JOBS

Tasting Specialist

Are you outgoing, positive, sophisticated and have lots of energy? Do you enjoy people and have a passion for premium craft spirits? Then we want you on our team. Our customers expect an extraordinary experience and that’s exactly what we give them.
Department: Retail / Experiential
Title: Tasting Specialist
Position Status: Part-Time
Compensation: $16.00 – $20.00 per hour
Schedule:
  • 6 hour shifts
  • Weekend availability
Experience:

Service / retail industry background, with a preference for wine/spirits, restaurant, hospitality or travel industries. Must be social, positive, dependable, professional, have excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills, understand POS applications, have a strong work ethic, be able to work well independently and as a team player and be customer service oriented.

Work Location: 7961 Gainsford Ct. Bristow, VA 20136

Company Overview:

MurLarkey Distilled Spirits is a premier, internationally acclaimed distillery that produces Bourbon, Vodka, Gin, Infused Whiskeys as well as RTD beverages. We pride ourselves in the fact that we only distill spirits from the grain we source locally in Virginia. MurLarkey Distillery has been named the 4th

Best Distillery in the US on Travel & Leisure’s “The 25 Best Distilleries in the US”, and has been recognized in the US Congressional Record for our Humanitarian contributions during the recent pandemic. Our premium, handcrafted spirits have amassed over 40 international awards in less than 60 months of operations, and our operation is growing steadily.

Job Description:

We are seeking a dynamic individual with a professional demeanor and experience in the hospitality, spirits or wine industries (preferable) to join our award-winning team and serve an upscale clientele ranging from MurLarkey aficionados to first time visitors. An exuberant spirit and can-do attitude is essential! Experience with POS and technology/software systems a plus. There is potential for growth into management, marketing, and/or sales (including working with event planners, tour group operators & local businesses). At a minimum, this position involves flexible weekend days – primarily Thursday-Sunday shifts. Must be available holidays (except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Days).

Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Greet and serve Tasting Room visitors
  • Administer spirit tastings
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of the Tasting Room
  • Work special events — both on & off-site
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and dependable transportation
  • Must be accountable and reliable
  • Service / retail industry background preferred
  • Preference for wine/spirits, restaurant, hospitality or travel industries
  • Must possess good communication skills and ability to work / interact with customers and coworkers
  • Must be able to work on your feet for the entire shift
  • Must have use of hands and arms for repetitive motions
  • Must be able to safely lift 30 lbs.
  • Must be Self-motivated and able to complete tasks without supervision
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
  • Familiarity with alcoholic beverage production techniques (distillery, brewery, winery, etc.)
  • A passion for craft spirits and farm-to-table driven food program
  • Knowledge of safe working practices
  • Virginia ABC Seller/Server Training Approval Program (STAP) a plus but not required
  • Ability to work in a multi-skilled dynamic environment
  • Computer literacy
Education / Experience:
  • High school education or GED required.
  • 2 years similar work experience preferred but not required
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Willing to train the right candidate
Additional:
  • Be available for special training sessions.
  • Day-to-day expectations and duties may change as leadership sees fit
To apply: Email info@murlarkey.com with contact information and resume. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE