BAR BACK - VENUE

  • Hard Rock International
  • New York, New York
  • May 24, 2023
Full time Other

Job Description

Barbacks act as the backbone of a food and beverage establishment. It is your job to assist in anticipating the bars needs and to provide direct support to the bartenders and management by efficiently re-stocking key bar/liquor supplies before, during, and after guest service has completed. Barbacks must learn to act as a team to ensure service to all guests is smooth and seamless. By continuously maintaining bar/liquor supplies, paying close attention to par levels, bar sanitation, and anticipating the needs of the bar staff, will ensure the food and beverage establishment is successful. Additionally, Barbacks act as ambassadors of the establishment, marketing the venue and all knowledge of products offered to the targeted customer base.


  • Complete bar requisitions.
  • Ensure lounge/bar area is clean and in order at all times, including bar, tables, chairs, floors, walls, ceilings, lighting, temperature, music, memorabilia, and d├ęcor.
  • Stock juice, mixers, soft drinks, beer, wine, liquor, and paper/plastic supplies.
  • Clean and stock glassware.
  • Cut and stock garnishes.
  • Maintain tables by clearing finished plates, glassware, silverware, trash, and other items.
  • Set, clear, and reset tables.
  • Clean bar tops, sinks, speed rails, ice bins, guns and lines, bottles, cabinets, and coolers.
  • Set up and empty trash and recycling.
  • Follow all food safety, sanitation, and alcohol service laws and regulations.
  • Sweep and mop floors.
  • Maintain positive and professional communication with all staff.
  • Provide recognition to others, including co-workers, supervisors, managers, and directors.
  • Participate in meetings to learn about global programs, new products and procedures, and to discuss areas of opportunities, special events, and other activities.
  • Ensure a healthy and safe work environment for co-workers and guests.
  • Be knowledgeable of property facilities, services, hours of operation, in-house events, conferences, and amenities to proactively assist guests.
  • Promote property outlets to guests.
  • Assist guests in finding locations within the property by escorting, when possible, or giving clear directions.
  • Resolve guest complaints using property procedures.
  • Create a positive environment in which all employees have the ability to maximize their potential.
  • Listen to comments, criticisms, and feedback from guests, employees, and managers to gain an understanding of strength and opportunity to improve personal/property performance.
  • Work as a team, helping all employees to complete the required activities that ensure we deliver Amplified Service.
  • Participate in Sound Check meetings on each shift.
  • Always smile and offer a warm greeting to all.
  • Know, understand, and practice (with energy and enthusiasm) the mission, values, mottos, culture and spirit that make Hard Rock unique.
  • Take initiative to offer assistance throughout the property.
  • Operate ethically to protect the Hard Rock brand.
  • Utilize programs designed to help Save the Planet.
  • Perform duties in accordance with company standards, policies, and guidelines, and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Perform additional duties as requested by department managers and supervisors.
  • Communicate with supervisors and managers to ensure that assigned duties are completed to standard.
  • Coordinate operations with other departments, as needed.
  • Present a professional image to employees, guests, clients, owners, and investors.
  • Maintain confidentiality of guest, employee, and company information.

This job description reflects the position's essential functions; it does not encompass all of the tasks that may be assigned.


EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Secondary school degree preferred and/or previous work experience in service for at least 1 year.

SKILLS

  • Ability to comprehend and use basic language, either written or spoken, to communicate information and ideas.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and write simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Ability to perform numerical operations using basic counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing.
  • Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers and staff, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Fluency in English: additional languages preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to move throughout the business (standing, walking, kneeling, bending) for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to make repeating movements of the arms, hands, and wrists.
  • Ability to express or exchange ideas verbally and perceive sound by ear. Ability to obtain impressions through the eyes.
  • Manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and ability to work with hand above shoulders.
  • Ability to regularly move objects (lift, push, pull, balance, carry) up to 50 pounds / 25 kilograms.
  • Ability to occasionally move objects (lift, push, pull, balance, carry) up to 100 pounds / 50 kilograms.
  • Ability to turn or twist body parts in a circular motion.
  • Ability to tolerate exposure to heat, cold, chemicals, and loud/noisy environment.