Life at Caledonia

Founded by a beekeeper, Caledonia Spirits was built on a vision to connect cocktail culture to agriculture. We are passionate about the spirits we produce, including Barr Hill Gin, America’s Most Awarded Gin. Our work is fueled by the values of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and continuous learning.

At Caledonia Spirits we believe diversity makes us better. For us, it is not just about being an Equal Opportunity Employer, which we are proud to be. It is about inviting different experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to our work and making conscious efforts to reach out to candidates who can bring different ideas and perspectives to what we do and create together.

We invite passionate people who are committed to excellence to join our team. We welcome applicants of all races, religions, colors, national origins or places of birth, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, and abilities.  We welcome those who have served our country. So we invite you to make our team richer and better.

Key Account Manager, Southern California

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Key Account Manager (KAM) serves as a dedicated portfolio resource in Southern CA. The KAM will focus on developing the Caledonia Spirits portfolio through driving new points of distribution and increasing velocity at accounts within the territory This role will work closely with our distributor partners to achieve depletion and distribution goals. The KAM will work with the Regional Director in the development of the local sales plan and then manage and oversee its implementation and execution.

The Key Account Manager position requires a driven, passionate and committed sales professional with a proven track record of cultivating industry relationships and working well in fast-paced, collaborative environments. The Key Account Manager must be able to recognize and communicate the passion and enthusiasm that begins at the distillery, understand our product’s distinct characteristics, and communicate this to customers and distributors in an honest and authentic way. 

Founded by a beekeeper, Caledonia Spirits was built on a vision to connect cocktail culture to agriculture. We are  passionate about the spirits we produce, including Barr Hill Gin, America’s Most Awarded Gin. Our work is fueled by the  values of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and continuous learning. 

At Caledonia Spirits we believe diversity makes us better. For us, it is not just about being an Equal Opportunity  Employer, which we are proud to be. It is about inviting different experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to our  work; and making conscious efforts to reach out to candidates who can bring different ideas and perspectives to what  we do and create together.  

We invite passionate people, committed to excellence, to join our team. We welcome applicants of all races, religions, colors, national origins or places of birth, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, and abilities. We  welcome those who have served our country. We invite you to make our team richer and better. 

The following duties and responsibilities reflect the essential functions of the position, but do not restrict the assignment of additional tasks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Responsible for the delivery of sales depletion and revenue targets in assigned territory and defined key account universe
  • Responsible for tracking local program budgets and managing assigned Travel & Entertainment (T&E) budget
  • Partner with the Regional Sales Director to develop and implement sales programs and manage the execution through assigned the distributor partner
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key accounts, including initiating new relationships with these accounts for Caledonia Spirits
  • Accountable for achieving focused KPI’s and the completion of evaluations to measure
  • Partner with the Regional Sales Director to develop, localize, and execute 4 quarters of programming at all times that is aligned with the National Sales Plan and Strategy 
  • Implementation of localized quarterly programs within the market of responsibility at all tiers of distribution
  • Drive strategic growth and market penetration through the development of new accounts and placements and through maintaining and growing existing accounts – including managing relationships with assigned National and Regional account groups
  • Participate in strategic planning with the Regional Sales Director and local distributor
  • Forge and sustain successful, strategic relationships with distributors, buyers and managers to promote the interests of the company
  • Provide market trend knowledge and relevant data to the Regional Sales Director
  • Manage distributor and customer inquiries and concerns, responding directly or facilitating response, as necessary/appropriate
  • Provide brand and category education to the distributor partner, key accounts, and consumers through; presenting at general sales meetings, tastings, dinners, mixology, & digital/online consumer and trade engagement
  • Represent the company in alignment with the brand and company values
  • Attend trainings, team meetings, market blitzes, and other company-sponsored events as scheduled (physical presence required)
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and proprietary customer and company information
  • Complete other projects and perform other duties in support of the company goals and objectives, as requested

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing or related field of study preferred, with 3+ years of experience in sales, and experience in the premium and/or super premium spirits business. 

If you are interested in applying for our Key Account Manager, Southern California role, please email a cover letter and resume to: jobs@caledoniaspirits.com. For more company information, please visit our website at www.caledoniaspirits.com.

Dishwasher

Come join our amazing team! We are looking for Dishwashers as part of our Bar & Kitchen Staff team. The role supports  our food and beverage program, with an emphasis on a curated food menu and an extensive world class cocktail menu.  

Founded by a beekeeper, Caledonia Spirits was built on a vision to connect cocktail culture to agriculture. We are  passionate about the spirits we produce, including Barr Hill Gin, America’s Most Awarded Gin. Our work is fueled by the  values of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and continuous learning. 

At Caledonia Spirits we believe diversity makes us better. For us, it is not just about being an Equal Opportunity  Employer, which we are proud to be. It is about inviting different experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to our  work; and making conscious efforts to reach out to candidates who can bring different ideas and perspectives to what  we do and create together.  

