Banquet Houseman, Magnolia St. Louis
posted on 2017-03-13 / St. Louis, MO
The Banquet Houseman does the set up, breakdown and storage of tables, chairs, dance floors, etc. for special event functions in the Hotel. It is a very physical position with lots of lifting, bending, pushing and pulling. The Banquet Houseman must be able to follow the Banquet Event Order directions very clearly. The Banquet Houseman shifts may be scheduled for nontraditional shift times.
Here is what Tyler H. a Banquet Supervisor at the Denver Magnolia Hotel says about working at the Magnolia: “The Magnolia is a great place to work for more than just practical things like benefits and opportunity. The Mag family is a tight one, where even people you don’t see on a regular basis like people from reservations or the corporate offices will greet you and ask after your day. This is the only large corporation type place I’ve ever worked where the owners are just as available and friendly and genuine as the line people and hourlies. I’ve always had support and direction from my management team, which is how I’ve gotten to where I am today. This is a place I’ll stay and a company I’m proud to work for.”
Some duties and responsibilities of the Banquet Houseman position include:
Setting the event according to the BEO instructions. Report any maintenance issues while setting so they can be corrected prior to the event. Breakdown room set and/or reset room as directed or store equipment, and clean room/area as directed. During course of setup or breakdown, maintain proper care of equipment, do not cause damage to doors, walls, doorways or flooring. Utilize proper ergonomics when setting or breaking down, ask for assistance when necessary. Conduct quality check on condition of tables, chairs and linens while setting the room.
Some desired qualifications of the Banquet Houseman position include:
Able to follow instructions from Captains and Managers. Ability to read, understand and complete written instructions in a BEO. Able to meet physical requirements of the position; heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, etc. Ability to complete assigned tasks on time and without close supervision. Ability to interact in a professional courteous manner with the guests. Willing to work a variety of shifts and schedules.
All applicants that are given a job offer must complete a pre-employment background check and drug screen.