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Event Bartender

Happy Apple Celebrations in Norwalk, IA is a 3rd generation owned apple orchard turned premier wedding venue.  We strive to make each event as successful and beautiful as every couple deserves.  We take pride in helping create above par wedding memories and know that our awesome staff members are the cornerstone of that experience.  For our employees, I love being the boss you have always wanted! 

I believe work can be a fun and rewarding time while still getting the job done.

We are seeking a bartending staff member interested in working on an 'on-call' basis for weddings & special events. Earn extra money in your free time! Perfect for students, teachers, full-time employees or stay at home parents looking for supplemental income (while having an enjoyable evening!) The ideal candidates will have previous bartending experience, however, we are willing to train the right applicant. Must be willing to ‘dress up’, maintain positive guest interactions while accurately mixing and serving beverages to guests in a friendly and efficient manner.

Responsibilities: (Including but not limited to)

  • Setup

    • Prior to the bar opening, the bartender is responsible for setting up the beverage service area. The bartender makes sure the bar is stocked with appropriate glasses, cocktail stirring rods, napkins. The bartender also stocks the bar with ice, soft drinks, liquor, wine, beer, mixers and drink garnishes.

  • Service​

    • The bartender is responsible for filling drink orders for guests, answering questions about drink ingredients, and making suggestions for different types of beverages and cocktails.

    • The bartender is responsible for ensuring that alcoholic beverages are not dispensed to people under the age of 21 or intoxicated individuals in accordance with Iowa law.

    • If the event is a cash bar, the bartender is responsible for accurately taking payment for drinks by and giving correct change if cash is used.

    • The bartender is also responsible for keeping the bars stocked, clean, and attractive to promote the high nature of the event or wedding and so that the bride and groom are kept happy at all times.

  • Tear Down

    • After closing, the bartender is responsible for cleaning down the bar, washing and storing barware, and disposing of trash and recyclables, including plastic cups, bottles, and cans. The bartender disposes leftover garnishes and thoroughly cleans and disinfects the bar equipment.


  • Valid Driver's License required

  • Must be 21 years of age

  • Prior bartending: preferred

  • Must be willing to complete I-PACT (State of Iowa's Alcohol Certification) 


$15.00 - $20.00 per hour