Nantahala Outdoor Center

Bartender- River's End Restaurant

Job Locations US-NC-Bryson City
Job ID
Food & Beverage/ Hospitality


For 48+ years NOC has led the outdoor industry, taking more guests whitewater rafting and teaching more paddlers than any other outdoor recreation company. NOC also provides top-quality aerial and trail-based adventures, wilderness medicine as well as unmatched retail service, foodservice, lodging, and trip planning services. Behind NOC's success is our staff’s commitment to our five core values:  Lead by Example, Service Before Self, Do the Right Thing, Work Hard/Play Hard and Make it Happen. These core values unite a community of leaders and pioneers in an exciting, fun and always changing work environment. 


NOC career opportunities offer a rare combination of work in beautiful locations, a chance to grow skills and to share a passion for active outdoor recreation. Ideal candidates are leaders in the workplace that wish to join a unique, values-driven organization. They aspire to excellence in their fields and disciplines and they demonstrate a commitment to the service of others. Above all, they want to provide guests with unforgettable experiences. If this sounds like you, we hope you'll apply to join the NOC team.  


Job Summary


The Bartender of River's End Restaurant will be in charge of preparing beverages for guests and serving them at the bar or through the wait staff.  An ideal candidate will be prepared to: Maintainin a clean and organized work environment, Stock and maintain beer inventory and coolers, and welcome each guest to the bar in River's End with a friendly demeanor.


  • Mixing batched beverages using a shaker, muddler and other bar tools
  • Taking beverage orders from customers or wait staff and serving drinks as requested, paying extreme attention to detail
  • Satisfying guests requests in a timely manner
  • Assessing customer preferences and making drink recommendations
  • Collecting money for drinks served and providing change as needed out of bank
  • Checking identification to verify legal age requirements for all guests
  • Keeping a well-stocked bar with an adequate supply of liquor, beer, wine, ice, napkins, straws, glassware, and other accessories
  • Cleaning the bar and work area to maintain a sanitary environment
  • Organizing the bar area to streamline drink preparation and inventory
  • Slicing or preparing fruit garnishes for drinks
  • Complying with all food and beverage state and local regulations
  • Limiting customer problems by restricting alcohol intake and attempting to curtail inappropriate behavior
  • Preparing and infusing batch cocktails at the start of each shift
  • Assisting in taking to-go orders, making change and other aspects involved with handling the micros and cash drawer


  • Experience with bartending
  • Knowledge of drink mixing and garnishing
  • Strong communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Personable demeanor
  • Multitasking
  • Attention to detail
  • Organization
  • Strong observational skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to stand for long periods


The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to provide a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of this position. As the nature of business demands change, so too may the essential functions of this position.

The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any and all terms, conditions or privileges of employment including hiring, promotions, termination, training and compensation. The NOC does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic condition or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, where applicable. Furthermore, the NOC is committed to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment through respecting and valuing the diversity among employees and all those with whom the NOC does business.


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