Ag-Internships2019-06-24T09:29:51-07:00

Employment Opportunities

Section Grower Level 32022-08-04T14:55:30-07:00

Section Grower Level 3

A career at Skagit Horticulture is challenging, rewarding, and satisfying. We accomplish our goals when each individual performs to their full potential while contributing as a valuable team player with others in the organization.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Section Grower Level 3 is responsible for all aspects of crop production, decision making on fertilizer/pesticide applications, and monitoring of pest populations.

Position Summary:

  • · Grow crops to meet product ready dates and ensure on-time shipment of quality product
  • · Manage moisture and fertilizer to crops through use of sprinklers, fog, drip tubes, booms, and hoses
  • · Maintain sanitation throughout assigned area and promote others to do the same
  • · Walk crops with Head Grower weekly to identify issues and develop a plan for the upcoming week
  • · Scout for pest and disease; Conduct soil samples to test for pH/EC
  • · Perform sanitation, herbicide, beneficial biological and pesticide applications
  • · Practice safety at all times including ability to properly use and maintain equipment in growing area including injectors, carts, spray trailers

Required Qualifications:

  • · College degree or equivalent years of growing experience
  • · Computer experience with Microsoft Suite products
  • · Effective verbal and written communication
  • · WA Pesticide Applicator’s License or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire
  • · Work holidays and weekends as required
  • · Lift/carry weights up to 50lbs and stand/walk for long periods of time
  • · Able to work in all environmental conditions and move between temperature extremes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • · Previous experience with controlled climate systems such as Argus
  • · Experience in a wholesale operation
  • · Experience applying pesticides and growth regulators

Benefits Skagit offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, and 8 paid holidays.

Please have all resumes submitted to Jobs@skagithort.com

Section Grower Level 22022-08-04T14:53:23-07:00

Section Grower Level 2

A career at Skagit Horticulture is challenging, rewarding, and satisfying. We accomplish our goals when each individual performs to their full potential while contributing as a valuable team player with others in the organization.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Section Grower Level 2 is responsible for all aspects of crop production including pesticide applications, data collection and entry, and coordinating with Head Grower and other departments to ensure quality production.

Position Summary:

  • · Provide moisture and fertilizer to crops through use of sprinklers, fog, drip tubes, booms, and hoses
  • · Maintain sanitation throughout assigned area (to include non-plant material upkeep such as algae-free floors, no weeds, no garbage)
  • · Walk crops with Head Grower weekly to identify issues and develop a plan for the upcoming week
  • · Scout for pest and disease; Conduct soil samples to test for pH/EC
  • · Perform sanitation, herbicide, beneficial biological and pesticide applications
  • · Practice safety at all times
  • · Aid fellow growers and departments as needed
  • · Properly use and maintain equipment in growing area including injectors, carts, spray trailers

Required Qualifications:

  • · Work holidays and weekends as required
  • · Lift/carry weights up to 50lbs and stand/walk for long periods of time
  • · Able to work in all environmental conditions and move between temperature extremes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • · Minimum 1 year of growing experience
  • · Computer experience
  • · Effective verbal and written communication

Benefits Skagit offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, and 8 paid holidays.

Please have all resumes submitted to Jobs@skagithort.com

Section Grower Level 12022-08-04T14:51:19-07:00

Section Grower Level 1

A career at Skagit Horticulture is challenging, rewarding, and satisfying. We accomplish our goals when each individual performs to their full potential while contributing as a valuable team player with others in the organization.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Section Grower Level 1 is responsible for the correct daily care of plant materials including irrigation, fertilizer applications, and pesticide use. This position works directly with Level 2 and Level 3 Growers to complete daily, weekly, and monthly objectives.

