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Bartender Part-Time

Posted June 28, 2020

AC Hotel Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront
Portsmouth, NH

About This Job

Job Description

Join the team at Downtown Portsmouth's newest Rooftop Bar and Restaurant!

We are in search of enthusiastic and engaging bartenders to provide extraordinary guest experiences.  To be successful in this role you will need to create classic and innovative drinks exceeding guest needs and expectations.  


  • Prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and menu items where offered to hotel guests
  • Oversee the sock of liquor and bar supplies
  • Prepare guest checks and collect payment
  • Light food preparation and service as needed
  • Acknowledge and welcome each guest with a smile, eye contact, and a friendly greeting (use guest name whenever possible)
  • Check guest for proper identification
  • Promote and upsell drinks and special drink promotion
  • Create alcoholic beverages using proper portion controls and control service to ensure no over serving
  • Maintain accountability of all beverages, use proper judgement, refuse service to guests who are intoxicated or disruptive
  • Ensure cleanliness of glass, china and silver before use
  • Comply with all liquor laws, health regulations and Colwen and brand standards and policies
  • Set up bar prior to opening; ensure bar is clean pre and post shift according to operational standard
  • Ensure cleanliness and condition of bar, bar unit, food prep and storage equipment, tables and other tools
  • Perform side duties such as cleaning, garnish prep, misc. stocking and preparation
  • General knowledge of hotel, area and events to answer any guest question
  • Take payment and process all payment methods in a timely manner as set by Colwen policy
  • Secure all alcoholic beverages, cabinets and storage areas


  • One year of bartending experience
  • T.I.P.S. certification or State specific equivalent (within 30 days if certification is expired)
  • Meet minimum age requirement of jurisdiction
  • Ability to operate point-of-sale system
  • Extensive knowledge of drink preparation and/or service
  • Ability to remain calm when dealing with difficult guests
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and service focus
  • Willingness to work rotational work schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays

Additional Information

Colwen Hotels offers a comprehensive rewards and compensation package for eligible associates that includes:

  • Opportunities for advancement and career growth 
  • Warm and supportive work environment 
  • Competitive Wages 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance 
  • Company-funded Health Reimbursement Account 
  • Flex Spending Account 
  • Voluntary Life Insurance 
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • 401(k) retirement plan with Employer Match after one year of employment 
  • Paid Time off Programs 
  • Holiday Pay 
  • Jury Duty Leave and Bereavement Leave
  • Hotel Discounts

Colwen Hotels is an equal opportunity employer. EOE M/F/D/V


About this Employer

AC Hotel Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront

299 Vaughan Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 427-0152

154 Room Hotel

Managed By

About Colwen Hotels

Are you interested in joining one of the largest and fastest growing hotel companies in the Northeast United States? Do you want to join an organization that recognizes your contributions and hard work? Do you want to be part of a company where you have the ability to develop and grow your career? If so, then look no further than Colwen Hotels!

At Colwen Hotels, we are on the lookout to engage the best and brightest hospitality professionals in the industry to join our incredibly service-driven and focused team. Our award-winning properties are made up of passionate, dedicated and energetic individuals who provide exceptional service to both our guests and their fellow associates. We approach each and every day with a “can do” attitude and what we like to call “stick-to-itiveness” that provides a level of service that creates memorable experiences for our guests. Equally as important, Colwen Hotels is committed to sustainability, responsibility and stewardship in the communities where we work and grow.

Colwen Hotels is part of a fully integrated organization that designs, builds, owns and manages branded and independent hotels in markets across the Northeast. With more than twenty operating hotels and nearly twenty more in various stages of construction and development, it is a very exciting time to join our team!

For additional information about our company,  please visit our website at

Our Hotel

The AC Hotel Portsmouth merges a modern, urban vibe with its seaside heritage. Guests can enjoy a European-inspired breakfast at the AC Kitchen, complimentary WiFi, fitness center, and over 8,000 square feet of dynamic meeting space topped by a Rooftop bar. Within walking distance, guests can explore the bustling waterfront and Market Square, the historic downtown area filled with restaurants, galleries, shops, and entertainment. Visit historic landmarks such as the Strawbery Banke Museum, enjoy an outdoor concert at Prescott Park, catch a live show at The Music Hall or plan a shopping adventure just over the Piscataqua River at the Kittery Shopping Outlets. Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, paddle boarding or boating tours to the Isles of Shoals are located moments from the hotel. Unfold a historic, enriching stay at one of New England's most charming seaside cities, centrally located just 1 hour north of Boston and 1 hour south of Portland, ME.