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Banquet Captain - $10 per hour + Tips

Date:  Jun 21, 2022

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
Shift Type:  Year Round

Be a part of the resort where it all started. Imagine belonging to a team that delivers the life of luxury to its guests while infusing the mountain lifestyle in every experience. Are you someone that never settles for second best? Take your mountain exploration to the next level and join a passionate group of people who thrive on extraordinary customer service. Come help us deliver unparalleled adventures in a place that is unrivaled and unflinching. Join the team at Vail – a place that’s Like Nothing on Earth.

As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Job Summary:

The overall responsibility of this position will be to lead our banquets and catering services teams in hosting the highest quality event experience to our guests. Included in this responsibility is the accurate and timely execution of food & beverage service, room sets, room flips, and room refreshes for our group / conference guests.  This position’s secondary responsibilities include accurate reporting, billing, and strategy around daily events.

Job Specifications: 

  • Housing: Currently Available
  • Outlet: The Hythe
  • Starting Wage: $10 per hour + Tips
  • Effective October 2022 minimum wage will be increased to $20 per hour.
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time
  • Skill Level: Entry
  • Other Specifics: Tipped Position


Essential Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the execution of the daily event agenda as detailed in the Banquet Event Orders.
  • Client communications to include event status updates, bill review for completed events, and general positive rapport.
  • Must maintain the organization, stock levels, cleanliness, and effectiveness of every banquet function space, storage area, and service station.
  • Will promote teamwork by anticipating, preventing, identifying, and solving problems for the team and guests alike.
  • Must be role model for the service team in terms of behavior, presentation, and accountability.
  • Conduct daily stand ups.
  • Attend all mandatory banquet and leadership trainings as determined by the hotel.
  • Capable of working as a member of a cohesive team and maintaining a positive, proactive attitude.
  • Consistently adheres to the Vail Resorts Presentation Standards to be clean, neat and professional.
  • Completes all duties properly and in a timely manner.  Seeks out additional responsibilities when work assigned is complete.
  • Handles all opening and/or closing duties required.
  • Practices safe work habits in all types of duties and with all equipment.    
  • Complies with all Resort policies, procedures and standards of operation. 



  • Must be able to read, write, speak, understand and comprehend English fluently. -required
  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience. -required
  • Minimum of 2 year experience in banquets and/or conference services. –preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form to guests, managers and employees. -required
  • Must be TIPS certified or able to become TIPS certified within 30 days of hire. -required
  • Must be able to stand and walk up to 8 hours at a time. -required
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays and evenings. –required
  • In-person interviews. -preferred


The budgeted range starts at $10.00.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

Job Benefits:  

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons  
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 

Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (after eligible employees work 500 hours) 
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 437870

Nearest Major Market: Denver