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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 andy@marivineyards.com. Please see below for current employment opportunities.
Mari Vineyards Employment Application
 

 

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
Experience
  • 1-3 years of hospitality, winery, or server experience preferred
  • Must be 18 or older
Compensation
  • $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)

 

TASTING ROOM KITCHEN STAFFMari wine server smiling next to guests doing a tasting on the mezzanine level, overlooking the Mari production floor
Mari Vineyards is hiring flexible full and part time seasonal Tasting Room Kitchen Staff (20-40 hours week/average).  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 outgoing, organized, self-motivated and disciplined individuals who are focused on the customer’s experience and continued education of guests on Mari Vineyards and Michigan Wine.
 
 
Duties & Responsibilities of Mari Vineyards staff will include, but may not be limited to:
  • Service of food to guests
  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of our Tasting Room kitchen which includes preparing food, prepping food for other shifts, visitor relations, bussing, and dishes
  • Assist in maintaining cleanliness of the Tasting Room & kitchen, maintaining expected presentation of Tasting Room and Kitchen areas
  • Handle routine purchasing transactions, including operating cash registers and credit card processing technology when needed
  • Ability to work most weekends and some holidays
  • Opportunity to work some events
  • Assist Kitchen Manager in maintaining proper inventory for food operations
  • Knowing Mari food products and services proficiently

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

  • A positive attitude!
  • Previous kitchen or tasting room experience welcomed but not required, other experience ideally wine/hospitality related
  • Passion for food, wine, and customer service
  • A desire to increase knowledge about food & wine
  • Ability to learn and share specific knowledge about Mari Vineyards with guests
  • Works well in a group/team environment and can be supportive of other team members
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to cope with a changing work environment
  • Experience with POS systems, and/or ability to learn WineDirect
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to spend most of the day on your feet (8+ hours)
  • A knowledge of the Traverse City area and Old Mission Peninsula
  • Must be 18+ years of age to serve alcohol with a valid Driver's Licens
Compensation and Perks
  • $10.00/hour base pay + ability to increase after 90 days based on performance
  • Tips (with tips, peak season hourly rate ranges from $22 to $30)
  • SIMPLE IRA with Company matching program after qualification period
  • Health, Vision, & Dental Insurance for Full-Time, year-round employees
  • Marketable knowledge and training in food, wine, sales, and retail experience
  • Great discounts on Mari wine, food, and products
  • Opportunity to cross train in other areas of the winery when available