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Submission #293

Wine Ambassador (Tasting Room)
Part Time
Derby Wine Estates
Derby Wine Estates; 525 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Three Vineyards. One Simple Mission. Make Great Wines…Without Pretense.

With three different geographically located vineyards spanning the diverse Paso Robles terroir, Derby Wine Estates produces small lot, hand crafted wines. With their first purchase of Derbyshire Vineyard in San Simeon, Ray and Pam Derby shifted their plans of retirement into plans of entering the wine world. Derby Vineyard in the Templeton Gap and Laura’s Vineyard on the 46E were soon to follow. After experiencing nearly a decade as grape growers, the potential strengths of each property became apparent, and in 2008, Ray and Pam launched Derby Wine Estates. Careful selection and attention to detail is now exemplified in every wine, in the rejuvenation of the Paso Robles tasting room, and in each employee who represents the company. Derby Wines Estates truly encompasses the rich history that is Paso Robles. We are open seven days a week, from 11am to 5pm.
DOE
May 2019
unspecified
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team in our Downtown Paso Robles tasting room. As a Wine Ambassador, you would be responsible for promoting the sale of wine and non-wine merchandise in the Tasting room, as well as being the hospitable face of our company. The Position will be part-time with the possibility of moving to full-time in the future. The summer is here and it’s all hands on deck!

Job Duties:
Providing a welcoming atmosphere and unique experience to each guest.
Light cleaning and restocking, moving cases of wine as needed.
Using POS and keeping accurate account of sales made in the tasting room.
Assisting in maintaining daily records of inventory in the tasting room.
Promoting our wines and wine club to visitors.
Set up/break down/pouring at some special events (on or off premises).
Collaborating with the rest of the tasting room team to deliver excellent service to EVERY customer that comes through our doors.
Knowing and recommending other businesses/restaurants/local attractions in the Paso Robles area to guests.

Requirements:
Must have High school diploma/GED equivalent.
Must be able to quickly acquire and maintain knowledge of the wine industry, our winery and wines we produce (prior knowledge of winemaking and the wine industry is a plus).
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
Must be available 3-4 days a week, including weekends and some evenings.
2-3 years past experience in hospitality sales/customer service desired.
Must be reliable, responsible, organized, able to work as part of a team.
Must conduct yourself in a friendly and professional manner with customers and coworkers.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to spend extended periods of time on your feet.
Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
Must be able to stock wine and non-wine merchandise, set up and break down structures, tables, etc., and be able to use dolly cart to assist in moving heavy objects.
Please send a resume and a cover letter expressing your interest to our Manager of Hospitality and Sales, Emily Hurst.

(805)238-6300

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