careers

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We’re Hiring!

Want to get involved with North America’s most interesting and promising vinicultural project of the 21st Century? Join our team.

All positions listed below are open until filled. Please send us a statement of interest and resume including references to info@voxvineyards.com.

 
 

vineyard manager

The Vineyard Manager is required to plan and oversee the execution of all operational tasks in the vineyard, budgeting, recording and reporting, repairs and maintenance, and vine propagation. A sense of timeliness, attention to detail when it counts, clear communication, and ability to assess priorities are important for success in this position. It is critical that the Vineyard Manager has the ability to work independently and at times when more labor is needed, oversee and train 2-30 vineyard workers and volunteers. The role requires oversight of 6.3 acres of established vineyard and an additional 7 acres of new vineyard expansion. Throughout the year the Vineyard Manager will work in collaboration with the Vineyard Supervisor and Owner to achieve TerraVox Goals. The Vineyard Manager must report weekly to the Vox Team on the progress of work done in the vineyard and on near-term goals and anticipated challenges and their solutions.

Reporting Relationships

  • The Vineyard Manager will report daily to the Vineyard Supervisor and collaborate on best practices to accomplish vineyard tasks

  • The Vineyard Manager will prepare a brief weekly report for presentation at the weekly team meets with the Owner, Marketing Director, Vineyard Supervisor, and Winemaker

Primary Responsibilities

  • Estimate, record and monitor time and labor requirements for vineyard tasks

  • Assist in securing supplemental vineyard labor when needed

  • Develop weekly work plans and oversee daily duties of Vineyard Assistants and other vineyard labor

  • Train vineyard workers on all relevant operational tasks in the vineyard

  • Communicate with Vineyard Supervisor about all vineyard operations including: disease control, pest control, canopy management, spray efficacy, overall vineyard upkeep and weekly tasks

  • Maintain all spray records, spray inventory, and place spray orders when needed

  • Operate and maintain vineyard equipment(tractors, sprayers, mowers)

  • Planning, implementing, and maintaining records for scheduled deadlines for all major vineyard activities

  • Hands on labor includes but is not limited to: pruning, propagation, shoot thinning, leaf pulling, planting, harvesting, mowing, and any additional labor for esthetic upkeep of the property

  • Bi-annual soil sampling and analysis to continuously maintaining soil quality and proper nutrition

  • Assist winemaker in all harvest tasks including crop estimation, berry sampling, scouting, loading fruit from vineyard, hauling fruit from vineyard to winery, and picking

  • Assist winemaker during grape processing as needed

  • Collaborate and communicate vineyard conditions with winemaker to ensure wine quality

  • Assist in the development of new strategies for better ecological practices to reduce the use of herbicide

  • Communication with the public about the Vox Vineyards project

Optional Tasks

  • Participate in sales at farmers markets, wine festivals, and events

  • Participation in Wine Club events such as allotment pickup parties and educational events

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Viticulture, Horticulture, or related Science and/or a minimum of 3 years of practical vineyard experience

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Operate and maintain tractors and equipment for spraying, mowing, and weed control

  • Flexible schedule to adapt to weather, labor, and critical (harvest) times in the season

  • Clear and direct communication skills

  • The ability to work in various weather conditions required

  • The ability to repeatedly lift and carry 50 pounds

Desired Qualifications

  • Basic mechanical maintenance/repair skills

  • Speak some Spanish

  • Appreciation for wine

  • Ability to use Excel, Word, and Google Docs

Pay

  • Commensurate with Experience plus Benefits

Type of Work

  • Full Time

Opening Date

  • November 13, 2018


vineyard assistant

The Vineyard Assistant is required to assist in the planning and execution of all operational tasks in the vineyard, budgeting, recording and reporting, repairs and maintenance, and vine propagation. A sense of timeliness and consequential thinking, attention to detail when it counts, clear communication, and ability to assess priority of tasks are important for success in this position. It is critical that the Vineyard Assistant has the ability to work independently and at times when more labor is needed, assist the Vineyard Manager in the guidance of 2-30 vineyard workers or volunteers. The role requires oversight of 6.3 acres of established vineyard and an additional 7 acres of new vineyard expansion. Throughout the year the Vineyard Assistant will work under the direction of the Vineyard Supervisor to achieve TerraVox Goals. The Vineyard Assistant will assist, as needed, with reporting at the weekly team meetings describing the progress of work done in the vineyard.

