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Hospitality and event Coordinator - Longboard Vineyards
We are looking for a team player to help us up our hospitality and event game. We are all about being classy but with a relaxed attitude. Candidate must love interacting with customers, be passionate about wine and food and enjoy making great experiences for our guests. This position will require some shifts in the tasting room to begin with and develop into full-time event planning and management.
Wages: Depending on qualifications
Job category: Tasting Room
Roles & Responsibilities: Tasting Room Guest hospitality Menu planning and design Cheese pairing and other VIP experience design; Merchandising & Vendor Contact Local Industry outreach Events Scheduling annual calendar of events Permanent supplies on hand (Glassware, dishes, paper goods, linens, decorations) Event logistics & communication (RSVP’s, invitations, resources, pricing, etc.) Contact to local organizations
Work hours: Normally 10:30 AM to 6 PM
Posting date: 03/29/2019
Hospitality Manager - Blue Rock Vineyard
We are excited to offer a rare opportunity to join our small and dynamic team to grow with us at Blue Rock Vineyard and Winery. This is not an administrative position. Our Hospitality Manager position is hands-on, working with by appointment guests in a private, one-on-one luxury environment, 85%+ of the time. We need a great storyteller to share our passion. It takes a lot of effort to create a relaxed atmosphere so an incredible work ethic is key. We want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable, regardless of their wine knowledge or experience. We are passionate about creating personalized, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and work diligently to create a fun, positive and happy environment knowing laughter makes the wine experience better. Our ideal candidate is energetic, positive and absolutely loves people, yet is sales driven, detailed oriented, curious, humble, yet confident, and has wine industry experience.
Wages: Salary DOE plus monthly stipend for health insurance benefits. Bonus/commission potential
Job category: Tasting Room
Roles & Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Manage a variety of Hospitality related tasks in a private, one-on-one guest-centric luxury environment. • Provide guests a personalized, extraordinary, intimate one-of-a-kind experience centered on wine, food, fun, and education. • Set up and tear down of guest experiences as needed, including pairings, lunches and estate cottage stays. • Ensure that reservations are accurately recorded and managed. • Schedule hosted property experiences. • Ensure the Estate property achieves business goals regarding consumer visitation, club conversion, sales, guest experiences, and brand promotion. • Set and maintain hospitality standards in keeping with company brand goals and expectations. • In conjunction with Director, establish and manage DTC operating budget. • Supervise the daily activities of on-call or event staff, including approval of timecard and commissions. • Evaluate Sales performance to targets and communicate to Director on regular basis. • Develop SOP’s and Best Practices protocols to be used for training and reference. • Perform physical inventory of all items and reconcile to the tracking system. • Maintain timely input of guest notes information into list database. • Responsible for appearance and cleanliness of tasting areas, restrooms, parking lot, gardens and surroundings. • Maintain culinary component of food-pairing experiences. • Continuously assess, create, and evolve hospitality offerings, including wine tasting mix, tours, brand messaging, and exclusive private experiences. • Ensures compliance to all applicable regulations. • Develop and maintain an active referral network system with peer wineries, transportation companies and accommodation properties. • Collaborate with key internal team members and strategic partners on all details of both on-site and off-site events. • Ensure active promotion of Wine Club offerings and benefits. • Develop an exclusive wine buying experience for each customer by understanding and confidently articulating the individuality of the wines in each offering. • Timely input of all shipping orders with follow through on the shipment by phone, and/or email to third party shipping providers. • Build and maintain long-term guest relationships. GENERAL JOB REQUIREMENTS Education/Experience: • Minimum two years’ experience in luxury product retail management. • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent in experience preferred. • Exceptional hospitality and interpersonal skills. • Thorough and professional oral and written communication skills. • Excellent business development, and event management skills. • A positive, enthusiastic team player with excellent communication skills, dynamic personality and superior customer service acumen. • Self-confidence, comfortable around all guest types and with an ability to build relationships, ask for the sale. • Able to empathize with and recognize a guest’s interests and buying signals. • Consistently able to maintain enthusiasm and project a positive image. • Ability to host guests and produce results with minimal supervision. • Excellent organization, problem solving, multi-tasking and interpersonal skills required. • Proficiency with the full MS Office Suite is necessary. • Previous experience with a CRM database system preferred. Physical: • Ability and desire to work extended hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. • Capacity to sit or work on feet for at least 8 hours per day. • Ability to lift, move and stack 40 pounds. • Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid US driver’s license. It is important for us to create a win-win partnership. Please include your expectations, including compensation, in your cover letter. About us: Based 15 minutes north of Healdsburg, Calif., Blue Rock Vineyard is a historic, 100 acre private estate that feels more Tuscany than California. We are a by-appointment winery with a robust food program and an estate home. We sustainably farm 40 acres planted to Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah.
Work hours: The position is full-time with weekend work mandatory, as well as occasional evenings for events.
Posting date: 03/09/2019