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Current Job Opportunities at Woodinville Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries

Submitted: 3/15/19

Job Description: Tasting Room Manager
Status: Full-Time Employee – Reports to General Manager
Company: Novelty Hill · Januik Winery
Job Location: 14710 Redmond-Woodinville Rd NE, Woodinville

Hiring Manager: Dana Jackson
Email Resume: dana@noveltyhilljanuik.com

Novelty Hill-Januik Winery is an iconic winery located in Woodinville wine country, twenty minutes outside of Seattle, Washington. We are a well-established venue with an exceptional culinary program, award-winning wines and state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities.

This role is pivotal for providing superior customer service to all tasting room traffic and guests, while maintaining and running a very fast paced tasting room that exists inside an equally busy venue space.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Set the standard for service skills, salesmanship, and hospitality for all staff
  • Develop and construct elevated tasting room experiences with distinct goals and measures of success
  • Design programs to increase sales and average check
  • Manage and develop tasting room Leads and Associates
  • Manage a large, high-volume Tasting Room from the top down
  • Work with Winery Leadership on organization-wide development and growth
  • Set and meet department budget and budget goals set on an annual basis
  • Develop and implement a training and education program for all Events and Tasting Room staff
  • Develop and implement incentive program for tasting room team
  • Motivate and mentor tasting room staff for absolute success
  • Supervise and run a tasting room representing veteran wine maker Mike Januik with exemplary poise and flexibility
  • Maintain tasting room data for trends in sales
  • Manage and communicate wine inventory and availability for retail sales
  • Participate in all wine club events, including release weekends
  • Manage the hiring, and training all Tasting Room staff
  • Work with Sales Department for VIP guests
  • Problem solve with vendors 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of winery experience with a proven track record of sales success in a fast-paced, guest-centric environment
  • Hospitality and/or food and beverage industry experience preferred
  • Schedule flexibility is a must; work week will be Thursday – Monday
  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from four-year university preferred
  • Seasoned professional who is ready to contribute to our company on day one and who can contribute to our long-term strategic goals
  • Strong attention to detail and superb organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to be self-managed, yet also a team player

Novelty Hill-Januik Winery offers a generous benefit package and competitive salary.

Qualified candidates should send resumes and salary requirement to Dana Jackson: dana@noveltyhilljanuik.com. Please, no phone calls or drop-ins. Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only offer interviews to those candidates who meet our minimum qualifications and who we feel would be the right fit for our organization.

Submitted: 3/15/19

Job Description: Line Cook/Pizza Maker
Salary:
$16-$18 per hr. DOE, Benefits and Paid Vacation, Reports to Executive Chef
Company: Novelty Hill · Januik Winery
Job Location: 14710 Redmond-Woodinville Rd NE, Woodinville

Hiring Manager: Liam Spence, Executive Chef
Email Resume: chefliamspence@gmail.com

Novelty Hill-Januik Winery is a full-service Tasting Room and Events venue located in Woodinville, WA. Under legendary Washington winemaker Mike Januik, the winery creates award-winning wines, produces world-class corporate and private events, including weddings, and hosts over 40,000 Tasting Room guests per year.

Summary:
We are in search of a talented and motivated Line/Pizza Cook to assist the Executive Chef and Sous Chef in managing kitchen operations, executing private and Wine Club events, and advancing our food program. The right person is flexible, eager to learn and has a “Can do attitude” and willing to assist where ever needed. A deep passion for customer service, and a desire to execute to the highest standards. This candidate is comfortable working with multiple departments and thrives in an ever-changing environment.

Duties:

  • Support Executive Chef & Sous Chef in all aspects of culinary execution
  • Follow Executive or Sous Chef’s instructions
  • Ensure stations are set up and stocked to chef’s specifications
  • Ensure food comes out simultaneously, in high quality, and in a timely fashion
  • Garnish and finish plates to Executive or Sous Chef’s specifications
  • Clean up station and manage leftover food appropriately
  • Follow all procedures regarding food safety and health code regulations
  • Follow regular and thorough cleaning procedures for all kitchen areas, walk-in cooler/freezer and equipment
  • Exercise safe equipment operation and regular maintenance
  • Ensure compliance with all recycling rules and standards
  • Report any maintenance issues as soon as they occur
  • Comply with all nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Performing other duties as directed

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 to 2 years related experience
  • Ability to lift 55 pounds and work on feet for long periods of time
  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays, and evening events
  • Must be a motivating team player who can work efficiently in high volume situations
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude with coworkers and customers
  • Must hold a valid food handlers certification card and have HACCP knowledge
  • Must have reliable transportation to get to work
  • Ability to work 50+ hours per week, in accordance with business needs

