With roughly 500 coffee outlets in Ireland (source) there are plenty of opportunities to find a job as a barista. Most of the coffee shops will be concentrated in the city centre. They can advertise jobs online or by placing a sign in the window. If they are advertised online they tend to be advertised on their website or social media. There are a lot of people who want to work in a coffee shop so it doesn’t make sense to pay to advertise the position.
Coffee Shops in Dublin
Here is a list of some of the coffee shops in Dublin. You can check their social media or drop into their premises to see if there are any jobs available.
Experience & Qualifications
The experience you will need to have may include some of the following: making coffee, serving customers, selling coffee, educating customers, preparing food, working on the till and keeping the work area clean at all times. If you are a non native English speaker it would help to have experience working in Ireland or an English speaking country. Generally you must have a minimum of 6 months experience working as a barista.
In addition to the above there are two courses which employers hiring baristas often ask for, Manual Handling and HACCP training. Manual handling is a course on how to carry objects in the correct manner and form so you don’t injury yourself. HACCP stands for (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point) which essentially refers to the procedures you put in place to ensure the food you produce and sell to the public is safe.
Facebook groups are very good places to find coffee shops jobs. Dublin Coffee Jobs is probably the best one to search for a job. There are also a lot of general Dublin job groups where you can search for coffee shop jobs. A search for Dublin jobs will show you most of them.
Given the amount of people looking for jobs in a coffee shop you can expect a salary close to the minimum wage of €9.55 per hour. This works out as roughly €1,563 per month excluding tax and €1,447 per month after tax.