Essential Functions

Mixes and serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as ordered by customers. Verifies cash drawer. Totals prices, receives payments, and balances cash register at the end of shift. Cleans utensils, equipment and floors and restocks bar items. Helps set up for events with linen and special packages. Sells gift shop merchandise, receives payments, and balances cash register. Operates a camera and takes pictures of customers boarding the riverboats. Is cross trained in all aspect of the Food & Beverage Department. Works photos, concessions, and souvenir retail if needed.

Examples of Work

  • Takes orders from customers and serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Verifies cash drawer upon reporting to work. Operates a cash register to total price on drinks purchased by customers, receives payment from customers and makes change.
  • Mixes ingredients such as liquor, tonic, soda, water, triple sec, bitters and ice to prepare cocktails, liquors and other drinks following standard recipes.
  • Slices and peels fruit and places items in container for garnishing drinks.
  • Serves wine and bottled beer, draws draft beer from kegs, and operates frozen drink machine.
  • At end of shift removes money and records sales on summary log sheet. Replenishes beginning cash drawer money and meets with Purser to reconcile register tape with deposit.
  • Informs Purser of additional cash needs during cruise. Also, notifies Purser of cash register and cash register tape problems.
  • Removes bottles from liquor cabinet, arranges bottles for display, chills beer and wine in refrigerator, obtains ice, stocks cup and napkin supplies, and cash register tape.
  • Cleans and sanitizes counters and bar area, washes utensils and equipment, and polishes brass.
  • Performs related work and other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

Required Skills

  • Three months of bartender experience

Minimum Requirements

  • Three months of bartender experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
  • Must have excellent customer relation skills.
  • Requires the physical ability to move and life heavy items up to 50lbs to 75lbs.
  • Must work varied schedule.
  • Ability to tolerate hot and cold environments.
  • Able to transit stairs.
  • Able to stand – continuous up to 5 hours during a cruise.


  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Must wear safety equipment as mandated by the U.S Coast Guard.
  • Submit to and pass alcohol and drug test as mandated by the USCG including but not limited to pre-employment, random, and post-accident testing.

Pay & Benefits

  • Starting pay beginning at $15/hour

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