Position Summary:

  • Conduct 2x daily inspection of assigned area to identify moisture requirements and communicate possible crop issues
  • Provide correct moisture to crops through use of sprinklers, fog, drip tubes, booms, and hoses
  • Maintain sanitation throughout assigned area (to include non-plant material upkeep such as algae-free floors, no weeds, no garbage)
  • Walk crops with Head Grower weekly to identify issues
  • Perform sanitation, herbicide, and pesticide applications
  • Practice safety at all times
  • Aid fellow growers and departments as needed
  • Properly use and maintain equipment in growing area including injectors, carts, spray trailers

Required Qualifications:

  • Work holidays and weekends as required
  • Lift/carry weights up to 50lbs and stand/walk for long periods of time
  • Able to work in all environmental conditions and move between temperature extremes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience growing and caring for plants
  • Experience applying pesticides and herbicides

Benefits Skagit offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, and 8 paid holidays.

Please have all resumes submitted to Jobs@skagithort.com

Harvest Enologist/Laboratory Technician2022-08-02T15:27:22-07:00

Harvest Enologist: Pacific Rim and Company

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Sr. Enologist, the Harvest Enologist is responsible for routine laboratory testing, bulk sample preparation, entering lab data and maintaining lab equipment. During harvest this position may be asked to support the cellar operations by helping on the crush pad or helping the cellar crew. This position is central to the success of the winery by providing primary lab testing with a focus on wine quality.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Laboratory Analyses (80%), Sample collection (<10%), Cleaning (10%)
  • Conduct routine SO2, pH, Titratable Acidity and Alcohol analyses while following all safety procedures.
  • Cleans glassware and laboratory as needed.
  • Ensures all lab equipment is properly maintained and supplies are adequately stocked.
  • Collects samples for analyses
  • Prepare bulk samples for shipping
  • Cleaning

Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma
  • College focus in Enology, Chemistry, or related science.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Understanding of winery operations.

Skills

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize effectively
  • Strong math skills
  • Strong PC skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to maintain an attitude of flexibility and teamwork while maintaining high standards
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

FLSA Status:  Hourly

Apply here

Research Assistant (Temporary)2022-07-19T14:02:40-07:00

Research Assistant (Temporary)

This position will support the USDA-ARS Hop Breeding Lab stationed at the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (WSU-IAREC) in Prosser, WA. In
this field and greenhouse-based position, the research assistant(s) will perform routine tasks in support of hop breeding research. The research assistant(s) will work 10-40 hours a week
(Monday-Friday, with occasional weekend work, depending on availability). Two positions are available from August – November. Hourly pay ranges from $16-17 / hr.

Responsibilities
• Assist with hop research trial maintenance including weeding, trimming, harvesting
• Participate in breeding activities, including preparing plants for crossing and pollination, harvesting crosses, cleaning and planting seed
• Maintain a clean, safe working environment
• Collect field samples, process samples, assist with data collection in field and laboratory
• Help with other tasks, as needed

Requirements
• Must pay attention to detail and be able to follow instructions
• Ability to work well both alone and with a small team of people
• Must have the physical ability to perform the duties of the position, including the abilities to: lift 50 lbs, walk on uneven ground, bend over to plant/transplant materials, and utilize garden tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes.
• Willingness to work outside in all conditions including hot, dry, cold, wet, windy, rainy, etc.
• Participation in safety trainings in order to use and operate equipment appropriately
• In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire.

If interested, please send a resume, cover letter and application (found here), to Anna.Tawril@usda.gov. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Screening will begin 7/25 and the positions will remain open until filled.

Brand Ambassador2022-07-18T08:55:37-07:00

VanArnam Vineyards Brand Ambassador

Job Description
VanArnam Vineyards has an open position as an assistant to the owners. This unique position touches on all aspects of the day-to-day winery operations.
Responsibilities include:

● Events Coordination
○ Concerts at the winery
○ Weddings
○ Corporate events
○ Life celebrations

● Winemaking – associate
○ Assisting in processing fruit – crushing, pressing and fermentations
○ General sanitation of winery equipment
○ Transferring and filtering wine
○ Bottling – labels, bottling supplies
○ Lab analysis
○ Tracking wine production
○ Winemaking forms and documents

