Join Our Team

Baked by Yael is looking for talented people to join our fun, hardworking team in our bakery across from the National Zoo!  Baked by Yael was founded by a recovering attorney who left her law firm job to pursue her passion for baking and business.  We are a nut-free and kosher bakery.  We have gluten-free and vegan treats, too!

We have part-time and full-time opportunities available.  (Many of our part-time employees are students.)  For those who are interested in growing with the company, there are opportunities for advancement within the company.

One of the things that sets Baked by Yael from other companies is our work environment.  While we work very hard and the job can be demanding, we treat everyone with respect and dignity.  Everyone who works at Baked by Yael is kind and truly cares about their coworkers and the company.

We offer free health insurance to full-time employees. All employees receive free samples of our delicious products, and discounts on purchases for themselves and friends. We're easy to reach by Metrorail, Metrobus, and Capital Bikeshare.

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

General Manager

Shift Lead

Sales Associate

Baker

Weekend Sandwich Artist

See below for more information about each job opening.  To complete an employment application, click here.

 

General Manager

Baked by Yael is seeking an experienced General Manager to work at our bakery in Washington, DC.

We're looking for someone with management experience in a food retail environment who has experience with scheduling and supervising employees, completing opening and closing procedures, handling money, maintaining inventory, and working with customers.

Please note that this is NOT a baking position, though experience working in a bakery is a plus.

Requirements:

- at least 2 years of experience as a General Manager of a restaurant, bakery, or other food establishment;

- strong work ethic;

- weekend availability (Saturday & Sunday);

- ability to work well under pressure, and to keep the staff calm and focused during rushes;

- ability to move from one task to another seamlessly;

- ability to maintain a positive attitude at all times, both externally with customers and internally with your colleagues;

- strong interest in customer service;

- willingness and ability to direct staff to maintain an efficient work environment; and,

- willingness to work with an owner who is very active in the business and on-site regularly.

Bachelor's Degree or higher preferred.

This is not primarily a sales job, but extra points if you have experience with sales development, corporate sales, or e-commerce.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, please complete Baked by Yael employment application, which can be found at https://forms.gle/zk4LXaqoqkaHyrNd9. Cover letter is strongly encouraged. If we think you'd make a great addition to our team, we'll be in touch.


Shift Lead

Baked by Yael is seeking a Shift Lead to work in our bakery in Northwest DC.

We're looking for someone with sales and/or retail experience, though it doesn't have to be related to food service. You must be comfortable interacting with customers in-person, by phone, and over email. Attention to detail is critical, as you will be helping to put together customer orders.

We're also looking for someone who will fit in with our diverse and hardworking team. Most of our team has been with Baked by Yael since the beginning of the pandemic. They understand what's at stake and they've worked hard to ensure Baked by Yael has been able to keep its doors open.

As a Shift Lead at Baked by Yael, your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

- assigning tasks to staff and guiding them throughout their shift;

- addressing customer issues;

- ensuring that company policies and protocols are being followed at all times;

- ensuring that the display case is always well-stocked and attractively organized;

- assisting customers in-store;

- preparing/packaging online orders for pickup, delivery, and shipping;

- making sandwiches; and

- helping with other tasks such as cleaning, taking out the trash, rolling bagels, organizing the store, etc.

The ideal candidate has previous experience as a Shift Lead or Manager and is:

- available to work year-round (although we may have some summer opportunities available);

- available on weekdays and/or weekends for part-time positions, or weekdays and weekends for full-time positions;

- trustworthy;

- friendly, energetic, and has a positive attitude (both with customers and coworkers);

- focused;

- mature;

- comfortable in a work environment that can be very fast-paced at times;

- a fast learner;

- able to lift at least 50 lbs;

- able to stand for the entire shift; and

- comfortable with frequent task changes (over the course of one shift, you will be asked to wait on customers, make sandwiches, put together online/shipping orders, and perform opening or closing tasks).

We also do not have a dedicated cleaning staff. You will be expected to help clean the store, in addition to your other responsibilities.

We offer free health insurance for full-time employees. Employees also receive free (and delicious) food and discounts on purchases for themselves and friends.

We're easy to reach by Metrorail, Metrobus, Capital Bikeshare, or car.

To apply, please complete Baked by Yael employment application, which can be found at https://forms.gle/zk4LXaqoqkaHyrNd9 . Cover letter optional, but strongly encouraged. If we think you'd make a great addition to our team, we'll be in touch.


