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Rochester Institute of Technology Bar Supervisor in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

Bar Supervisor



Job Responsibilities:

The Bar Supervisor leads and supervises all aspects of the bar area. Oversees creation of all bar recipes, hiring, scheduling and training of all student bar staff, stocking, preparation, and closing of the work area, as well as ordering, inventory and purchasing practices in line with departmental specifications. The Bar Supervisor will also be responsible to supervise and execute Catering events as needed.

Major Responsibilities

  • Supervise, direct, train, schedule, hire and work with full time and student employees. Give clear and concise directions.

  • Create and follow all drink recipes to ensure accuracy in costing and controls.

  • Opens and/or closes bar and ensures it is operationally ready in accordance with established procedures; maintains proper security of unit.

  • Provide excellent customer service to all guests of the establishment.

  • Place necessary orders for inventory and products. Receives, inventories, and stocks products.

  • Participates in planning related to budget, drink menu development, pricing and operational procedures and objectives. Assist manager in planning special functions.

  • Responsible for receiving payment for all orders placed at the bar

  • Research and maintain creative merchandise displays and signage for unit.

  • Provide support to other areas of the Catering department. Performs duties of subordinate food service employees as necessary in order to keep food service unit adequately staffed and running.

  • Monitors service equipment to ensure it is in proper working order; arranges for repair of equipment as necessary.

  • Ensure compliance for all individuals with all dining services expectations, and compliance related items such as ServSafe, and NYS, Monroe County and RIT alcohol laws and policies

  • Enforce all New York State and Monroe County Health codes as they relate to health, sanitation and safety.

  • May complete management responsibility when manager is absent from unit, including necessary service calls.

  • Assist with general office duties, including inventory, payroll, and record keeping.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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Finance & Administration

Required Application Documents:

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

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Additional Details:

In compliance with NYS's Pay Transparency Act, the salary range for this position is listed above. Rochester Institute of Technology considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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How To Apply:

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Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 3 years’ experience in a high volume restaurant, bar, country club, retail, catering, or institutional setting.

  • Servsafe certified or ability to obtain within six months of hire

  • Servesafe Alcohol certified or ability to obtain within six months of hire

  • Allertain certified or ability to obtain within six months of hire

  • 1-3 years in a supervisory position


  • Ability to lead, supervise and work collaboratively with the operational staff

  • Possess professional judgement and ability to independently make sound operational decisions

  • Skilled at addressing a variety of situations and negotiating successful outcomes with a diverse group of stakeholders

  • Ability to learn and adapt to new systems and applications as needed

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver exceptional customer service

  • Strong communication (verbal, written, interpersonal) skills and an ability to communicate effectively

  • Strong time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills

  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines and manage competing priorities

  • Must be adaptable to a frequently changing environment and ability to adhere to professional standards in stressful situations

  • Extensive knowledge of allergens, food sensitivities and dietetic restrictions

  • Understand and comply with all institute and department policies and procedures

  • Ability to work professionally, ethically and with integrity; uphold the vision, mission and core values of the University

  • Ability to report to work on time, adhere to break policy, wear proper uniform and hair restraint

  • Extensive knowledge of NYS Alcohol regulations

Department/College Description:

RIT Catering is the premier catering service on the RIT Campus providing services to over 2500 events a year ranging from drop off meals to full service dining. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our team and help RIT Catering continue to grow positively.

Please note: This is a full time position-40 hours per week/12 months per year. Schedule is made up 2 weeks in advance, however hours may vary according to daily business needs. Additionally, flexible scheduling/work hours may be required during break week, summer and intersession. In addition, large institute events may require additional hours (such as commencement (graduation) and Imagine.

About RIT Dining

RIT Dining supports all meal plans both on campus and at select off campus locations. We are looking for a high energy team member that enjoys working in a busy environment serving customers. The successful candidate will need to be able to work with a diverse student work force which may include of deaf / hard of hearing, and internationals students. Hours would change for breaks, intersession and summer semester. This position may support serving from 1500 to over 3000 customers (faculty, staff and students) in any one location on a daily basis.


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What do we believe at RIT?:

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package ( that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Work Location:

Henrietta Campus — 100%

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