Banquet Assistant Manager, Cantigny

 

Position:         Banquet Assistant Manager
Reports to:     Banquet Manager

Cantigny:

Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Cantigny Park is the former home of Colonel Robert McCormick, longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune.  He left this 500 acre estate as a gift for community.  Cantigny Park is home to the McCormick Museum, First Division Museum, spectacular gardens, picnic grounds, nature trails, a Visitors Center with banquet and dining facilities, educational and recreational programs and much more.  Explore Cantigny at www.cantigny.org.   Cantigny Golf, adjacent to the park, features a 27-hole championship golf course, full-service clubhouse with banquet and dining facilities, Cantigny Golf Academy and the 9-hole Cantigny Youth Links. Explore Cantigny Golf at www.cantignygolf.com.

 

Principal Function:
Support banquet operation through administrative duties, operation management and sales.


Responsibilities:

  • Administrative duties; typing, telephones, correspondence, maintain banquet calendars, database and hard copy files, etc., as required. 
  • Communicates banquet information internally through creation, distribution and editing of Banquet Event Orders and externally through contracts, letters and emails.
  • Assist sales in promotion, booking catering events and provides site tours as needed.
  • Assist Banquet Managers in placing orders to vendors, (cakes, linens, chairs, hotel, AV, etc.)
  • Assists Banquet Managers in the operation of events and supervision of staff when required
  • Assume all responsibilities of the Banquet Manager in his/her absence.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelors or Associate Degree in Hospitality Management or the equivalent
    • Dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service
    • Must demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communication skills
    • Computer proficient in Microsoft products
    • Strong typing skills
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills, detail orientated and capable of multitasking
    • Restaurant and banquet experience preferred
    • Valid Illinois driver’s license
    • Responsible Alcohol Service Training and Certification
    • Ability to develop, motivate, mentor and coach 
    • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
    • Willing and able to work day and/or evening shifts as required
How to apply for this job:
Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements through this form

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