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Opportunities

There are many ways for you to get involved with the Dakota. Listed below are our current employment opportunities.

Employment

FRONT OF HOUSE FLOOR MANAGER

The Dakota, an iconic downtown Minneapolis institution nationally known for creating a unique and exciting atmosphere that combines world class music and upscale dining, is seeking a seasoned and mature Front of House (FOH) Manager with a deep understanding of hospitality to assist the GM and AGM in setting and maintaining high hospitality standards for our team. The preferred candidate will also share the responsibility of ensuring that service is always properly executed, particularly during periods of high volume. They will know how to lead a team and actively promote a positive, healthy work environment. FOH Managers will also assist with operational and administrative duties, and will be active in counselling, coaching, and training our team.

Requisite Skills and Abilities

2 years of upscale restaurant experience and 1 year of upscale management experience are preferred,  but candidates showing great enthusiasm, professionalism and potential will certainly be considered.

We value an innate sense of hospitality, excellent verbal communication skills, an ability and willingness to maintain a high level of attention to detail in administrative tasks and in monitoring service. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to work independently and conduct effective problem resolution. Basic knowledge with MS Office (Excel and Word) restaurant POS systems is a must. Interest and/or background in music, wine and cuisine is a big plus but an open mind and a willingness to learn is required.

Details

This is a full-time hourly position. Additional hours will be expected during the busy holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve or as business requires. Must be available weekends. Opening and closing duties will be shared with another FOH Manager. Applicant needs to have a flexible schedule.

Benefits

  • $2,000.00 Re-Opening Bonus (paid in installments in October and December)
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401K
  • PTO
  • Free and discounted tickets to shows (artist dependent)
  • Discounted Food and Beverage when attending shows
  • Complimentary Shift Meal

Application Process

Please email a brief work history and contact info to team@dakotacooks.com; or mail resume materials: ATTN Scott, c/o Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN  55403

SERVER

The Dakota, an iconic downtown Minneapolis institution nationally known for creating a unique and exciting atmosphere that combines world class music and upscale dining, is seeking a server with at least two years of professional food, wine and beverage development in a fine dining or upscale restaurant. The ideal candidate would also have experience in, and be proficient at, service in a high-volume setting.

This position requires the ability to provide exceptional hospitality to guests and co-workers while also executing the sequence of service with accuracy and speed.

Details

Both full and part-time positions are available. A commitment to work a minimum of three shifts per week and weekend availability is required. Additional hours will also be required during the busy holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.

Benefits

  • $1,000 Re-Opening Bonus (paid in installments in October and December)
  • Medical and Dental Insurance available to those working an average of 30+ hours per week
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K
  • Free and discounted tickets to shows (artist dependent)
  • Discounted food and beverage when attending shows
  • Complimentary shift meal

Because we believe that taking care of our employees is the best way to take care of our guests, our Dakota management team works diligently to promote an enjoyable, positive and healthy work environment for all.

Application Process

Please email a brief work history and contact info to team@dakotacooks.com; or mail resume materials: ATTN Scott, c/o Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN  55403.

BARTENDER

The Dakota, an iconic downtown Minneapolis institution nationally known for creating a unique and exciting atmosphere that combines world class music and upscale dining, is seeking a bartender with at least two years of professional food, wine and beverage development in an upscale restaurant. The ideal candidate would also have experience in, and be proficient at, service in a high-volume setting. The position requires the ability to provide exceptional hospitality to guests and co-workers while also preparing beverage orders with accuracy and speed.

Details

Both full and part-time positions are available. A commitment to work a minimum of three shifts per week and weekend availability is required. Additional hours will also be required during the busy holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.

Benefits

  • $1,000 Re-Opening Bonus (paid in installments in October and December)
  • Medical and Dental Insurance available to those working an average of 30+ hours per week
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K
  • Free and discounted tickets to shows (artist dependent)
  • Discounted food and beverage when attending shows
  • Complimentary shift meal

Because we believe that taking care of our employees is the best way to take care of our guests, our Dakota management team works diligently to promote an enjoyable, positive and healthy work environment for all.

Application Process

Please email a brief work history and contact info to team@dakotacooks.com; or mail resume materials: ATTN Scott, c/o Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN  55403.

