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Iowa City's Premiere Local Coffee Shop

Have a passion for coffee? Want to work for a locally owned, LGBTQ+ ally, & woman led company? Apply to work with Java House | Heirloom Salad Co.

We are currently looking for baristas to join our team at our Downtown Iowa City location. View open positions below.

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Baristas | Guest Service Team Members for the following locations:

If you are seeking a fun and energizing coffeehouse environment with an amazing team or just generally love coffee, then you will enjoy this experience! We are seeking team members with a desire to work 15 hours and up to 40 hours a week with availability ranging from 5:15am to 7 or 8pm. We offer flexibility around busy school schedules, however part-time team members should be available some weekend days and maintain a minimum of 15-18 hours per week.

Java House offers a wonderful opportunity for growth and management experience with a company that is celebrating 27 years of local coffee brewing. Team members will be trained on coffee brewing, espresso machines, food preparation – including salads, sandwiches, soups and pastries – and food preparation for large scale event catering. 

Company product discounts are offered along with company sponsored insurance benefits for full-time status of 30 hours or more. Management opportunity and wage to commensurate with experience.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $11.00 – $14.00 per hour

Culinary & Pastry Assistant 211 1/2 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA

Seeking a full or part time Culinary and Pastry Assistant for our locally owned, Java House | Heirloom Salad Company Commissary and Bakery in South Iowa City. Immediate positions available within the hours of 7am – 4pm with 4 or 8 hours shifts. Must be available some weekends and periodically drive a company van to deliver product to our locations.

The Java House Commissary operates seven days a week from 7am to 10pm. Our team assists with the creation, development, production and delivery of pastries, sweets, hand-crafted soups and salad dressings for retail Java House and Heirloom Salad Company stores in Iowa City & North Liberty. While these positions do not require direct Guest service interaction, they do require attention to detail, a passion for food creation, staff should be task-driven with the ability to work independently with our small team of 3-6 people. Independently drive, as you may be working by yourself at times.

Range of pay based on culinary experience, food development and full | part time status employment. Serv Safe certification a plus. The Java House offers full insurance benefits for team members who exceed 30 hours per week and acquire full-time status.


Must be 18 years of age. Ability to stand for extended hours, lift 20-30 pounds periodically, ability to be exposed to 7 major food allergens. Must have a valid driver’s license with average driving record.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $12.00 – $15.00 per hour