Penn National Gaming Starting Gate Bartender-Part Time- in Hobbs, New Mexico

Your daily responsibilities include

  • Greets guests in a timely manner and obtains beverage and/or food orders. Initiates conversation with guests.

  • Mix ingredients such as liquor, soda, water, and fruit juice to prepare beverages.

  • Serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Ensure legal drinking age when unsure for alcoholic beverages.

  • Know drink prices and proper measurement.

  • Know information regarding all Food & Beverage Outlets to have ability to inform guests when they ask.

  • Operate cash register: accept money from customers and count back appropriate change; process credit card purchases; count and balance money/credit card purchases, and comps against receipts in register before and after each shift.

  • Follow cash handling procedures.

  • Order and requisition liquors and supplies.

  • Prepare garnishments.

  • Arrange bottles and glasses to make attractive display.

  • Pre-bus station regularly.

  • Assist with inventory and inventory control.

  • Complete assigned opening and closing side work.

  • Claim tips received according to laws governing wage reporting

  • Perform duties in a safe manner; report any potential safety hazards to management staff.

  • May be required to answer questions when a manager is not available.

  • Must work well under pressure, and meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.

  • Adhere to all corporate and local policies, procedures, and operating guidelines.

  • Must at all times demonstrate ethical and cooperative behavior with guests, co-workers and leadership.

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by department and/or company management.

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.

  • High school diploma or G.E.D preferred.

  • 6 months or more experience in a fast paced environment with cocktail service experience in a nightclub or casino preferred.

  • Must qualify for certification through NMAST.

  • Strong knowledge of spirits, wine, champagne, mixed cocktails.

  • Basic math skill is required, ability to handle cash and accurately make change.

  • Maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance adhering to company standards and work varied shifts, which will include weekends and holidays.

  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills are required.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and to promote cooperative approach between departments.

  • Ability to work unsupervised.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequent brisk walking, climbing stairs, bending, lifting, stretching, reaching, kneeling, squatting, and standing for long periods of time.

  • Walking and/or standing 90% of the time.

  • Lifting up to 50 pounds to stack, store or move materials, supplies and equipment.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee mostly works inside the building. The employee is regularly exposed to airborne particles, toxic fumes and/or chemicals.

  • The noise level in the work environment is very loud.

  • Exposure to bright lighting.

  • Exposure to unrestricted second-hand smoke.

Job ID 2019-56923

Casino Property Zia Park Casino

Position Type Regular Part-Time

Category Food and Beverage