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Join the Team!

Cocktail Caravan is growing, and we’re looking for some extraordinary folks to join the team! Think you have what it takes? Keep reading to learn about current openings and how to apply.


Posted April 6, 2021

Wedding + Event Coordinator
This is not your average event coordinator role! Cocktail Caravan is a boutique beverage catering operation looking for an enthusiastic Wedding + Event Coordinator to grow with us. The Coordinator will be responsible for the planning and execution of events as it relates to bar service, from the first planning conversation through service. Because our focus is on coordinating bar service, it is essential that our Wedding + Event Coordinator have a bar-related background.

Events range from small, intimate dinner parties to large corporate events, festivals, and lots of weddings. A successful coordinator will create a positive experience for the client, presenting an extra organized and streamlined process by working closely with the Sales & Partnership Director, Beverage Manager, Operations Manager, and bar staff. Candidate will play a key role in creating and maintaining client and vendor relationships, which are at the heart of our business. This role has the potential to expand and evolve the role as the business grows.

 

About You
You love making someone’s day! Creating positive experiences and happy guests motivates you and you hop out of bed every morning ready to do it again! You’re also SUPER organized and are used to managing your own deadlines efficiently.

You have either bartending experience and event planning experience or have some serious restaurant management/hospitality experience under your belt. Either way, you’re ready to dive in head first to help client’s plan the bar for their events and get your hands dirty on-site at events. The ideal candidate lives close to our Boulder headquarters, or is willing to drive the extra distance to and from events. You’ll create such an amazing experience for our clients that they can’t wait to work with you again and tell everyone how amazing you are!

 

Responsibilities

  • Own each event from the time the event is booked through service and be the primary on-site contact for events you plan, making appearances at most events.
  • Plan events with clients: Cover all event details related to bar service—providing the client with all the information they need to make well informed decisions about their events—offering suggestions to facilitate a smooth service.
  • Communicate, in great detail, all known aspects of events to the team for seamless experience from start to finish, completing event-related goals and tasks on time.
  • Keep detailed records of all event details, orders, up-sells, etc.
  • Be well versed in all products and packages, policies, legal issues regarding sale and service of alcohol.
  • Take on a leadership role at events, leading other event staff by example, and participate in training bar staff.
  • Handle planning and execution of occasional marketing events.
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients and vendors.
  • Occasionally participate in networking events to build additional relationships and leads.
  • Coordinator’s is NOT responsible for sales.

 

Skills

  • Serious attention to detail (veryimportant) on paper, in communication, and visually (ie bar setup/aesthetic)
  • A deep love for customer service and innate desire to make the clients day and forge meaningful connections
  • Responsible, professional, and positive(!) in all instances
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working with little to no direction
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills, familiarity with Tripleseat, Google Suite, Asana a bonus
  • Experience driving a trailer a bonus, though not required

 

Requirements

  • 2-3 years bartending AND event planning experience
  • OR 2-3 years of restaurant management/hospitality experience
  • Knowledge of local event scene a plus
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that requires a more significant time investment during busy season
  • Previous experience working with brides and grooms
  • Reliable vehicle and clean driving record

 

About Us
Cocktail Caravan is a boutique beverage catering service with several one-of-a-kind traveling mobile bars that primarily serve the metro Boulder/Denver area. We create lasting memories based around unique bar programs and experiences at private events and meaningful connections with our clients and guests. Our goal is to go above and beyond for the client and their guests at each event, bringing enthusiasm and excitement, beautiful bar setups, and stunning cocktails. Details are the foundation for everything we do! We work hard and value working with others who are responsible go-getters that self-manage their tasks and time.

 

Compensation 
This is a part-time position with hours that can vary greatly depending on the season, flexibility and being available for events are key. Compensation consists of a small base salary and commission on each executed event.

 

How to Join the Team
Send resume along with a note telling us about yourself and why you’re interested in this role, jobs@cocktailcaravan.com

 


EVENT BARTENDER, SERVER, AND BAR BACK
*We always take resumes!

About You
You radiate warmth behind the bar/on the floor and bring a positive outlook to every guest interaction. Guests love having you behind the bar so much so that they regularly request you specifically! You’re well-versed in the history, specifics, and production of spirits, wine, and beer and are comfortable sharing this knowledge with guests. You take pride in the details: perfect fresh garnishes, well-balanced cocktails, and a clean work station and bar. That being said, you’re still laid back and ready to roll with the punches as they come in at events (often!) and don’t take things too seriously behind the bar (its cocktails, not brain surgery!). It makes you feel awesome when you do something that helps, enhances, or makes another human’s day.

About Us
Cocktail Caravan is a boutique beverage catering service with several one-of-a-kind traveling mobile bars. We create lasting memories based around unique bar programs and experiences at private events. Our goal is to go above and beyond for the client and their guests at each event, bringing genuine enthusiasm, beautiful bar setups, stunning cocktails, and unrivaled bar staff. We pay extra attention to detail in everything from client consultations and communications to presentation of bars, cocktails, staff, and so on. These details are the foundations for our events and our bartenders are the main show— approachable, hard-working, knowledgeable, and fun! We can’t wait to have you join the team.

The Nitty-Gritty
This is a perfect role for a service industry professional who is ready to share their excellent customer service skills and bar knowledge with new guests in settings that vary daily from intimate dinners to large-scale corporate events to weddings. We are more than happy to train the right servers and bar backs to work behind our bars.

Responsibilities + Expectations

  • Setup and breakdown bar, including tools and décor
  • Occasionally transport bar tools and décor to events
  • Travel to various venues and locations in the metro-Denver/Boulder and surrounding areas
  • Facilitate excellent guest experiences at events
  • Follow our unique protocol and procedure for service at events
  • Contribute to the team effort, chipping in where needed at events
  • Maintain high standards for cocktail presentation and service
  • Recommend changes in products, service, and policy as needed
  • General drive to go above and beyond on a daily basis
  • Bring positive energy to events and stay positive throughout service
  • Be an amazing representative of the Cocktail Caravan brand
  • Supersede expectations by staying on top of and ahead of what needs to be done
  • Be well versed in the brand, all products and packages, policies, legal issues regarding the service of alcohol

Skills + Requirements

  • Responsible and professional in all instances
  • Serious attention to detail (Like, SERIOUS.)
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, primarily afternoons and evenings weekdays, always weekends
  • Knowledge of local event scene a plus
  • Three years bartending, serving, or bar back experience
  • Current on-premise TIPS certification (must be in-person training, e-tips not valid)

Hours
Vary, pending event types and timelines. More hours in high season.

Compensation
Hourly at $23/hour. Most of the time, but not always, tips.

How to Join the Team
Send resume and a quick note introducing yourself to jobs@cocktailcaravan.com. Just for fun, tell us what your favorite cocktail is and why.

We hope to hear from you, it would be great to have you join the team!