● Sales/Marketing
○ Social Media
○ Content creation-imagery and video
○ Manage youtube channel
○ Email marketing
○ Updating website
○ Participating in winery associations
○ Tasting room associate
○ Wine club coordination
○ Direct to Consumer sales
○ Coordinate wine academy, and private experiences
○ Winery travel coordinator

For further information, contact Allison VanArnam at vanarnamvineyards@gmail.com
360-904-4800

Bilingual Pesticide Education Specialist (4 positions)2022-07-12T09:34:37-07:00

Bilingual Pesticide Education Specialist (4 positions)

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Harvest Enology Tech (Temporary)2022-07-12T09:27:32-07:00

Harvest Enology Tech (Temporary) 

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Harvest Enology Technician (Seasonal)2022-07-12T09:26:28-07:00

Harvest Enology Technician (Seasonal) – Columbia Crest Winery, Paterson WA

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Harvest Enologist – Napa2022-07-12T09:22:29-07:00

Harvest Enologist

Harvest Enologist
Seavey Vineyard
Napa Valley, St Helena, CA

Description:
We are a second-generation family-owned boutique winery located about 5 miles east of St. Helena in Napa Valley. Since 1990, we have been producing small-lot, estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Chardonnay. Our case production is roughly 3,000 cases annually. One of Seavey’s most important goals is to serve as excellent stewards of the land. By developing virtuous circles of connection between our farming and winemaking, we promote farming regenerative and sustainable operations, and winemaking operations that rely on renewable energy and minimize
resource use and reduce waste.

We are seeking an enthusiastic self-motivated team player to join our dynamic & passionate team as a Harvest Enologist. The position will work directly with our winemaker in both the on-site vineyard and winery. Harvest is hard work, but the nature of our small team combined with the estate vineyard offers candidate a hands-on and comprehensive experience in all the critical points of winemaking at harvest. This position is designed to teach people how to make world-class wine. The position will start in mid August and end around Thanksgiving with potential to last longer depending on the harvest yield.

Primary responsibilities include:
• Basic viticultural tasks as the grapes ripen.
• Grape sampling and juice processing including basic wet chemistry analysis.
• Work with harvest processing equipment including pumps, destemmer, sorting tables, optical sorter, presses, and general winemaking equipment
• Tank, winery, hose and general sanitation.
• Pump-overs and manual punchdowns.
• Fermentation tracking and nutrient management.
• Tasting to identify quality levels and potential wine faults.
• Reading and adhering to details of written work orders.
• Barrel evaluation, preparation, filling, racking, sanitation, and repair.
• Interacting with guests to explain the harvest processes and promote Seavey wines.
• Other property and farm work as needed. We have cows, sheep, goats, chickens, dogs, and cats on the estate.

Job Details
• This person will be responsible to follow all of the company established health and safety procedures.
• The position reports to our Winemaker.
• Work will begin in August at 40 hours per week and then escalate to include weekends as the volume of harvest work increases at the end of September into October. Workdays rarely exceed 10 hours in a day.

SKILLS
• Commitment to excellence & high standards in every work product
• Detail oriented & organized
• Strong ability to work independently
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• The ability to speak Spanish is helpful

QUALIFICATIONS
• Must be at least 21 years of age
• Must be willing to work 7 days a week at the peak of harvest (usually a 2-3 week period)
• Team-oriented with positive contribution to harmony and collaboration among peers
• Self-motivated and results driven
• Solid knowledge of viticulture, wine, and wine production.
• Must be able to lift & carry 45 lbs., work on ladders, and work standing for long periods
• Reliable transportation required

BOTTOM LINE
• The Harvest Enologist will follow the grapes all the way from the vines through processing, fermentation,
and to finished wine in barrels

Please contact us by emailing us your resume & cover letter. Use the subject line Harvest Enologist and tell us why you are interested in this position! Compensation at an hourly rate plus monthly housing bonus.
Contact: Jim Duane, Winemaker
jim@seaveyvineyard.com

Harvest Workers2022-05-31T13:54:53-07:00

The Walls Vineyards is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working professionals to join us in the cellar for the upcoming 2022 vintage.
Located near the heart of downtown Walla Walla, The Walls has the honor of working with a variety of highly esteemed vineyards in Washington and Oregon including our sustainably
farmed estate vineyards in The Rocks District and Yakima Valley AVAs.
Our seasonal harvest employees will be trained and trusted to carry out a variety of tasks.

