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How to write a barback job description

Find skilled barbacks to work part-time or full-time in London. To help you hire the right candidates for your team, we’ve provided a barback job description template below. Customise it to suit your needs and find flexible, professional staff on the Coople platform.


A detailed barback job description is key to find and hire the right candidates. Providing essential details, such as the criteria and job responsibilities, allows candidates to determine if they’re well suited for the role.

What responsibilities should you mention in your barback job description?

  • Collecting glassware and maintaining a clean, tidy bar area.
  • Restocking liquor and replacing kegs.
  • Running food and clearing plates.
  • Stocking and replenishing bar items such as straws, napkins, peanuts and garnishes.
  • Assisting bartenders to take orders and resolve customer queries and complaints.
  • Processing orders to ensure customers are served in a timely manner.

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Which skills should you highlight in your barback job description?

If no specific skills or experience is required, you should still say, for example:
  • No previous experience needed.
  • Enthusiastic and friendly attitude is a must!
  • Comfortable working in a team under pressure and time constraints.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, must be comfortable engaging with a range of customers on a daily basis.
  • Physical ability to stand for extended periods of time.
If specific experience is required, be sure to specify what you need in your barback job description. For example:
  • Must be 18 or over to sell alcohol and other restricted goods.
  • 1 year minimum of bar or restaurant experience.
  • Food and alcohol handling certification.
  • Health & Safety training.
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What can barback applicants expect and prepare for at your facility?

This could include:
  • Specific uniform requirements and whether or not uniform and safety gear (provide examples) will be provided.
  • Notice of potential exposure to harmful substances  e.g. cleaning chemicals).
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Providing essential information in your barback job description helps to make sure that only the right candidates apply. This will save you time when you hire bar staff. More importantly, when you give our candidates the information they need to have a successful shift, they will be sufficiently prepared to do their best.

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