Private Bar Lead Bartender

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Austin, TX
Private Bar Lead Bartender

As a Lead Bartender in the Private Bar, you will be an ambassador for the exceptional service that is the hallmark of our unique experience. Your passion for mixology and excellence are the keys to this role. As Lead Bartender, you are the cornerstone for our front-of-house staff, and you will lead by example.

Hotel Overview: Fairmont Austin offers 1,048 guestrooms and suites, along with 140,000 square feet of meeting and event space. This is your opportunity to be part of the most anticipated hotel opening in one of the fastest growing markets in the US.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Private Bar Manager, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

* Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service

* Train all bar staff in beverage preparation and service standards

* Order and requisition all beverage products and supplies for the department

* Maintain pars and participate weekly bar prep for juices, garnishes, batched cocktails, etc.

* Participate in liquor inventory count on monthly basis in conjunction with the Manager

* Maintain clean and organized bar area, and maintain all equipment and supplies to exceptional standards

* Actively maintain a safe work environment for yourself and team members

* Develop and maintain accepted beverage control procedures

* Ensure that all beverage product coming from the bar meets Fairmont Hotels & Resort standards

* Provide beverage service to the serving staff by preparing all beverage orders in a timely, efficient manner

* Provide excellent service to all guests, both at the bar and in the lounge

* Uphold the highest standard of internal and external customer service by demonstrating Fairmont Service Essentials at all times

* Bring new ideas to the table for improvements, staff education, and hosted events

* Hunger for knowledge and willingness to learn at all times

* Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

* Previous bartending experience required

* Craft cocktail bartending experience preferred

* Excellent knowledge of all beverage products: spirits, cocktails, wine, and beer

* Previous point of sale system experience required

* Excellent communication and organizational skills

* Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities

* Highly responsible, reliable, and punctual

* Ability to work quickly under pressure in a fast-paced environment

* Ability to work cohesively with fellow colleagues as part of a team

* Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

* Constant standing and walking throughout shift

* Frequent lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs

* Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting

* Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps

Visa Requirements: Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

APPLY TODAY: Whether you're launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit http://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS

At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That's why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

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