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Founded in 1912, The Cleveland Music School Settlement (dba The Music Settlement) provides music and arts programming to students of all ages and backgrounds in a way that promotes creativity, self-confidence and artistic expression. Our Mission: To welcome all to our music and arts community to learn, create, inspire and heal. Our Vision: To unlock the potential in everyone.

Title: Bartender, BOP STOP

Classification: Part time

Primary Purpose:

The Bartender advances and supports the mission of The Music Settlement through providing support for the Director of the BOP STOP to ensure the successful operation of BOP STOP performances and activities.

Reports to: Director, BOP STOP

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Welcome customers at the bar area and asking what they need
  • Provide knowledgeable and creative drink recommendations
  • Fulfill customer drink orders accurately and promptly
  • Keep the bar stocked by replacing empty bottles and kegs of beer
  • Assist with maintaining liquor, wine, beer, and general bar inventory. Assist with ordering when necessary.
  • Clean the bar, wash glasses and wipe down surfaces
  • Take cash or card payments from customers
  • Keep up to date with the latest drink trends
  • Verify the age and check the identification of potential customers
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, dealing with multiple requests at the same time
  • Able to work in a stressful, loud or intimidating environment
  • Practical bartending skills, such as using cocktail shakers or beer taps
  • Creative skills to mix new drinks or suggest new pairings
  • Confidence and knowledge to apply laws and inhouse rules even when under pressure
  • Mixology or hospitality qualifications
  • Assist in the cleaning of BOP STOP following performances.
  • Assist in loading/unloading artists’ equipment.
  • Assist with creating menus and keep them current.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The desired applicant must have a flexible schedule and be able to work nights and weekends. Working during shows is a priority and an individual shift for a show lasts five hours on average.

Educational Requirements:

Undergraduate degree required

Strong interest in music


Experience in bartending/bar management.

Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle.

Certification in ServSafe or equivalent course. This can be obtained after hiring process

Self-motivation and attention to detail.

The Bartender must personally adhere to all established personnel policies and practices of The Music Settlement. As a member of the TMS staff, the individual must encourage a respectful, healthy, and productive work environment for all employees, volunteers, and customers.


To perform the job successfully, the individual must demonstrate the following competencies:

Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Oral/Written Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions. writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values.

Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions in a timely manner; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Attendance/Punctuality – Consistently arrives to work on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability – Follows instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

The Music Settlement is an equal opportunity employer and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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