District Winery Job Openings

District Winery is DC’s first fully functional winemaking facility with a premiere event space located on the water, in the heart of the Navy Yard. District Winery offers a full-service event experience, providing clients with the ease of turnkey planning and extreme attention to detail.

District Winery is seeking a talented salesperson with 5+ years experience in wedding sales to join its sales team and effectively maintain and grow event bookings. This position requires a personable, knowledgeable, and driven manager to maximize available inventory, meet with newly engaged couples, and passionately sell our amazing venue.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working as part of the sales team to meet monthly booking goals
    • Managing social inquiries
    • Taking clients through the full sales process from qualification, first appointment to post-booking, including but not limited to:
      • Responding to inquiries and booking appointments
      • Building client relationships
      • Conducting on-site walk-through appointments
      • Contract negotiations, closing & booking
      • Follow-up and client maintenance until client is introduced to their event manager
  • Meeting monthly sales goals and accurately tracking projections
  • Updating, implementing and maintaining all sales collateral and website language in conjunction with the rest of the sales team

Requirements

The candidate should be extremely personable, have a strong knowledge of the DC/VA/MD wedding market, be well organized and a self-starter. Flexible availability, as noted above, is required to accommodate client needs.

Compensation

Competitive salary and benefits
Start Date: February 2018
How to Apply: Please send resume and personalized cover letter in PDF format to [email protected]

District Winery is seeking an organized and energetic Office Manager to join our team. This role will serve as the company bookkeeper as well as provide administrative support for a variety of departments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Bookkeeping Support
    • Quickbooks management including new account entry, bank and credit card reconciliation, and check printing
    • Accounts Payable functions including check printing and mailing
    • Accounts Receivable and customer follow-up
    • Check deposits using office check scanner
    • W9 maintenance and end of year 1099 support
    • Maintaining up to date vendor and customer files
  • Restaurant, Tasting Bar, & Event Support
    • Payroll assistance
    • Restaurant and Event menu printing
    • Sales collateral creation and maintenance
    • Manage group tour and tasting inventory, inquiries, and modifications
    • Gift card fulfillment
    • Photo and asset archive maintenance
  • Administrative Support
    • Answer phones and respond to inquiries from website
    • Basic IT/Computer support for staff (updating computers, printers)
    • New Employee on boarding and benefits administration
    • Shipping support
    • Maintain office supplies and paper ordering
    • Support donation requests and fulfillment

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Minimum 5 years’ administrative experience
  • Thorough understanding and previous experience with Quickbooks, ideally Quickbooks Online (QBO) is required
  • Must enjoy implementing procedures and processes and have a general passion for organization, consistency, and attention to detail
  • Comfortable on the phone and enjoys customer service
  • Strong ability to multitask
  • Proficient with OpenTable, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Google Suite Products (Gmail, Docs, Calendar)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite Products
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Eye for graphic design a plus

Compensation

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Start Date: February 2018
  • How to Apply: Please send resume and personalized cover letter in PDF format to [email protected]

District Winery is looking for motivated professionals to join the team at our new restaurant and winery in the Navy Yard.

We are excited to be a part of the neighborhood and are looking forward to serving Modern American fare in a relaxed yet refined setting, alongside a strong wine list and craft cocktails. Ideal candidates should have solid fine dining experience, be creative, and be interested in a serious commitment to a growing company. 


Server

Provide service to dining room tables for food & beverage
Guide guests through the dining experience, including providing food & beverage suggestions, offering tastings and flights of our wines, and providing exemplary knowledge of all our offerings
Complete all opening, closing and running sidework, including but not limited to: setting tables, re-stocking service station, linen folding, polishing glassware
Running food from kitchen to guests in dining room and bar area
Delivering drinks from service bar area to dining room guests
Bussing and pre-bussing of tables as necessary, keeping tables clean and clear of excess clutter
Optimize guests’ comfort level and controlling the flow of service
Service is casual, yet polished. Every table should leave knowing that we make all of our own wine and that we sell them at retail prices to go
Constantly keep an eye on teammates and provide assistance when needed

