Espwesso is Hiring

Question: If I’m posting something about Espwesso, and I’m sitting in Espwesso right now, how meta am I? Sam Sikder ’14 knows the answer:

No way. Could it be true? Nope. Well, yes.


Many of those friendly faces that you see in Espwesso will soon be moving up and on into what is rumored to be called the “real world.” We’re not willing to believe it yet, but just in case, Espwesso will be hiring this semester.

Espwesso is Wesleyan’s only student-run late night cafe located in the basement of Albritton. The cafe serves premium tea and espresso drinks as well as FREE drip coffee (if you bring your own cup!) from 9pm-1am, Sunday night through Thursday, every week.

If you are passionate about espresso or have always wanted to know how we make those pretty designs in your delicious drinks or are ready to be a part of a very cool space and community on campus, check out the attached application and email jmasand[at]wesleyan[dot]edu your beautiful resumes.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 1ST. App is included after the jump:

Job: Training/Barback Position at Espwesso

Wage: $8.50/hour

Shifts: One to Two 2 hr shifts per week this semester, One to two five hour shifts per week next year

Note: Only Work-Study students are eligible at this time


This is a training position that prepares you to work as a barista at Espwesso the following semester. Baristas at Espwesso are responsible for making drinks, taking suggested per-drink donations, and cleaning and maintaining the cafe space. As a barback, you will work one to two 9pm-11pm shifts a week. You will be working during our busy periods, at the same time as a barista, and will be responsible for working the register station, brewing drip coffee and anything else the barista needs so that they can make drinks as fast as possible.

You will receive 3-5hrs of mandatory paid training from the cafe manager over the course of the semester. Satisfactory completion of a semester’s work as a barback will make you eligible to become a barista, which will involve a raise and the requirement of working at least one 5 hour shift a week.

We are actively seeking students who are willing to commit sustained time and energy to this cafe. Food-service – especially café – experience is a plus but not a requirement. If interested, please email Jasmine Masand ‘15 (jmasand[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) a resume and short answers to the following questions:

1      What days Sunday-Thursday are you available to work 9:00pm-11:00pm?

2      Describe your relationship with coffee. Why do you want to work at the cafe?

3      What other activities and organizations do you take part in during the school year?

4      Given free reign, what are some albums you’d listen to during your shift?

5      Tell us about something interesting or weird you’ve heard/read about this past week.

6      Use an experience to illustrate your ability to work in customer service and group environment. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?

7      Working at Espwesso, you may run into unforeseen problems. What skills or qualities will allow you to succeed and react when these situations inevitably arise?

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4 thoughts on “Espwesso is Hiring

    1. Spwesso '14

      Looks like the application didn’t get posted. Until the good folks at Wesleying get a chance to fix this post, you can find the link to the app here:

      Just click “barbackposting.doc.docx” at the top of the page and it should download.

      You can fill that out and send it with your resumes to jmasand. Let us know if you have any questions. Happy applying!

      1. Rowan

        Could you possibly post a link to a document that is downloadable for Mac? This one only seems to work for Windows. Thanks!

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