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"I've taken several classes at the San Francisco Wine School and actually got a job from one of the emails you've sent out! I'm now at hiring for an open position and we'd love to connect with your students!"  - Roxanne, Vino Volo 

 

Open Positions 

Post Date  June 01, 2022
Company
  K&l Wine Merchants 
Open Position
 Sommelier
Location
  Redwood City

 

Job TypeFull-Time, Full benefits

Job Description/Desired Qualifications/Application Process - 

Please find our job here: https://klwines.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=75

  

Contact Name: Cindy Westby

Contact email:  cindywestby@klwines.com

Contact Phone: 650-430-9480

 

Post Date  May 20, 2022
Company
 Jean Georges Waldorf Astoria Beverage Hills
Open Position
 Sommelier
Location
 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

 

Job Type

Full time

Job Description

Make decisions of purchasing wines , maintaining and updating the wine list, selling wine on the floor, staff training and tasting.

Desired Qualifications

Certified Sommelier preferred, or any wine related certification equal to. Prior Restaurant or Hotel experience.

Application Process

https://jobs.hilton.com/us/en/job/HOT086VB/FT-Sommelier-Jean-Georges-Beverly-Hills-Waldorf-Astoria-Beverly-Hills

Contact Name: Sean Liu

Contact email:  Seanliu47@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 650-430-9480

 

Post Date   May 6, 2022
Company
  Cline Family Cellars
Open Position
  Tasting Room Associate
Location
  Sonoma, CA

 

Cline Family Cellars is a family-owned and operated winery in Sonoma built on a passion for winemaking and rooted in respect for the land. We’re looking for a dynamic individual with a positive and professional attitude. An individual with a can-do attitude that takes pride in the level of hospitality they provide. Successful candidates must work well with others.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

Cline Cellars provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Must be at least 21 years of age

Contact Name: Kyle Ritchie

Contact email:  kritchie@clinecellars.com

Contact Phone: 707-940-4048

 

Post Date  April 23, 2022
Company
 Dorcich Family Vineyards
Open Position
 Winemaking Internship
Location
 Gilroy, CA


Dorcich Family Vineyards is seeking interns to join our California production teams for the 2022 harvest. Dedication to wine quality, a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a great attitude are of the utmost importance. Located in Uvas valley at the border of Santa Cruz Mtns AVA and Santa Clara Mtns AVA

You will be exposed to various styles of winemaking including small fermentations for the family brand, to custom crush clients (larger production style) to natural winemaking. Total production is about ~200 tons Varieties/Vineyards we work with include: Montebello Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Santa Clara Valley: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec, cab franc, petite verdot, mourvedre, chardonnay, syrah, etc

Roles and Responsibilities: Harvest Cellar Staff will assist the production team in the following areas: • Winery sanitation • Grape receiving, crushing and pressing • Fermentation cap management • Additions and inoculations • Racking and barrel filling • Vineyard sampling • Forklift operation 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Must be reliable, punctual, and engaged
• Accurately follow and complete work instructions
• The ability to work both independently and as a team member
• Understand and comply with all safety requirements
• Perform the physical labor necessary - lift up to 50 lbs, work in various temperatures
• Effective communication skills
• Ability to read, write and speak English
• Must have a positive attitude

Housing is not provided. International interns are responsible for organizing their own visa. Pay tbd based on skill level, Email resume to: terah@dorcichfv.com

 

Post Date  April 22, 2022
Company
 Karen MacNeil & Co.
Open Position
 Tasting Coordinator and Office Admin
Location
 St. Helena, CA

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Act as the tasting coordinator for Karen MacNeil & Company.

Work closely with the Karen MacNeil team on wine tastings and wine events.

ABOUT KAREN MACNEIL & COMPANY LLC

Karen MacNeil & Company LLC is a wine consulting and communications firm owned and operated by Karen MacNeil. Karen MacNeil is one of the foremost wine experts in the United States and is the author of the bestselling book, The Wine Bible.

The company creates and produces wine events, educational seminars (in person, and virtual), media projects, writing projects and books, and partners with a wide range of clients.

