We're hiring!

Rosefinch Mercantile and Tea Room is a charming and community-driven cafe, gift shop, grocery store, and post office. We are located in beautiful Port Medway, a quirky artistic village on the South Shore.

We are hiring a barista / clerk to work from approximately June 21st to August 31st. Funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program, applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30. 

This role is perfect for someone outgoing and creative who would like to help us create a lively atmosphere. This position will be an integral part of our daily operations and special events. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Customer service: Foster a friendly and welcoming environment for both locals and visitors.

  • Beverage preparation: Craft a variety of tea and coffee drinks using a commercial espresso machine.

  • Sales transactions: Tell customers about products, and manage orders and purchases using our Square Point of Sale system.

  • Postal duties: Assist with the handling and distribution of parcels.

  • Store upkeep: Maintain a tidy and inviting space.

  • Vendor liaison: Act as the primary contact for participants in our Sunday vendor's market, coordinating and supporting their needs.

  • Team collaboration: Share tasks and support your coworkers to ensure smooth operations from open to close.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Beverage preparation: Experience with (or willingness to learn) using a commercial espresso machine.
  • Collaboration: Strong teamwork and communication skills.
  • Adaptability: Practical problem-solving and multitasking abilities.


Experience in a cafe, retail, or customer service setting is valued but not required. We are happy to provide training for those who are a great fit. 

What We Offer:

  • $17 per hour (plus tips) for a 35-hour week, Wednesday to Sunday

  • Employee meal available on all days worked

  • A supportive, inclusive team atmosphere

  • Opportunities for undertaking your own projects in the space

Equity and Inclusion:

We are a Queer and Person Of Colour owned business, and strongly encourage applications from youth who are underrepresented in the labor market. This includes Black and other racialized youth, Indigenous youth, and 2SLGBTQI+ youth. We also welcome applications from youth with disabilities. 

Why You Should Apply:

If you're passionate about creating community connections, cherish diversity, and have a love for food and beverage, you’ll find a special home here. Your role will not only involve serving delicious meals and drinks but also playing a vital part in the daily life of our community.

Ready to make a real difference every day in a place as magical as it is diverse? Join us at Rosefinch Mercantile and Tea Room. 

To apply, send a resume and intro letter by June 15 to contact@rosefinch.co