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The award-winning Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara is hiring!

We are a locally owned & operated hotel offering exceptional service, modern amenities and comfortable accommodations in an ideal location near top destinations and popular points of interest for professionals, families, and couples. Our lush gardens and waterlily lagoon with ducks, turtles and Koi fish provide a beautiful oasis for our guests and team members.

Please contact us regarding current job opportunities at the at the front desk, housekeeping, maintenance and food service.

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Immediate Open Opportunities Are Listed Below:

  • Hawkeye Spa
    • Massage Therapist

      NYS licensed in Massage Therapy. Professionally perform a body massage on a guest while consistently obtaining full guest satisfaction.
      Complete services requested within the time frame specified by management
      Must be proficient in all areas of massage therapy, including but not limited to anatomy, physiology, body systems. Maintain products, supplies, and inventory.

      Must be able to work well within a team environment.

      An Otesaga attitude to bring enjoyment to our guests.

  • Culinary
    • Sous Chef

      Recognized to be the Manager of the kitchen in absence of the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef. Maintains cleanliness and maintenance of facility. Work with Executive Chef to create a productive working staff while maintaining grooming standards and standards of conduct set forth by Management.

       

      ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

      1. Maintains sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas.
      2. Demonstrates strong culinary skills
      3. Monitors receipt of supplies and proper storage
      4. Verifies that prepared food meets requirements for quality and quantity.
      5. Analyze and perform monthly inventory, portion and waste control, and sanitation codes
      6. Reads food order slips or receives verbal instructions as to food required by patron, and prepares and cooks food according to instructions.
      7. Cooks the exact number of items ordered by each guest or group, working on several different orders simultaneously.

       

      ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

      1. Availability to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays (required).
      2. Certification in sanitation and workplace safety regulations.
      3. Practices safe food handling techniques, preparation, and cooking procedures.
      4. Develop end of day closing procedure of kitchen
      5. Must be efficient, work in high volume, multitask and work well as part of a team.
      6. Ability to withstand constant pressure to prepare meals quickly, while ensuring quality is maintained, and safety and sanitation guidelines are observed.
      7. Personal cleanliness is essential.
      8. Knowledge and implementation of work place safety 
    • Line Cook

      The Line Cook is responsible for the daily preparation of food items in the pantry, fry and/or stations or other areas of the kitchen. At times, the Line Cook will be tasked to prepare items for another station or special event. In addition, the Line Cook cleans kitchen equipment, organizes produce delivery, and completes a nightly inventory. The ideal Line Cook candidate has a minimum of one year training and/or experience and is responsible to:

      • Set up station according to restaurant guidelines
      • Practice, monitor, and reinforce food safety procedures according to policy and health/sanitation regulations Follow recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications as set by the restaurant
      • Manage and maintain a safe working condition
      • Restock all items as needed throughout shift
      • Has understanding and knowledge to properly use and maintain all equipment in station
      • Perform additional responsibilities as requested by the Executive Chef or Executive Sous Chef.
      • Maintain fast, accurate service, positive guest relations, and ensure products are consistent with quality standards

      Hourly compensation depends on experience and culinary expertise.

    • Steward / Dishwasher

      A Steward or Dishwasher is primarily responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of all hotel china, silverware, and cookware. This person must have good communication skills and have the ability to lift, pull and push a moderate amount of weight. This is a fast-paced position that will involve constant staff interaction.

      This position will maintain cleanliness of the staff cafeteria and kitchens including floors and equipment. Constant disinfecting and sanitizing of all areas is  a must.

    • Chef de Cuisine

      JOB SUMMARY:

      Recognized to be the Manager of the kitchen in absence of the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef. Maintains cleanliness and maintenance of facility. Work with Executive Chef to create a productive working staff while maintaining grooming standards and standards of conduct set forth by Management.

      ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

      1. Maintains sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas.
      2. Demonstrates strong culinary skills while maintaining control of food costs.
      3. Monitors receipt of supplies and proper storage
      4. Verifies that prepared food meets requirements for quality and quantity.
      5. Analyze and perform monthly inventory, portion and waste control, and sanitation codes
      6. Reads food order slips or receives verbal instructions as to food required by patron, and prepares and cooks food according to instructions.
      7. Communicate with all food and beverage areas and carry out BEO instructions as discussed in morning BEO meetings.
      8. Review and update recipes and create weekly specialty and seasonal items
      9. Cooks the exact number of items ordered by each guest or group, working on several different orders simultaneously.

      ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

      1. Availability to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays (required).
      2. Certification in sanitation and workplace safety regulations.
      3. Practices safe food handling techniques, preparation, and cooking procedures.
      4. Develop end of day closing procedure of kitchen
      5. Must be efficient, work in high volume, multitask and work well as part of a team.
      6. Ability to withstand constant pressure to prepare meals quickly, while ensuring quality is maintained, and safety and sanitation guidelines are observed.
      7. Personal cleanliness is essential.
      8. Knowledge and implementation of work place safety
      9. Control kitchen staff work hours. Examples keep overtime to a minimum and enforce staff to only work hours that they are scheduled.
  • Food & Beverage
    • Restaurant Busser
      We are looking for a Busser to support our wait staff and set up our dining areas. This position will ensure our daily operations run smoothly and our guests have a pleasant dining experience.

      Job responsibilities:
      • Prepare dining areas before guests are seated
      • Set the tables for the next dining guests
      • Place tableware and condiments on tables
      • Serve water 
      • Refill beverages 
      • Remove dirty utensils and replenish, as needed
      • Clean, sanitize and reset tables after guests leave
      • Maintain health and safety regulations at all kitchen and dining areas
      • Must be able to lift 25 - 40 pounds  
      • Responsibilities as assigned.
    • Servers
      At The Otesaga Resort Hotel, we believe our guests select us because of our professional and attentive employees who are focused on providing gracious hospitality and meaningful experiences to each and every guest. The Otesaga Hotel, high expectations aren't just met-they're exceeded. It's a place of outstanding rewards, where talent opens doors to exciting challenges in the hospitality industry. Our Restaurant servers will be trained to serve in all our restaurants. The employee will perform this job by:
       
      • submitting guest menu selections for preparation and then presenting these food and beverage preferences to our guest.
      • The right person will gain menu knowledge and give recommendations from our compilation of cuisine and drink offerings.
      • The restaurant server will engage with our guest and create the restaurant experience by their style and service attributes.
      • Other duties include general restaurant preparation and maintaining a sanitary environment.

      If you have experience as a server in a restaurant, we'd love to hear from you! This is a great opportunity to get a start with The Otesaga Resort Hotel as a restaurant server. For immediate consideration of the restaurant server position, apply with our online application!

    • Restaurant Greeter
      The primary purpose of the Greeter is to provide guests with an excellent restaurant experience in accordance with the established policies and procedures.

      Work Performed:

      The Greeter will be tasked with the following duties, responsibilities, and assignments:
      • Schedule dining reservations on 7 Shifts and schedule parties or special services with the appropriate departments
      • Ensure prompt and courteous service to guests.
      • Answer telephone calls and process phone orders.
      • Greet guests, escort them to tables, and provide menus , answering dining related questions
      • Coordinate amenity delivery request in connection with the kitchen department.
      • Monitors tables in assigned section ensuring all guests are served.
      • Keep dining room greeter podiums neat and clean
      • Follow all company safety and security policies and procedures, including reporting accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to management.
      • All other work as required to complete the primary purpose of the position.
    • Banquet House Person
      Job Overview

      A Banquet House Person is responsible for setup and breakdown of event spaces.

      Essential Responsibilities
      • Set banquet tables and chairs to meet function specifications. Responsible for all set-up and breakdown duties.
      • Handling/placement of linens for table setup.
      • Assist other departments wherever necessary to maintain a positive guest experience.
      • Always maintain professional appearance.
      • Assist others, when needed, with side work to include cleaning, stocking, folding, polishing etc.
      • Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Food & Beverage and Banquet Manager.
      Work Environment
      • Constant standing and walking on a variety of surfaces (tile, carpet, rubber mats etc.)
      • Occasional crouching or bending at the knees in order to lift furniture.
      • Frequent stooping or bending at the waist
      • Constant twisting of knees, waist and neck
      • Frequent grasping to set up banquet tables.
      • Frequent pushing and pulling carts, tables, glass and china carts.
      • Ability to work as part of a team.
      • Uses close, distant, color, peripheral, depth perception vision and adjusts vision focus.
      • Must be able to work nights/weekends
    • Food & Beverage Manager
      The Otesaga Hotel is looking for a Food and Beverage Manager to oversee front of the house operations in the Hawkeye Grill Restaurant. 

