We want you!
By Jeff Zeitler on Sunday, September 10th, 2017
Yes, we have finally posted jobs at Urban Forage! We’re seeking Bartenders, an Event Coordinator and a Wine and Cider Production Assistant. All jobs have been posted on Indeed, and if they’re not viewable already, they will be soon.
I’m posting the descriptions in their entirety below. If you wish to apply, please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a one paragraph statement of why you wish to apply (call it a cover letter in email form, if you like) and we’ll add you to the list of folks to consider.
Cheers! Postings follow, first as links to Indeed, later as a full text post in this blog.
We’re seeking bartenders who love what they do and love interacting with customers. We’re a start-up, so a willingness to help out in a variety of areas and a willingness to learn about our production process is a plus. We expect to be busy right away, so the ability to work in a high-volume environment is also key.
Desired characteristics: Previous employment in the service sector. Enjoy interacting with people and talking about wine. Knowledge of hard cider and wine and mead. Willingness to perform a variety of tasks, including opening and closing the taproom, cleaning up, monitoring patrons’ alcohol intake, and providing security if needed. Serve-Safe or other training for alcohol servers is a plus. Need to be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
Wait on customers, check IDs and monitor patrons for overserving. Clean bar area, tables, floors and bathrooms at closing. Ensure safety and cleanliness of site during business hours.
Hours: To start, 24 hours per week. Taproom will be open Thursday and Friday 4-10 PM and Saturday 12-10 PM. Hours are subject to change.
Compensation: DOE, tips are shared by those working in the taproom.
We’re seeking an Event Coordinator who is willing to take on the task of coordinating and managing events at our taproom space. These include, but are not limited to: wedding showers, birthday parties, neighborhood happy hours, employee appreciation events and PTO fundraisers. Event Coordinator will be responsible for both soliciting business and management of the events themselves.
We’re a start-up, so a willingness to help out in a variety of areas and a willingness to learn about our production process is necessary. We’ll need your help connecting with homeowners, orchards and farms in order to find ingredients as well. We may additionally need extra help behind the bar on weekends- the ability to help out during busy hours is a plus.
Desired characteristics: Previous work in the planning and management of events. A responsible and detail-oriented approach to event planning. Ability to use social media to find event clients and the willingness to work with a diverse variety of clients with a positive attitude. Need to be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
Be the first point of contact for potential clients and follow through with details and payment information. Physical set-up of space and acquisition of additional items as needed. Collection of payment and maintenance of event calendar.
Hours: Will vary. Anticipated hours to start are 12 per week. We’re just starting up so hours may vary due to demand for event services. Typical event dates will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sunday evenings.
Compensation: DOE, tips shared when helping with bartending.
We’re seeking a Production Assistant who is willing to perform a wide variety of tasks involved in the production of hard cider, fruit wine and mead.
This is a physically demanding job that requires the ability to lift up to 100 pounds, and occasionally operate in a cold environment, as well as on uneven or slippery surfaces. A wide variety of tasks includes picking fruit, processing it into juice, transferring wine and cider between tanks, bottling of cider and wine, carrying kegs from place to place, labeling of bottles, and prepping pallets of product for delivery. Each day is different, though some tasks may be repetitive.
Desired characteristics: Previous employment at a brewery or winery in the production area, or an internship at same. Formal education in brewing and winemaking or classwork in organic chemistry is a plus. Physical fitness and willingness to do tasks that involve heavy lifting or repetition. The ability to have fun even during the long days of peak production season.
Pick fruit, operate a grinder and press to convert fruit to juice, connect hoses and run pumps, troubleshoot equipment that is not working, operate bottling equipment, operate manual labeler, check inventory levels of finished product. May need to help with bartending occasionally.
Hours: Part-time and flexible. Will vary with season.
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