Laundry Allowance + attractive penalty rates + 9.5% Superannuation 


Successful Applicants

Successful applicants will be required to be available for the compulsory induction on Monday, 10th February 2019 between 9am-12pm. Please consider this date prior to applying.





You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

  1. Review the position description before applying
  2. Complete our online application form below with your resume and cover letter (with contact details of at least two references you reported directly to) that address our essential and desirable criteria above
  3. If you are selected for interview – and you have indicated that you have coffee experience - be prepared to show off your coffee skills as part of the interview process

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Founded in 1874, the USU (University of Sydney Union) is proudly Australia’s oldest and largest not-for-profit student organisation, dedicated to providing students with the best possible university experience. 

Led by a student board elected by our members, the USU provides fun things on campus, such as festivals, events and parties. We also run an amazing array of programs, including INCUBATE, our award-winning launch pad for startups, an active volunteering program and a Language Exchange Program, to name a few. In addition, we support over 200 Clubs and Societies as well as operate bars, food and retail outlets across campus, providing great coffee, fresh affordable food, graduation gown hire and official USYD merchandise


We are committed to promoting a workplace of equal opportunities. We promote healthy living and aims to protect the health and safety of staff, members and visitors to the University by providing a Smoke-Free Workplace. We do not accept unsolicited agency applications.


Due to the volume of applications received, shortlisted applicants will be contacted within approximately 4 weeks of the role’s closing date (or 4 weeks from the date of application if there is no specified closing date).


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