Assistant Taproom Manager

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Little Fish Brewing Company

Little Fish is hiring immediately for the role of assistant taproom manager.  This is a full-time position with benefits, with the potential to grow into a salaried position as full-time manager of our Athens brewery, or our upcoming satellite location in Dayton, Ohio.  Experience in the service industry, a passion for craft beer, great communication, a friendly & welcoming attitude, and a great work ethic are absolutely essential.  Please read on for more details.  We hope to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities

Taproom Operations

  • Serve beer for customers in the taproom, and fill carryout beer orders
  • Maintain safe, clean, healthy and sustainable taproom environment by daily cleaning
  • Ensure an enjoyable and consistent customer experience for the public
  • Maintain a welcoming, educational, exciting and inviting experience
  • Actively participate in external-facing events at the taproom
  • Serve as brand ambassador
  • Educate visitors about our products, company and culture
  • Identify additional promotional/event opportunities and foster relationships for promoting the brewery
  • Assist in meeting taproom financial objectives as they relate to overall brewery goals
  • Facilitate inventory maintenance
  • Participate in selection of appropriate merchandise

Additional duties as needed

  • Daily opening and closing of the taproom for public visitation and private events
  • Serving as point of contact for all taproom related inquiries
  • Setting up, maintaining and cleaning draft system
  • Ensuring adequate stocking of beer and sorting merchandise inventory
  • Mitigating and responding to taproom related issues as they arise
  • Communicate with brewery staff  and owners on beer stock, beer needs, and any flavor or quality issues that may arise.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • 2 years minimum service-focused role in a bar/restaurant/brewery or similar environment, with management experience preferred
  • TIPS (or equivalent) certification strongly preferred. Selected candidate will be required to become certified upon hire and before starting.
  • Cicerone “certified beer server”, or similar beer training such as BCJP judge, preferred. Selected candidate will be required to obtain Cicerone “certified beer server” or higher certification within 1 month of hire.
  • Knowledge of and passion for craft beer and the brewing industry.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and proven leadership skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot draft systems & identify beer quality issues.
  • Strong communications skills – knowing when to ask questions, offer solutions, discuss issues and bring problems to upper management – and then communicating effectively in these situations
  • Attention to detail and adherence to standard operating procedures with minimal deviation
  • Retail math understanding required
  • Retail point of sales system knowledge and experience highly recommended.
  • Knowledge of safe work operations, safety policies and procedures including sanitary handling of beverages and potentially hazardous chemical and materials
  • Candidates must be able to effectively perform the following on a regular basis:
  • Ability to function productively while standing and moving for significant periods of time necessary
  • Moving heavy objects repeatedly with minimal assistance required (i.e. moving cases/sixtels/135 pound kegs of beer by self or with use of a hand cart/dolly)
  • Be exposed to wet conditions
  • Ability to operate effectively with continuous, moderate noise levels
  • Entrepreneurial team spirit: willing to take initiative and jump in where needed; resourceful in making suggestions and offering solutions
  • Problem solving: ability to quickly assess a situation and solve problems in a timely and effective manner
  • Ability to work independently but also know when to seek direction/guidance appropriately and as needed
  • Understanding and appreciating the brewery’s goals of sourcing ingredients locally, seasonally, and operating as sustainably as possible
  • Respect for employees of diverse ethnicity, socioeconomic background, gender identity, and sexual orientation

Compensation/Perks:

Compensation will be based on experience. Selected individual will be eligible to earn overtime compensation for hours worked over 40 in any given week plus tips earned.

  • Pay is biweekly based on hours worked.
  • Paid vacation
  • Healthcare reimbursement
  • Discounts on merchandise/food/beer
  • Shift meal

Little Fish Brewing Company is an equal opportunity employer and values employee diversity with regard to (and certainly not limited to) race, ethnicity, gender, gender-identity, and sexual orientation.

To apply for this job email your resume, references, contact information, etc to jimmy@littlefishbrewing.com

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