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Circa Manager

Te Papa
Job Category:
Hospitality & Tourism
Wellington - Wellington
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Closing Date:
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Te Papa stands proud as an iconic national building housing the treasures of the nation and is a vibrant destination for both national and international visitors.  ICON Catering is the hospitality function of Te Papa Venues, and this role is a key member of our ICON Venues operational leadership team, operating at Circa Theatre. 

If you have a passion for leading your team to create an exceptional dining experience, understand the value a great dining experience adds to the overall theatre experience, and can confidently oversee restaurant and bar service operations, then this is the role for you.  Reporting to the Food and Beverage Retail Manager, you will be responsible for supervising our daily food and beverage service operations at Circa Theatre. 


Key responsibilities will include;

  • Oversee daily food & beverage operations at Circa Theatre
  • Ensuring all team members follow Te Papa's policies, procedures, practices, service and operational standards
  • Motivate, train and lead the food and beverage team to deliver a consistently exceptional dining experience
  • Liaise with Te Papa's food and beverage management team around production and operational needs
  • Manage operating costs (food and labour cost ratios) to maximise food and beverage revenue generated.


Our ideal candidate will have;

  • 2+ years of team leadership experience in a café, restaurant or hotel food & beverage outlet
  • Good knowledge of modern dining trends
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively and promptly resolve problems and customer issues
  • Understanding of food hygiene principles and practices
  • Excellent customer service skills and attention to detail
  • Holds a current Managers Certificate


The work across our ICON Venues operation is busy, fast paced and in a fantastic, friendly team environment, so come join us!


All considered applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain the legal right to work in New Zealand.


Applications close Friday 25th January

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