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Prairie Berry LLC Tasting Room Associate (Part-Time, Year-Round) in Hill City, South Dakota

Wages of $12.25 per hour!

Company Overview

At Prairie Berry we?re committed to quality, authenticity, learning, growth and innovation. We?ve learned that an attitude of gratitude and humbleness makes our business better. We work as a team, cheering each other on, creating fun and making laughter part of every day. We know success is not about today. We strive to make decisions that will brighten the future, not just of Prairie Berry, but of nature and the world. Ultimately, our success depends on balance. We strive for balance in nature and in meeting the needs of the company, co-workers and family.

Job Summary

The primary focus of this Associate is to share Prairie Berry wine, knowledge and history with guests at Prairie Berry. This involves quickly absorbing a great deal of information and being able to relevantly relate it to each guest. Tasting Room Associates are responsible for creating a positive experience for every guest they encounter. Teamwork, a sense of humor, a strong work ethic and a true enjoyment of both wine and people are vital for success.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Working weekends and evenings

  • Providing the first line of information to the customer by greeting, directing, and answering questions regarding our wines, merchandise, history, and facility.

  • Serving samples of wine, along with appropriate information concerning the wines, to customers in both individual and group settings.

  • Leading by example

  • Ensuring wines are adequately stocked in the Retail Area.

  • Stocking and pricing merchandise.

  • Handling routine purchasing transactions, including operating cash registers and accounting for daily sales.

  • Performing facility housekeeping, to include Tasting Room, restrooms, patio, and break areas, daily.

  • Serving and attending to guests during Prairie Berry-sponsored events, on and off-site.

  • Providing assistance to guests carrying out purchases, as required.

  • Attending scheduled training classes and seminars.

  • Completing duties from opening and closing checklists.

  • Expanding wine education and knowledge.

  • Finding work to do when slow.

  • Willing to work in other Prairie Berry departments or on special projects.

  • Working as a dishwasher during busy times and/or when labor needs arise which will include such duties as cleaning glasses, bussing indoor and outdoor tables, washing tableware and kitchenware, and following the opening and closing checklists for the dishpit area

  • Follow current cleaning and sanitizing guidelines

  • Additional duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • Has at least one year of related experience to include fulfillment, sales, and/or customer service

  • Is at least 21 years of age

  • Has a reputation for providing great service to guests and co-workers

  • Can handle multiple tasks at one time

  • Has good problem-solving skills

  • Has strong interpersonal skills

  • Is able to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Is detail-oriented

  • Communicates professionally in person and on the phone

  • Is able to lead by example

  • Is passionate about selling great food and wine and providing great service

  • Is self-motivated, especially under pressure

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Highly accurate, organized and detail-oriented, with strong multi-tasking and time management skills

  • Ability to anticipate customer needs and respond appropriately

  • Ability to work in a team environment and perform duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the company?s policies

  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as well as flexibility in scheduling to ensure business-staffing needs are met

  • Ability to sell our product and offerings with a personal touch

  • Ability to lift 35 lbs. frequently

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time

  • Likes to have fun at work

Prairie Berry LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prairie Berry does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Prairie Berry does participate in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

Prairie Berry is humbled to receive the 2018 Employer of the Year Award from the Hill City Chamber of Commerce. Prairie Berry takes pride in creating an employee experience that is just as amazing as the guest experiences we create every day.

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