These may include:
• Daily fermentation management and analysis
• Fruit sorting
• Equipment setup and break down
• Barrel maintenance, filling, and topping
• Lots of cleaning

Our goal is to make meaningful, site-driven wines every year. To do this, we foster an educational and enjoyable environment where your hard work, positivity, and desire to learn is valued. Under the close supervision of the winemaking staff, you will gain valuable and career-shaping experience in the winemaking world.
We provide competitive wages and meals throughout harvest and can assist in locating housing for out-of-state applicants.
We encourage you to learn more about The Walls and our story by visiting us at https://www.thewallswines.com/
To apply send your resume to Suzanne@thewallsvineyards.com

Vineyard Technician/Intern2022-05-31T13:51:37-07:00

RM Wineries, LLC is Hiring for 2022 Grape Harvest!

P O S I T I O N: Vineyard Technician/Intern
L O C A T I O N: Mattawa, WA | RM Wineries: Wahluke Wine Company, Inc
F L S A: Temporary, Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt
D U R A T I O N: Approx. June 2022 – November 2022 (approx. 5 month internship)
S C H E D U L E: Anticipated: 5-6 days a week, 10-12 hour days, variable schedule
R A N G E: $16.50 – $18.00/hour

RM Wineries, LLC is actively looking for an individual to come work primarily in our vineyards. This is an excellent opportunity for someone eager to have hands on experience in the wine grape growing process and gain valuable experience in wine production during a grape harvest. This person would be eager work long hours, including overtime hours! This position has the potential to become a full-time position for the right candidate.

Under the direction and with support of the Winemaking team, the position will primarily:
• Help gather grape samples from vineyards for production facility;
• Monitor non-Milbrandt contracted vineyard blocks;
o Cluster counts & crop estimation
o Identify presence or absence of pests
o Growth, Irrigation, canopy management practices
• Collect grape samples from drop boxes and transport to winery
• Provide support to the winemaking and lab teams at our wine production facility.

The qualified candidate would have the following:
• Must be 18 years of age;
• High School Diploma;
• Minimum of one (1) year of experience performing viticulture/and wine chemistry responsibilities (hands on work experience, training, or educational experience);
• Degree or pursuit of a degree in Viticulture/Enology or related field is strongly preferred;
• Previous experience in an agricultural related field desired; experience in viticulture environment preferred; basic understanding and interest in winemaking desired.
• Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation;
• Comprehension and application in advanced chemistry and/or microbiology concepts and procedures as well as wine chemistry;
• Ability to read, write, speak and understand English is necessary as well as proficient writing and communication skills;
• Prompt and reliable; will show up to work on time when scheduled;
• Able to efficiently work independently;
• Able to demonstrate ability to be a team player, works with others well, takes direction well, able to problem solve, possess adaptability, remain focused, and have a positive and patient attitude.

Physical requirements include:
• Capable of being on feet for extended periods of time both standing and walking;
• Able to work in varying weather conditions;
• Able to work for extended periods looking at spreadsheets and data and with lab equipment;
• Required to possess the color vision necessary to judge and evaluate grape and wine color;
• Manual dexterity of both upper and lower body—able to crouch, lift, stoop, bend, twist, pull if needed on production floor;
• Able to work on cat walks and walk up and down stairs multiple times a day at elevated heights up to 40 feet;

To apply, please submit a complete job application with at least two (2) professional/or previous employment references to Hannah DeHoog, Human Resources at hannah@milbmgmt.com. A cover letter and resume are appreciated, but not required. Applications can also be submitted in a sealed envelope in person or via mail:
To drop off—Wahluke Wine Company, Inc 23934 Road T.1 SW, Mattawa WA 99349
To mail—Attn: Hannah DeHoog PO BOX 1260, Quincy, WA 98848
Applications can be downloaded on our company website at www.wahlukewinecompany.com under the careers tab. In the event we are interested in your application, we will reach out either via the listed email or phone number you provide. **Job is open until filled**

Winery Grape Harvest Lab Technician/Intern2022-05-31T13:50:18-07:00

RM Wineries, LLC is Hiring for 2022 Grape Harvest!

