General Manager

Elephant and Castle


At Elephant & Castle, we work hard to create an environment that is always quaint but never quiet. With hearty meals and football matches on the telly, even newcomers feel like they’re at home. Our family of companies includes Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar, State & Main Kitchen + Bar, Añejo Restaurant and Blanco Cantina. We offer competitive wages, a comfortable work environment, flexible hours, benefit packages (for those who qualify), investment opportunities, and a chance to grow right alongside us!

Are you ready to be a part of something extraordinary? Brace yourself, because the heartbeat of British revelry prepares to make its mark on Downtown Calgary! We’re thrilled to announce the grand opening of Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant, nestled within the historic walls of the landmark Rose & Crown building. This isn’t just another job opportunity; it’s a chance to play a pivotal role in building Calgary’s favourite local pub to grab a pint and catch a match with friends. As we prepare to unlock the doors in Spring 2024, we’re on the lookout for an experienced and passionate General Manager who wants to lead the charge!

Why Join Us?

• Historical Charm with a Modern Twist: Immerse yourself in the rich history of the century-old building brimming with character and charisma, undergoing a spectacular transformation into a modern hub.
• Cheers to Our Peers: At Elephant & Castle, we believe in fostering a family-like atmosphere within our staff. Join a team where your ideas are valued, your skills are applauded, and your journey is supported.
• Crafting Memories: Be a key player in crafting unforgettable experiences for our guests. From pouring the perfect pint to curating live events, your role is pivotal in creating an unparalleled experience for our valued patrons.
• Competitive Compensation, Because You Deserve It: We understand that your dedication deserves recognition. Enjoy a competitive salary that reflects your expertise and commitment, ensuring that your hard work is not just appreciated but rewarded in style.

Your Key Responsibilities:

• Team Leadership: Oversee all restaurant activities, providing support, guidance, and feedback to ensure a cohesive and high-performing team. Instill a commitment to doing things right in every aspect of operations.
• Nightlife Curator: Bring your expertise in late-night operations to the forefront, overseeing events, coordinating live music, and managing the vibrant nightlife atmosphere. Ensure seamless execution and an unforgettable experience for our guests.
• Performance Management: Collaborate closely with team members to elevate the restaurant’s performance, focusing on outstanding food quality and exceptional customer service.
• Efficiency Steward: Take charge of financial responsibilities, ensuring orders, contracts, and wastage costs are well-managed. Handle supply orders, manage systems, and maintain optimal inventory levels to keep operations running smoothly.
• Maintenance Coordination: Organize and schedule regular maintenance tasks, overseeing equipment repair and upkeep as needed to maintain a well-functioning establishment.
• Budget Management: Navigate the financial landscape by overseeing the overall labor cost budget. Make strategic decisions on scheduling, training, and maintenance tasks in collaboration with managers and supervisors.
• Training Facilitation: Conduct informative training sessions on product and policy changes for front-of-house staff. Collaborate with the Kitchen Manager to ensure the kitchen team is well-trained on changes in food production, product specs, and quality control.
• Performance Evaluation: Lead the process of providing performance evaluations for front-of-house staff and work closely with the Kitchen Manager to ensure comprehensive evaluations for back-of-house.

Who You Are:

• A Seasoned Leader. With 5-10 years of proven General Manager experience in a fast-paced full-service restaurant environment, you’re ready to take on the challenge of our newest venture.
• Late Night Specialist. Your experience in late-night operations sets you apart, and you’re ready to bring your expertise to the heart of Calgary’s nightlife.
• Football Enthusiast. While familiarity with football is a bonus, your understanding of its unique charm in creating a lively pub atmosphere adds an extra layer of appeal to your candidacy.
• Innovative Problem Solver. Flourishing under pressure, you thrive in high-stakes situations, fostering a positive atmosphere for both your team and guests. Your solution-focused approach and dedication to continuous improvement are second nature.
• Team Builder. Known for building strong teams and fostering a positive employee experience, you take pride in boosting store morale and upholding the brand culture.
• Aspirational Achiever. Always striving for personal bests, you bring a relentless pursuit of excellence to every aspect of your role.

Location: 1503 4 Street Southwest, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0Y1

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $100,000.00 per year

• Company events
• Dental care
• Discounted or free food
• Extended health care
• On-site parking
• Paid time off
• Store discount
• Vision care

• Day shift
• Evening shift
• Monday to Friday
• Night shift
• Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:
• Bonus pay
• Tips

• restaurant general manager: 5 years (required)
• late-night restaurant operation: 1 year (preferred)

Ability to Relocate:
• Calgary, AB T2R 0Y1: Relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person