Banquet Server (wage, Non-exempt)

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is seeking skilled service professionals that excel in a fast-paced workplace to join the Food Services Department as Banquet Servers. Banquet Server duties include:

Sets up and breaks down event area to meet function specifications. Gathers service items needed for events from various museum storage areas. Prepares the event space for service by draping tables with linen, setting tables, placing flowers and serving pieces as directed. Places food items in or on serving pieces as directed. Transports food items from the kitchen and places on the serving tables. Passes hors d’oeuvres or drinks on trays to guests. Remains attentive to diners as they consume the meal, replenishing beverages as required. Anticipates the needs of guests and politely responds to requests. Serves food and beverages at tables during seated functions as directed. Clears tables at conclusion of each course at seated functions. Keeps the event area cleared of glasses, plates, flatware, paper goods, and other materials. Returns food, beverage, and rental items to kitchen, dish machine or proper storage area. Other event-related support as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Aptitude for providing excellent customer service. Ability to operate calmly, professionally and graciously in a fast paced, high-pressure environment. Ability to read, write, comprehend and follow directions and instructions. Ability to communicate clearly with guests and staff. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and appearance during events. 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 10 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:

Advanced knowledge about food, wine, and beer. Prior experience in fine dining, hospitality, bartending or catering.

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 Thursday, March 21 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. Click here to apply for this position:

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