Hostess Job Description Template


[Intro Paragraph] Start your hostess job description with an introduction to your business. You want to stress the positive qualities of your company and the reasons why a job seeker would want to work for you. This is your chance to stand out from other competing job listings, by showing potential candidates what it would be like to work on your team. Talk about your work culture, how you support your staff, and any opportunities for growth and promotions.

The next paragraph will cover the day-to-day responsibilities. Be specific, since restaurant hostess duties and responsibilities will differ from those specified in a VIP hostess job description or club hostess job description, for example.

Hostess Job Responsibilities:

  • Welcome guests in a warm and friendly manner.
  • Ascertains their dining/lodging needs.
  • Seats guests and manage the seating chart.
  • Monitors restaurant activity to determine seating and dining flow.
  • Responds to guest inquiries and requests in a timely, friendly, and efficient manner.
  • Performs opening and closing duties, as needed.
  • Assists others with side work including, but not limited to cleaning, stocking, folding silverware, etc.
  • Helps fellow team members and other departments wherever necessary to maintain positive working relationships.

[Work Hours & Benefits] You’ll also want to include information about your working hours and benefits. By adding this information, you can create interest and encourage job seekers to keep reading. Describe expected working conditions or requirements such as flexible schedules, weekend work, and overtime opportunities. In addition to the hostess job salary or hourly wage, don’t forget to mention any special benefits that you offer such as uniforms provided, food and beverages provided during shifts, and employee discounts.

Hostess Qualifications / Skills:

  • Verbal Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Teamwork
  • Energy Level
  • Thoroughness
  • Professionalism

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • Prior restaurant or hotel experience preferred

[Call to Action] Job ads that include a compelling — and clear — call to action at the end tend to get the most responses. Tell job seekers exactly how you’d like them to apply and what specific information they may need to provide. Whether they need to click a link to apply or an email address to send their resume, be sure to include that information in this section.