SMG Host in Seattle, Washington


DEPARTMENT: Food & Beverage

REPORTS TO: Restaurant Supervisor

FLSA STATUS: Hourly Non-Exempt

Position Summary

The primary function of Dining Room Host is to support restaurant service with providing quick, cheerful, and knowledgeable guest service for event attendees at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, home of the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Seattle Opera. Prelude at McCaw Hall is a 200 seat restaurant featuring seasonal Northwest cuisine and executes service both pre-show and during intermission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintain Prelude Restaurant Front Desk including greeting and seating guests, answering phones, maintaining reservations and waitlists, and taking intermission pre-orders.
  • Execute service quickly, efficiently, and cheerfully and maintain the restaurant in a clean and organized manner including occasionally busing tables and running food if needed.
  • Perform all assigned side tasks including setup, organization, and cleanup tasks.
  • Meet SAVOR...McCaw Hall uniform and appearance standards at all times.
  • Hold current Food Worker's Card and Class 12 MAST permit.
  • Other duties as assigned by Food & Beverage management based on event needs.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • English language and professional verbal communication skills.
  • Minimum of 1 year restaurant experience is required. Previous experience at a multi-outlet property is preferred.
  • Experience using restaurant management software is required. Experience with OpenTable is preferred.
  • Previous experience using Point of Sale terminals and handling cash sales is preferred.
  • Ability to understand and enforce all SAVOR...McCaw Hall and WSLCB regulations regarding safety and alcohol service.
  • Ability to take direction and work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively in a high pressure environment.
  • Commitment to exceptional guest service.

Working Conditions

  • This position will require long periods of standing, walking and navigating stairs.
  • Direct contact with guests, managers and employees
  • Must be able to transport up to 50 pounds


Starting wage is $15.45/hour plus optional suggested server tip out. This is a seasonal, part-time position. All Food & Beverage scheduling is dependent on McCaw Hall's events calendar.


The essential responsibilities of this position are described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Also, this document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

To Apply

Apply at-

Savor...Seattle at McCaw Hall

305 Harrison St.

Seattle, WA 98109

Applicants that need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process may contact (206) 615-0234.

SMG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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