Students will soon have two more options for campus employment.
Students can now apply to work at the Market at Alvin’s and will get the chance to work at a future Chick-fil-A Express.
The original Alvin’s Cafe was replaced with a temporary market this semester. The Chick-fil-A Express will open alongside the market later this semester, according to officials.
Three students work at the market as baristas, and one has the title of “student supervisor.”
Michelle Gaffney, dining services assistant director of retail, said she hopes to hire at least four more student baristas this semester.
Student baristas start at $9 per hour with free coffee and tea during each shift. For every five hours they work, they get a free meal in the caf.
Besides making drinks, barista duties include manning the cash register, washing dishes, sweeping, and stocking shelves.
“All of our employees learn everything so we can help each other out,” Gaffney said. “We like to have fun and experiment with drinks that aren’t on the menu. Our goal is to make everyone happy.”
Any student can apply for a barista position, but those with food or customer service experience will get priority, Gaffney said.
To apply for a position, visit altogethergreat.com and search for the Oklahoma City location of Chartwells. From there, students can access the job description and log into the application via Facebook, LinkedIn or email.
Shay Box, design and production freshman and barista, said she works 10 to 15 hours a week.
“I was a barista at a local coffee place in my hometown and was bummed when I had to leave to come to school here, so I’m happy I could find a place to keep being a barista,” Box said. “Making coffee is my favorite part because there’s just something cool about it, and I’m not ashamed to say I’m addicted to it myself.”