Bright Spark Brewing Bartender | Beertender Ventura, CA · Full time

Bright Spark Beertenders are the heart of our guest experience, helping guests select beverages, and ensuring food orders arrive at the service counter quickly and accurately.


Bright Spark Brewing is hiring! With the goal of creating a warm, welcoming community space with something for everyone, Bright Spark looks forward to opening in the fall of 2022. 4561 Market Street is on its way to being transformed, with Suite A (originally home to Ventura's first brewery, Surf Brewing) and Suite C (a former cafe and dinner theatre), being combined to create a brewery, restaurant, and lounge. 

Our Bright Spark team is committed to our CORE VALUES: 





Please read more about our CORE VALUES here. If these Core Values resonate with you, we encourage you to apply to become part of our team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Maintain excellent guest experience by providing kind, helpful service throughout shifts as a team member and a respectful demeanor while on-site as a guest.

- Understand and embody Bright Spark Core Values.

- Positively engage guests, maintaining and encouraging enthusiasm for Bright Spark beer and food. 

- Provide a clean, welcoming space for guests by following open, close and mid- checklists.

- Consistently scan your service station, ensuring all guests are attended to while maintaining the cleanliness of the station.

- Be knowledgeable about Bright Spark beer and food styles to create an informative, approachable experience for guests, engaging them in adventuring for new styles or finding a new favorite.

- Confident in the pouring/serving of beer to guests safely and efficiently, including "crowlers" to-go.

- Understand food menu items, modifications allowed/encouraged, and dietary issues that might conflict with particular items.

-Safely verify that food items are given to the correct guests only after orders are verified to be prepared correctly.

- Pass all irregularities or technical issues to the Manager in a timely manner.

- Beertenders should have confidence in assessing situations/conflicts that could arise and know when to bring in a Manager if they feel uncomfortable handling anything. (cutting people off, asking people to leave, diffusing situations, making sure other guests feel safe and comfortable)

- Confidently handle cash transactions, ensuring appropriate change and efficiency during shift. 

- Be able to switch service stations as breaks become necessary for other beertenders.

- Keep an open line of internal communication throughout the shift.

- Ensure the taproom team performs to the Bright Spark Standards of Service.

- Have an upbeat attitude and a willingness to work as a team.

- Complete tasks assigned by Manager/Asst. Manager.

- Must have a sense of urgency when working and be able to multitask. 

- Be knowledgeable about our point of sale system (how to process a refund, void a payment, process and create gift cards, start/update/close tabs, etc.).

- Know how to troubleshoot taps (leaks, clogs, keg changes, etc.).

- Know how to troubleshoot the dishwasher in the event that glasses do not finish the cycle clean.

Schedule Requirements*

- Must be available to work nights and/or weekends

- Must currently have or be willing to complete RBS Certified Beer Server Certification

- Must currently have or be willing to complete ServSafe Food Handlers Certification

Pay and Benefits

- 14-16 $/hr, depending on experience, for a beertender shift

- 16-18 $/hr, depending on experience, for a PIC shift

- Paid time off for full-time employees

- Beer benefits and employee discount


$14 - $18 per hour