THE ROLE

The Tasting Coordinator and Office Admin is a critical linchpin in the effectiveness and efficiency of Karen MacNeil & Company. This is a very fast-paced office. The ideal candidate is extremely attentive to detail, and superbly organized. Significant wine knowledge is a must. This is a part-time position but for the right individual may grow to a full-time position.

DUTIES

• Plan, organize and set up office wine tastings

– Request wine samples from producers/distributors/importers

– Unpack and inventory wine

– Organize and shelve wines

– Plan and schedule tastings

– Create and print tasting sheets

– Setup tastings

– Participate in tastings

– Cleanup after tastings

– Breakdown cardboard boxes, empty wine bottles, and recycle

– File tasting notes

• Request, coordinate, and create assets for live and virtual wine events

• Assist with office administration

– File business documents – Send/receive mail and packages

– Keep office organized and tidy

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

A highly qualified candidate will have these skills, knowledge, and experience:

• Professional knowledge of wine, and world wine regions, styles, and grape varieties

• Bachelor’s degree or higher

• Superior organizational skills

• Creative thinking

• A “do what it takes” attitude, plus the ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities and workloads with ambition and enthusiasm

• Work independently, work quickly, and demonstrate versatility and flexibility • Meet frequent deadlines

• Interact with a wide variety of contacts and clients, from corporate executives to support service personnel

• High intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Small office suites on Main St. in downtown St. Helena.

Noise level: low.

Environment: private and quiet without a lot of busy social interaction.

Physical demands: must be able to lift/carry a case of wine (approximately 35 lbs.) and to unpack wine samples.

REPORTS TO Karen MacNeil and Senior Director of Operations

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation: Competitive

TO APPLY If you are interested in this position, please send a detailed cover letter and resume to karen@karenmacneil.com

  

Post Date  April 22, 2022
Company
 San Francisco Wine School
Open Position
 Digital Marketing Intern
Location
 Remote / South San Francisco, CA

 

We're looking for one digital marketing summer intern who has lots of positive energy, relishes new challenges and can help San Francisco Wine School continue to produce the highest quality classes and events. Organization, efficiency and a smile will be keys to success in our fast-paced, exciting and fun environment.  This intern will be working directly with our COO on our website and other digital marketing projects. Website experience and knowledge of Shopify is a huge bonus, but not required. Writing skills and attention to detail is a must.

Interns receive credit towards SFWS classes & events for time worked, discounts on classes, events and retail wine purchases, and may be considered for paid part-time employment at the end of the internship if desired. Please send resume and indicate interest in cover letter to help@sfwineschool.com.


Post Date
 April 21, 2022
Company
 E&J Gallo
Open Position
 Sr. Manager, Wine & Spirits Education Manager
Location
 Modesto, CA, US

 

• Advises and manages the development and execution of curriculum for all levels of Wine and Spirits training programs within the Gallo University.
• Drives the utilization of these educational programs to enhance Corporate relationships with key customers in ways that increase product placements and sales.
• Serves as industry subject matter expert and directs the strategic development of training programs, materials and content for company supported external certification courses (i.e., CSW, CSS, CS, WST, etc.). Acts as primary company presenter of, and leads strategic efforts to attract top level management of key customers to participate in these external certification programs.
• Works cross functionally with multiple areas of the organization, drives development of wine and spirits education partnerships and programs for a targeted population that includes winery employees, distributor personnel, retail/on-sale customers, the media, and consumers, on a global basis.
• Manages and participates in the needs analyses, design, development, delivery, and evaluation of associated educational programs and drives increased employee/partner participation in training initiatives, as well as marketing and sales initiatives requiring Wine and Spirits Education/Communication experience.
• Manages all aspects of development of the online Gallo Wine and Spirits Academies, including development of new features and writing of updates to content and site structure. Manages ongoing site maintenance, to include analysis and reporting of usage functions as well as responding to user requests.
• Serves as instructor and mentor for the preparation and approval of individuals to deliver applicable wine and spirits education programs. • Conducts applicable research and benchmarking of best-in-class Wine and Spirits education programs used within industry and provides recommendations for the continued improvement of Gallo Wine and Spirits education programs.
• Serves as primary designer of Gallo Wine and Spirits education programs. Ensures optimal execution of needs analyses, design, development, and implementation of these programs.
• Ensures the effective implementation of large-scale Wine and Spirits programs, including sponsor/stakeholder engagement, change management, communication, and delivery.
• Periodically evaluates the effectiveness of Wine and Spirits education programs, identifies opportunities for improvement, and leads the implementation of needed changes.
• Periodically observes and audits the delivery of Wine and Spirits education programs to ensure the effectiveness of the programs and to provide structured, constructive feedback to individuals facilitating the programs.
• Creates, develops and/or approves recommendations to change systems, policies, and procedures; ensures timely and accurate implementation.
• Participates in department/interdepartmental planning and management teams; works cross-functionally to improve processes within the organization. • Leads the development and maintenance for the specified area of Wine and Spirits education department operating budget and capital spending plan.
• Oversees and handles projects that have short to long term focus.
• Balances planning efforts with day-to-day demands.
• Interacts with key winery guests via training-oriented events on company properties and at external locations.
• Support the selection and obtaining of staff resources and capabilities needed to successfully execute all wine and spirits educational programs, drawing from own staff, intradepartmental staff, and outside consultants.

