Sales & Catering Coordinator
Joie de Vivre Hospitality 3 reviews - Big Sur, CA

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If you are an individual who is passionate about creating amazing experiences, we’d like to meet you! We are currently looking for a Sales & Catering Coordinator to assist the Sales and Catering team in selling and coordinating guest experiences.


In the mountains above the sea is a place of extraordinary beauty, Ventana Inn & Spa - a magnificent Central Coast California resort. In Spanish, Ventana means window, and no more fitting name could be chosen for this Big Sur resort. Ventana Inn & Spa is a window to the dramatic vistas of the Pacific ocean, along with the green and gold flowered hills of the rugged Big Sur Coast. Nestled on a hillside overlooking the dramatic Pacific coastline, Ventana Inn is a luxurious Big Sur resort offering the ultimate in accommodations for those seeking a romantic getaway, luxurious escape or a relaxing vacation. Spacious suites and guestrooms are elegantly rustic with thoughtful appointments. Located on 243 acres in the heart of Big Sur, the Inn's unique one-and two-story buildings blend seamlessly into their natural surroundings. Our guests are given the opportunity to relax poolside, soak in Japanese hot baths, dine at The Restaurant at Ventana, rejuvenate at The Spa at Ventana or just contemplate the sky from your own private hammock. Afternoon wine and cheese reception, daily yoga classes, Guided Discovery Walk, and a sumptuous breakfast complete the Ventana experience.


In October of 2011, Thompson Hotels and Joie De Vivre Hospitality merged to create the recently launched Commune Hotels and Resorts. Commune has poised itself to be the largest boutique hotel company. Comprised of multiple boutique brands, we are in the midst of an ambitious national expansion. As a hospitality company, our people are at the heart of what we do. Progressivism, enthusiasm, creativity, and vibrant diversity create our culture. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join a company at the formation of an international brand and rapid expansion!

  • Those who have a desire to work in a destination resort and have luxury experience.
  • A person who enjoys a fast paced work environment and can respond quickly and smartly.
  • Someone who is comfortable and experienced working with customers with high expectations.
  • Those who love the details and understand the importance they have in the end experience of our guests.
  • A person who is able to blend an authentic, unique, and personalized service with a professional approach.
Our ideal candidate must be a team player with exceptional technical and communication skills. This person will need to have a good sense of project and time management skills. Strongest candidates will have hospitality experience, specifically in sales and a resort environment.


We’re looking for an individual to support the sales and catering efforts of the hotel by performing administrative duties relating to sales and catering. In addition to administrative duties, this person will assist the Director of Sales and the Catering Sales Manager in maintaining existing business clientele relationships, ensuring maximum profitability for the hotel and quality service for the guests.

You must be willing and available to work different shifts, days, and holidays as the schedule will flex to best fit our guests’ needs. This is a full time position with benefits to include, medical, dental, vision, life, 401K, gas stipend, and complimentary hotel accommodations.



  • Ability to satisfactorily communicate in English (speak, read, write) with guests, co-workers and management to their understanding.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties with attention to detail, speed, accuracy, follow-through, courtesy, cooperativeness and work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to accurately compute and manipulate mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact, and diplomacy to defuse anger.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Ability to be well organized, maintain concentration, and think clearly while providing service.
  • Punctuality and regular and reliable attendance.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with co-workers and the public.
  • Computer skills including, Microsoft word, excel, PowerPoint, and outlook
  • High school graduate
  • Desirable:

  • College degree
  • One to two years previous hotel and food and beverage experience, preferably in sales, catering or front office
  • Fluency in a foreign language, preferably Spanish or French.
  • Knowledge of P.O.S. and PMS systems, preferably Micros and Opera

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    You might say this company has a zest for hotel life. Joie de Vivre Hospitality operates boutique hotels, with more than 30 properties in...