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Hyatt Lead Bartender in KANSAS CITY, Missouri


Serenely located within the historic Kansas City Club building, this premier Kansas City destination seamlessly combines the old-world charm of a historic social club with modern luxury and elegance. Drawing on over 100 years of history as the premier social meeting place, The Hotel Kansas City provides a truly unique setting for memorable events, as well as inventive dining and nightlife.

In addition to the hotel's 144 guest rooms are the Town Company, a three-meal restaurant; El Gold, a live music cellar cocktail bar; and a lobby lounge and bar that will bring locals and guests together for impromptu mingling. For the event minded guests, there will be 20,000 feet of meeting space that includes impressive historic ballrooms and a 3,000 square foot rooftop event patio.

El Goldis downtown Kansas City’s first cellar saloon with live music and craft cocktails. Taking inspiration from the American Saloon and bringing it into modern times, the room will pulsate with a variety of music offerings, table and floor games, local beers, carefully considered cocktails, and a hefty spirits selection. With seating up to 100 guests and a private nook for small groups, El Gold plans to be a regular stop for Kansas City locals and visitors exploring downtown.

The culinary program at El Gold is helmed by Executive Chef Johnny Leach, who arrives to Kansas City via Portland, Oregon. El Gold’s bites will be rustic, yet meticulously crafted, versions of familiar offerings you have seen in plenty of bars, but not like this and not with these ingredients.

Job Overview

El Gold’sLead Bartender is a leadership position within El Gold and will be responsible in supervising the day-to-day operations of the bar as well as assisting with the creative vision behind the beverage program.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Bartending at El Gold while working closely with the GM/Beverage Director to uphold standards of service, culture, cleanliness, and overall efficiency of operations.

  • Beverage program development, implementation and evolution.

  • Build relationships with suppliers, vendors, makers, guests and the community.

  • Create sustainable programs that maximize our abilities to be effective humans.

  • Devise high-level training initiatives for all staff.

  • Lead and coach team towards achieving exceptional guest services and colleague satisfaction results.

  • Responsible for maintaining a high energy, positive, professional appearance.

  • Ability to take the initiative. To see concerns before they happen and work to solve them in advance.

  • Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures to relate to the restaurant, as well as local, state and federal laws and regulations; maintain cleanliness and proper sanitation of all work and service areas.

  • Attend mandatory meetings.

  • Utilize traditional software programs such as Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and/or Outlook.

  • Keep work area clean and organized.

  • Demonstrate positive leadership characteristics which inspire colleagues to meet and exceed standards.

  • Other tasks/duties as assigned by GM/Beverage Director.



  • High school diploma or GED equivalency.

  • 4 year college degree preferred.

  • Must obtain Kansas City Liquor License.


  • At least 3 years food and beverage experience, specifically with proven success curating and building successful bar programs and bar teams.

  • Food Service Sanitation certification.

  • CPR Certified required.

  • Considerable skill in math equations using percentages.

  • Ability to access and accurately input information using a moderately complex computer system.


  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, with guests and colleagues, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact, and diplomacy to defuse anger and to collect accurate information and to resolve problems.

  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with stressful situations during busy periods.

Work Environment

  • Ability to walk, stand, and/or bend continuously to perform essential job functions.

  • Ability to move up to 600lbs. with wheelchair assistance.

  • Ability to lift up to 75lbs. and to lift lighter objects overhead.

Primary Location: US-MO-Kansas City

Organization: Hotel Kansas City

Pay Basis: Hourly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Bars/Restaurants/Outlets

Req ID: KAN001401

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