Live, work and enjoy life in the beautiful black hills of south dakota in custer!
We are a family-owned restaurant group in Custer, SD that's been in the business for over twenty years. We know and love this business - and our employees do as well! If you want to have some fun, enjoy the outdoors and make some good money during the summer - let's talk! We have housing available either onsite our just a couple of blocks from our restaurants. Lots of outdoor recreation.
Custer SD is located in the heart of the Black Hills of SD. We are a tourist-friendly area with thousands of visitors May-Oct. The Black Hills National Forest, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, Jewel and Wind Caves, all close by! Visitors enjoy our area and spend on average 3-4 days roaming the Black Hills. We see many repeat customers over the course of their stay in Custer.
We are looking for full-time team members to work at our restaurants in Custer SD. We are looking for someone who loves restaurants and is passionate about service and craft beer! New this year is Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company - a full service restaurant featuring a 10 bbl brewhouse and fermentors. We have a great outside area for guests to bring their dogs while enjoying a fresh craft beer made on premises and inside we have two stories of beer and fun!
Our team really enjoys their jobs - no matter if they're waiting on tables, cooking up the latest craft brew inspired food or washing dishes. We all pitch in when needed and work with each other. We are a family business and we know that our employees are part of our family!
Must have cash handling experience in a retail environment and knowledge of a POS system a plus. Oh...you must be at least 21 years of age and a REAL craft beer fan! You would be required to work a flexible schedule.
Sagacious Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.
Pre-employment background check, drug screening, and physical may be required.
The Employee Experience
Nature lovers and craft beer aficionados unite! Trees, trees and more trees and trails and lakes and wildlife surround Custer within the Black Hills National Forest. Miles of trails throughout the forest, shopping the weekly Farmer’s Market downtown, the 110 mile Mickelson biking trail and, of course Mt. Rushmore Brewing Co. are just a few things locals and visitors alike love about Custer. Start exploring now! Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Wind and Jewel Caves, Bismarck and Sylvan Lakes - all minutes not miles from Custer!
Here are a few websites to get you going.
Foodies, Beer Geeks, Craft Beer Nerds, Outdoor Enthusiasts - NEED to APPLY! Be prepared to put a little muscle into heaving a sack of grain from one place to another, you'll need to know how to clean out a keg, too (we're only kidding unless you really want too!) Share your love of craft beer with customers yearning to learn more. Our local brewery, Mt. Rushmore Brewing Co. offers many jobs, (including keg cleaner!) but the most important job is for you! Be it a Server, Cook or Bartender, bring a great attitude with a great work ethic. "We hire for attitude over aptitude." Beer server (Cicerone) training provided with your job at any of our locations including the Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar, Begging Burro Mexican Bistro and Mt. Rushmore Brewing Co.
Room and Board
We own and operate our own housing with different room configurations available. Shared dorm rooms with their own bathroom and kitchenette include all bedding, dishes, refrigerator, tv, microwave, furniture and utilities including, cable tv, internet and wifi.
Some housing is also available for couples wishing to share a room. There are campgrounds offering long-term summer spots with two campgrounds located just one block from our restaurants and three more just outside of town.
Our housing price is $10 per day per employee, with $100 deposit and first two weeks rent ($240) paid up front. Housing cost shall be deducted from payroll every two weeks at $140 per pay period.
All employees are entitled to half-priced meals before or after their shift.
Visitor Industry Partners (VIP) Training Program
Sagacious Inc. is a member of Black Hills Badlands and Lakes which provides tourism industry employees a VIP Card to visit local tourism businesses for free or at a reduced price. They are a special invitation to front-line employees to take an enjoyable and educational "Great American Road Trip" to learn about everything the Badlands and Black Hills have to offer! They are a way to acquaint travel industry employees with our many tourism businesses, as well as the various towns and roads in our region. The better employees know our area, the better equipped they are to help our visitors. This program provides serious hospitality training, combined with some serious fun! Check it out - VIP Benefits
Getting Here and Getting Around
The majority of our employees are here on a seasonal basis and most of them fly into Rapid City and we shuttle them to Custer. Some also drive they're own vehicles and park in our housing area parking. Once you're in Custer, its a short five-minute or less walk or bike ride to work. There is also a shuttle available to take employees to Rapid City and area attractions.
