Assistant General Manager (AGM)

Rate of pay$50000 - 60000 per year
  • Are you a natural 'people person'?
  • Do you love working in a fast-paced, high energy environment?
  • Do you have an eye for detail, with the ability to make sure things are done just right?
  • Are you a hands-on leader, who rolls up their sleeves and just gets it done ?
  • Are you the type of person that takes your work seriously, but doesn't take yourself too seriously?

Yes?! Then YOU should join our team!


Here are some of the perks!

  • PPO medical, dental, & vision insurance with 50% contribution
  • 401K retirement savings plan w/ 3% company match
  • 1 week of paid time off, to start
  • A generous, never-expires $150 monthly food & drink allowance
  • Back-to-back days off
  • A free, $25 dining allowance every day you work
  • A 50% employee discount on food before & after your shifts
  • A 20% employee discount on food & drinks anytime you're not working, for you & your whole table
  • Attendance at fun, "State of the Company" company events twice a year
  • Monthly gift card rewards for giving recognition to your team (& for getting it, too!)
  • Access to lots of company-paid business coaching & resources
  • Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, & your birthday off, automatically
  • The opportunity to grow quickly with a forward-thinking and rapidly-growing company that regularly reinvests in itself and its peopl



As our Assistant General Manager, you'll have a seat on the management team, and assist our General Manager in the day-to-day operations of the restaurant. These are the results our Assistant General Manager will be hired to accomplish:

  • » Hiring & Developing a High-Performing FOH Team
  • » Delivering 'Good-Time' Hospitality Every Time
  • » Running Top-Notch Operations
  • » Hitting Close-to-Ideal Labor Cost

In this position, you'll learn the ropes as our Assistant General Manager first. But you'll have the first opportunity to move into a General Manager role by the end of the year, when our new restaurant opens!


The base salary range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000 depending on experience, with quarterly bonus potential based on sales, profitability, and completion of special projects. 

Work Schedule

This position is full-time and salaried, with a semi-set schedule that allows for flexibility. Days off are scheduled back-to-back, regularly Wednesdays and Thursdays. Our Assistant General Manager will work 5 days, and typically 45 hours per week.


Here are some of our must-haves + would-like-to-haves:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Open availability
  • At least 2 years of restaurant experience in a Assistant General Manager role, or similar
  • The ability to work 45+ hours per week
  • A valid driver's license & sole access to a personal vehicle
  • Familiarity w/ Toast POS, SevenRooms, and 7shifts, a plus!


Wooden Paddle is a communal, wood-fired pizzeria with artsy cocktails & good-time energy. We don't take ourselves too seriously, but we take our food, drinks, and hospitality extremely seriously.

And we're growing! We're opening up another Wooden Paddle in La Grange in late 2024, 200-seat event venue (named Remi!) in late 2024, and a rooftop bar late 2026. Opportunities for growth are everywhere here!

Wooden Paddle - Lemont

212 Stephen St, Lemont, IL, 60439