Bar Duty Manager - Grow, Hackney
Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. It is run as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business and works in partnership with local artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups. Most events are free, from live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, open mic and art and film festivals. Grow pays a minumum of London Living Wage, uses eco-electricty and sources ethical and locally wherever possible.
We are currently seeking an experienced Bar Duty Manager who is looking for a new challenge in 2019 and an opportunity to thrive within an innovative space. The Duty Bar Manager will help build on Grow’s reputation as an exciting, creative space with excellent customer service. You will also be part of positive and nurturing culture and work closely with Grow’s managers and co-founders.
Grow has a fantastic and eclectric programme of events and works in partnership with a diverse range artists, musicians on collaborative projects where everyone is welcome. The role of the Bar Duty Manager includes overseeing the running of the bar and the activities within it whilst your on shift, as well as contributing creative ideas to help Grow improve operations and the customer experience.
Days: 2-3 days per week (flexible)
Hours: 15-25 hours p/w
Pay: £12 p/h
Location: Hackney Wick, E9 5LN
Apply: Please send an email expressing your interest in this role and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing events and working in partnership with promoters, DJ collectives, musicians, performers and artists
Advising on management of stock and advising on products
An interest and experience in cocktails (desirable)
Open and closing of venue
Maintaining health and safety records and ensuring Grow is adhering to licensing regulation
Cash handling and reporting
Working with colleagues to ensure PA system and tech requirements are met
Working with Grow’s kitchen partner to ensure excellent service
Working in collaboration with Grow Managers and Co-Founders to bring ideas and new partners to Grow
Maintaining the bar and space to agreed standards
Working in line with the values of an ethical and sustainable businesses
Minimum of 6-month of bar management experience (essential - venue management is desirable)
Previous management experience - responsible for ensuring team is motivated and working to agreed standards
Ability to handle pressure and manage different events aimed at a variety of audiences
Good understanding of technical setup within a music/arts venue, including working with sound engineers (desirable)
Able to work at least a Friday and/or a Saturday night per week (weekends off can be agreed in advance)
Personal Licence holder
This opportunity will suit an experienced shift bar manager who wants to join a team who works hard and enjoys sharing their passions for art and music, great food and drink and creating conditions for positive social experiences, all whilst operating as an ethical and sustainable business.