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January 15 - 2024 On-site

Cocktail Bar Manager- Summer Festivals 2024

Job Overview:
Elevate the festival experience as our Festival Cocktail Bar Manager, leading a dynamic team of cocktail bartenders and ensuring the seamless operation of our cocktail bars. We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual to curate a top-tier beverage service, contribute to a vibrant festival atmosphere, and oversee all aspects of our festival bars.


• Manage and lead a team of festival cocktail bartenders, providing guidance, training, and motivation to deliver exceptional service.
• Oversee all aspects of the festival cocktail bars, from setup to breakdown, ensuring efficient and organized operations during the event.
• Monitor and manage inventory levels, placing orders as needed, and implementing systems to prevent waste and maximize profitability.
• Provide in depth training and support throughout on drink specs, including tasting notes and how each individual cocktail should be built and presented.
• Ensure the consistent quality of beverages and service, conducting regular tastings and providing constructive feedback to maintain high standards.
• Foster a positive and engaging environment for festival-goers, addressing any concerns promptly and ensuring an overall enjoyable experience at the cocktail bars.
• Uphold all relevant health and safety regulations, including responsible alcohol service, and oversee staff training on compliance matters.


  • -Proven experience in a managerial role within the hospitality industry, with a focus on festival or large-scale event management.
  • -Strong knowledge of mixology, cocktail trends, and festival bar operations.
  • -Leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a diverse team.
  • -Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities in a fast-paced, festival environment.
  • -Personal Licence Holder


What We’re Looking For:

Passion for Cocktails and Mixology: You have a genuine love for crafting cocktails and staying ahead of the latest trends in mixology.

Social Savvy: Engaging with festival-goers comes naturally to you. Your friendly demeanor and lively personality add to the overall festival experience.

Adaptability: Festivals are dynamic, and so are you. You can pivot with the changing pace, ensuring that every festival-goer leaves with a smile.

Team Player: You understand that a great cocktail experience is a collaborative effort. You thrive in a team environment, supporting and uplifting your fellow bartenders.

Resilience: Long hours and busy shifts don’t faze you. In fact, you thrive in the bustling ambiance of festivals and see it as an opportunity to shine.


Perks of Joining Us:

  • -Be part of an energetic team passionate about creating memorable festival experiences.
  • -Showcase your creativity with festival-specific cocktail menus.
  • -Enjoy the unique atmosphere of festivals and be a key contributor to their success.
  • -Competitive rates and opportunities for career growth within our vibrant company.


Working Conditions:
This role involves working outdoors in various weather conditions, standing for extended periods, and accommodating irregular schedules based on festival timings.

If you’re a seasoned bar professional with a passion for festivals, leadership, and mixology, apply now and be a driving force in creating unforgettable festival moments!

Operating Enviroment & Context:

The business is seasonal. Summer months are incredibly busy – busiest periods between June and September. Many event sites are outdoor events and festivals and camping onsite is available, please note, for camping shows, you will need to provide your own tent and camping supplies.

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Location Onsite, UK Based
Hospitality Cocktail Bar Manager
Festivals Onsite

Values required


We tackle challenges and opportunities with passion and enthusiasm. Across the business we have fun whilst we do it.


We are always flexible to the needs of the business. Our people generate innovative ways of working. In return our leadership
embraces new ideas and opportunities.

Team Work

We work as one team to achieve a common goal. We support our customers, our partners and each other.

Customer Focus and Excellence

We make a difference by going the extra mile for our customers and each other.

Business Specific Requirements

Operating Environment & Context

The business is very seasonal. Summer months are incredibly busy, with the busiest periods between May to September, and the month December. Many event sites are outdoor events and festivals on weekends.

Travel & Other Requirements

Travel required to and from events if required during the summer months. It is expected that you will visit certain events to assist the onsite teams, provide in person training and feedback or evaluate performance, system and process.

Overnight stays may be required but in conversation with yourself.
Evening and weekend availability is expected in the summer months during live events to assist where necessary. This can be remote. Overtime is paid.