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If you are interested in working at Mari Vineyards, please fill out the form below and email it to our Tasting Room Manager, Andy Jacobson, at Please see below for current employment opportunities.
Mari Vineyards Employment Application


TASTING ROOM MANAGERMari server pouring wine into a row of glasses
Mari Vineyards is seeking a flexible full-time Tasting Room Manager (40+hours/week average). We are seeking a self-starter who has the ideas and drive to assist in the continual success of our Tasting Room on Old Mission Peninsula. Candidates must be professional, articulate, hard-working, strong leaders who can handle multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will assume responsibility for and oversee day-to-day floor operations in the Tasting Room, coordinating and working with other Tasting Room Management. Tasting Rooms require an outgoing, well organized, self-motivated and disciplined individual who is focused on the customer’s experience.
Position Responsibilities
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of our Tasting Room which includes tastings, visitor relations, tours, staff performance, wine club members, and internet sales
  • Oversee opening and closing duties, checking off completed tasks
  • Assist with scheduling, training, supervising, and motivating Tasting Room Staff
  • Assist with educating staff on current offerings and the greater wine industry
  • Inventory management of wine, retail merchandise, and tasting room supplies
  • Handle routine purchasing transactions, including operating cash registers, and accounting for daily sales. Ensure that cash accounting is correct and complete at the end of the business day.
  • Ensure Tasting Room Staff are given the correct cash tip out total at the end of their shifts
  • Assist with managing daily wine and apparel shipments to customers
  • Be a highly visible presence on the Tasting Room floor for both guests and staff
  • Help to foster a positive hospitality environment at all times


  • Minimum two years successful management experience, ideally wine/hospitality related
  • Passion for wine and customer service with a strong wine knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, Docs, & Sheets. Proficient in or ability to learn WineDirect POS & ecommerce systems.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to stand, move, or walk for extended periods of time
  • Reliable transportation
  • Year round, full-time availability
  • A love of Michigan Wine and knowledge of the Traverse City area preferred
  • 21 years or older with a valid Drivers License
PAY - $50,000 / year
  • SIMPLE IRA with Company matching program
  • Health, Vision, & Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sales Incentives for Wine Club sign ups
  • Employee Discounts 


TASTING ROOM SERVERMari wine server smiling next to guests doing a tasting on the mezzanine level, overlooking the Mari production floor
We are seeking self-starters who have the passion and drive to be a part of the continued success of our Tasting Room on Old Mission Peninsula. Ideal candidates will be interested in wine, outgoing, organized, self-motivated and disciplined individuals. Full and Part time seasonal positions are available. Ideal candidates will have availability into the summer/fall seasons, with possibility of year round employment.
Duties & Responsibilities of Mari Vineyards staff will include, but may not be limited to:
  • Be the first face greeting guests, and assist in directing & answering questions regarding our winery, tasting room, and kitchen/food program
  • Be professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly with all guests.
  • Perform wine tastings and assist guests with wine purchases
  • Serve both small parties and large groups
  • Provide table service to guests, including wine, flights, and food
  • Accurately use the point of sale system to transact sales and maintain tasting room inventory
  • Answer questions about, promote our wine club, process sign ups, and assist in packaging
  • ID guests to ensure each is of legal age to consume alcohol
  • Ensure tasting room and inventory areas are clean, neat, and stocked at all times
  • Perform housekeeping of tasting room, restrooms, patios, storage, and break areas
  • Perform opening and closing checklist duties 
  • Attend mandatory staff training 

Qualifications of an ideal candidate include, but are not limited to:

  • Wine appreciation & desire to continually learn
  • Must have strong verbal communication skills and the ability to articulate product information to guests
  • Ability to provide consistent hospitality while communicating Mari's mission
  • Ability to establish priorities and work independently
  • Interpersonal awareness and relationship management skills
  • Strong organizational ability, exceptional attention to detail, and follow-through
  • Availability to work holidays and weekends through the end of fall, and extended hours in order to complete the job
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to stand, move, or walk for extended periods of time
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50lbs, sometimes repeatedly
  • Availability through mid-November 2022 preferred
  • 1-3 years of hospitality, winery, or server experience preferred
  • Must be 18 or older
  • $10/hour base pay (with tips, peak season hourly rate ranges from $22 to $30)
  • Cash and credit card tips
  • SIMPLE IRA with Company matching program after qualification period
  • Health, Vision, & Dental Insurance for Full-Time, year-round employees
  • Sales incentives for Wine Club sign ups
  • Discounts on Mari wine & food (age applicable)