Barback & Beverage Retail Associate

Moonlight Basin Big Sky, MT

There’s a side of Big Sky, Montana that speaks to those seeking something special. A vast 8,000 acre landscape where stunning natural beauty and an endless array of alpine adventures blend together to create a private club and mountain living experience like no other.

Whether it’s winter or summer, Moonlight Basin is something you won’t soon forget. The mountain scenery, the direct access to some of the finest skiing at Big Sky Resort, the hiking, the golf and so much more all add up to the perfect place to work and enjoy Montana.

Moonlight Basin is located right in the middle of the best things to see and do in Montana. You can visit Yellowstone National Park. Explore the national forest and wilderness lands. Come down to the town of Big Sky and shop, eat, and catch some music. Bozeman is a short drive and easily accessible by Skyline Bus.


Position Summary:                                                    

This is multi-faceted position that offers the opportunity to learn how to bartend as well as develop knowledge of beer, wine and spirits through retail sales and Moonlight Basin’s wine club.  As the Barback, the employee will work at the direction of the bartender, based on the needs of the bar during their shift on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.  Sundays and Mondays, this employee will be responsible for coordinating the operation of the retail beer, wine, and spirits program.  Responsibilities are to include but are not limited to the following:


Position Responsibilities:  


·         Wash and polish glassware.

·         Keep ice wells full.

·         Stock/ restock bar items

·         Change kegs.

·         Pull wine.

·         Clear glassware and ensure cleanliness of bar areas.

·         Communicate with bartenders.

·         Run food.

·         Assist on floor when bar is slow.

·         Assist bartender with bar closing procedures.

·         Squeeze juices.

·         Maintain a clean workspace.

·         Interact with guests.

·         Limited service responsibilities – pour beer and wine when bartenders are otherwise occupied.

·         Take out trash.

Beverage Retail Associate

·         Inventory control and management including transfers.

·         Receive all wine beer and liquor orders.

·         Organizing and fulfilling orders for wine club and other orders.  

·         Responsible for updating website on a weekly basis.

·         Create weekly communications to members to update them on the program and offerings.

·         Develop marketing communications i.e. mailers, flyers, special announcements

·         Develop and maintain excellent member relations.

·         Maintain storage and sales areas.



·         Food & Beverage experience preferred.

·         Wine knowledge preferred.

·         Basic knowledge of food & beverage presentation and handling.

·         High school or equivalent education required.

·         Be able to communicate clearly and understand the predominant language (s) of our guests.

·         Possess basic math skills, ability to handle money, and operate a point-of-sale system.

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

·         Punctuality and regular and reliable attendance.

·         Must be available to work Thursday- Monday.

·         Must comply with Moonlight Basin’s Dress and Grooming policies.

·         Must be available to work the full season as well as some pre-season hours for additional training and pre-season prep ahead of standard department training.


Physical Demands:

·         Ability to stand for long periods of time and move frequently from area to area.

·         Ability to bend, stoop, crouch, reach with hands and arms.

·         Ability to carry and balance dishware and glassware in the course of service.

·         Regularly life and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally life and/or move up to 40 pounds.



This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of this position and should not serve as an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all the possible duties, tasks and responsibilities for this specific job. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of this position might differ from those outlined above and other duties may be assigned as necessary. 

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