Employment opportunities for McGonigal's Pub will be posted here as they become available.

Click here for a downloadable employment application (PDF file, Adobe Acrobat Reader is required).


Pub/FOH applicants should contact Joel Brady for an interview: 847-277-7400 or joel@barringtonpub.com

Kitchen/BOH applicants should contact Richard Meierdirks for an interview: 847-277-7400 or richard@barringtonpub.com


Recent information:


August 10, 2016

We are currently not hiring for any specific positions.  However, any qualified applicants seeing employment are encouraged to submit an employment application.  This can be obtained at the above link or at the Pub (ask the hostess).  Please drop off all applications at the Pub - 105 S. Cook Street, Barrington IL 60010 - attention to Joel Brady, or resumes can also be emailed to the appropriate address (above).  Leave an application anytime, but interviews are by appointment only!  


Note that applicants for kitchen positions relating to LINE COOK, PANTRY and DISHWASHER are always weclome; contact Richard Meierdirks at 847-277-7400 for further info.



Old/Archived & somewhat relevant employment information


March 28, 2016

We are currently seeking to fill a few positions in both our FOH and BOH areas:


BARTENDERS - a minimum 2+ years experience bartending required.  Part-time shifts currently available, with potential for full-time & supervisory work in the future.  Applicants must be self motivated, organized, quick thinking and willing to embrace a team player atmosphere (willingness to also take serving shifts a plus).  BASSET and Food Service Certifications required, Sanitation Certifications a plus.  Availability will be flexible but MUST include nights and weekends.


SERVERS/WAITSTAFF - a minimum 1+ years experience serving in the bar/restaurant industry and 18+ years of age required.  Bartending experience a plus.  Part-time to full-time shifts are available, and qualified applicants will be able to start immediately.  Applicants must be self motivated, organized, quick thinking and willing to embrace a team player atmosphere.  BASSET and Food Service Certifications required.  Availability will be flexible but MUST include nights and weekends.


BUSSERS/BARBACKS -experience preferred but willing to train.  Part-time to full-time positions immediately available. BASSET and/or Food Service certifications not required for this position, but it is a plus.  Must be prepared to work some nights and weekends.


FOOD RUNNERS - -experience preferred but willing to train.  Part-time to full-time positions immediately available.  Food Service certifications required.  Must be prepared to work some nights and weekends.


LINE COOKS - minimum 1+ years experience in a medium to high volume restaurant.  Part-time and full time positioins are available, will include nights and weekends.  Qualified applicants will be able to start training immediately and start work within the week.  Food Service Certifications required, Sanitation Certification a plus. 


DISHWASHERS - part time positions available immediately with potential for full-time employment.  Will train.  Must be prepared to work some nights and weekends.


You can fill out or drop off an application at the Pub - 105 S. Cook Street, Barrington IL 60010 - attention to Eamonn Brady, or resumes can also be emailed to the appropriate address (above).  Interviews are by appointment only!   Also, note that applicants for kitchen positions relating to LINE COOK, PANTRY and DISHWASHER are always weclome; contact Richard Meierdirks at 847-277-7400 for further info.


February 1, 2016

We are currently not hiring for any specific positions.  However, any qualified applicants seeing employment are encouraged to submit an employment application.  This can be obtained at the above link or at the Pub (ask the hostess).  Please drop off all applications at the Pub - 105 S. Cook Street, Barrington IL 60010 - attention to Eamonn Brady, or resumes can also be emailed to the appropriate address (above).  Leave an application anytime, but interviews are by appointment only!  


Note that applicants for kitchen positions relating to LINE COOK, PANTRY and DISHWASHER are always weclome; contact Richard Meierdirks at 847-277-7400 for further info.


January 7, 2016

We are seeking to fill several positions in our FOH staff:


SERVERS/WAITSTAFF - a minimum 1+ years experience serving in the bar/restaurant industry and 18+ years of age required.  Bartending experience a plus.  Part-time to full-time shifts are available, and qualified applicants will be able to start immediately.  Applicants must be self motivated, organized, quick thinking and willing to embrace a team player atmosphere.  BASSET and Food Service certifications required, sanitation certifications a plus.  Availability will need to be flexible but MUST include nights and weekends.


HOST/HOSTESS experience preferred but willing to train; must be 16+ years of age.  Part-time shifts are available and will include nights and weekends.  Job requirements are to greet guests and escort them to tables, supervise and synchronize the activities of servers and handle administrative/phone duties.   Applicants must be organized, well groomed/dressed and able to embrace a team player atmosphere. 


BUSSERS/BARBACKS -experience preferred but willing to train.  Part-time to full-time positions immediately available.  BASSET and/or Food Service certifications not required for this position, but it is a plus. 


FOOD RUNNERS - -experience preferred but willing to train.  Part-time to full-time positions immediately available.  Food Service certifications required.   BASSET certification not required but it is a plus. 


