Careers

Voted Best Place to Work 2016 by Tucson Metro Chamber (and nominated in 2014), working at Hotel Congress and Maynards Market & Kitchen lives up to the hype. We are professionals, we are fun, we have purpose, and we are family. Join us.

Our benefits include health, dental, supplemental and pet insurance, 401(k), company discounts, training programs, career advancement, paid time off, and paid sick leave.

Hotel Congress is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, housing status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, disability, marital or veteran status or any other legally protected status. We encourage applications from women, people of color, and the LGBTQIA community.

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Cup Cafe Server

Cup Cafe, the signature Hotel Congress restaurant, attracts every walk of life for its eclectic American fare served seven days a week, 365 days a year in downtown Tucson. The Cup is an award-winning destination for locals and visitors alike, complete with a full bar, dining room, and plaza seating. Expect a wait for breakfast on the weekend — itʼs the best in town. The build your-own Bloody Mary bar helps the time pass quickly.

The Cup Cafe is seeking an experienced Server.

Applicants should have –

– 2 years serving experience in high volume full-service restaurant
– open availability to work weekends and all holidays
– clear understanding of allergens, food borne illness, and food safety
– ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
– physically able to stand for at least 95% of shift, maneuver between tight spaces, balance multiples plates, and carry trays.
– keen attention for details
– the innate ability to make people comfortable and happy
– strong verbal communication skills

Benefits include health, dental, and pet insurance; 401k with company match; paid sick leave. 

Compensation: $8.00/hour plus tips

Cup Cafe Bartender

Cup Cafe, the signature Hotel Congress restaurant, attracts every walk of life for its eclectic American fare served seven days a week, 365 days a year in downtown Tucson. The Cup is an award-winning destination for locals and visitors alike, complete with a full bar, dining room, and plaza seating. Expect a wait for breakfast on the weekend — itʼs the best in town. The build your-own Bloody Mary bar helps the time pass quickly.

The Cup Cafe is seeking a Bartender.

Applicants should have –

– 2 years serving experience in high volume bar

– Experience with hand-crafted cocktails

– strong verbal communication skills
– open availability to work weekends and all holidays
– clear understanding of allergens, food borne illness, and food safety
– ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
– physically able to stand for at least 95% of shift, maneuver between tight spaces, balance multiples plates, and carry trays.
– keen attention for details
– the innate ability to make people comfortable and happy
– strong verbal communication skills

Benefits include health, dental, vision and pet insurance; 401k with company match; paid sick leave.

Salary: $8/hour with tips.

Job Type: Full-time

Cup Cafe Busser

Cup Cafe, the signature Hotel Congress restaurant, attracts every walk of life for its eclectic American fare served seven days a week, 365 days a year in downtown Tucson. The Cup is an award-winning destination for locals and visitors alike, complete with a full bar, dining room, and plaza seating. Expect a wait for breakfast on the weekend — itʼs the best in town. The build your-own Bloody Mary bar helps the time pass quickly.

The Cup Cafe is seeking a Busser.

Applicants should have –

  • 1 year customer service experience, in restaurant industry is a plus
  • open availability
  • ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • physically able to stand for at least 95% of shift, to maneuver between tight spaces, and to carry bus tubs, tables, ice buckets and other restaurant items
  • an absolutely pleasant demeanor
  • the innate ability to make people comfortable and happy
  • strong verbal communication skills

Compensation: $8.00/hour plus tips

Cup Cafe Host

Cup Cafe, the signature Hotel Congress restaurant, attracts every walk of life for its eclectic American fare served seven days a week, 365 days a year in downtown Tucson. The Cup is an award-winning destination for locals and visitors alike, complete with a full bar, dining room, and plaza seating. Expect a wait for breakfast on the weekend — itʼs the best in town. The build your-own Bloody Mary bar helps the time pass quickly.

Host applicants should have –

  • 1 year customer service experience, in restaurant industry is a plus
  • strong organizational skills
  • open availability
  • basic computer and technology skills
  • an absolutely pleasant and bubbly demeanor
  • the innate ability to make people comfortable and happy
  • strong verbal communication skills

MUST BE AVAILABLE ON HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS

Applications can be accepted at www.hotelcongress.com/careers/apply

Compensation: $8.00/hour plus tips

Maynards Market & Kitchen Assistant Manager

Maynards Market and Kitchen seeks self-motivated, professional, and energetic leader, with a natural inclination for effective communication, excellent interpersonal skills, and the innate ability to excel in a team-oriented environment, but also as well on their own. Our ideal candidate possesses a deep love for food and wine, with a professional understanding of food service, hospitality, team leadership, retail merchandising, and Pima County Health Code standards/regulations. We’d be extra excited if you have your Sommelier certification, some back of house experience, and food/wine retail experience.

