Assistant Bar Manager

Odd Culture, Fitzroy (VIC)

Full Time

Odd Culture Group is breaking new ground with its newest development. Wine bar & bottle shop Odd Culture Fitzroy. Seated on Fitzroy’s Brunswick Street, the natural booze concept is led by Group Beverage Manager Jordan Blackman, and is the realisation of the Group’s marked focus on natural wine, craft beer and spirits made by producers with conscious farming efforts, working sustainably, organically and/or biodynamically, offering an honest expression of terroir, using native yeasts, bacteria and cultures.

This is where you come in. We’re calling for a seasoned, bright and ambitious Assistant Bar Manager to coordinate and oversee the successful operation of the wine bar & store

Sweeping up a handful of accolades since our inception in 2021, including Timeout Sydney’s #1 Bar and a Hat in this year’s Good Food Guide, our bar and restaurant in Newtown boasts a serious and extensively curated food and beverage offering; each exploring all things fermentation, focussed on both presenting new creations and innovating on timeless classics.

We’ve got an opportunity for a hospitality management professional to join our bar team, which involves leading a roster of dedicated bartenders to create fantastic experiences through exceptional product execution, and with the breadth of beer, wine and cocktail knowledge to back it up in guest service. With such an extensive offering, you’d be expected to know your way across the wine tome as well as you can pour a Melbourne Bitter and work the prep & batch of a ferment-heavy cocktail program, but guidance and mentorship from experienced senior management can bridge the gaps for a passionate learner.

Skills, responsibilities & experience

  • Creating positive guest experiences with thorough and extensive beer, wine, and cocktail knowledge
  • Maintaining accountability for the presentation of the physical store, ensuring that the wine bar & bottle shop is always held to company standards and visually appealing
  • Professional and experienced leadership approach
  • Working with seasonal produce and ferments to develop seasonal cocktail menus
  • Passion for fermentation and experimental techniques
  • Ordering, stocktake, and cellar management experience
  • Well-versed in venue compliance, including RSA management and licensing
  • Critical and creative thinking 
  • Bottle shop experience a bonus

If you have previous experience in a high-volume cocktail bar and can work your way around complex prep and batching work to consistently deliver on innovative and experimental product specs, this kind of beverage program will suit you well. This is a professional hospitality environment, and a great opportunity to work with a creative and collaborative group of experienced managers and staff

A Career with Odd Culture Group:

We believe in creating a sustainable industry for a career in hospitality – so we’ve got the perks to boot!

Inclusion in our People & Odd Culture program, providing nationally-recognised training, dedicated mentorship, immersion in OCG projects, and progression in your chosen field

Hands on mentorship from seasoned hospitality operators, creating a vison against the grain

Group-wide staff discounts across our venues

Support and assistance from a skilled and dynamic head office team

Participate in venue initiatives for creative solutions across the group, with cash and bar tab prizes

Work in a young and dynamic company led by career hospitality professionals from many sectors in the industry

Be treated with respect and pushed to be your best

A truly diverse and supportive environment

Transparent overtime and time in lieu policy

A rapidly growing group with many opportunities for progression

Work with industry-leading processes and technology


So…The ball’s in your court! Apply with a copy of your CV and we’ll get in touch with you to chat about a career with Odd Culture Group.