NYA Temporary Restaurant Associate at Wildlife Conservation Society

New York Aquarium
Job Description
Department: Restaurant Services
Employment Type: Temporary Associate
Status: Non-Exempt
Grade Level: Hourly
Pay Rate: Salary is compensatory based on experience
Reports To: Seasonal Supervisors, Managers and Full-Time Management Staff
Schedule: Must be able to work weekends and holidays; weekday hours also available
Hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, dependent on weather and guest attendance; schedule subject to change through the spring and summer. Hours are subject to change on short notice depending on weather and needs of the business
Overview of restaurant responsibilities
  • Ensuring quality standards of all products by adhering to local, state, and federal food handling, preparation, and portioning procedures
  • Prepare and sell WCS food items and increase sales through cross and up-selling
  • Collect payment for items, adhere to all cash handling and inventory policies and procedures
  • Provide consistent quality offerings through the proper preparation and display of goods
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned work areas, as instructed
  • Stock shelves or process deliveries, following departmental inventory control procedures
  • Complete other assignments and helping others on the team as required
  • Daily Cleaning
  • Comply with coursework and regulations for all Health Department licenses, as required

Maintenance Responsibilities
  • Remove debris and empty trash receptacles from restaurant seating and public areas.
  • General sanitation of restaurants, carts, depots and commissary.
  • Deep cleaning of equipment, walls, floors, ceilings etc. as assigned
  • Operate light weight grounds equipment (i.e. pressure washer, leaf blower, etc.)
  • Adhere to local, state, and federal cleanliness, food handling, food storage procedure

Qualification Requirements
All candidates must possess the following:
  • Proof of completed Covid-19 vaccination (At least 2 doses)
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • A positive and outgoing demeanor is a must
  • Must be able to work well among others in a positive environment
  • Must be flexible because we cross train employees to work in all facets of our operation
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to frequently move objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to remain outdoors and maintain alertness in a variety of weather conditions
  • Prior cash handling experience preferred, but not required
  • Prior food preparation experience preferred, but not required
  • Reliability and dependability

  • Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, New York Aquarium

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