Bartender managers are responsible for making sure bars operate smoothly. They attend frequent meetings with bar owners, source and train staff to best suit the bar's needs, and schedule staff in an efficient manner to cover the demands of customers. They also communicate with vendors to ensure the appropriate number of products are on hand for the forecasted demand, resolve all staff conflicts swiftly and properly, and ensure all banking and transactions are done properly.
Bartender managers need a high school diploma, and restaurant or managerial expertise is usually preferred as well. They need basic accounting skills, strong communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, customer service, organizational, and management skills, and the willingness to work odd hours and stand for long hours.
On average, bartender managers earn $21.57 an hour or $44,856 per year. However, they are known to earn anywhere between $30,000 and $66,000. Additionally, the career is expected to grow by 11% between 2018 and 2028, creating 38,500 new jobs.