The Edgewater
  • Madison, WI, USA
  • $16-$25/hr with Tips!
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Full-Time Staff are Full-Benefit Eligible, including Medical, Dental & Vision - and Paid Time Off! Great onsite and local perks for ALL staff, including free shift meals.


The Event Bartender's purpose is to prepare and serve beverages to guests in a friendly, courteous and timely manner, resulting in complete satisfaction of Edgewater guests attending the event. The Event Bartender will also ensure that he/she will adhere to the "pursuit of excellence" standards that the word "The Edgewater" is synonymous for!


Position Duties

Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following

  • Arrive at scheduled start time in appropriate uniform and ready to work.
  • Report to Event Captain before starting and ending shifts.
  • Read and understand all particulars of Banquet Event Orders, including start time and beverage requirements.
  • Maintains proper and adequate set-up of the bar for each scheduled event/function, including requisitioning and stocking of all beer, wine, spirits, paper products, straws and stirrers, condiments and produce based on projections from the daily functions sheet.
  • Responsible for maintaining stock, cutting and storing of all fresh fruit and vegetable garnishes, juices and other perishables for each event/function to ensure product quality.
  • Polish all glassware and responsible for sanitation in and around the bar area.
  • Greet guests in a courteous and friendly manner, promotes and documents orders for drinks. Mixes, garnishes and presents drinks using standard ingredient recipes and practicing prudent portion control.
  • Inputs orders into the point of sale and creates a check for each guest and personnel guests, including those served by other beverage servers, to maintain accountability of all beverages served.
  • Expediently communicate any challenges, guest complaints or requests to the Event Captain.
  • Check identification of guests ensuring alcohol is being served only to those guests of legal drinking age.
  • After function, remove inventory and all beverage equipment to proper storage.
  • Retrieve and store bar glassware to proper storage.
  • Perform other related duties that may be assigned by Event Captain/supervisor/manager.
  • Must adhere to all State, Federal and Corporate liquor regulations pertaining to serving alcoholic beverages to minors and intoxicated guests to insure all laws are being followed.
  • Perform other related duties that may be assigned by Event Captain/supervisor/manager.

Minimum Qualifications

  • No Prior bartending experience necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with guests, co-workers and management.
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to resolve customer issues or complaints.
  • Must be 21 years old
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and public holidays.
  • Must be able to perform multiple tasks and prioritize efficiently.
  • Have ability to obtain any government required license or certificate.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull a minimum of 50lbs.
  • Ability to use moderately complex computer software.
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