Cafe Associate

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Job Description

Position Title:            Café Associate                                     Date:  March 2020

Reports to:                 Director of Finance and Operations

Classification:           Part-Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt

Position Description: Under the direction of the Director of Finance and Operations, the Cafe Associate welcomes, serves, and directs guests ensuring a positive visitor experience.  The Café Associate processes café orders, purchases and provides backup as needed for the garden gift shop. The Café Associate also provides information regarding the grounds, special events, and other information a visitor might need.


  • Utilizing a point of sale system, completes and processes cash and credit card transactions for café purchases, admission, membership, merchandise sales and event registration
  • Handles cash and credit card transactions in an accurate and professional manner
  • Informs visitors of membership levels and benefits
  • Stays current on Yew Dell Botanical Gardens events
  • Maintains a clean café and seating area
  • Reconciles daily money and produces associated reports 
  • Provides information to visitors regarding Yew Dell Botanical Gardens facilities, events, and opportunities
  • Opens and closes when needed
  • Works with and gives guidance to volunteers
  • Monitor print materials for restocking needs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to use point of sale system, computer, and credit card machine
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to perform basic math
  • Ability to work in an organized and efficient manner
  • Commitment to furthering the goals of Yew Dell Botanical Gardens through creative and energetic support of the institution
  • A positive attitude with staff, volunteers and visitors
  • Must be willing to work non-standard hours including weekends
  • Prefer food service and retail experience

To apply please send your resume to:

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

6220 Old La Grange Road

Crestwood, KY 40014

Or email to:

[email protected]