P O S I T I O N: Winery Grape Harvest Lab Technician/Intern
L O C A T I O N: Mattawa, WA or George, WA | RM Wineries: Wahluke Wine Company, Inc and
Ancient Lake Wine Company, LLC
F L S A: Temporary, Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt
D U R A T I O N: Approx. June 2022 – November 2022 (approx. 5 month internship)
S C H E D U L E: Anticipated: 5-6 days a week, 10-12 hour days, variable schedule
R A N G E: $15.00 -$16.00

RM Wineries, LLC is actively looking for an individual to come work as an intern in the lab and in the cellar (when needed) performing basic grape analysis and sampling as well as production manual labor in our outdoor winery cellar, as needed. This is an excellent opportunity for someone eager to learn more about the wine industry and gain valuable experience in wine production during a grape harvest. This person would be eager work long hours, including overtime hours!

Under the direction and support of the Lab Manager and Cellar Master, the position will primarily:
• Crush various grape samples and follow basic analysis procedures on samples;
• Enter juice and wine analyses into spreadsheets and/or wine tracking software;
• Check daily sugar levels on fermenting tanks in the cellar (i.e Brix);
• Perform manual labor responsibilities outdoors including moving hoses, digging out tanks, and adding chemicals to tanks, when directed;
• Collect designated samples from wine tanks and/or wine barrels.

The qualified candidate would have the following:
• Must be 18 years of age;
• High School Diploma;
• Degree or pursuit of a degree in Enology/Wine Science or related field is strongly preferred;
• Previous experience in an agricultural related field desired; experience in viticulture environment
• Basic comprehension in general chemistry concepts and procedures;
• Ability to read, write, speak and understand English is necessary as well as proficient writing and communication skills;
• Minimum of one (1) year of experience performing wine chemistry/wine lab responsibilities (hands on work experience, training, or educational experience) is strongly preferred;
• Minimum of one (1) year of experience performing manual labor in varying weather elements;
• Prompt and reliable; will show up to work on time when scheduled;
• Able to demonstrate ability to be a team player, works with others well, takes direction well, able to problem solve, possess adaptability, remain focused, and have a positive and patient attitude.
• Demonstrates ability to complete training course to safely perform manual labor in confined spaces, if needed.

Physical requirements include: (The position will perform responsibilities in a lab and outdoor cellar)
• Capable of being on feet for extended periods of time both standing and walking;
• Required to possess the color vision necessary to judge and evaluate wine color as well as able to read data in spreadsheets;
• Manual dexterity of both upper and lower body—able to crouch, lift, stoop, bend, twist, pull;
• Can lift approximately 40 pounds over the head when performing additions, if needed;
• Able to work on cat walks and walk up and down stairs multiple times a day at elevated heights up to 40 feet;
• Able to work in extreme and varying weather elements and conditions;
• Hearing sufficient for in person and radio communication;
• Able to lift or move up to 40 pounds at a time (lab packages, case of wine, chemical bags etc);

To apply, please submit a complete job application with at least two (2) professional/or previous employment references to Hannah DeHoog, Human Resources at hannah@milbmgmt.com. A cover letter and resume are appreciated, but not required. Applications can also be submitted in a sealed envelope in person or via mail:
To drop off—Wahluke Wine Company, Inc 23934 Road T.1 SW, Mattawa WA 99349
Ancient Lake Wine Company, LLC 795 Beverly Burke Rd N Quincy, WA 98848
To mail—Attn: Hannah DeHoog PO BOX 1260, Quincy, WA 98848
Applications can be downloaded on our company website at www.wahlukewinecompany.com or www.alwinery.com under the careers tab. In the event we are interested in your application, we will reach out either via the listed email or phone number you provide.

