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Position Title:  Barista/Culinary Associate for Elixir


The Kansas City Museum is looking to hire Baristas/Culinary Associates for Elixir—a 690 square foot café that seats up 18-20 people.  It is located Downstairs at Corinthian Hall adjacent to a prep kitchen and on the same floor as the Billiard Room, restrooms, and a catering kitchen. 

Elixir will serve:  1) a menu of grab-and-go pre-packaged and ready-to-serve food and beverage items including sandwiches, salads, charcuterie plates, cookies, muffins, chips, sodas and other carbonated beverages, juices, and more; and 2) a menu of prepared food and beverage items including ice cream scoops, sundaes, phosphates, coffee and espresso drinks, tea, wine, beer, select cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks.  The Museum aims to open Elixir in Fall 2023.  Customers may purchase food and beverages and eat in Elixir or on the grounds of the Museum (weather permitting) or they may take their items to go.

Elixir will be open a total of 15 hours per week as follows:

Thursday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. (4 hours)
Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (4 hours)
Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (4 hours)
Sunday from Noon to 3:00 p.m. (3 hours)

Elixir’s hours and menu will increase strategically over time.

The Barista/Culinary Associate primarily will be responsible for daily opening and closing procedures; making and serving espresso, coffee, and tea beverages, alcoholic beverages, ice cream scoops, sundaes, phosphates, etc.; serving prepackaged and ready to serve foods (i.e. sandwiches, salads, cookies, muffins, pastries, etc.); restocking supplies and keeping track of inventory; operating café equipment; using the point of sale system to process purchases; and cleaning protocols. 

This is a part-time, non-exempt position.  The anticipated hours are 10-20 per week with a starting hourly rate of $16/hour.


  • 2+ years in the restaurant industry.
  • Prior server training and alcohol responsibility training and current food handler license preferred.
  • Experience being a barista and a bartender, making espresso drinks and alcoholic beverages.
  • Knowledge of point-of-sale systems and opening and closing procedures.
  • Experience working in a fast-pasted environment, being part of a team, and multi-tasking.
  • Exceptional customer service.

To apply for this position, please submit cover letter and resume by email to by Friday, September 15, 2023. In the subject line of the email, please write Barista/Culinary Associate job position. No phone calls, please.


10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Noon – 5:00 p.m.

General Admission is FREE