Assistant Bar Manager – Bar Oso

Position:             Assistant Bar Manager, Bar Oso
Reports to:        Restaurant Director

Bar Oso  – “oso” meaning “bear” in Spanish, an homage to Whistler’s wildlife – is open daily and offers a profusion of Spanish-influenced small plates, tapas, and house-made charcuterie perfect for lunch, dinner and late night.

We are currently hiring a full time, permanent Assistant Bar Manager position.

The Assistant Bar Manager will help inspire, develop, oversee and manage the front-of-house team, while working closely with the management team to support the delivery of a unique and elevated cocktail and wine program, along with a guest experience that is in harmony with the kitchen’s food program.

(other duties may be assigned as required)

  • Serves as an inspirational, committed and responsible leader to the restaurant’s front-of-house teams
  • Assists with overseeing the day-to-day operations, and assist with month end inventories
  • Maintains exceptional standards of professionalism and hospitality
  • Leads by example, inspiring staff to deliver a memorable food and beverage experience every time
  • Displays a genuine passion to facilitate and exceed guest service expectations
  • Ensures the delivery of superior customer service through effective staff training and education
  • Actively participates in the mentorship and support of all junior team members
  • Develops a strong and positive rapport with both staff and guests alike
  • Under the direction of the Restaurant Director, initiates and executes special projects as required


  • A strong knowledge of today’s cocktail mixology programs
  • Well organised and able to work at speed and deal with high volume
  • Previous experience  in a premium food and beverage operation
  • A professionally recognized wine certificate is an asset [WSET or equivalent]
  • Highly committed to a premium level of quality
  • A solutions provider committed to a vision of service to create an ultimate guest experience
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • Superior conflict resolution skills, with the ability to relate professionally to all levels of staff, management, clientele, suppliers, and partners
  • Excellent planning, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to handle conflicting deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Comfortable with dealing with media, and VIP guests
  • It is essential to have the flexibility to work evenings, weekends and holidays

Applicants must have Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status, CIS, or a valid work permit.

Interested, qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume online at This position will remain open until filled.