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Restaurant Staff

The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center

301 Greenville Avenue
Staunton, VA 24401

49 Room Hotel
Managed By Retro Hospitality
Restaurant Server - Now Hiring!
Compensation: $14.00 - $16.00, Part-Time

Position Overview

Part Time |Hourly Wage $14-16, plus tips & event gratuities | 25-30 hours/week | Breakfast service: 7a-10am-1pm / Dinner service: 3p-8p and event prep/banquet shifts as needed.

Rich in history and steeped in elegant charm, The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center is located just steps from Downtown Staunton on more than eighty acres of rolling Virginia hills. This special property is at once awe-inspiring and intimate, with event and conference venues unlike any other in the Shenandoah Valley.

The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center’s Second Draft Bistro is searching for candidates who have in-depth culinary knowledge, curiosity & a passion for elevated cuisine in order to create rich experiences for our guests.  Candidates must be 21+. Weekend flexibility required. Candidates should be comfortable working BOH as a line cook & FOH as waitstaff/barista/bartender.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: 

● Friendly, above-and-beyond guest service.

● Quality cuisine & presentation.

● Waiting tables.

● Light bartending (beer & wine).

● Basic admin.

● Cash handling.

● Re-stocking BOH &/or FOH.

● Sidework, including but not limited to: rolling silverware, dishes, Second Draft Bistro cleaning/maintenance, etc.

● Barista coffee service.

● Other appropriate duties as assigned.


● Restaurant, cooking & hospitality experience are required.

● Barista, light bartending & hotel experience are a plus.

● Ability to lift/maneuver 50 lbs & hustle on your feet for extended periods.

● Pass a clean background check.

● Must be familiar with and adhere to all liquor liability laws (ID checking, training, etc.).

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

● Proactive & energetic.

● Ability to work in high pressure situations.

● Flexibility to work varying schedules including nights, weekends and holidays.

● Professionalism in all aspects of service & communication.

● Tidy appearance (black chef’s coat (provided) & black pants; no leisure wear, rips/holes, etc.).  

Reports to: F&B Manager, Chef & General Manager

Takes Directives From: Lead Line Cook (Sales Director & Sales Manager for banquet events only)

Required Certifications: RSVP, Human Trafficking & ServSafe (may be completed upon hire).

Posted July 11, 2024

The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center

The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center

The Blackburn Inn once served as the administrative building of Western State Hospital. Architect Thomas Blackburn was hired by Dr. Stribling, the head of Western State Hospital, to lead a renovation project in the mid-1830s, which included the addition of some of the hotel’s most signature architectural details, such as the expansive gardens and beautiful cupola.

Richmond-based developer, Robin Miller and his team purchased the property for redevelopment and opened The Blackburn Inn in June 2018.

There are 49 unique guest rooms, all of which are designed with elegance and luxury. They vary in sizes from cozy to deluxe with 27 different room configurations.

The onsite restaurant, Second Draft Bar & Bistro, is one of the most charming spots in Staunton to grab a flat bread or a glass of wine. It features an outdoor patio and live music throughout the year.

The Blackburn Inn has been a proud member of Historic Hotels of America since 2018.

Retro Hospitality is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Retro Hospitality electronically registers each new-hire through E-Verify.

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