      Responsibilities:
      • Supervise all restaurant activities
      • Oversee guest services and resolve issues
      • Ensure a high quality of guest satisfaction
      • Train and manage restaurant supervisor, greeters, servers, and bussers
      • Create and adjust staff schedules to meet restaurant needs
      • Adhere to all hotel policies
      • Responsible for appropriate cash handling in the department
      • Hire, train, and supervise restaurant staff
      • Mentor, monitor and assist mid-level managers
      • Monitor service performance to ensure all employees are working within outlined operating standards
      • Contribute service improvement suggestions
      • Liaise with Culinary leadership on food availability, shortages, specials
      ‚ÄčQualifications:
      • Previous experience in restaurant management
      • Strong leadership qualities
      • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
      • Excellent written and communication skills
      • Strong attention to detail
    • Bartender

      The Restaurant Bartender will be tasked with the following duties, responsibilities, and assignments:

      • Provide exceptional and professional service to guests by promptly welcoming and courteously serving guests ;
      • Dispense alcoholic beverages and control service to ensure accordance with liquor laws and company policies and regulations ;
      • Perform side duties such as cleaning , sanitizing , garnish preparation, miscellaneous food and beverage preparation, stocking, etc .;
      • Ensure all alcohol is removed from counters and tables prior to closing time ;
      • Complete daily opening and closing duties ;
      • Account for all cash and secure money drops according to company policy ;
      • Ensures tips are reported properly for tax processing;
      • Servsafe. Keep compartment sink, side boards, and refrigerators clean and sanitized.
      • Any and all other work as required to complete the primary purpose of the position.
  • Front Desk
    • Front Office Manager

      To plan, organize and coordinate the staff and resources for an efficient and hospitable guest experience. They are expected to manage the staff on the floor and outside to ensure the shift runs smoothly. They interview and hire for each area and  oversee any guest or employee related concerns if necessary. They are always expected to lead by example and reinforce the Otesaga's policies and procedures. They will execute employee training and safety procedures. This position will require leadership skills necessary to successfully operate the front desk and recreation areas.  

      Essential Functions:
      • Ensure that the staff is present, dressed in the full appropriate uniform and pre-shifted prior to the start of their shift.
      • Ensure that all recreation areas are kept clean stocked and are attended to each day and throughout their shift.
      • Post room charges to guest rooms for recreation retail and activities.
      • Be aware of all current rates, packages, and promotions.
      • Be familiar with all groups.
      • Be able to follow duties of a front desk clerk.
      • Handle guest concerns should they arise.
      • Ensure that all staff are always following appropriate safety procedures and are working in a safe work environment.
      • Monitor inventory and order department supplies.
      • Oversee all check in/out of guests in a friendly, efficient and courteous manner.
      • Have knowledge and assist in all emergency procedures as required.
      • Ensure that all staff remains polite, courteous, and hospitable while working with each other and our guests.
      • Disinfect and sanitize all equipment while making sure masks are worn and social distancing is practiced.
      • Oversee concierge and recreation activities for The Otesaga Resort Hotel.
      • Ensure guest satisfaction and safety for pool, dock and outside activities
      • Oversee the employee and guest shuttle
      • Maintain the shuttles to ensure employees have a safe, clean ride into the workplace and shuttles are maintained
      • Log all guest requests for shuttle service and ensure they have a safe and clean ride
      QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Experience in customer service
      • Previous supervisory responsibility
      • Regularly ensures that all systems are in working order and maintains complete knowledge of all system applications.
      • High School or 2-year College Education preferred
      • Good organizational skills
    • Recreation Attendant

      Administer the activities and programs to guests offered by the Recreation Department with a warm and courteous attitude while maintaining a clean, safe, and fun environment.

