Website Children's Museum of South Dakota

Food Service Employee
Status: Part-time (weekend availability required). Position opened until filled. EOE

Reports to: Café Coteau Manager

Mission: The Children’s Museum of South Dakota sparks imagination and learning for all children and their grown-ups through play, creativity and discovery.

Vision: CMSD seeks to transform the world by inspiring generations to love learning and to believe that life is full of possibilities.

Job Summary: In alignment with the Museum’s mission, vision, and values, Café Coteau food service employees assist in all aspects of the daily operations including food preparation and clean-up, cooking, and customer service. The ideal candidate is passionate about food and customer service and enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare and serve a variety of foods according to customers’ orders or supervisors’ instructions, following approved procedures.
  • Clean and sanitize dining and work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, and silverware according to health and safety standards.
  • Receive and store food supplies, equipment, and utensils in refrigerators, cupboards, and other storage areas.
  • Create a positive guest experience by delivering a high level of customer service
  • Assist customers using the point of sale computer system to ensure cash management is done efficiently and accurately
  • Inform supervisors when equipment is not working properly and when food and supplies are getting low
  • Assist in any area of the café when staffing constraints require


  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Previous experience in restaurant or hospitality service preferred
  • Exhibits effective communication skills
  • Able to take direction effectively in a fast paced environment
  • Able to use touch-sensitive POS system
  • Interacts easily and happily with children, their grown-ups and staff
  • Able to perform physical activities that require your whole body, such as lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, three professional references and availability to:

Children’s Museum of South Dakota / Café Coteau
Attn: Pouran Borchardt
521 4th Street Brookings, SD 57006

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