• We are hiring! WSET Instructors

    Job Type: Other (Part Time)
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Expert
    Salary: Compensation Varies with the Level of Class Taught

    Job Description

    WSET Instructors for Level 1 to 3.
    International Wine Center is seeking instructors for its WSET courses.

    Requirements
    • Applicants must hold the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits.
    • Teaching experience is also desirable. Classes are mainly evenings.
    • Applicants need to have a schedule that enables them to commit to specific dates.
    • Send resume and cover letter, indicating your topics of special expertise.
    Contact Info

    Company: International Wine Center
    Email: operations@internationalwinecenter.com

    Posted: 3/25/19

  • Teaching and Kitchen Assistant Positions Available

    Job Type: Part Time (+-2hrs/week)
    Level of Wine Proficiency: All Levels
    Salary: Volunteer with Discount on Course Tuition

    Job Description

    International Wine Center is the provider of WSET courses in NYC. We offer over 50 courses a year, from Intermediate to Diploma level, that are offered in a variety of morning, evening and weekend options. Intermediate through Diploma classes require one or more Teaching Assistants to set up the classrooms, pour wines during class, and stay afterwards to clean up. Teaching Assistants must be available for every class session – no exceptions – and report at least one hour prior to class start time.

    Kitchen Assistants are required to work two hours every week during their course, washing and polishing glasses and other light tasks. The schedule is somewhat flexible and need not be on the same day of class.

    This is a great way to connect and be part of the ever-growing wine community that we so proudly helped to create. As compensation for your service, qualified students receive a discounted rate on their course.

     

    To apply, fill out an application and email it to operations@internationalwinecenter.com

     

    Students should indicate the specific class number in which they’re interested, e.g., AC717, etc.
    Selection of Teaching Assistants is at the discretion of the Operations Manager.

     

    Contact Info

    Name: Paula Maia
    Company: International Wine Center
    Address: 350 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1201, New York , NY, 10001
    Telephone: 212-239-3055
    Email: operations@internationalwinecenter.com

  • Full Time Manager/Buyer for Retail Wine and Spirits Store

    Job Type: Retail – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Advanced to Expert
    Salary: Commensurate with experience and performance based bonus

    Job Description

    We are an established wine and spirits store located in Midtown East Manhattan, looking to hire a full time manager/buyer. We’re passionate about wine, spirits and customer service and looking to integrate like-minded people into our team.

    During these post COVID-19 times, we have taken precautions to protect both our staff and customers which include a plexi-glass barrier at the register, face mask requirements and limiting the number of customers permitted in the store.

    Daily Duties

    – Helping customers find wines and spirits and providing recommendations – We talk to almost every customer that comes through our doors

    – Meeting with distributors to taste products and making thoughtful and educated purchasing decisions

    – Inputting Inventory into POS system

    – Cash register duties

    – Processing phone and website orders

    – Social media and weekly email blasts

    – Write descriptions and shelf talkers for new items

    – Managing and scheduling employees

    Requirements

    You must possess at least ONE of the following:

    – 3-5 years salesperson at a wine store or distributor

    – 1-3 years as a manager at a wine store

    – 1-3 years Sommelier experience/coursework or advanced WSET (or similar) education

    Additional Requirements

    – Willing to work 50 hours/week nights, weekends and holidays.

    – Trustworthy, punctual, personable, and possess strong writing and communication skills

    – Comfortable standing for extended periods of time

    – Strong knowledge of fine wines, wine regions and spirits

    – Capable of evaluating sales data and market trends to make purchasing decisions

    – Experience with managing, training and scheduling employees

    – Capable of multitasking between helping customers, researching wines and spirits, writing descriptions for new items etc…

    – Computer literate: Comfortable with MS Excel and Word, Mac OS, Social Media (Instagram, Facebook)

    – Able to lift and carry a case of wine

    Please provide a copy of your resume and include in the body of the email:

    – The extent of your wine and spirits knowledge

    – Why you would be a good fit for this position

    – Describe a wine or spirit you tasted recently that stood out and excited you

    – Earliest possible start date

    We offer a competitive salary, health benefits, paid vacations and employee discounts. Best of luck to everyone.

    CONTACT INFO:

    Name: Lawrence Woo

    Company: Oak and Barrel

    Address: 235 E 57th st, New York, NY 10022

    Telephone:

    Fax:

    Email: Hiring@oakandbarrelnyc.com

     

  • Part-time Sales Person

    Job Type: Retail – Part-Time (performance will dictate possible full-time options)

    Level of Wine Proficiency: Knowledgeable to Advanced – WSET, Court of Master Sommeliers, SSA or other Sommelier certification preferred.

    Salary: $18-20+ per hour, commensurate with experience, plus benefits and opportunity for advancement. Additionally, all workers on shift participate in our delivery gratuity pool.

    Job Description

    Upper East Side Manhattan wine and spirits retailer is looking to hire part-time salespersons. We are re-making this business, re-introducing this store to the trade area and need savvy sales professionals with strong wine and spirit chops to help us build our brand and customer base. We are seeking candidates with the following traits:

    • Strong work ethic – we all do everything here
    • Disciplined and organized work style (i.e you are neat and value cleanliness)
    • Demonstrated ability to convert sales to drive a higher average check

    The ideal candidate must have a strong working knowledge and vocabulary of wine and spirits with preference given to those with previous experience in a wine and spirits retail and/or fine dining setting. Must be professional, personable, energetic, and punctual.

