Sage Hospitality Resources PBX/ Telephone Operator in Chicago, Illinois

9513BR

Req #:

9513BR

Why Us:

Come discover The Blackstone, a downtown Chicago luxury hotel near Grant Park. This downtown Chicago hotel has been a favorite of movie stars, sports legends, royalty and presidents since 1910. Thoughtfully restored to its original grandeur, this Michigan Avenue hotel features French Beaux-Arts architecture and over 1,400 contemporary works by local artists. The Blackstone boasts stunning guest rooms and suites, while Mercat a la Planxa serves modern Catalan cuisine in a unique Mediterranean setting. Host unforgettable affairs inside the magnificent Crystal Ballroom and marvel at 11,396 square feet of lavish meeting space. Located just steps from Chicago's major attractions including McCormick Place, Grant Park, Soldier Field, Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and Shedd Aquarium.

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Job Title:

PBX/ Telephone Operator

Location Name:

The Blackstone

City:

Chicago

EEO Statement:

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Posting Overview:

Operate the hotel switchboard in an efficient, courteous and professional manner to provide quality operations which maximize guest satisfaction. Respond to inquiries regarding reservations, hotel information and guest concerns.

Requirements:

Competencies

Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Compassion

Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.

Composure

Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Knowledge/Skills

Excellent hearing required to clearly hear the guest. Moderate vision required to read the computer screen and the guest registration rack. Excellent speech communication skills required to clearly understand the operator. Moderate comprehension and literacy required to ensure calls are directed properly and messages are taken accurately.

Abilities

Carrying up to 25 lbs. of various office equipment. Bending/kneeling -to obtain reports and for filing. Mobility - must be able to reach all areas of hotel to assist clients. Occasional standing. Occasional carrying and lifting of files and office items up to 25 lbs.

Education/Formal Training

High school education or equivalent experience.

Experience

No prior experience necessary.

Material/Equipment Used

Switchboard, computer systems, fax machine

Environment

Work inside 95% shift.

Position Type:

Full Time - Regular

State:

IL