Position: Bartender/Shift Manager

This is a bookbar! We are a WIFI-FREE zone, no, not Free Wifi, but NO Wifi, limited laptop and phone use. We sell wine, beer, cocktails, slow pour-over coffee, tea, spirits, small plates, cheese plates, hot dogs, ice cream, liberal arts books, and gifts. Other than heating hot dogs, there is no cooking of food. Customers buy books, play games, type on old fashioned typewriters, play foosball and just communicate face to face. We also have a nonprofit partner, kibbitznest, that conducts liberal arts programming in our back space, and also sells used donated books.

Primary duties include: The shift manager is responsible for overseeing and ensuring that all operations of the bar and bookstore run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

The bartender is responsible for preparing alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, interacting with customers, taking orders and serving snacks and drinks, assessing bar customers’ needs and preferences and making recommendations


Must be available to work these Days & Hours: Wednesdays 6-midnight or close, at least 3 Saturdays per month 6-1am or close, at least 3 Sundays per month 11am-7pm or close.

Career Level: at least two years experience

Education: some college preferred

Equipment: beer kegs, draft beer pouring, bar tools, cash register (ipad)

Bartender Knowledge, Skills, & duties

  • Bartenders must be able to move and handle glasses, bottles etc. with care and in a manner that they will not break.

  • They need to be able to follow drink recipes and mix ingredients in the appropriate quantities.

  • They need to have a good memory to be able to memorize orders and ensure that the right order gets to the right customer.

  • Good interpersonal skills are a must as they deal with the customers directly.

  • Must be able to perform simple mathematical calculations

  • Must be a team player

  • Outgoing, friendly and customer focused.

  • Works with speed, strong attention to detail, consistency and organization.

  • The ability to deal with difficult or intoxicated customers in a professional manner. Check age identification.

  • Restock bar inventory

  • Maintain a clean work area and bar counter

  • Receiving payments

  • Be knowledgable about the beer, wine, spirits and food offered

  • Able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 50 pounds

  • Able to work in a standing position for long periods of time

  • Shift Manager Knowledge, Skills, & Duties

    Run the staff when the manager is not on duty. Shift leaders direct and supervise other team members through their daily routines and interact with customers to ensure they have a satisfactory experience.

    The shift manager performs a variety of tasks, such as bartending as needed, ensuring food orders are made and delivered, ensuring stock supplies, ensuring patrons are charged for their drinks/food, taking orders, handling cash, credit cards, and a cash register, greeting customers and answering questions.

  • They must also back-up all team members in bartending, preparing the food, running food and drinks, charging people for their food & drinks, cleaning tables and counters and all bar-back duties.

  • Customer Service: A friendly, relaxing demeanor, courteousness and quick service

  • Stamina: Long, busy days on your feet are the trademark of this job.

  • Teamwork: Shift leaders are part of a team. Being a team player is essential.

  • Leadership Skills: Shift leaders will have to keep employees motivated, resolve conflicts and make hard decisions.


Please email resume to store@kibbitznest.com or come in with a physical copy.