Reports to: General Manager

Position Overview: The Bar Manager must be a self-motivated manager who can work in a fast paced, exciting entertainment environment and communicate effectively with patrons, staff, donors and vendors while positively representing the face of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. This is a seasonal, full-time position starting in late August 2019. Candidate will be required to work outside normal business hours, including evenings and weekends. While the Playhouse does not have performances during the summer, the Bar Manager will need to be available as needed for special summer events.

Position Responsibilities:

• Serve as Playhouse’s main bartender during performances and events;
• Inventory control: ordering and stocking all products and supplies on a weekly and monthly schedule;
• Invoice processing and vendor payment;
• Daily cash deposits and security for all bar sales;
• Provide budget projections of expenses / revenue / labor on a monthly basis and to budget annually for the coming seasons;
• Update pricing and services (aligning Playhouse bar service pricing to competitors in the industry/area);
• Manage/train/schedule part–time bar staff;
• Time card processing for bar staff on a weekly basis;
• Clean, maintain and occasionally update bar area and equipment in accordance to health department and industry standards;
• Coordinate with Playhouse’s Marketing and Development teams regarding bar services for special events on Playhouse properties; and
• Other duties as assigned.


• 3-5 years of experience in hospitality, bar/restaurant or event management.
• Experience in fast paced, high volume bar service is strongly recommended
• Experience with event planning, food service and catering for large groups is recommended with non-profit event experience a plus.
• Knowledge of and/or certification in legal liability/underage and/or overserved, etc.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel; proficient with POS systems; and familiarity with inventory software.
• Knowledgeable in inventory control and budget planning.
• A passion for theatre and/or the arts is desirable.

Additional Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have an independent mind and creative ways of approaching a non-traditional hospitality position. Strong organization and communication skills are required. The ability to react quickly and calmly in high-pressure situations is a must, along with strength and toughness to navigate the difficult needs of staff and patron management. Additionally, the successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and demonstrate strong initiative in a fast-paced work setting. Finally, they will be called on to help develop innovative strategies and solutions as Playhouse transitions into a new mainstage complex which will require the managing of two lobby bars for most performances.

Physical Demands:

• The employee is required to stand and walk through their work time, and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
• The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply:

Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Sharon Weber
Human Resources Manager
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202
No phone calls, please.

Deadline for applications: July 29, 2019

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