Bar Manager (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Novotel Canberra


Novotel Canberra are looking to re-position and strengthen our Food & Beverage operations by appointing a Bar Manager to oversee all aspects of beverage services.

Reporting to the Director Culinary Services, you will be responsible for the operations of our First Edition Restaurant & Bar, focusing on creating and maximising service and revenue opportunities while ensuring the wellbeing of patrons and staff.

A great opportunity to make your mark through your unique cocktail list, wine selection and drinks list. As part of the senior management team you will oversee the operations of the bar, restaurant, functions & events as well as in-room dining, while maintaining RSA and legal requirements of the venue.

Other shared responsibilities include rostering, staff training and ensuring adequate stock is available to keep things running smoothly in a fun and dynamic environment by offering high standards of customer service at all times.


As part of the Department Head leadership team, your energy, drive and positive attitude are key attributes.

  • You are passionate, curious, innovative and knowledgeable about Wines, Cocktails, Gins, Whisky tastings and Beer offerings, as well as coffee culture.
  • You have a desire to provide excellent service through memorable interactions with guests and staff.
  • You are interested in self-development and furthering your hospitality career.
  • You want “ownership” and a sense of autonomy in your day to day operations.
  • Focused on building a culture of team work and exceptional service.
  • Committed to Food Safety Programs and hygiene.
  • Team development, training and mentoring (succession planning).


Novotel Canberra is the 2nd largest hotel in Canberra with 286 guest rooms located in the heart of the city. The Novotel features First Edition Restaurant & Bar, 7 conference rooms, indoor pool, spa, sauna and gym. With a long legacy of providing premium accommodation and culinary experiences to business travelers, tourists and sports groups and fans.


An amazing opportunity to be part of the team for Australia’s largest hotel chain offering career growth opportunities across multiple brands locally and internationally. The position also offers, employee discounts across the Accor Network, dry cleaning, online training opportunities through the Accor Academy (RTO) and flexible working hours.

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