District Winery Job Openings

The Facilities & Operations Manager will oversee the maintenance, organization, and cleanliness of the District Winery building, supplies and equipment. In addition, the Facilities & Maintenance Manager will manage the Housemen and ensure that the event spaces are clean and properly set up.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain the District Winery building and grounds
  • Oversee the upkeep of building equipment including hiring appropriate contractors as needed for repairs
  • Ensure District Winery space and surrounding grounds are cleaned, organized and maintained on a daily basis (except kitchen spaces)
  • Maintain proper paper goods, china, glass and silver quantities and reorder when necessary
  • Implement and maintain daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual cleaning schedules of spaces
  • Determine and schedule repairs, renovation projects, waste reduction improvements and safety inspections
  • Negotiate with outside vendors for supplies, repairs and other measures
  • Oversee 3rd party vendors including overnight cleaning service, pest control, mechanical & equipment maintenance, AV, and landscapers
  • Manage and direct landlord on all base building maintenance issues including roof, doors, landscaping, fire alarm, and elevator
  • Make proper facility and maintenance decisions in line with financial budgets
  • Work with management to make sure the facility and building maintenance jobs are completed professionally and in a timely manner
  • Clearly explain solutions to problems to relevant parties
  • Must maintain a keen attention to detail to ensure cleaning, facility upkeep and safety standards are maintained
  • Work with Events team to ensure that spaces are presentable for walkthrough viewings and set up for events
  • Hire, train and manage District Winery Housemen and maintain weekly schedule
  • Motivate both Housemen and 3rd party vendors; address any disciplinary issues that may arise

Job Requirements

  • Associates degree or Facility Management certification is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years experience in operations or facility management
  • Thorough knowledge of facility operations, maintenance and custodial services within public assembly and commercial properties
  • Knowledge and effective oversight in complying with OSHA, NFPA, and Local Building codes
  • Able to climb ladders, lift 50 pounds, crouch, and complete physical work
  • Handy and able to make general minor repairs in plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc
  • Strong organizational, problem solving and multi-tasking skills; the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Above average proficiency in computers including Google Suite, Gmail, Microsoft Office
  • Understanding of floor plans and space management
  • Experience managing 3rd party vendors
  • Superior communication and customer service skills
  • Strong work ethic, ability to comfortably communicate with executive staff, flexibility and resilience
  • Thorough knowledge of functional areas and department processes.

Additional Information

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Start Date: October 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 service 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]