You can fill out or drop off an application at the Pub - 105 S. Cook Street, Barrington IL 60010 - attention to Eamonn Brady, or resumes can also be emailed to the appropriate address (above).  Interviews are by appointment only!   Also, note that applicants for kitchen positions relating to LINE COOK, PANTRY and DISHWASHER are always weclome; contact Richard Meierdirks at 847-277-7400 for further info.


August 19, 2015

We are seeking BOH (kitchen) help - two positions for Line Cooks are available.  Minimum 1+ years experience in a mid-to-high volume kitchen. Applicants must be self motivated, organized, quick thinking and willing to embrace a team player atmosphere. Full or part-time positions available; full time applicants can be expected to work 30+ hours per week. Availability MUST include nights and weekends.  Food handling certification required, Sanitation certification and/or culinary degree a plus.  You can fill out or drop off an application at the Pub - 105 S. Cook Street, Barrington IL 60010 - attention to Richard Meierdirks, or resumes can also be emailed to the appropriate address (above).  Interviews are by appointment only! 


August 3, 2015

We are currently not hiring for any specific positions.  However, any qualified applicants seeing employment are encouraged to submit an employment application.  This can be obtained at the above link or at the Pub (ask the hostess).  Please drop off all applications at the Pub - 105 S. Cook Street, Barrington IL 60010 - attention to Eamonn Brady, or resumes can also be emailed to the appropriate address (above).  Leave an application anytime, but interviews are by appointment only!  


Note that applicants for kitchen positions relating to LINE COOK, PANTRY and DISHWASHER are always weclome; contact Richard Meierdirks at 847-277-7400 for further info.


May 14, 2015

BOH - we are seeking to fill high level positions in our kitchen staff.  Please drop off all applications at the Pub - 105 S. Cook Street, Barrington IL 60010 - attention to Justin Odom, or resumes can also be emailed to the appropriate address (above).  Interviews are by appointment only! 

Executive Chef - responsible for full kitchen management, staffing, ordering, menu engineering, inventory, maintenance.  Minimum three years experience as head chef with proven results required.  Current sanitation license and food handling certification required.  Competitive salary with bonus formula based on performance. 

Sous Chef - responsibilities as "second in command" in the kitchen behind the executive chef, with similar job description.  Current sanitation license and food handling certification required.  Minimum two years experience as sous chef or five years as line cook. 


FOH - we are seeking an experienced BARTENDER, part-time or full time.  Must have minimum two years bartending experience, preferably in a high volume environment.  Must be 21+ of age, with BASSET and Food Handling certifications required.  We are also seeking SERVERS with a minimum six months prior experience.  Must be 18+ of age, with BASSET and Food Handling certifications required. 


Please drop off all applications at the Pub - 105 S. Cook Street, Barrington IL 60010 - attention to Lisa Lesniak, or resumes can also be emailed to the appropriate address (above).  Leave an application anytime, but interviews are by appointment only! 



November 3, 2014

We are currently not hiring for any specific positions.  However, any qualified applicants seeing employment are encouraged to submit an employment application.  This can be obtained at the above link or at the Pub (ask the hostess).  Please drop off all applications at the Pub - 105 S. Cook Street, Barrington IL 60010 - attention to Lisa Lesniak, or resumes can also be emailed to the appropriate address (above).  Leave an application anytime, but interviews are by appointment only! 


Note that applicants for kitchen positions relating to LINE COOK, PANTRY and DISHWASHER are always weclome; contact Justin at 847-277-7400 for further info.


October 12, 2014

We are currently hiring for virtually ALL front of house positions - servers, bussers, food runners, host/hostess and bartenders.  You can fill out an application at the Pub or download one from the above link.  Contact our FOH General Manager Lisa Lesniak at 847-277-7400 or lisa@barringtonpub.com for details or to set up an interview. 


September 27, 2014

We are currently hiring LINE COOK, PANTRY and DISHWASHER positions!  You can fill out an application at the Pub or download one from the above link.  Contact our Executive Chef Justin Odom at 847-277-7400 or justin@barringtonpub.com to set up an interview.


June 25, 2014

We are currently seeking an experienced BARTENDER to add to our great team.  A minimum 3+ years experience bartending required.  Part-time shifts currently available, with potential for full-time & supervisory work in the future.  Please drop off all applications at the Pub - 105 S. Cook Street, Barrington IL 60010 - attention to Lisa Lesniak.  Resumes can also be emailed to lisa@barringtonpub.com.  Leave an application anytime, but interviews are by appointment only!


Note that applicants for kitchen positions relating to LINE COOK, PANTRY and DISHWASHER are always weclome; contact Justin at 847-277-7400 for further info.


May 20, 2014

We are currently seeking experienced SERVERS, BARTENDERS and BUSSERS/BARBACKS to add to our great team.

  • BARTENDERS - a minimum 3+ years experience bartending required.  Part-time shifts currently available, with potential for full-time & supervisory work in the future.
  • SERVERS - a minimum 1+ years experience serving in the bar/restaurant industry preferred but we are willing to train. Bartending experience a plus.  Part-time to full-time shifts are available, and qualified applicants will be able to start immediately. 
  • BUSSERS/BARBACKS -experience preferred but willing to train.  Part-time to full-time positions available.

