Job Description:

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is seeking energetic, attentive and motivated individuals to join the Food Services Department as a Server in Amuse Restaurant.

Amuse Restaurant is a contemporary fine dining restaurant overlooking the Robins Sculpture Garden, featuring an innovative menu and fresh, local ingredients. Just like the works of art in the museum and on the walls of Amuse, visitors delight in new masterpiece dishes and cocktails.

This is a non-exempt position without benefits, scheduled to work up to approximately 28 hours per week on average and up to 1,450 hours annually (May 1 – April 30). This position offers various Commonwealth of Virginia employee benefits such as free admission to special exhibitions, previews of special exhibitions, employee pricing for select museum programs and classes, as well as discounts in Amuse Restaurant, the Best Café and the VMFA shop.

Duties include:

Greets guests with a friendly and welcoming demeanor.

Accurately accepts customers’ food and drink orders.

Serves patrons food and beverages.

Accurately communicates guests’ order to chefs and bartenders.

Collects payment from guests.

Assists with setting tables and rearranging tables to accommodate various needs.

Works closely with management to address customer concerns.

Maintains table settings to include replenishing utensils, filling water glasses, removing courses as completed.

Anticipates the needs of guests and politely responds to requests.

Minimum Qualifications:

Aptitude for providing excellent customer service.

Ability to operate calmly, professionally and graciously in a fast paced, high-pressure workplace.

Ability to read, write, comprehend and follow directions and instructions.

Ability to maintain knowledge of menu items and ingredients.

Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and appearance.

Ability to handle money accurately.

Ability to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and taste and smell.

Ability to lift or move up to 50 pounds.

Ability to stand or walk for up to 8 hours.

Ability to work a flexible schedule to include days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

Ability to be prompt and punctual to scheduled shifts.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience as a server.

Prior experience in a fast-paced, fine dining environment.

Special Requirements: 

Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.

Special Instructions for Applicants:

Online applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on December 12, 2019.

Please contact the HR office at (804) 340-1485 if you need assistance. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is an EEO/AA, Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer.

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