HOSTESS/HOST, 1 ELGIN

 
 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
It is the National Arts Centre’s goal to be a more welcoming, inclusive, accessible, and diverse organization for all Canadians. We believe that the basis of this inclusivity requires a socially and culturally diverse workforce and, therefore, we actively seek to recruit candidates who identify as women, Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour (IBPoC), persons from the LGBTQ2+ community and persons with disabilities. We encourage you to self-identify in the recruitment process.

COVID-19 Pandemic:
Resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the safety of all NAC employees, and in keeping with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) guidelines, it is recommended that while working from the NAC employees should wear masks. Whether individuals decide to wear a mask or not, we thank you for being respectful of others’ choices. Additionally, it is recommended to follow OPH guidelines on workplace preventive practices, (such as distancing, masking when distancing is not possible, ventilation, cleaning, workplace testing, and screening programs) to help prevent transmission.

On occasion, the NAC may impose the wearing of masks and the enforcement of rapid testing should it be deemed reasonable and necessary to do so. 

Due to the nature of the position, you will be required to report into the National Arts Centre (NAC) building full-time, effective your first date of employment.
Introducing the National Arts Centre.
The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams—the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety—and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada.

Curious to learn more? We invite you to read our strategic plan for 2020-2023 in The Next Act.

Collaboration, innovation and community-led engagement are only some of the many initiatives the NAC will leverage to help shape a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for the performing arts in Canada, one that embodies our slogan and loudly proclaims that Canada is our stage.

Job Number: J0721-0673
Job Title: HOSTESS/HOST, 1 ELGIN
Employment Type: Part-Time continuing
Job Category: Hospitality
Open Positions: 5
Posting Date: July 21, 2022
Closing Date: August 28, 2022
Salary: $18.97 - $18.97/Hour
Language Requirement: Bilingual
Working Hours: Part-time, continuing. Afternoon, evening, weekends and holidays.
Job Reports To: 1 Elgin Supervisors

Key Activities

The Hostess/Host is accountable for greeting guests and assisting the supervisor in providing prompt, efficient and courteous service at all times. The Hostess/Host is responsible for taking reservations for 1 Elgin restaurant as well as daily preparation of the restaurant reservation list. This position requires a high degree of diplomacy given the liaising tasks associated with seating guests in sections associated with each member of the serving staff.

Skill Requirements

• Completed a high school diploma;
• One (1) year of experience in a similar fine dining position;
• Finely honed customer service skills;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to work well under pressure;
• Ability to work well in a team environment; and demonstrate solid relationship building skills;
• Ability to follow specific direction;
• Physical work will be required;
• Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs on a regular basis;
• Must be able to stand & exert well-paced mobility for up to 12 hours;
• Available to work an irregular schedule (afternoons, evenings, weekends and holiday shifts);
• Fluency in both official languages is required;
• A past record of satisfactory attendance and punctuality is a requirement.*

* Regular attendance at work is an expectation of employment and an essential part of every job.

Who Can Apply

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

All communication will be conducted through email and interviews via videoconferencing. Please submit your cover letter and résumé and ensure to have the most up-to-date information on your resume including your current email address.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by us.

Important Notice

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation for an interview or written exam, please advise us when initially contacted.

The successful candidate will be required to provide the original or a certified copy of their education credentials as appropriate, along with proof of a valid Criminal Background Check as a condition of employment.

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