Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Vineyard Manager
Company: Bog Turtle Vineyard
Contact Name: Dick Connell
Phone: 919 696-4582
Email: dick@bluezephyr.bz

Seeking a manager for a vineyard in west central Surry County, planted in 2006 and undergoing replanting. You will be responsible for the 4.2 acres of producing vines and lead the 6 acre reestablishment effort. You will work with our vineyard consultant for both the production vines and the reestablishment. A great first hands-on vineyard manager position.

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Job Title: Part Time VEN Program Assistant
Company: Surry Community College
Contact Name: Jeff Jones, Division Chair – Sciences
Phone: 336-386-3391
Email: jonesjr@surry.edu

Location - Main Campus (Dobson) Job Description - Summary Assist with maintenance and promotion of wines produced by students in the Viticulture & Enology program. Essential Duties and Responsebilities VEN Program Assistant will be responsible for day-to-day operations and routine tasks of campus winery to include: • Assist Enology Faculty, Viticulture Technician, and Science Division Chair with record-keeping related to harvest, fermentation, finishing, storage, and packaging • Maintain records of current inventories (supplies, case goods, fermenting, and bulk/barreled wines). This information is subject to inspection by federal and state authorities and used to complete required reports to regulatory agencies • Maintain inventory of tax-paid wine • Coordinate with Enology Instructor to order and receive supplies on a timely basis • Possess demonstrated ability and willingness to utilize safe working habits at all times in the winery • Possess flexibility in weekly schedule to accommodate bottling, harvest, Southeastern Grape & Wine Symposium, and wine festivals • Assist in the distribution of wine to retail outlets by pursuing and maintaining wholesale relationships with wine shops and restaurants in the region • Assist with the planning and implementation of Viticulture & Enology Advisory Committee meetings • Assist with Viticulture & Enology program and event marketing, including managing social media accounts • Assist with production of the Viticulture & Enology newsletter • Assist with industry outreach and special projects as needed • Market the VEN program and Surry Cellars brand General Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and must meet the requirements listed below that represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to be successful. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. LANGUAGE SKILLS: • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common correspondence and reports. • Ability to articulate professional responses to common inquiries and/or complaints from students, faculty, staff, or the public at-large. • Ability to write using proper grammar and punctuation. • Ability to effectively present information to management, students, faculty, staff, or the public at-large. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: • Ability to apply and understand standard mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as budget preparation, and frequency distribution. REASONING ABILITY: • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: • Understanding of and commitment to the unique nature and role of the College and to the philosophy of the community college system. Required Qualifications College coursework in Viticulture, Enology, Marketing, or Business. Must be able to work flexible/specified hours during the week and weekends. Preferred Qualifications Associate Degree in Viticulture, Enology, Marketing, or Business. Experience with winery operations and social media. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. • The employee frequently is required to sit, stand & walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be outside. • The noise level in the work environment is usually low. Applicant Documents - Required Documents 1. Resume 2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application Optional Documents 1. Certificate/Diploma/License 2. Unofficial Transcript 1 3. Other Document

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