Bartender

Work with management to create unique house cocktails based on restaurant guidelines
Assist with putting away beverage orders
Adhere to all requirements for servers
Maintain a clean, organized, and stocked bar at all times
Verbally acknowledge every guest at the bar within 30 seconds
Assist all staff by being a source of knowledge for all beverages
Accurately record all wastes, shift drinks, comps and tastes for each service
Communicate with runners, bussers and management throughout service on items needed
Create regulars by getting to know bar guests and their habits
Responsible for closing down the restaurant each night, which includes but is not limited to cleaning all floors and floor mats, sealing and wiping down all bottles, organizing end of day financials, etc.
Working with management to provide periodical spirits training to staff
Adhere to DCW standardized recipes for house cocktails and batch items

Runner

Work with chef to expedite food from kitchen to guests in the dining room and bar areas
Bussing and pre-bussing of guests at tables and bar
Deliver food to guests and announcing the name of the dish clearly and cleanly
Maintaining expo station, including garnish upkeep, torchons, plate wipes
Set up and break down coffee station.
Assist servers in cleaning and resetting of tables when guests leave
Assist staff in closing down restaurant by cleaning floors, bar mats, taking out trash, putting away cut fruit, etc.

Busser

Assist servers and bartenders with pre bussing and bussing dirty plates and glasses
Pour water for guests and keep water bottles filled
Deliver food to guests and announcing the name of the dish clearly and cleanly
Keep service stations stocked with glassware, share plates and silverware
Keep bar stocked of items as needed throughout service, such as ice, fruit, sodas, flatware, linens
Polish flatware and glassware throughout service
Clear and reset tables
Assist staff in closing down restaurant by cleaning floors, bar mats, taking out trash, putting away cut fruit, etc.

How to Apply: Please send your resume to [email protected]

Job Description District Winery is seeking smart and friendly people who have a passion for wine to work in our winery tasting bar as wine sales associates and winery tour guides. Responsibilities
  • Greet and welcome guests and provide excellent customer service
  • Confidently pour wines and educate customers in all aspects of District Winery
  • Sell tours, tastings and retail wine by the glass, bottle and case
  • Collect email addresses from guests for marketing purposes
  • Stock supplies, keep tasting bar tidy, maintain displays and upkeep general cleanliness
  • Answer phone and help direct guests
  • Work off-site tasting events in and around the DC metro area
  • Tour guides will give groups guided tours of the winery, along with a curated wine tasting
Requirements
  • 1 or more years sales experience in a retail wine shop or winery
  • Strong wine knowledge; familiarity with wine production a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge, enthusiasm and a passion for wine tasting and wine production
  • Relaxed, friendly and professional demeanor
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to bend and lift 30+ pounds safely
  • Must be available nights, weekends, and some holidays
Other Information Compensation: Hourly plus tips Start Date: August 2017 How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter in PDF format to [email protected]

District Winery is looking for motivated culinary professionals to join our team. These positions will help with all aspects of food production for a busy restaurant and event venue. Our boutique urban winery is set in the heart of The Yards, a bustling community in DC's Navy Yard along the Anacostia River.  We function as a restaurant and private event venue, featuring full-service weddings with wine crafted on-site, exquisite cuisine, and the beautiful winery as a backdrop.

Requirements

  • Cooks (Restaurant Prep and Service, Full-time Catering, and Freelance Catering)
  • Experience in fine dining restaurant or high end catering
  • Strong knife skills a must (this includes owning your own knives)
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow recipes
  • Flawless track record with attendance
  • Strong team-working skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Food handler's safety certified a plus
  • Neat, quick and efficient worker
  • Highly independent

Porters

  • Attention to detail
  • Flawless track record with attendance
  • Strong team-working skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Food handler's safety certified a plus
  • Neat, quick and efficient worker
  • Highly independent

Other Information

Compensation: Competitive hourly wages based on experience
Start Date: August 2017
How to Apply: Please send resume to [email protected]