Careers

The Donnelly Group is a diversified hospitality company operating public houses, cocktail clubs and barbershops in the metropolitan cities of Vancouver & Toronto.

We believe that when product, service, design and community intersect a genuine experience follows. This sentiment is succeeded only by our core philosophy: Be true to yourself and your neighbourhood, the people will follow.

If these ideas speak to you, we’d love to talk. As hospitality professionals we always prefer to be able to shake your hand face to face but feel free to begin the process by filling out our application form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

We're looking for

Senior Graphic Designer Vancouver | Toronto Apply

Donnelly Group is looking for a multifaceted & collaborative designer to join the growing team. The candidate must possess a healthy design background and have an abundance of experience with print, digital media, advertising and more.

Our venues are unique and need a designer that can move from project to project without missing a beat. We want someone that is ready to soak up our environment and aid in the conceptualization and implementation of design solutions. The ability to execute the ideas of others quickly and competently will be key to stay afloat.

Details of the role:

  • Minimum 5 yrs of industry experience
  • Must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in design, web and multimedia software and applications (Adobe CS)
  • Requires specialized knowledge of methods and techniques of graphic design and layout
  • Knowledge of print procedures is a must
  • WordPress experience & photography is an added bonus
  • Must have ability to both work autonomously and as part of a team; you’ll need to do both here, we want people who can get their marching orders and go as well as communicate and collaborate
  • Requires an appreciation for the industry and willingness to learn and grow with the team
Art Director Head Office | Vancouver Apply

We are looking for an Art Director with strong conceptual thinking, a passion for design, and extensive experience bringing brand ideas to life across a variety of channels. The ideal candidate will have an incredible drive to produce visual work that’s culturally relative and at the forefront of what’s happening in design. They will need to contribute on direction and provide a level of leadership to our designers working on various projects, keeping them focused and helping them channel their talent toward the end goal while getting them to challenge themselves and the work they produce.

Additional qualifications:

  • 5+ years at a creative agency, working across both digital and traditional media
  • Experience working collaboratively with designers, copywriters, and marketing
  • Exceptional brand/identity design and development experience
  • Impeccable visual eye, with the ability to both direct and create unconventional and disruptive design
  • Highly conceptual thinker with the ability to inspire a team of designers and clients alike
  • Highly collaborative, organized, team player
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud with an eye for composition, layout, detail, typography, and color
  • Ability to create breakthrough work with budgets both big and small
Regional Admin Manager Vancouver | Toronto Apply

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Regional Admin Manager is responsible for hiring, training and holding the Cash Administration team to the highest standards as well as coordinating all venue-related accounting activities.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Management & leadership of the Cash Admin team; supervision and training of staff, scheduling and reviewing/reconciling reports on a daily basis
  • Weekly coin and office supply orders
  • Monitoring daily payroll vs budget, resolving issues
  • Resolution of all cash related issues, shortages, voids, discounts, cash balancing
  • Communication of all cash related issues to venue management, working with respective teams
  • Administering the audit program
  • Administering distribution of house tips
  • Period end revenue, gift card & USD reporting
  • Barbershop reporting
  • Staff incentive program administration

Qualifications:

  • Experience managing a team of people
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Prior experience in cash reconciliation, accounting or a related field is an asset

Compensation Package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Two weeks paid vacation
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Extended medical & dental benefits
Service Director Vancouver | Toronto Apply

Overview:

The Service Manager is responsible for the service level experience that every guest receives in a Donnelly Group pub. The Service Director will ensure standards involving steps of service, hospitality and product knowledge are met and/or exceeded. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of technical service training programs for all Front of House (FOH) staff
  • Coordinate and execute product knowledge seminars at Donnelly Group venues alongside venue management
  • Oversee the side-by-side (SBS) training program
  • Work floor shifts alongside venue staff to ensure they share the vision of what service should look like in our pubs
  • Ensure all training materials for employees are complete and up to date and utilized consistently across the organization
  • Hold employees accountable to standards for product and steps of service knowledge
  • Analyze floor coverage and/or scheduling and make recommendations based on service level analysis
  • Administer product knowledge testing and steps of service auditing
  • Report and facilitate internal audits of service and operations
  • Implement employee reward programs for outstanding service
  • Assist with training for new venue openings

