Venue Manager

Rufus Bar

  • Date Listed: 2019-08-09
  • Location: Greville Street, Prahran VIC, Australia melbourne 3181
  • Salary: Not specified
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Position: Hospitality Management
  • Work Type: Full Time Work

The inimitable Rufus Bar in Prahran is reopening very shortly, and we require a professional Venue Manager with a dignified floor presence to carry out operations in our elegant late night venue.

Our well-loved cocktail bar specialises in martinis, champagne and whisky and offers an unparalleled level of service to guests. 

Our successful candidate will become our Head Butler (aka Venue Manager) and will be responsible for managing and developing a small, focused floor team to meet the Rufus standard of service. 

It is essential applicants are well-spoken and impeccably presented, with a refined demeanour and a one hundred per cent dedication to customer service. We are seeking someone with 2-3 years experience as a bar manager. 

A passion for and knowledge of fine food and wine is a must. 

Duties include:

  • Training and development of staff. Our guests should want for nothing while they are in our establishment. Attention to detail is of utmost importance.

  • Maintaining hands-on floor presence, especially at our busiest times.

  • Having flexibility to work nights and weekends in order to provide ongoing training to the team and ensure our brand standards are being met to an exacting level.

  • Working within budgets and brand guidelines to maximise profits.

  • At least 3 years in a similar position - extensive experience in wine bars/bistro/fine dining restaurants, and/or a Diploma level qualification in Hospitality.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Initiative, passion and the drive to deliver the highest standard of customer service

  • Excellent communication skills for staff, customers and suppliers

  • Positive, motivated & systematic personality

  • Valid RSA

  • Flexible availability - weekends and nights

  • An exacting eye for detail and the ability to uphold and elevate standards

  • Passion and experience in training and mentoring junior staff

  • The ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively

  • Expert knowledge in Wine and Beverage programs would be considered highly favourable.

Please send your CV along with a Cover Letter outlining three reasons why you feel you would be the perfect fit for the role of Venue Manager/Heat Butler of Rufus Bar for the attention of Daniel at

*Only successful candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview*

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  • Date Listed: 09.08.2019
  • Location: Greville Street, Prahran VIC, Australia
  • Salary: Not specified
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Position: Hospitality Management
  • Work Type: Full Time Work

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