You could be Dayton’s first “Purrista”

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We asked local cat experts on their thoughts regarding news a catfe will be coming to Dayton. (Video by Tabatha Wharton)

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Dayton’s very own cat cafe is inching closer to opening ... and you can be part of it.

Gem City Catfe is hiring what they’re calling “purristas” — a combination of barista and cat adoption counselor, in partnership with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

>> We’re getting a cat cafe, guys!

>> And here’s what it will look like

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Coffee and cats? Sign us up. This is a look inside East Austin’s Blue Cat Cafe, a cat-themed restaurant with adoption services on-site. A cat cafe is coming soon to Dayton. PHOTO BY THE AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Coffee and cats? Sign us up. This is a look inside East Austin’s Blue Cat Cafe, a cat-themed restaurant with adoption services on-site. A cat cafe is coming soon to Dayton. PHOTO BY THE AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Credit: Tom McCarthy Jr.

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Coffee and cats? Sign us up. This is a look inside East Austin’s Blue Cat Cafe, a cat-themed restaurant with adoption services on-site. A cat cafe is coming soon to Dayton. PHOTO BY THE AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Credit: Tom McCarthy Jr.

Credit: Tom McCarthy Jr.

The role includes being able to not only make a fabulous cuppa and keep the cafe running smoothly, but also be able to care for and most importantly help find the best homes for the feline onsite residents.

In order to snag this dream job, you have to be at least 18 years old and have two years of experience in food/customer service and/or animal care.

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>> Daytonian of the Week Sabrina Cox, co-founder of the Gem City Catfe

Both part-time and full-time positions are available, and you must be available for weekend and weekday shifts, as well as some holidays. Anticipated start date is the end of August or start of September, but may adjust as opening date adjusts. Some paid training may even take place before that.

For more information on the job requirements or how to submit your application by the July 21st, visit the Gem City Catfe website.

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The bottom section of Matthew Sauer Architect's rendering of Gem City Catfe.

The bottom section of Matthew Sauer Architect's rendering of Gem City Catfe.

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The bottom section of Matthew Sauer Architect's rendering of Gem City Catfe.

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