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compensation: Hourly ($16.00) plus tips
employment type: part-time
job title: Oyster Bar
Culinary Agents is working with the team at Drift In to connect them with talented hospitality professionals.

Drift In - Now Hiring: Oyster Bar

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WE NEED SHUCKERS! If you’re great with guests, then we can train you to shuck. Drift In is seeking a superstar Oyster Bar with upscale, high-volume restaurant experience to join our award-winning front-of-house team (this is a tipped role). Working closely with nationally-acclaimed culinary director, Kerry Heffernan, and Billion Oyster Project Oyster Bars are an integral part of our Crew.

Drift In

Drift In is a vibrant outdoor restaurant in the West Village overlooking the Hudson River. With two distinct waterfront seating areas, Drift In features easy-going beach fare, craft cocktails, summery wines, crisp beers, and epic sunsets.



Crew is an innovative hospitality group that creates and operates experience focused restaurants and nautical ventures in New York and beyond.

With a focus on stunning locations, committed employees, engaged leadership, and appealing food and beverage offerings, Crew has created an outstanding work environment with leading industry pay and great opportunities for advancement.

Crew is built on a simple premise: creating experiences that we love and sharing them with the world. Whether it’s sipping cocktails on a historic schooner overlooking New York Harbor or enjoying sustainable oysters in a cozy New Orleans hideaway, we focus on making the places we wish existed.

Crew's award-winning restaurants include Grand Banks (Tribeca), Holywater (Tribeca), Pilot (Brooklyn Heights), High Tide (Dumbo), Drift In (West Village), Island Oyster, (Governors Island), and Seaworthy (New Orleans). And there are more on the way.

Crew’s flagship restaurant, Grand Banks, was named "The Absolute Best Waterfront Restaurant in New York" by New York Magazine, one of the “Best Waterfront Restaurants in the World” by CNN Travel, "Best Outdoor Dining in New York City" by The Village Voice, "Best Oyster Bar in New York City" by The New York Observer, and one of the "Three Best Bars in New York" by Conde Nast Traveler.

Seaworthy topped Eater's monthly Heatmap of New Orleans Restaurants for six months post opening, and was named "Seafood Restaurant of the Year" by New Orleans Magazine, and one of New Orleans "Five Best New Restaurants" by the Times Picayune.

Vogue has named Grand Banks, Island Oyster, and Pilot the top three places to drink outside in New York City; AM New York named Pilot the Best Boat Bar in New York City; and Island Oyster was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award for Restaurant Design.

Holywater, Crew’s most recent venture, spent it’s first six months on Eaters list of NYC’s Hottest New Cocktail bars and it’s launch was celebrated by The New York Times, Town & Country, Elle Decor, and more. https://crewny.com/

Job Overview

Position Summary

Our oyster bar shucking team are rockstars. They are guest-facing and stationed at our oyster bars for all guests to see and interact with. They are highly skilled practitioners who are the center of attention within our venues. They have the opportunity to create a special, and personalized experience for our guests by sharing their in-depth knowledge of the oysters we offer on our menus.

Oyster Bar Shuckers also ensure the cleanliness, freshness, proper shucking, and service of the oysters. Shuckers should be enthusiastic, hard-working, and have the willingness to learn and grow on the job.

In addition to shucking oysters quickly and consistently, our shuckers provide a clean and friendly environment for our guests and personalize our commitment to sustainability, hospitality, and memorable dining experiences.

Must love sunsets.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Execute proficient oyster shucking and plating duties in a fast-paced environment while upholding Crew's service standards and ensuring exceptional guest satisfaction.
  • Mastering knowledge of Crew oyster offerings including name, origin and tasting notes
  • Learn and maintain knowledge of Crew food and beverage menu items
  • Engage with guests in a courteous and knowledgeable manner, warmly welcoming them, providing menu insights, making recommendations, and addressing inquiries with clarity and confidence
  • Skillfully manage order-taking and fulfillment while maintaining a tidy and well-organized workstation
  • Regularly clear and sanitize guest bar area in front of your station, set and reset silverware and glassware, refill waters and maintain a tidy station for seated and upcoming guests
  • Maintain a clean and polished professional appearance at all times, adhering to Crew established dress and uniform policies
  • Comply with Department of Health established standards for food preparation, handling techniques and safety protocols particularly with regards to the handling of fresh oysters
  • Set up your station in a timely manner and according to Crew specifications including proper levels of ice, adequate product stock and necessary accompaniments specific to your station
  • Maintain safety and DOH health compliance at your station at all times, including proper oyster knife handling and storage, wearing gloves while handling food, proper set of hand wash and sanitizer stations.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively and professionally with colleagues and management to ensure a smooth and seamless operation and workflow
  • Assist fellow team members when necessary to ensure unparalleled guest experience
  • Breakdown station entirely, perform cleaning tasks of your area at the conclusion of each service leaving station clean and completely free of loose equipment and debris
  • Store food from your station properly and safely according to Crew training and DOH standards
  • Properly discard of all trash and oyster shells according to venue protocol

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to perform essential job functions when working in a high business volume, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to walk, stand, and/or bend continuously and for extended periods of time as required to perform essential job functions
  • Able to lift 30+ lbs.
  • Able to work nights, weekends and holidays, and variable schedule, per the needs of the business
  • Familiarity with knife handling protocols and skills
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about Oysters
  • Must love sunsets
  • Polished personal presentation; grooming meets Company standards, as outlined by Employee Handbook
  • Willingness to work in outdoor climate conditions

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the functions of this job, an employee must walk, stand, or remain stationary during entire the shift. Employee must be able to continuously reach, bend, lift, carry, stoop and wipe with the potential for slipping or tripping. Employee must frequently wash their hands and lift or move up to 35 pounds.


Company Culture

We were raised in the hospitality industry and have come to believe that the highest calling is treating people well, making them feel at home, and communing over good food and drinks. It brings us all together. 

We believe everyone should work in an environment where they are well compensated, culturally enriched, and treated with respect. Across the spectrum of our workforce, our employees take home industry leading income.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Crew (including affiliates) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


  • Paid Safe and Sick Leave
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Discount

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