• Bakehouse
  • 11
  • Hourly
  • Temporary - Full Time

Zingerman's Bakehouse is hiring Holiday Dishwashers

 to work on our team scaling, making, baking, and/or packaging hand crafted,

artisan pastries to be enjoyed all over the country!



Get a $bonus$ if you work the entire holiday season (through last scheduled shift - on or before December 31st)




Who should apply to be on the Holiday Baking Crew?

  • Someone who wants to work at Zingerman's Bakehouse or another Zingerman's business in the future
    • Many Zingerman's employees got their start working holidays at the Bakehouse
    • This is a great opportunity to get a feel for the Zingerman's culture and get some Zingerman's training on your resume.
  • Someone who likes to wash dishes
  • Someone who wants some extra money for the holidays
  • Someone who likes to have fun at work


What are the requirements and skills needed for this job?


  • 8-10 hours shifts between the hours of either 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. OR 5 p.m. 3 a.m. (Note: your shift will not vary. If you work on the 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. shift, all of your shifts will fall in that time range.)
  • Weekend availability
  • Holiday availability
  • Availability to work 32-40 hours each week through December 31st (we don't take any extra time off during these months)
  • This position is temporary and is expected to end around December 31st

Essential Job Functions:

  • Operate industry standard dishwashing equipment
  • Live and uphold the Zingerman's Guiding Principles and all of Zingerman's Recipes
  • Treats customers and co-workers with courtesy and respect
  • Work safely around hot ovens, heavy equipment and sharp utensils
  • Work in a clean and organized fashion
  • Follow clearly documented food safety procedures
  • Take direction from multiple leaders
  • Communicate at a high level within the department and Bakehouse


Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly during an 8-10 hour shift
  • Comfortable standing, lifting and bending for duration of an 8-10 hour shift
  • Comfortable with repetitive motion
  • Comfortable working in a hot, humid environment




Success Patterns and Desired Characteristics:

  • Passion for great food and great service
  • Exhibits a desire to learn
  • High energy level
  • Positive attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Works with a sense of urgency and enjoys a fast paced environment
  • Enjoys working on a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Takes pride in accuracy
  • Good follow-through skills
  • Able to read and speak English
  • Able to follow through with verbal instructions
  • Able to read and follow written recipes and standard operating procedures
  • Able to understand organized systems
  • Able to deal successfully with multitasking and high stress situations
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • History of long-term employment
  • Flexibility with schedule
  • Has reliable transportation
  • Likes to have fun at work!




Who are we?

Zingerman's Bakehouse is a wholesale bakery, retail shop, and baking school for home bakers. We sell to specialty food stores, cafs and restaurants in southeastern Michigan as well as selling to Zingerman's Mail Order, who ships our baked goods everywhere in the United States. We are dedicated bakers and food lovers committed to making and selling the best breads, pastries and cakes we can imagine. We are real artisan bakers, meaning we use traditional methods and flavorful ingredient to make our food.




Where are we?

Zingerman's Bakehouse is located on the south side of Ann Arbor at 3711 Plaza Drive. While there is a bus stop within walking distance, the Bakehouse is NOT located on AATA bus route and shifts may occur when busses are not running. (Cabs and NightRide are an option at your own expense.)

Who are we hiring?

The Pastry Kitchen is looking for full time Holiday Dishwashers to help us with our busiest (and most fun!) time of the year. We will make over 40,000 coffeecakes, 130,000 brownies, 4,000 pans of cinnamon rolls, 8,000 holiday boxes filled with rugelach, hamentaschen, holiday cookies and so much more. Shifts are around 8 hours each day. Day shift hours are between 7 a.m. 6 p.m. Night shift hours are between 5 p.m. 3 a.m. We are looking for team members who are available to work weekends and possibly holidays. Experience in the food industry is great, but not required. We are looking for individuals who consider themselves active and effective followers. While these positions are temporary, this is a great opportunity to gain experience as well as get your foot into Zingerman's door. Many of our current staff began working temporary positions during the holidays.


What does the job pay?

Temporary Holiday positions pay $11.00 per hour.


Are there any benefits or perks?

  • $bonus$ for working the entire season (through your last scheduled shift on or before December 31st)
  • Up to 5 free loaves of bread each week
  • Up to 65% discount on baked good from the Bakehouse
  • 10% discount at other Zingerman's businesses
  • Paid training
  • Paid lunch breaks
  • $1 sandwiches and/or salad made on site for employee lunch




What's the hiring process like?

You can expect to hear from us within two weeks of submitting your application either by email or phone. If selected, you may receive a phone interview and an in-person interview on the dates listed below. From there, you will hear from us to either offer you a position or let you know we are moving forward with other candidates.


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