Indianapolis, IN
Work Type: Part Time

We are currently hiring barbacks for the HI-FI and the HI-FI Annex. We're seeking reliable, experienced (though experience is not required) barbacks. We offer a competitive hourly wage and are scheduling interviews now! Please complete the requested information below which outlines your experience and availability.  

*Must have a valid Indiana Bartenders/Liquor License

*Must be at least 21 years of age 

Job Description

Position: Barbacks
Schedule: Nights & Weekends, Some Friday and Saturday Day Shifts
Type: Part Time | Event-based

Compensation: $11.00 per hour + tips

We are looking for an observant, efficient barback who can work with other staff members to ensure that our customers receive prompt, seamless service. The barback will assist in cleaning the bar, preparing garnishes, ensuring the bar is well stocked with napkins, straws, glassware, garnishes, and all other necessities, and taking on other duties to support the bartender and ensure that the bar operates smoothly. You should be knowledgeable about menu items, attentive, and focused on providing the best possible service in a fast-paced environment.

To be a successful barback, you should be passionate about working as part of a team to deliver excellent drinks and service to customers. You should be efficient, reliable, and perceptive with excellent communication and time management skills. This position reports directly to the Bar Shift Manager and the General Manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assisting with opening and closing duties, such as restocking the bar with garnishes, straws, and napkins, ensuring that Bartenders have clean towels, glassware, etc.
  • Ensuring that the bar is well-stocked with ice, liquor, wine, and beer.
  • Checking taps and appliances to confirm that they are working properly, making minor repairs, or changing out kegs, if needed.
  • Keeping the bar clean by wiping down surfaces, sweeping and mopping, removing soiled glassware, scrubbing coolers and storage areas, and emptying trash receptacles.
  • Learning about menu items and memorizing cocktail recipes.
  • Bussing tables, opening tabs, and processing payments especially during peak hours.
  • Speaking to customers, answering questions, handling complaints.
  • Maintain records and report levels of usage to assist in the reordering process and ensure that delivered items are stored properly.

Skills Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a valid Indiana Bartenders/Liquor License.
  • More experience, education, training, or certifications may be preferred.
  • Minimum age to serve alcohol.
  • Courteous, friendly personality and professional appearance.
  • Knowledge of menu items, including beers, wines, cocktails, and liquors.
  • Basic math and computer skills.
  • Strong problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills, ability to handle tense situations with coworkers and customers calmly and rationally.
  • Observant and thorough.
  • Responsible, punctual.
  • Ability to meet physical and scheduling demands of the position, including, walking, standing, or lifting heavy items for extended periods and working nights, weekends, and holidays.

Work Environment

  • Varies by location, special events

  • Indoor and outdoor events, Outdoor events can often be more labor intensive

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Personal protective equipment required and provided by employer

  • Temperature screenings

  • Adhere to social distancing guidelines and enhanced cleaning procedures

    Health Check Guidelines
    • Fans are required to show EITHER:
      • Proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination OR
      • Negative COVID-19 Test (PCR Test within 72 hours or rapid Antigen Test within 6 hours)
      • Use the Bindle mobile app to provide quick easy entrance to events.  
      • If you are feeling sick, stay at home

    • Children Under 12: Unvaccinated fans under 12 years of age will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test that meets the requirements outlined above, prior to entering the venue.

    • Face Coverings Strongly Recommended: Guests are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering when attending shows, regardless of vaccination status.

    • Staff and Crew Safety: All staff and crew members will be required to be fully vaccinated by September 30 in order to work at a show or in our offices. Prior to September 30, any staff member that has not completed a full vaccination will be required to provide a negative test that meets our Health Check guidelines.

    Why Are We Implementing These Requirements?
    Our industry and artists demand a safe environment to perform. As such, it is our duty to ensure doing our best to ensure the safest possible experience for the artist and our customers. This is the only way that shows are going to continue to happen. We realize this may cause inconveniences for individuals, particularly families with kids under the age of 12 or customers who may not be vaccinated due to medical reasons or religious beliefs. We are hopeful that these changes are temporary and will provide updates when we are able to modify these requirements

Notice: Company may conduct a background check on any applicant prior to offering an employment opportunity.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your application through this employment portal.

HI-FI is an Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ethnic or national origin, or any other status protected by State and Federal Law.

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