Server / Bartender / Host / Waitstaff
This is an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door with a fast-growing Winery that has an excellent reputation in our region! NOW OPEN, our brand new multi-million dollar tasting room and winemaking headquarters, which now allows us to triple our production and expand our services and offerings! Being an employee at Adirondack Winery means you get to learn a lot about wine, get to brag about the cool place you work at, and be a part of a family atmosphere where not only does your work make a difference but your team cares about you!
This is not the average retail or restaurant job that comes loaded with corporate rules and policies, repetitive tasks, customer complaints, and heavy issues… We aren’t saving lives here, we’re selling wine! In these uncertain times, we are bringing smiles to faces one bottle at a time and as a Tasting Room Associate and the first face of our business, you will make that happen for tens of thousands of people each year! You welcome our customers into our Tasting Rooms in Lake George and Queensbury with a smile and build lasting relationships 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 40 hours per week. We start off slow 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 Saturday 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. Previous wine knowledge is great but is NOT required.
As we have serious growth goals, this position has a STRONG emphasis on upselling, and you are rewarded for achieving sales goals!
Other job duties include cashiering, responsible money handling, stocking, opening & closing store, inventory, preparing food platters, keeping the tasting room neat and clean, and assisting the Tasting Room Manager with other duties.
Tasting room associates will be required to work with our reservation system and maintain time frames with guests while still creating an excellent experience.
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 demeanor 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 an 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.
We prefer our Tasting Room Associates are willing to work all of our locations:
- 285 Canada Street, Lake George, NY (open year-round)
- 395 Big Bay Road, Queensbury, NY (open year-round, NEW Tasting room NOW OPEN)
- 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.
- At least 1 Weekend Day Available: Saturday or Sunday.
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.