Jobs in Monterey

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Advance your career with our assortment of exciting jobs in Monterey. Applicants are encouraged to apply in person whenever possible. Please apply online only if you are unable to apply in person for our listed hotel careers; we want to see your smiling face! We accept applications in our office Thursdays from 1:00pm - 6:00pm.


Why Start Your Hospitality Career with Portola?

The Portola Hotel & Spa Offers a competitive wage/benefit package which includes Medical, Dental and Life Insurance, Paid Vacation, Sick Pay, 401(k) Retirement Savings Program, Educational Reimbursement Program, and a Complimentary Salad Bar Buffet during Meal Periods. Resumes may also be faxed to (831) 375-0857. For more information, call (831) 649-2696. 


Listings for Management Openings

Department Position Description
Sales Sales Manager-National Associations

Portola Hotel & Spa is seeking a highly experienced Sales Manager for National Association Group sales for up to 750 attendees.

Three years of hospitality sales in a four diamond-or above- hotel brand is required. Candidate will perform conference center negotiations, routine sales functions, including: preparing and negotiating contracts; conducting site tours; traveling; attending tradeshows, entertaining, designing and implementing sales action plans; creating and implementing promotions; maintaining business contacts; and ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction. Additional responsibilities include: ensuring all rate loading on property through revenue director and externally through all distribution channels (including but not limited to GDS), tracking VIP guests and travel agency bookings, monitoring arrivals, rates and special requests. Candidate's performance will be measured against stipulated goals determined by the hotel DOS.

Manager will actively participate in sales and marketing meetings sharing action plans and results on direct sales efforts.  Must understand and work with hotel sales system DELPHI; Must have quick problem solving ability; Must possess basic computational ability; including, but not limited to, accounting programs, Microsoft Word, Power point and excel; excellent inter-personal skills; and exceptional organizational, supervisory skills. Must have the flexibility to travel for tradeshows, sales calls. Some weekend hours may be necessary for site visits.

Human Resources Director of Human Resources

The Human Resource Director is responsible for the successful operation and administration of the Human Resource department. The Human Resource Director must possess the highest level of professionalism and courtesy. The Human Resource Director’s function is to work with all team members to support the daily operations of the property. The Human Resource Director must assist managers in aligning the hotel policies and procedures with the overall business objectives. This includes driving results through effective coaching, counseling, implementing hotel strategy, hiring and retention of the best associates, overseeing all associate relations and labor related matters as they relate to federal, state and local employment and civil rights laws. Responsible for administration of all HR functions to include, but not limited to, safety/security, employment, employee relations, training & development, benefits, wage & salary administration and employment laws.The Human Resource Director must ensure that our associates and our customers are treated with the utmost respect at all times since they are the key to our success.

Listings for Part-Time Openings

Department Position Description
Jacks Restaurant FSA (Busser)

Must be professional, team player and have the ability to multi task. Experience in food and beverage a plus.  Must have or be able to obtain Food Handler Certificate.

Jacks Restaurant Host/ Greeter

Exceptional organizational skills. Excellent inter-personal skills, ability to handle cash accurately and responsibly. Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written. Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language used in the workplace.  Micros experience a plus.

Banquets On-Call Server

Should have at least two years of Banquets serving experience.  Must have current Food Handler Certificate, great customer service skills and ability to multi-task.  Previous hotel experience a plus.  This is an on-call position.

Housekeeping Room Attendant

Room Attendants are responsible for maintaining the high level of cleanliness of our guest rooms during and after the guests stay while providing courteous, attentive and efficient service to all guests.  Must be a team player and have a strong desire to work in a fast paced environment. Previous hotel housekeeping experience a plus. Flexible schedule required and must be available to work weekends & holidays 

Peter B's Brewpub Food Server

Must have food serving and MICROS experience, be a team player, be punctual, and have open availability to work a flexible schedule. 2 years serving experience required. Pub/Beer knowledge is a plus. Food Handler Card required.

Listings for Full-Time Openings

Department Position Description
Housekeeping Floor Supervisor

To supervise the Room Attendants and Housepersons on the floors. Responsible for cleanliness and service of public areas and guest rooms, report and follow-up on all repair and maintenance needs within your area of responsibility, responsible for the continual training and retraining of new and existing employees. FT position- flexible schedule. 1-2 years housekeeping supervision experience required.

Kitchen Cook III

To prepare, produce and present hot food items for the restaurant in accordance with Portola Hotel & Spa recipe cards and plating guides. Must be able to work a fast pace hot line. Basic knife skils required. Kitchen experience preferred but not required. Must have the ability to communicate and read in English. Must have food handlers/"ServSafe" card. PM Shift.

Guest Services Guest Services Agent

Must have excellent customer service skills, amazing phone etiquette, and ability to multi-task.  Ability to handle high stress situations.  Previous hospitality experience a plus.

Kitchen Cook I

A Cook I will be required to have have 3 years mininum of line experience and know culinary terminology, tools used in a kitchen and safety and sanitation guidelines.Must have knowledge of local food product, ordering guidelines, and line organization. P.M hours.

Accounting Payroll Supervisor/General Cashier

Payroll Supervisor/General Cashier is a non-exempt position who is responsible for processing all payroll and general cashier transactions of an Accounting nature, both timely and accurately.  The General cashier has a basic function of overseeing hotel cash functions; accountable for all daily deposits, cashier house banks and hotel safe. The Payroll Supervisor has a basic function of processing all hotel personnel pay information into ADP payroll system and transmits payroll on a bi-monthly basis. ADP experience highly preferred.The ideal Payroll Supervisor candidate must have at least 3 years experience processing payroll.  Hospitality experience a plus. Effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills are a must. Must be detailed oriented and have organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.