Jobs: Owamni Assistant General Manager

Owamni restaurant, founded by James Beard Award winners The Sioux Chef, is a new concept focusing on Indigenous foods. Located within the brand new Waterworks Park on the bank of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis, Owamni will be the first year-round restaurant partner of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. Owamni will be focused on experiential education and sharing the mission to promote Indigenous education and Indigenous food access.

Owamni is seeking an Assistant General Manager for its restaurant operations. The ideal candidate is highly organized, technically proficient, with a passion for service, quality, teamwork and cleanliness. Experience in a variety of services–high volume restaurants, events, fine dining–will be helpful.

What you will do

  • Manage day-to-day operations during scheduled shifts that include team support, guest interaction and anticipation of their needs, scheduling, ensuring product quality and upholding cleanliness standards
  • Optimize profit by scheduling all FOH hourly labor efficiently, ability to manage inventory, problem solve and work well within a team
  • Prepare end-of-shift reports including labor cost/control and shift sales 
  • Motivate, coach, train and support restaurant team members on the mission, service model, menu execution, systems implementation, continuous training and education 
  • Prepare and conduct performance one-on-ones and develop restorative action plans when necessary 
  • Exercise good judgment and decision making in handling of guest concerns and providing quick resolutions 
  • Directly supervise all FOH hourly staff during scheduled shifts and provide BOH management support as needed 

Who we are looking for

  • 4 years’ experience as Assistant General Manager or equivalent in a high-volume restaurant
  • Possess basic business math and accounting skills and strong decision-making skills
  • Energetic and goal-oriented, with proven leadership and team development skills 
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including opening, closing, weekends and holidays
  • Must have an interest or experience in working with Indigenous foods and continuously expanding knowledge in this area
  • This person must be able to adapt to a new kind of restaurant culture, one that is culturally respectful, while still striving for excellence

What we offer

  • $50,000-$55,000 annual starting salary based on your experience 
  • Paid time off 
  • Health benefits 

To apply

Please email cover letter and resume to