• JOB SUMMARY: The Barback is responsible for keeping the bar stocked and clean while assisting Bartenders and VIP Bartenders in providing the necessary support to ensure prompt and friendly guest service.  Ensures the cleanliness and sanitation of all work areas and equipment in accordance with Health Department standards. 
  • Scope: The Barback will have working product knowledge and maintain proper product pars through bar pulls and inventories.
  • Responsible to: Beverage Management Team



  • Maintain a clean and well-organized bar.
  • Stock liquor, beer, ice, wine, and glassware throughout the shift.
  • Properly labeling, dating, covering, and refrigerating prepped items in the bar.
  • Performs opening, closing and side duties, setting up/breaking down the bar, cleaning glass/countertops, sweeping the floor, etc.
  • Rotates product to maintain freshness.
  • Put away liquor/beer orders, as necessary.
  • Preparing fruit and other garnish and making scratch recipes if applicable.
  • Assists the bartender in greeting guests and welcomes them upon arrival to the bar.
  • Assists with food delivery, and pre-bussing as necessary based on shift assignment.
  • Maintain regular attendance at scheduled shift and staff meetings.
  • Consistently uses all bar equipment, cleaning, and sanitizing products in accordance with all MSDS sheets and departmental standards.
  • To provide BIG Service to internal and external guests and ensure their complete satisfaction, inclusive of  greeting and interacting with guests in a friendly and enthusiastic manner,  anticipating and meeting guest needs and preferences, remaining calm and professional when dealing with guests that are difficult or upset.
  • The ability to develop and maintain professional, trusting, and positive working relationships with managers, supervisors, staff, coworkers, guests, and vendors.
  • The ability and willingness to ensure that work activities are completed accurately, efficiently, and in a timely manner.
  • The ability to work safely. This includes clearly understanding and following company safety policies and procedures, completing work in a safe manner, caring about safety of self and others, responding appropriately in an emergency, and reporting unsafe conditions.
  • Maintain regular attendance at scheduled shift and staff meetings.
  • Maintain professionalism and a friendly and approachable demeanor throughout the workday.
  • Assist with training/mentoring of new team members as requested.
  • Maintain all appearance standards in accordance with established uniform and appearance  guidelines.
  • Inform manager on duty of any irregularities and unusual situations when they occur.
  • Ability to keep a friendly, calm, and helpful demeanor in high-stress situations and a continuously fast-paced environment.
  • Is honest in all interactions and displays a high degree of integrity.
  • Ability to work independently with little to no supervision or as part of a team is required.
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry.

KEY SUCCESS INDICATORS: Exceptional hospitality, friendliness and professionalism are the standard.  Highly motivated, self-directed and an organized approach to the role is key.

OTHER DUTIES: The content of this job description does not restrict management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.


  • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) preferred.
  • Internal candidates must have been in their current position for at least six months and have no active disciplinary action during the last six months.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts, this includes day, swing, late-night, weekend, and holiday shifts as scheduled.
  • Must be able to obtain required work cards, alcohol awareness cards and non-gaming registration as required by the local jurisdiction.
  • Must be 20 + 1 Day years of age or older.
  • Must pass any and all required background checks.

PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to move in and around the work area throughout the entire workday.
  • Must be able to stand or walk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to repeat the same movements.
  • Must be able to engage and interact with all guests appropriately and work well under the pressure of a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to successfully communicate on a regular basis with all co-workers, vendors, and guests both in person and over the telephone.
  • Must be able to answer all inquiries and provide assistance and information in a professional and accurate manner.
  • Must be able to access and interpret information on computer screens.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, crouch, kneel, twist, balance, and work at a bar; to include ability to tolerate changes in temperature, frequent immersion of hands in water, cleaning, and sanitizing solutions.
  • Must be able to work in environment where smoking is permitted and can be loud with guest chatter, overhead music, and live entertainment.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and respond to visual and aural cues.
  • Must possess the manual dexterity to operate the following equipment:
    • Point of sale, glasswasher, mixing utensils and other bar related equipment.
  • Requires the ability to distinguish letters or symbols and eye hand coordination.

The content of this job description does not restrict management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

The job description reflects the assignment of the essential functions of the current position but does not prescribe or restrict tasks that may be assigned. The essential functions are specified but are subject to change at any time for various reasons, including management discretion.

The Mint Gaming Hall at Kentucky Downs reserves the right to make changes to the job description whenever necessary.

The Mint Gaming Hall at Kentucky Downs is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.