Employment at Wardman Wines

We're Hiring!

Looking for a new (or side) gig? Do you have a passion for fine wine, craft beer, or artisanal spirits? We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual who is excited about sharing their knowledge and love of wine, beer, or spirits with our customers!

We have an immediate opening for a part-time Sales Associate position that has the potential to grow into a full-time position. Although an ideal candidate will have experience in retail sales/management, a demonstrable passion for working in the wine/beer/spirits industry is the most important qualification. This is an entry-level position that starts at $17/hour with significant opportunity to grow with the company, and includes a generous employee discount.

Essential Day-to-Day Functions Include (but are not limited to!):

  • Opening and closing the store.
  • Knowing and following cleanliness, security, and safety procedures.
  • Engaging in customer relations and recommending products for customers.
  • Maintaining, organizing, and restocking inventory.
  • Becoming knowledgeable about our featured products, producers, and regions.
  • Expanding knowledge of food and product pairings for customers.
  • Maintaining and updating product notes for shelf talkers and tasting sheets.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Hard working, reliable, flexible, team-oriented, and communicative.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Stand for extended periods, lift and carry loads of 40+ lbs.
  • Aptitude with word processing, spreadsheet, and web-based storage software.
  • Ability to represent the company effectively and professionally in public.
  • Most of all, interest in learning about wine – from the vines all the way to the consumer's glass.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in the wine/beer/spirits industry or retail sales.
  • Eagerness and ability to foster communication and relationships with the neighborhood.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to obtain ABRA certification as an alcohol manager in DC. Further info at: (https://abra.dc.gov/service/apply-abc-manager-license).

If interested in this position, please submit a resume and brief statement (no more than a page) about your passions in the beverage industry, and why you would like to work with us to: info@wardmanwines.com

Wardman Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.