The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is seeking outgoing and lively individuals to assist the Museum with a variety of evening events in the Museum’s visitor’s center. This position requires a flexible schedule, the ability to stand for long hours, and the capacity to move heavy furniture. Experience with food and beverage handling, as well as an interest in the history and foods of New York City, while not required, are favored. Customer service experience is required.
The Events Staff will be required to participate in the preparation, execution, and break down of events.
I. Preparation for Events
Preparation for these events includes three stages:
First: Walking or taking public transit to numerous restaurants in the Lower East Side to pick up the various foods that will be served;
Second: Setting up of events spaces and food handling devices;
Third: Food preparation, which includes washing, chopping and plating food.
II. Execution of Events
Event execution includes ‘front of house’ and ‘back of house’ staff:
‘Front of house’ includes a bartender – no drink mixing necessary – and staff to sweep the events space, remove used plates and bottles, empty trash when necessary, restock food table to keep a bountiful appearance, and ability to answer any questions that the patrons may have.
‘Back of house’ will make sure that extra or back up plates of food are ready, and clean the kitchen as the event progresses.
*Staff may be asked to plate and pass hors d’oeuvres.
III. Breakdown of Events
Break down includes removal of all dishes and trash, replacing all Museum furniture to its original state, and the proper and sanitary cleaning of all dishes. All per diem staff will be asked to carry tables and wash dishes.
Please send resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.