Farmstead Cheeses and Wines is looking for an experienced, motivated, charming, and passionate person to sell Wine and Cheese in our Alameda and Montclair Village (Oakland) locations.
This position also includes non-sales duties, like cheese cleaning and care, opening and/or closing the store, stocking shelves, and clean up prior to opening, during the business day, and at closing.
A working retail knowledge of wine, and/or a very deep knowledge (see below) of wine is an absolute necessity.
Working at Farmstead is fun, friendly, and rewarding. Wages are commensurate with experience and achievement.
*At least one year experience in wine retail or wine-focused hospitality industry.
*Knowledge of and passion for fine wines and wine making.
*An enthusiastic passion for great food and wine, and the cultures that produce them, etc.
*Great communications skills (We're looking for the ability to communicate about wine and cheese without snobbery or attitude.)
*A sense of personal responsibility that includes punctuality and a healthy, old-fashioned work ethic.
*Ability to follow directions
* Proven sales and customer service competence
* Ability to lift 40-65 pounds several times during the day. Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
* Windows computer savvy
* A flexible schedule -- weekends, evenings, opening and/or closing shifts. Weekend work is mandatory
* Verifiable references
*Deep knowledge of the wine areas of California, Oregon, Washington, France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy.
*Basic typing skills and knowledge of programs such as Excel, Word etc.
*Must be at least 21 years of age
We're seeking someone who can work up to full time, including weekend and evening shifts.
We offer a collegial and fun work environment, a SIMPLE IRA plan, health care (for full time employees), and generous staff discounts.
Along with your resume, send us an email, and in a few paragraphs tell us about yourself and why you'd be the perfect candidate to work in a great cheese and wine store; and how your work history, qualifications for the job, and personality would fit in with our shop. No cover letter, no response.
No phone calls or unscheduled drop-ins, please!
Farmstead Cheeses and Wines is an award-winning cheese and wine store that features over 100 cheeses and 500 hand selected wines, as well as a selection of olive oils and crackers.
Our team members are an eclectic group who love serving the public and who love helping them to find the right cheese and wine without attitude or snobbery. We enjoy working with each other and serving the public, and are looking for a dynamic person with real world wine experience to join our team.