Bartender - Seasonal - $7.25/hr

Ellis Entertainment, LLC | Henderson, KY, 42420
Posted from 6/10/2022 to 7/10/2022
Pay: 7.25
Compensation Type: Salary
Position Type: Seasonal
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Position Summary/General Description: 

A bartender will greet customers, take beverage orders, mix and serve alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages in a courteous and timely manner, check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol, keep the bar area clean and stocked with supplies, use a point of sales (POS) system to complete accurate money transactions while being familiar with menu items, prices, garnishes, glassware and recipes.


  • Adhere to Ellis Entertainment, LLC (Ellis) Core Values and Policies & Procedures.
  • Act as a role model within and outside the gaming and racing facility.
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude toward customers and co-workers.
  • Consistently report to work on time prepared to perform duties of position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain bank and complete money transactions using a point of sale system without variance (e.g., maintain cash drawer; accept cash/bankcards for payment; count money; return correct change ensure proper identification for certain transactions; issue receipts, document discrepancies, and sign, count, and balance before and after each shift).
  • Maintain appearance and cleanliness of bar/work area such as but not limited to: arrange bottles and glasses to make attractive displays, sweep, wipe counter/table tops, beer towers, sink areas, reach-in coolers/cupboards, remove trash, mop, wash glasses, utensils and bar equipment.
  • In friendly manner perform duties such as but not limited to: greet customers, take beverage orders from serving staff and/or patrons, check identification to verify age requirements of everyone who appears to be thirty-five (35) years of age or younger for purchase of alcohol, mix ingredients (e.g., liquor, soda, water, juice, sugar, bitters) to prepare alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages following recipes, slice/pit fruit for garnishing, and serve beverages including wine and bottled/draft beer.
  • Assist bar back in maintaining an adequate supply of products/materials by restocking alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, replace kegs, cut/slice and replenish garnishes, refill ice wells, paper products, glassware, condiments, etc.
  • Knowledgeable with all menu items, garnishes, glassware, beverage prices, beverage recipes and proper measurement (use of a jigger required to ensure pours are within one ounce (1oz.) range).
  • Knowledgeable of tribal, federal, state, and local sanitary regulations regarding the temperature requirements, preparation, maintenance, and storage of food and drink products.
  • Knowledgeable of all company, department policies, and state liquor laws regarding consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Assist with inventory and inventory control.
  • Claim tips received according to laws governing wage reporting.
  • Promote brands/products to increase sales.
  • Assist in training new bartenders.
  • Act with urgency at all times to minimize wait times; maintain a quick and purposeful pace. 
  • Build relationships and loyalty with guests through sincere and meaningful interactions (e.g., learn guests’ names and preferences; connect with them individually and professionally; smile; make eye contact and verbally greet guests from arrival to the property through departure; and provide fast and friendly service to guests).
  • Be a team player (e.g., work toward team goals and foster a collaborative and positive work environment; put the team first; assist coworkers; treat all coworkers with kindness, courtesy and respect; never engage in negativity; maintain openness to coaching, learning and improving; receptive to change and willingness to embrace challenges with team-spirit).
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of services, amenities, surroundings, providing accurate directions, and information for guest inquiries about promotions and special events.
  • At all times maintain a courteous, positive and professional working relationship with all Ellis Park personnel and the general public (e.g., coworkers, clients and vendors).
  • Work under pressure; maintain regular and punctual attendance including working odd and unusual hours, weekends and holidays.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as necessary or assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must have relevant work experience to include strong knowledge, ability, and skill in mixing a variety of alcoholic beverages.
  • Basic math and cash handling skills.

Licensing & Certification:

  • Obtain, within thirty days from day of employment, alcohol service certification, and maintain certification throughout employment.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid license through the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC).

Computer Equipment, Software, Machinery:

  • Must be familiar with proper glassware used for beverages.
  • Operate Point-of-Sale system (Reinvention)
  • Operate/maintain dispensers (e.g., fountain, juice, creamer, coffee and tea brewers).

Essential Physical Requirements:

  • The job requires the ability to bend over, hear, reach overhead, stand, talk, turn/twist, walk, and repetitively use hands 51-100% of the time.
  • The job requires the ability to balance/climb, crouch/stoop, and kneel 25-50% of the time.
  • The job requires the ability to push/pull, carry, lift, and slide/transfer 1-50 lbs. 25-50% of the time.

Essential Mental Demands:

  • The job requires the ability to organize, make decisions, read and write 51-100% of the time.
  • The job requires the ability to problem solve and plan 25-50% of the time.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Work Environment (inside/outside):

  • The job is performed indoors with frequent exposure to loud noises, fumes, smoke and occasional exposure to outdoors and hot/cold temperatures.

Other Requirements:

  • Must provide and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Must obtain proper footwear for safety and health.

Ellis Entertainment, LLC

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3300 US-41, Henderson, KY, 42420
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