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Banquet and Bar Assistant

The San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park seeks a full-time Banquet and Bar Assistant to join our outstanding team. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

Position Summary
The Banquet and Bar Assistant will ensure event guests have an exceptional experience at the San Diego Air & Space Museum through collaboration with Event staff and attention to detail in the set-up and maintenance of the event space. The Banquet and Bar Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to, event set-up and tear down; Pavilion maintenance; equipment maintenance; security; and bar set-up, tear down and inventory. The Banquet and Bar Assistant must possess excellent communication skills; be personable, professional, flexible; and work well in a fast-paced environment. Excellent customer service to internal and external customers is required.    

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support the successful execution of external and internal events
  • Understand and execute each event’s setup and breakdown needs (tables, chairs, A/V, bars, staffing, etc.)
  • Organize event storage including centerpiece and bar cages
  • Help facilitate vendor and client load-in and load-out
  • Clean and maintain Pavilion and fountain
  • Clean and maintain event equipment 
  • Work with the Special Events Manager to ensure the needs and requests of clients are met throughout the event
  • Serve as Museum security for non-alcohol events
  • Clerical assistance as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of one year experience in event operation or event industry
  • Friendly, outgoing personality with excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of health and safety guidelines in order to maintain a safe working environment for Museum staff and guests
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible schedule – availability nights, weekends, and holidays are required 
  • Positive attitude and ability to work as a member of the team
  • Attention to detail and presentation
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and take initiative
  • Experience using standard office equipment and applications (Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and knowledge of IPAD POS systems

Working Conditions
Work is performed in a number of environments which may include hot, cold, noisy, dusty, close spaces or at heights. Standing and/or walking for six or more hours per day and heavy physical activity is periodically required, including the handling of objects up to 50 pounds. The Museum is a non-smoking, drug-free workplace.  Successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check are required. 

$15-18 per hour depending on experience, plus benefits for full-time employment after probationary period

Application Process  
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!

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