Seasonal Lead Bartender

Supervisor: Dining and Beverage Manager

Employee Status:  Seasonal, Full-time hours

Location: On-site (99 Inn Road, Shelburne, VT 05482)

Start & End Date: May 1st - October 31st, 2024

Pay rate:  $15/hour + tip

Work Schedule: 4-5 shifts/week; 3:00 pm- 10 pm


What You’ll Do

  • Engaging with guests with a focus on the farms mission
  • Maintaining a clean and organized bar and wine cellar
  • Knowledge of wine, spirits and beer
  • Preparation of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for visiting guests
  • Working with the Beverage Director to develop a specialty cocktail program 
  • Interact with guests with a positive attitude and proper service techniques
  • Managing bar inventory and alerting the Dining & Beverage Manager when an order is needed
  • Proper setup and breakdown of the bar nightly
  • Assisting with set up and break down of events


What You'll Bring:

  • Experienced: Previous bartending experience is required.
  • Mission-Aligned: You are excited to be part of Shelburne Farms’ mission to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future and you understand how important the hospitality and food experiences we offer are for advancing the Farm’s mission.  
  • Organized:  You have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Gracious: You are warm, friendly, and generous. You understand that the art of hospitality lies in creating a sense of welcome and belonging for the people with whom you interact.
  • Flexible: Your life allows for flexibility to work evenings, weekends, holidays and extended hours
  • Inclusive: You are comfortable working with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds


Additional Valued Skills 

  • Familiarity with a Point of Sales (POS) systems preferred


Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • Seasonally demanding work schedule
  • Lift up to 20 lbs and be active for extended periods of time
  • Indoor spaces lack conventional heating and cooling



  • We offer a 30% discount on Farm products.
  • Six (6) days (total of 48 hours) of paid Sick Time for all seasonal employees, regardless of average hours worked/week and length of seasonal time working on the farm.


To Apply

If our vision and mission excite you, we hope you will share with us your experience and skill set that you feel would qualify you to make a contribution to the Farm.

You are invited to submit an application online, in person, or by mail to: 

  • with “Lead Bartender” in the subject line, or
  • Shelburne Farms attn: Human Resources, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT 05482
  • Need additional support? Call our Human Resource Director at 802-985-0370.

We recognize the resume doesn’t tell us everything so please include a response with your resume to better answer why your unique characteristics and life experience will help you in this position. We are happy to hear more about what you feel you will bring to the role.


At Shelburne Farms, we value equitable access to employment opportunities and career growth as central to our vision for a sustainable future.  We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and strongly stand against discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to shifting our resources towards amplifying and uplifting historically marginalized communities to provide a fair and just opportunity for employment.  Candidates with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

$15/hour + tip
Full or Part Time
Date Posted: March 4