      Responsibilities
      • Assure cleanliness and organize the following areas: Family Pool, Corn Hole Boards; Crochet; Lake Dock area for swimming, fishing, and renting boats.
      • Provide enthusiastic customer service for recreation. This includes and is not limited to: welcoming guests, taking reservations for amenities, answering phone calls, providing resort information,  monitoring bike rentals
      • Cleaning, maintaining  patio equipment including chairs, umbrellas and tables.
      • Monitor and address regulations and safety concerns for The Otesaga Resort Hotel recreation.
      • Issuing and inventorying pool towels.
      • Required to work holidays, weekend, day and night shifts as needed.
      • Additional duties assigned by the Director of Rooms.
  • Guest Services
    • Bell staff

      Transporting guest luggage is one of the main bellman duties. At The Otesaga Resort Hotel, bell service staff are typically responsible for unloading luggage at curbside upon a guest's arrival, as well as delivering the luggage to a guest's room after check-in. Bell service staff also store luggage for guests as needed before or after check-in/check-out, and usually load it directly into the guests vehicle upon request.

      Bellman responsibilities include assisting guests with making arrangements for local activities. Bell service staff often give advice on local things to do and see, recommending restaurants in various price ranges and local attractions.

      Bellman may transport or arrange for transportation to the airport. 

      Flowers, gifts and other room amenities may be delivered by Bell staff. 

  • Housekeeping
    • Room Attendants
      Duties include but are not limited to, deep cleaning and upkeep of guest rooms, cleaning and upkeep of guest hallways including doors and windows, neatness of closets and carts. Heavy cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing of all areas including doors and windows, etc.
    • Houseperson
       Duties include but are not limited to, heavy vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, cleaning of restrooms, removing trash, taking care of guest requests, delivering, and picking up of clean and dirty linen, etc. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Assist with disinfecting and sanitizing. 
  • Golf Course Maintenance And Hotel Grounds
    • Golf Course Maintenance

      Perform turf and landscape maintenance tasks including spring golf course preparation, playing season course grooming and maintenance, and course closing tasks in the late fall to ready course for the winter season. Areas of maintenance include tee boxes, fairways, roughs, bunkers and greens.

      • Continuous manual labor including raking, digging, grading and heavy lifting and carrying
      • Operation of various golf maintenance equipment for mowing tees, greens, fairways, rough, weed eating and leaf blowing
      • Responsible for watering sod, seed, trees and required areas using hoses and sprinklers
      • Maintain sand bunkers with hand tools, such as rakes and shovels
      • Accountable for using a variety of hand tools to dig and repair holes on the course
      • Apply soil amendments, prune trees or lay sod
      • Daily debris and garbage collection throughout the golf course
      • Equipment operation including skid steers, golf carts, tractors, light utility vehicles and mowing equipment
      • Compliance with all safety regulations of assigned tasks, and ensure a clean and safe working environment with active participation in the health and safety program
      • Adhere to all environmental policies and programs as required
      • Other duties as assigned
    • Hotel Grounds
      The Groundskeeper is responsible for maintaining the hotel grounds at a level that exceeds guests expectations.
      Responsibilities
       
      • Mowing of the lawns and string trim work
      • Pruning of hedges and trees
      • Watering of plants and lawns
      • The ability to lift 50 lbs multiple times on a regular basis
      • Tend to the picking up of trash
      • Mulching of flower beds
      • Pulling weeds from a kneeling position in flowering beds
      • Planting of flowers from a kneeling position
      • Running edger to edge beds and sidewalks
      • Be able to work outside in all weather
      • Daily tasks as dictated by the hotel grounds foreman or golf course superintendent
      • Perform any other job related duties as assigned.
  • Golf Pro Shop
    • Golf Pro Shop Clerk

      The Golf Shop Attendant reports directly to the Director of Golf. They assist members and guests in making tee times, purchasing of merchandise, and the tendering of greens fees and cart fees. They will need to possess a friendly disposition, exceptional phone skills and frequently multitask while in the golf shop.

       

      Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Provide first class customer service to Leatherstocking Members and guests
      • Assist with day-to-day golf shop duties
      • Answering phones and book tee times
      • Assist with opening and closing procedures
      • Assist with merchandising of golf shop
      • Assist in managing facility tournament operations including weekly events
      • Service and customer focused attitude
      • Maintain and promote a positive professional image

       

      Qualifications:

      • Experience with excel and/or Point of Sale systems
      • Retail experience, preferred.
      • Demonstrated quality verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
      • Positive attitude, professional manner and appearance at all times
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic all staff is required to wear face masks and adhere to the social distancing policy.
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