Many of our employees return year after year and leave their bikes with us during the off season. And many will also share their bike with fellow workers. We also have the Mickelson Trial adjacent to both of our Housing Units. The Mick Trail is a 110 mile graded trail that spans the entire Black Hills and affords easy bike access to Crazy Horse (3 miles) or Bismarck and Stocklade Lakes (3 miles). Or if you're really ambitious Hill City is 14 miles north and Deadwood 45 miles north! Each year Custer hosts the Mickelson Trail Bicycling Trek which traverses the entire length of the trail over a three day period.
South Dakota's slogan is "Great Faces. Great Places." We think that fits Custer to a "T" We are a "T"eam that works together and plays together! You'll meet and make friends with college students from around the world that spend their summers in Custer working and learning. You'll meet and make friends with employees from Jamaica and Mexico that are here to work hard and help their families back home. You'll meet and make friends with visitors from throughout the USA and around the globe that are here to see the "Real America" and all we have to offer.
By using our VIP card, you and your new friends will be able to visit the sights and sounds of our great region!
Our slogan in Custer is "We're Minutes - Not Miles" from adventure! It's very true, it's all in our backyard for you to experience and enjoy. Come be a part of our family business!
Servers - Bartenders - Hosts - Line Cooks - Prep Cooks
Serves guests by providing information to help food and beverage selections; presenting ordered choices; maintaining dining ambiance. Servers present themselves well and are completely confident when talking with a guest about food, craft beer, spirits and wine. Servers must be able to carry trays to deliver food and beverages. Hourly wage plus tips to equal at least $9.00 hour. Overtime after 40 hours per week at time and a half. We provide server shirts and aprons, you provide a great attitude and great customer service and you'll get great tips!
Our restaurant Hosts (both men and women) are the first to greet customers as they arrive and often the last to say goodbye to them as they leave. Their job is to ensure the customer is greeted, seated and served. The Host is responsible for ensuring that customers enjoy an excellent experience at our restaurants. In order to do this job well, a Host often has to be engaging and genuinely interested in the success of the establishment. They need to be professional, smile, make eye contact with the guests and to be courteous to them. Hourly wage plus tips to equal at least $10 hour. Overtime after 40 hours per week at time and a half. We provide Host shirts, you provide a great attitude and great customer service and servers will tip you out at the end of their shifts!
Our bartenders take care of their "rail" and also the servers' drinks that are in their area. Our bartenders provide friendly and excellent service to every guest as well as keep the beverage area clean and stocked at all times. At our Mt. Rushmore Brewing Co. location we're not necessarily looking for beer geeks - but it doesn't hurt! Having knowledge of all the cocktails, craft beer, spirits and wine is a must, 1-2 years experience required for bartending positions. Hourly wage plus tips to equal at least $8.65 hour. Overtime after 40 hours per week at time and a half. We provide Bartender shirts and aprons, you provide a great attitude and great customer service and you'll get great tips!
We are looking for those that are serious about the restaurant industry and are strong team players with a 'do whatever it takes' attitude. You will be responsible for the preparation of a variety of food products including wild game, buffalo, beef, seafood, poultry, vegetables, sauces, stocks, breads, and other food products using a variety of equipment and utensils. Daily and shift cleaning of kitchen area is part of the job. Ideally, you will have a minimum of 1 year of experience in kitchen preparation and cooking in a high volume environment with cooked to order menu. Prefer a current Food Handler's Card or Certificate. If you meet our requirements and are interested, we want to hear from you. Hourly wage depends on experience $10-12 hour. Overtime after 40 hours per week at time and a half. We provide cooks aprons, you provide non-slip shoes and a winning attitude!
The Prep Cook will assist in the preparation of dishes in the kitchen. You'll perform routine kitchen tasks such as setting up workstations and ingredients, so that food can be prepared according to recipes. A great prep cook will be quick and diligent and willing to improve on the job. You will be deft and able to follow instructions as well as all health and safety rules in the kitchen. The ideal candidate will also be able to function in a fast-paced, busy environment as a part of a team. Daily and shift cleaning of kitchen area is part of the job. Hourly wage depends on experience $8.65-10 hour. Overtime after 40 hours per week at time and a half. We provide cooks aprons, you provide non-slip shoes and a winning attitude!