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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 - 5:00pm.


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
Engineering Director of Engineering

Portola Hotel & Spa is currently searching for an enthusiastic, energetic, project driven, team player to join our Executive Team as the Director of Engineering.

The Director of Engineering will oversee the maintenance of the hotel property to include the physical building structure, all mechanical, electrical, H.V.A.C. systems, guest rooms, restaurant outlets/bar, meeting rooms, back of the house areas, public space, pool area and related equipment in accordance with energy conservation, preventative maintenance programs.  We have exciting new changes and renovations currently in process at our hotel that will require our ideal candidate to have hands on project management experience.

Essential functions include, but not limited to:

-Direct and manage our current interior remodeling project
-Implement long- and short-term departmental strategies, policies, procedures, and standards.
-Conduct house tours and visually assess the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of the physical structures of the hotel, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems, pool area, and any other related equipment
-Adhere to all required purchasing policies and controls, to include all outside contractor bids, budgets and schedules.

-Maintain effective Energy Management and Preventive Maintenance programs, conducting special training for other operating departments on the safe and efficient use of equipment and energy in the hotel.

-Maintain fire standpipe, sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers throughout the facility to ensure proper working condition and fire protection in compliance with local fire codes. The individual is required to know how to recharge pressurized water extinguishers or have the ability to learn within new hire training. 

-Train and evaluate staff knowledge on current MSDS for chemicals used in assigned areas
-Ensure that room maintenance requests are handled in a prompt and courteous manner 
-Complete tasks related to repairs, renovations, routine maintenance of public spaces, replacement of furniture, guest rooms, back of house areas, pool and grounds
-Maintain vendor relationships and assist with the administration of all vendor contracts controlled by the engineering department

Must have strong leadership and technical skills to be utilized to assess critical situations, respond and delegate solutions to those situations effectively.  Must possess a positive attitude and have the ability to work with a team and be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner. Project management experience required. Spanish speaking a plus.  2 - 5 years as an Executive Committee member experience required. Strong knowledge of LEED certification process highly desired. 

Listings for Full-Time Openings

Department Position Description
Guest Services Porter

Must have a valid California drivers license and have manual driving experience. Previous bell/valet experience a plus. Exceptional customer service and communication skills needed. 

Housekeeping Office Coordinator

Assists in the effective administration of the day to day office operations of the Housekeeping department. Responsible for the coordination of work assignments for housekeeping staff including but not limited to room attendants, housepersons, and turndown attendants. Requires ability to multi task in a fast paced environment. Good communication skills, both verbal and written required. Must possess computer skills. Previous office administration or housekeeping experience preferred.

Guest Services Front Desk Agent

We are looking for an energetic, positive personality with exceptional communication skills.  Must be show professionalism, be a team player, and a multi-tasker Responsible for greeting, checking-in guests, and providing prompt and courteous service.  Previous customer experience required, hotel experience preferred. Must have the ability to stand for long periods of time.  Must be flexible regarding working hours.

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. Must have food handlers/"ServSafe" card. 

Accounting Payroll Supervisor/General Cashier

Payroll Supervisor/General Cashier is a non-exempt position responsible for holding managers accountable for payroll deliverables that are necessary to process payroll in an accurate and timely matter.  Processes all hotel personnel pay information into ADP payroll system and transmits payroll on a bi-monthly basis. Perform general cashier duties both timely and accurately. Maintains the ADP time clock system and work with support to resolve any malfunctions and maintenance issues.  As a General Cashier you have the responsibility of overseeing hotel cash functions; accountable for all daily deposits, cashier house banks and hotel safe.  

The ideal candidate must have at least three years payroll processing experience. Hospitality accounting 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. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel required. ADP experience highly preferred.

Listings for Part-Time Openings

Department Position Description
Jacks Lounge Bartender/Cocktail Server

Must have 2 years of bartending and serving experience.  MICROS experience preferred, must be a team player, be punctual, and have open availability to work a flexible schedule. Food Handler Card required.

Jacks Restaurant Server

Must be a team player and have been on a service team. Great attitude and communication skills a must. Previous serving experience required. Micros experience a plus. Food Handler Card required.

NIght Audit Night Auditor

Excellent communication and phone etiquette skills required. Must be detailed oriented and have the ability to multitask. Opera software experience a plus; computer literate, 10 key adding machine. Previous hospitality, night audit or accounting experience required. Graveyard shift. 11pm-7am.

Security Security Officer

Security officers are responsible for ensuring the safekeeping of guests, staff, building and grounds including but not limited to; patrolling the property, responding to emergency calls, assisting guest as appropriate, preparation of incident and end of shift reports and other duties as assigned.

Must be a team player, professional, punctual and have strong customer service skills. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. 2 years of security experience required. Security industry, hospitality, law enforcement or military experience preferred. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Basic computer skills is a plus. Must be available to work a flexible schedule including weekends and work an occasional rotating graveyard shift. 

Peter B's Brewpub Server On-Call

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 preferred. Pub/Beer knowledge is a plus. Food Handler Card required. On-Call.