Food Service Lead (Full-Time or Part-Time)

The San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park seeks a Lead for our on-site food service operations. 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
Under the direction and supervision of the Guest Experience Manager, the Flight Path Grill (“FPG”) Lead leads the Museum’s food service operations. The FPG Lead works on a consistent daytime schedule to open the FPG to Museum guests every Saturday and Sunday at a minimum and keep cold items for sale in the Museum Store prepped and stocked.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Uphold the Museum’s reputation for excellence by providing a positive dining experience and superior customer service to our guests
  • Set up the FPG for operation on all scheduled days, making sure all areas are clean and food products are available
  • Prepare hot and cold food to order in an efficient and safe manner, adhering to food safety standards
  • Provide direction and support to FPG cashier and food runner
  • Cover all FPG positions as needed to include operating the POS system, running food, and maintaining a neat and clean area for guests
  • Ensure kitchen, storage, refrigeration, and guest seating areas are maintained, cleaned, and sanitized in accordance with health code policies and best practices
  • Ensure all equipment is kept clean and in working condition
  • Ensure overflow seating is available and inclement weather procedures are implemented when necessary
  • Order food products and consumables in appropriate quantities to meet demand and minimize waste, and ensure product orders are received in correct quantities and appropriately stocked and stored
  • Collaborate with senior staff to plan and price menu options
  • Train staff in proper food preparation and cooking procedures
  • Participate in other activities in support of the Museum

Desired Qualifications

  • Leadership and food preparation experience in a food service establishment
  • Positive attitude and ability to lead a small team
  • Good time management
  • Attention to detail and presentation
  • Current food handler’s card
  • Sales and POS system experience
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

Working Conditions
Work is performed outside and inside in a kitchen that is not temperature controlled. Standing for long periods while cooking and/or cashiering and lifting cases of food and drinks is required. The Museum is a non-smoking, drug-free workplace. Successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check is required prior to hire.

$17-20 per hour, plus benefits for full-time employment. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; paid holidays; vacation and sick leave; and discounts at select Balboa Park institutions. The Museum offers many options for medical coverage and pays 90% of medical, dental and vision insurance premiums.

Application Process
Please submit your resume and cover letter to or pick up and complete an application at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!

San Diego Air & Space Museum

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