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Sean McDonald

Sean McDonald

Club Manager/Bartender/ Promotional Event Coordinator

Sabala's Mount Tabor

Portland, OR

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The Bijou Cafe

Host/Bartender

I work during weekends in a fast paced performance oriented breakfast/brunch establishment. Communicating with clientele that are waiting to seated, while sitting patrons, Filling coffee and water glasses emptying and resetting tables is the bulk of my tasks.. I also help the waitstaff with Cocktail preparation and whatever side work needs to be carried out. On Friday Jazz Nights I help set up the P.A. Bartend , and attend to the guests at the bar.

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Dan & Louis' Oyster Bar

Weekend Lead Bartender/ Server

Worked double shifts on the busiest days for this historical Portland establishments. Duties included making drinks for servers, while often waiting on two sections (Bar, Outside) at a time. Other duties included shucking oysters, preparing drink menus, and training servers on proper preparation of Cocktails.

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Voleur

Assistant Bar Manager

Increased Beer sales threefold by varying the tap handles. Closing Duties including daily accounts and bank drops. Worked often by myself in an establishment that had an upstairs, downstairs, and outside seating and on weekends stayed open till 4 a.m.

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Ron Tom's

Bartender

I brought a level of experience and credibility in the beginning years of this hipster stronghold. I increased clientele ,trained wait staff and bar backs.Helped to a create drink menu and troubleshoot problems as they occurred.

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Sabala's Mount Tabor

Club Manager/Bartender/ Promotional Event Coordinator

Wore a variety of Managerial Hats at this large capacity neighborhood venue. Was made General Manager of Operations whose duties included Bar Manager, Director of Promotions and Director of Public Relations. Also was Assistant Booking agent for the Club. This was a difficult position due to the club's financial woes as well as public perception. Included was a personal friendship with club Owner. I changed the atmosphere and the attitude as well as getting the clubs financial books in order to prepare for sale.

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Doug Fir Lounge

Bartender

I was part of the initial Bartending staff hired for this high profile, high volume establishment. It was a corporate structure with strict guidelines on conduct and protocol.

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Lane Community College

Music

Attended this 2 year college in Eugene gaining a greater knowledge of music in practice and theory.