Ann Arbor’s Blank Slate looking for team members

I scream, you scream, and if you get this job you can eat free ice cream!

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ANN ARBOR – One of Tree Town’s favorite ice cream shops is looking for new teammates for its Ann Arbor and Brighton locations.

Blank Slate opened its doors at 300 W. Liberty St. in 2014. Within days it sold out of its interesting and rotating menu of ice cream, sorbet and non-dairy flavors. It has remained popular among students, visitors and townies. In 2020, Blank Slate expanded into a second spot located in Brighton, a city about 19 miles north of Ann Arbor.

It has worked with other Ann Arbor small businesses including HOMES Brewery, Zingerman’s Roadhouse and Zingerman’s Creamery, Roo’s Roast, Frog Holler and Arbor Teas.

The ice cream spot is hiring for part-time and full-time positions for both of its locations. Some positions include benefits such as a retirement match, parking, a health insurance stipend and paid time off.

Here’s a bit about each position

Ice Cream Production

  • full-time; weekday availability needed
  • pays a minimum of $15 per hour plus tips
  • must be 18 years or older
  • should be familiar with safe food handling and kitchen equipment
  • responsibilities include preparing icecream, sterilizing equipment, assembling ingredients

Shift Leader

  • part-time; night and weekend availability needed
  • pays a minimum of $15 per hour plus tips
  • must be 18 years or older
  • should have good communication skills
  • responsibilities including working the cash register, managing staff and updating a flavor menu


  • pays a minimum of $10-12 per hour plus tips
  • hours can range from 5-40 per week
  • interacts with customers while working in a fast-paced environment
  • responsibilities include working with a cash register, making change, following store instructions and making ice cream extras
  • free ice cream when on shift with off-shift discounts


  • full-time or part-time
  • must be available between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays
  • pays a minimum of $12-15 per hour plus tips
  • responsibilities include keeping the behind-the-scenes area clean, restocking ingredients and putting away deliveries

Learn about all positions here.

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Sarah has worked for WDIV since June 2018. She covers community events, good eats and small businesses in Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from Grand Valley State University.