Lead Bartender

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Job Summary:

Responsible for providing friendly, excellent service to every guest and team member. Prepares and pours drinks for fine dining guests, servers and cocktail/beverage servers.  Responsible for properly stocking product and managing inventory. Assists in training, managing and coaching bar teammates.


  • Required 2-years’ experience as a bartender.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age. 
  • Preferred high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have dexterity and capability to learn entertainment pouring (flair pouring).
  • Must possess excellent customer service and communication skills.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Greets and welcomes all guests in a pleasant and professional manner. 
  • Simultaneously handles the demands of many customers and waitstaff.
  • Creates daily pars for stocking of product.
  • Assists management inventory all beer, wine and spirits for ordering.
  • Prepares and pours all types of drinks for guests, servers and cocktail/beverage servers upon request in a timely manner.
  • Provides entertainment for guests through entertainment/flair pouring and conversation.
  • Provides guests property information on current events, promotions and attractions.
  • Trains, manages and coaches other bartenders and bar porters in a productive and professional manner.
  • Processes all cash transactions by accepting money, making necessary change accurately, presents customer with bar receipt and completes required paperwork. 
  • Must be able to participate in on-going training in the beverage field. 
  • All team members will follow the Everyone Greets Everyone (EGE) policy. It is the expectation that every team member, front or back of house, should proactively seek out opportunities to greet guests and their fellow team members daily. EGE policy states teams members should: acknowledge guests and fellow team members within 10 feet; initiate friendly verbal greeting within 5 feet; keep your head up, look around (“head on a swivel”); look for opportunities to greet guests and others; please remember that when you are on the floor, you are “on stage”.   
  • Team members will participate in all mandatory meetings and pre-shift BUZZ sessions.
  • Must be able to get along with co-workers and work as a team.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English. 
  • Must be able to respond to visual and aural ques.
  • Must present a well-groomed, professional appearance.
  • Meets the attendance guidelines of the job and complies with all state, federal and regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to work a varied schedule including holidays, nights and weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to work a reasonable amount of overtime when required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:          

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to converse over the telephone in an environment with loud background noise. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. 
  • Must be able to push carts weighing up to 100 pounds. 
  • Must be able to use proper team lifting and carrying techniques.
  • Must be able to stoop, bend and reach. 
  • Must be able to use hand motion when preparing and pouring all types of drinks for customers and cocktail servers, and when cleaning/wiping the bar counter.
  • Must be able to bend, pull and carry bar stock to refrigerators and cabinets. 
  • Must be able to operate a variety of equipment.
  • Must be able to simultaneously handle the demands of many customers and waitstaff.
  • Must be able to work in areas containing secondhand smoke, dust, loud noises and bright lights.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION VISIT OUR WEBSITEhttps://harrahsnorcal.prismhr-hire.com/

Harrah’s reserves the right to make changes to this job description whenever necessary.  It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or marital status. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Preference is given to qualified Buena Vista Me-Wuk tribal members and members of other federally recognized tribes. 

Location: Ione, CA
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