**Job is open until filled

Horticulture Summer Internship2022-05-31T13:47:21-07:00

2022 Skagit Horticulture Summer Internship (Mabton, Washington)

Skagit Horticulture is a top 100 wholesale grower of perennials and annuals based in Mount Vernon, Washington.  We grow our products at three sites comprising 325 acres, striving to be efficient producers of high-quality products for our customers around the country.

The Skagit Horticulture Spring Internship is a paid internship that runs from June to September.  We provide an opportunity to current students and recent graduates to gain hands-on experience in greenhouse production at a large-scale operation.  This is a fully immersive experience that allows participants to apply their education, manage a crop from start to finish, and gain valuable skills in ornamental crop production.  We are happy to host academic advisors for an on-site visit!

Objectives:

  • Take ownership of a growing area to participate in a crops’ production cycle
  • Become proficient in use of irrigation, chemical application, and other relevant equipment
  • Understand the inputs and process to achieve a saleable product
  • Shadow other departments to see the bigger picture of our company

Expectations/Assignments:

  • Manage moisture levels based on crop and demonstrate good judgement in watering
  • Identify pest and nutritional issues and offer solutions to resolve the issue(s)
  • Perform chemical applications to assigned crops including fungicides, insecticides, and PGRs
  • Assist with scouting and application of beneficial biologicals
  • Collect and process soil samples to monitor nutrition levels

Requirements:

  • Current university student or graduated within the last year
  • Able to work in changing environmental conditions including but not limited to: heated greenhouses, open fields, sun/rain/wind
  • Able to stand for long periods of time, able to lift 30-40lbs
  • Must secure own housing for duration of internship

Application:

Please send your application to:   hrdept@skagithort.com

Be sure to include

  • Cover letter expressing your interest in interning at Skagit Horticulture
  • Resume
  • Salary is $18 or above DOE
Tasting Room Manager2022-05-31T13:46:14-07:00

Tasting Room Manager – Ellensburg, Wash.

Fortuity Cellars is a Yakima Valley-based premium winery. We’re seeking a full-time tasting room manager (32+ hours/week) at our newest location in the Downtown Ellensburg Historic District, which will be co-located with Nuwave Gallery by Erin Oostra.

Fortuity started making wine in 2017 out of a small incubator in Grandview, Wash.. We source from nine different family-owned vineyards throughout the Yakima Valley AVA. We are the recipient of the 2019 Rising Startup of the Year and numerous wine awards including Editor’s Choice by Sean Sullivan of Wine Enthusiast, Best in Class from Wine Press Northwest, and Best of the Northwest by Sip Magazine. Fortuity completed its new winery production facility in the heart of Washington Wine Country in March 2020, and after a delay from the pandemic, opened for wine tasting in August 2020.

The Ellensburg tasting room manager position is critical to our team – as you will become the face of Fortuity in the Ellensburg community. You will be responsible for accurately (and enthusiastically) presenting our wines to the customer; running a safe, clean, orderly tasting room; cultivating strong partnerships with the local business community and industry partners; and connecting with our club members and visitors.