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience in hospitality and/or food & beverage
  • Service oriented skillset and personality is required
  • Experience with formal steps of service training is an asset

Compensation Package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Two weeks paid vacation
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Extended medical & dental benefits
Internship Head Office | Vancouver Apply

We have internship opportunities in a number of Head Office departments including:

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Information Technology
  • Creative Design
  • Audio/Visual

These are typically unpaid, part time positions and can be coordinated with local Universities and Colleges to satisfy co-op program requirements.

Regional Beverage Manager Vancouver | Toronto Apply

The Regional Beverage Manager is a training role that will be instrumental in building a strong beverage culture across the group – subsequently extending to our guests. Product knowledge and a deeper understanding of the company’s overall culture will come through constant interaction, training and testing of all current and new employees.

General Responsibilities

  • On-site bartender training
  • Build & maintain the beverage culture at all venues
  • Manage bar staff knowledge and ensure the fulfillment of their roles and responsibilities
  • Product initiatives on a monthly basis
  • Report efficiencies & best practices to elevate the pub bartending structure across the group
  • Ensure proper pouring and selling practices are occurring at all times
  • Impact knowledge of bar culture, spirit, beer and wine categories
  • Assist in launching new menus, staff training & menu ingredient changeover

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years bartending experience in a high volume establishment
  • Service oriented skillset and personality is required
  • Experience managing a team is an asset
  • Previous ordering/inventory experience is an asset

Compensation Package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Two weeks paid vacation
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Extended medical & dental benefits
Server/Bartender Vancouver | Toronto Apply

We are currently looking for Servers and Bartenders to fill both full and part time positions across the pub group. The Donnelly Group needs great people who are into great food, craft beer and cocktail culture.

Successful applicants will have:

  • An outgoing, fun, engaging personality
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Product knowledge related to liquor/wine/beer
  • A passion for hospitality, service and food

Please submit your application for consideration, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Manager (Operations) Vancouver | Toronto Apply

Donnelly Group is looking to fill General Manager roles in its Public Houses as the company continues to grow and expand into both new and existing markets. Ideal candidates are people who are passionate about working in fast-paced social atmospheres and embody authentic publican traits. Consideration also given to applicants with a strong sense of culture, community and genuine compassion for hospitality.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage operations with integrity and deliver a high quality customer service experience to the guest
  • Ensure labour, COGS and controllable budgets are effectively managed
  • Manage all systems relating to the operations of the establishment including scheduling, payroll, POS systems, accounts payable, R&M, marketing
  • Ensure high performing results relating to brand audits and service audits
  • Continuously improve the skills, knowledge and morale of front of house staff
  • Hold the Kitchen Manager accountable to a high level of skill, knowledge and morale relating to back of house staff
  • Ensure all employees are trained, motivated and empowered
  • Ensure consistent communication with employees including formal 1/1’s scheduled weekly with documented performance reviews
  • Hands-on management style, lead by example through motivation and follow-up while being functional in all areas of the business
  • Develop and execute new ideas and initiatives to build revenue
  • Focus on the various aspects of product in the form of food and beverage programs, fashion/style guide, music, sports, overall room integrity
  • Lead regular the culture of selling/upselling
  • Attend industry events and have a strong presence in the neighbourhood
  • Maintain strong image and brand awareness

Full time salaried role dependent on experience plus staff meals, cell phone allowance and extended medical/dental benefits. Minimum 2 years restaurant/pub management or relevant experience required. Must have high proficiency in multi-tasking, organization and communication skills. Additional perks include partner discounts at local retail outlets, staff haircut discount and no line/no cover at all Donnelly Group venues.

Head Chef (Venue Level) Vancouver | Toronto Apply

Donnelly Group is currently looking to fill a Head Chef role in one of its Public Houses with someone who is passionate about working in a fast-paced social atmosphere and embodies authentic publican traits. Consideration given to applicants with a strong sense of culture, community and genuine passion for food.

