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Event Server and Event Bartender

The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA

Seeking energetic professionals to join our team at our newest exclusive venue, The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA.

Positions:  Part-time/ On-Call

Position Summary:

The Event Server and Bartenders work a variety of events at The Peabody Essex Museum.  Events range in size and scope, and the servers and bartenders assist with event set-up, service and breakdown. The bartender will set-up, service, and breakdown the bars at functions. He/she must exhibit a positive attitude and provide exemplary customer service.  Servers report directly to the Director of Service and the onsite Event Manager while on the job.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to job site on time and in complete and proper uniform
  • Complete tasks assigned by Event Manager to successfully execute the event
  • Adhere to the service guidelines and company policies


This candidate must have 1-3 years’ experience in a high-end catering and/or restaurant and/or hotel environment.  He/she must exhibit exceptional customer service skills and extreme attention to detail.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends and holidays. Must be TIPS Alcohol certified and certification must remain current.

This job requires the ability to perform the following:

  • Walking or standing for extended periods of time
  • Carrying or lifting items up to 50lbs
  • Bending, stooping and kneeling

Pay Commensurate with Expertise and Experience

Conditions of Employment:

The Event Server position is an on-call position when work is available at The Peabody Essex Museum.  All scheduling is completed through an automatic web-based tool which requires email access.  Employees are required to find their own transportation to and from an event.  Gourmet Caterers adheres to a policy of employment-at-will which allows either party to terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.


Assistant Cafe Manager

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Seeking an energetic professional to join our Cafe team at the prestigious John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

This position reports to the Cafe Manager and Catering Director and performs all duties associated with the Cafe’s food production and sales.

This is a part-time, approximately 24 hours per week position, that could develop into full time for the right candidate.

Must have a minimum of two consecutive years in a managerial position. Final candidates will be required to pass a Federal background check.

Pay Commensurate with Expertise and Experience


Catering Event Chefs

Pay Commensurate with Expertise and Experience

Excellent pay and opportunity for rapid advancement for those with the passion and temperament to deliver excellence off-premise.

Great flexible employment option. Opportunity to work a lot or a little based on your schedule!


  • Positive attitude and ability to work well with others in a diverse workforce environment
  • Minimum two years of culinary experience
  • Strong attention to detail and unwavering commitment to quality
  • Food Safety and Allergen Awareness Certificate a plus
  • Reliable transportation
  • Please be prepared to provide references

Event Coordinator

$18 - $30/ hour (based on exp.)

Event Coordinators oversee set-up and management of our events. They supervise all staff and work directly with the client to ensure an event’s success. Coordinators will work both day and evening hours as well as weekdays and many weekends.


Event Bartender

$16-$22/ hour

Off-premise bartenders are assigned to set-up, service and breakdown bars at events.  Our bartenders travel to many locations throughout New England and abide by both company and Serve Safe Alcohol procedures.  Schedules are flexible and do vary, however, many of our events require availability on nights and weekends.


Event Server

$14-$20/ hour

The Gourmet Event Server supports events of various sizes and scopes throughout the Metro-Boston area

  • Positive attitude and ability to work well with internal and external clients a must
  • Primary seasonal employment or limited availability/second job are both a great fit
  • Detailed understanding of traditional service methods a plus, but not required
  • Shift meal and some uniform elements are provided

Prep Cooks

Pay Commensurate with Expertise and Experience


Looking for motivated culinarians to join our busy team. Competitive wage and significant growth opportunities available at our busy Boston area catering commissary and in the field throughout the metro-Boston area


  • Minimum one year experience in commercial food prep
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, take instruction, maintain positive attitude
  • Strong attention to detail and unwavering commitment to quality
  • ServSafe and Allergen Awareness Certificates a plus

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