Pubs General Manager

Fort George Brewery

Astoria, OR, USA




Sep 15

Do you ever watch Jurassic Park and think, “If I was in charge of that operation….” Did you once dream of successfully driving a carriage pulled by an elephant, ten ostriches, and 98 cats? Do you have the patience of a T-ball coach and the leadership skills of a Revolutionary War general?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this job may be for you. The Fort George Brewery Pub is the heart and soul of Fort George. For every customer who leaves with their thirst quenched, their belly full and their heart lightened - our community and the equity of our brand grows and grows. The Pub is the place all of our friends and family come home to and the GM of the Pubs is the person who makes it feel like home.  

You should have significant experience leading teams, managing a high-volume establishment, crafting world-class customer experiences, and growing and supporting your team. You’re a people leader, a team builder, a systems creator, a self-starter, and an expert communicator.

You live for your variable, full-time schedule which includes nights, weekends, holidays, and any other times of peak pub sales volumes.

Please see below for all the details. 

Go to: to apply and feel free to include a resume and letter of motivation that lets us know how you can contribute to our mission.

The mission of Fort George Brewery is to be a positive force for community, to provide a safe and opportunity-rich workplace, and to create excellent beer experiences.

Essential Functions:

  • Managerial
  • Responsible for overall management and supervision of all pub staff - hiring, training & onboarding, scheduling, supervision, motivation, professional development, performance evaluation, coaching/corrective action/termination, conflict resolution, setting standard work, etc. 
  • Lead the Leaders - Responsible for pub leadership team direction, coaching, morale
  • Pub team building - listening, learning, coaching, praising, critiquing, culture building, and directing
  • Working with SVPs on pub staff wage benchmarking & compensation, new position requisitions
  • Owning accuracy/consistency/timeliness of pub staff time records, tip calculations/distributions, morning reports, and pub projections
  • Demonstrating a deep belief in our mission - to be a positive force for our community, to foster a safe and opportunity-rich workplace, and to create an excellent beer experience
  • General
  • Pub long-term strategic planning, and aligning this planning with overall organizational goals 
  • Translating strategy into actionable goals, models, and pub experience crafting - setting & monitoring KPIs and making plans to hit them, evaluating pub customer experiences, building/executing change proposals
  • Regularly working operationally to proper ensure coverage, customer experience, & KPI goals
  • Curate positive guest experience across all pub properties, e.g. handling guest complaints, monitoring reviews, and converting dissatisfied customers into return customers
  • Pub inventory, costing, pricing
  • Health & Safety - ensuring our team members, guests, and visitors have a safe environment, that food safety guidelines and practices are in place and maintained, and alcohol service rules/regulations/best practices are followed 
  • Working with Controller and SVPs to implement and work within pub budgets, review pub financials
  • Pub festivals & event involvement - planning/coordination, execution, scheduling, etc. e.g. Festival of Dark Arts, Lupulin Ecstasy Fest, 4th of July, Halloween Hellorium, NYE, etc. 
  • Pub facilities & equipment - repair, maintenance, purchase requests, Point of Sale management, and overall Pub property cleanliness & presentability 
  • Communication
  • High level of communication with leadership
  • Respectfulness & professionalism in all communication 
  • Participating in or driving key Pub/leadership meetings
  • Owning internal and external Pub communication- policies/procedures, announcements, customers, event inquiries/coordination, vendors, contractors, neighbors, regulatory agencies & law enforcement, etc. 
  • Assisting Marketing Team with Pub marketing communication
  • Attending industry functions and building key relationships with outside partners in pursuit of goals and overall mission 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Ideal Qualifications

  • Substantial experience leading teams in complex, high sales/volume craft beer and/or restaurant context
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills 
  • Decent math/analytic chops when it comes to things like P&Ls, inventory/costing, COGS, etc. 
  • Strong sense of integrity, honesty, and professional ethics
  • Passion for people, people management, Pub operations, the craft beer industry, and providing world-class beer experiences 
  • Passion for coalition building, collaboration, and continued process improvement
  • Able to work with/learn related software (POS, Google Suite/Excel, etc.) 
  • Able to work with/troubleshoot Pub equipment/hardware
  • Must be 21 years of age or older

Valid Food Handlers Permit, OLCC servers permit, Cicerone CBS required (can be obtained upon hire)

BENEFITS WE OFFER (varying eligibility criteria):

Health benefits, paid sick time, paid time off, paid holidays, profit sharing program, and paid volunteering

401(k) retirement plan with 4% employer match

Food/Beer/Merch perks and an annual keg

Free counseling, legal, & financial services through Employee Assistance Program

At Fort George Brewery we are and will remain an equal opportunity organization committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and which actively opposes any sort of discrimination, harassment, bullying, inappropriate power dynamic, or retaliation, whether based on race, color, religion, sex, hair texture or style, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, handicap, genetic disposition, marital status, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This commitment applies to employment, collaboration, service, and any other professional interaction alike.

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