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Cafe Manager - Bright

Cafe Manager

Sixpence Coffee has recently expanded its operations, with more growth in the foreseeable future. As a result of several internal promotions, a leadership opportunity has been created within our Bright Coffee Bar.

About Us

Sixpence Coffee is a small batch coffee roaster with a roastery and coffee bar located in the picturesque alpine town of Bright; and a new coffee bar recently opened in the culture filled rural city of Albury. Sixpence is made up of a team of passionate coffee lovers dedicated to providing the public with quality products. From the initial bean selection to roasting, brewing and customer service, we strive to deliver the best coffee experience around. We love what we do.

About the role

Sixpence Coffee is on the hunt for an experienced Café Manager with a strong passion for coffee, who thrives in a fast-paced environment and has fantastic customer service skills. This role would suit someone with managerial experience in a similar venue. However, applications from those with a solid barista/café background looking to take the next step in their hospitality career are welcome. The successful applicant will take a key role in the day-to-day operations of our popular coffee bar in Bright. Our front of house staff are the face of the business with customers returning time and time again not only for the coffee but for the familiarity and sense of care they experience.


  • Partaking in, overseeing, and supervising day-to-day operations in the Coffee Bar
  • Work collaboratively with other personnel within the business and assist in recruitment for new front-of-house employees.
  • Ensure the daily service is run to a high standard consistently and efficiently. 
  • Manage stock control and inventory, staffing and wage costs (prepare rosters, assign specific duties)
  • Control and meet KPI's set by management through strong staff management.
  • Ensuring high standards and prescribed recipes are adhered to in the preparation and service of food and drinks.
  • Following cash management policies and procedures to ensure accountability of all money.
  • Identify and determine areas for cost reduction and improvement.
  • Work collaboratively with other personnel within the business and assist in recruitment for new front-of-house employees.
  • Manage staff performance, provide training to all staff, provide constructive feedback when required.
  • Encourage a supportive, positive, and fun workplace for all employees.
  • Inspire team members with a lead-by-example approach with a positive and energetic attitude.
  • Ensure the daily service is run to a high standard consistently and efficiently. 
  • Providing exceptional customer service to all customers
  • Fostering an environment of respect, collaboration, and teamwork within Sixpence Coffee
  • Completing weekly rosters


The successful applicant must have:

  • Experience in fast paced coffee shop environment with supervisory or managerial experience.
  • Ability to lead a team of staff while role modelling best practices
  • Passion for good coffee with a desire to learn more about origins, varietals, processes, and roasting procedures a plus
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Understanding of food preparation and safe food handling procedures
  • Friendly personality and the ability to develop positive relationships with staff and customers
  • Ability to manage time, provide direction and prioritise tasks

Why work with us?

Work/Life Balance

Working hours in our coffee bars generally fall between 6:30am and 2:30pm Monday to Friday with the occasional weekend event; leaving your afternoons and most weekends free to enjoy the alpine lifestyle.

Opportunity to work with high end equipment

Our coffee bars use great equipment with machinery from the likes of Kees van der Westen, La Marzocco, Mazzer, GBW and more.

Opportunities to immerse yourself in all things coffee

We like our coffee bar staff to be involved in the complete process from tasting samples and assisting with bean selection to cupping different roast profiles and trialling new beans/blends.

Working with a passionate and fun crew with experienced and supportive managers

Opportunities for career growth and development across the business.

Competitive salary

If this sounds like your cup of tea (or coffee), we’d love to hear from you. Please send an up-to-date resume and a little bit about why this is the best job for you to We look forward to hearing from you.