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Ameristar Casino Resort Spa - Black Hawk, CO
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Be the Best You

Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) is a dynamic and growing casino entertainment company with more than 15,000 team members working at 16 casinos and racetracks located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Ohio - and PNK has a management contract for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San Antonio, Texas.

At PNK, we are guided by our team member promise - Be the Best You. Through this promise we strive to support our team members in living their best lives by offering them challenging and rewarding work, a competitive benefits package and opportunities to build lasting relationships.

Property Details

Photo - Black Hawk

Stepping into Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk is like entering a landmark mountain lodge in one of the West’s best-loved National Parks. Set in the Rocky Mountains, this modern casino hotel is 1.4 miles from Central City Opera, 8 miles from the tours at Argo Gold Mine and Mill, and 10 miles from I-70. With its soaring ceilings, timber beams and massive floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces, this two-story casino has a rustic elegance. Ameristar Black Hawk also boasts a luxury full-service hotel with 536 well-appointed rooms including 64 luxurious suites, a roof-top pool and full-service ARA Day Spa.


Ameristar Black Hawk

111 Richman Street, PO Box 45

Black Hawk, CO 80422


The Assistant Manager for our Starbucks outlet assists the Starbucks Restaurant Manager in overseeing all aspects of the F&B department and team, providing exceptional internal and external guest service. Primary focus is running the Starbucks and Club 38 outlets on property and their Team Members.


  • Adhere to all Guest Service standards for the position
  • Strategically train and develop for succession hourly Team Members
  • Supervise all aspects of employee relations including, but not limited to, hiring, coaching, mediating, recognizing, and evaluating hourly Team Members
  • Resolve beverage quality and service opportunities; communicate with appropriate Team Members and leaders on Guest feedback
  • Implements, adheres, and monitors all department and property policies and procedures including but not limited to standards of conduct, attendance, appearance, cash handling, confidentiality, safety, signature sequence of service, and sanitation  
  • Maintain the morale of the department through open communication and teamwork by deploying targeted communication strategies that inform and build support 
  • Interact with Guests and Team Members by maintaining a visible presence in Guest areas during peak business periods
  • Comply with all training initiatives including, but not limited to, attendance of all required participants, ongoing assessment of individual or department performance, and follow-up
  • Manage all financial operating expenses including, but not limited to, budget, P&L, labor costs, controllables and cost of goods
  • Analyze and recognize any deficiencies or problem areas and provide corrective action to accomplish desired results
  • Adjust or balance the size of staff in order to control labor costs without sacrificing Guest service
  • Work with all departments to successfully execute Ameristar strategies to maximize efficiencies and improve the Guest and Team Member experience
  • Perform all administrative duties as required to successfully manage the department
  • Ensure accountability for all compliance issues, regulations, laws, and health requirements as related to food and beverage operations


  • Strong problem solving, mediation, coaching, and consulting skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Knowledgeable of applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Fully Competent in Microsoft Office.     
  • Ability to develop and sustain productive Guest relationships.
  • Ability to train, mentor, and develop hourly Team Members.
  • High organizational skills and ability to complete several ongoing activities, projects, or assignments to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a high degree of honesty and candor.
  • Ability to adhere to, interpret, and explain company policies and procedures to others, including but not limited to attendance, appearance, safety, and security policies.
  • Ability to accept direction and coaching from supervisors, and adjust behaviors accordingly.
  • Ability to obtain support for ideas and actions from direct reports, peers, or supervisors in order to accomplish a task or goal.
  • High school diploma or certificate from educational institute preferred.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in beverage.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a Colorado Support Gaming License.
  • Able to maintain a valid state-issued Driver’s License and pass an MVR check.
  • Must be able to pass a background and drug test.