Currently managed and staffed by three founding partners, we are looking to expand the team as we embark on a new journey and open a country tasting room and brewery in the rolling hills of the Southern Willamette Valley wine country, roughly 20 miles SW of Eugene.  We are seeking to hire a talented and enthusiastic person to lead our tasting room efforts and provide support throughout the rest of the organization as necessary.  Given our small size and the early stage of development, this role is fairly unique and flexible, will evolve over time, and will definitively be critical to our success.  Initially, you will work collaboratively with the company founders and over time evolve into a role of fairly significant responsibility and autonomy.


  • Tasting room lead – primary responsibility.  Responsible for all tasting room operations
    • Work with founders to establish tasting room processes and procedures as well as a general tasting room vibe and culture
    • Serve beer and food while educating customers on our process and products
    • Create and maintain a consistent and pleasant customer experience
    • Manage hiring, training, and scheduling of tasting room employees
    • Responsible for overall tasting room operations including inventory, printed menus, tastings, education, food service, cash and POS management, and maintaining a clean environment
    • Manage occasional events, food trucks, live music, promotion, etc.
    • Educate customers on our mailing list process and encourage sign ups
  • Marketing – assist with current marketing efforts
    • Work with hospitality and industry peers to promote visits through referral and other programs
    • Work with founders to manage Alesong’s social media presence
    • Assist with media outreach and PR efforts
    • Conduct off-site tastings as necessary
    • Create and implement innovative ways to drive traffic and sales
  • Other – as a small organization, you will be asked to contribute in other areas
    • Packaging and cellar assistance
    • Assisting with local deliveries
    • Pouring and representing Alesong at promotional events
  • Required qualifications
    • Passion for beer and customer service with a strong beer knowledge
    • Professional, warm and welcoming personal presentation
    • Self-motivated and able to act independently to solve problems as they occur
    • Team player enthusiastic about working together to grow a small company
    • Ability to multitask while handling tasting room needs and office administration
    • Availability to work most weekends and some holidays
    • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, basic POS processes, and familiarity with common social media platforms
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Desired qualifications
    • Hospitality experience (winery or brewery tasting room, restaurant)
    • Experience hiring, managing and training teams to success with an emphasis on achieving goals
    • Experience with financial and inventory management including tracking budget to actual performance against key tasting room metrics (visitor traffic, on site and off site sales, mailing list signups)

Reports to: founding partners.

Schedule: ~40 hrs / wk. Wed-Sun with some flexibility desired for events, etc.

Compensation: Market rates. To be discussed

Desired Start date: June 2017