The Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) is a non-profit arts and cultural organization serving West Michigan’s lakeshore community. We offer year-round live performances, classes, and workshops for adults and children, outreach programs, festivals, exhibitions, a Farmer’s Market, and professional theatre in the summer. The SCA is also a rental venue for weddings, receptions, meetings, and more.

The SCA is currently recruiting Bartenders for Spring/Summer/Fall 2019. We are looking for someone who feels comfortable working with Event Assistants, guests of the SCA, caterers, volunteers, and others within our facility. You play a key role in offering the highest levels of customer service to patrons at the SCA as a Bartender.

The SCA is seeking 4 additional Bartenders for 2019.

The energetic, organized, and welcoming person in this hourly position is the “face of the SCA” during events at the Art Center including classes, films, lectures, performances, weddings, and other rental events. As part of the front line of the SCA, the Bartenders must maintain the image of the SCA to all patrons, donors, members and employees. The Bartenders are the “face of the SCA” in terms of attitude, competency, knowledge, and appearance.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Working with the Hospitality Coordinator and Rental Coordinator to execute requirements for performance/event contracts including:

  • Serving customers in a friendly and timely manner
  • Reporting low inventory of alcohol and products served at the bar
  • Reporting low inventory of paper products and bar accoutrements
  • Collecting payment while working a performance or event
  • Setting up bar and pulling stock before events
  • Cleaning up (day/night of) after working events
  • Stocking and restocking cooler for future events
  • Completing and turning in proper paperwork


• Assist at performances and special events as scheduled
• Maintain facility cleanliness before, during, and after events
• Organize kitchen, recyclables, and returnables
• Be knowledgeable about the SCA and Saugatuck area
• Lift materials of up to 40 pounds on occasion
• Work with the public (guests), performers, vendors, volunteers, and other SCA staff

• Must possess exemplary interpersonal skills, and be able to interact with staff, board, volunteers, guests, instructors and performers in a professional manner
• Money handling and retail experience utilizing cash and Square app desired
• Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to work well with others and be a team player
• Ability to follow written and verbal direction
• Event appropriate clothing
• TiPS Trained (will train if needed)
• Previous bartending experience required
• Must be 21 or older to apply

REPORTS TO: Bartenders report to the Hospitality Coordinator, Mary Ihle.

COMMITMENT: This person fulfills a seasonal, 15-22 hour/week position at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Employees must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends. This job is performed throughout the entire SCA property. Must be available through September 1, 2019.


TO APPLY: Send resume and cover to Hospitality Coordinator Mary Ihle at [email protected]

DEADLINE: Submissions will be accepted until May 1, 2019

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