Section Waiter - Palette

HOTA, Home of the Arts is a growing and ambitious arts precinct on the sun-filled Gold Coast with over 680,000 visitors every year. 

Our work is carried out in line with our HOTA Values of Art, Citizenship, Curiosity, Integrity and Generosity.


  • We are creative thinkers and collaborators who are inspired by change and working in a diverse precinct environment.
  • We are passionate about art and driven by the opportunity to educate, raise awareness and tell stories.
  • We are dynamic caring and curious with a commitment to excellence, experience and innovation.
  • We display strong interpersonal and communication skills to engage and build communities.

The Position

As a Section Waiter, you will be meeting and exceeding patrons and client’s expectation of food and beverage service. You will also be assisting with the setup, delivery and pack down of all services and you will provide the highest quality customer service to all guests.

HOTA is home to multiple dinning outlets such as Palette Restaurant (two Chef Hat's by the Australian Good Food Guide), The Exhibitionist Bar, HOTA Café and various functions and events throughout the HOTA precinct. 

For more information about Palette Restaurant, please visit our website:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Previous experience in Hatted venues
  • Impeccable personal presentation
  • Positive and pro-active attitude
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Prior food and beverage experience
  • Ala Carte and Degustation menu experience advantageous
  • Food and beverage knowledge and a la carte experience an advantage
  • Demonstrated practical experience in a restaurant or café 
  • Barista experience (desirable)
  • Ability to use own initiative and work under pressure
  • Team player
  • Ability to perform all Physical Requirements of the position 
  • Ability to work shifts including late nights, weekends and public holidays

Experience, Qualifications and Essentials

  • Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • Food handling (desirable) 
  • 18+ years of age

Why join us?

Here at HOTA our staff enjoy a range of staff benefits including the following:

  • Above award pay + tips
  • A friendly, motivating and rewarding team environment, where achievements are recognised.
  • A highly supportive management team.
  • Salary sacrifice superannuation.
  • Discounted movies and shows.
  • Discounted food and beverage.
  • Ongoing training, support, supervision, and career advancement opportunities.

How to apply

To apply for this role please submit a up to date resume outlining your previous experience.

HOTA, Home of the Arts values diversity and inclusion. HOTA is committed to providing equitable employment opportunities and welcomes applications from all cultures, genders, ages, Australia’s First Nations People, LGBTIQ+ and people with disabilities. We accept applications in writing and video recording. If you require assistance with submitting your application, please reach out to our friendly People and Culture team at

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HOTA proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.