This job contributes to the success of the S A L T brand by leading the bar service team in the creation and sustainability of the S A L T Guest Experience. The successful bar manager regularly and customarily exercises discretion in managing the bar operation of their location. In particular, a majority of time is spent supervising and directing the team, making staffing decisions (i.e., hiring, training, evaluating, disciplining, discharging, staffing and scheduling), ensuring guest satisfaction and product quality, managing the location’s financial performance, and managing safety and security within the bar and guest environment. This role is responsible for modeling and acting in accordance with S A L T’s guiding principles..


Crew Member Responsibilities

Setting goals for location staff, developing organizational capability, and modeling how we work together:

  • Drives the implementation of company programs by developing action plans and directly motivating and instructing the bar team to implement them to meet operational and organizational objectives
  • Manages with integrity, honesty and knowledge that promote the culture, values and mission of  S A L T
  • Plans, identifies, communicates, and delegates appropriate responsibilities and practices to bar crew members to ensure smooth flow of operations
  • Provides coaching and direction to the bar service team to take action and to achieve operational goals. Constantly reviews bar service environment and key business indicators to identify problems, concerns, and opportunities for improvement to provide coaching and direction to the bar service team to achieve operational goals
  • Monitors and manages bar and guest service staffing levels to ensure crew member development and talent acquisition to achieve and maintain bar and guest service operational requirements
  • Utilizes existing tools to identify and prioritize communications and regularly uses discretion to filter communications to the bar service team. Communicates clearly, concisely and accurately in order to ensure effective bar service operations


Crew Member Characteristics/Skills

  • Demonstrates a calm demeanor during periods of high volume or unusual events and manages smooth transitions thereafter to keep bar operating to standard and to set a positive example for the bar team
  • Displays a guest centric attitude by training and holding crew members accountable for delivering excellent guest service
  • Leadership and planning skills
  • Strong guest service
  • Great listener, thinker and organizer
  • Positive personality and attitude
  • Goal-oriented
  • Embracing of all cultures and people


Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience at building community relationships
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to manage bar and guest service operations independently
  • Ability to manage effectively in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple situations simultaneously
  • Knowledge of guest service techniques and supervisory practices and procedures
  • Organization and planning skills
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to coach and mentor others
  • Set objectives and targets for beverage unit/bar and guest service
  • Delegate duties and tasks to staff to meet objectives and maximize resources
  • Set and monitor quality and service standards for staff
  • Ensure staff operate within company policies
  • Organize and adjust staff rotations and schedules in accordance with available resources and labor regulations
  • Resolve guest complaints promptly
  • Monitor and order supplies
  • Liaise with suppliers and sales representatives
  • Confirm that procurement of supplies is on the best possible terms
  • Make certain all deliveries are checked in correctly and documentation is correct
  • Check stock is correctly rotated to reduce wastage
  • Oversee the bar and guest service display to maximize functionality and attractiveness
  • Set, monitor and control budget for the beverage unit/bar and guest service
  • Plan and implement cost control measures
  • Plan and implement systems to maximize sales and revenue
  • Organize promotional activities
  • Generate and present financial reports
  • Implement improvements for products and service
  • Maintain regular communication with staff and management through meetings and discussions


  • Willingness and ability to adhere to company employee guidelines (i.e. Planet Aqua Group – Shreveport Aquarium policies and guidelines)
  • At least 3 years of bar Management experience
  • ABO Certified
  • At least 2 years bartending experience in an upscale high paced bar environment
  • Experience creating and analyzing financial reports
  • Must comply with background check
  • Willing to work flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and late evenings
  • Must be 21 years of age or older


Compensation based upon experience.

How to apply: All interested applicants must register for and attend Job Fair for initial consideration and to learn more about the Shreveport Aquarium. Applications will be available on-site. Please bring a resume, if you have one. Applications will be reviewed and those selected will be invited to attend a Group Interview at a specific time and location. Third round candidates will have individual interviews.