FOOD RUNNER

The Dakota, an iconic downtown institution nationally known for creating a unique and exciting atmosphere that combines world class music and cuisine, is seeking to fill the position of Food Runner. The Food Runner’s primary responsibility is to deliver food accurately, speedily and graciously to our guests in the Dining Room. To be successful, the Food Runner must know table and position point numbers and be able to describe each menu item as it is placed before the guest. To a lesser degree, the Food Runner is also expected to perform some of the duties normally assigned to a Wait Assistant, such clearing tables of plates and silverware.

Details

We are looking to fill both part-time and full-time positions. A commitment to work a minimum of three shifts per week and weekend availability is required. Additional hours will also be required during the busy holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.

Benefits

  • $1,000 Re-Opening Bonus (paid in installments in October and December)
  • Medical and Dental Insurance available to those working an average of 30+ hours per week
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K
  • Free and discounted tickets to shows (artist dependent)
  • Discounted food and beverage when attending shows
  • Complimentary shift meal

Because we believe that taking care of our employees is the best way to take care of our guests, our Dakota management team works diligently to promote an enjoyable, positive and healthy work environment for all.

Application Process

Please email a brief work history and contact info to team@dakotacooks.com; or mail resume materials: ATTN Scott, c/o Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN  55403.

BOX OFFICE

The Dakota, an iconic downtown institution nationally known for creating a unique and exciting atmosphere that combines world class music and cuisine, is seeking to fill our available box office positions. We are seeking warm, outgoing, reliable people who understand the value that exceptional hospitality and service brings to all aspects of the guest experience. Duties include responding to phone and email inquiries regarding ticket purchases, show information, merchandise, food and beverage offerings, location, etc. The associate will also process in-person and phone ticket purchases, will prepare will-call sheets and seating charts, enter new shows into our ticketing platform, adjust prices in our POS system and assist the service team in setting up and managing will-call check-in. Customer service expertise is imperative to this position and previous restaurant/hotel hosting experience preferred. Interest and/or background in music and cuisine is a plus.

Requisite Skills and Abilities

Excellent verbal communication skills, ability, and willingness to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, ability to work independently and conduct effective problem resolution. Basic computer knowledge and telephone etiquette are crucial to this position, along with the ability to handle multiple phone lines. The capability to build strong, lasting relationships with guests and professional, respectful relationships with coworkers is essential. OpenTable experience is desirable.

Details

Both full and part-time positions are available. A commitment to work a minimum of three shifts per week and weekend availability is required. Additional hours will also be required during the busy holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is expected.

Benefits

  • $1,000 Re-Opening Bonus (paid in installments in October and December)
  • Medical and Dental Insurance available to those working an average of 30+ hours per week
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K
  • Free and discounted tickets to shows (artist dependent)
  • Discounted food and beverage when attending shows
  • Complimentary shift meal

Because we believe that taking care of our employees is the best way to take care of our guests, our Dakota management team works diligently to promote an enjoyable, positive and healthy work environment for all.

Application Process

Please email a brief work history and contact info to team@dakotacooks.com; or mail resume materials: ATTN Scott, c/o Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN  55403.

HOST

The Dakota, an iconic downtown institution nationally known for creating a unique and exciting atmosphere that combines world class music and cuisine, is seeking to fill our available host/hostess positions. We are seeking warm, outgoing, reliable people who understand the value that exceptional hospitality and service brings to the experience of enjoying dinner and a musical performance. In addition to providing a memorable greeting, our associate will also assist with answering phones/taking reservations, seating guests, checking in will-call ticket holders, turning the room and selling merchandise. Customer service expertise is imperative to this position and previous restaurant/hotel hosting experience preferred. Interest and/or background in music and cuisine is a plus.

Requisite Skills and Abilities

Excellent verbal communication skills, ability, and willingness to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, ability to work independently and conduct effective problem resolution. Basic computer knowledge and telephone etiquette are crucial to this position, along with the ability to handle multiple phone lines. OpenTable experience is desirable.

Details

Both full and part-time positions are available. A commitment to work a minimum of three shifts per week and weekend availability is required. Additional hours will also be required during the busy holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is expected.

Benefits

  • $1,000 Re-Opening Bonus (paid in installments in October and December)
  • Medical and Dental Insurance available to those working an average of 30+ hours per week
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K
  • Free and discounted tickets to shows (artist dependent)
  • Discounted food and beverage when attending shows
  • Complimentary shift meal

Because we believe that taking care of our employees is the best way to take care of our guests, our Dakota management team works diligently to promote an enjoyable, positive and healthy work environment for all.