Qualified candidates should send resumes and salary requirements to Liam Spence, Executive Chef at, chefliamspence@gmail.com. Please, no phone calls or drop-ins. Due to the high volume of responses, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Submitted: 3/14/19

Job Description: Tasting Room Assistant Manager
Company: Eye of the Needle Winery
Job Location: 19501 – 144th Ave NE, Suite D-1200, Woodinville

Hiring Manager: Lauren Bullock
Email Resume: lauren@eotnwinery.com

Eye of the Needle is a family-owned winery, recognized for their award-winning wines and community philanthropy. We are looking for a team player that is a dynamic, self-motivated professional. The EOTN team are the first and most important brand ambassadors and shall be well spoken, polished, hard-working, and highly independent. We seek an individual who is passionate about wine and demonstrates warmth and grace with our customers. The TR Assistant Manager will be expected to have proven sales and wine industry experience, high integrity, a “can-do” attitude and a philanthropic heart. Lots of potential growth with the right sense of values and direction.

Responsibilities:

  • Part-time up to 30/hrs. per week, including weekends
  • Daily retail sales, wine clubs sign ups
  • Event coordination for TR and private groups
  • Generate and execute ideas to build TR traffic, track results
  • Educate guests on winery history and EOTN wines with a warm, enthusiastic manner and have fun!!
  • Fulfill shipping requests from online orders
  • Cover off-site events
  • Attend and participate in monthly tasting room meetings
  • Assist with daily opening and closing duties including wine inventory

Qualifications/skills:

  • At least 1-2 years tasting room experience
  • Event planning experience a must
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher)
  • Excellent communication, customer service and hospitality skills required
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
  • Work as a team in a courteous and respectful manner at all times
  • Must be able to lift 40lbs and stand for long periods of time
  • Valid WA State driver’s license / MAST permit license / Food Handler Permit

Submitted: 3/14/19

Job Description: Tasting Room Associate
Company: Eye of the Needle Winery
Job Location: 19501 – 144th Ave NE, Suite D-1200, Woodinville

Hiring Manager: Lauren Bullock
Email Resume: lauren@eotnwinery.com

We are looking for a weekend TR Associate that is a dynamic, self-motivated professional. The EOTN team are the first and most important brand ambassadors and shall be well spoken, polished, hardworking, and highly independent. We seek an individual who is passionate about wine and demonstrates warmth and grace with our customers. The TR Associate position entails creating memorable experiences for all guests that visit the winery, as well as working in a team-oriented environment.

TR Associate Responsibilities:

  • Educate guests on winery history and EOTN wines with a warm, enthusiastic manner and have fun!!
  • Daily retail sales, wine clubs sign ups
  • Assist with daily opening and closing duties including wine inventory
  • Maintain cleanliness of the tasting room at all times
  • Participate in event programs, on and off site
  • 2+ days a week, including weekends and holidays
  • Reliable transportation required

Qualifications/skills:

  • Excellent communication, customer service and hospitality skills required
  • Must be at least 21 years of age / Valid WA State driver’s license / MAST permit license
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
  • Work as a team in a courteous and respectful manner at all times
  • Must be able to lift 40lbs and stand for long periods of times
  • Valid WA State driver’s license / MAST permit license / Food Handler Permit

Submitted: 3/11/19

Job Description: Tasting Room Manager
Company: Market Vineyards 
Job Location: 14810 NE 145th Street, Ste A-2, Woodinville

Hiring Manager: Cassie Cabuag
Email Resume: cassie@marketvineyards.com

About Us:
Market Vineyards is a high-end boutique Washington winery with tasting rooms in Richland and Woodinville. We take pride in offering remarkable wines created with hand-picked fruit sourced from premiere vineyards in the Columbia Valley and Red Mountain growing regions.

Guest Service Representative:
Market Vineyards is hiring a Guest Services Representative to provide superior customer service for all guests, members and visitors while acting as a brand ambassador and providing an environment of exceptional guest experiences. Candidates must possess strong customer service skills, be able to share our story with guests and be able to easily and skillfully sell our wine and wine club. This individual must be passionate about wine and able to communicate this enthusiasm to guests and staff while maintaining an inviting atmosphere and enthusiastic attitude.

Tasting Room Lead (Thursday-Monday availability required):
In addition to guest service representative duties in the tasting room, our lead will oversee functionality in the day to day tasting room experience. Including but not limited to: wine club management, in-house event organization, customer relations and inventory regulation. Tasting room lead will work a set schedule between Thursday-Monday (set days open for change).

