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Amargosa Opera House, Inc. operates the Amargosa Hotel year-round and is currently hiring for positions (some with an immediate start).

The Amargosa Café is hiring for Fall/Winter/Spring season, which runs late September through Memorial Day.

All new hires are required to attend training sessions.

  • Cook/Line Cook

    Food and Beverage
    Death Valley, California
    $12.50 / hour + tips

    Amargosa Café is a small establishment that serves fresh farm-to-table, local and organic food. All baked goods are made in-house and we proudly serve Genovese espresso coffee. 

    As a Cook/Line Cook, you will be part of a very small team at the Amargosa Café and required to work closely with Front of House and Cook.  Experience as a cook or assistant cook in a professional setting is preferred. An interest and sensibility for fresh, made-from-scratch food is essential. Baking skills are a bonus!

    30 - 40 hours per week. This position starts at the end of September and goes through to the end of May. We close June through the end of September. If we are a good fit for each other you will be employed for the next season/s.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Prepare components of each dish on the menu
    • Prepare all the food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner
    • Follow recipes, control portions, and presentation specifications as set by the Cafe.
    • Ensure that the kitchen, food prep and food storage areas meet California Food Safe standards
    • Monitor product freshness and rotate out old product 
    • Prepare food for service (e.g. chopping vegetables, slicing meat, or preparing sauces)
    • Cook menu items in cooperation with kitchen staff
    • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers
    • Perform shift preparation, nightly shutdowns, and cleaning duties
    • Clean, maintain and organize kitchen, cooking line, and work station
    • May be required to assist with food running, bussing, dishwashing, and other related tasks
    • Comply with nutrition, sanitation regulations and safety standards
    • Adhere to the AOH, Inc. Employee Handbook, policies & procedures


    Skills and Job Qualifications

    • Ability to work on your feet for eight hours or more a day
    • High level of professionalism
    • Attention to detail
    • Comfortable working with a team in a kitchen environment
    • Excellent communication and organization skills
    • Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds at a time on an occasional basis
    • Proven cooking experience, including experience as a line cook, restaurant cook or prep cook
    • Excellent understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures
    • Accuracy and speed in executing assigned tasks
    • California Food Handler Card required
    • Must be available weekends and holidays
    • Must have reliable transportation
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  • Front Desk Clerk and Tour Guide

    Customer Service
    Death Valley, California
    $11.00 / hour + tips

    As the Front Desk Clerk, you will make the first impression, so a friendly, welcoming and positive personality is a must.

    Initially, 7-14 hours on a set schedule per week. 

    Main Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Provide excellent guest service at all times
    • Greet visitors and guests
    • Give scheduled tours of the Amargosa Opera House
    • Sell merchandise from the Gift Shop
    • Check-in hotel guests
    • Answer the phone and take phone reservations
    • Manage online reservations
    • Work with Square point-of-sale system
    • Provide local area information to our in-house guests and the general public   
    • Keep the work environment clean and tidy
    • Be willing and prepared to help out occasionally with housekeeping duties
    • Adhere to the AOH, Inc. Employee Handbook, policies & procedures


    Skills and Job Requirements:

    • Friendly and welcoming
    • Have a positive and professional attitude
    • Attention to detail and customer focus
    • Self-motivated and shows initiative
    • Good communication skills
    • Dependable and punctual
    • Basic computer skills and knowledge of software including Microsoft Office, Apple Mail, Chrome, Adobe Acrobat, etc.
    • Be available to work weekends and holidays
    • Team-oriented
    • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills
    • Trustworthy and honest
    • Able to stay productive when it's slow
    • Comfortable with international clientele
    • Able to easily follow directions
    • Capable of efficiently executing tasks independently
    • Flexible and easy-going
    • Fluent in English
    • Must have reliable transportation

    Since we are open all year, candidates seeking a year-round position will be shown preference, but we do accept some seasonal employees.

    View Job Description

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest to General Manager, Bobbi Fabian, at Include a brief statement about why you think you may be a good fit here and your past experience that is relevant to the position for which you are applying. Attach your resumé to the email.

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