Leica is hiring 11 staff, including a ?barista? for its on-site café, as part of the expansion of its Mayfair store, announced late last year.

The positions include a deputy manager, a Client Care technician and a ?binocular & riflescope expert?.

Last year Leica announced plans to open a photographic studio on the second floor of a vacant three-storey mews property opposite its existing base at 34 Bruton Place, London W1.

The expansion project aims to allow a wider range of Leica Akademie training workshops and provide new camera hire facilities for users of its professional S-System.

The barista will work at a new street-level café called Café Optik.

Plans also include a Leica ‘theme room’, housing 50in plasma TV screens, and a gallery showcasing images taken using Leica cameras.

For details visit http://www.leica-storemayfair.co.uk/news/recruitment-leica.html

Job applications should be emailed to chris@out-smart.co.uk

The closing date is 16 April.

In 2010, Leica Camera Ltd announced a restructure of its UK business, with the loss of several jobs.