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Bartender for The Lounges at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Hourly Wage Plus Gratuity / Non-Exempt / Part Time We are searching for a Bartender to join us for Unwind... a Westin Evening Ritual. The Bartender will play an important role in creating a unique experience for the guest as the sun goes down. The specialty Muddle Bar at The Lounges offers a passionate and lively experience for our guests. We are searching for a service professional with extensive knowledge of wine, spirits, and beer combined with a passion for working with discerning clientele. Exceptional communication skills and a commitment to delivering quality guest service are essential components to this individual's success. The selected candidate must have prior bartending experience. Previous serving experience in a high volume, high beverage restaurant preferred, but not required. One year high volume bar experience required. Flexibility of schedule including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays are a must. If you love working with the public, and enjoy the excitement of working behind the bar, then give us the opportunity to get to know you better! Apply now while you're thinking about it - please follow the on-line application instructions for this opportunity at www.starwood.jobs. If you are currently a Starwood Hotels & Resorts Associate, and you want your journey to continue, then please visit your Human Resources Department to obtain the necessary transfer paperwork. Once completed, please apply through StarwoodOne.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AVERAGE % OF TIME 80% Prepare drinks for the customers and servers, ensure that the proper materials and supplies are on hand, and talk to guests. Ensure that minors and intoxicated persons are not served alcoholic beverages. Act as the cashier for the servers when necessary. 10% Maintain the cleanliness of the bar area through disposing of all waste, clearing and cleaning all glassware, and wiping down bar and preparation areas. 10% Provide opening and closing inventory of spirits. Other: Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required. Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with Starwood rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the hotel's facilities. Employees who violate hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the particular requirements of the hotel. • Assist servers, other bartenders, and barporters when necessary. • Participate in the deep cleaning of the outlet. SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 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, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities. • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace. • Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process. • Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written. • Must possess basic computational ability. • Must possess basic computer skills. • Must have knowledge of and be able to operate all equipment related to the outlet, including, but not limited to, coffee maker and cash terminal. • Must have a strong knowledge of drink preparation and applicable health standards. • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations and Starwood policy regarding serving alcohol to minors and intoxicated patrons. Physical Demands • Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems; however, must be able to work in extreme temperatures like freezers (-10°F) and kitchens (+110°F), possibly for one hour or more. • Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to 4 hours in length. • Must be able to exert well-paced ability to maneuver between functions occurring simultaneously. • May be required to lift trays of food or food items weighing up to 30 lbs. • Must have the ability to bend, squat and lift 40 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis and occasionally lift up to 75 lbs. • Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 250 lbs. occasionally. • Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space. • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch to fulfill cleaning tasks. • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity. • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees. • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception. • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment, including, but not limited to, cutlery used in the cutting of fruit. QUALIFICATION STANDARDS Education High school or equivalent education required. Experience One year high volume bar experience required. Customer service experience preferred. Licenses or Certificates Must be minimum age to serve alcohol. Food Handler’s Card required upon employment. Must be able to obtain and/or maintain any government required licenses, certificates or permits. Grooming All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per Starwood standards. This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa located in Scottsdale, is a AAA Four Diamond resort oasis providing contemporary amenities and design while helping its guests to experience the “Essence of Arizona”. Known as a distinctive business and leisure destination, the Resort is an integral part of the exclusive, 730-acre master-planned community of Kierland which features hundreds of upscale residences, shops, galleries and restaurants and is located just 10 miles from historic downtown Scottsdale and 20 miles from downtown Phoenix. We have 732 guest rooms and suites, and 302 villas all featuring the renowned Westin Heavenly Bed® and signature Heavenly Bath® amenities. Our full-service Agave, The Arizona Spa offers numerous services that will rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit and features our Westin WORKOUT 24-hour fitness studio with New Balance Gear Lending, daily fitness classes and lighted outdoor tennis courts. The Kierland Golf experience is the area’s most innovative golf program, featuring 27 holes designed by Scott Miller. Our guests can relax in one of our three enticing pools, including a 900-foot Lazy River, 110-foot waterslide, and the Kierland FlowRider board sport simulator. Our award-winning Westin Family program focuses on all things fun for guests of every age - from scavenger hunts to pool relays, yoga to mixology classes. Our highly talented Chefs tantalize the senses with ten dining options including deseo, our signature AAA Four Diamond restaurant featuring Nuevo Latino cuisine and a Muddle Bar. The Resort’s 25,000 square feet Kierland Grand Ballroom, 15,000 square feet Herberger Ballroom and 12,000 square feet Trailblazer Ballroom are as visually impressive as functionally effective, offering the ultimate stage for high-tech presentations, general sessions, themed events or posh galas. In keeping with the Resort’s “Essence of Arizona” theme, paying tribute to the state’s Scottish immigrants, guests are encouraged each evening to unwind around the fire pit at the Resort’s Dreamweaver’s Canyon to enjoy the haunting sounds of “Scottish Pipes at Sunset.” Everything you might imagine is here at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa!
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