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Wine Educator Lead

Woodinville, WA
A Lead Wine Educator job in Woodinville, WA is available at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (SMWE). This role is a representative and point of contact for the Wine Educators and liaison to the Tasting Room Leads to ensure delivery of exceptional guest experiences in our Tasting Room.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a premium wine company that is proud to call the greater Seattle area our home. We are a collection of distinctive wine estates and maker of some of the finest wines in the world because we value our vineyards and the art of winemaking. This focus has resulted in our ability to offer our consumers extraordinary and distinctive wines from some of the best regions in the world.

Lead Wine Educator job responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for daily opening and closing procedures to include cash handling in an accurate and responsible fashion.
  • Support daily operations/maintenance of the salon experiences.
  • Creates and maintains an inventory of Salon Experience and tour assets.
  • Collaborate with Wine Education team, as well as Tasting Room leadership, on new programming for Salon and other Experiences.
  • Work primarily in the Blend Room and Tasting Salons conducting tastings with our guests.
  • Partner with the tasting room leads to ensure coverage for salons and back-up retail as needed.
  • Conduct winery tours, tastings and events for guests (including VIP guests) of the winery as needed.

Position Requirements:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age with high school diploma or equivalent.
  • MAST Class 12 Permit and Food Handlers card required. Court of Master Sommeliers, WSET, CWE certification a plus.
  • 3+ years of customer service experience required (retail/hospitality preferred) with at least 2 years training/education experience in the alcohol beverage industry.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to speak comfortably and audibly in front of groups.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Proficient computer skills required with knowledge of Point of Sale (POS) systems.
  • Must be flexible and available to work varied hours.
  • History of responsible use of alcohol and other appropriate conduct, as well as fitness to be licensed, permitted, and/or certified by state and/or local regulatory bodies.

Physical Requirements:
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Stand, walk for extended periods of time.

Your Compensation:

$18.72 - $26.89 per hour based upon relevant experience.

At Ste. Michelle Wine Estates we believe in paying our employees equal pay for equal work. Individual offers are made dependent upon a candidate's prior experience and education level as it pertains to the role.

Benefits of working with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates:

Our Total Rewards programs are designed to attract, motivate, and retain talented, curious people with a passion for innovation, collaboration, continuous improvement, and growth. We offer leading programs that inspire and reward superior performance and foster an inclusive, diverse, and healthy workforce.
  • Health Care Coverage including medical, dental, vision & prescription - eligible on date of hire for full-time employees
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • 401(k) with Employer Match and Supplemental Contribution
  • Employee Wine Discounts

Culture at Ste. Michelle:

We Challenge: We are driven to succeed in everything we do, and we challenge ourselves and our team to perform at the highest level.

We Care: We put people first - our team, our consumers, our customers, our communities.

We Collaborate: We believe there is nothing we can't accomplish - together - and we believe lifting up those around us is essential to achieving both individual and collective success.

Harvest your potential, Uncork the possibilities! If you are interested in a Lead Wine Educator job in Woodinville, WA please apply now.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class. For more information, see the EEOC's " Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law " poster.