Penn National Gaming Starting Gate -Server - Part-Time- in Hobbs, New Mexico


Don’t just work. Work Happy.

A career in gaming? At Zia Park Casino we think you’ll enjoy an exciting industry, fast-paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.

An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

Your daily responsibilities include


  • Acknowledge the guest with a friendly greeting in a timely manner.

  • Obtains beverage and/or food orders. Initiates conversation with guests.

  • Expedites food and drink orders for each party quickly and accurately. Serves refills and follows up for additional food and beverage requirements.

  • Keeps tables neat and orderly by bussing as you go.

  • Adheres to all responsible alcohol serving requirements as dictated by the state and Zia Park policies.

  • Requests identification from guests ordering alcohol.

  • Anticipates guest needs when possible.

  • Communicates with supervisor regarding guest requests.

  • Completes end of shift checkout and paperwork according to preset standards.

  • Complete assigned opening and closing side work.

  • Provides Marquee Service to every patron and employee.

  • Perform duties in a safe manner; reports any potential safety hazards to management.

  • May be required to answer questions when a supervisor is not available.

  • Must work well under pressure, and meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.

  • Adhere to all corporate and local policies, procedures, and operating guidelines.

  • Must at all times demonstrate ethical and cooperative behavior with guests, co-workers and leadership.

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by department and/or company management.


  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set


To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be a minimum of 19 years of age.

  • High school diploma or G.E.D preferred.

  • 6 months or more relevant experience required.

  • Must qualify for certification through NMAST.

  • Knowledge of beer, spirits, wine, mixed cocktails.

  • Basic math skill is required, ability to handle cash and accurately make change.

  • Maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance adhering to company standards.

  • Work varied shifts, which will include day/evening shifts, weekends and holidays.

  • Ability to read, write and speak English required.

  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills are required.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and to promote cooperative approach between departments.

  • Ability to work unsupervised.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequent brisk walking, climbing stairs, bending, lifting, stretching, reaching, kneeling, squatting, and standing for long periods of time.

  • Frequent lifting up to 30 pounds to stack, store or move materials, supplies and equipment. Occasional lifting and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Must have the ability to push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, stack, crouch, kneel and balance when performing job duties.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee mostly works inside the building. The employee is regularly exposed to airborne particles, toxic fumes and/or chemicals.

  • The noise level in the work environment is very loud.

  • Exposure to bright lighting.

  • Exposure to unrestricted second-hand smoke.

Something to leave you with

Penn National Gaming is more than you may realize. We have properties throughout the United States and Canada and are embarking on an aggressive growth mode. Our departments and areas of opportunity are ideal for just about any skill set. And our company-wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment.

Now that you have read about who we are, here is your opportunity to see what we're about!

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job ID 2019-58279

Casino Property Zia Park Casino

Position Type Regular Part-Time

Category Food and Beverage