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Position Description

Location United States
Job Code 412
# of Openings 2
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Principal Purpose of Job:

The bartender is responsible for delivering consistent drink orders for patrons at the bar or through server orders placed in the restaurant.  The bartender is the stepping stone…..the first area of service for the guests before arriving at their tables.  It is essential to provide the guests with a positive experience before they step out of the bar.  As a Devil’s Thumb Ranch bartender, you will be assuming the role of tour guide, communicator, decision-maker, entertainer, curator and rancher (at heart).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing all mixed drinks and specialty drinks to spec recipes, serving bottles or draught beer, and properly pour wine and other beverages
  • Demonstrating responsible alcohol service
  • Serving food
  • Handling cash & other forms of payment
  • Making proficient sales transactions - using a point-of-sale system
  • Properly checking I.D.s – for guests who appear to be under 30 years old
  • Maintaining proper cash drawer balances
  • Directing guests to areas/restrooms
  • Demonstrating impeccable product knowledge
  • Suggestive selling - using proven techniques 
  • Maintaining a clean and organized bar area
  • Maintaining proper product pars – through bar pulls & inventories
  • Stocking liquor, beer, wine and glassware throughout the shift
  • Properly labeling, dating, covering and refrigerating prepped items for the bar
  • Maintaining proper dishwasher procedures – properly checking chemical mix, sanitizing equipment, utensils, and glassware
  • Performing opening, closing & side duties – setting up/breaking down the bar, cleaning glass/counter tops, sweeping the floor, etc.
  • Answering questions - accurately and politely
  • Entertaining guests to create memorable experiences

Other Duties:

  • Performing duties which require bending & reaching
  • Lifting & transporting up to 50-pound containers from dry storage & beer coolers
  • Standing, for up to 8+ hours
  • Maintaining a well-groomed appearance (“having a plan”)
  • Following all uniform guidelines
  • Practicing all safety & sanitation standards
  • Recycling products, where possible
  • Remaining calm in a hectic, fast-paced atmosphere
  • Demonstrating a high level of organization, attention-to-detail and a sense-of-urgency
  • Supporting and contributing to the mission and overall success of Devil’s Thumb Ranch
  • Displaying a positive and outwardly friendly attitude toward guests and co-workers
  • Maintaining DTR’s core values and mission statement

Personal Attributes:

Hard working, courteous, able to work under minimal supervision

Physical Demands:

Lifting Boxes, general cleaning, set up/stock liquior, walking and standing a lot


  • 2-3 years of bartending experience
  • high school diploma or GED
  • able to handle casth bank up to $200
  • Must be 21 years of age

Special Skills/Equipment:

Uniform, wine key, pens, paper, lighter, and nametag at all times

Wage Range:

Bartender $7.33/hr + tips


The position you are being hired for is an all inclusive “Food & Beverage Staff” position.  Although you are signing this bartender job description, once validated, you may also be cross-trained in the host, back server and server positions.  These positions may become rotated responsibilities and used as volume and/or staffing needs dictate.  Please see the host, back server and server job descriptions for more details and information.

The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences of relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. 

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