Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

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Rhody's Garden Café Staff

Rhody's Garden Café at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (MCBG) is seeking a part-time seasonal Cafe Staff Member who will perform a variety of duties in the kitchen/Café counter to ensure an excellent customer experience. A perfect opportunity for those looking to work a daytime part-time job. The Café serves soups and salads using locally sourced, organic produce and meats when possible — including produce from our own organic demonstration vegetable garden. The Café also serves drinks, desserts, and daily specials that are innovative and delicious. Come be part of a fun team working in beautiful surroundings!



REPORTS TO: Café Manager
POSITION: Seasonal (mid-Mar through mid-Sep); Salary $19/hr
HOURS: Part-time (15 - 25 hrs/ week); flexible daytime schedule

TO APPLY: Please submit an Application for Employment (available at the admissions desk or at to Café Manager, Lynn Derrick, at


  • Provide the highest quality service to all guests and in every transaction
  • Prepare menu items according to recipes and assist with food preparation as needed
  • Assure that Café is fully stocked and tidy, inform Café Manager of low stock levels 
  • Operate cash register, give correct change, complete day-end procedures for cash register and credit card machine
  • Clean relevant dining, service, preparation and storage areas using correct chemicals
  • Keep all trash containers in Café free from overflow
  • Project a professional image, ensure correct grooming and proper clothing attire
  • Ensure that the correct closedown procedure is followed, i.e., everything left clean, tidy and secure, ready for the next days’ service, per closing procedures
  • Maintain a flexible schedule and availability to work special events and times of peak visitation


  • Keep up to date with all health and safety procedures, completed Food Service Worker certification
  • Ensure all accidents are recorded in the relevant accident books
  • Use the correct handling and lifting procedures as outlined in employee policies
  • Ensure all tasks are carried out in accordance with the café’s health, hygiene, quality, and safety standards


  • Provide cover in the absence of coworkers
  • Undergo training courses and attend meetings when necessary
  • Be prepared to challenge and change work methods and procedures to ensure the smooth running of the department as instructed by the Café Manager



The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is a nonprofit botanical garden with a unique mixture of manicured gardens and wild habitats located along the Pacific Ocean. Each year, more than 100,000 people experience the wonder of nature in all its seasons at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. This nonprofit botanical destination is a place for guests to be inspired and experience the simple joy of a natural setting. The Gardens' work environment is built on teamwork and making certain our guests have an inspiring experience.