Internship INformation
Job Title Vineyard Manager Apprenticeship for a Graduating Student
Location  Paso Robles
Company Name Vineyard Professional Services, Inc
Company Description Vineyard Professional Services Inc (VPS) manages over 3,000 acres in the Paso Robles and southern Monterey County region.
Job Description

Vineyard Professional Services is searching for a qualified graduate looking to gain experience in the wine and viticulture industry through a Vineyard Manager Apprenticeship.  As a vineyard management company, we farm 25 vineyards across Templeton, Paso Robles, and southern Monterey County.  We strive to produce high quality winegrapes with great consideration taken of the economic and environmental impacts.  This position will primarily assist vineyard managers with phenological data collection, vineyard work, and the management of several winery field trials.    The Apprenticeship is available immediately and runs through November.  There is a possibility of extending the position or internal advancement at the conclusion of this period. Hourly rate is dependent on experience.

Job duties could include:
•       Collection of soil, tissue, and fruit samples
•       Collection of data to help estimate crop loads
•       Management of two winery field trials; report generation for winemakers
•       Aid in the distribution and collection of Vine Mealy Bug traps
•       Assist in the coordination and execution of the maturation monitoring program
•       Work with field crews on various viticulture activities: crop thinning, leafing, etc.
•       Input field scouting and phenological data into MS Excel and a farm management database
Skills Required:
•       Graduate in Viticulture, Fruit Science, BRAE, or similar Bachelor of Science program
•       Ability to work up to 6 days a week for 8-10 consecutive hours outdoors 
•       Ability to report to work in early morning hours
•       Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel
•       Ability to lift 40lbs
•       Means to drive to and from work and between ranches

If you are looking for a great local opportunity to get into vineyard management, willing to work hard and join an established and expanding business, please email a resume and a list of academic or professional references to: lnorton@vineyardpro.com by May 15th. 

Job Type Full time 
Pay Scale DOE
Start Date  Immediate
End Date Nov 2016
Other Information  
Contact Instructions Please email Linnea Norton, lnorton@vineyardpro.com
Contact Address

P.O. Box 1360

Templeton, CA


Phone 8054342044
Fax 8054342044
Email lnorton@vineyardpro.com
Web Link www.vineyardpro.com




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