1. Full-Time
  2. Temporary
  4. Food & Beverage


Fairmont Empress, Victoria, Canada



Bartender, Summer Season May - October


Luxury & Lifestyle

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Company Description

Recognized as one of Top 21 Iconic Hotels in the World by National Geographic Traveler magazine, honoured with Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Award for Top 10 City Hotels in Canada, and awarded Best Historic Hotel in the Americas, Fairmont Empress is located in Victoria, BC overlooking the city’s sparkling Inner Harbour.

This Forbes Four-Star, 4-Diamond property offers 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, Willow Stream Spa with signature West Coast experiences, Q at the Empress Restaurant featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine and award winning wine list, and Q Bar with its regionally focused cocktail culture was recently named to Canada’s 50 Best Bars list. World famous Tea at the Empress is a bucket list experience in the hotel’s sophisticated Lobby Lounge. Located on Vancouver Island, Canada’s Castle on the Coast is the ideal starting point to explore British Columbia’s stunning natural beauty.

Job Description

What is in it for you: 

  • Exclusive Employee and Friends & Family Discounts at Fairmont Hotel Empress
  • Exclusive access to the Pacific Northwest Food & Beverage Discount Program with 50% off at our dining destinations in Vancouver, Victoria, and Whistler
  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world! 
  • Complimentary meal during your shift through our Colleague Dining Program 
  • Complimentary uniform laundering
  • Opportunity to develop your talent through coaching and our Leadership Mentoring Programs
  • Hourly rate of $24.39 to $27.87

What you will be doing:

  • Prepare and pour beverages on a cash and host basis
  • Prompt, efficient and courteous service of beverages
  • Create an upbeat, energetic and fun atmosphere
  • Handle cash wine sales
  • Prepare consumption sheets and cash out
  • Account for stock (inventory control)
  • Clean bar and storage spaces
  • Suggest up selling of food and beverage to guests
  • Provide information and guidance to guests
  • Balance cash at end of shift
  • Other duties as assigned


Your experience and skills include:

  • Minimum of two (2) years recent, (in the last 5 years) full-time experience in the preparation, pouring and service of beverages
  • Completely fluent English language skills, both written and verbal
  • "Serving It Right" and “Food Safe” Certification
  • Thorough knowledge of cocktail trends, knowledge of classic cocktails and preparations
  • Working knowledge of standard bar equipment
  • Completion of a practical bartending test
  • Excellent organizational skills with the proven ability to perform well with minimal supervision
  • A high level of responsibility and commitment with proven success in relationship building
  • Driven focus on upselling
  • Ability to observe and detect guests to provide prompt service
  • Impeccable grooming and presentation
  • Must be bondable

Additional Information

    Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to): Constant standing and walking, Frequent bending and kneeling, Frequent carrying and lifting

    Visa Requirements: Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. The hotel is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.

    Your team and working environment: Welcome to Canada’s Castle on the Coast. The Empress Hotel sits proudly at the centre of culture and history in Victoria, British Columbia. This is the best of all worlds – where contrast meets distinction, opulence blends harmoniously with the understated and fabled history meshes with contemporary affairs. This award-winning Victoria hotel and National Historic Site is an alluring blend of classic and contemporary, vintage and cutting-edge: Where Modern meets Iconic. Come join our wonderful team of hospitality experts!

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    We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

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