Current Opportunities

Part-Time Brand Advocate/ Farmer’s Market Sales Staff (3-4 days/week)

(NOTE: This is a temporary contract position from April 2024 through to September 2024, with the possibility of an extension beyond this date.)

Start Date: April 2024 (flexible on timing) 
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2024

DEVINE Distillery is looking for a new family member to join our incredible team!

  • Are you passionate about craft spirits, cocktail culture, and the craft beverage industry? 
  • Is supporting local businesses at your core and does quality over quantity win you over every time?
  • Do you have at least 3 years experience in sales or hospitality and want to accelerate your career in the craft distilling industry?
  • Do you have a sunny personality and enjoy making genuine connections with people in the community?

If this sounds like you, then we’ve got just the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

ABOUT DEVINE Distillery

Family owned and operated since 2007, DEVINE is a certified craft distillery producing award winning small batch whisky, gin, ‘rum’ and brandy. Blending innovative thinking with time honoured tradition, we strive to showcase the local terroir through our spirits, using  the incredible ingredients grown within our community.

We are passionate about having our hands on every step of the process of crafting our spirits. From being in the field with our local farming partners right through to applying bottle labels by hand, we are truly connected to our spirits from grain to glass and we feel this connection shines through in every sip.

Our distillery store and production space is located on the Saanich Peninsula, and is currently open to customers Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. We attend local farmers markets from May through to September along with the Christmas season, as well as tasting events throughout the year. Retail sales are supported through our over 200 private liquor store, restaurant, and bar partners that sell and pour our spirits throughout the province of BC, along with private liquor store sales in Alberta.

WHO are we looking for?

As our Brand Advocate you will be responsible for being dedicated and passionate about DEVINE Distillery both at the distillery and out in the field. You will represent the DEVINE Distillery brand at 2 weekly farmer’s markets running from May 1st to September 30th. Farmer’s market responsibilities include pouring samples and closely adhering to specific Farmer’s Market and BC Liquor Laws, articulating our brand ethos while expressing your genuine passion for our craft to a wide variety of customers, ultimately generating new DEVINE fans and meeting weekly sales targets. Farmer’s market shifts are as follows:

  • Thursday Market Hours - 4:30pm-7:00pm (plus travel and load in/out)
  • Saturday Market Hours - 10:00am-2:00pm (plus travel and load in/out)

This role also requires up to 2 shifts at our distillery store in Central Saanich where you will be responsible for phone, email and retail customer service operations, and fulfilling retail and wholesale orders as needed.

This dynamic role requires an organized, hard-working, personable human who believes in the brand and who enjoys working as part of a small, close-knit team. This role will keep you busy and engaged in the growing craft distilling industry in BC. 

REQUIRED Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  •  Passion for craft spirits, cocktail culture, and the food & beverage industry
  • At least 3 years experience working in a sales, customer service or related role
  • Delivery of brand and guest experience through store, farmer’s markets, and/or events
  • Technically proficient with online point-of-sales systems and other sales & marketing platforms
  • Personable and can easily develop and build relationships through exceptional customer service and communication skills
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, and can adapt to changing priorities
  • Free-thinking and can efficiently and effectively deal with challenges and issues as they arise
  • Detail oriented and can manage time effectively
  • A supportive, inclusive team player willing to pitch in wherever necessary
  • Available to work regular weekend market shifts through May to September, as well as other weekend market or event shifts throughout the year
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and be on your feet for hours at a time
  • Hold a valid BC drivers license with access to a vehicle on a weekly basis
  • Must be legal drinking age in BC (19+ years) 

DESIRED Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Established industry relationships developed through previous work experience
  • Content creation for newsletter and social media platforms
  • Photography and videography production and editing
  • Bartending and/or original cocktail creation
  • Valid ‘Serving-It-Right’ Certification

Key Responsibilities 

  • Become a dedicated and passionate brand advocate
  • Learn and adopt provincial liquor manufacturer’s regulations
  • Deliver memorable tasting and sales experiences while representing DEVINE at farmers markets and tasting events throughout the year
  • Work a regular weekend shift as part of your work schedule
  • Fulfill sales orders through retail, wholesale and hospitality sales streams
  • Coordinate and process pick-up and delivery of orders through multiple service providers
  • Deliver product directly to wholesale and hospitality customers in the Greater Victoria area
  • Welcome and deliver the DEVINE guest experience to onsite-store visitors and convey our story and information about our brand and spirits
  • Be willing and able to pitch in with other duties as required

Benefits & Perks of Working at DEVINE

  • Safe, supportive and inclusive working environment
  • Competitive wage of min. $20/hour (based on level of experience)
  • Opportunity to develop industry relationships and gain contacts
  • Opportunity to work alongside established and dedicated professionals with a passion for the craft
  • Opportunity to learn about distillery production methods, our process and the industry as a whole
  • Mileage compensation outside of regular travel to/from work
  • Staff discounts on product 

Apply for this position by emailing your resume and cover letter to info@devinedistillery.com

Deadline for submission is March 15th, 2024