Wine Clerk

Wine Clerk

The Austin Wine Merchant
Downtown Austin, Texas

$16/hr - $18/hr · Full time


The Austin Wine Merchant is seeking a motivated Wine Clerk to join our team purveying the finest in wine, spirits, beers, gifts and accessories to our retail and wholesale clientèle for coming on 30 years.

Job Description:
•Primary customer-facing salesperson for wine & spirits (as well as assisting with other product lines in store such as beers, gifts and accessories)
•Service client requests in a knowledgeable, courteous and efficient manner via in-person interaction, telephone and e-Mail
•Offer assistance to our Wholesale Specialist as needed in fulfilling orders for our restaurant and bar clientèle
•Be an integral part of the team keeping our shelves stocked, inventory organized and customer orders delivered to their car on request
•Learn by doing - expand your knowledge of wine / spirits while on the job through discussions with teammates and tasting opportunities

Monday through Saturday 9:30 AM until 6:30 PM (Sundays and one additional day off). This is a full time position, that is, 5 days / 40(ish) hours per week with overtime availability during peek business periods. Flexibility to work Saturdays is required.

Skill requirements:
•Detailed knowledge of wine - major regions, varietals, vinification, stylistic differences.
•The job requires energy and repeated lifting of boxes that can weigh 40 pounds or more (the weight of a single case of wine or spirits).
•Proactive and self-starter personality.
•Attention to details and organization - we work hard to satisfy client requests and keep our shop and shelves neat and tidy.
•Ability to work and complete tasks in a fast-paced, interruption-driven environment.
•A positive attitude and reliability.
•A hospitality-driven approach to customer interaction, without exception.
•Proficient computer knowledge (Windows, Excel, Gmail, Google Apps) and typing skills (a lot of our client interaction is by e-Mail).

•Paid vacation and sick time available to full time employees after a successful 6 months of employment.
•Abundant opportunity to build strong business relationships with the Austin beverage community, while working alongside accomplished industry professionals of various backgrounds.

If interested, please submit an introduction letter, résumé and references by e-Mail to with the keywords "Employment Interest" and your name. We would look forward to hearing from you!

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