 

Recognized by Arizona Highways as one of Arizona’s Best Restaurants, Maynards Kitchen consistently delights you with wonderful food & wine, its hip, spirited bar, and lively atmosphere. The fast and casual side, Maynards Market, satisfies hungry locals and travelers alike offering delicious house baked pastries, made-to-order sandwiches and salads, an amazing happy hour, a carefully curated retail wine selection, and specialty coffee drinks. 

Along with sister business, the Hotel Congress, Maynards Market and Kitchen has been the anchor of downtown dining, serving up local, innovative cuisine through a seasonal menu since 2008.

 

We are seeking an Assistant Restaurant Manager for both the Market and Kitchen. 

Requirements

  • 2 years Restaurant Supervisor/Management experience
  • Experience supervising a staff of 10+, including hiring, firing, corrective action, and scheduling
  • Incredibly detail oriented with an intrinsic desire for perfection
  • Experience in inventory control and ordering
  • L/B/W knowledge (Sommelier certification is a plus)
  • Upscale Food/Wine retail is a plus
  • Knowledge of Open Table and Aloha is a plus
  • Strong leadership ability
  • Excellent hospitality
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work mornings and afternoons, weekends, and holidays

Benefits

  • Competitive bonus/incentive program, in addition to base salary
  • Health insurance after 3 months, Hotel Congress pays a set amount of premiums
  • Dental insurance after 3 months, Employee pays 100% of premiums
  • 401(k) plan, Employee eligible after 1 year of service, immediately vested with up to 4% match
  • Paid Time Off, Paid Sick Leave, and select Holiday Pay after 90 days

Status: Salaried Exempt

Salary – $42,000 – $48,000 commensurate with experience.

 

Club Congress Security

Named by Esquire as one of America’s Best Bars, Club Congress is located in the heart of downtown Tucson and hosts events, live music, or DJs every night of the week. Club Congress is regarded as being the longest-running venue of its kind west of the Mississippi.

We are currently hiring for a position on our Security Team.

Security applicants must have –
– A passion for working with people
– No violent criminal record (we do background checks)
– Experience in a fast paced customer-service oriented environment
– Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays

Benefits for full time employees include health, dental, and pet insurance; 401k with company match; paid sick leave; college savings plan.

Compensation: $11/hour-$13/hour (which includes tips), dependent on experience.

This is a part time position. 

 

Cup Cafe Prep Cook

Cup Cafe, the signature Hotel Congress restaurant, attracts every walk of life for its eclectic American fare served seven days a week, 365 days a year in downtown Tucson. The Cup is an award-winning destination for locals and visitors alike, complete with a full bar, dining room, and plaza seating. Expect a wait for breakfast on the weekend — itʼs the best in town. The build your-own Bloody Mary bar helps the time pass quickly.

The Cup Cafe is seeking a full-time Prep Cook.

Prep Cook Applicants should have –
– 1 year from scratch Prep Cook experience minimum
– from-scratch experience is necessary
– candidates must have strong knife skills
– ability to read and follow recipe specifications
– evening, weekend, and holiday availability
– strong work ethic- must be team and guest oriented at all times

Benefits include health, dental, and pet insurance; 401k with company match; paid sick leave. 

Salary – $11 – $11.50 

Hotel Congress Private Events Server

THE PREMIER SPECAIL EVENTS VENUE AT HOTEL CONGRESS

At the heart of downtown Tucson, Copper Hall at Hotel Congress embodies Southwest elegance with its shining tile floors, arched doorways, and floor to ceiling windows. At night, the copper flecked walls glow under chandeliers and candlelight, making Copper Hall one of the most beautiful historic event venues in Tucson.

 

Our guests love Copper Hall for its unique and memorable ambiance; not to mention, it is only steps away from the most popular dining and entertainment destinations in Tucson – our very own Cup Café and Club Congress. Copper Hall guests can take advantage of all that Hotel Congress has to offer – whether they gather at the lobby bar for a drink after a conference, or stay overnight in one of the vintage style rooms.

 

POSITION TITLE: Private Events Server                  

REPORTS TO:  Private Event Director     

 General Function:

The Private Events Server is responsible for set-up and break-down duties, serving all guests with proper technique and professionalism, and following all directions and needs presented by the guest and/or Private Events Director.

 

Job Purpose:

To provide private event guest services in an efficient, friendly, TEAM minded and safe manner that will benefit other employees and result in guest and client satisfaction.

