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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 January 20, 2022

Sales + Event Manager

Cocktail Caravan is a boutique beverage catering operation serving Boulder, Denver, and beyond. We specialize in unique bars, fresh-pressed cocktails, and creating one-of-a-kind experiences. At our core, we are a customer service-based business and this drives everything we do. Our goal is to elevate every client experience by outperforming the status quo, and we’re on the hunt for a Sales and Event Manager to lead the charge!

The primary responsibility of the Sales and Event Manager will be ensuring the financial success of the company by creating and utilizing strategies to meet sales goals. This person will spend time working independently to meet goals with little to no direction, and thus must have a strong sales background with a proven track record. The Sales and Event Manager will also work with clients to plan and execute bar service for their events and needs a background in the food and beverage industry to be successful in our unique niche. This manager is a team player who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get dirty, working closely with our founder, other sales and event managers, operations assistant, beverage manager, and bar staff to ensure successful event executions and growth.

This future team member is a stickler for details, extremely organized, and crushes customer service— all while owning their inherent ability to multi-task while staying on schedule. The success of this role is crucial to the health of our business and measured primarily by meeting sales goals, with positive customer feedback weighing in heavily as well.

We value our team and look forward to welcoming a new member who will grow and evolve with the business in tandem! This is a full-time position that combines a mix of in-person time in our Boulder, Colorado office, some work from home, and on-site time for events across the greater Boulder/Denver area. Competitive salary and benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Meet monthly, quarterly, and annual sales goals
  • Handle all non-endemic inside sales (not weddings), meeting a minimum conversion rate
  • Create lasting relationships that funnel new business our way
  • Build an outside sales platform to meet sales goals
  • Create and implement sales strategies that result in growth
  • Provide streamlined, easy, enjoyable event planning process and amazing customer service to clients, measured in specific feedback from clients
  • Work with clients to plan the bar service for their event, covering details such as menus, quantities, staffing, etc.
  • Follow Cocktail Caravan best practices for sales and planning
  • Maintain detailed records and documentation of all inquiries, clients, and events
  • Build/maintain meaningful relationships with clients, vendors, and other industry professionals to build a network of recurring events and referrals
  • Complete event-related tasks on schedule
  • Communicating, in detail, all necessary items needed to execute a stellar service to bar and support staff
  • Analyzing event data and feedback to make thoughtful suggestions to improve and streamline service
  • Have a thorough understanding of state liquor laws and Cocktail Caravan insurance polices and enforcing as needed
  • Be an excellent representative of the Cocktail Caravan brand in all instances
  • Complete various additional tasks and responsibilities as needed, potentially including overseeing bar staff.

Qualifications + Experience

  • MUST have relevant sales experience with document success
  • Experience planning and executing high-end private events
  • A minimum of 2 years spent as a high-end bartender or server
  • Knowledge of classic and standard cocktails, spirits, wines, and beers
  • Amazing attention to detail (Are you the MOST detail-oriented person you know??)
  • VERY organized from spreadsheets to storage
  • A knack for merchandising and making things beautiful
  • An ability to manage many events simultaneously, all the while providing an excellent client experience and staying on schedule for each event’s needs
  • Experience using Tripleseat a plus
  • MUST live in/near our Boulder, Co headquarters
  • Experience managing a team a bonus

Salary + Benefits

  • Combination salary plus commission and bonuses OTE $70,000 – $81,250+
  • Full Health benefits
  • Open vacation policy
  • Flexible work schedule

To Apply

Please send resume and a note introducing yourself to 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!