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Porter At Levain Bakery at NoHo

locationNew York, NY, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Competitive swimmers and triathletes, Pam Weekes and Connie McDonald passed their grueling workouts by engaging in passionate conversations about starting their own company and baking, which ultimately inspired them to leave their respective careers in fashion and finance. They opened a small bread shop in 1995, which they named Levain Bakery.  

One day, they created an ultimate chocolate chip walnut cookie to give them energy while training for a triathlon. They decided to sell a batch in their bakery, and they flew off the shelves. An icon was born. The cozy shop on West 74th Street quickly became a neighborhood favorite and a destination for epicurious travelers from around the world, hungry for the world-famous six-ounce cookies. 

From the start they baked everything fresh on-site each day and donated the day’s leftovers to charity each night, actions that remain solidly in place almost 25 years later. Levain Bakery now has locations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic with more to come, plus ecommerce gift boxes, and delicious bites of cookie joy in grocery stores nationwide. 

We strive every day to embody our company’s five core values: Community, Fun, Integrity, Kindness, and Heart and are excited to welcome new team members to help bring a little piece of Levain cookie love to recipients in New York and beyond! 


Porters ensure Levain Bakeries are clean, food preparation areas are sanitized and up to the highest health code standards, and team members have all the clean tools they need in order to perform their jobs. The ideal candidate will take pride in making sure Levain’s spaces are well-maintained for team members and customers alike and be motivated by behind-the-scenes work. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Clean and maintain workspaces, customer area and storefront throughout the shift (including sanitizing counters, food preparation areas, sweeping floors and sidewalk, mopping, emptying trash, bathrooms, dusting etc.)  
  • Wash, sanitize, and restock dishes, trays, baking tools, and other supplies. 
  • Take out trash and assist with bakery opening and closing procedures. 
  • Assist management with other responsibilities throughout the bakery as needed; we’re all working towards one goal, and it’s not uncommon for us to take an “all hands on deck” approach during particularly busy periods. 

What we’re looking for: 

  • Prior cleaning or custodian experience a plus; for the right people, we’re more than happy to teach 
  • Passion for what you do – you are highly self-motivated and find great satisfaction in keeping areas clean from top to bottom. You understand how a clean and safe work space is an important foundation for any workplace. 
  • Adaptability and flexibility – you recognize that in the food industry, anything can – and will – happen and you’re able to calmly troubleshoot issues. 
  • Eye for detail – you can spot a small spill from miles away and have the highest standards for cleaning dishes and floors. Not a single speck goes unnoticed or uncleaned. 
  • Collaborative spirit and commitment to Levain’s core values – you’re a team player and willing to lend a hand or elevate those around you. You add your own individuality to an already positive and uplifting work environment. A good sense of humor doesn’t hurt either! 

Shifts Needed: 

  • Full-time; morning, afternoon, and evening and Saturday AND Sunday availability required 


  • $17/hour 


  • Dynamic work environment with a warm and supportive team 
  • Health, vision, dental insurance with employer-funded HRA  
  • Additional supplemental benefits: transit benefits, dependent care account, pet insurance, etc. 
  • Paid time off 
  • 401K with company match
  • Opportunity for career development  
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