Responsibilities

  • Be a Fortuity Ambassador and live our company values
  • Lead the daily activities of the Tasting Room to achieve revenue goals, club member growth (attraction & retention) and ensure the highest level of service
  • This sales-and-service-driven position will actively work the sales floor fostering a warm, friendly, and welcoming environment, interfacing with guests, and creating exceptional and memorable guest experiences
  • Pour wine and educate guests on our wines, vineyard sources, family, and brand
  • Hire, train, schedule, motivate and lead the team ensuring all staff upholds a high level of service, perform their jobs accurately, meet sales and wine club goals, and comply with all state and local laws, liquor regulations, and health codes
  • Maintain a professional, calm, cool, and collected composure under stress or high-pressure situations
  • High attention to detail and ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Perform quality work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Manage Ellensburg social media accounts
  • Open availability (weekends, holidays and evenings). Starting general business hours are: Fridays 12-7p, Saturdays 12-6p, Sundays 12-5p and Mondays 11a-5p. Hours subject to change and optimize for consumer trends.
  • Must be able to work occasional off-site or after-hours events authorized by owners
  • Responsive and flexible to last minute requests
  • Curate small table snacks in a thoughtful and profitable manner
  • Stock and manage an accurate inventory (daily, weekly and monthly)
  • Maintaining a tidy, clean, and organized tasting room and work space
  • Coordinate with Nuwave Gallery on calendar, events and daily operations
  • Coordinate with Ellensburg Downtown Association calendar of events
  • Assist winemaking team with bottling, harvest activities and blending trials, as schedules allow – this is a great way to get to know the Fortuity team and brand even better!

Qualifications

  • Passion for wine and people; good communication and leadership skills
  • Commitment to a strong safety culture and continuous improvement
  • Be scrappy, innovative, adaptable and think outside of the box
  • Desire to be part of something big and fun!
  • College education or equivalent experience like training as a sommelier/WSET, desired but not required
  • Minimum 2 years experience in hospitality
  • Familiarity with the Ellensburg community preferred
  • Experience leading/managing a team, preferred
  • Experience with G-Suite (Google Docs, Drive, etc), preferred
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and drug screening test may be required
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • MAST Class 12 permit and Food Handlers Card required
  • Able to consistently lift 50 pounds using proper lifting techniques
  • Ability to twist, squat, and reach above your shoulders
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods of time

Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly wage, commensurate with wine and managerial experience
  • Access to pooled, shared tips
  • Monthly health care stipend
  • Four paid holidays (New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas)
  • 12 days PTO (annual winter break), increasing to 15 days of PTO after two years
  • Annual profit-sharing based on Ellensburg profit metrics and overall Fortuity metrics
  • Employee discount at Fortuity & industry discount at participating wineries
  • Wine sensory and wine-making training

Please submit resumé and cover letter to emily@fortuitycellars.com.  We will evaluate resumes on a rolling basis. Position will commence ahead of the opening day of the Ellensburg tasting room and will require training at the Yakima Valley Winery.

Harvest Cellar Hand (2022)2022-05-31T13:45:19-07:00

Harvest Cellar Hand

We are a small boutique winery in the heart of Yakima Valley. We focus on Bordeaux and Rhone varieties from some of WA state’s most premier vineyards. We are a small, close-knit team. You will be working directly with the owners and the winemaker. This is a hands-on experience and our intern will be involved with every aspect of the winemaking process.

Harvest is a busy time of year, the right candidate must be able to work long hours (including occasional overtime, evenings and weekends), be able to lift over 50 lbs repeatedly, and have a great attitude.

To learn more and apply, visit https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3055609398/

Harvest Lab Intern2022-05-03T11:55:50-07:00

Harvest Lab Intern – Custom Crush Winery

Artifex Wine Co, the leading custom crush winery in the Walla Walla Valley, is seeking Lab Interns to join our 2022 Harvest Team. A lab internship at Artifex exposes you to some of Washington’s best winemakers and their decision-making process. In the Artifex lab, you will have practical training on lab protocols, analysis techniques, and perform additions based on our client winemakers’ preferences. A high level of concentration is expected in our fast-paced winery, as your work will integrate with cellar activity and have a direct impact on production.
We are looking for motivated, passionate team players who are excited to fully immerse themselves in harvest.

