Taliesin Preservation
  • Madison, WI, USA
  • 35,600.00-42,000.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Taliesin Preservation of Spring Green, WI is looking to hire a full-time Dining Room Manager for the Riverview Terrace CafeThis new front of house position works alongside our Food Artisan Immersion Program team to operate the cafe, train our Food Artisan Immersion Program participants, and contribute to the next stage of development for the program. Are you a creative, highly organized hospitality professional with a passion for ensuring an excellent guest experience? Would you like an opportunity to work at the home, studio, and school of Frank Lloyd Wright, a National Historic Landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site? If so, please read on!

This position pays an annual salary with a range from $35,600.00 to $42,000.00. We offer a competitive benefits package including group health, dental, vision, paid time off and (coming July 1, 2020) a 401(k) with an employer match. If this opportunity to get in on the future of an innovative organization sounds right for you, apply now!


As stewards of the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, our dual mission is to preserve the cultural, built, and natural environments that comprise the Taliesin property and to conduct educational and cultural programs that provide a greater understanding of his architecture and ideas. We are different from other historic sites because we are not satisfied with just being a museum. We want the estate to stay filled with life.

There is an energy here that captures and engages people. And the staff, without exception, are creative people who care passionately about their work and are full of ideas. We are a small organization and, as such, we offer a lot of flexibility and opportunity for people to develop within their areas of interest--and we are invested in their success!


As our Dining Room Manager, you get to work with a team of culinary and hospitality professionals to manage our exciting Food Artisan Immersion Program. You will lead the front of house guest experience in the Riverview Terrace Cafe and assist our students in learning the joy and art of exceptional hospitality. You get to help create inspiring hospitality that teaches the principles of Wright's vision through the IDEA transposed from history to discover culture in its dialogue with art, nature, buildings, food, and the environment, all central to human flourishing. You will be a key element of the team compiled to inspire our program participants, to teach them to work hard as a team, and make the Riverview Terrace Cafe a destination regionally reliant restaurant.

In season, you will work with other departments to structure the work so that it supports the organization's mission. You ensure an exceptional guest experience and work with colleagues to make sure all our guests feel special.

During the off-season, you have an opportunity to focus on strategic development. You assess hospitality offerings and industry trends to keep the program fresh and relevant. You work with colleagues to integrate the program into other areas of the organization.


  • Hospitality education and experience
  • Management experience
  • Solid understanding of hospitality procedures and best practices
  • Knowledge of quality standards
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Flexible and able to deal with change
  • Problem-solving skills

Are you creative? Does a happy guest give you tremendous job satisfaction? Can you keep track of six different things at once? Can you pivot on the fly? If so, you might just be perfect for this Dining Room Manager position!


Our tour program operates from April 1 - November 30th. In season, we are a seven-day-a-week operation. Out of season, we have very flexible office hours.


Please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

**Please be aware that the current COVID-19 restrictions will delay our seasonal opening and may delay the staffing of this position. We appreciate your patience.


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