Career Center FAQs

Starbucks Coffee Company utilizes two online application systems for all of our hiring. One for barista and shift supervisor and one for all other positions.

Job Application FAQs

How do I apply for a barista or shift supervisor position in US & Canada?

How do I apply for a barista or shift supervisor position in US & Canada? Click here to apply.

How old do I have to be to work at Starbucks?

To work for Starbucks you must be at least 16 years old in Canada.

How do I pursue a career at the Starbucks Support Center, Regional Offices, Roasting Plants, or Retail Management in US & Canada?

Please find the position(s) of interest at our Career Center. The application process will allow you to upload your resume. You will then be asked to answer a few questions to help us assess your skills, knowledge and qualifications.

How can I apply for multiple positions at Starbucks?

For barista and shift supervisor, you can apply for both positions to a maximum of five store locations for each position. While we continually accept applications for positions in our retail stores, some locations may not currently have openings. Your application will be active for 60 days.

For all other positions, you may apply to as many that are of interest to you. You are required to apply for each position separately.

How can I apply to multiple Starbucks store locations?

For barista and shift supervisor roles, when applying you are asked to select a store location, which identifies your preferred store of interest.  You can then select up to 4 additional preferred locations.  The store locations you select will have exclusive visibility to your application for 7 days.  After 7 days your application will be available for consideration at any store within 40km of your preferred store selections.

How will I be notified if a retail position becomes available in my area?

A member of our retail team will contact you if a position becomes available in your preferred area where you're a good match.  To learn more about the latest career opportunities, follow us on twitter.

What should I do if I don’t see a particular position for which I’m interested?

Visit the Career Center regularly for updated job postings or follow us on twitter.

How long is my application active in your database?

For barista and shift supervisor positions, your application will remain active for 60 days.

For all other positions your application will remain active for 12 months.

How Do I update information in my application?

For barista and shift supervisor positions you must re-apply to submit an updated application.

For all other positions you can access your profile and make changes as needed and your information will update immediately.

What do I do if I forgot my password?

When applying online for barista and shift supervisor positions click here for US and click here for Canada to receive additional information.

For all other positions, click Forgot Passwordon the login screen and we’ll email you the instructions.

How do I pursue a career at Starbucks outside the US & Canada?

We occasionally have positions abroad and we offer them first to existing partners (employees). We seek people with first-hand knowledge of local culture and customs.

All applicants must obtain legal documentation of eligibility to work in a destination country by working with the applicable country’s embassy or website. We rarely sponsor people for visas.

Please visit the International page on the Career Center to learn more about opportunities in other countries.

Internships FAQs

Does Starbucks offer internships?

Currently Starbucks does not offer internships within Canada. Students should check with their career services centers to see if Starbucks is actively recruiting on their campus.