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The Howard Hughes Corporation, the nationally-recognized real estate company overseeing the re-development of New York City’s Seaport District, envisions the repositioning of the property as a magnet for attracting locals and visitors alike with a unique, year-round blend of entertainment, food and retail offerings.  The centerpiece of the Seaport District’s renaissance is an entirely re-imagined Pier 17 complex, featuring a one-of-a-kind outdoor Rooftop event and entertainment space with stunning views, designed for the presentation of high-profile headline concerts, corporate and private event rentals, television events, and a Winter Village experience, among other programming.
Pier 17 will feature four unique venues: R17, Heineken Riverdeck, Market Hall, and The River Lounge.  R17 is located on the rooftop of Pier 17. This fine-dining restaurant, complete with two rooftop terraces, will play host to the Pier 17 Rooftop concert series and its V.I.P's.
The three venues on the ground floor will meet the needs of all guests. Heineken Riverdeck consists of multiple kiosks, which offer an express way to purchase Heineken beers and sodas, while relaxing and enjoying river views. Market Hall is an all-day grab & go dining experience with fun specialty cocktails. The River Lounge presents an exciting escape. In the evening, live music, a small plates menu, and inventive cocktails turn The River Lounge into one of the city’s most sophisticated lounges.
Each venue at Pier 17 delivers exclusive views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the city skyline. As an essential part of New York for over 300 years, the re-envisioned Seaport District will continue to function as a much-needed community anchor and a “Port of Discovery” for the rapidly growing population of Lower Manhattan.
The ideal candidate has a genuine passion for hospitality, comfortable in a fast-paced environment, and determined to provide guests with an excellent dining experience. This is an opportunity for someone who wants to learn and grow while working in a friendly, relaxed, but professional environment. The Barback is responsible for delivering food to guest, set up, break down, and maintaining the bar throughout service.
  • Conduct daily bar inspections; set up bar, maintain bar par levels, maintain bar cleanliness and organization, prepare juices, garnishes, stock refrigerators, and label perishables as per DOH and restaurant guidelines.
  • Assist Bartenders throughout service, which includes but not limited to serving food to guest, bussing tables, and prepping drinks for batches.
  • Changing Kegs and other supplies needed for service.
  • Stock and maintain a well organized and "ready to go" bar at all times.
  • Operate ethically to protect the image of the company.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with others by promoting teamwork and fostering a harmonious working environment.
  • Understand and perform job duties to the expectations
  • Minimum of 2 year Barback experience with knowledge of wine, beer, spirits, and proper beverage handling.
  • Must have a strong sense of urgency & organization
  • Must be conscious of physical presentation, meticulous to detail, and clean work habits.
  • Possess the ability to multitask with a calm demeanor and be able to maintain order under pressure.
  • Embody a warm and engaging personality with poise and elegance
  • Be professional, articulate, friendly, and punctual.
  • Be self-disciplined, show initiative, and demonstrate high degree of drive and determination
  • Possess a positive attitude and strong work ethic with the mentality of a team player.
  • Full-time flexible hours are required (able to work breakfast, nights, weekends, holidays).
  • Ability to lift 50lb.