At The Canteen, we work hard and we have a great time doing it. We believe that growing a small business in a place like Provincetown is first and foremost about building community through respect, trust and big-heartedness. The people who work with us are more than just co-workers; they are the heart and soul of our organization. 

Our company is always growing and evolving, and we need talented and energetic people to work and grow with us. We are looking to hire hard-working folks who have a passion for great food and service; who consider being treated and treating others with respect as an essential part of their day; who value organization and attention to detail; and who understand the importance of community building -- between co-workers, guests, suppliers, and everyone else who walks through our doors.

In five short years, our company has expanded from one location and seven employees to three locations and about senventy employees. We’re proud of what we’ve created, but we are always looking for ways to do our jobs more effectively, to improve, to evolve. It's in our DNA.

If this sounds like someplace where you’d fit in, we’d love to hear from you.

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS (Updated 3/13/2019)

Bar Manager
Line Cook
Dishwasher

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Bar Manager

The Canteen -- a high-volume, fast-casual restaurant with an outdoor beach bar in Provincetown, MA -- is searching for a full-time bar-manager. We are looking for a committed, proactive leader who will enjoy overseeing the expansion of a business with vast possibilities for growth while working in an exciting, fast-paced environment with caring, passionate and hard-working team members.

The bar manager will promote and grow the business, train oversee a staff of 3-5 bartenders and barbacks, and ensure that guests are receiving excellent drinks, food, and service. The bar manager will also manage inventory and resources, plan promotional events, ensure that quality and safety controls are followed, create schedules, and set goals to increase profits and maximize customer satisfaction. This person should be able to work with diverse personalities and manage stressful situations.

Our bar manager should be observant and have the ability to think critically and efficiently. He or she should be a skilled communicator with excellent problem solving, observation, and interpersonal skills.

The position will be full time from at least May 1 through November 1, with possibilities for year-round employment. Dorm-style housing is available.  

Bar Manager Responsibilities:

  • Manage the business aspects of the bar, such as taking inventory and re-ordering supplies, managing budgets, and setting goals.

  • Training staff to provide excellent service to patrons.

  • Creating effective schedules and quickly resolving conflicts to ensure that bar is well staffed during peak hours.

  • Setting and enforcing quality and safety controls.

  • Working with diverse personalities both on the staff and patrons.

  • Planning and taking part in promotional events.

  • Diffusing tense situations between patrons or staff members.

  • Maintaining a fun, safe atmosphere.


Bar Manager Requirements:

  • Restaurant or management experience.

  • Strong understanding of business management and accounting principles.

  • Excellent computer, problem-solving, and customer service skills.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to diffuse tense situations and resolve conflicts.

  • Willingness to work during peak hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Effectively delegate responsibilities and maximize resources.

  • Decisiveness.

  • Ability to walk, stand, & carry heavy items in a fast-paced, stressful environment.

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Line Cook

Prepares menu items to meet quality, portion and time standards, maintains line cleanliness/sanitation and gives great service to internal/external guests. Has at least a year of experience working on a line.

  • This is a full-time, hourly position.

  • Rate of pay based on skill and availability.

  • AM and PM shifts available.

  • Flexible schedule required, weekends a must.

Our performance expectations are:  

  • Makes menu items to meet quality, portion and time standards

  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work space

  • Practices good personal hygiene

  • Timely and accurately completes prep list including stocking, rotating and clean-up

  • Meets quality and time standards for stocking stations

  • Efficiently maintains station throughout an entire shift

  • Maintains line cleanliness and sanitation (includes cutting boards, floor, trash)

  • Assists co-workers with anything that is necessary or requested

  • Asks questions whenever necessary

  • Asks for help whenever necessary

The Success Patterns for this position are: 

  • Exhibits strong organizational skills

  • Works very effectively as part of a team

  • Recognizes when help is needed and is willing to ask for it

  • Makes food to quality and portion spec

  • Arrives to work on time

Successful Candidates will have the following Personal Characteristics: 

  • Feels passionate about cooking and giving great service to internal and external guests

  • Enjoys working under a time crunch

  • Takes pride in being consistent

  • Loves to learn and takes direction with a smile

  • Enjoys a challenge and creating something new

Housing is available. 

To apply or contact us, send an email and resume to Rob at thecanteenptown@gmail.com

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Dishwasher

We are in need of a full-time dishwasher. The ideal candidate believes in showing up on time for work, providing other employees with assistance in the kitchen as needed and following all sanitary and health-related protocols. We’re a busy and growing restaurant and we are willing to consider advancement opportunities for the right candidate. This position provides you with a great start in our kitchen. We’re offering a consistent schedule and good pay for a dedicated employee.

Our performance expectations are:  

  • Wash dishes, glassware and other implements by hand

  • Empty and clean all trash receptacles

  • Clean dry storage, bathrooms, and outside dining areas

  • Follow sanitation policies at all times

  • Provide assistance to prep cook and other kitchen staff as needed, especially during peak times

  • Perform opening, closing and side work

  • Clean up spills or broken glassware immediately

  • Report any sanitation or janitorial issues to appropriate party

The Success Patterns for this position are: 

  • Exhibits strong organizational skills

  • Works very effectively as part of a team

  • Recognizes when help is needed and is willing to ask for it

  • Arrives to work on time

Successful Candidates will have the following Personal Characteristics: 

  • No experience required (we’re willing to train)

  • Excellent critical thinking and time management skills

  • Ability to carry loads up to 20 lbs

  • Willingness to work in hot, humid environment and on your feet for 8-hour shifts

Housing is available. 

To apply or contact us, send an email and resume to Rob at thecanteenptown@gmail.com