Steppenwolf Theatre Company is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Bar Manager to provide support, leadership and excellent hospitality service for our lobby concessions program and Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks.
A café and bar concept connected to our existing main lobby at 1700 N Halsted Street, Front Bar is a warm neighborhood hub servingcoffee and espresso by La Colombe Coffee Roasters, with food by The Goddess and Grocer available day and night. The bar program focuses on seasonal cocktails, beer and wine, with an emphasis on local and craft products.
Our lobby concessions program is a thematic extension of Front Bar, focusing on providing quality snacks and beverages and efficient service to guests before and during performances.
Through a relaxed, attentive, and sincere level of customer service, members of the Steppenwolf Audience Experience staff are committed to cultivating a safe and inviting experience for our guests, artists and community in our public spaces. As part of this team, the Bar Manager will support the daily operations of the restaurant and concessions program by supervising and educating staff with an emphasis on friendly, efficient service; creating staff schedules; managing purchases and inventory; ensuring adherence to food safety procedures; engaging our patrons as courteous, professional representatives of our company; assisting patrons with disabilities (which includes developing a proficiency in accessibility etiquette); coordinating with the box office and other departments to streamline service; monitoring and maintaining public spaces for safety, cleanliness, and presentation; and serving as a knowledgeable source of information about the theater and the city.
This position reports to the Food and Beverage Director.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company, recognized in 2009 as a Top Small Workplace by The Wall Street Journal, is where great acting meets big ideas. The theatre’s passion is to tell stories about how we live now; its mission is to engage audiences in an exchange of ideas that makes people think harder, laugh longer, feel more. The theatre celebrates and honors the core values of ensemble, innovation and citizenship. Steppenwolf has a commitment to diversity and equity, and the organization has a focus on diversifying the artists, audiences, staff and board who make Steppenwolf great.
As a not for profit, ensemble based theatre company operating in the city of Chicago, the company’s activities include a wide range of artistic programs including a five play subscription series, non-subscription mainstage productions, new play development and visiting companies, national and international tours, Steppenwolf for Young Adults play series, professional leadership programs, educational programs, new play commissions and workshops. Steppenwolf seeks to engage its community in a spirited dialogue around today’s issues, which results in more than 200 events produced throughout the year. The company owns five different facilities housing its three theatres, production facilities, offices and other support facilities and is managed under the leadership of Anna D. Shapiro, Artistic Director and David Schmitz, Executive Director.
Compensation is competitive with prevailing compensation for similar positions within the non-profit performing arts industry. Excellent benefit package offered, including medical and dental insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, vacation pay and paid sick leave.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are interested in receiving candidates from a broad spectrum of people, including women and people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.