Venue [Bar] Manager

Job Title: Venue [Bar] Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Salary: Competitive base + tips
Start Date: Immediate
Reference: 2626796
Contact Name: Isaac
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 03, 2018 17:15

Job Description

Venue Manager

Location: Castle Hill, NSW

BENCHMARQUE Premium Partner
Our client is a prominent Bar Group with several amazing venues across Sydney Metro & Central Coast.
“They’re growing, they’re cool and they have a great team & culture”

In fact, they have one of the strongest EVP’s across our portfolio of clients. Reporting in to dynamic leadership, they have a very clear vision. As an employee and as a valued patron, you can expect “an experience without the BS”
They love cocktails, and so should you. They look for a passion for hospitality and a willingness to learn. You don’t need to be a mixologist but you’ll certainly want to expand your knowledge. They have relaxing, edgy & friendly venue concepts that make patrons more like part of the family than simply a customer.
Best of all, they don’t overwork their staff. This exciting, rewarding and challenging position reports to their Group Operations Manager, and will require full venue management whilst on shift.
The role:
  • Work in a busy and fast paced environment where great service is very much the focus, you’ll be hands on and be responsible for positive customer experiences
  • Manage a small and skilled team, including lead by example & drive performance, engagement and motivation
  • Train staff in SOPs and upskill
  • Ensure optimal venue performance – budgets, revenue, service, brand
  • Drive positive workplace culture and venue success
  • Deal efficiently with any issues as soon as they arise
  • Manage social media contributions
  • Deal with suppliers, external partners (police, licensing authorities etc)
  • Oversee daily setup, complete shift checklists & close down (incl. cash up & re-float tills and safe)
  • Facilitate weekly internal venue management meetings
Required skills & attributes: 

  • A solid team player that can work with (& develop) talented hospitality professionals
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Someone who takes full accountability and 'ownership' of their role
  • Previous experience within a similar busy bar venue, must have 2-4 years’ experience
  • A positive and respectful manner, as well as approachable to all staff & guests
  • Familiarity with booking systems, ideally RESDIARY or Book It
About us:
At BENCHMARQUE, our motivation is to inspire and enable others to consider hospitality or events as a career. Our team represents a collective of passionate and knowledgeable industry professionals, who are committed to aligning the right people with the right business. Over the last 10 years we have partnered with small independent operators to emerging hospitality groups and publicly listed companies to expand our workforce of professionals working across award-winning restaurants, 5 star hotels and leading event venues.