We invite passionate people, committed to excellence, to join our team. We welcome applicants of all races, religions,  colors, national origins or places of birth, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, and abilities. We  welcome those who have served our country. We invite you to make our team richer and better. 

What Are You Going To Do 

The following duties and responsibilities reflect the essential functions of the position, but do not restrict the assignment  of additional tasks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the  essential functions. 

  • Scrape, rinse, and load dishes and utensils into dish machine.
  • Wash and sanitize all pans, utensils, and dishes.
  • Clean, sanitize, and maintain dish machine.
  • Unload dishes and utensils from dish machine and organize them properly.
  • Empty trash containers regularly.
  • Maintain a clean work area and kitchen by sweeping and mopping as needed.
  • Perform additional cleaning duties as requested.
  • Clean food prep stations and equipment.
  • Collaborate and work in a professional manner with the entire Front of House staff. 
  • Provide excellent service according to company standards and protocols outlined in all FOH manuals. 
  • Maintain flexibility during busy and peak hours of operation to ensure a smooth service for guests.
  • Provide flexibility to support food running and bussing tables as needed. 
  • Operate within health and safety guidelines and Vermont DLC requirements. 
  • Openness and willingness to new learning opportunities. 

What Are We Looking For 

  • Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the skills, knowledge, and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. 
  • Must be 21+.  
  • One year restaurant experience in the kitchen, preferred. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a food handler certification card.
  • Working knowledge of sanitation procedures.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak the English language at a level sufficient to understand Vermont’s Liquor Laws and  Regulations (per the Vermont DLC).

Bar & Kitchen Support Staff

The hybrid Bar & Kitchen Staff position supports the full scope of our food and beverage program, with an emphasis on a small curated food menu and an extensive world class cocktail menu. Primary function is to provide general and various support to the bartenders, kitchen lead, Bar Manager and all other Front of House staff to ensure a great customer experience.  

Founded by a beekeeper, Caledonia Spirits was built on a vision to connect cocktail culture to agriculture. We are passionate about the spirits we produce, including Barr Hill Gin, America’s Most Awarded Gin. Our work is fueled by the values of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and continuous learning. 

At Caledonia Spirits we believe diversity makes us better. For us, it is not just about being an Equal Opportunity Employer, which we are proud to be. It is about inviting different experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to our work; and making conscious efforts to reach out to candidates who can bring different ideas and perspectives to what we do and create together.  

So we invite passionate people, committed to excellence, to join our team. We welcome applicants of all races, religions, colors, national origins or places of birth, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, and abilities. We welcome those who have served our country. We invite you to make our team richer and better. If you are interested in applying, please email a cover letter and resume to: jobs@caledoniaspirits.com. For more company information, please visit our website at www.caledoniaspirits.com.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties and responsibilities reflect the essential functions of the position, but do not restrict the assignment of additional tasks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Collaborate and work in a professional manner with the entire Front of House staff. 
  • Staff the kitchen and bar as scheduled and provide excellent service according to company standards, techniques and protocols outlined in all FOH manuals. 
  • Support all functions of the bar/kitchen to execute  menu items in a timely manner by following established recipes and service standards, while using a variety of small kitchen appliances. 
  • Execute all Opening & Closing procedures, prep lists, sidework,  mise en place, stocking and inventory as directed and outlined.
  • Follow and maintain all established Steps of Service and hospitality guidelines when interacting with guests. 
  • Maintain flexibility during busy and peak hours of operation to ensure a smooth service for guests and team and provide flexibility to support food running and bussing tables as needed. 
  • Perform housekeeping tasks as required to maintain a high-level of cleanliness, order and safety in the front-of-house spaces, including the bar, kitchen, retail space, customer bathrooms and outdoor guest areas. 
  • Assist in monitoring and assessing safety within the bar/kitchen and front-of-house spaces and consult with the senior staff or other management to effectively respond to and proactively address safety concerns according to proper/established protocol.
  • Operate within health and safety guidelines and Vermont DLC compliance requirements. 
  • Respond to customer or team concerns with respect and with the intent to fully resolve the issue(s) of concern; report significant issues to management according to established protocol.
  • Maintain knowledge of the company’s products, distilling practices, history and share the story of the brand with customers when asked. 
  • Assist with set-up, clean up, serving, preparing food and other tasks as necessary for on-site and off-site events.
  • Complete other projects and perform other duties in support of the company goals and objectives, as requested.
  • Openness and willingness to new learning opportunities. 

 Education and Experience

Required: Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the skills, knowledge and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.

Must be 21+

Preferred: 1 or 2 years’ restaurant experience in kitchen.

Certifications and Licenses

Required: First Aid/CPR certification (within 3 months of hire).

