Al J Schneider Co.

  • Assistant Director of Banquets

    Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/2/2019 10:52 AM)
    # of Openings
    Food & Beverage
  • Overview

    The Galt House Hotel - A legendary destination among hotels in the city. 


    As Louisville’s only waterfront hotel, the Galt House Hotel is quite simply the best place to find a unique and authentic experience in our exciting city.  Sip some bourbon while taking in spectacular views of the Ohio River. We are just a shot away from Whiskey Row, where you immerse yourself in the history of Kentucky’s native spirit. Explore world-renowned cultural encounters at nearby Museum Row, featuring icons such as Muhammad Ali and Louisville Slugger. Delight your palette with mouthwatering culinary tastings in our top-rated restaurant scene. The Galt House Hotel, the Heart of Louisville, is in the center of it all.


    The Galt House Hotel is the place to meet for a totally self-contained meeting or event, priding ourselves on a warm, friendly atmosphere and sincerity of our service. Located in the heart of Louisville, we are within driving distance from half the US population and just 10 minutes from the airport. We offer six restaurants and lounges; 130,000 square feet of meeting space; 53 meeting rooms; over 1,300 guest rooms; the city’s best fitness center; and six retail outlets.


    The Galt House Hotel is currently seeking a  an Assistant Director of Banquets who will assist the Director of Banquets in providing leadership and oversight for associates in the department. Will be responsible for ensuring banquet events and functions are successfully executed from beginning to end. Interacts and coordinates with all levels of staff members. Recommends best practices and solutions to ensure effective and consistent guest service and quality.


    • Will assist in ensuring the highest level of service by hiring, training, managing, developing staff, and service remains consistent with company standards.
    • Working with other departments for successful event execution and acting as a department liaison within the hotel.
    • Will maintain a balance between floor supervision, administration and communication with group contacts.
    • Will ensure all invoices are maintained with accurate information.
    • Assist with schedule and control labor within budget.
    • Will assist in managing Associate's hours.
    • Meeting face-to-face with event clients in order to better understand their needs before and during the event.
    • Teaching and reinforcing proper hotel policy within the department.
    • Completing the daily final report, including the closure of the day’s checks.
    • Maintaining a bank for use in event cash bars.
    • Weekly and Monthly forecasting and variety other responsibilities related to running a large and busy events department.
    • Maintaining a safe and clean event environment for guests and staff. 
    • Will chair the weekly BEO meeting
    • Responsible for Meeting Room set up
    • Responsible for the timely distribution of BEO packets


    • Flexibility and adaptability to effectively handle stress and matriculate in a fast-paced, frequently-changing environment
    • Ability to effectively respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

    • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
    • Must be able to walk and stand for extended hours.
    • Must be able to lift between 15 and 20 lbs. occasionally
    • 2-4 years of management experience required.
    • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Proficient in or able to learn the proper use of hotel software (Delphi, ADP, and Microsoft Office).
    • Must meet the demands of a fast paced environment with the ability to multi-task.
    • Must be able resolve problems with internal and external customers.
    • Must project a professional appearance.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.


    This is a full-time position. Schedule will be set based upon business needs.


    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


    The Galt House Hotel offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401k, a complimentary meal in the associate cafeteria, complimentary parking in a secured covered garage and much more.


    The Galt House Hotel is a Drug Free Workplace, creating a culture of care where diversity is welcomed.      




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