Job Description

We are a historic hotel located in the small hamlet of Independence, California, sitting in the heart of the Owens Valley and the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountain range. The Winnedumah Hotel was opened in 1927 and we recently came under new ownership and management. We are seeking to add to our existing staff.

We are seeking a two-person team to be our Assistant Innkeeper/Restaurant Team. This is initially a part-time role and would be ideal for two people who enjoy year-round outdoor activities and who would like to supplement their income while participating in the revitalization of an iconic hotel.

As our Assistant Innkeeper/Restaurant Team you will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of the hotel both front of house and back of house as well as handling our food and beverage offerings. We currently offer an extended continental breakfast only to our in-house guests, but we have plans to eventually open our restaurant to the general public for breakfast and dinner.

Our hotel is undergoing refreshing and refurbishment and the team will assist in a collaborative way with this process.

This team will be responsible for

  • All restaurant duties both front and back of house
  • Assisting with housekeeping, laundry, grounds keeping and light maintenance
  • Assisting with Front Desk operations including reservations, phone and email correspondence
  • Assisting with guest satisfaction from the moment the guest checks in to the check-out process including acting as a concierge and a resource for guests to come to for information on the area
  • Other numerous known and unknown duties that come with the running of a historic hotel undergoing a refresh

If needed, we can offer accommodation in a room within our hotel with 2 twin beds and a separate shared bathroom with all utilities and internet included as well as breakfast each day. However, we will consider reimbursing for space rental at one of the numerous RV sites in and around the town and this would be our preferred way for the team to live and be nearby.

Salary will be based on experience and whether housing is provided.

Hours will be based on occupancy loads and may require working split shifts, weekends, holidays, nights, early mornings etc.

Applicants should have the following:

  • Able to be very adaptive and flexible in a team and collaborative environment
  • Back of house prep cook or cook experience by one of the members of the team - this is an absolute must as at least one team member will be cooking up to 40 covers each morning initially
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Desire to provide the very best in hospitality
  • Be physically fit and able to lift at least 50 pounds, walk up and down stairs carrying heavy items, stand for long periods of time, able to bend, stoop and work in uncomfortable environments with extreme temperatures
  • Able to smile and maintain composure during any circumstance that may arise
  • Work with people from all walks of life and engage and interact with them
  • Have your own transportation (the closest small grocery store is about 15 miles away and the larger town is about 40 miles away

This is a chance for the team to be on the ground floor of an exciting opportunity and to enhance their skills in hospitality, working with award winning hospitality professionals.

Please be sure to take a moment and read up about Owens Valley and the town of Independence, California before applying.

We are seeking to fill these roles as soon as possible and are looking for candidates who can hit the ground running.

Please note we can only accept applications from applicants where both team members have the right to work in the USA (US citizen, Green Card)


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Job ID: 242263225

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