Nantahala Outdoor Center

  • River's End - Server

    Job Locations US-NC-Bryson City
    Job ID
    Food & Beverage/ Hospitality
    Job Classification
  • Overview


    For 40+ years NOC has led the outdoor industry, taking more guests whitewater rafting and teaching more paddlers than any other outdoor recreation company. NOC also provides top-quality aerial and trail-based adventures, and provides unmatched retail service, foodservice, lodging, and trip planning services. Behind NOC's rapid growth are our core values: lead by example, service before self, work hard play hard, make it happen, and do the right thing.


    These core values unite a community of leaders and pioneers in an exciting, fun and always changing work environment.

    NOC career opportunities offer prospects rare opportunities to work in beautiful locations, to grow their skills and to share a passion for active outdoor recreation. Ideal candidates are leaders in the work place that wish to join a unique, values-driven organization. They aspire to excellence in their fields and disciplines and they demonstrate a commitment to the service of others. Above all, they want to provide visitors with unforgettable experiences in the great outdoors. If this sounds like you, we hope you'll apply to join the NOC team.



    Servers for the Nantahala Outdoor Center work primarily in River’s End Restaurant which is adjacent to the Nantahala River. Our meals and your service helps to round out our guest’s day. We have adventurous guests with hearty appetites and you can be part of this atmosphere. Depending on availability, qualification and interest, Servers may also have the opportunity to work in other aspects of the Food and Beverage operation, or in other departments. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. 


    Servers are hired seasonally for the summer months with the occassional need for shoulder season or year-round employment. Servers are required to have weekend and holiday availability as well as be available to work morning, day or evening shifts as needed and outlined by management. 



    • Take and serve food and drink orders to NOC guests in a fast-paced, high-volume restaurant environment
    • Coordinate with back-of-house for food orders
    • Provide information to guests on menu items, food and drink specials, and meal ingredients as needed
    • Handle cash and credit card transactions with guests
    • Promote to guests the adventures that NOC has to offer, and providing local area information as needed
    • Complete side work and front of house duties as outlined by the manager on duty
    • Assist other members of the Food and Beverage team as needed


    Applicants for a server position at NOC should have great customer service and communication skills, function as a team player, take direction and work independently. They must have an understanding of the flow of restaurant operations, and must be comfortable working on their feet for as long as eight-hour shifts. Servers must be able to speak clearly and concisely.



    Required Education or Experience desired:


    We would prefer at least one year/season of waiting experience, but it is not required.




    The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to provide a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of this position. As the nature of business demands change, so too may the essential functions of this position.

    The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any and all terms, conditions or privileges of employment including hiring, promotions, termination, training and compensation. The NOC does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic condition or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, where applicable. Furthermore, the NOC is committed to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment through respecting and valuing the diversity among employees and all those with whom the NOC does business.


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