    We are a dedicated team and everyone on the staff is involved in inventory, maintenance, sales, and tasting of new and existing products. We are a procedurally driven business and attention to detail and discipline are essential traits we seek in a candidate. Daily tasks consist mostly of assisting customers on and off the sales floor. There will be some stock work involved, as well as handling delivery orders via telephone, website, and delivery apps (CityHive, Drizly, Minibar, etc.). Please be comfortable learning new POS systems, tech and social media savvy. You will also participate in staff tastings with reps, customer tastings and represent the store at supplier seasonal portfolio tastings.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Proven 2+ years of relevant retail experience (wine, luxury and/or specialty goods a plus)
    • Available for daytime and/or evening shifts, including weekends (Saturday and/or Sundays)
    • Appreciation of wine and spirits, familiarity with major wine producing regions and wine and food pairings (if you are a foodie and world traveler, all the better!)
    • Strong customer service skills and the ability to convert to a higher average check through building a loyal and trusting customer following (we don’t use the word ‘upsell’ here)
    • Computer skills and comfort handling cash and credit card transactions
    • Must be capable of lifting 40lbs
    • Ability to multitask and maintain composure in a sales-driven atmosphere. You take ‘care’ in your work.

    Time Commitment:

    Ten to 29 hours per week. Some daytime shifts are available although our real need is nights and weekends.

    Physical Demands:

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally push and/or pull up to 75 pounds. The employee will spend over 4 hours daily standing or walking.

     

    Interested candidates please reply to this posting with a brief cover letter and your resume. Please also tell us a little about yourself and your relevant experience. Please include your resume in the body of the e-mail.

    Contact Info:

    e-mail – paul@emporiumwineshop.com

     

  • Wine Manager/Assistant Store Manager

    Job Type: Retail – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Salary: Commiserate with Experience

    Job Description

    Wine Manager wanted!

    CoolVines, with 3 locations in Jersey City and Newark, is expanding to Hoboken and looking for a new addition to our wine leadership team.  The Wine Manager will lead the development and management of the wine set for this store, and act as second in command to the General Manager of the store.  CoolVines is a curated wine, beer and spirits shop, specializing in authentically produced products, most often from smaller, family wineries.  We aim to create a “safe” and exciting environment for wine enthusiasts, from novice to expert, to explore new wines, feeling confident and adventurous.

    More specifically, the position description is as follows:

    Wine Manager

    • Collaborate with Wine Director to build the initial set of wines for the new Hoboken store
      Manage wine set ongoing by recommending new wines, wines to discontinue, etc.  Liaise with Wine Council to learn of new wine options.
      • Manage placements and all merchandising elements (shelf-talkers and signage) for wine set.
      • Determine weekly replenishment needs and communicate with Wine Director.
      • Receive deliveries in inventory system and forward “clean” invoices to Accounting for payment
      • Lead in-store and off-site wine tastings
      • Act as lead wine floor sales person, particularly during peak sales hours
      • Train staff on wine, including the store’s wine set

    Assistant Manager and Other Duties
    Open/Close store as scheduled
    • Act as Manager-on-Duty when Store Manager is not present
    • Develop and lead off-site events program
    • Customer support and general floor sales duties
    • All general store operations duties

    Skills and Experience

    • Must have the intention for wine as a career
    • Must have strong working knowledge of wine, including the principal regions, grapes and styles, and experience with the wine distribution system.
    • Certifications and education in wine are a plus, but not required.

    Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter and/or email.  No applications will be considered without a cover letter/email.

    CONTACT INFO:

    Name: Philip Cerrito

    Company: CoolVines

    Address: 211 Washington Street, Hoboken

    Telephone: 201-448-8657

    Email: jobs@coolvines.com

     

     

  • Jr Wine Specialist

    Job Type: Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Quite Knowledgeable to Advanced
    Salary: Based off Experience

    Job Description

    The Junior Wine Specialist is responsible for cataloging and assessing wines for sale, managing auction consignments and developing and maintaining client relationships. This position will require research and special project support as needed.

    Key responsibilities and essential job functions include, but are not limited to:

    • Assess wines onsite; approximately 75% of the Junior Wine Specialist’s time will be spent in the onsite temperature-controlled warehouse assessing and cataloging wines for sale
    • Assist with catalogue production and auction data administration
    • Research inventory and property issues
    • Ensure accurate auction database input and upkeep
    • Travel to off-site locations for consignment pick up and/or wine assessment
    • Develop and establish long-term relationships with consignors; maintain consignor records
    • Research wines for accurate pricing and provenance
    • Provide support during auctions as needed (i.e., executing bids, attending sale room tasting bottle table, data entry, etc.)
    • Special projects as assigned Required experience, skills, and abilities:
    • Four-year degree or equivalent experience required
    • WSET Level II or equivalent sommelier training required
    • Must be a team player with a dynamic, outgoing personality; strong communication skills, bothverbal and written, are essential
    • A strong work ethic, a demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced environment is a must
    • Must be able to travel as needed as well as work an occasional weekend auction
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs
    • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, & Outlook)

      CONTACT INFO:

      Name: La-Shaya Collins

      Company: Zachys Wine International

      Address: 39 Westmoreland Ave White Plains, NY 10606

      Telephone: 914-874-8044

      Email: lcollins@zachys.com

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