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Museum Cafe Associate

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque, IA

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The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium has an immediate opening for a part-time associate for the Museum & Aquarium’s café operations. The Museum Café Associate is responsible for the daily management of all café staff and coordination of resources for the café(s). Duties include but are not limited to: café operations, daily cash handling/counting, menus, inventory, and general organization of the café.

Essential Responsibilities

Working under the direction of the Museum Café Supervisor, general duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide an exceptional experience for all guests of the DCHS and NMRMA.
  • Operate the Point of Sale system and complete all associated paperwork with accuracy.
  • Timely and quality food preparation and delivery.
  • Courteously and respectfully assisting guests while quickly and accurately processing transactions.
  • Encourage guests to experience all the DCHS and NMRMA benefits.
  • Provide accurate information when asked questions.
  • Ensuring the cleanliness of the dining area and kitchen.
  • Following all food preparation safety laws and rules.
  • Present the museum positively by maintaining clean and presentable appearance and work areas.
  • Other duties as assigned.


This position will have weekday and weekend responsibilities and commitments with a flexible schedule ensuring work/life balance. Offers a competitive starting hourly wage of $9 per hour. Demonstrates the ability to interact with the public and co-workers in a friendly, enthusiastic, and outgoing manner. Works with a team to provide leadership that enhances the guest experience.

Qualification and Requirements

  • Previous customer service and guest interaction.
  • Proficient use of computers and computer systems, or the ability to quickly learn.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Quick decision making under pressure. 
  • Prior food handling experience preferred but not required
  • Operating a cash register and cash handling.
  • Compliant with the mission of the DCHS and the NMRMA.


How To Apply


To apply, download an application from https://www.rivermuseum.com/join-our-team and email to apply@rivermuseum.com. Or, drop off in person to the museum’s box office at 350 E. 3rd Street Dubuque, IA 52001. Applications will be accepted thru end of day, January 25, 2019.

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ID 551324
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Part Time
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Customer Service
Food and Beverage

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