DLC certification (can complete training in house)

Valid Driver’s License

Preferred: ServSafe Certification, Bar Starts

Required Knowledge and Competencies

  • Ability to present and maintain a friendly, professional demeanor while at work.
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for learning more about craft spirits and cocktails.
  • Basic Knowledge of spirits, wine and beer and cooking skills. 
  • Exceptional customer-service orientation, with the ability to recognize and utilize customer complaints as opportunities to build brand loyalty.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to follow and adhere to instructions, directions and guidance on processes, procedures and practices for bar, kitchen and retail operations.
  • Basic math skills and ability to use Point of Sale and other equipment to process cash and credit card payments.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak the English language at a level sufficient to understand Vermont’s Liquor Laws and Regulations (per the Vermont DLC).
  • Ability to problem-solve with a solutions-oriented approach and to successfully manage and resolve conflict.
  • Ability to represent the company and the brand in a professional manner.
  • Basic skills with computer equipment and software.

Physical and Other Requirements

  • Required to comply with all company policies and safety standards.
  • Consistent, predictable presence at work according to assigned shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as scheduled.
  • Frequently required to use kitchen equipment and food and beverage preparation and serving tools.
  • Frequently required to work in a fast-paced environment and quickly, successfully complete multiple tasks of varying complexity.
  • Frequently required to move about and navigate a variety of physical environments, including the bar and other cocktail service spaces (including outdoor service areas), the bar kitchen, retail spaces, and storage rooms.
  • Occasional operation of Point of Sale and other equipment to process cash and credit card payments
  • Occasional operation of a computer, keyboard, mouse, and other devices.
  • Participation in training sessions, presentations and meetings, on- and off-premises.
  • Regularly required to lift and transport objects weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality required: regularly exposed to confidential, non-public information relating to the business. 

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

 

Bartenders (Full and Part Time)

Caledonia Spirits, distiller of Barr Hill Gin & Vodka and Tom Cat Gin, is looking for part-time and full-time Bartenders to join our team. Our bartenders provide exceptional and knowledgeable customer service while supporting the full scope front-of-house duties, including, greeting and assisting customers, beverage service according to operational standards, keeping the bar, kitchen and retail spaces clean, assisting with events and retail functions, and other tasks as assigned.  

Founded by a beekeeper, Caledonia Spirits was built on a vision to connect cocktail culture to agriculture. We are passionate about the spirits we produce, including,Barr Hill Gin, America’s Most Awarded Gin. Our work is fueled by the values of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and continuous learning. 

At Caledonia Spirits we believe diversity makes us better. For us, it is not just about being an Equal Opportunity Employer, which we are proud to be. It is about inviting different experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to our work; and making conscious efforts to reach out to candidates who can bring different ideas and perspectives to what we do and create together.  

So we invite passionate people who are committed to excellence to join our team. We welcome applicants of all races, religions, colors, national origins or places of birth, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, and abilities.  We welcome those who have served our country. We invite you to make our team richer and better.

WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO

The following duties and responsibilities reflect the essential functions of the position, but do not restrict the assignment of additional tasks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Greet customers in a friendly, professional manner. 
  • Provide beverage service to customers according to company standards, techniques and protocols outlined in the company Bar Manual, including but not limited to: opening/closing the bar and front-of-house; cash drawer duties; style of service and guest interactions.
  • Assist Bar Manager, Lead Bartenders and Kitchen Lead with all aspects of service and cocktail preparation: mise en place. 
  • Staff retail space, assist customers, complete merchandise transactions, and provide customer service according to company standards, techniques and protocols.
  • Perform housekeeping tasks as required to maintain a high-level of cleanliness, order and safety in all of the front-of-house spaces, including the bar, kitchen, retail space, outdoor patios and the customer bathrooms.
  • Assist in monitoring and assessing safety within the bar and front-of-house spaces and consult with the senior bar staff and other management to effectively respond to and proactively address safety concerns according to proper/established protocol.
  • Operate within health and safety and Vermont DLC compliance requirements.
  • Respond to customer concerns with respect and with the intent to fully resolve the issue(s) of concern; report significant issues to management according to established protocol.
  • Active participation in research and development for menu creation and bar products.
  • Maintain knowledge of the company’s distilling practices and history and share the story of the brand with customers.
  • Assist with set-up, clean up, serving, prepping and other tasks as necessary for on and off-site events.
  • Lead guest tours, as necessary/requested.
  • Complete other projects and perform other duties in support of the company goals and objectives, as requested.
  • Attend required company meetings, training, seminars, landcrafted tours and annual company Summit. 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Required:  

  • Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the skills, knowledge, and      ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Valid Driver’s License 

Preferred:

  • 2 years minimum bartending and hospitality experience. 
  • ServeSafe Certification, BarStarts, BarSmarts

If you are interested in applying for a part-time, or full time Bartender role, please email a cover letter and resume to: jobs@caledoniaspirits.com.  For more company information, please visit our website at www.caledoniaspirits.com.