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Front Office Assistant Manager

Working at one of the premier hotels in town, supportive ownership, Integrity from the top down. Complimentary employee meal, Subsidized Parking, 401k with employer match, subsidized health & dental insurance,

Posted May 3, 2022

La Fonda on the Plaza
Santa Fe, NM
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Step into the past and experience the splendor of the American Southwest at La Fonda on the Plaza.


DOE plus benefits

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Front Desk Manager & Director of Rooms


The Front Desk Assistant Manager is responsible for all duties of a Front Desk Agent plus supervisory and administrative duties of staffing the front desk. This is a management position, requiring a minimum of 40 hours per week. The person in this position must have excellent customer service skills, and be able to communicate clearly with guests and co-workers to provide clear direction to staff. Assign and instruct guest service agents in details of work needed. Primary functions include assisting the Front desk Manager with the daily operations, assist with guest complaints and represent the Hotel management in the best possible way.  


7 days weekly; 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)


  • Check guest in, ensuring proper credit is received, special requests are noted / fulfilled and accurate information is established.
  • Uphold and maintain La Fonda guest service standards. 
  • Communicate with all departments regarding in house guests, VIP’s and any special needs for accommodation.
  • Thoroughly complete all guest transactions; solicit guest feedback.
  • Maintain up-to-date working knowledge of all hotel procedures, facilities, amenities, and scheduled events.
  • Promote and sell special hotel programs, special rate packages, and upgrades when appropriate.
  • Interact with hotel staff in a professional manner, assisting other departments with necessary information.
  • Be knowledgeable of all emergency procedures and hotel policies.
  • Maintain house bank and handle all checks and cash according to hotel policies and procedures.
  • Communicate all pertinent information to the Front Desk Manager and Front Desk Agents.
  • Follow set procedures on posting, charges, cashing checks, safe deposits, and refunds.
  • Answer the telephone in a professional manner and assist guests with any questions, directions to the property etc.
  • Be familiar with local points of interest, regular community events and have the ability to provide proper directions.
  • Follow rate yield strategies set forth by Director of Rooms
  • Sort and distribute mail for retail shops and departments.
  • Perform other duties as requested by a manager or supervisor.
  • Keep all work spaces clean and organized.


This position requires standing for majority of work day, high level of guest interaction, telephone duties, and computer operation. Must be able to communicate clearly and professionally with guests, tenants, and co-workers. May be required to walk stairs and escort guests throughout hotel. Must be careful and correct with all financial transactions, booking system and computer operations. Must meet schedule requirements assigned by Front Desk Manager.


Physical appearance must be neat and well groomed at all times. Dark slacks, or dark blue jeans, clean and pressed. Hotel will provide uniform shirt and cardigan or jacket and name tag. Professional and comfortable shoes.

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La Fonda on the Plaza

100 E. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 995-2334

180 Room Hotel

Work for the best hotel in Santa Fe!

La Fonda on the Plaza, an independent hotelier, is occasionally seeking quality, dedicated people to join a great team. Located on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, La Fonda has a reputation as a great work environment and currently employs a very loyal staff. We offer full time employee benefits that include vacation, 401K, health and life insurance and an annual profit sharing bonus. We embrace all cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, perspectives, and ways of thinking. Our culture is one that empowers every individual to be his or her best, and such authentic connection inspires the way we care for each other and for our guests.

Our Hotel

Vibrant decor and authentic New Mexican architecture intermingle with indulgent amenities. Each of our 180 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites present an opportunity to experience the elegance of our property, boasting original artwork and hand-crafted furniture and luxury amenities.