The Rudder – Bar Manager

The Rudder, an iconic restaurant and bar since the 1950s, is seeking full-time Bar Manager, who is passionate about the craft of the cocktail. Located in the Rocky Neck neighborhood of Gloucester, The Rudder has a decidedly neighborhood vibe that is warm and inviting. The restaurant also invites guests to visit us by boat and dine with us right on the water. Combining the fine food and attentive hospitality of Chef Barbara Lynch, The Rudder offers a rotating menu highlighting Gloucester’s local seafood and operates April-December each year (seasonal).

Our team of talented and passionate individuals is the foundation of everything we do.


  • 3 years relevant bartending/managing experience at a craft cocktail bar or upscale dining establishment
  • Must be a strong leader with strategic management skills
  • Foster a dynamic, fun and inclusive culture
  • Possessing great organizational and prioritization skills
  • An innate sense of hospitality and enthusiasm for food, beverage and service
  • ServSafe Alcohol and TIPS certified
  • Ability to keep the bar organized, stocked and clean
  • Willingness to embrace the challenge to excel


  • This individual will work closely with all employees to maintain excellence in all aspects of the beverage program
  • They will provide guidance and recommendations to both our staff and guests to create an exceptional dining experience
  • Must be able to deal with difficult situations and people, while exhibiting a consistent level of professionalism
  • Menu development and cocktail creation as well as pairing beverages with cuisine 
  • Placing orders for liquor, wine, and beer as well as maintaining inventory levels that are cost effective
  • Identify strong staff members who can be further developed and coordinate additional development

Representing a variety of backgrounds and experiences, everyone is united by a shared commitment to excellence, education, and hospitality. Candidates must have availability on weekends and evenings and experience in a high-volume full-service restaurant. Ideal candidates will thrive in a team culture focused on exceeding guest expectations. Tip compensation meets and exceeds industry standards.

This is an opportunity to work for a well-renowned restaurant collective that encourages internal growth and promotes from within; you will hone your skills with a management team working directly under Chef Barbara. Applicants should possess a strong desire to further their careers and demonstrate good leadership skills. Candidates should share a passion for ingredients, technique, discipline and hospitality. You must be available weekdays and/or weekends to be eligible for this position. The Rudder is an entity of the Barbara Lynch Collective, an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment Type(s): Full-time, Part-time

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