Mattel, Inc. Seasonal Host in Lynnwood, Washington

Job Description HOST WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR American Girl Seattle is looking for dynamic individuals to deliver an outstanding dining experience to our guests as our Seasonal Hosts in our Bistro. The Host is responsible for greeting and seating restaurant guests, managing reservations and working with the restaurant team. If you thrive in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment and can handle challenging service situations with sound judgment and a positive, professional demeanor, we want to hear from you. Responsibilities: *Greets guests promptly and provides timely seating of guests by maintaining accurate waitlists, while maximizing seating capacity. *Manages large crowds in a professional manner and is able to resolve challenging service situations diplomatically. *Creates and maintains a pleasant ambiance in the dining room and party rooms through lighting, music and table placement. *Communicates accurate dining room and party room setup, along with special requests and birthday information, to the restaurant team. *Shares information on the store and restaurant events with guests. *Utilizes Guestbridge reservation and InfoGenesis register systems, along with Microsoft Office, to perform job functions. *Initiates training opportunities with restaurant staff. *Assists restaurant staff as needed in providing an outstanding dining experience. Experience, Education & Skills Qualifications: *A high school degree or equivalent and a degree or certification from an accredited or recognized school, college or institution, preferred. *Experience as a restaurant host, hotel concierge, or related customer service position, preferred. *Computer skills including restaurant reservation and POS systems, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and use of basic office equipment (copiers/fax), preferred. *Experience working with children, preferred. *Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays. About Us ABOUT US American Girl is a premium brand for girls and a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT, www.mattel.com), a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Headquartered in Middleton, WI, American Girl offers an inspiring world of dolls, experiences, and entertainment to empower and unite girls of all ages. Best-selling lines include Truly Me , Girl of the Year , Bitty Baby , WellieWishers , and the classic historical character line BeForever . American Girl s mission is to help build girls of strong character a goal that has already earned the loyalty of millions and the praise and trust of their parents and educators. The company sells products through its award-winning catalogue, on americangirl.com, and in its experiential retail stores nationwide. Select American Girl product is also sold via Toys R Us. Outside of the U.S, American Girl products are sold at specialty boutiques with Indigo and Chapters in Canada and with El Palacio de Hierro in Mexico City. To learn more about American Girl or request a free catalogue, call 1-800-845-0005 or visit www.americangirl.com, www.facebook.com/americangirl, www.facebook.com/americangirlcareers or www.twitter.com/american_girl Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer F/M/Disability/Vet Employer's Job# 172584 Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.