We are actively seeking a passionate and creative individual who loves the smell of baked goods as much as we do. We prefer someone with bakery experience, but a combination of food service experience and a passion for baking counts! We have a staff diverse in age, gender, race, language, and class; all are welcome here.

Please read the below before submitting your résumé and answers to the following questions in an e-mail to contact@epiloguebookcafe.com.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Prepare baked goods for cases – cookies, Mexican breads, and cupcakes;
  2. Prep dough for churros, buñuelos, flores, and crepes;
  3. Fry churros, buñuelos, flores, and cook crepes, etc. for customers at point of service;
  4. Prep chocolate for various uses;
  5. Maintain kitchen equipment, wash dishware, and keep the kitchen clean;
  6. Take and relay accurate phone messages; and,
  7. Train Food Preparation Lead & Associates on dough preparation techniques and kitchen standards.


Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; and,
  • One (1) year baking experience in a bakery, café, or restaurant environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory role or some managerial experience;
  • ServSafe Certification;
  • Fluent in Spanish a plus;
  • Experience with electronic cash registers, Microsoft operating systems, Microsoft Office software, and standard office equipment a plus.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Oral Communication: Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions;
  • Problem Solving Skills: Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information; develop alternative solutions; use reason even when dealing with emotional topics;
  • Customer Service Skills: Manage difficult or emotional customer situations; respond promptly to customer needs; solicit customer feedback to improve service; respond to requests for service and assistance; meet commitments;
  • Interpersonal Skills: Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; maintain confidentiality; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; remain open to others’ ideas and try new things; have an appreciation and respect for people of all races, genders, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, etc.;
  • Professionalism: Ability to approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration; accept responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments; and
  • Productivity: Complete work in a timely manner; and strive to increase productivity.

Working Conditions

  • Retail hours: Nights, weekends, early mornings and some holidays
  • Frequent need to lift at least fifty (50) pounds;
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time;
  • Frequent need for oral, written and auditory communication;
  • Frequent mobility to move about the kitchen and chocolatería; and
  • Frequent repetitive hand and wrist motions.

What We Offer

  1. All employees receive health care, dental, and vision benefits.
  2. Full-time employees receive paid time off for vacations as well as set personal days.
  3. We pay a living wage in congruence with Orange County’s standards.
  4. Our employees have access to Advanced Reader’s Copies the store receives.
  5. Our employees receive a discount on books, food, and beverages they purchase.
  6. Many on our staff are poets, writers, directors, artists, teachers, and activists. You’re sure to find kindred spirits here.
  7. The opportunity to meet many fascinating authors and writers as they tour through Chapel Hill.

How To Apply

Send your résumé and your answers to the following questions to contact@epiloguebookcafe.com.

  1. What are two (2) things a baker should be able to do?
  2. What is your favorite European pastry and why?
  3. How do you drink your coffee (or other brewed beverage) and why?
  4. If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?