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Banquet Bartending Serving Staff


The Santa Fe Opera is seeking staff to serve alcohol at corporate dinner events for The Santa Fe Opera. Dinner events are held on performance evenings prior to the start of the Opera. Candidate needs to be familiar with basic bar tender skills and have the ability to move quickly while creating a friendly and enjoyable experience for dinner guests. This position requires the ability to work as a team member while exercising judgment and initiative.

Job Description (PDF)

Employment Standards


  • Assure bars are properly set up, stocked and maintained in a safe and clean manner.
  • Assist with stock room organization and cleanliness.
  • Contribute to a strong customer service ethic.

Skills – Requirements:

  • Bartender skills and knowledge are required.
  • Applicant must hold a current New Mexico Alcohol Server Permit.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Willingness to work evening and weekend hours required.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time is required.


  • Dinners are held pre-show on performance evenings only. Typical hours are from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Some flexibility of hours may occur due to scheduled events during the course of the year. Weekend work is occasionally necessary (hours over 40 per week paid at time and a half).
  • This is a seasonal, hourly, non-exempt position.
  • Wages begin at $24.00.


  • Neat and professional appearance is required. Dark pants or skirts preferred with white shirts/ blouses and ties if appropriated. Dark comfortable shoes.

Required Dates: 2023

  • June 30
  • July 15
  • July 19
  • July 22
  • July 29
  • August 1
  • August 2
  • August 4
  • August 8
  • August 11
  • August 17

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.

The Santa Fe Opera has an industry-wide reputation as an excellent employer, providing rewarding opportunities amid a setting of great natural beauty. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Santa Fe Opera celebrates diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, political affiliation or philosophy. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Santa Fe Opera has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy, which requires employees/interns to be fully vaccinated against COVID to perform work for the company or have been approved for an accommodation based on disability or sincerely held religious belief. Employees will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and a booster.

Application Process

Positions require proof of eligibility to work.

Submit a completed employment application form using either the (PDF) Form or Online Form. Submit your (PDF) application form, resume and cover letter by email to Human Resources or by mail to:

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

(PDF) Application Form

Online Application Form