Grayhaven is currently seeking the following part-time staff.  Please read the details before contacting us.  If you are interested, email Max Abrams at max@grayhavenwinery.com.  We will be conducting interviews and training on 11/17, 11/18, & 11/21 from 11 am to 6 pm.  Please let us now if you are available on any of those days.

Part-Time Seasonal Tasting Room Staff

On-Call Tasting Room & Event Staff

Part-time, Seasonal Tasting Room Staff

*You must be 21 or older for this position*

$9/hr plus percentage of pooled tips
*Tips are usually significantly less than restaurant/bar tips
We are located in Gum Spring, VA in northern Goochland county on the Louisa border
*This is NOT “under the table” work.  If you make $600 or more with us in a year, we will send you a 1099 tax form.  If you make, or are heading towards making a lot more than that, we will discuss regular employment options with you.
 
 

Grayhaven is seeking a part-time, seasonal, tasting room staffer.  We are hiring for Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays with other possible fill-in days (especially for events), through December 31st, 2016 - excluding Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.  From January through February we are offering a minimum of two days a week with a potential for more.  As the season picks up we'll be offering additional hours/days.

What you will be doing:

Oh the unglamorous side of the wine business - cleaning!! The fun stuff is further down, but if you aren't up for this part of the hospitality business then there's no point in proceeding.  We love it when customers say good things about how quaint and comfortable and magical Grayhaven is - it takes all of us to make it that way and keep it that way.
 
Clean, straighten and arrange the winery tasting room, hallway, restroom and kitchen at the beginning and ending of every shift + peripheral cleaning periodically.  This will involve some:
  • Vacuuming, sweeping, dusting (daily)
  • Washing down bar counter (multiple times a day)
    Cleaning, organizing and restocking shelves (daily)
    Cleaning and stocking restroom (daily)
    Sweep and organize deck (weekly and as needed)
    Cleaning and organizing refrigerators (food fridge, wine fridge)
    Load and unload dishwasher
    General organization including email tasks
“Have you been here before? Where are you from?  Welcome and welcome back!” If you are social and friendly and like meeting new people, you will love this job!
    Greet and serve customers
    Pour wine tastings and glasses of wine
    Ring up and pack up orders
    Be a good host and do your best to ensure people have a good time
    Assist in festivals and special events
Oh, the cheese!
  • Prep for cheese plate orders at the beginning of shift
  • Take and prepare cheese plate orders (oh, so much easier if you prep in advance)
  • Clean up after - take empty plates away, load dishwasher, clean serving boards
To say we are foodies at Grayhaven is an understatement.  It’s part of our brand.  We are all about great wine and great food shared with friends.  
 
We take pride in the quality and creativity of the cheeses we serve and the careful presentation that tells our customers we care about their experience here.  Don’t worry, we’ll show you how and win you over to our way of thinking if you aren’t already there.  You’ll see - it’s really gratifying to see customers taking pictures of their food, wiping their plates clean and showering you with praises.

The Customer is Always Right, Except When They’re Wrong
    After training, uphold and enforce ABC and Grayhaven rules and regulations
    Card people who look younger than 30
    Be vigilant about the consumption of alcohol by guests
    Resolve customer issues and complaints of any nature (this is rare)
Pre-requisites
 
You must be 21 or older to apply for this position.  Wine/Virginia Wine knowledge/experience is not necessary. Applicant must be friendly and outgoing, a good sense of humor is a plus.  Preference will be given to people with work experience and life experience.

Please email Max Abrams if you have any questions or would like to schedule an interview.  max@grayhavenwinery.com

On-Call Tasting Room Staff

*You must be 21 or older for this position*

$9/hr plus percentage of pooled tips
*Tips are usually significantly less than restaurant/bar tips
We are located in Gum Spring, VA in northern Goochland county on the Louisa border
*This is NOT “under the table” work.  If you make $600 or more with us in a year, we will send you a 1099 tax form.  If you make, or are heading towards making a lot more than that, we will discuss regular employment options with you.
 

The job description for On-Call Tasting Room Staff is exactly like the regular tasting room staff - see above.  The difference is that you will be on-call and will have no regular schedule or guaranteed hours.  You may also do more special events than regular tasting room coverage.  Some of these events may be off-site.  As needed, we will text and or email you when an opportunity to work arises.  You won't be expected to accept any particular offer, each offer is first come-first-serve for our staff, On-Call staff who don't accept any offer in a 6 month period will be dropped from our call list.

If you are someone who likes meeting new people and being social from time to time, this is the perfect opportunity for you.  If you stick with it, that extra $75 - $200/ month could add up to a little vacation! 

Pre-requisites
 
You must be 21 or older to apply for this position.  Wine/Virginia Wine knowledge/experience is not necessary. Applicant must be friendly and outgoing, a good sense of humor is a plus.  Preference will be given to people with work experience and life experience.
 
Send us an email if you're interested in setting up an interview:  max@grayhavenwinery.com