FEATURED PERFORMER/SERVER (Swing Cast, No Housing Needed)

Unique Performing Experience on the Jersey Shore – Summer 2024 

LOOKING FOR MEN and WOMEN ages 16+ (High School/College/Professional).

Location: Lavallette, New Jersey

Business: The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe

Class: Part-Time, Seasonal

Job Summary

The Music Man is a unique family-style ice cream parlour where the server/performers (guys and gals) sing, dance, and improvise with the audience. The Music Man operates a high-volume restaurant and entertainment venue on the Jersey Shore between May and September and special events in October and December. Performers are responsible for working in a fast-paced environment serving our indoor dining location and takeout window by taking orders, cash handling, food preparation, stocking, cleaning, and entertaining guests.

This position pays NJ Tipped Wage per/hour with a tip split. Or Non-Tipped, NJ Minimum Wage per/hr. A thorough understanding of available shifts and compensation is provided during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications & Availability

  • Look for energetic people with a powerful singing voice and the ability to make people smile.
  • Men and Women, ages 16+ (19+, looking for full-time, seasonal contract, please submit for Main Performer/Server). 
  • Working Papers for Minors. 
  • Applicants must be available to work June 22 through to Sept 2 (Labor Day) 2024 with a company-specific schedule that includes: 
    • a MINIMUM of (4) four days per week, 7-hour shifts for the entire Summer Season. 
    • Proposed one (1) feature-performer shift 
    • and three (3) crew-non-performing shifts. 
  • Must be flexible and available to work a variety of shifts, including days, nights, and weekends.
  • This position requires an outgoing personality, a sense of urgency, and a willingness to engage with customers (in-person & over the phone) and take directions from co-workers.

This opportunity is a hands-on & physically demanding position. You must be able to lift and carry a bus bin/case up to 15 lbs and perform our “Hands-On Tasks.”

The Experience YOU PROVIDE

  1. Attentively greet all guests upon arrival.
  2. Demonstrate working knowledge of all menu items, ingredients, and procedures for those guests with food allergies.
  3. Consistently address customer concerns and special requests in a professional and timely manner.
  4. Follow food and workplace safety practices to minimize risk to self and others.
  5. Contribute to a positive, cooperative work environment by assisting co-workers and helping the restaurant team with an “all in this together” approach.
  6. Must be able to stand for long periods, at least 5 hours.
  7. Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 15 pounds.
  8. Must be able to bend, stretch and reach for extended periods.
  9. Must attend related in-service training and staff meetings.
  10. A strong knowledge of music from Musical Theater, Pop Culture, and American Standards.
  11. A show-stopping performance!
  12. Your best self to The Music Man every day!

The Employee WE WANT

  • Quality driven and pride in work
  • Personable, friendly, and approachable
  • Positive and professional
  • Always with Integrity
  • Self-motivated and reliable
  • Ability to take direction and execute direction accurately and quickly
  • Strength and mobility for all hands-on tasks
  • Empathetic

The Experience YOU GET

  • An enjoyable summer job with a bonus performing opportunity!
  • The challenge of a high-volume production at a popular dining and entertainment venue.
  • A supportive teaching and learning environment.
  • To be part of a team, work-family, and shore community.
  • To work, perform and laugh with a great group of co-workers!
  • To work by the beach! On the beach block!
  • Free Parking
  • A workplace you will enjoy while making new friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Important life skills all in the name of ice cream!

EXPECTATION OF HANDS-ON TASKS 

  • Prep dining room – move tables and chairs, wipe clean all furniture, vacuum, sweep, mop.
  • Prep for set tables – stack placemats/napkins, sort & roll utensils, fill water pitchers and popcorn baskets.
  • Setting Tables 
  • Prep for kitchen tasks – restock, maintain adequate inventory levels – filled cut fruit, syrup bottles, warmed fudges, toppings, baked goods, cones, cups, lids, placemats.
  • Take orders – listen, capture accurate customer order details with restaurant computer systems, back up handwritten orders, and process guest payment.
  • Prepare Food – scooping ice cream, topping sundaes, baking, barista.
  • Serve Food to tables/takeout in the correct dish with the right accompaniments.
  • Bus & Clean Tables – clear tables by filling bus pans with dirty dishes, removing dirty papers, and wiping out all tabletops.
  • Load/unload Dishwasher of dishware, glassware, baskets, utensils, kitchen tools, and parts. Return washed items to their proper location—Hand-wash large items.
  • General Cleaning – wipe clean counters and empty trash bins in between turnovers. A thorough end-of-night cleaning includes wiping all kitchen counters, tables, and appliances, removing floor mats, washing floor mats clean, sweeping, mopping all floors, returning floor mats and vacuuming carpets, and setting up for the next business day. Roll trash bins to the curb for pickup every day.

Submissions

Please submit a picture, performance resume, and a performance reel delivered via YouTube or Vimeo Link of two up-tempo Broadway-style pieces (no ballads, please). Send to: The Music Man c/o Casting 2305 1/2 Grand Central Ave. Lavallette, NJ 08735 or email to casting@themusicman.com.

ALSO, Please submit an online application APPLY NOW! Featured Performer/Swing (CAST). 

Audition Materials are accepted ongoing for replacement positions and upcoming seasons and events. We look forward to receiving your application! 

I’ve gained so much confidence and so many skills here, along with learning tons more about myself as a performer and a person than I did in my five years of college. Becoming a part of the cast at The Music Man may or may not be right for you, but I will leave you with this: This place has become a second home to me, and my hope for you, should you decide to embark on the adventure that is working at The Music Man, is that you find a home here as well, and take pride in working, singing, playing, and laughing with the nicest kids in town!

— Jacleen Ferraro, Character Performer/Entertainment at Walt Disney World