Reporting Relationships

  • The Vineyard Assistant will report daily to the Vineyard Supervisor with whom they will get their work orders

  • The Vineyard Manager will attend weekly team meets with the Owner and staff to report on tasks accomplished for the week, and to prioritize upcoming tasks

Primary Responsibilities

  • Completion of all vineyard activities: pruning, propagation, shoot thinning, leaf pulling, planting, harvesting, mowing, and any additional labor for esthetic upkeep of the property

  • Communicate with supervisors about all vineyard observations: Scouting for diseases and pests control, completing tasks like canopy management, groundcover management, spray efficacy, overall vineyard upkeep and weekly tasks as assigned

  • Assist with maintaining all spray records, spray inventory, and place spray orders when needed

  • Assist in soil sampling, analysis, and fertilizer application

  • Assist winemaker and vineyard manager in all harvest tasks including crop estimation, hand picking, and hauling fruit from vineyard to winery

  • Assist winemaker during grape processing as needed

  • Assist in the development of new strategies for better ecological practices i.e. under the vine cover crop to reduce the use of herbicide

  • Communication with the public about the Vox Vineyards project

Optional Tasks

  • Some sales at farmers markets, wine festivals, and events

  • Participation in Wine Club events such as allotment pickup parties and educational events

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working in agriculture or outdoor physical labor

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Operate and maintain tractor and equipment for spraying, mowing, and weed control

  • Flexible schedule to adapt to weather, labor, and critical times in the season

  • Ability to take detailed instructions

  • The ability to work in various weather conditions

  • The ability to repeatedly lift and carry 50 pounds

  • The ability to respond to the exigencies of season, weather, machinery and labor in producing quality agricultural product

  • Clear communication with supervisors, and support personnel

Desired Qualifications

  • Basic mechanical maintenance/repair skills

  • Speak some Spanish

  • Appreciation for wine

  • Ability to use Excel, Word, and Google Docs

Pay

  • $13/hour with Upward Mobility plus Benefits

Type of Work

  • Full Time

Opening Date

  • November 13, 2018


sales associate

The Sales associate is responsible for providing the front line guest experience by developing relationships with our customers that promote the sale of wine and develop brand loyalty. The Sales Associate is required to assist in the planning and execution of operational tasks in the tasting room and for events. A sense of timeliness and consequential thinking, attention to detail when it counts, clear communication, and ability to assess priority of tasks are important for success in this position. It is critical that the Sales Associate has the ability to work independently as well as in a team setting. Throughout the year the Sales Associate will work under the direction of the Sales Director to achieve or exceed TerraVox Goals. The Sales Associate will assist, as needed, with reporting at the weekly team meetings describing the progress of work done at the Tasting Room and Events.

Reporting Relationships

  • The Sales Associate will report each week to the Sales Director

  • The Sales Associate will, as needed, attend weekly team meetings with the Owner and staff to report on tasks accomplished for the week, and to prioritize upcoming tasks

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all guests are greeted immediately upon arrival and provided with experiences that will build brand loyalty

  • Communicate in a knowledgeable, professional and gracious manner to all guests

  • Share appropriate information and educate guests about the wines, our collaboration with Green Dirt Farm, our brand history, and our vineyard events

  • ID guests to ensure each is of legal age to consume alcohol

  • Serve wine as tastings, flights, by the glass, and by the bottle for guests in both individual and group settings

  • Promote the sale of wine and merchandise products in the tasting room and at events, pursue sales opportunities, and promote the wine club

  • Accurately use our Square POS and cash register to transact sales

  • Accurately use Google Docs and Google Spreadsheets to maintain tasting room inventory and waste logs

  • Maintain the physical setting of the tasting room or event to reinforce standards of the brand by ensuring that displays of wine and merchandise products are attractive and well-maintained

  • Perform opening and closing procedures to completion when working the tasting room

  • Ensure the cleanliness and aesthetics of the tasting room, restrooms, and patio area, or event

  • Maintain physical inventory of merchandise items and restock wine in the tasting room or at the event as needed by requesting weekly orders through the Sales Director

  • Accurately complete and send weekly reports to the Team

  • Contact current and prospective customers via phone and email when tasting room is slow in order to increase wine sales and wine club enrollment

  • Demonstrate personal accountability in following all company policies and procedures

  • Work cooperatively with other members of the Team and employees of the Green Dirt Farm Creamery to achieve goals and maintain open channels of communication

  • Communicate with the public outside of working hours about the Vox Vineyards project

Optional Tasks

  • Potential for some additional work hours during the growing season and harvest on an as-needed basis

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1 year industry-related experience

  • Valid driver’s license

  • 21 years of age or older

  • High School diploma or GED

  • First-hand knowledge and appreciation of wine and wine-related topics

  • The ability to taste and smell and describe aromas and flavors of the wines accurately

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to speak confidently to individual and groups

  • Retail sales and customer service experience including the ability to present product, up-sell and cross-sell, ask for and close a sale

  • Interpersonal awareness, relationship management and influencing skills

  • Proficency with Google Drive Suite and point-of-sale applications such as Square

  • Available extended hours, weekends and occasional holidays as required in order to complete the job

  • The ability to take detailed instructions

  • Clear communication with supervisors and support personnel

  • The ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor

  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team and maintain a positive disposition

  • The ability to multi-task in an organized fashion and remain calm under pressure in a busy work environment

  • The ability to stand for extended periods of time

  • The ability to lift and carry 50 pounds

  • City of Weston Employee Liquor Card (paid for by the company at start of employment)

Desired Qualifications

  • Responsible server and food handling certificate

  • Certification of Completion for Introductory Course & Examination (or higher) through the Court of Master Sommeliers

Pay

  • $12.50/hour with Upward Mobility plus Tips

Type of Work

  • Part Time with potential for Full Time

Opening Date

  • November 13, 2018