Join the Colony team!

Be a part of Colony Cafe, a Pittsburgh Magazine 2017 Best of the 'Burgh winner, and one of Good Food Pittsburgh's 30 Best Restaurants to Open in 2017.

Cat Loft Attendant
Kitchen Help
Cat Loft Volunteer




CAT LOFT ATTENDANT: Deliver a clean environment and stress-free atmosphere for guests who visit with our adoptable cats.

Essential Functions
  • Ensuring cat loft guests feel welcome and comfortable, and offering gentle guidance on conduct when necessary
  • Maintaining a sparkling clean environment for both humans and kitties
  • Using our POS system, place food and drink orders for guests
  • Perform opening and/or closing procedures according to Colony standards
  • Respectfully interact with other team members and management to ensure happy customers and promote sales

Does this sound like you?

  • You love cats and are happy to be around them for hours at a time.
  • As such, you care greatly for their safety and comfort, which includes cleaning and feeding (as prescribed by Colony standards).
  • You are at ease having conversations with all kinds of people, though you readily take cues from those wishing to keep to themselves.
  • You are patient, tolerant, and good at listening, especially with those who may be less so.
  • You take pride in the work you do, and are accountable for your assigned tasks.
  • You’re able to perform physical activity, including prolonged standing, repetitive bending, climbing stairs, and lifting.

Job Type

  • Part-time (24-36 hours per week)
  • Must be able to work at least two weekends per month

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KITCHEN HELP: Both day and evening shifts available, Wednesdays through Sundays. Our ideal candidate can easily get to Downtown, has access to personal transportation, possesses a Food Safety Manager certification and can run cafe-related errands as needed. Prior experience in a commercial kitchen required. 25-40 hours/week.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Knowledge of and complies consistently with restaurant's standard portion size, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures
  • Sample, smell and observe food to ensure conformance to recipes and standards of appearance and taste.
  • Prevents the spoiling and contamination of foods by enforcing proper sanitation practices and ensuring compliance with policy and health regulations
  • Complies with departmental policies as well as restaurant rules and regulations and policies set forth by management.
  • Cleaning, including dishwashing, bagging and removing garbage, mopping

You have

  • Past kitchen experience in a restaurant/cafe atmosphere;
  • Confidence to work independently;
  • Ability to work electric meat slicer, mixer, food processor, sandwich press;
  • Ability to use knives correctly and safely;
  • Flexibility to change work hours based on café evolution;
  • Ability to perform physical activities, including prolonged standing, repetitive bending, climbing, and lifting heavy items;
  • A positive attitude with the desire to come in to work every day with a smile, ready to help.

You'll get:

  • To work in a welcoming, respectful workplace
  • Hourly pay plus shared tips, with regular salary/performance reviews
  • The potential to grow in your role and become Kitchen Lead
  • Free Cat Loft visits after your shift
  • Free meal during your shift


BARISTA/SERVER: All shifts available. Must be able to work Saturdays.

Duties will include:

  • Provide friendly table service to cafe patrons
  • Prepare a variety of espresso and coffee drinks with precision and efficiency
  • Master our POS system and help manage inventory
  • Serve wine, mix cocktails on occasion, and help around cafe as needed
  • Educate guests about our unique offerings
  • Maintaining a sparkling clean work environment

You have:

  • Current/recent barista experience on a semi-automatic espresso machine
  • Skills at delivering a great customer experience, and maximizing sales and tips
  • Maturity and experience to stay calm under pressure
  • Capability and confidence to execute opening and/or closing procedures on your own (experience in this area highly preferred)
  • Ability to perform physical activities, including prolonged standing, repetitive bending, climbing, and lifting heavy items
  • A strong work ethic, making you super reliable and trustworthy

You'll get:

  • To work in a welcoming, respectful workplace
  • Hourly pay plus tips, with regular salary/performance reviews
  • The potential to grow into a management role
  • Free Cat Loft visits after your shift


Our Mission: To find loving homes for Pittsburgh's at-risk cats, while providing a unique, fun, relaxing gathering place for humans.

Position Overview

  • Oversee Cat Loft guest experience and operations, including taking food and beverage orders
  • Monitoring cat behavior (which may require brushing, petting, chin scratches and belly rubs ;-))
  • Ensuring guests adhere to Cat Loft Rules
  • Cleaning, including scooping litter
  • Available shifts: 6:30-8:30pm, Wednesdays through Saturdays, and Sundays 2:30-4:30pm.


  • Are gentle, caring, and very patient with cats
  • Have basic knowledge of cat health, cat behavior, and cat care
  • Support Colony Cafe’s mission
  • Have easy access to Downtown Pittsburgh
  • Are not allergic to cats


  • A free beverage during your shift
  • One free Cat Loft reservation visit for you and a friend every month, plus two drinks on the house
  • 20% discount on all Colony Cafe merchandise

To apply for to be a Cat Loft Volunteer, please complete this form or email your resume to


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