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Requisition Number 16-0245
Post Date 12/28/2017
Title Carousel Waitstaff - PT
City New Orleans
State LA

This position is part-time.

The Carousel Waitstaff serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to guests seated at tables and bars, compute bill and accept payment, takes orders for and serve light meals and request identification from customers when legal age is in question.

Essential Functions
To perform the Carousel Waitstaff position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential duties and responsibilities of the Carousel Waitstaff position are as follow:

• Welcome and greet guests; make all guests feel comfortable and let them know you’re there to personally take care of them

• Take beverage orders from guests, enter orders in our order/sale system which relays orders to the kitchen and bar

• Deliver beverages from kitchen and bar to guests in a timely manner

• Perform side work at the start and end of each shift as required by service station assignment

• Maintain clean service areas

• Monitor and observe the dining experience of your guests; ensure that they are satisfied with the food and service; respond promptly and courteously to any requests

• Prepare the bar bill, present check to guest, accept payment, process credit card charges or make change (if applicable)

• Is ready and willing to assist fellow servers as situations arise

• Is ready and willing to assist bus persons with clearing and resetting tables

• Thanks guests for their visit and invite them to return

• Is available to fill in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the restaurant manager of immediate supervisor

• Other duties may be assigned


To perform the Carousel Waitstaff position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations; use reason even when dealing with emotional topics

Technical Skills - Assess own strengths and weaknesses; pursue training and development opportunities; strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; share expertise with others

Customer Service - Manage difficult or emotional customer situations; respond promptly to customer needs; solicit customer feedback to improve service; respond to requests for service and assistance; meet commitments

Interpersonal - Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; maintain confidentiality; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; remain open to others' ideas and try new things

Oral Communication - Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings

Team Work - Balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness to others' views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit; put success of team above own interests; ability to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; support team's efforts to succeed; recognize accomplishments of other team members

Written Communication - Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; present numerical data effectively; ability to read and interpret written information

Change Management - Develop workable implementation plans; communicate changes effectively; build commitment and overcome resistance; prepare and support those affected by change; monitor transition and evaluate results

Delegation - Delegate work assignments; match the responsibility to the person; give authority to work independently; set expectations and monitor delegated activities; provide recognition for results

Leadership - Exhibit confidence in self and others; inspire and motivate others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; inspire respect and trust; accept feedback from others; provide vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; give appropriate recognition to others; display passion and optimism; mobilize others to fulfill the vision

Quality Management - Look for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness

Business Acumen - Understand business implications of decisions; display orientation to profitability; demonstrate knowledge of market and competition; align work with strategic goals

Diversity - Demonstrate knowledge of EEO policy; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educate others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; build a diverse workforce

Ethics - Treat people with respect; keep commitments; inspire the trust of others; work with integrity and ethically; uphold hotel's organizational values

Organizational Support - Follow policies and procedures; complete administrative tasks correctly and on time; support hotel's goals and values; benefit hotel through outside activities; respect diversity

Adaptability - Adapt to changes in the work environment; manage competing demands; change approach or method to best fit the situation; ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events

Attendance and Punctulity - Consistently arrive at work on time; ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrive at meetings and appointments on time

Dependability - Follow instructions, responds to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; keep commitments; commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; complete tasks on time or notify appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative - Volunteer readily; undertake self-development activities; seek increased responsibilities; take independent actions and calculated risks; look for and take advantage of opportunities; ask for and offer help when needed

Innovation - Display original thinking and creativity; meet challenges with resourcefulness; generate suggestions for improving work; develop innovative approaches and ideas; present ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention

Judgment - Display willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgment; support and explain reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process; make timely decisions

Motivation - Set and achieve challenging goals; demonstrate persistence and overcome obstacles; measure self against standard of excellence; take calculated risks to accomplish goals

Planning and Organizing - Prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; plan for additional resources; set goals and objectives; organize or schedule other people and their tasks; develop realistic action plans

Professionalism - Approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accept responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments

Quality - Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; apply feedback to improve performance; monitor own work to ensure quality

Quantity - Meet productivity standards; complete work in timely manner; strive to increase productivity; work quickly

Safety and Security - Observe safety and security procedures; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for an individual to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the Carousel Cocktail Waitstaff position:

Language Ability
The individual selected for the Carousel Cocktail Waitstaff  position must demonstrate the ability to:

•  Effectively interact and communication with people from diverse ackgrounds

•  Read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos

•  Write simple correspondence

•  Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other associates of the hotel

Math Ability
The individual selected for the Carousel Cocktail Waitstaff position must demonstrate the ability to:

•  Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals

•  Compute rate, ratio and percent

Reasoning Ability
The individual selected for the Carousel Cocktail Waitstaff position must demonstrate the ability to:

•  Ability to apply common sense in understanding directions to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions

•  Deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations

Computer Skills
The individual selected for the Carousel Cocktail Waitstaff position must:

•  Demonstrate the ability to utilize a computer

•  Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Micro System or ability to quickly grasp proficiency in the Micros system

Certificates and Licenses
The individual selected for the Carousel Cocktail Waitstaff position must:

•  Possess a valid Louisiana Responsible Vendor’s Permit or

•  Possess the ability and willingness to attend a Responsible Vendor’s Class and pass the test with a score of 90% or better

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of the Carousel Cocktail Waitstaff position:

•  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

•  The position is located in a fast paced, bar setting with controlled temperatures

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the Carousel Cocktail Waitstaff position:

•  Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

•  Regularly talk or hear

•  Frequently stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms

 •   Occasionally walk

•  Safely navigate mulitple flights of stairs

Position Status and Availability
The individual selected for the Carousel Cocktail Waitstaff position must be available to work:

•  A part-time, flexible (AM or PM) shift, Monday – Sunday including holidays

Education and Experience
The individual selected for the Carousel Cocktail Waitstaff position must possess:

•  A high school diploma or general education degree (GED)

•  Two  (2) years of Server experience in a face-paced, high volume restaurant or bar setting

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