Compensation:
Guest Service Representative start @ $13.00/hr + tips
Tasting Room Lead start @ $15.00/hr +tips

Submitted: 2/26/19

Job Description: Manager
Company: Torii Mor Winery 
Job Location: 14525 148th Ave NE Ste. 112 Woodinville

Hiring Manager: Nichole Cruz
Email Resume: nichole@toriimorwinery.com

Torii Mor Winery is an Oregon based Pinot Noir producer located in the Willamette Valley. We operate a remote tasting room located in Woodinville, Washington.

The Torii Mor Woodinville Tasting Room is now hiring for a part-time/fill-in Tasting Room Associate position. Candidate must have a flexible schedule and be willing to work holidays and weekends.

DUTIES:

– Promote wine sales as well as Wine Club memberships
– Create a positive and memorable tasting experience for guests
– Expand brand awareness and educate customers on products through face to face interaction.
– Assist with onsite/offsite special events
– Operate POS system
– Maintain a clean and tidy environment for guests
– Responsible for daily opening and closing procedures
– Data entry

REQUIREMENTS:

– Demonstrate ability to increase sales and meet weekly/monthly sales goals
– Friendly, enthusiastic and professional demeanor
– Exceptional customer service skills
– Wine knowledge preferred, but not required
– Must be team-oriented, reliable and dedicated
– Positive interpersonal skills
– Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
– Ability to stand for extended periods of time
– Basic computer skills, Microsoft Office and social media skills a plus
– Must be 21+ years of age and have/acquire a Class 12 MAST Washington state server permit

No phone calls. Please email your resume for consideration.

Submitted: 2/21/19

Job Description: Part-time Tasting Room Associate
Company: Sol Stone Winery
Job Location: 9151 144th Ave NE Woodinville

Hiring Manager: Colleen Kennedy
Email Resume: colleen@solstonewine.com

Job Description:
Sol Stone Winery is guided by a philosophy of enjoyment, friendship and community engagement. We are seeking a friendly, enthusiastic and confident part-time Tasting Room Associate to join our team. We are a casual bunch who don’t take ourselves too seriously and want to create a memorable experience for our guests.
2 or 3 shifts a month for a few hours to 6 hours on Saturday and Sundays primarily, possibly some Thursdays or Fridays and special events.

What You’ll Do:

• Greet and engage tasting room guests and provide them with a memorable experience that reflects our brand and builds loyalty.
• Educate guests on our wines, history and winemaking in general while promoting wine sales and wine club memberships.
• Accurately handle sales transactions, including point of sale systems, cash handling, end-of-day reconciliation, etc.
• Participate in club events and assist wine club members with club release pick-ups and additional purchases.
• Standard tasting room duties, including: ensuring the tasting room is inviting and clean, restocking merchandise, cleaning restrooms, serving cheese plates and light snacks, and other duties as assigned.

What We Are Looking For:

• 2+ years of successful sales, hospitality and/or wine industry experience; tasting room experience preferred, wine education, a plus.
• Knowledge of wine and winemaking and desire to learn more.
• Passion for good customer service enjoying conversations with guests and creating a positive customer experience.
• Ability to work on your feet and stand for long periods of time.
• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
• Valid Class 12 Mast Permit & Food Handler’s Permit before starting.

Submitted: 2/14/19

Job Description: Part-time Kitchen Staff
Company: Davenport Cellars
Job Location: 19495 144th Ave NE, Suite A-160, Woodinville

Hiring Manager: Jeff
Email Resume: jeff@davenportcellars.com

Davenport Cellars, a small family owned and operated winery in Woodinville, Washington, is seeking part time Kitchen Staff. These are primarily weekend positions (Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday). Opportunities also exist for working events during the week and on weekends. These positions will range from 5 to 16 hours per week. Working some evenings and Holidays may be required.

Responsibilities:

Contribute to the overall success of Davenport Cellars.
Perform kitchen open and close procedures.
Prep foods for service.
Prepare food to order.
Assist in taking orders, serving, clearing and cleaning tables.
Wash dishes.
Manage inventory.
Create positive and memorable guest experiences.
Maintain an organized, safe and clean work environment.

Requirements:
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Must have a current Washington State driver’s license.
Must be able to acquire, or have a current Washington State Department of Health Food Worker Card prior to starting work.
Must have a professional appearance and demeanor.
Must be organized, a self starter and able to multitask.
Must work well with others, and independently, with limited supervision.
Must have excellent customer service skills.
Must have excellent problem solving skills.
Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills with an attention to detail.

Pluses:
Previous kitchen, customer service or hospitality experience.

Compensation:
Hourly wages DOE, plus tips.

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