Hospitality, Tasting Room, and Wine Club Manager

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Linfield University is recruiting for a full-time Hospitality, Tasting Room, and Wine Club Manager. The Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day sales of wines from multiple local wineries, as well as operation of the tasting room, wine club, and direct to consumer sales in McMinnville, OR. The Manager will be directing and encouraging student employees in all processes. This position reports to the Director of the Evenstad Center for Wine Education at Linfield University and is responsible for all facets of both the customer and student experience. The position includes store management, person-to-person sales, wine club development, customer and student education, and maintenance of the tasting room and its operation. A review of applications will begin immediately, and will be accepted through May 31, 2023.

Work Schedule:

Estimated work schedule is Wednesday through Sunday with hours of 10:00am – 7:00pm. Flexibility required to accommodate event and engagement responsibilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversee all of the day-to-day operations of the Acorn to Oak Wine Experience in McMinnville, OR. This includes sales, customer service, food & wine service, janitorial operations, point of sale operations and supervising the student tasting room staff.

Provide daily, weekly, and monthly inventory tracking and management for all aspects of the business including the warehouse and general upkeeping of shelves and grounds.
Generate and monitor daily sales, visitor counts and revenue/per capita. Provide monthly and projected sales reports, and reconciliation and posting of daily sales logistics into the winery software. Expertise with QuickBooks & Commerce 7 or similar systems to provide budgets, profit and loss statements, and analyze financials.
Assist in developing and implementing a Wine Club with quarterly or semiannual shipments via pre-signed up members.
Set up and execute an event calendar for public and private events for businesses and preferred customers in coordination with Linfield University.
Collaborate with Linfield’s Wine Program in development and execution of strategies to increase sales, brand awareness and to promote the tasting room and the wine club membership through events and marketing campaigns.
Provide direction and communication with students and staff. Work with students to set up pricing, inventory management, food offerings and merchandise sale. Collaborate with participating academic departments, including but not limited to Art, Music, English and Accounting, to ensure all are engaged in the process and efforts of the learning lab.
Execution of wine club releases with wineries and customers.
Executing social media campaigns to current and potential wine club members and interested organizations in coordination with Linfield’s Wine Program social media.
Required License/Certification:

Possess a valid driver’s license and driving record to become/remain certified to operate Linfield vehicles and equipment.
Ability to obtain OLCC server’s permit within 60 days of hire.

Preferred License/Certification:

WSET and/or CMS certificates

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree
Two or more years of experience working in the wine or hospitality industry preferred.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Excellent customer service skills and ability to interact with people of all levels, including students, staff, faculty, customers, and vendors, and maintain a professional demeanor in all situations.
Knowledge of the Oregon wine industry

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in a retail tasting room environment. The job is physical, and requires bending, kneeling, crouching, twisting, sitting, and standing for the duration of a shift. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Must safely handle hazardous chemicals, and operate complex machinery. Requires driving in conjunction with travel to, and attendance at, meetings away from the worksite.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following documents. Review of applications begins immediately and will be accepted through May 31, 2023.

Cover Letter

About Linfield University:

Linfield University is an independent, nonprofit university with two physical campuses. The main campus, located in McMinnville, Oregon is on 189 park-like acres just south of the charming historic downtown. The School of Nursing, located in northeast Portland, Oregon, is located on 20 acres. Linfield also has a growing eCampus. Since 1858, Linfield has connected a traditional liberal arts experience with practical education through 57 majors, including wine studies, sport management and nursing. Linfield also offers interdisciplinary graduate degrees in business, nursing, education and sports sciences. Linfield University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. With a relentless focus on student success, Linfield is committed to a mission of connecting learning, life and community.

Linfield enrolls approximately 1,800 students from around the nation and globe each year. Thirty-seven percent of Linfield’s undergraduate students are first-generation college students, and more than one-third are U.S. students of color. Linfield competes in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference and holds the national record, across all divisions, for consecutive winning football seasons (dubbed “The Streak”). U.S. News & World Report has named Linfield one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation when it comes to social mobility for four years in a row. See more of Linfield’s accolades at

The university’s two physical locations showcase the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and a meaningful connection between the university and its community. Just 1-2 hours from either location are the snow-peaked mountains of the Oregon Cascades or the Pacific Ocean shoreline. McMinnville and Portland are both highly ranked for their access to outdoor recreation, as well as top locations for foodies and wine enthusiasts.

Although the school retains a historic affiliation with the American Baptist Church, Linfield’s employees and students are not bound by the religious requirements of its founders. Linfield warmly welcomes all those who seek out Linfield’s exemplary educational and career opportunities.

Linfield offers a generous comprehensive benefit plan, which includes healthcare, retirement plan, life insurance, and short/long term disability, 28 PTO days per year, 8 paid holidays, and Winter Break. Another amazing and valuable benefit for employees, as well as their spouse/domestic partner and dependents, is tuition remission. You and your dependents will have access to our Athletics Complex, including two weight rooms, racquetball courts, a basketball court, swimming pool, track, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a 1.5 mile outdoor wellness trail. For those who are sports enthusiasts, you and your dependents can attend all Linfield athletic events on campus for free (except NCAA playoffs). Additional perks include 20% merchandise & clothing discount at our Barnes & Noble Bookstore, access to Microsoft Office 365 on your personal devices, and a Starbucks conveniently located on campus.

We Value Diversity: Linfield University is actively engaged in promoting, advancing, and confirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a diverse and vibrant Linfield contributes to academic excellence and critical thinking. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought. All candidates are encouraged to address how their professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on our diversity and inclusion efforts.

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