 

Contact Name: Sarah Linnemeyer

Contact email:  sarah.linnemeyer@ejgallo.com

Contact Phone: 707-867-6475

 

Post Date
 April 21st, 2022
Company
 Alfaro Family Vineyards
Open Position
 Tasting room staff
Location
 Corralitos, CA

 

We are looking for experienced service industry workers to help out in our tasting room. We are open Saturday and Sunday. The shift hours are from 11am to ~530pm. We are looking for fun, social people who love to learn and teach about wine.

Pay - $20hr + tips.

If interested please email mail@alfarowine.com. We would love to hear about yourself. 

  

Post Date
 April 19th, 2022
Company
 Beverage Trade Network
Open Position
Event Staff / On-call server (Part-Time)
Location South San Francisco Conference 255 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080

 

Seeking experienced and reliable on-call servers and event staff who has Wine and Spirts Basic Knowledge, understand responsibility and can help Beverage Trade Network with its three main events.

Wokring Dates : May 5th to May 17th

Remuneration : $20 an hour OR $200 a day + Event Apparel

Working Hours : Morning 8 am to Evening 6 pm

Benefits: Meeting Best Sommeliers, MS, MW, Buyers, Bartenders of the USA Essential

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Unboxing of wine and spirits samples

2. Making/ lifting and packing boxes

3. Numbering boxes

4. Quality check of wine and spirits samples panel wise

5. Special event set up and breakdown.

6. Set up

7. Monitor event rooms and food/beverage stations and respond to clearing & replenishing needs promptly

8. Host tasting stations (pouring wine and engaging with judges)

9. Multi-tasking various front-of house duties as needed; greeting guests,managing food stations, taking coats, and any other duties assigned.

Skills Required:

1. Reliability and timeliness

2. Discipline

3. Ability to communicate effectively

4. Ability to work independently and as part of a team

5. Physical stamina and able to lift at least 50lbs

6. Restaurant, bar, or banquet service experience is strongly preferred

Wine and Spirits certifications preferred

Must be 21 or older and adhere to our professional appearance guidelines, which include neatness of hair & clothing, specified event attire, and no visible tattoo's or excessive facial piercings.

Identity Verification and Employment Authorization Required.

For more information or to apply, contact Ankita Okate : Ankita@beveragetradenetwork.com

  

Post Date
 March 25th, 2022
Company
 San Francisco Wine School
Open Position
 On-Call Server/Event Staff
Location  South San Francisco, CA

 

Seeking experienced and reliable on-call servers who have lots of positive energy, relish responsibility and can help San Francisco Wine School continue to produce the highest quality classes and events.  Organization, efficiency and a smile will be keys to success in our fast-paced, exciting and fun environment.

