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Bartender - Full Time & Part Time - Kirkwood

Vail Resorts

Kirkwood, CA, US

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's 50 most innovative companies as named by Fast Company, and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is located atop the Sierra Crest with a geographical advantage that accounts for the lightest and driest snow in the Lake Tahoe region. With an annual snowfall of over 600 inches, it is easy to see why Kirkwood has become synonymous with deep powder skiing and riding. With over 2,300 acres of legendary terrain and an intimate mountain village setting, Kirkwood Mountain Resort provides destination guests a perfect backdrop for an energizing getaway.

Have you ever wondered what it is like to ski or ride in fresh powder on your lunch break?  Do you like meeting new people from all over the world?  How about sunshine?  Would you like to live, work and play in a state that averages over 300 days of sunshine per year?

Well if you answered yes to any of these questions, then welcome to Kirkwood, the Sierra Nevada’s premier winter playground!  Jaw-dropping views, combined with enthusiastic and dependable employees, make Kirkwood one of the greatest places to work in the world.

Job Summary: The Bartender position is responsible for being a dynamic and friendly salesperson and keeping station clean and well stocked throughout the day. Must enjoy working with guests. The successful candidate will assist in serving tables and taking food orders at the bar; Monitor liquor costs and minimize waste; provide consistent, excellent one on one guest service to our guests.  This position involves controlling pour costs, controlling alcohol security, proper service to guests, as well as, product ordering and inventory. Guest service is the most valuable component of this position. Product knowledge and drink knowledge is paramount.

Additional responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Knowledge of commonly ordered alcoholic beverages; Knowledge of beer and wine; Maintain a clean and neat workplace and dining room area; Daily cleaning and side work duties.


  • Educational Requirements: HS Diploma or GED
  • Communication Requirements: Ability to speak, read and communicate clearly in English.
  • Excellent guest service skills: Professionalism and strong guest service skills, attention to detail and timeliness.
  • Flexible schedule required during peak times throughout the year.
  • Cash handling experience
  • Ability to work in a loud environment
  • Previous food and beverage experience
  • Previous bartending experience – Required
  • California Food Handlers Card - Required
  • TIPS certification – Required upon employment

Kirkwood is for those that embrace the big mountain lifestyle and are as passionate about skiing and riding as they are about creating amazing experiences for our guests. Magical, raw, expansive and remote…Kirkwood is the stuff of legend. We’re famous for legendary snowfall, challenging inbounds terrain, backcountry guided tours and premier avalanche education programs. Those that come here come for an adventure unique to Kirkwood! Join our close-knit team working at one of the most stunning alpine resorts in the country.

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 127674

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21 days ago

Vail Resorts

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