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Shields Tavern

422 East Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Gestionado Por Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Tiempo Completo


Who We Are

Founded in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a private, not-for-profit educational, historic, and cultural institution that owns and operates one of the largest and best-known museum complexes in the world. Our mission is “that the future may learn from the past” through preserving and restoring 18th-century Williamsburg, Virginia’s colonial capital. We engage, inform, and inspire people to learn about this historic capital, the events that occurred here, and the diverse peoples who helped shape a new nation. Today, Colonial Williamsburg is the largest living history museum in the U.S. The Historic Area is the 301-acre restored colonial capital with 88 original buildings and 525 buildings reconstructed to how they appeared in the 18th century through extensive archaeological, architectural, and documentary research. The Historic Area is staffed by highly trained, historically dressed interpreters and expert tradespeople who bring the 18th century to life. The Foundation also owns and operates two world-class museums, the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and a renowned research library, the John D Rockefeller Jr Library. Additionally, Colonial Williamsburg is home to five world class accommodations at the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge Autograph Collection, the Giffin Hotel, the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotels and Suites and the unique Colonial Houses in the Historical Area. Visitors may also indulge in food and drink at our many on site restaurants and taverns that blend a historically inspired dining experience with today’s evolved tastes. Each year over 5 million people visit Williamsburg and another 20 million engage with us digitally.


  • Serves guests food and beverages in the manner and style of an 18th-century eating establishment.
  • Describes and explains 18th-century taverns to guests.
  • Processes orders through Point-of-Sale system.
  • Meets key standards for position.


  • Previous restaurant server experience or guest relations experience
  • Demonstrated excellent public contact skills
  • Must be at least 18 years of age due to Virginia A.B.C. § 4.1-307
  • Successful candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a current Williamsburg James City County food handler’s card and TIPS® certification; applicants with an active card and certification should be prepared to present both during the interview process
  • In accordance with Virginia A.B.C. § 4.1-225 Colonial Williamsburg prohibits employment of anyone in an alcohol serving position who has been convicted of a felony, any crime involving moral turpitude (lying, cheating, or stealing), or a drug-related offense within the past five (5) years.
  • Physical requirements include, but are not limited to: (1) standing, stooping, and bending; (2) lifting and carrying loads of up to 50 pounds; (3) extensive use of stairs.

Ability to (1) maintain standards listed below; (2) work under pressure; (3) adhere to 18th century dress code.

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere is at the heart of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. We promote diversity & inclusion of thought, culture, and background, which connects our entire team. As such, Colonial Williamsburg is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

Publicado 17 De Junio De 2024

Shields Tavern

Set The Table For Success

Attract your attendees with the historic ambience of Shields Tavern at Colonial Williamsburg Resorts. Feast on southern staple foods where nation builders crafted the future of America, or come together with your team inside or outside with our tavern rental services. Your guests can enjoy interactive dining experiences for all types of corporate and celebratory events or they can decompress in the tranquil outside garden during leisurely meeting moments. When it comes to building connections with your group, there’s no better place than this spacious, yet intimate venue.