Dog Yard Bar Barktender Seattle, WA · Part time

The Barktender is passionate about working with dogs and people while supporting a culture of excellence that results in exceptional customer service and high-quality pet care.


About Dog Yard Bar

The Dog Yard is a dog social club whose goal is to create a dog-centric, safe social environment where we foster a community through positive interactions, both canine and human, in a hospitality-focused team environment. Dreaming of a hospitality career that doesn’t involve late nights? You’ve found it!

Position Overview & Purpose

The Barktender is passionate about working with dogs and people while supporting a culture of excellence that results in exceptional customer service and high-quality pet care. 

Pay Range

$17.25 per hour plus tips 

A Week in the Life of a Barktender

The following is a list of general job responsibilities for the Barktender position. At the Dog Yard Bar, we pride ourselves on a culture of teamwork; therefore, please note that this list is not all-inclusive and may be amended to meet changing business needs and to support your fellow team members.

Daily Operations:

  • Live out and be a positive advocate for Dog Yard Bar’s culture
  • Provide exceptional customer service, developing strong relationships with members and visitors, serving beverages, and selling retail and pet supplies
  • Maintain standard operating processes and procedures
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the Yard throughout the shift as well as additional cleaning during opening and closing procedures
  • Ensure the safety of the Dog Yard is maintained by actively diffusing dog behavior that may disrupt the social environment 
  • Ensure all interactions with guests are positive and professional, while always seeking to go above and beyond to delight them

Keep Our Clients & Dogs Happy and Healthy:

  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness and organization to King County and Washington State health standards
  • To love and respect every pup as a family member, providing warmth and care to the very best of your ability 
  • To create a safe and loving environment for dogs of all sorts by enforcing the “rules of the park” and ensuring pups are well-mannered 
  • Willingness to train in our Downtown Dog Lounge locations to get a better understanding of dog behavior and be able to mitigate issues that might arise in the Yard 

Support the Business Goals:

  • Positively represent the Dog Yard brand, developing an in-depth knowledge of brand messaging, services, and products offered 
  • Be responsible for visual merchandising and keeping retail fresh, current, and rotated 
  • Helping drive sales by upselling during peak times, knowledge of our services and offering those to clients, as well as, looking for ways to better the business
  • Assist with retail promotions and supplies and inventory management

Must Haves

The ideal Barktender is an enthusiastic animal lover who must be able to drive revenue and provide a great customer experience.

Experience and Education:

  • Customer Service experience - 1 plus years preferred
  • Food Worker Card (FWC) - must get it within 30 days of employment 
  • MAST Certification- must get it within 30 days of employment 
  • Previous Experience Working Professionally with Dogs - 1 year preferred
  • High School Diploma or GED – preferred
  • Must be 21 years of age or older, in order to independently serve and sell alcoholic beverages  

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • A good communicator who thrives on building relationships with team members, guests, and suppliers
  • Demonstrate attention to detail, ownership, and follow-through
  • Ability to successfully balance professionalism with expediency
  • Exceptional communication skills, written and verbal
  • Open availability and regular attendance – day, evening, weekend, and holiday availability:
  • Dog Yard Bar Hours: 
  • Sunday - Thursday: 12:00 pm pm to 8:00 pm 
  • Friday & Saturday: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
  • Computer literacy, ability to achieve proficiency within Gingr and Toast software systems
  • Comfortable working within close proximity to dogs of all sizes
  • Professional and enthusiastic 

This position reports directly to the General Manager of the Dog Yard Bar

Dog Yard Bar is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We look forward to your application. 


$17.25 - $17.25 per hour