Employment

We seek staff members who have a passion for the arts and who enjoy working in a creative and demanding environment. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Portland Center Stage is committed to supporting a diverse workforce and does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.


BARISTA/BARBACK

Reports to: Food Services Supervisor

Employees in our food and beverage program work in partnership with the entire front of house team to ensure that patrons, artists, staff and guests receive exemplary customer service and hospitality. The Barista/Barback is responsible for working behind the bar to prepare specialty coffee drinks served during performances and other events hosted at the Gerding Theater at the Armory.  Candidates for this position must adhere to both food service regulations as prescribed by the Multnomah County Health Department, as well as alcohol service regulations as prescribed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Prepare and serve high-quality beverages at a quick pace to ensure all patrons are seated on time.
  • Track coffee inventory and notify Food Services Supervisor of ordering needs.
  • Assist all food and beverage staff during service as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work space at all times. Thoroughly clean the espresso machine and other coffee hardware at the end of each shift.
  • Assist customers with cash handling transactions with attentiveness and accuracy.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Food Services Supervisor.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Food Handlers/OLCC Alcohol Service permits in hand.
  • At least one year experience on a manual espresso machine, with an understanding of shot variables and a demonstrated ability to pull shots and steam milk for foam.
  • Working knowledge of both water and milk-based espresso drinks, from architecture to execution (latte art preferred).
  • The ability to multitask with a sense of urgency and timeliness is essential. Candidates must be able to work efficiently with ease and calm, while projecting confidence and professionalism.
  • Previous barback and/or bartending experience preferred. Candidates for this position must be able to respond to Bartender requests immediately.
  • Neat and clean appearance required.
  • Candidates must demonstrate an effortless and friendly demeanor, excellent oral communication skills, and a positive can-do attitude.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow instructions and procedures.
  • Brunch experience and a desire to cultivate relationships with our consistent customer base, a plus.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift a minimum 30 lbs.
  • Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness.
  • Open availability preferred. Includes weekends, daytime, and early evening hours.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • This position is part-time, non-exempt.
  • Complimentary tickets to Main Stage and Studio productions.
  • Employee meal benefits.

To apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject line “Barista/PCS Website.” Deadline to apply is September 5, 2014.

No phone calls, please.


KITCHEN ASSISTANT/COOK

Reports to: Kitchen Supervisor

The Armory Café and its staff are an important component of the theatergoing experience offered at Portland Center Stage. The Kitchen Assistant/Cook is responsible for working in the kitchen to prepare food served during performances and other events hosted at the Gerding Theater at the Armory. Candidates for this position must adhere to food service regulations as prescribed by the Multnomah County Health Department.  The most qualified candidate will have a minimum two years kitchen experience and an elevated sense of ownership over kitchen responsibilities.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Prepare all ingredients needed for service in the Armory Café according to instruction.
  • Ensure that the quality, quantity, freshness and presentation of all food served meets the Kitchen Supervisor’s standards.
  • Ensure that all food is adequately covered, labeled, dated and rotated.
  • Track product and notify Kitchen Supervisor of ordering needs.
  • Work to reduce waste.
  • Work with the Kitchen Supervisor and Event & Rentals Manager to execute catered events.
  • Assist with the production of prepared foods.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work space at all times.
  • Guarantee that the kitchen is prepared to be used by outside caterers, whenever necessary.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Kitchen Supervisor.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Food Handlers Permit in hand.
  • Minimum one year experience working in food preparation required, two years experience preferred.
  • Fundamental cooking techniques, including skill with a knife (speed, safety, consistency).
  • Strong work ethic and adaptability.
  • Self-motivated to identify problems and resolve them quickly.
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency and timeliness.
  • Ability to follow instructions and procedures.
  • Any combination of expo, event, catering, and/or brunch experience a plus.
  • Talents extending to mis en place and plating a plus.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift a minimum 30 lbs.
  • Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness.
  • Open availability preferred. Includes weekends, daytime, and early evening hours.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • This position is part-time, non-exempt.
  • Complimentary tickets to Main Stage and Studio productions.
  • Employee meal benefits.

To apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject line “Kitchen Assistant/PCS Website.” Deadline to apply is September 5, 2014.

No phone calls, please.

 




Portland Center Stage is committed to supporting a diverse workforce and does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.

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