Host (Casual Permanent)
The Westin Nova Scotian
1181 Hollis Street, B3H2P6 Halifax, NS
Deep in the heart of downtown Halifax, The Westin Nova Scotian offers first class accommodations in elegant and historic surroundings. We are an employer of choice in this vibrant city, being named a Great Place to Work (Retial & Hospitality), 2018 & 2019. With our 4 1/2 star Canada Select property offering 310 well-appointed guest rooms and 23,000 square feet of meeting space, our hotel is ideal for the business traveler, meeting planner, and leisure traveler alike. We currently have 2 openings for Casual Permanent Host.

The host/hostess must have a friendly and outgoing manner, work well in a busy environment, and be comfortable in controlling ‘the door’.  He/she must be organized and have the ability to prioritize and keep control and a smile on when pressure arises.  He/she must have the ability to multi-task and keep busy at all times.

  • High school diploma and experience in a hotel or a related field preferred.
  • Long hours sometimes required
  • Medium work-Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 20 pounds of force frequently of constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly
  • Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately.
  • Must maintain composure and objectivity under pressure
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying the concerns and issues raised by co-workers and guests.
  • Good wine knowledge is helpful
  • Responsible Beverage service certificate preferred.

  • Complete all side work and cleaning duties as described in the SOP’s
  • Have a full knowledge of the sections of the dining room as well as the menus
  • Greet all guests in a timely manner
  • Answer all telephone calls within 3 rings and with the proper greeting
  • Keep the buffet looking presentable at all times, well stocked, hot food hot, cold food cold
  • Provide assistance to the servers where needed, bussing tables, resetting, making coffee, tea etc, delivering food when need be
  • Cover breaks for servers by watching over their section, and providing breaks for Café Pronto attendants.
  • Keep hostess stand properly stocked and organized at all times
  • All other duties as required

RATE OF PAY:  $ 13.47/hr (post probationary)

CLOSING DATE: November 25, 2018

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