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Cocktail Server

Cocktail Server

Williamsburg Lodge
Williamsburg, VA

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Who We Are

Founded in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a private, not-for-profit educational, historic, and cultural institution that owns and operates one of the largest and best-known museum complexes in the world. Our mission is “that the future may learn from the past” through preserving and restoring 18th-century Williamsburg, Virginia’s colonial capital. We engage, inform, and inspire people to learn about this historic capital, the events that occurred here, and the diverse peoples who helped shape a new nation. Today, Colonial Williamsburg is the largest living history museum in the U.S. The Historic Area is the 301-acre restored colonial capital with 88 original buildings and 525 buildings reconstructed to how they appeared in the 18th century through extensive archaeological, architectural, and documentary research. The Historic Area is staffed by highly trained, historically dressed interpreters and expert tradespeople who bring the 18th century to life. The Foundation also owns and operates two world-class museums, the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and a renowned research library, the John D Rockefeller Jr Library. Additionally, Colonial Williamsburg is home to five world class accommodations at the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge Autograph Collection, the Giffin Hotel, the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotels and Suites and the unique Colonial Houses in the Historical Area. Visitors may also indulge in food and drink at our many on site restaurants and taverns that blend a historically inspired dining experience with today’s evolved tastes. Each year over 5 million people visit Williamsburg and another 20 million engage with us digitally.


  • Greet guests hospitably and serve them efficiently providing proper food and beverage service.
  • Learn and describe menu items to guests including chef specials.
  • Suggest wine and other beverages.
  • Responsible for standard table set-up procedures and cleanliness of the dining room.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age due to A.B.C. § 4.1-307
  • 1 - 2 years server experience in a full service restaurant.
  • Excellent public contact skills to include tact, courtesy and patience.
  • Ability to (1) meet the standards listed below; (2) satisfy customers under all circumstances; (3) communicate effectively; (4) read and write, perform basic mathematical computations and memorize the food and beverages offered; (5) learn and communicate relevant dining information to guests;
  • Successful candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a current Williamsburg James City County food handler’s card and TIPS® certification; applicants with an active card and certification should be prepared to present both during the interview process.
  • Physical requirements include but are not limited to: (1) bending, lifting, stooping; (2) carrying trays weighing up to 50 pounds; (3) extensive use of stairs.

    NOTE: In accordance with Virginia A.B.C. § 4.1-225 Colonial Williamsburg prohibits employment of anyone in an alcohol serving position who has been convicted of a felony, any crime involving moral turpitude (lying, cheating, or stealing), or a drug-related offense within the past five (5) years.

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Williamsburg Lodge

323 Room Hotel

Immerse yourself in the charm and history of Colonial Williamsburg by staying at Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection. Situated in the heart of the historic district, our hotel blends Southern elegance with modern comforts for a homelike feel. Drawing from the time of Colonial Williamsburg, our accommodations offer Chippendale fretwork and unique furnishings. This 18th-century style blends harmoniously with modern amenities including complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, mini-refrigerators, and flat-panel TVs with premium movie channels. 

Sample Southern and American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Traditions and Sweet Tea & Barley, our two restaurants. Work out in our fitness center and take a dip in one of our multiple pools. To elevate your visit, pamper yourself with a spa treatment or tee off at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. We are just minutes from historic tours and exhibits of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown and Busch Gardens. We hope to welcome you to Colonial Williamsburg very soon