Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is seeking an off-centered hospitality leader to bring service and experience excellence to a brand new and exciting venture, The Dogfish Inn. The 16 room Dogfish Inn to be opened in the Spring of 2014 will offer a haven of rest, regroup and recharge for thirsty revelers, engaged travelers and curious explorers. In providing these luxuries, you will be creating lasting memories for our guests that serve to sweeten their overall experience with Dogfish. This is awesome work. In this pioneering role, you will have the extreme privilege of assembling and guiding a dynamic team of off-centered folks who will work hard together to tickle our guest’s fancy. The successful Innkeeper will be a triple threat: bringing outstanding people leadership, technical excellence, and off-centeredness in the form of hand in glove fit with our culture. You will think strategically and long-term to plan and ensure aligned, streamlined and efficient operations without compromising safety, cleanliness, quality or culture. Overseeing all hotel areas, you will help define and develop the infrastructure necessary to execute an incredible experience while growing a healthy and profitable business. You’ll walk lockstep with your peers in our restaurant, tour and brewery worlds to ensure all impressions are equally enriching to the various souls you’ll encounter. You’ll model teamwork, collaboration, and open, honest, and healthy communication...it will not be enough for you to merely talk a good game, you gotta have the moves to show it. To be considered you must bring solid, proven experience in all facets of hotel management, including sales and marketing, human resources, budget/forecast creation and management, rooms, housekeeping and maintenance. Yes, this is a mighty gig, but you know what, you’re going to love what you do, and the wonderful guests and talented team of coworkers that you’ll be doing it for and with.
The perfect Innkeeper must be a welcomer of curve-balls who enjoys figuring things out (can I get an Amen), seeking out possibilities and creating unexpected joy. You should be a strong lead-by-example manager, who believes that your people’s successes are your greatest achievement. You must also be a strong communicator, written and spoken, both one-on-one and in front of groups, who builds cohesive, collaborative teams. You must care. This isn’t fluff, y’all; if you’re not passionate about people then this is not the role for you. While you should be mindful of efficiency and exercise good financial controls, metrics for the sake of measuring and other corporate hullabaloo shouldn’t define you or stifle the vision. You should be a strategic and long-term thinker, who maintains a handle on today while planning and positioning for tomorrow. You must be flexible and adaptable in your approach and comfortable working in an environment where the goals are lofty, but the framework is loose. Our ideal candidate will have a Business, Hospitality or other related degree. A minimum of six years hotel general management experience is required, i.e. this can’t be your maiden voyage. A healthy passion for our beer and spokesperson-like appreciation for our Delmarvalous home and the natural splendor of coastal Delaware is pretty huge. You must be highly proficient in MS Office products and comfortable using other computer applications that bring efficiency to your world.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery offers competitive compensation including bonus potential, 401K company match, a fabulous health care package to include health/dental and most importantly perhaps FREE beer!
Qualified, interested and dynamic individuals should please submit their letter of intention, salary requirements and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes without cover letters will be hard pressed for consideration, truly. Proud to be EOE.