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The Fairmont Empress Resort

This is a Contract position in Capital, BC posted May 11, 2018.



As a Bartender with the Fairmont Empress, you will be an ambassador for the exceptional service and flavours that are hallmarks of our restaurant and lounge experience.

Your warm, attentive guest service and passion for mixology is worth raising a glass to!


Hotel Overview:

Regarded as a Condé Nast Readers Choice and Gold List hotel, and honoured with the Travel + Leisure distinction as a top Canadian hotel, the Fairmont Empress graces Victorias sparkling Inner Harbour with an iconic presence. This luxury hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, offers 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, and expansive meeting and wedding space adjacent to the Victoria Conference Centre. Located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada, this is the ideal location to explore all the natural beauty of Vancouver Island.

Built in 1908, Fairmont Empress recently underwent a $60M complete restoration, resulting in the addition of a new restaurant and bar, Q at the Empress. In addition, the hotel now boasts 464 fully restored guest rooms and suites, Lobby Lounge, reception lobby, function space, Willow Stream Spa, fitness center, and swimming pool.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Restaurant Manager, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare and pour beverages on a cash and host basis
  • Handling cash wine sales
  • Preparation of consumption sheets and cash out
  • Account for stock (inventory control)
  • Prompt, efficient and courteous service of beverages
  • Cleaning bar and storage spaces
  • Must be bondable
  • Suggestive up selling of food and beverage to guests
  • Balance cash at end of shift
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Two years recent, (in the last 5 years) full-time experience in the preparation, pouring and service of beverages
  • Completely fluent English language skills; both written and verbal
  • Current "Serving It Right" certification
  • Thorough knowledge of mixology
  • Clear, precise, professional and helpful manner
  • Excellent organizational skills with the proven ability to perform well with minimal supervision
  • A high level of responsibility and commitment with proven success in relationship building
  • Commitment to provide excellent service and exceed guests’ expectations
  • Impeccable grooming and presentation 

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to): 

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift

  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs

  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting

  • Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps

Visa Requirements: Must be legally eligible to work in Canada
APPLY TODAY: Whether youre launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resortsand the extraordinary opportunities that exist!

At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. Thats why you’ll find exceptional work opportunitiesthroughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacificas well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like Londons The Savoy, New Yorks The Plaza, and Shanghais Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability and Excellence; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!


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