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Job opportunities at downtown Rochester businesses

Downtown is a fun place to play for events and things to do. It's also a fun place to work! The following downtown Rochester businesses have job opportunities available across all industries (food/beverage, hospitality, retail, and professional services), skill levels, and types of positions. Find your next job with a downtown Rochester business.

 

Food & beverage

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Chester's Kitchen & Bar

  • Description: We have multiple positions available for servers and hosts. Also looking for a bartender, front of house managers and sous chefs.
  • Type: Full and part time and seasonal
  • How to apply: Stop in to Chester's, email Henry Clarin at henry@nrgemail.com, or apply online.

Chez Bojji

  • Description: We are looking for kitchen staff and servers to help us in our mom and pop restaurant. Need daytime cooks and dishwashers with experience in commercial kitchens. Need daytime servers with experience in fine dining. We are looking for serious hardworking individuals. We offer competitive pay based on experience and qualifications. We also offer profit sharing for long term employees.
  • Type: Full and part time and seasonal
  • How to apply: Email Amber Bojji at chezbojji@gmail.com.

Pasquale's Neighborhood Pizzeria

  • Position: A variety of positions are available as a perfect opportunity for high school or college students wanting to work part time hours
  • Type: Part time
  • How to apply: Stop in to Pasquale's or apply online here.

Pescara

  • Description: We continue to interview for servers and hosts. Also continuing our search for an executive chef and an additional front of the house manager.
  • Type: Full and part time
  • How to apply: Stop in to Pescara, email Henry Clarin at henry@nrgemail.com, or apply online.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

  • Position: Delivery drivers and daytime associates. Can expect to be trained on multiple stations, making sandwiches, running a cash register, making shakes and salads, handling customer orders, and third party orders. Fun and exciting work environment. Full time associates are benefit eligible as well as bonuses available with sales increases. Expect to work hard but have fun at the same time. Will be standing for long periods of time in an air conditioned environment.
  • Type: Full and part time
  • How to apply: Stop in to Potbelly Sandwich Shop.

Terza Ristorante

  • Description: We continue to interview servers, hosts and bartenders as we look to fill these positions and add to our fantastic teams. In addition, we are seeking a general manger to lead our dynamic environment at Terza.
  • Type: Full and part time
  • How to apply: Stop in to Terza, email Henry Clarin at henry@nrgemail.com, or apply online.

Victoria's Ristorante & Wine Bar

  • Position: Food/beverage runners (must be at least 16 years old), servers and food runners
  • Type: Part time
  • How to apply: Stop in to Victoria's Ristorante or email Natalie Victoria at natalievictoria@victoriasmn.com.

 

Hospitality

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Avra Hospitality (Hilton, DoubleTree and Hilton Garden Inn)

  • Position: Join our growing team! We are looking for individuals with great attitudes and exceptional customer service skills, and all levels of experience welcome. Currently hiring in all departments at our three Downtown Rochester properties: Hilton, DoubleTree and Hilton Garden Inn. We have competitive wages and fantastic benefits packages.
  • Type: Full and part time
  • How to apply: Online here.

 

Retail

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Counterpoint

  • Position: Hiring Assistant Manager (35-40 hours per week) and part time employees (18-24 hours per week)
  • Description: Some weekends. Must have experience in retail sales. Must be able to work well with manager, staff and customers. Must understand our inventory. Competitive pay, some benefits, paid parking.
  • How to apply: Apply in person at Counterpoint from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

Lasker Jewelers

  • Description: If you love fashion, luxury goods, and meeting people from all over the world, then Lasker Jewelers is interested in speaking with you. The Rochester store, just steps away from the Mayo Clinic on Peace Plaza, is looking for talented sales associates. Class, style, and energy are more important than jewelry product knowledge. If you love to sell and enjoy a new challenge every day, Lasker Jewelers is for you. Competitive salary, benefits, 401K Best applicants will have a strong sense of fashion and current trends, experience working with a diverse clientele, and enthusiasm for the industry and their career. Must have an energetic and positive attitude. Must possess a competitive drive to succeed and strong fashion sense. This is not just a job; it's a fun, rewarding and challenging career! Salary is base plus sales goal bonus. Salary is negotiable and is heavily dependent on sales performance.
  • Type: Full time
  • How to apply: Email Melisa Skustad at melisa@laskers.com.

On Track Boutique

  • Description: Retail Sales/Social Media- We are looking for fun, outgoing salespeople who like talking with people and love clothing. Responsibilities include putting complete outfits together for customers, including accessories, receiving new merchandise, changing displays and merchandising the floor. Other responsibilities could include helping post on our social media sites and website. Competitive wages, and generous discount. Free parking right at our store. Hours are flexible. Must be available one to two Saturdays per month.
  • Type: Part time
  • How to apply: Stop in to On Track Boutique.

People's Food Co-op

  • Description: We continue to interview for servers and hosts. Also continuing our search for an executive chef and an additional front of the house manager.
  • Type: Full and part time
  • How to apply: Stop in to Pescara, email Henry Clarin at henry@nrgemail.com, or apply online.

Tangerine Gifts

  • Description: We are looking for a fun and energetic person to join our staff! Retail experience is always a plus. Working with customers, stocking, cleaning, daily projects and having fun while doing it!
  • Type: Full and part time
  • How to apply: Stop in to Potbelly Sandwich Shop.

Terza Ristorante

  • Description: We continue to interview servers, hosts and bartenders as we look to fill these positions and add to our fantastic teams. In addition, we are seeking a general manger to lead our dynamic environment at Terza.
  • Type: Part time
  • How to apply: Stop in to Tangerine or email tangerinegifts@earthlink.net.

Threshold Arts

  • Description: Threshold Arts is currently hiring Retail Associates to support the growth of our downtown storefront. We are seeking organized individuals who love systems, processes, and efficiency. You will provide customer service in our physical storefront, process online orders as they are received, and maintain daily operations and security for the store. The pace and volume of our work varies, and every day is different. The successful candidate must be flexible, positive, and adaptable—both self-directed and team-oriented. Click here for the entire job description.
  • Type: Part time
  • How to apply: Interested applicants, please email cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Naura Anderson, Threshold Arts executive director, at naura@thresholdartists.org. Closing date: May 7, 2021 or once positions have been filled.

 

Professional services

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Experience Rochester

  • Position: Full-time national sales manager
  • Description: The primary goal of the National Sales Manager is to promote and sell the Mayo Civic Center to strategic clients and organizations across the country in an effort to drive the desired economic impact, MCC revenue and targeted booking opportunities of the MCC and the Corporation and its partners. The National Sales Manager will work under the guidance of the Vice President of Sales to execute on the annual sales and marketing plan and strategy to deliver desired return on the goals set by the Corporation.
  • How to apply: Online here.

HGA

  • Position: Part-time administrative assistant
  • Description: This role supports Principals and project team members and requires a passion for providing exceptional service to internal and external customers. The ideal candidate will excel at time management, attention to detail, follow through, prioritizing, anticipating the needs of others, and maintaining a positive attitude.
  • How to apply: Online here.

ISG

  • Description: Hiring for multiple professional positions, including civil engineer, structural engineer, urban planner, specification writer, and architectural drafter. All positions contribute to the growing new Rochester office as well as ISG's strong portfolio of exciting projects in many sectors and geographies across the U.S.
  • Type: Part time
  • How to apply: Email Cyle Erie at cyle.erie@isginc.com.

Premier Bank

  • Position: Part-time teller
  • Description: Satisfy customer banking needs by completing a variety of transactions which regularly includes account inquiries, deposits, withdrawals, corrections and reversals, change orders and sorting coin, savings bonds, traveler’s checks, new accounts and/or loan payments in accordance with Premier Banks standards, policies, and procedures. Provide quality service standards in all transactions with both internal and external customers. Actively pursue referral opportunities to address each customer’s financial needs.
  • How to apply: If your qualifications meet the above and you wish to apply for this position, submit resume with cover letter via email to Judy  Hvamstad at jhvamstad@premierbanks.com or pick up a bank application in person at 421 1st Ave SW Rochester, MN.

Reef Parking

  • Position: Full-time lot attendant
  • Description: Keep moving on the job. Lead position in the after business hours. Assist customers at the exits when its busy. Drive the ramps and lots when it is not. Track 6 ramps and 5 lots. Count cars. Some money handling. Some equipment fixing. This position does a little but of everything.
  • How to apply: Online here
  • Additional details: Two needed. One up to full time for every other weekend plus some second shift days. One for primarily overnights. Must have Minnesota drivers license and pass a background check.

Reef Parking

  • Position: Full-time maintenance
  • Description: Maintenance at Reef Parking, Rochester Municipal Parking. Repair parking equipment. Clean the downtown ramps and skyways. Street closures for events like Thursdays Downtown. Assist parking operations.
  • How to apply: Online here
  • Additional details: Minnesota drivers license, clean background check, and ability to occasionally lift 80 lb required.

Reef Parking

  • Position: Part-time overnight cashier
  • Description: Reef Parking needs an overnight cashier 3 nights/week. Answer intercom calls from all the downtown parking ramps and service customers at the booth at 1st St Ramp. Other on-call hours possible if available.
  • How to apply: Online here
  • Additional details: Minnesota drivers license, clean background check, and ability to occasionally lift 80 lb required.

Rochester Trolley and Tour Company

  • Description: Chamberlain Concierge & Lifestyle Management is seeking qualified candidates to join their growing team. Chamberlain provides limousine and shuttle services, airport transfers, and hotel shuttles within the Rochester area. We also operate the infamous trolleys for private events, weddings and tours! We are looking to add five drivers to operate our Trolleys. As a Trolley Driver, you will have the opportunity to do winery tours, brewery tours, weddings, private events and much more! We have several shifts to choose from. We currently need drivers to work Wednesday to Sunday. Check out our Facebook page. We offer great work-life balance, competitive pay, and a fun work environment! We're also looking for excited history buffs to be a Trolley Tour Guide to lead our tours of historic Rochester as well as our haunted tours. Use your creative side as you guide our guests through the historic streets of Rochester explaining the history of the Mayo clinic and other fascinating hot spots. Then use your sinister side as you lead our guests on a tour of Rochester’s haunted hot spots and ghost stories.
  • Type: Part time
  • How to apply: Email info@rochestermntours.com

Think Bank

  • Description: You'll have the chance to create a difference in the lives of our customers every single day as they look to you as their trusted advisor and advocate. You'll be empowered to help our customers make informed decisions about their financial needs by answering their questions, resolving their issues, or directing them to an appropriate business line representative.
  • How to apply: Part time
  • How to apply: Online here.

University of Minnesota, Rochester

  • Description: The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and engaged leader to serve as Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) of the Student Success, Engagement, and Equity (SSEE) team at our innovative campus. The AVC will facilitate a multi-faceted staff to increase student success, diversity, inclusion, equity, engagement, retention, and wellbeing. This student-centered leader will model UMR values of respect, diversity and inclusivity, community, evidenced-based decision making, and human potential. The Assistant Vice Chancellor position is a full-time, 12-month, senior administrative position and reports to the Chancellor of UMR. This position is open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Please click here for a full position description.
  • Type: Full time
  • How to apply: Online here. Search postings for Job Requisition #340320 for application instructions and links.
  • How to apply: Active review of applications will begin May 28, 2021. Applicants must attach to the online application a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) diversity statement. For more information, contact umrhr@r.umn.edu.

Disclaimer: The Rochester Downtown Alliance has no association with the hiring processes for these positions. Job applicants should contact the business directly with the "How to apply" contact information above. Jobs are subject to change without notice by the individual business and without notification to the RDA for this blog.