Guest Services Agent - Olympic Peninsula - Lake Crescent
Location:
Port Angeles , Washington
Posted:
October 24, 2017
Reference:
132603
Overview
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter .

Aramark's leisure group specializes in lodging, recreation, conference centers and meeting services. The scope of our operations includes lodging, conference and meeting space, houseboats and other marine activities, retail merchandise, casual and fine dining experiences, and interpretive tours in some of this country's most pristine protected lands and national parks. We have been active partners with the National Park Service for over 20 years, providing high-quality visitor services in numerous locations across the United States. We are one of the nation's leading managers of conference centers with a strong focus on customer experience. We are considered a premier provider of professional services by clients and competition alike, committed to providing high-quality recreation, hospitality and authentic experiences to clients and visitors from all over the world.

Description
Position Summary: Guest Service Agents are the first line of communication for guests. The front desk is the hub of all communication for the property. Guest Service Agents establish a welcoming atmosphere from the minute a guest arrives at Lake Crescent Lodge. GSA's are attentive and always willing to answer questions, resolve guest issues, communicate guest needs to other departments, and reserve rooms and tour activities on the property management system. GSA's should be highly knowledgeable about the property and surrounding areas. This position requires individuals with a high attention to detail, a strong dedication to customer service, and a positive and friendly attitude.

Essential Functions:
  • Greet all guests upon arrival at the Front Desk
  • Check guests in and out
  • Program keys and make key packets
  • Confirm reservations for rooms, tours and activities
  • Sell and make reservations for rooms, tours and activities
  • Handle cash, traveler's checks and credit cards in a safe and accurate manner
  • Must be proficient in counting money, providing guests with change whenever needed
  • When required must provide designated employees with working banks, taking care of all currency needs for the day
  • Must ensure daily sales from each department go into the safe, so that they can be safely taken to the accounting department
  • Hand out safety deposit boxes to guests
  • Log wakeup calls and communicate messages to guests
  • Ensure a clean and pleasant atmosphere at Front desk and lobby areas at all times
  • Ensure maintenance, walk-ins and upgrade logs are completed
  • Run correct occupancy and emergency reports
  • Effectively communicate with guests, employees, tour directors and vendors to ensure all guests receive prompt and courteous service
  • Take charge when upper management is unavailable and unforeseen complications (bad weather, cancellations, etc. arise)
  • Maintain positive attitude in high stress situations
  • Go the extra mile and follow through to ensure guest satisfaction
  • Must be able to work with diverse populations in a supportive and positive manner
  • Diplomatically handle guest complaints - always be polite and maintain a professional manner
  • Effectively interpret and disseminate information in group and individual settings
  • Must have the ability to speak clearly and confidently in front of groups of up to approximately 80 people
  • Expedite tour buses (where applicable)
  • Must be flexible and willing to work a varied schedule
  • Learn and use Springer Miller property management system and Microsoft Office programs
  • Use basic office equipment
  • Prepare for next day arrivals
  • Know and comply with all company policies and procedures regarding safety, security, emergencies and energy
  • Report to work on time and in complete uniform
  • Other duties as assigned
Nonessential Functions:
  • Maintains fire in fireplace when necessary
  • Empties trash and recycling located around the location
  • Responsible for cleaning projects assigned by management.
  • Maintains quality assurance by reporting/handling issues and guest complaints according to standard processes.
  • Employee is responsible for general knowledge of corporate environmental policies and procedures and how they relate to their job functions.
  • Employee is responsible for knowing the environmental aspects and associated impacts of position. Job specific Environmental Aspects and Impacts will be communicated by manager during EMS training.
  • Environmental objectives and targets will be communicated by mangers for each department during EMS training



Qualifications
Qualifications:
  • Must be fluent in English language both spoken and written
  • Computer literate in MS Office programs; some experience with property management systems preferred
  • Previous hospitality experience preferred
  • Willingness to gain a good understanding of location and surrounding area, becoming fully knowledgeable on all activities and amenities offered
Equipment Used:
Computer, Fax, Calculator, Printer, POS System, Photocopier

Travel Requirements: Little or No Travel (>10%)

Lifting Requirements:
SEDENTARY - Lifting up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying small items (files, manuals, binders)

A little about us:
At Aramark, we believe that each of our employees can play an important role in creating the great experiences that become lasting memories.

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