Casual Restaurant and Bar Attendant

Job No: USU0320
Location: Camperdown, Sydney, NSW

  • Work with a fun and vibrant team in the USU community
  • Full paid training days and opportunities available
  • Start on 10th February 2020

Who YOU are

You are passionate about good food, speciality beer and wine and have a passion for delivering exceptional customer service!

You are looking to be part of a fun and dynamic team and culture. So if this is who you are - we want you to bring your positivity, friendly and fun-loving personality to the team!


Who WE are

We are all about students on Campus. Courtyard Restaurant and Bar provides a sit-down dining experience on the University of Sydney main campus

What you will DO

  • Using 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 the USU Membership and USU Rewards


HOURS of work

This is a casual role with average weekly hours available during semester: Up to 20 hours per week: Monday - Friday between 12pm - 9pm

*You must be available a minimum of 3 shifts a week


You will HAVE

  • At least 1 years' experience as a bartender in a pub/hotel, restaurant or small bar
  • Experience in pouring high volumes of draught (tap) beer, preparing cocktails and taking food orders in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working in events and functions
  • A current Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) photo card
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of touch screen point of sale systems (POS systems)
  • An infectiously positive, flexible, hardworking attitude towards work

Desirable skills

  • 1 years’ experience working with commercial coffee machines in a high volume environment (using at least 5kgs of beans per day) and a passion for coffee
  • 1 years’ of previous demonstrated experience working in functions and events


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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