Seasonal Employment Opportunities at Raquette Lake Navigation
STARTING DATE: June 2018
ENDING DATE: At least through Labor Day, Sept 3, 2018; preferably through Columbus Day, Oct 8, 2017; some flexibility.
CAVEAT: Working at RLN is not for the faint-hearted. If you’re looking for cushy coasting, don’t bother to contact us. This is hard work. Catering is hard work. And no cell phones on you while clocked in!
Promise: I promise you’ll be proud that you’re part of a team making history. We’ll go down in the Adirondack history books with our cruise and dine business. You’ll be proud of being a member of a team commencing their 28th year in business. That’s no small feat. You’ll make friends…some maybe even lifetime friends. And you’ll internalize some great workplace habits which you can take anywhere in the world to future jobs. To work in a place as beautiful as Raquette Lake does indeed nurture the mind, body and soul.
PRODUCTS/SERVICES: Buffet-style lunches and 4-course sit-down plated dinners, Champagne Brunches buffet-style, Private Charters, Scenic excursions (no meal) and moonlight cruises with live entertainment. A large variety of cruises aboard a 24 x 60 turn-of-the-century steamboat replica, the WW Durant, in a booming tourist area. Meals, by reservation, are prepared in a commercial kitchen on the mainland and brought down to the ship using standard catering equipment. For buffet-style meals, food items are loaded into chafing dishes; for dinner cruises meals are plated and served from the galley. Maximum seating capacity of 64 in dining room for plated,served service, 56 for buffet-style, 100 for scenic excursions and moonlights.
MISSION STATEMENT of Raquette Lake Navigation Co., Inc.: We are dedicated to the consistent and certain delivery of quality services as measured by increased customer and employee satisfaction.
LOCATION: Raquette Lake, NY (Central Adirondack Mountain region in upstate NY- 75 miles south of Lake Placid; 60 miles west of Lake George and the Northway; 75 miles northeast of Utica and the Thruway)
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN COMPANY: 14-16 Seasonal Full-time and Part-time
JOB TITLES: Chef / Sous chef / Pot Washer-Prep Cook / Server / Bartender/ Cocktail-beverage server / Cleaner / Busser / Dishwashers
ROOM & BOARD: Available at a nominal fee
JOB DESCRIPTIONS: Positions involve duties typical of each title.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE IDEAL EMPLOYEE:
Adherence to Raquette Lake Navigation’s mission statement/values
Possession of the specific skills needed for job for which hired
High level of energy- ability to work hard over 10 weeks period of time
Self-starting; self-motivated; work ethic ingrained
Adaptability- able to maintain effective performance while working varying shifts and hours
Has a valid driver’s license
Attention to detail
Has integrity; is honest and trustworthy
Works for entire period of time committed to
Is a team player
Healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually
BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR RAQUETTE LAKE NAVIGATION CO.: