Shaker Village
  • 16-Jan-2018 to 15-Mar-2018 (EST)
  • Restaurant Managers
  • Harrodsburg, KY, USA
  • Full Time

Full-time with benefits (Insurance, 401k, vacation, PTO)

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (SVPH) is on a mission to inspire generations through DISCOVERY, by sharing the legacies of the Kentucky Shakers.  SVPH is committed to bridging historic preservation, land conservation, engaged learning and warm hospitality to present an unrivaled destination experience. 

Home to the third largest Shaker community in the United States from 1805 until 1910, SVPH manages the country's largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky. Onsite amenities at SVPH include overnight accommodations, dining and catering services, retail shops, event and meeting venues, riverboat rides, historical exhibitions and tours, farm and garden area, nature preserve, multi-use trail system, equestrian stable and an extensive calendar of special programs, activities and events.  

Shaker Village Trustees' Table

The Trustees' Table supports the mission of Shaker Village by creating quality dining experiences that embrace contemporary tastes while continuing to champion farm-to-table and sustainable sourcing philosophies in the legacy of the Shakers. 

Restaurant Assistant Manager Job Summary 

The Restaurant Assistant Manager is responsible for the daily successful operation of a 120 seat restaurant on the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill property, as well as the attainment and maintenance of excellent service standards. 

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Directs front of house staff and maintains excellent level of guest service.
  • Inspires and motivates employees through team building efforts and will lead by example.
  • Orders food, supplies, and beverage provisions and maintains strict control on all inventories in conjunction with the Executive Chef and the Food and Beverage Director.
  • Takes action that will improve profitability without compromising standards.
  • Carries out regular on-the-job training programs for employees.
  • Is fully conversant with all statutory requirements regarding this food and beverage operation and will operate in accordance with all local, state and federal laws.
  • Maintains a high front of house profile with customers and forms cordial relationships with returning guests.
  • Handles the successful resolution of all customer complaints.
  • Supports the Food and Beverage Director in giving professional performance feedback to all staff.
  • Supports the execution of food and beverage service for all dining events at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Supports the Executive Chef in maintaining clean and safe working conditions in the kitchen and dining areas.
  • Understands the importance of health department standards and leading by example.
  • Develops, maintains and promotes positive and professional relationships with all departments and employees at Shaker Village.
  • Performs other duties as directed by management. 

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Working knowledge of service standards for food, wine and spirits.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to include writing procedures, scheduling, instructions and reports.
  • Ability to professionally and effectively correspond with external and internal customers via phone, email and other written correspondence.
  • Develops relationships which encourage openness, candor and trust, both internally and outside of the village.
  • Self-motivated, taking initiative and comfortable working under pressure.
  • Displays exemplary performance for the staff to follow. 

Supervisory Responsibilities 

  • Directly supervises dining team members.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies.
  • Responsibilities include, training employees; planning, assigning and directing work schedules, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Ensure all new employees receive a thorough training and are given the initial help they need to achieve the required standards in their jobs.
  • Sets clear performance expectations through directions and goals; actively listens to team members to determine needs and concerns and quickly responds
  • Supports team members to reach their full potential and give them the opportunity to develop their career. 

Mental and Physical Requirements 

  • Ability to maintain a calm professional demeanor during periods of uncertainty.
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms.
  • Stands and/or walks during the entire shift.
  • Reaches, bends, squats, stoops, shakes, pours, carries, pushes and lifts.
  • Frequent exposure to smoke, steam, high temperatures, humidity and extreme cold.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs. 

Working Environment and Conditions 

  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • Noise level is usually moderate.
  • Must have open availability to work any shift as directed by Food and Beverage Director. 

Education and Experience 

  • Three years or more experience as restaurant/kitchen manager, catering manager or chef
  • Experience with Restaurant Point of Sales Systems
  • High school diploma or equivalent 

Equipment and Tools 

  • General industrial kitchen equipment
  • Computer and peripherals
  • Proficiency with Restaurant Point of Sales Systems


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