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Johnnies KC - Host/Hostess

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Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille KC at the Power & Light - Kansas City, MO
Part Time


Featuring LIVE MUSIC! Full Dining Menu, and full vintage "cool cat" bar! Come join the hippest team in Kansas City!

Johnnie’s Jazz Bar & Grille is dedicated to Johnnie
Genevieve (Miller) Bills, a piano player for the silent movies at the very first B&B Theatres in 1924. Johnnie’s original piano has been restored and is sitting on our stage. Johnnie (so named, by the way, since her father had selected Johnny as a boy’s name, expecting his third child might break the tradition of daughters) was playing at The Lyric theater in Salisbury, Missouri when Elmer Bills bought the location in 1924. Smitten by her natural charm, love of life, and youthful exuberance, Elmer fell in love and the two married a few years later. Their son Elmer Bills, Jr. would join forces with Sterling Bagby to formally create B&B Theatres. Johnnie would work at the theater her whole life, selling tickets and making friends with all who came to enjoy the magic of the movies. She was the life of every party and was beloved by everyone she encountered. A prodigious bridge player who loved a good bourbon, Johnnie lived the life she wanted and enjoyed every second. Our diverse selection of signature bourbons is a tribute to Johnnie, and we invite you to try one (or three) as you enjoy some live music, great food, and time with good friends. So tune up that old piano, deal the cards, and raise a glass to Johnnie.


Job Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Greeting guests as they enter, and putting them on a waiting list as necessary.
  • Providing guests with menus and answering any initial questions.
  • Seating guests at tables or in waiting areas.
  • Assigning guests to tables they prefer, while keeping table rotation in mind so that servers receive the right number of customers.
  • Engaging with guests to ensure they're happy with food and service.
  • Responding to complaints and helping to resolve them.
  • Answering phone calls, taking reservations and answering questions.
  • A knowledge of the menu.
  • Helping out with other positions in the restaurant as needed.
  • Providing great customer service.

We are open 365 days a year. In fact, many traditional holidays are very busy times for us. So are weekends. We want everyone to enjoy holidays and weekends, but when working for Johnnie's you must be prepared to work some of those days. You will usually find we can be very flexible with scheduling.

We offer great service and a great time to our customers! You must be able to leave personal problems and conflicts at home during your shift.

For our part time jobs, we are happy to employ students, retirees, and those with full time jobs. We will do everything we can, within reason, to accommodate a wide variety of schedules. It is important during your interview that you let the manager know about any conflicts that may affect your availability.

Employees receive great benefits, including discounted movies, popcorn, soda, and candy!