Application Process

Please email a brief work history and contact info to team@dakotacooks.com; or mail resume materials: ATTN Scott, c/o Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN  55403.

COOKS

The Dakota, an iconic downtown institution nationally known for creating a unique and exciting atmosphere that combines world class music and cuisine, is seeking to hire cooks for our Re-Opening.

We are looking to fill both part-time and full-time positions. Additional hours required during the busy holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Experience in a busy, full-service restaurant
  • Desire to continue culinary development in a professional kitchen
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • High standards for cleanliness and hygiene
  • Strong communication skills
  • A positive, respectful attitude

Benefits

  • $1,000 Re-Opening Bonus (paid in installments in October and December)
  • Medical and Dental Insurance available to those working an average of 30+ hours per week
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K
  • Free and discounted tickets to shows (artist dependent)
  • Discounted food and beverage when attending shows
  • Complimentary shift meal

Because we believe that taking care of our employees is the best way to take care of our guests, the Dakota management team works diligently to promote an enjoyable, positive and healthy work environment for all.

Application Process

Please email a brief work history and contact info to team@dakotacooks.com; or mail resume materials: ATTN Scott, c/o Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN  55403.

STEWARDS/DISHWASHERS

The Dakota, an iconic downtown institution nationally known for creating a unique and exciting atmosphere that combines world class music and cuisine, is seeking to hire cooks for our Re-Opening.

We are looking to fill both part-time and full-time positions. Additional hours required during the busy holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • High standards for cleanliness and hygiene
  • A positive, respectful attitude

Benefits

  • $1,000 Re-Opening Bonus (paid in installments in October and December)
  • Medical and Dental Insurance available to those working an average of 30+ hours per week
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K
  • Free and discounted tickets to shows (artist dependent)
  • Discounted food and beverage when attending shows
  • Complimentary shift meal

Because we believe that taking care of our employees is the best way to take care of our guests, the Dakota management team works diligently to promote an enjoyable, positive and healthy work environment for all.

Application Process

Please email a brief work history and contact info to team@dakotacooks.com; or mail resume materials: ATTN Scott, c/o Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN  55403.

MARKETING MANAGER

A cultural cornerstone both locally and nationally, the Dakota is a rare gem in the arts and entertainment scene. In our 34 years we have housed acclaimed chefs, shelved exotic spirits, and hosted some of the best musicians in the world from Prince and Judy Collins to Phillip Glass and Dave Brubeck. Serving a broad clientele with its 270-seat home in downtown Minneapolis, the Dakota continues to top many “best of” lists for its presentation of local, national, and international musicians representing a wide variety of genres. One of only a few establishments to offer a full, chef-driven menu paired with world-class music performances seven nights a week, the Dakota is more than a restaurant and more than a music venue; it’s where love of great food and great music come together.

Job Summary

The Marketing Manager works closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop, implement execute strategic marketing plans aimed at attracting new guests to the Dakota while strengthening our connection with existing patrons.

Job Responsibilities

  • As directed by the Director of Marketing and Communications, project manage the marketing and communication plan for ad campaigns.
  • Coordinate advertising requirements with advertisers, graphic designers, internal staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Manage email campaigns. Provide content, collect edits, report on campaign results.
  • Send weekly calendar updates to our media list.
  • Manage cross-promotional efforts, including ad trades, ticket exchanges with media, email banner exchanges, social media banner exchanges, etc.
  • Manage all printed collateral, including outdoor calendars, sandwich board signs, feature cards, and monthly calendars.
  • Assist with website updates and event page creation.
  • Assist with Mailchimp maintenance as required.
  • Monitor Google Analytics and present findings.
  • Update, monitor, and/or manage projects and other work in Basecamp.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Minimum two years of experience with marketing, communications, and/or brand management.  Experience in the arts, entertainment, and/or restaurant sector preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, systems and software, including Microsoft Office, WordPress, Mailchimp, and Etix.

Job Details

Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications

Hours: Full-Time, minimum 40 hours per week expected.

Classification: Salaried – Exempt.

Benefits: Competitive. See benefit summary.