Department:  Operations

Reports to: Office Manager/Event Coordinator

Hours:  Part-Time and On Call up to 30 hours per week

Wages: $18+ Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Government mandated including health insurance when full time + employee discounts on classes, special events and retail wine purchases

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

Skills Required: 

Must be 21 or older and adhere to our professional appearance guidelines, which include neatness of hair & clothing, specified event attire, and no visible tattoo's or excessive facial piercings.  Identity Verification and Employment Authorization Required.  For more information or to apply, contact Tanya Ho-Shue at office@sfwineschool.com or 650-763-1324

 

Post Date
 March 15, 2022
Company
 PlumpJack Wine and Spirits
Open Position
 Spirits Supervisor
Location  PlumpJack Wine and Spirits: Noe Valley

 

PlumpJack Wine & Spirits is a premium retail store for wine, beer & spirits.  We are extremely passionate and engaging when it comes to our products and we love helping our customers find the perfect wine, spirit or beer for all occasions.  
 
We are currently hiring for a Spirits Supervisor and this is an excellent opportunity to join a tight-knit team with great company culture, while pursuing a career in the wine, spirits and beer industry.
 
The Spirits Supervisor will help ensure the smooth and efficient operational procedures within the stores, enabling the highest level of customer service. Assist with the management of the spirits programs; includes the receiving, merchandising and display of all spirits product in-store, online and additionally promote via social media channels. Additionally, the Spirits Supervisor will be responsible for assisting in the continued education of the PJW&S staff as it pertains to the spirits program.  This position requires wearing many hats and having a can-do attitude is a must.


Supervisors are expected to exceed delivery and expectation all of the Sales Associate responsibilities listed on the sales associate job descriptions. Expected to lead other employees in the completion of store responsibilities and projects, ensuring all employees remain productive with their respective goals.
 
This is a full-time position that requires working opening and closing shifts, with weekends and holidays being a must. it is roughly 30-40 hours a week, depending on the needs of the business. Full-time employment includes benefits such as medical, dental, vision, 401k, as well as discounts at all of our PlumpJack properties, career development opportunities and a fun culture!
 
Key Retail Responsibilities:
• Greet customer on sales floor, phone or online, and assists in determining make, type, and quality of merchandise desired.
• Provide an approachable educational experience for the guest when purchasing wine, spirits or beer - ensuring that customers receive exemplary customer service.
 
Key Management Responsibilities:

• Assist the Store Manager and Buyer in building our store’s spirits knowledge through staff training and education.
• Partner with Buyer and Director of Operations on adding new spirits to our existing inventory.
• Assist the store manager with improving spirits presence on social media platforms, including creating and contributing content for Instagram posts along with other social channels.
• Assist with ensuring the smooth and efficient operational procedures within the stores, enabling the highest level of customer service.
• Meet sales objectives and budget in spirits categories, which includes gross sales, COGS management and profit margins.
• Manage inventory assuring that depletion rates are maintained and informing buyer of items that are low and out.
• Schedule and plan out spirits tastings for staff within allotted budget.
• Grow PlumpJack Email lists.
• Attend trade tastings and events to promote the PlumpJack Spirits program.
• Create and post spirits related blog posts for the PJW&S website.
• Ensure the retail floor remain fully stocked with spirits items.
• Continually build SOP manuals as it relates to spirits for all primary functions of business, working with the individual employees in development.
• Assist in meeting or exceeding budgeted Revenue and COGS goals while maintaining healthy inventory management.
• Work opening and closing shifts, as well as weekends, depending on the needs of the business.

 
Job Qualifications & Requirements:
• Minimum of 2 years of retail management experience.
• Knowledge and passion for wine, spirits & beer.
• Ability to regularly lift up to 50 pounds, stand for 7-8 hours at a time.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to sell product in a fast-paced sales floor along with answering phones and emails.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Email Marketing, POS systems, and Google Drive.
• Reliable, organized, efficient, courteous, professional, and a team player.
 
Physical Demands: 
•   Able to stand on your feet throughout work period
•   Possesses multi-limb and eye-hand coordination
•   Able to stand, bend, climb, reach, stoop and lift boxes up to 50 lbs.
 
