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Hyatt Bartender - Nighthawk in KANSAS CITY, Missouri


Slated to open in Fall 2021, Nighthawk is a rockin’ cellar bar featuring eclectic music, fast-friendly service, nostalgic pub food, cheap drinks, and a lively energetic late-night atmosphere.

The premise of Nighthawk was born out of an immense love of all forms of auditory art. Musicians and music lovers alike will feel right at home inside Nighthawk; One side of the room features a stage with a complete live band PA setup for artists to put on live performances throughout the week; The other side is outfitted with a DJ booth featuring Altec A5 speakers with Werner Jagusch crossovers, a Japanese Elekit 200b tube amp, three turntables with one setup for 78s.

Nighthawk’s cuisine is overseen by renowned chef Johnny Leach (The Town Company, Del Posto, Momofuku). Beverage offerings champion cold draft beer, canned seltzer, and beloved mix drinks.

We are excited to be the newest addition to Downtown Kansas City’s late-night scene, and look forward to welcoming you to our team!

Job Overview

A Bartender is responsible for taking care of all guests, in addition to, preparing and mixing beverages in a friendly, courteous, helpful, timely, and professional manner resulting in a high level of guest satisfaction.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Check station before, during, and after shift for proper set up and cleanliness.

  • Greet guests in a courteous and friendly manner.

  • Ice, mix, garnish and present drinks, according to the standards set forth by the company.

  • Practice prudent portion controls, as set by the company.

  • Maintain accountability of all beverages served by inputting orders into a register at the Point of Sale system and creating a check for the guest. Additionally, ensuring a printout stub or copy of the check before issuing any beverages.

  • Receive cash, coupons, and credit card from the guest or server, make any change needed, verify validity of charges, record charges, and ensure vouchers are properly executed in order to balance bank.

  • Maintain proper and adequate set up of the bar on a daily basis. This includes cleanliness, requisitioning and stocking of all beverages up to par set for the outlet, as well as, paper products (straws), stirrers, condiments, and other products needed.

  • Responsible for maintaining inventories up to par. This includes doing a spot check inventory at the beginning and ending of the shift.

  • Prepare garnishes for beverages.

  • Follow proper closing procedures, lock up and store beverages, condiments and other equipment items, deposit cash drops, and secure bank.

  • Responsible for loading/unloading glasses from bar dishwasher, as well as, polishing all glassware.

  • Ensure maintenance of equipment by calling for repairs.

  • Perform all assigned side work.

  • Perform any general cleaning tasks using standard hotel cleaning products as assigned, to adhere to health standards.

  • Be smooth and quick behind the bar; remain calm and chill at all times, and be nice to everyone.

  • Other tasks as assigned by the Restaurant Manager, Restaurant General Manager and the Director of Food and Beverage.



  • High school diploma or GED equivalency required.

  • One (1) to five (5) years previous food and beverage serving experience.

  • Must obtain Kansas City Liquor License and Food Handlers Card.


  • Must have good knowledge of food and beverage preparation and service of most alcoholic beverages.

  • Basic mathematical skills necessary to operate our Point of Sale system, ability to make change, total guest checks, count total bank, prepare cash drops, total all other charges, and understand portion sizes.

Interaction/Skill Set:

  • Ability to read, speak, and understand English in order to communicate with guests and other colleagues.

  • Have fluent English written skills necessary for completion of requisitions, vouchers and communication.

Work Environment

  • Ability to work standing and in confined spaces for long periods of time.

  • Sufficient manual dexterity to make garnish, pick up glassware and bottles, scoop ice, mix drinks, and reach overhead to retrieve stock.

  • Ability to move throughout a crowded room to serve guests.

  • Ability to move up to 600lbs. with wheelchair assistance.

  • Ability to lift up to 75lbs. and to lift lighter objects overhead.

  • Ability to navigate varied floor surfaces.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, STD, LTD, 401K with Matching, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Meal, Discounted Parking, Referral Bonuses

  • Free room nights, Discounted room nights and Friends and Family discounts

  • Unlimited growth potential with Hyatt. Ability to relocate for advancement opportunities in the future

  • Proven sales/volume which leads to increased tips/ability to increase wages

  • Teaching hotel where you can learn from some of the best in the business

Primary Location: US-MO-Kansas City

Organization: Hotel Kansas City

Pay Basis: Hourly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Bars/Restaurants/Outlets

Req ID: KAN002125

Hyatt is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.