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Job Description: TASTING ROOM AMBASSADOR (part-time)
Job Title: Tasting Room Ambassador
Company Name: Eye of the Needle Winery
Company Address: 19501 144th Ave. NE Building D Suite 1200, Woodinville, WA 98072
Salary DOE

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 Ambassador position entails creating memorable experiences for all guests that visit the winery, as well as working in a team oriented environment. Responsibilities include daily interaction with winery guests, hosting tastings, tour experiences, special events and retail sales. Lots of potential growth as our TR business grows.

Performance Measures:
• Achievement of retail goals, including sales and wine club sign-ups
• Effective engagement with consumers, including educating the public and maximizing both sales and wine club memberships
• Development and growth of TR traffic and business from outreach efforts

TR Ambassador Responsibilities:
• Educate guests on winery history and EOTN wines with a warm, enthusiastic manner and have fun!!
• Generate and execute ideas to build TR traffic, track results
• Daily retail sales, wine clubs sign ups
• Host various levels of tours, tastings and guest experiences for both consumer and trade
• 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
• Attend and participate in monthly tasting room meetings
• 4-8 days a month, 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 50 lbs and stand for long periods of time

Desirable:
• Knowledge of wine, wine service, wine-making techniques, winery functions
• Event planning
• Tasting Room experience
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher)

The Tasting Room Ambassador will be available to work 4-8 days per month, to start, including an occasional weeknight. This position will work into 2-3 days per week this year and depending on desired qualifications, could create a position with more responsibility.

Posted: 05/03/18

Hiring Manager Contact Information:

Please send a cover letter with current resume to Kevin McFadden: KevinMc@eotnwinery.com

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