Line Cook/Prep Cook

Muse Paintbar, LLC Somerville, MA $18.00 per hour


Position Title: Cook

Reports to: Store Manager

Position Type: Non-Exempt

Supervises: N/A

Application Requirements -


Complete video pre-screening question


Only applicants who have completed all requirements will be contacted.

Please apply online, no phone calls please. If we think your experience is a good fit and you have completed all the requirements, we will reach out! 


Muse Paintbar is a venue that combines acrylic painting instruction with a beer/wine bar & small restaurant. We host 2.5 hour nightly events during which patrons will receive step-by-step instruction on a particular painting while socializing in a vibrant yet relaxing wine bar atmosphere. Check us out at


Our food operation is fairly basic. We have a combination of tapas style appetizers that we heat in convection ovens and cold plates (like cheese platters, hummus plates) that require some cutting. We also want the food to have a good presentation. The time commitment for each session is 3-3.5 hours, and some days (mostly weekends) have double sessions. Given the changes in consumer movement and preferences with the recent COVID-19 pandemic, this general time commitment may change. For example, as individual cities and towns open, we anticipate that we will be required to offer smaller sessions more frequently throughout the course of a day. 

Additionally, it is the cook’s responsibility to ensure food safety and the constant cleanliness of the kitchen. This requires a keen eye for detail and frequent wipe downs with disinfectant. After each shift, the cook will clean the kitchen so it’s in top shape for the next use. This includes disinfecting all surfaces, ensuring that all kitchen and service tools are clean and sterilized, food is stored properly and all floors are free from debris and disinfected.


  • Experience working as a cook/chef

  • Ability to maintain Health Department standards

  • Easygoing and fun to work with

  • Ability to be reliable and timely

  • Laid back personality; likes to laugh and have fun (our team is fun, and energetic . . . we work hard, but we do it while telling jokes and having a great time!)

  • Computer skills required: Windows, Microsoft Office, Excel, Google Sheets,  & Slack.


  • Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows strong respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fix the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at schedule location on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.

  • Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.

  • Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Meets commitments.

  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas.

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.


  • Continually required to stand and walk

  • Frequently required to sit

  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity

  • Frequently required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl

  • Continually required to talk or hear

  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually loud

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • You may be asked to wear gloves and a mask when working. Both will be provided to you by the Company.  

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

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