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Position: Bartender
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date of Posting: August 3, 2022
Job Start Date: Early September
Application Deadline: August 12, 2022


For more than 30 years, Crow’s Theatre has been a leading force in the Canadian theatre landscape, recognized for provocative and award-winning new theatre work that has toured nationally and internationally. Resonating with Toronto’s civic, community, and cultural milieu, Crow’s Theatre adapts and evolves with the social, economic, and cultural environment of the city. Crow’s Theatre is distinguished as a preeminent cultural destination for its far-reaching imagination, ideas, exchange, diversity, and grassroots belief that the arts are essential to healthy and thriving communities.

Led by Artistic and General Director, Chris Abraham, and Executive Director, Sherrie Johnson, Crow’s Theatre is located at the corner of Dundas Street East and Carlaw Avenue in Toronto’s east end. Our home at Streetcar Crowsnest is comprised of four venues for cultural and community programming and events: the Guloien Theatre (200 seats); Studio Theatre (90); the Nada Ristich Studio Gallery (80); and the Lobby Bar. We also have a full-service restaurant on site that features 60 seats indoors and 75 on the outdoor patio. The facility features state-of-the-art technical and specialized theatrical equipment, full streaming and digital event capabilities, and artistic and administrative offices.


Crow's Theatre seeks a Bartender to join our team. This seasonal part-time position is an important and meaningful role in our vibrant and entrepreneurial cultural hub.

This position is responsible for ensuring the highest caliber of customer service, operations and guest/patron satisfaction. As a Bartender, you will report to the Bar Manager and the Manager of Ticketing and Venue Services. This position also works closely with the Events Department on any private functions in the space.

The following list outlines key responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all areas of the venue are a clean, safe and attractive public environment for patrons, that maintain the standards of cleanliness for COVID safety protocols
  • Liaise with the Box Office team regarding intermission service, opening nights, special events, meetings and receptions. 
  • Maintain an accurate float count and complete accurate cash out procedures at the end of shift 
  • Set up and close the bar area, including the patio space.
  • Provide the best customer service possible to all patrons entering the theatre 
  • Assist the Events Department by setting up and tearing down the set-ups for the private events 


  • Exemplary track-record of managing customer relations and fostering professional and respectful interactions between patrons and staff. 
  • Strong leadership, decision-making, analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills. 
  • Self-starter, detail oriented, flexible. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with multiple deadlines. 
  • An understanding of or experience with a not-for-profit organization. 
  • Ability to lift 25lbs+ is an asset
  • SmartServe certification required.
  • Knowledge of Touch Bistro would be an asset.
  • At least two years bartending experience
  • Mixology experience preferred
  • Deal effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations requiring diplomacy, tact, friendliness, poise and firmness.
  • Enjoys dealing with the public and volunteers.
  • Ability to maintain a calm and cheerful manner under pressure.
  • Equivalent work experience and appreciation for the Arts.
  • Cash management experience required.
  • Must be dependable, punctual, team player.


This is a part-time position. The hourly rate is $20/hr. Minimum 8-hour week, pending schedule for events. All tips earned during shift go to bartender working that shift; split between all bartenders who worked shift if multiple staff on.

Perks include staff discounts at Crow’s bar and on tickets for Crow’s productions.


As a condition of employment, all Crow’s Theatre employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 using a Health Canada approved vaccination dosage before joining the organization. For up-to-date information on our vaccination policy and mask mandate please visit our website.


To apply, please email your detailed resume and cover letter to hiring@crowstheatre.com

Refer to “Bartender” in the subject line.

The deadline to apply is Friday, August 12th, 2022

Crow’s is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non- discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, age, sex, religion or national origin.