Job Description


Concessions Manager


Non-exempt Position


This is a seasonal, non-benefited and non-exempt position. The position is paid hourly.

Job Description and Requirements:
  • Provide Santa Fe Opera patrons efficient, friendly service, ensuring the safety of all.  Responsible alcohol serving is mandatory, as outlined in New Mexico State law and Santa Fe Opera employee policies;
  • Report as scheduled for events to the appropriate locations. Bartenders will receive a weekly schedule in advance.  Clock in and out on assigned time clock;
  • Set up serving area in advance in order to be ready to serve at the appointed opening time.  Replenish items as instructed;
  • Operate cash register following training instructions;
  • Transact with patrons, including cash and credit card transactions when a register is used;
  • Ask for appropriate ID for anyone who appears to be under the age of 30;
  • Carry a current New Mexico Alcohol & Gaming Division Server Certificate whenever serving alcohol;
  • Break down and clean area as instructed;
  • This job requires the ability to work efficiently in a busy environment; this includes the ability to provide quality patron service while adhering to and enforcing policies and procedures.


All Bartenders must wear a white Tuxedo shirt with a black bow tie. Black pants and black (soft-soled) shoes are also required – no open toed shoes.

Physical Standards:

Long periods of standing. Must be able to lift and transport items weighing up to 50 pounds.  

This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The fundamental job requirements are included and these are the essential job functions. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.



Send completed general employment application, along with resume and cover letter, to Human Resources (unless otherwise noted above) or by mail to:

The Santa Fe Opera
Attention: Human Resources
Post Office Box 2408
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2408

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