Requisition ID
    Ameristar Casino Resort Spa - Black Hawk, CO
    Food & Beverage
    Position Type
  • Overview



    The 8042 Manager is responsible for developing an environment that creates excitement for guests and team members. Bar 8042 is the pulse of Black Hawk and enhances the mojo of the entire resort property.  The Manager is responsible for running the beverage and entertainment operation, including but not limited to, the cocktail, beverage and bottle service/entertainment programs. The 8042 Manager will also support casino beverage operations and will take full ownership in ensuring Bar 8042 and casino beverage operations maintain a profitable operation that creates magical, memorable moments for our guests while promoting and retaining a highly skilled workforce.


    • Hires, trains, motivates, evaluates and directs beverage/bar operations in order to ensure team members receive on the job coaching and resources to accomplish established objectives.
    • Plans and executes enticing bar events to deliver high quality products and creates memorable moments for our guests. This includes building relationships with guests, listening to their feedback and resolving any concerns.
    • Actively researches and investigates latest trends in the market and industry to continually update and freshen Bar 8042’s mojo to create the best experience for our guests.
    • Designs and executes programming based on time of day, day of week, and variable demographics.
    • Adheres to all Guest service standards for the property.
    • Interacts with Guests and Team Members by maintaining a visible presence in Guest areas during peak business periods.
    • Maintains the morale of the department through open communication and teamwork by deploying a variety of communication strategies that informs and builds support.
    • Works with all departments to successfully execute Ameristar strategies to maximize efficiencies and improve the Guest and Team Member experience.
    • Partners with the scheduling team to ensure appropriate staffing levels to deliver an excellent guest experience while meeting financial goals.
    • Establishes department standards, guidelines and goals. Maintains other administrative processes, such as budget and staffing, to ensure proper planning and efficient operation of beverage and related functions. Responsible for ordering and maintaining accurate inventory levels of all supplies.
    • Conducts inspections of front-of-the-house areas to ensure compliance with procedures, security of company assets, and guest/team member safety.
    • Strives for continued improvement of beverage outlets by constantly reviewing guest satisfaction, volume, revenue and cost of sales, and implementing necessary changes to allow the most successful operation of services and fulfillment of Ameristar Black Hawk’s objectives. In addition, partners with the marketing and promotions team to ensure competitiveness in the market. 
    • Advises organization in beverage-related issues, such as the planning of special events, in order to provide the expertise needed for successful implementation of plans.
    • Responsible for the leadership of the Team Members. This includes:
      • Staffs, trains, and coaches to ensure the team receives appropriate feedback to deliver excellent guest service.
      • Upholds appearance and conduct standards to ensure that they are meeting the outlined expectations.
      • Coordinates, plans and communicates with the marketing department to determine talent needs for special events, player development parties, promotions, and group sales.
      • Assists the talent team in recruitment on a consistent basis. 
      • Upholds cash handling, confidentiality, and safety standards. 
    • Ensures accountability for all compliance issues, regulations, laws, and health requirements as related to food and beverage operations.

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    These skills and abilities are typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or related field and 5 years’ experience directly related to food or beverage, at least two years supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position preferred. Knowledge of gaming industry and strong public relations skills desired.  



    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of team members as well as outside contacts.
    • Strong problem solving, mediation, coaching, and consulting skills.
    • Fully competent in Microsoft Office and Point of Sale systems.
    • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
    • Possession of, and ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license
    • Possession of, and ability to obtain and maintain a Colorado Support Gaming License
    • Must successfully pass background check and alcohol and drug screening.
    • Must be at least 21 years of age.




    • Lead with Courage – Demonstrate the courage to stand up for values and beliefs regardless of the situation.  Be willing to have tough conversations that will benefit team members, guests and the business
    • Know the Business – Take an active role in understanding how the business operates and continuously pursue new knowledge to inform business decisions and maintain functional expertise. Look beyond PNK to keep up-to-date on industry trends and best practices outside of the gaming and hospitality industry. 
    • Drive Vision and Purpose – Translate organizational vision and culture into targeted team and/or individual goals that will drive performance. Take action to get results with an appropriate sense of urgency.
    • Champion Change – Embrace change as an opportunity rather than a roadblock and inspire others to do the same. When a decision is made, get on board and bring others along with a positive approach. 
    • Communicate with Influence – Practice open, honest and clear communication with all team members. Tailor communication style, approach and content based on the situation and audience needs or concerns.
    • Be Curious – Continuously seek out new opportunities to learn and grow. Ask questions to dig deeper in order to continually improve upon outcomes.
    • Build Trust – Gain the respect, confidence and trust of others by following through on commitments and actively demonstrating the highest standards of honesty, integrity and authenticity.


    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

    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.


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