Hiring Store Manager

Position filled

We are pleased to announce that we’ve added an awesome manager to our team!

It’s not too late to apply for barista.

Dear Diary is looking for a store manager to join their leadership team. The ideal candidate has several years of coffeeshop experience, and has managed a team before.

As employee #1 of this new business, the store manager will build and train their dream team, plan pre-launch events, and work with the owners toward the grand opening. Post-launch, the store manager will oversee day-to-day operations.


  • Building a team
  • Setting goals, driving results
  • Establishing standards, training staff
  • Holding the team accountable
  • Delivering a great customer experience
  • Maintaining a culture of kindness
  • Complying with laws and regulations
  • Developing Dear Diary’s social media presence
  • Scheduling baristas
  • Managing inventory, procurement
  • Money handling, deposits
  • Recommending improvements, sharing ideas
  • Working barista shifts


This role may be perfect for you if

  • You have a strong sense of what makes a coffeeshop successful, and ideas for how one should be run
  • You are a good communicator. Your team can rely on you to set clear expectations, and stand by them
  • You find that you get along with people easily, and genuinely enjoy working alongside your staff
  • You are a self-starter and take pride in your work
  • You are able to see people’s potential and talent, know how to play to their strengths, and can sense what motivates them
  • You always have your team’s back; they can count on you to be honest with them when things aren’t quite right. And you are okay with having those hard conversations with difficult customers too.
  • You love coffee, and like nerding out about roasts and brews.

Hours and compensation

This is a full-time, salaried position. Starting base salary is negotiable.

About Dear Diary

Dear Diary is a small shop (about 950ft2) on the first floor of a condo. It’s located right at 1212 Chicon, right next to a Lagree (pilates) studio and across from the future site of Cheer Up Charlies.

Dear Diary’s menu is 100% plant based. The shop will start off with a selection of pastries and grab-and-go lunch options, and will adjust with customer demand. A selection of beers will be served on tap.

Dear Diary’s mission is to bring the creative community together. The shop offers unique amenities for artists and writers: art supply retail, a community diary library, and a rotating art show.

Interested in this role?

Dear Diary is accepting store manager and barista applications.