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Sommelier
WineLAIR DC
1120 22nd Street Northwest, Washington, DC
WineLAIR DC hiring Sommelier in Washington, DC

WineLAIR DC hiring Sommelier in Washington, DC

WineLAIR DCMore Info

Part Time • Hourly ($45.00) plus tips
Expired: Jul 4, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

3 years


Job Details

The Role…

We are seeking a Sommelier to join our team part time and elevate our members' wine experiences to new heights. The ideal candidate will possess a deep passion for wine, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to lead a team in delivering exceptional service. This position offers the opportunity to work on the floor as a team lead, interact closely with members, and potentially contribute to wine event programming or private event coordination. This individual will report to the General Manager.


Main Duties

  • Serve as a team lead and closer during shifts, working alongside one to two servers to ensure seamless wine service in an elegant environment

  • Interact directly with members, getting to know their palates and preferences to make personalized wine recommendations for immediate consumption or for their wine locker

  • Conduct personal tasting sessions with new members to identify their preferences and build individual wine-palate profiles

  • Collaborate with the culinary team to suggest wine pairings for menu offerings and special events

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to servers on wine knowledge, service techniques, and member interaction

  • Assist with occasional service support tasks as needed, although primary focus will be on member interaction and wine recommendations

  • Optionally, contribute to wine-event programming or coordinate members' private events, based on individual interests and availability

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of wine trends, regions, and varietals, as well as some knowledge of spirits

  • Ensure the wine cellar is organized and well-maintained, with accurate inventory records

Qualifications

  • WSET Level 3 certification or equivalent, demonstrating a strong foundation in wine knowledge

  • Previous experience working as a sommelier or in a similar wine-focused role, preferably in fine dining or a private club

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport with members and provide personalized service

  • Leadership abilities to effectively lead a small team of servers on the floor and ensure high standards service

  • Bartending experience is a plus, but not required

  • Passion for wine and a commitment to ongoing learning and professional development

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required


Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($45.00) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Potential Bonuses, wineLAIR offers competitive compensation packages that feature corporate benefits and perks. Whether you’re seeking entry-level employment or a new opportunity to expand your profession, we offer training to develop the technical and managerial skills nec


Required Skills

Deep Passion for Wine

Interpersonal Skills

Leadership Abilities

Wine Knowledge

Wine Service

Mentorship

Event Coordination

Inventory Management

WSET Level 3 Certification

Bartending experience

Private Club experience

Luxury Level Service

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Private / Social Club

wineLAIR is the home of a vibrant, members-only community of wine lovers. Located in DC’s West End neighborhood, our amenities include temperature- and humidity-controlled wine lockers, private event space, a full bar, luxe lounge, and seasonal plates from our kitchen. We also offer unique experiences, ranging from educational wine and spirits tastings to chef pop-up dinners and winery hosted events. wineLAIR is the ideal venue to network, meet sommeliers, chefs, and winemakers, and explore the world of wine and spirits.

Opportunities for all…

wineLAIR is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

We encourage you to apply even if your work history isn’t a complete match, as we are a growing company with current openings and anticipated new roles in the near future.

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