Sales Associate

Baked by Yael's sales associates are responsible for the first impression a customer gets when they walk through our doors.

We're looking for someone with sales and/or retail experience, though it doesn't have to be related to food service. You must be comfortable interacting with customers in-person, by phone, and over email. Attention to detail is critical, as you will be helping to put together customer orders.

We're also looking for someone who will fit in with our diverse and hardworking team. Most of our team has been with Baked by Yael since the beginning of the pandemic. They understand what's at stake and they've worked hard to ensure Baked by Yael has been able to keep its doors open.

The ideal candidate is:

- available to work year-round (although we may have some summer opportunities available);

- trustworthy

- friendly, energetic, and has a positive attitude (both with customers and coworkers);

- focused;

- mature;

- comfortable in a work environment that can be very fast-paced at times;

- a fast learner;

- able to lift at least 50 lbs;

- able to stand for the entire shift; and

- comfortable with frequent task changes (over the course of one shift, you will be asked to wait on customers, make sandwiches, help roll bagels, put together online/shipping orders, and perform opening or closing tasks).

We also do not have a dedicated cleaning staff. You will be expected to help clean the store, in addition to your other responsibilities.

To apply, please complete Baked by Yael employment application, which can be found at https://forms.gle/zk4LXaqoqkaHyrNd9. Cover letter optional, but strongly encouraged. If we think you'd make a great addition to our team, we'll be in touch.

Baker

Baked by Yael is seeking a Baker to work in our bakery in Northwest DC.

Requirements:

- Weekend Availability - Strong preference will be given candidates who can commit to early mornings starting between 2 and 5 a.m. on Saturdays and/or Sundays. We also have opportunities for morning shifts on weekdays -- in addition to the early morning weekend shifts.

- Positive Attitude - We cannot emphasize enough how important a positive attitude is. These are tough times for everyone and a positive attitude goes a long way to making you and your colleagues more motivated and more productive.

- Ability to multi-task - We have a lot going on at any given time. We are looking for someone who will thrive in an environment that requires them to shift direction and work on different tasks throughout their shift.

- Reliability and Punctuality - You must be able to show up on time for every shift.

- Trustworthiness

- Attention to detail

- Strong work ethic

- Ability to spend entire shift standing

- Ability to lift at least 50 lb

- Ability to work quickly and efficiently with a team or on your own

Primary responsibilities:

- Bake bagels

- Make bagel dough

- Roll bagels and braid challah

- Dip and decorate cakepops

- Assist with prep work for other baked goods (cookie bars, raspberry bars, cakes, etc.)

- Wash dishes, clean kitchen and other parts of store, take out trash, etc. 

- Perform other tasks as needed

We make a variety of delicious baked goods. However, we currently do not make cakes, cupcakes, pies, macaroons, etc. We also do not have a dedicated cleaning staff. You will be expected to wash dishes and clean the store, in addition to your other responsibilities.

To apply, please complete Baked by Yael employment application, which can be found at https://forms.gle/zk4LXaqoqkaHyrNd9. If we think you'd make a great addition to our team, we'll be in touch.


Weekend Sandwich Artist

Baked by Yael is seeking a sandwich maker to work in our bakery across from the National Zoo. Experience working in a bakery, restaurant, or fast food establishment is preferred, but not required. As a Sandwich Maker, you will primarily be responsible for making sandwiches (mostly bagel sandwiches). We're looking for someone who can make sandwiches quickly and accurately. You'll also be assisting with other tasks such as rolling bagels, restocking the front display case, washing dishes, cleaning, etc.

Requirements:

Availability on Saturday and Sunday morning through early afternoon for part-time position. Full-time opportunities also available.

- Positive Attitude - We cannot emphasize enough how important a positive attitude is. These are tough times for everyone and a positive attitude goes a long way to making you and your colleagues more motivated and more productive.

- Ability to multi-task - We have a lot going on at any given time. We are looking for someone who will thrive in an environment that requires them to shift direction and work on different tasks throughout their shift.

- Reliability and Punctuality - You must be able to show up on time for every shift.

- Trustworthiness

- Attention to detail

- Strong work ethic

- Ability to spend entire shift standing

- Ability to lift at least 50 lb

- Ability to work quickly and efficiently with a team or on your own

To apply, please complete Baked by Yael employment application, which can be found at https://forms.gle/zk4LXaqoqkaHyrNd9 . If we think you'd make a great addition to our team, we'll be in touch.