 

Principle Activities:

  • Has basic knowledge of how-to set-up private event space by arranging tables, chairs, table linens, china, silverware, glassware, and centerpieces; attends set-up days.
  • Assists servers in arranging beverage stations and food stations and any other necessities asked for on the BOE.
  • Attends to all guests by warmly greeting them as they arrive and filling drinks as needed throughout the night.
  • Delivers guest meals from the kitchen; gathers needed condiments and accompaniments before the event (salt, pepper, butter, bread) and refills throughout the night; provides beverage services; responds to special requests or asks a server for assistance; knows basic ingredients of food and preparation method for each item served (found on BOE).
  • Maintains dining experience by removing courses as completed around the room; refilling water glasses; being alert to patron spills or other special needs; maintains a warm environment and assists the guests by asking to remove courses, how their meal was, or if there is anything they would like.
  • Clears private event space by retrieving perishable foods; clearing tables; breaking down waiting and beverage stations, tables, and chairs; removing trash; restocking supplies and placing dishes in proper areas.
  • Continues to strive for greater knowledge by participating in employee training sessions and meetings; accepts ownership for accomplishing new and different tasks; explores opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Protects other employees and guests by adhering to sanitation and safety polices; maintains clean and orderly work areas.
  • Sincerely express core personality qualities.

Core Personality Qualities:

  • Courteousness – Polite, considerate, and helpful
  • Sincerity – Genuine common care and concern for the well-being of your guests and your fellow employees
  • Patience – While the job can be difficult at times, don’t let them see you sweat; stay positive
  • Self-Motivation – When you see something that needs to be done, you do it
  • Persistence – constantly strive to improve
  • Sense of Urgency – determination to execute correctly, efficiently, and in a timely manner
  • Sense of Ownership – Take pride in where you work and what you do. Our reputation as a whole represents you and it affects your ability to make money; feel free to give constructive feedback
  • Integrity – Possess and adhere to high personal and professional standards

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Working well under pressure
  • Working well within a team
  • Flexible, as no two shifts are alike
  • Verbal communication, Presentation skills, Customer Focus, Customer Service
  • Lifting 20-40 lbs (trays, dish racks, glass racks, etc.)
  • Pushing 50-100 Lbs (portable bar)
  • Carry 20-40 Lbs (trays, dish racks, glass racks, etc.)
  • Must be able to have balance and maneuver between seated guests
  • Need to be able to stand for long periods of time – 90% of shift minimum

 

Hours:

Flexible; scheduled days and times will vary due to need basis only.

Employee must commit to working 2 events per month, minimum.  Failure to do so will result in termination.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

Compensation:
The compensation for this position is a combination of tips and hourly wage.  The hourly wage is $8.05 plus equal share of gratuity pool based on hours worked.

Maynards Kitchen Host

Recognized by Arizona Highways as one of Arizona’s Best Restaurants, Maynards Kitchen will consistently delight you with wonderful food & wine, its hip, spirited bar, and lively atmosphere. Along with sister business, the Hotel Congress, Maynards has been the anchor of downtown dining, serving up local, innovative cuisine through a seasonal menu since 2008.

Maynards Kitchen is seeking a Host.

Host applicants should have –

  • 1 year customer service experience, in restaurant industry is a plus
  • strong organizational skills
  • open availability
  • basic computer and technology skills
  • an absolutely pleasant and bubbly demeanor
  • the innate ability to make people comfortable and happy
  • strong verbal communication skills

This can be a full or part time position. Must be able to work weekends, nights, and holidays.

Compensation: $8.00/hour plus tips

Maynards Kitchen Line Cook

Along with sister business, the Hotel Congress, Maynards has been the anchor of downtown dining, serving up local, innovative cuisine through a seasonal menu since 2008. The fast and casual Market satisfies hungry locals and travelers alike. Maynards Market offers delicious house baked pastries, made-to-order sandwiches and salads, an amazing happy hour, a carefully curated retail wine selection, and specialty coffee drinks.

Maynards Kitchen is hiring for an experienced full time Line Cook for dinner service.

Line Cook Applicants should have –

  • 1 year Line Cook experience minimum
  • hot line, sauté, and broiler experience is necessary
  • candidates must have strong knife skills, clear understanding and execution of temps and cook times
  • ability to read and follow recipe specifications
  • innate understanding and execution of cooking techniques
  • evening, weekend, and holiday availability
  • strong work ethic
  • must be team and guest oriented at all times

Benefits include health, dental, and pet insurance; 401k with company match; paid sick leave; college savings plan.

Job Types: Full-time

Salary: $12 – 15 hourly/dependent on experience

Maynards Kitchen Server

Recognized by Arizona Highways as one of Arizona’s Best Restaurants, Maynards Kitchen will consistently delight you with wonderful food & wine, its hip, spirited bar, and lively atmosphere. Along with sister business, the Hotel Congress, Maynards has been the anchor of downtown dining, serving up local, innovative cuisine through a seasonal menu for the past 9 years.

