Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
  • Food & Beverage
  • Ames, IA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Matching 401(k), Vacation & Sick Time

The Gateway Hotel & Conference Center is looking for a Full-Time Assistant Banquet Manager to lead our team of banquet associates to provide exceptional quality service to our guests. The hours for this position will vary and some night and weekend availability is required. 

Essential Functions:

  • Delivering first-class customer service on a consistent basis
  • A working knowledge of hotel banquet/catering
  • Manage the daily operations of the banquet area, including maintaining product, set-up of events, and food & beverage presentation
  • Monitor and control the maintenance / sanitation of the banquet areas
  • Assist our sales department in the execution of events
  • Assist guests and the group point of contact during events
  • Ensure set-up and tear-down of events to specifications listed on BEO, or verbal requests of sales, client or other party
  • Ability to calculate and review the banquet checks to ensure accurate billing
  • Complete inventory on a monthly basis, including liquor and hardware, and other items as directed by Manager
  • Work effectively with co-assistant to assist on time clock and schedule, as well as actively participate in the hiring process, training, develop and coach employees when necessary. Work with temporary staffing companies as needed to supplement staffing needs
  • Complete all human resources and payroll paperwork on a weekly basis, including timeclock management, tip reporting and any additional paperwork
  • Maintain open communication with all appropriate parties
  • Comply with attendance requirements and be available to work on a regular basis
  • Foster a teamwork environment to improve productivity and operational efficiency of all conference service associates
  • Act as member of the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center management team, including complying with standards of the Manager on Duty program at all times


  • Bachelor's degree and/or a minimum of 2-5 years' experience in banquet /conference services management
  • Must have the ability to stand for long periods of time. Ability to complete all required certifications (ServSafe, TIPS, and i-Pact) within 6-months of hire
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and learn property management system.
  • Must be able to squat, lift, push and pull up to 75 lbs
  • The ability and knowledge to learn our audio video system


At Gateway Hotel & Conference Center we are passionate about exceeding guest expectations and giving first-class hospitality to each person that we encounter – guest or employee. If you share this enthusiasm, consider joining the Gateway Hotel team by searching our available opportunities.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online!

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