Bartender

Job Description

The Bartender prepares and serves alcoholic beverages for bar patrons and guests, makes recommendations and answers questions regarding beverages and other menu items, and provides professional customer service to guests and vendors. In addition, the Bartender accepts guest payment and carries out special service requests. Incumbent must be familiar with a variety of wines, spirits, beers, and daily menu items, as well as be proficient in the art of making specialty cocktails with a thorough understanding of the ingredients and processes involved. Incumbent must listen to the requests made by guests, offering solutions or recommendations tailored to their needs. The Bartender must also communicate and work with all support staff to ensure bar is properly stocked and prepared for operations and inventory is maintained at established par levels.

Incumbent must be TIPS certified with Bartending training/certification, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.

Please note, UCLA is a non-tipping environment.

Job Qualifications

Professional bartender training and/or certificate.
Required

Minimum of two years of customer-service experience.
Required

One year of experience in a hotel environment.
Preferred

Expert knowledge of wines, spirits, beer and garnishes.
Required

Demonstrated skill in using blenders, mixers, muddlers, corkscrews, bottle openers, and other basic bartender hand tools.
Required

Working knowledge of the rules and procedures of sanitation and safety as they apply to production, storage and service within a bar and lounge setting.
Required

Demonstrated ability to use basic math skills to perform job duties.
Required

Demonstrated experience in cash handling and working with a point of sale system (POS).
Required

Ability to read, understand, and speak English sufficiently to converse on a one-on-one basis using appropriate vocabulary and grammar to carry out job duties.
Required

Skill in interacting effectively with guests, team members and management in a high-volume, public setting.
Required

Ability to interact courteously and professionally with diverse groups of guests and colleagues.
Required

Ability to interact in a team based environment.
Required

Ability to perform well under conditions of a fluctuating work load.
Required

Ability to stand, climb, stoop, push and crouch for extended periods of time as required to complete job duties.
Required

Ability to stand continuously throughout an eight hour shift on uncarpeted surfaces.
Required

Ability to occasionally lift items weighing up to fifty pounds such as boxes of supplies, glassware, etc.
Required

Expert knowledge of correct serving practices and industry standards.
Required

Must be 21 years of age or older.
Required

Must be TIPS certified.
Required

Available to work varying schedules; including evenings, weekends, holidays and over time in order to reflect the business needs of the department.
Required