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Bar Manager / Bar Supervisor / Beverage Manager Job Description and Duties:

Cruise ship bar manager

- Reports to the ship's Food and Beverage Manager and directly supervises supports and evaluates the performance of the subordinate beverage operation positions - Assistant Bar Manager, Head Bartender, Bartender, Head Sommelier

- Responsible for on-the-job day-to-day training of ship's Bar Staff covering all aspects of beverage service and makes sure that all beverage team members perform up to the standards of service set by the cruise line

- Informs the Food and Beverage Manager of position changes (promotions), payroll changes, bar staff requests, crew emergency leaves and terminations of employment

- Responsible for smooth operation of all beverage outlets aboard the cruise ship - bars, lounges, dining room, crew bar and bar storage areas as well as for inspections of these areas making sure that compliance with occupational health and safety standards, cruise line policies and local liquor regulations are met

- Responsible for promoting and maximizing beverage sales in the bars and other beverage outlets throughout the cruise ship

- Ensures that all beverages are properly prepared utilizing correct mixing and served in the correct glassware with the proper garnishes

- Ensures that all beverage stocks are used, stored and accounted for, estimates and orders bar supplies, liquors, wines, beers and other beverages to meet the daily business demands

- Prepares and submits to the Food and Beverage Director/ Manager all bar sales and cost reports including bar par levels, mineral water and coffee sales reports, bar waiter’s target and sales reports, wine inventory reports, bar staff evaluation reports

Bar Manager Job Requirements:


  • Formal hospitality training - a diploma from a recognised hotel school or university or international equivalent is preferred

  • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum two-tree years of beverage related managerial experience

  • Formal hospitality training is preferred

  • Excellent communication skills and good command of the English language, knowledge of additional languages is a plus

  • Strong managerial skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment

Bar Supervisor Salary Range:

$3800-5400 U.S. per month depending on the cruise line, size of ship, commission and gratuities (tips) from passengers. Strong possibilities for promotion to Assistant Food and Beverage Manager position.


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