Taproom and Events Manager
POSITION: Taproom and Events Manager - Charlottesville, VA
REPORTS TO: President & Co-Founder


POSITION SUMMARY:
Skipping Rock Beer Co. (SRBC) (www.skippingrockbeer.com) will launch an additional taproom and production facility in March 2020. Our newly opening taproom is located in downtown Charlottesville, VA. To help support our mission, SRBC is hiring a Taproom and Events Manager (TRM). The TRM is a full-time salaried position. This dynamic leadership position will supervise all areas of our taproom as well as being a member of the top leadership team for the company. The chosen applicant will work closely with our President/Co-Founder to design the operating standards and objectives required to support our merchandise sales, event space utilization, and the bar in our Taproom. This will entail hiring, training, developing team members to fill a variety of roles in the taproom and private event areas of operation.

Success in this position will be founded in personal attention to the customer experience when visiting Skipping Rock Beer Co. and proven by exceeding sales goals each period. Beer Guests should be educated on craft beer, our brewing process, nearby amenities to our location and the growth of our brand. Candidate must be a self-motivated individual, who settles for nothing less than the best and executes on a high level while being capable of collaborating with multiple teams and successfully multi-tasking.

The Taproom and Events Manager will also supervise staff working in the tap room, manage and coordinate inventory with our Brewmaster/Production Team, execute a variety of events throughout the year, and assist in the strategic planning and budgeting for the tap room. Particular focus will be on ordering/rotating inventory correctly and on completing a thorough month end inventory while also driving retail sales in excess of targets.

The ideal candidate loves craft beer, is extremely organized and detail oriented, and is responsible as well as hard working. Position will be full time with required hours on nights and weekends. TRM hours of work are expected to be 40 hours per week with additional setup and close down activities required for activities occurring in the event space and off-site beer festivals. 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Hiring, training and managing taproom staff
•Oversee Cost Control and profitability of the taproom: Report weekly to the President/Co-Founder.
•A strong desire to collaboratively lead the direction of the taproom experience while staying up to date on Market and Industry trends and opportunities.
•Maintain a clean, friendly and welcoming environment for all guests at all times.
•Communicating beer and merchandise needs for inventory
•Completing weekly and monthly inventory tasks for production team
•Conducting fun and energetic tours of the brewery
•Managing coordination for all special events hosted in the taproom while keeping a calendar of booked events (e.g. live music, food trucks, etc.) and upcoming Skipping Rock Beer Co. activities and maintain all social media content via Facebook, Instagram, Google +, Twitter, Untapped and other media outlets, analyze trends on visitors, events, beer and merchandise.
•Creation and execution of a written Taproom Operations Manual.
•Daily Quality Control metrics to ensure optimal customer experience for all Skipping Rock beer guests
•Assist in the development and maintenance of a lead beer server training program
•Lead all Day One on-boarding and training for new taproom hires
•Engaging customers, making sales, and answering questions
•Proactive management of taproom improvements and actively engaged around the development plans for the taproom expansion
•Ability to move kegs, clean draft lines and operate a hand truck
•Other duties as assigned

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
•Previous brewery or craft beer experience preferred
•Taproom management experience is preferred
•Retail experience required- both back and front of house experience
•Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
•Knowledge of and interest in the craft beer industry
•Proven success in a retail/restaurant environment
•Ability to interact professionally and effectively with employees and the general public.
•Experience in a fast-paced work environment and the ability to multitask.
•The ability to think on your feet and adapt, flexibility is key.
•Strict attention to detail.
•Advanced mac environment computer literacy- plus excel, word, google drive, etc.
•Events planning and coordination experience
•Time management and schedule management

Skipping Rock Beer Co. offers a competitive salary that will be determined by experience. Additionally, we offer the opportunity to participate in additional benefits including paid vacation, profit-sharing bonuses and working in a fast and fun environment. Anyone interested in joining our family please send cover pages / resumes to jason@skippingrockbeer.com
DEADLINE for applying is 1/31/20.

Skipping Rock Beer Co. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).