TERM: Temporary, Contract dates: December 28, 2023 to February 2, 2024
STATUS:Exempt, at-will employee
COMPENSATION: $925 per week
SUPERVISOR(S):Director of Training, Training Programs Manager, General Manager
SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40+ hours/week
LOCATION: On-site at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA
Founded in 1978, Shakespeare & Company is a thriving center of creative and collaborative excellence in Actor Training, Performance, and Education, rooted in Shakespeare’s work and the Elizabethan ideals of inquiry, balance and harmony. Committed to nurturing the creative impulse, exploring the universal themes of human experience, engaging with the widest possible audience, and influencing future generations, Shakespeare & Company is also committed to evolving its approach to diversity and inclusion to engender an active process and positive change toward race equity in its employment and artistry. Shakespeare & Company is committed to the principles of equal employment. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities; it is our intent to maintain an inclusive work environment which is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of sex, gender, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, military service, veteran status, pregnancy or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically underrepresented in theater and theater administration including People of the Global Majority, LGBTQIA+ individuals, women, people who are neurodiverse, and people with disabilities. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of these policies in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, and all other conditions and privileges of employment. Our goal is to engage ourselves in endeavors which enrich and promote a more just society.
Shakespeare & Company is seeking an experienced, organized, and creative Food Services Manager for its residential winter actor training program (the Month-long Intensive). Responsibilities include developing menu plans; preparation of, service, and clean-up of 2 meals per day buffet style for approximately 50 people; and managing kitchen staff. The Food Services Manager fulfills a critical role in the program by contributing significantly to the physical and emotional well-being of staff, participants, and guests through creating a social opportunity for sharing experiences and opinions while providing appealing, nutritious, and plentiful meals.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Ensure allergen labels are accurate and accessible and allmenu items are labeled accurately
- Regularly inspecting all work areas to ensure that all refrigeration, storage, utensils, equipment, and working areas are in clean, working condition in compliance with Department of Health Regulations
- Practice “Teamwork” and “Clean as you go” policies
- Adhere to company policies/procedures and safe work practices and guidelines
- Execute the food preparation, set-up and clean-up of the food service areas for each meal including the cleaning of dishes, equipment, and work surfaces
- Train and manage kitchen assistants, including scheduling staff and assigning duties
- Taking inventory of food supplies and other consumables, ordering necessary supplies as needed, and receiving deliveries
- Monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes, and garnishing and presentation of food in order to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner.
- Arranging cleaning and maintenance services including trash removal, pest control, deep cleaning, and equipment maintenance, as needed
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND CHARACTERISTICS
- ServeSafe Manager and Allergen Awareness certification required
- Training in Approved Manual Choke Saving Procedures (which include the Heimlich Maneuver and Sequence of Obstructed Airway Maneuvers) required (can be obtained after hired)
- Proven experience working in the food service industry
- Strong knowledge of food health and safety regulations
- Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills and attention to detail
- Outstanding leadership and management skills
- Exceptional communication and customer service skills
- Ability to remain in stationary position for extended periods
- Ability to bend, reach, pull, and lift
- Ability to transport supplies and boxes weighing up to 40 pounds
- A commitment to values of equity and inclusion and experience communicating effectively with groups of individuals from diverse backgrounds, identities, abilities, and experiences
- Completion of a COVID-19 vaccine regime, including booster released in September 2023
This temporary full-time exempt position will receive compensation of $925 per week. Also included are most meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner for 6 days per week) and shared housing (private room, shared bathroom and kitchen facilities).
Candidates who possess the above qualifications, or transferrable skills, are encouraged to apply. Please send resume and references. Applications accepted until December 4, 2023.
By email: jobsearch@Shakespeare.org (include: Position Title and Name in subject line)
Job Search/Training Workshops Manager
Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240
In addition, Shakespeare & Company expects the following from each employee: adheres to Company policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about departmental issues; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; participates in Company events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.
Shakespeare & Company is committed to the principles of equal employment and to providing equal employment opportunities. It is our intent to maintain an inclusive work environment free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, military service, veteran status, pregnancy or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, and all other conditions and privileges of employment. Applicants from groups historically underrepresented in theater administration are strongly encouraged to apply.