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Director of Operations

Washington, DC 20003

Posted: 08/02/2023 Country: US Job ID: 1690 Salary: $150,000 State/Province:

Job Description

Director of Operations for an Iconic Venue in Washington, DC

We are seeking a seasoned professional to join our team as the Director of Operations at our iconic and destination venue located in the heart of Washington, DC. This high-profile senior role requires leadership and a depth of experience with events, restaurant operations, and beverage/wine programs.

About the Role:

As the Director of Operations, you will be responsible for managing a full team of direct reports from the Event Director to the Executive Chef and the F&B General Manager. Experience with a $10M+ portfolio as well as premium event experience is essential.

Compensation & Benefits:

This position offers a competitive base salary in the $150,000 range along with extensive paid time off, floating holidays, and top-tier benefits.


  • Proven experience in a senior leadership role within the hospitality industry
  • Extensive experience in event management, restaurant operations, and beverage/wine programs
  • Experience managing a large team of direct reports
  • Experience working with a $10M+ portfolio
  • Premium event experience
If you're a driven leader ready to make a significant impact in one of DC's most renowned venues, we would love to hear from you.

To learn more about this role, please send a professional resume to Tom Bull, a multi-award-winning recruiter in the DC and Virginia markets, at tombull@geckohospitality.com. All resumes will be treated confidentially.

Seize the opportunity to lead at an extraordinary venue in the nation's capital. We look forward to hearing from you!

Meet Your Recruiter

Tom Bull, CPC

Tom Bull, CPC is the senior executive recruiter for Gecko Hospitality, Virginia and DC. Tom has a big background in restaurant operations with prior experience as DO for Applebee’s.

After joining Gecko in 2010 he has successfully developed an extensive client and candidate base throughout Washington DC and Virginia. Tom has received numerous awards for top performance during his career at Gecko. He receives frequent accolades from candidates and clients for his ability to fill job orders fast.

Tom’s experience in operations and recruiting provide a solid foundation allowing him to fill some of the most challenging positions, fast. He has connections at all levels within the restaurant segment from unit managers to Senior VP level operations, in addition to Executive Chefs and similar culinary roles.

Tom’s success is built on his ability to develop strong business relationships and works ethically with a high sense of urgency.

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