New York – Deer’s Head Inn hiring General Manager

Elizabethtown, New York


The newly renovated and re-conceptualized Deer’s Head Inn in Elizabethtown, New York is seeking a General Manager to help oversee operations, mission fulfillment and business growth.  Originally opened in 1808 The Deer’s Head is the longest continuously operating tavern in the Adirondacks and is now a restaurant/bar, retail market/coffee shop, and inn dedicated to creating a communal space and sourcing from the many local farms in the area.  The General Manager is responsible for all front-of-house operations including scheduling, collaboration with the chef, ordering for the market, payroll, managing social media promotions, guest interaction, and working with local farms and farmers to do cross-promotions.  The manager will report directly to owners.

The right candidate will be passionate about local foods, creating a space that feels like home for locals and travelers alike, is collaborative and positive, and is interested in expanding The Deer’s Head’s collaboration with various factions of the community.  We are looking for someone who is a leader and is excited about instilling pride and passion for our mission in the front of house staff and conveying that to customers.


  • Recruiting, hiring, training and maintaining a team of staff in collaboration with the head chef
  • Scheduling and payroll management
  • Ordering for the market including stock for shelves, local produce and dairy for retail
  • Collaborating with Chef and owners on seasonal menus that utilize local ingredients
  • Collaborating with bar manager on seasonal cocktail creation
  • Tracking invoices and managing food/market costs to adhere to business financial objectives
  • Overseeing social media and marketing efforts
  • Handling reservations and special event management—liason between restaurant and event point person
  • Oversees adherence to all health codes
  • Oversees conforming to regulations of the New York State Liquor Authority
  • Coordinates with facilities manager to ensure everything is in working order including
  • Overseeing bar management including inventory tracking and ordering, tracking costs, and cocktail creation
  • Managing maintenance of Inn rooms when necessary
  • Creating ambiance and atmosphere during meal service ensuring lighting, candles, music, clean linens, utensils, monitoring food presentation and service

Personal Qualities

  • Motivated, outgoing, excited to interact with guests
  • Committed to local foods, making decisions that fulfill and support mission
  • A leader able to empower and teach staff about menus, customer interaction, and mission statement
  • Able to give and receive feedback, resolve conflict, and communicate clearly and directly
  • Restaurant management experience required
  • Experience with collaborating and engaging with local foods growers and producers
  • Passionate about the community and The Deer’s Head involvement in it
  • Comfortable maintaining relationships with and sourcing from many different providers

Please contact with a resume and cover letter detailing your restaurant experience. We look forward to hearing from you and will be in touch to schedule an interview!