We have bartender openings at our East Hampton, Montauk and Water Mill locations. To apply, send your resume to with ‘bartender’ in the subject line. You can also reach out to our recruitment team with any questions.

Job Title: Bartender
Department: FOH
Reports to: General Manager, Dining Room Manager
Responsible for preparing, mixing and serving consistently excellent beverages to guests either directly at the bar or through serving staff; following all standard operating procedures and recipes; maintaining dining ambiance and overall cleanliness and presentation of the space.
Type of position:   Seasonal Hours: 30-40 / week       Exempt      Nonexempt

  • Complete opening side work checklist for shift daily
  • Set up the bar; fill wells with ice, prepare fruit trays, restock the bar with beer, liquor, wine, glassware, juices; stock trash etc.
  • Count the cash register at the start and close of each shift
  • Greet customers immediately with a smile and present beverage menus
  • Make recommendations and answer all menu inquiries
  • Maintain expert knowledge of all menu offerings
  • Take orders from guests, ensuring 100% accuracy when entering orders into POS
  • Handle allergies with the utmost care, consulting with the kitchen and ringing orders with the proper modifiers
  • Deal with guest complaints by finding a way to say yes; involve the manager on duty as needed
  • Prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in accordance with standard recipes
  • Peel, slice and pit fruit for garnishing beverages, following Kissaki’s standards
  • Follow responsible alcohol service guidelines, as outlined by Employee Handbook
  • Check identification of all customers who appear under 30 to verify they are of legal drinking age prior to serving them
  • Process transactions using the POS system; prepare checks for guests and process payments
  • Process financials on shift-by-shift basis, including submitting accurate cash sales
  • Accurately report cash and credit card tips and contribute to tip pool as applicable
  • Maintain loss prevention standards as outlined in Employee Handbook, including cash handling procedures and tip handling 
  • Maintain the organization, cleanliness and aesthetic appeal of bar counter and displays
  • Maintain sanitation to DOH standards; Keep work area clean and organized 
  • Inform manager on duty immediately of any DOH or OSHA/workplace safety violations 
  • Inform management of any product or supply needs
  • Complete closing side work checklist for shift daily, including cleaning the bar and securing all alcoholic product
  • Perform weekly beverage and beverage supply inventories.
  • Update knowledge and skills continually by participating in staff training opportunities
  • Be a team player—support and assist your fellow team members whenever possible
  • Complete other duties as assigned by management 

Essential Functions:

  • The ability to proficiently speak, understand, read and write in English
  • The ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal direction
  • The ability to understand basic math
  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • The ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • The ability to bend, stoop, stand and perform extensive walking for 8-10 hours a day
  • The ability to adapt to a fast-paced and challenging work environment
  • The ability to approach their work with a sense of ownership and work with a sense of urgency
  • The ability to work nights, weekends and holidays, and a variable schedule, per the needs of the business
  • The ability to perform essential job functions under pressure and maintain professionalism when under stress
  • The ability to consistently meet Kissaki’s hygiene and grooming standards, as outlined by Employee Handbook
  • The ability to adhere to posted schedule and clock in/out at times
  • The ability to adhere to all HR policies and guidelines
  • The ability to adhere to all Kissaki and/or state and local COVID related health and safety guidelines 
Work Experience Requirements 2+ years’ experience as a bartender of similar caliber sushi concept
Education Requirements : High school diploma or GED, preferred, TIPS Certification, preferred