Catalyst – Bartender

​​Catalyst, a modern American cuisine restaurant located in Kendall Square, is searching for a bartender to join their FOH team. The bartender reports directly to the Restaurant Manager/Sommelier and collaborates with all departments and team members as needed. The right candidate must have a passion for creating crafted cocktails and extensive crafted beer knowledge. He/she is expected to deliver excellent service while maintaining Catalyst service standards and health and safety practices.

Catalyst Restaurant is dedicated to creating a positive and enthusiastic work environment that cultivates creativity and hard work.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • TIPS Certified
  • Minimum of two years previous bartending experience
  • Strong wine and spirits knowledge
  • Ability to multi-task and handle stressful situations
  • Critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • Passionate about the hospitality industry and service
  • Understand excellent service and the culture of hospitality
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with guests and colleagues
  • Treats guests and all team members with respect and professionalism
  • Upholding the Catalyst vision statement and standards
  • Cultivating a positive work environment
  • AM/PM weekday availability and weekend availability
  • Food safety training considered a bonus

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Greet guests and present menus
  • Take food/beverage orders and communicate dietary restrictions to the guest and kitchen team
  • Upsell when appropriate
  • Maintain cleanliness of bar
  • Setup/breakdown bar daily
  • Preparing the bar for the following shift
  • Prepare and serve selections of wines, spirits and cocktails from the menu while ensuring proper mixing and blending
  • Assist with developing new cocktails for the beverage program
  • Deliver checks and collect payments
  • Adhere to all relevant health department rules/regulations and Catalyst standards
  • Follow Catalyst steps of service
  • Complete daily side work
  • Correctly use POS system


  • Paid PTO for Full-time Employees
  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • 401K
  • Catalyst is Closed for the Following Holidays (unless a private event is booked):

New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

If you are interested in joining the Catalyst team, please send a cover letter and resume to the address provided below.

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