Maynards Kitchen is hiring for an experienced part-time server that could transition to a full-time position.

Server Applicants should have –
– 2 years serving fine dining restaurant experience
– wine knowledge
– innate understanding and execution of sales techniques
– enthusiasm for food, wine, beer, and spirits
– evening, weekend, and holiday availability
– strong work ethic
Compensation – $8.00/hour plus tips
Maynards Kitchen Server Assistant

Recognized by Arizona Highways as one of Arizona’s Best Restaurants, Maynards Kitchen will consistently delight you with wonderful food & wine, its hip, spirited bar, and lively atmosphere. Along with sister business, the Hotel Congress, Maynards has been the anchor of downtown dining, serving up local, innovative cuisine through a seasonal menu since 2008.

Maynards Kitchen is seeking a Server Assistant.

Server Assistant applicants should have –

  • 1 year upscale, full service restaurant experience
  • open availability
  • ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • physically able to stand for at least 95% of shift, to maneuver between tight spaces, and to carry bus tubs, tables, ice buckets and other restaurant items
  • an absolutely pleasant demeanor
  • the innate ability to make people comfortable and happy
  • strong verbal communication skills

MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS.

This is a part time position that could transition to full time. 

Maynards Market & Kitchen Sous Chef

Recognized by Arizona Highways as one of Arizona’s Best Restaurants, Maynards Kitchen will consistently delight you with wonderful food & wine, its hip, spirited bar, and lively atmosphere. Along with sister business, the Hotel Congress, Maynards has been the anchor of downtown dining, serving up local, innovative cuisine through a seasonal menu for the past 10 years. The fast and casual Market satisfies hungry locals and travelers alike. Maynards Market offers delicious house baked pastries, made-to-order sandwiches and salads, a carefully curated retail wine selection, and specialty coffee drinks.

Maynards Market & Kitchen is seeking a full time Sous Chef to work in our high-volume, upscale dining concept with multiple food outlets. The Sous Chef works with the Executive Chef and Chef de Cuisine to manage the overall operations of the Restaurant and Market back of the house. The Sous Chef is expected to continue our standard for excellence in food quality, presentation and overall BOH organization, cleanliness, and efficiency. Any prospective Chef must have a voracious desire for constantly acquiring food knowledge, with a dedication to continuing education.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure customers receive perfect service through timely and accurate preparation of food
    •Ability to work the line during busy meal periods with exceptional broiler and sauté cooking skills
    •Exemplary butchering skills are mandatory
    •Pastry/baking skills is a plus
    •Build positive relationships with vendors and internal employees
    •Promote a positive atmosphere for workers of all levels
    •Ensure procedures and policies are adhered to
    •Training, coaching, and corrective action
    •Maintain Food and Labor Cost standards
    •Menu cost and recipe development
    •Maintain strict health code standards

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 2 year culinary degree not required, but preferred
    •3-5 years of experience in a from-scratch, high volume, upscale casual dining environment
    •Menu development
    •Strong career progression
    •Strong desire to achieve
    •Dedicated to career growth
    •Ambition to be the best and work for the best
    •Willing to work days, nights, holidays and weekends
    •Demonstration of excellent team leadership skills
    •Possess good staff management skills
    •Demonstrate a passion for detail management
    •Must have experience with prepping and cooking from scratch using a set menu

Benefits include health, dental and pet insurance; 401k with company match; paid vacation; paid sick leave; bonus plan; college savings plan.

Compensation: $30k-$33k annually – DOE

Maynards Market and Kitchen Pastry Assistant

Recognized by Arizona Highways as one of Arizona’s Best Restaurants, Maynards Kitchen will consistently delight you with wonderful food & wine, its hip, spirited bar, and lively atmosphere. Along with sister business, the Hotel Congress, Maynards has been the anchor of downtown dining, serving up local, innovative cuisine through a seasonal menu for the past 9 years. The fast and casual Market satisfies hungry locals and travelers alike. Maynards Market offers delicious house baked pastries, made-to-order sandwiches and salads, a carefully curated retail wine selection, and specialty coffee drinks.

We are seeking a part time experienced Pastry Assistant.

Pastry Assistant Applicants should have –

– 1 year pastry experience

– ability to read and follow recipe specifications

– innate understanding and execution of baking and pastry techniques

– scale, mix, work, proof, and bake dough and batter

– decorate cakes, individual desserts/pastries, and cookies

– evening, weekend, and holiday availability

– strong work ethic

No applications will be considered from applicants without pastry experience. Please apply to position with cover letter and resume.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $12.00 to $13.00 /hour

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