09 Sep HELP WANTED – Adirondack Winery
Tasting Room Server/Sales Associate Needed
Adirondack Winery is a local company owned by a husband-wife team that has grown over the last 13 years to be one of the largest wineries in Upstate New York and we are not stopping! This spring, we are breaking ground on a new production facility that will allow us to keep growing and expanding to keep up with customer demand!
Our Tasting Room Associates are the first face of our business. You welcome our customers into our Tasting Rooms in Lake George, Bolton Landing, and Queensbury with a smile and building budding friendships with our customers, with the goal of finding the right wines for their palate to take home with them!
Due to the seasonality of our business, we have a wide variety of needs for hours, ranging from 16 to 39 hours per week. We start off slow in March and business increases to a peak in August and tapers down again from there. Many of our Tasting Room Associates do stay employed year-round, especially those who show a desire to learn and grow in the company to other positions in leadership and management down the road!
For the right candidate, we work with you to work around your other jobs and scheduling requirements. You are required to work at least a Saturday or Sunday each week.
Our Tasting Room staff must convey their knowledge of our wines, products, and services, promotions, be professional but fun, neat, and trustworthy, and encourage guests to “take us home” via wine & accessory sales.
As we have serious growth goals, this position has a STRONG emphasis on upselling, and you are rewarded for achieving sales goals!
Knowledge of wine is great, but NOT required! You will be trained but are expected to learn to speak knowledgeably about our wines, services, and products.
Other job duties include cashiering, responsible money handling, stocking, opening & closing store, inventory, preparing food samples, keeping the tasting room neat and clean, and assisting the Tasting Room Manager with certain other duties.
The ideal candidate has excellent customer service skills, is trustworthy, outgoing, energetic, and a multi-tasker. Bar/restaurant and/or retail experience with an outgoing and friendly mannerism is helpful and desirable.
Physical demands: The ability to frequently lift, move and load cases of wine (approx. 35lbs), Must be able to remain in a stationary position for 50% of the time, sitting or standing. Constantly operate a computer and other office machinery such as iPad, cash register, calculator, copier, and printer.
Working conditions: The ability to work in a retail location with many customers and employees. At offsite events with fellow employees, large crowds of customers, and noise. Must be able to maintain reliable transportation to get to and from work sites and events.
Work Location: We prefer our Tasting Room Associates are willing to work all of our locations:
285 Canada Street, Lake George, NY (open year-round)
4971 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing, NY (open April – December)
395 Big Bay Road, Queensbury, NY (open year-round)
Reliable transportation is a must.
You must be at least 21 years of age or older to apply for this position, as tasting wines to learn about them is a requirement.
· Nothing in this job description restricts management rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $13.50 per hour
- Employee discount
- Flexible schedule
- Weekend availability
Strict sanitization and cleaning protocols in place.
- We require at least 2 6-8hr shifts per week; including 1 Sat/Sun Shift. Our shifts range from 9:30am to 5pm to 11am to 7:30pm to 12pm to 8pm to 2pm to 10pm; etc; depending on time of year. Do you have any schedule limitations if we were to hire you for this position? If so describe here. Please also describe how many hours you would be able to work each week.
- High school or equivalent (Required)