The I Cafe at the I Hotel and Conference Center, is seeking Baristas to perform the following duties with the following qualities and qualifications:

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assumes 100% responsibility for quality guests’ experience by delivering legendary customer service to all customers.
  • Discovers and responds to customer needs and acts with a “customer comes first” attitude
  • Maintains a calm demeanor during periods of high volume or unusual events to keep store operating to standard
  • Learns the names and personally recognize our regulars
  • Records and prepares orders accurately and immediately
  • Make specific recommendations and answer questions regarding beverages
  • Provides quality beverages and food products consistently for all customers by adhering to all recipe and presentation standards
  • Thanks guests for their visit and invites them to return
  • Accepts guest payment, process credit card charges and make change (if applicable)
  • Follows operational policies and procedures, including those for cash handling and safety and security, to ensure the safety during each shift
  • Reports all equipment problems and bar maintenance issues to supervisor
  • Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement
  • Maintains a clean and organized workspace
  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance and punctuality
  • Follows health, safety and sanitation guidelines for all products


  • High level of commitment to exceptional customer service
  • Must possess a positive attitude and work well with other team members
  • Be able to communicate and understand the predominant language(s) of our guests
  • Must have the ability to handle money and operate a point-of-sale system
  • Be able to stand/walk, stoop, kneel, push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 40 lbs
  • Be willing to follow direction and ask questions for clarification if needed
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Brings a positive energy to workplace
  • Works well in a fast-paced high volume work environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and attention to details
  • Flexible work schedule, available to work weekdays and weekends
  • Previous Barista experience a plus

For full time positions, Health benefits package, 401(k), paid vacation, and bonus structure offered.
I Cafe is located south of the State Farm Center at 1900 S. First Street in Champaign, IL.

Please send cover letters and resumes to the Human Resources Department at