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Restaurant Manager (Part-Time with option for Full-Time)

Shipshewana Auction Restaurant

Objective:  Shipshewana Auction, Inc. is looking for an energetic, customer-service focused food service professional to serve as the manager of Shipshewana Auction Restaurant. Shipshewana Auction Restaurant is a full service, sit-down restaurant in Shipshewana, IN. Open on the days of the flea market and auctions {Wednesdays (7am-4pm) & Fridays (7 am – 2pm) plus Tuesdays (7am-4pm) from May through September}, with a snack bar operating Wednesdays from May through September.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead, direct and manage all aspects of the restaurant/snack bar from the front of house (cashiers, waitresses, hostess and bussers) to the kitchen and back of house (dishwashers, cooks, food prep staff).
  • Oversee all operations including food prep, cooking, and maintaining adequate supplies and food inventory.
  • Hire & train staff, create work schedules/manage the daily operations of a busy established restaurant/snack bar.
  • Assist in hotel breakfast food service when needed if seeking full-time status.

Basic Skills:

  • Prior restaurant management or adequate food service experience required.
  • Serv Safe certification or willing to become certified.

Personal Responsibilities:

  • Uphold the mission of Shipshewana Auction Inc. & Trading Place LLC.
  • Be a team player
  • Customer-oriented
  • Willing to work flexible schedule
  • Willing to work holidays and weekends when asked
  • Positive attitude
  • Willing to learn


  • This position reports to the Business Development Director.

Full-Time Employee Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off

We offer local favorites like chicken and noodles, ham loaf and a variety of sandwiches, salads and dinners. If you have a passion for food service in a small, rural, agriculturally focused community, and love to serve delicious foods to visitors from all over the world, we want to talk to you!

To Apply: Stop by the front desk at the Shipshewana Trading Place Corporate Office to pick up a copy of an application (345 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana IN 46565). Or, Download and print an application to mail it back to us, or print, scan and email it to Lora, at

Shipshewana Trading Place | ATTN:  Lora Gates
PO Box 185 | Shipshewana, IN 46565 | (260) 768-4129

Contact Information Brian Lambright
Business Development Director

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