Employment Opportunities

Job Description: Restaurant Manager                                                                


Taste of Deishú is a tribally-owned and managed seasonal restaurant and event space in Haines (Tlingit: Deishú), Alaska. We are seeking an experienced restaurant manager to oversee day-to-day operations, hire and train qualified staff members, and maintain exceptional food, beverage and hygiene standards. This position is a part time with full time potential for the right candidate. This role will help institute a model of brand excellence while enthusiastically sharing the story of the Chilkoot people with restaurant guests.


  • Oversee daily restaurant operations while facilitating an impeccable guest experience
  • Provide smooth flow and inspired customer service for locals and visitors alike
  • Hire, train, supervise and retain restaurant staff members
  • Establish and maintain a professional workplace culture
  • Assist in creating core menu offerings in addition to regular specials
  • Manage inventory and supply ordering with respect to accurate sales forecasting
  • Create staff work schedules that respond to dynamic ferry and cruise ship schedules
  • Manage operating budget and create monthly profit and loss reports
  • Assist with interior design, customer flow, permitting and other compliance tasks as needed
  • Build and grow event space rental business
  • Adhere to relevant state, local and federal food sanitation codes and best practices

Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated customer service skills and passion for hospitality
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and understanding of unique challenges inherent to operating a business in rural Alaska
  • Strong leadership qualities and friendly, warm demeanor
  • Attention to detail and knack for customer service
  • Problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills
  • Knowledge of sales forecasting and supply chain logistics
  • Effective working autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and comfortable lifting 40+ pounds


  • Competitive wage, plus share of tips
  • 401(k) and Paid Time Off

To apply, please visit the CIA office or email a completed application to zwentzel@chilkoot-nsn.gov