The Hilton Jackson located in Jackson, Mississippi is seeking a disciplined, responsible and customer service driven Bartender to join their team! The Hilton Jackson is conveniently located in the business district with a variety of shops and restaurants within a quick half-mile walk. In addition to being surrounded by entertainment, the 276-room Hilton Jackson itself boasts close to 20,000 sq. ft. of event space and three restaurants/bars on-site, including the delicious and popular Drago’s Seafood which offers New Orleans inspired cuisine.
Job Overview: To serve beverages and/or food to the guests in a friendly, courteous and timely manner, resulting in guest satisfaction. Also, to prepare beverages for other servers to supply to guests, and act as cashier for the lounge.
Maintains proper and adequate set-up of the bar daily. This includes 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 daily to ensure product quality.
Greets 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 a register at the point of sale and creates a check for each guest including those served by other beverage servers, to maintain accountability of all beverages served.
Receives cash from guests, makes change needed, verifies validity of charges, records charges, and ensures vouchers are properly executed, in order to balance all moneys.
Locks up and stores all beverage, food and other equipment items; deposit cash drops and secure bank.
Performs general cleaning tasks using standard hotel cleaning products as assigned by the supervisor to adhere to health standards.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested e.g., special guest requests.
Must adhere to all State, Federal and Corporate liquor regulations pertaining to serving alcoholic beverages to minors and intoxicated guests to ensure all laws are being followed.
Other duties as assigned such as assisting security with disorderly guests.
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Must have basic knowledge of food and beverage preparation and service of various alcoholic beverages.
Basic mathematical skills necessary to operate a cash register, make change, total guest checks, count total bank, prepare cash drops, total all other charges, and understand portion sizes.
Basic English language writing skills necessary for completion of requisitions, balance sheets and vouchers.
Sufficient manual dexterity in hands in order to use a knife to make garnish, pick up glassware and bottles, scoop ice, mix drinks, and reach overhead to retrieve stock.
Ability to read, speak and understand the English language in order to communicate with guests and take orders.
Ability to operate a keyboard and point of sale procedures to pre-check, order and close out a check.
Ability to stand and work in confined spaces for long periods of time.
Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position.
Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, associates may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. This includes nights, weekends and/or holidays.
All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance (specific standards available).
Employee is always required to take on the responsibility and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as determined by position and duties.
Complies with health and safety rules, regulations and procedures to maintain a safe environment.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or any other combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Ability to obtain any government required licenses or certifications including alcohol/foodservice certification. CPR Certification and/or First Aid Training preferred.
Bartending experience required.
Additional language ability preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
The Hilton Jackson hotel offers classic elegance and exemplary customer service in the heart of Mississippi. Conveniently located at Interstate 55 and County Line Road, the hotel is just 13 miles from the Jackson-Evers International Airport. Corporate guests will appreciate the hotels proximity to many businesses and corporations, as well as the 24-hour business center.