Server Assistant / Expeditor / Host (Wage, Non-exempt)

$500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS!

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

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).

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.

Diversity and inclusivity are at the heart of what we do at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and we are committed to upholding these values in our retail and foodservice operations. As an extension of the museum’s mission to enrich the lives of all, our Enterprise Operations are passionately dedicated to opening the museum’s doors to people from all backgrounds, including all races, ethnicities, genders and abilities.

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).

Employer paid trainings, to include ServSafe Certification is provided.

Server Assistant / Expeditor / Host duties includes:

  • Sets and clears tables.
  • Assists servers in delivering food.
  • Seats guests.
  • Knowledgeable about restaurant menu.
  • Manages daily inventory of supplies in the back-of-house.
  • Knowledgeable about the museum, providing information to guests.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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 and in professional manner with guests and staff.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and appearance.
  • Ability to operate the point-of-sale register system, including processing credit card and cash transactions.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to be prompt and punctual to scheduled shifts.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a fast-paced, fine dining restaurant or hotel.
  • Experience with reservation systems and seating charts.
  • Experience with back-of-house expediting.
  • Knowledgeable about a wide range of cuisine, wine, beer and other spirits.

Special Requirements: 

Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.

Disclosure of vaccination status will be required during new employee orientation on your first day of work. If you are not vaccinated for any reason or choose not to disclose your vaccination status, you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 once a week as long as ED#18 is in effect.

Special Instructions for Applicants:

Interested individuals must submit an online application. Position is open until 11:59 p.m. on October 25, 2021.

Please contact the HR office at if you need assistance. VMFA is an EEO/AA and Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer.

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