Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.

Barista- BNC Starbucks Licensee (Part-time)

Job Locations US-IN-South Bend
Cafe Sales Associate
Position Type
Regular PT


Barnes & Noble College is a retail partner for nearly 800 colleges and universities nationwide.  We offer a retail environment like no other – uniquely focused on delivering essential educational content, tools, and merchandise within a dynamic retail environment on campuses of higher education.  Our teams interact directly with our customers including students, faculty, administration, alumni, and the general public to provide outstanding customer service for an academic community.


Barnes & Noble College is seeking dynamic, friendly, and customer-focused team members to work varying or set schedules on a weekly basis year round as part-time Booksellers in our BNC Starbucks Licensee cafe. In the Cafe you will use your customer service skills to greet customers and increase loyalty while preparing drinks and food in a fast-paced environment. Food handling or safety certification may be required in some locations.


Our BNC Starbucks Licensee Cafes are high energy, fast-paced departments where your customer service, food handling, listening, problem-solving, and team-work skills will be exercised.



  • Greet customers, determine their needs, answer questions, and describe upcoming and current services and products.
  • Prepare and serve a variety of hot and cold food and drinks following prescribed recipes and techniques.
  • Set up or restock displays, wrap, label, date, and rotate food items for sale.
  • Operate equipment; troubleshoot breakdowns; maintain supplies; and perform preventive maintenance.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment by following cleaning, sanitation, and operational standards.  Food handling or safety certification may be required in some locations.
  • Replenish customer service stations, order/receive supplies or products, take out trash.
  • Part-time positions require availability to work on a weekly basis year round. Schedules may be set or vary to meet the needs of the store.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent movement within the store to access various departments, areas, and/or products.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods.
  • Frequent lifting.
  • Occasional reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and climbing ladders.

COVID-19 Considerations:

Our stores comply with all applicable federal, state and local requirements and/or recommendations regarding social distancing and sanitizing. In accordance with individual campus requirements, positions may require confirmation of vaccination. The use of face masks throughout the day and while on campus may also be expected or required.


  • Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be considered for employment.
  • Previous food handling experience preferred.
  • High-energy, friendly personality, with strong communication skills to interact with a variety of people.
  • Outstanding customer service skills to match customers to products that meet their needs.
  • Basic math, keyboarding, and data entry skills.
  • Flexibility in scheduling is necessary.

EEO Statement

Barnes & Noble College is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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