Job Duties
-Learn and follow Standard Operating Procedures
-Tank and barrel samplings
-Brix readings
-Yeast inoculations
-Nutrient additions
-Chemical analysis
-Maintain a clean, organized environment in the lab

Job Qualifications
-Support a healthy and inclusive work environment
-Enology education or lab/science background is preferred
-Work safely and comply with OSHA and WISHA procedures
-Work and stand for long hours
-Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds

Full-time availability required from early September to early November, 2022. ** Job duration is dependent on vintage. **
Pay: Hourly, commensurate with experience

To apply: Email résumé and cover letter to workorders@artifexwineco.com.
Other harvest positions are also available. Inquire within. Learn more at www.artifexwineco.com

Harvest Cellar Intern2022-05-03T10:58:23-07:00

Harvest Cellar Intern – Custom Crush Winery

Artifex Wine Co. invites enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who want to fully immerse themselves in harvest to join our 2022 Harvest team as a Cellar Intern. At Artifex, the leading custom crush winery in the Walla Walla Valley, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional grape to bottle service for some of Washington’s best winemakers. Because of our diverse range of client wineries, a cellar internship here will expose you to a myriad of approaches to wine production ranging from boutique winemaking practices to large-scale production. If you are someone who thrives on intensity, loves weird inside jokes and wants to jump head first into the world of wine, look no further. Artifex has it all!

Job Duties
-Follow Standard Operating Procedures and safety protocol
-Maintain our sanitation standards for tanks, vessels, equipment and facility
-Press Operations
-Crush pad operations
-Barrel work
-Detailed wine movements

Job Qualifications
-Support a healthy and inclusive work environment
-Work long hours on your feet in a fast-paced environment
-Demonstrate forethought and work efficiently
-Previous cellar experience or education in Enology is preferred but not necessary
-Previous forklift experience preferred
-Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs

Full-time availability required from early September to early November, 2022. ** Job duration is dependent on vintage. **
Pay: Hourly, commensurate with experience

To apply:  Email résumé and cover letter to workorders@artifexwineco.com.
Other harvest positions are also available. Inquire within.
Learn more at www.artifexwineco.com

General Manager2022-05-03T10:55:19-07:00

General Manager

itä wines is seeking a General Manager to assist in running and growing all aspects of our boutique winery. This person will work closely with our Founder/Owner/Winemaker, as well as
other PT staff, on a broad variety of sales, marketing, facilities, production, administrative and other tasks as needed. The right candidate will be excited about wine and our community
here in Walla Walla, and willing to pitch in with whatever needs doing. This person will become an integral part of our team and have significant opportunities for further professional growth
with the business.
Responsibilities
• Host customer tastings at the winery, making sales using our POS system
• Manage tasting room staff and create a positive and welcoming guest experience
• Answer general winery phone and email correspondence
• Attend marketing and sales events, both in Walla Walla and other cities
• Pack shipping orders and move wine between warehouses
• Conduct monthly inventory, sales record keeping, and other admin tasks
• Develop marketing materials and social media posts
• Assist in production work including barrel maintenance, cleaning equipment, taking samples, etc. throughout the year and harvest work such as sorting fruit, daily fermentation monitoring, punching down fermentations, racking wine to barrel etc.
• Light cleaning and organizational work in the both the cellar and tasting room
• Other projects as needed

Requirements
• Currently having, or being willing and able to acquire, a MAST permit (21+)
• Valid driver’s license required, forklift certification is a major plus
• Ability to lift/push/pull 40+ lbs on a regular basis
• Attention to detail and being able to follow very specific technical instructions
• Ability to work independently and see projects through to completion
• A love for interpersonal interaction, both with customers and coworkers
• Ability to work weekends as a part of the regular schedule, and occasional evenings
• Genuine interest in the winemaking process and growing a small business
• Previous hospitality and/or winemaking experience, relevant degrees/certifications a major plus

Compensation
• Competitive salary with bonus, paid time off, health insurance
• Opportunity for further benefits with tenure
• Significant possibility for future growth with the business

About itä wines
itä wines is a boutique winery dedicated to expressing the unique terroir of the Eastern foothills of the Walla Walla Valley, through our estate wines and working with fruit from neighboring vineyards. Winemaker Kelsey Albro Itämeri brings a restrained style that matches the moderation and finesse of these hillside grapes, and a focus on varietals and styles uniquely suited to this place we call home.

To apply, send current resume to info@itawinery.com

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