JOB OPPORTUNITIES

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

OPEN POSITIONS

Full-time Position

Head Distiller

Tenth Ward Distilling is a craft distillery, established in 2016, and located in the heart of downtown Frederick, Maryland. The business is locally owned and operated and specializes in a variety of spirits and canned cocktails.

We are proud to be woman-owned. We are located in what used to be the Tenth Ward of Frederick City. Everything we make is non-traditional and unconventional, which is why we live fearlessly by our slogan – #wardoffordinary.

Responsibilities:
The Head Distiller is responsible for the production of our current core spirits, seasonal and limited releases, and canned cocktails. In addition, the Head Distiller will be tasked with growing our barrel program, shipping program and managing any production staff.

Tenth Ward operates a 1,000L pot still and 1,000 gallon mash tun. We are in the process of purchasing more fermenters to increase our whiskey production and are on track to purchase an additional pot still dedicated just for whiskey in 2022.

This is a full-time position. Expectation is that the distiller is available the full 50 hours to manage and perform operations. Must be available to support occasional evening and weekend events when needed.

Duties:

  • Manage the production of spirits including but not limited to: Weekly status updates with owner, brewing, still operation, proofing, bottling & labeling, ordering, reporting and sanitation of equipment and production space.
  • Compliance: Monthly and quarterly Federal and State excise reporting. Maintaining accurate operation logs.
  • Management: Hire, train, and manage a growing operations team to meet our increasing demand. The current team includes one assistant distiller and part time packaging staff.
  • Front of House: Available for specific events to provide knowledge about product, and about company history.
  • Leading growth of Tenth Ward’s spirits, canned cocktails and barrel and barrel program: Develop budget and production plan that increases growth, implement efficient practices, and create processes and recipes.
  • Professional Development: Stay up to date with current industry standards and best practices, grow understanding
    of current industry trends.

Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in the distilling and/or brewing industry
  • Proficient in running basic distillation procedures
  • Innovation using creativity to build recipes
  • Decision making pulling from experience with ability to foster efficiencies
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Familiar with basic troubleshooting for operation equipment
  • Capable of developing and maintaining production budget
  • Attention to detail supporting product quality controls and brand standard
  • Customer service skills and effective communication to support customer engagement and brand promotion
  • Experience with stillhouse management software preferred

Work environment:
Candidate must be able to lift 50 lbs on a consistent basis, with weight up to 75 lbs occasionally. May involve exposure to cold, hot and humidity. Frequently used equipment is Forklift.
Must be at least 21 years of age.

To apply:
Email resume and cover letter to monica@tenthwarddistilling.com.

Part-time Positions

Offsite Events Sales

Tenth Ward Distilling is a craft distillery, established in 2016, and located in the heart of downtown Frederick, Maryland. The business is locally owned and operated and specializes in a variety of spirits and canned cocktails.

We are proud to be woman-owned. We are located in what used to be the Tenth Ward of Frederick City. Everything we make is non-traditional and unconventional, which is why we live fearlessly by our slogan – #wardoffordinary.

Responsibilities:

Tenth Ward is seeking a part time staff member to pour samples and sell bottles primarily at farmers markets, whiskey festivals and liquor store tastings. The shifts will typically be on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. Potential candidates must have their own car that they can use for transportation, be able to lift up to 50 pounds and be reliable to work early mornings on weekends.

Pay/benefits: $15/hr plus tips, company benefits, year-end bonuses, discounts

Duties:

Set up: loading/unloading cases, and other materials needed for the market such as table, tent, etc, set up/break down, and sales.

Sales: Make bottle sales and achieve sales targets.

Customer Service: Interact with customers, answer questions, represent the brand. 

Qualifications:

  • 1 year or sales or customer service experience
  • Experience working in the alcohol industry is a plus
  • Proficient in basic interpersonal relationships and communication
  • Ability to be a team player
  • Attention to detail supporting product quality controls and brand standard

Work environment:

Candidate must be able to lift 50lbs on a consistent basis, have a smartphone for sunning sales and a car that can drive up to 60 miles at times for transporting event materials.

Must be at least 21 years of age.

To apply:

Email resume and cover letter to monica@tenthwarddistilling.com.

Barback

Tenth Ward is a craft distillery established in 2016, and located in the heart of downtown Frederick, Maryland. We are a woman-owned, locally operated and specialize in unconventional spirits and elevated cocktails.

Job Description: Barbacks are the bartenders support person. They are there to make sure the bar is fully stocked with garnishes, mixers, ice, glassware, spirits, etc.

Hours: Saturdays

Duties:

  • Filling ice
  • Stocking juices & syrups/prepping garnishes, including:
  • Slicing lemons, oranges and jalapenos
  • Grabbing extra spirits/juices from back
  • If slow
  • Polishing glassware
  • Stamping bags
  • Wiping down and cleaning shelves
  • Taking out trash
  • Changing kegs
  • Checking to make sure bathrooms are clean and stocked
  • Busing tables/wiping off tables/moving tables back where they belong
  • Ringing customers out
  • Taking bottle orders
  • Stocking bottle inventory behind bar
  • Keeping both bar stations organized and stocked- stocked with 3 shakers, strainers, spoons, etc.
  • Washing dirty dishes/putting clean dishes away
  • Greeting customers – giving out water if bartender is busy
  • Assisting with delivering drinks
  • Assisting bartender(s) with whatever they need
  • Breaking down bar, washing bar mats and completing all designated side work for closing

 

Work environment: Candidates must be over 21 years of age, able to lift 50 lbs and be able to work on feet most of the day.  Have a great attitude towards the company, teammates, and the guests.  Willing and able to do all the necessary work involved in a smaller operation. 

To apply: Email resume to monica@tenthwarddistilling.com.