Job Opportunities

We're on the hunt for a permanent part-time Cake Decorator/Cake Shop all-rounder! It would also be great if available on an adhoc basis over i.e over Xmas and New Years (shop, not kitchen based). 16-20 hours p/w.

The ideal schedule is detailed below, however, we're happy to look at other schedules (i.e Sunday and Monday, rather than Monday and Tuesday etc). 

Monday: 9am - 2.30pm (Prep)

Tuesday 9am - 2.30pm (Prep)

Thursday 3pm - 9.30pm (Decorating)

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday include a half hour unpaid lunch break.

Monday is all about icing prep - 20kg of Swiss meringue buttercream and flavouring the buttercream ready for the weeks' cupcakes. If time allows, other prep as required.

Tuesday is all about prep for everything else - syrups, fillings, ganaches and making 2-3 batches of macarons. Training will be provided for all of Monday and Tuesdays tasks.

Thursday is solely for cake decorating. You will need to be able to fully ice and decorate 4 (if not 5) custom cakes. All cakes will be baked and all decoration prep would have been done, ready for you to simply smash out the decorating. You will already know how to cake decorate to a high level - you must be able to decorate a cake to the standard in which we already produce (please refer to instagram @thecakeshopnz) for a full grid of examples. You will be confident in buttercream, achieving straight edges that are blemish free. There will be no fondant cake covering, and only very minimal fondant decorations/accessories to handle. Training will not be provided for cake decorating but guidance and support will always be there :)

Aside from the macarons, there will be no baking required in this role.

Additionally, we also have a role available on Saturday from 9am - 1pm in our shop. This can be available as part of the above role, however, not necessary.

The duties, but not limited to:

Serving customers and helping them with all the products needed to create their cake, answer the phone, restocking shelves, balloon inflation, boxing cakes ready for cake pick up, store tidy-up, serving cupcakes, picking and packing orders, including getting them on the courier and other duties, as required.

Someone with a super friendly and bubbly personality would fit well in here! If you love people and have a warm approach with customers, then that's the person we're after. A confident up-seller is also a must! If you're someone that likes to go the extra mile and can identify jobs that need to be done without prompting, please apply :)

If everything above sounds like a bit of you then please email your C.V and/or cover letter plus 10-20 of the cakes you have produced (or a link to view on social media) to hello@thecakeshop.co.nz to be considered for this position. 

$23 p/h.