For a glimpse at our culture, check out #plumpjacklife on Instragram and learn more about our establishment at: http://www.plumpjackwines.com/

Contact Name: Ben Avila

Contact email: bavila@plumpjack.com

Contact Phone:  415-361-6530

 

Post Date
 March 14, 2022
Company
 Healdsburg Wine and Food Experience
Open Position
 Intern
Location  Throughout the town of Healdsburg CA

 

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! PEOPLE WHO LOVE PEOPLE! AND WHO WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY! SIGN UP HERE: https://www.healdsburgwineandfood.com/get-involved#volunteers

Local Impact:

To showcase our commitment to the region, we will be making a significant contribution to the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation by directing a share of sponsorship and attendee net proceeds. These funds will help cover healthcare, affordable housing, and other critical support services for the Foundation’s farmers and families.

Our chefs, wine experts, seminar leaders, and local business partners come from a wide variety of cultural and geographic backgrounds. Together, they make this event like no other—with culinary diversity, innovation, and experimentation at the forefront.

A central part of our mission is to support the rich local agricultural culture of Sonoma County, including celebrating the farmers and farmworkers - those who sustain the region’s deep legacy of viticulture and culinary excellence.

Through their care and passionate diligence in growing high quality ingredients, great food and wines are made possible.

Through the lens of community, sustainability and culinary diversity, we are committed to making an impact here and beyond!

 

Contact Name: Cathy Dangler

Contact email: team@healdsburgwineandfood.com

Contact Phone:  415 317-7705

 

Post Date
 January 12, 2022
Company
 Oliver McCrum Wines & Spirits
Open Position
 Sales Representatives
Location  San Francisco, CA

 

We are an established and growing Italian wine and spirits importer seeking an enthusiastic and driven wine and spirits professional to sell in San Francisco and the East Bay. Territory includes a small base of established accounts and prospecting for new customers will be an important part of the job. While prior sales experience is a plus it is not required as we would be willing to train the right person. All candidates must be organized, highly motivated, persistent, and have extensive experience tasting wine and spirits with a particularly broad knowledge of Italian wine and spirits. Continuing wine and spirits education will happen on the job and on our annual trip to visit our producers in Italy.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience in the wine, spirits & food industry to Holly@omwines.com. Include why you are interested in a sales position and why you think you would succeed in this role. Also, tell us about an Italian wine or spirit you've had recently that you were particularly excited about.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation, full healthcare, and a 401k plan that kicks in after 1 year of continuous employment.

Candidates must have a valid driver's license, a clean driving record, a car, and be able to lift up to 40lbs. 

Contact Name: Holly Corr

Contact email: holly@omwines.com

Contact Phone:  5106549159

  

Post Date
 January 1, 2022
Company
 San Francisco Wine School
Open Position
 On-Call Events & Facilities
Location
 South San Francisco, CA

Hours:  Part-Time On Call up to 30 hours per week

Wages: $18+/hr commensurate with experience

Benefits: Government mandated + employee discounts on classes, special events and retail wine purchases

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Skills Required:

Must be 21 or older.  Identity Verification and Employment Authorization Required. 

For more information or to apply, contact 

help@sfwineschool.com or 650-763-1324

 

Post Date
 January 1, 2022
Company
 San Francisco Wine School
Open Position
 Wine Educator
Location
 South San Francisco, CA

 

Seeking the next Great Wine Edu-tainer who has knowledge, experience, credentials, lots of passion, positive energy, and the desire to share what they know with others. Additionally, we need great communicators who make complex topics simple, take the intimidation out of wine and inspire beginning to advanced students. Join San Francisco Wine School in producing the highest quality classes and events in the industry.

Position:  Wine Educator

Department: Operations

Reports to: Founder/CEO, David Glancy

Hours:  Availability is solicited quarterly for the next quarter’s classes & periodically for special events.

 Instructors may request as few or as many classes as they like. Schedules are assigned based on availability, credentials and the needs of the students  or clients

 Wages:  $50+/hr commensurate with experience and credentials

 Benefits: Government mandated including health insurance when full time + employee discounts on classes, special events and retail wine purchases.  Tuition reimbursement for certifications taken to expand teaching eligibility

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

Skills Required:

Must be 21 or older.  Identity Verification and Employment Authorization Required.  For more information or to apply, contact help@sfwineschool.com or 650-763-1324