Nantahala Outdoor Center

Server - River's End Restaurant

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


For 48+ 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, wilderness medicine as well as unmatched retail service, foodservice, lodging, and trip planning services. Behind NOC's success is our staff’s commitment to our five core values:  Lead by Example, Service Before Self, Do the Right Thing, Work Hard/Play Hard and Make it Happen. These core values unite a community of leaders and pioneers in an exciting, fun and always changing work environment. 


NOC career opportunities offer a rare combination of work in beautiful locations, a chance to grow skills and to share a passion for active outdoor recreation. Ideal candidates are leaders in the workplace 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 guests with unforgettable experiences. If this sounds like you, we hope you'll apply to join the NOC team.  


Job Summary


Servers for the Nantahala Outdoor Center work in River’s End Restaurant which is right on the Nantahala River in the beautiful Nantahala Gorge located in Wesser, NC. Servers with NOC have an ideal schedule that allows them time off each week to enjoy all the adventures this area offers, while also still working a full schedule! 


This position reports to our Front of House Management team and is classified as seasonal. We are primarily looking for Servers that are available to start in March, April or May and be available until October. However, we do also have positions available for peak season (Memorial Day - Labor Day). Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. 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. 


Applicants with little to no serving experience would be encouraged to apply for our Host position with the option to move into Serving if they show good work ethic. 



  • 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 
  • Handle cash and credit card transactions with guests
  • Promote to guests the adventures that NOC has to offer along with local area information 
  • 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
  • Create a clean and inviting atmostphere inside and outside the restaurant by: sweeping, mopping, washing windows, cleaning and stocking the bathrooms and taking out trash
  • Stock drink stations and make tea and coffee
  • Assist other members of the Food and Beverage team as needed
  • Other duties as assigned



  • 18 years of age
  • Previous serving experience
  • An understanding of the flow of restaurant operations

Applicants must:

  • Have a professional appearance and attitude
  • Have great customer service skills
  • Be a good communicator
  • Be able to function as a team player
  • Take direction well 
  • Be able to work independently


Physical Requirements and Environment

  • Able to carry up to 30lbs
  • Able to carry food trays, trash, bus tubs and ice buckets
  • Must be comfortable working on their feet for as long as eight-hour shifts
  • Servers must be able to speak clearly and concisely
  • Must be comfortable and able to work in a fast paced and dynamic enviroment



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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