Key responsibilities:

  • Accountable for key financial metrics relative to kitchen operations
  • Ownership of back of house labour, food cost, inventory budgets
  • Training and development of team members
  • Leading daily preparation and ensuring staff stay on task
  • Maintaining an organized, well-stocked, clean and safe working environment
  • Ordering and receiving of product
  • Scheduling of all back of house staff
  • Coordinating appliance, equipment and facility maintenance

Full time salaried role dependent on experience plus extended medical/dental benefits. Minimum 2 years restaurant kitchen management or relevant food service experience required. Must have high proficiency in multi-tasking, organization and communication skills. Additional perks at local retail outlets, Barber & Co and other Donnelly Group venues.

Bar Manager Vancouver | Toronto Apply

Donnelly Group is currently looking to fill Bar Manager roles in its Public Houses with people who are passionate about working in fast-paced social atmospheres and embodying authentic publican traits. Consideration given to applicants with a strong sense of culture, community and genuine compassion for hospitality.

Key responsibilities:

  • Weekly front of house ordering/receiving for liquor, wine, beer and non-alc
  • Ongoing inventory management to ensure accurate par levels
  • Bar cleanliness and organization including coolers and stock rooms
  • Cost of goods sold (COGS) management and invoice tracking
  • Weekly bar audits
  • Assist with recruiting and training of new bartender hires
  • Champion the product list with proper pouring and perfect recipe use
  • Track inventory effectively to reduce product list & waste
  • Conduct scheduled inventory counts with third party auditor

Competitive hourly wage depending on experience, plus tips and staff meals. These positions are typically full time and come with extended medical/dental benefits. Additional perks include partner discounts at local retail outlets, staff haircut discount and no line/no cover at all Donnelly Group venues.

Line Cook Vancouver | Toronto Apply

We are currently looking for Line Cooks to fill both full and part time positions across the pub group. We offer a great work environment, mentoring and development from our Chef team as well as extended medical/dental benefits for full time back of house (BOH) employees.

Successful applicants will be able to:

  • Prepare and execute food menu items to spec
  • Ensure health and safety standards are in place
  • Foster an environment of teamwork
  • Demonstrate their passion for food
  • Have a desire to grow their culinary skill set

Please submit your application for consideration, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Talent Coordinator Vancouver Apply

We are seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Talent Coordinator. This part time role is focused on late night programming in our pubs post-10pm.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Managing the roster of resident DJ’s
  • Consistently searching for new and upcoming talent
  • Conducting weekly programming audits
  • Booking talent for special events and corporate functions
  • Monthly meetings with in-house playlist programming director

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as a DJ or strong knowledge of DJ skillset
  • Experience managing a team
  • Network of talent and industry connections in Vancouver
  • Passion for nightlife and music
  • Ability to work weekends & late nights

Compensation:

  • Competitive hourly wage
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Spotify membership
  • Weekly promo budget per location
Manager (All Levels) Vancouver | Toronto Apply

We are seeking qualified leaders to take on Management roles at all levels within the pub group.

An ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Established background within the hospitality industry
  • Ability to lead and provide direction to 40+ employees
  • Strong attention to detail and sense of care
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to take ownership
  • Interest in pub culture
  • Ability to recruit, hire and develop great people

Other responsibilities and qualifications:

  • Prior experience in a supervisor/management role
  • Experience with the administrative side of operations including labour, cost of goods, inventory, scheduling and payroll is an asset
Office Admin/Reconciliation Vancouver | Toronto Apply

We are currently looking to fill full time and part time Office Administrator positions. The role requires a strong attention to detail and a basic accounting skill set.

Main responsibilities involved:

  • Float reconciliation
  • Daily cash balancing
  • Filing and data entry
  • Credit/debit reconciliation
  • Travel around downtown to various venues

Successful candidates will be:

  • Extremely proficient with Excel
  • Have an understanding of basic accounting
  • Demonstrate exceptional organizational skills
  • Be able to adapt to a busy, shared environment

Previous cash handling experience is an asset, a strong commitment to weekend employment and punctuality are a must. Thank you for your interest, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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