Please drop off all applications at the Pub - 105 S. Cook Street, Barrington IL 60010 - attention to Taylor Drewes.  Resumes can also be emailed to taylor@barringtonpub.com.  Leave an application anytime, but interviews are by appointment only!


Note that applicants for kitchen positions relating to LINE COOK, PANTRY and DISHWASHER are always weclome; contact Justin at 847-277-7400 for further info.


April 5, 2014

We are currently not hiring for any specific positions.  However, any qualified applicants seeing employment are encouraged to submit an employment application.  This can be obtained at the above link or at the Pub (ask the hostess).  Please drop off all applications at the Pub - 105 S. Cook Street, Barrington IL 60010 - attention to Taylor Drewes, or resumes can also be emailed to the appropriate address (above).  Leave an application anytime, but interviews are by appointment only! 


Note that applicants for kitchen positions relating to LINE COOK, PANTRY and DISHWASHER are always weclome; contact Justin at 847-277-7400 for further info.


February 12, 2014

We are currently seeking experienced SERVERS to add to our great team.  A minimum 1+ years experience serving in the bar/restaurant industry preferred but we are willing to train.  Bartending experience a plus.  Part-time to full-time shifts are available, and qualified applicants will be able to start immediately.  Please drop off all applications at the Pub - 105 S. Cook Street, Barrington IL 60010 - attention to Taylor Drewes.  Resumes can also be emailed to taylor@barringtonpub.com.  Leave an application anytime, but interviews are by appointment only!


We are currently seeking LINE COOKS with a minimum 1+ years experience.  Part-time and full time positioins are available.  Qualified applicants will be able to start training immediately and start work within the week.  Resumes can be dropped off at the Pub, or contact Executive Chef Justin Odom directly at 847-277-7400 / justin@barringtonpub.com


We are currently seeking a DISHWASHER for part-time employment.  Resumes can be dropped off at the Pub, or contact Executive Chef Justin Odom directly at 847-277-7400 / justin@barringtonpub.com


November 12, 2013

We are currently not hiring for any specific positions.  However, any qualified applicants seeing employment are encouraged to submit an employment application.  This can be obtained at the above link or at the Pub (ask the hostess).  Please drop off all applications at the Pub - 105 S. Cook Street, Barrington IL 60010 - attention to Taylor Drewes, or resumes can also be emailed to the appropriate address (above).  Leave an application anytime, but interviews are by appointment only! 


Note that applicants for kitchen positions relating to LINE COOK, PANTRY and DISHWASHER are always weclome; contact Justin at 847-277-7400 for further info.


August 20, 2012

We are hiring for all FOH positions for the Pub's new sister business, The Annex, which will be located in the adjacent but connected building at 205 Park Avenue (the former location of Park Avenue Wine Bar).  Bartender, Servers, Bussers and Host positions available.   Personal interviews will be held Friday August 24 and Saturday August 25, please fill out an application and drop off at the Pub, or submit it directly to Ismini Walsh (ismini@mcgonigalspub.com). 


February 9, 2010

We stopped taking applications for "opening day" jobs on Friday, February 5th.  Individuals that we've hired have already been contacted.  If you missed our job fair or did not hear back from us regarding a job application or interview, you are encouraged to check back on this page for opportunities in the future.


February 1, 2010

Our Job Fair was this past Thursday (1/28) and Saturday (1/30).  Over those two days we had an AMAZING turnout that featured a tremendous amount of enthusiastic & qualified people!  On behalf of staff for both the pub and Park Avenue Wine Bar I'd like to sincerely thank everyone who attended.  This week our management teams will be processing all the information we've received, and we will be contacting individuals targeted for hiring no later than February 8-10. 


January 30, 2010

Day 2 of 2 of the Job Fair is TODAY (Saturday January 30) from 10 AM - 4 PM, and it's in the building right next door to us - 211 Park Avenue - signs are posted.  We had an amazing turnout Thursday and are expecting the same today.  For a bit more info, visit the link posted on Fox New's "Job Desk" page.  Good luck to everyone!


January 28, 2010

Due to construction issues, our Job Fair has been moved to 211 Park Avenue, Barrington (which is currenly vacated).  It's the building right next door to the Pub and Wine Bar.  Signs will be posted on the entrances to our building.


January 26, 2010

Apparently Fox News Chicago picked up on my recent employment opportunities article & featured it on their Job Shop segment Monday evening (1/25).  Nice exposure for sure - click here for the link.


January 20, 2010 (originally posted December 27, 2009)

Employment Opportunites at McGonigal's Pub & Park Avenue Wine Bar can be explored at our JOB FAIR in late January 2010.

  • Location:  105 S. Cook Street, Barrington IL (due to construction, signs will be posted directing you to the area where we are having the event)
    • Thursday, January 28,  4 PM - 9 PM
    • Saturday January 30,  10 AM - 4 PM

For anyone interested in working for either establishment, this will be a great opportunity to meet with the owners and discuss employment potential.  Click here for a downloadable employment application (PDF file, Adobe Acrobat Reader is required).






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