New Middlebury Wine Shop Seeking Staff

Schmetterling Wine Shop
Middlebury, Vermont
Part Time
3 weeks ago

Schmetterling Wine Shop, opening in early July, at 48 Main Street in Middlebury is hiring. We’ll be
spinning vinyl & selling natural wine. We’re queer-owned & operated. So, Queers to the front! Email us: with a resume & a bit about yourself.

Expected Hours per Week: 16-35
Rate: $18/Hour
Start Date: July 15, 2022

Qualities you should have or want to strengthen:

  • Interested in wine & furthering your learning (formal education not necessary but welcome). We can point toward resources, but you should be driven to self-educate.
  • Able to work 1 on 1 with customers to guide them through the buying experience, listening to them & knowing the shop’s inventory.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays & evenings. (Shop Hours: 11-8 Wed-Sun)
  • Be comfortable working alone & remaining engaged in the job (self-starter)
  • Comfort with Square & Apple products (we can train!)
  • Reliable, supportive, compassionate, patient & curious
  • Able to adhere to systems
  • We’re a serious wine shop run by thoughtful people & you’d fit into that culture.
  • You’ve thought about gender, queerness, justice, community, & actions to make the world better.

Job duties:

  • Greet customers & engage on their preferences
  • Stay up to date on what’s in stock in the shop through collective staff notes
  • Research wines & draft notes to share with staff
  • Ring out sales
  • Count the inventory
  • Receive, lift, move & unpack cases of wine
  • Straighten, arrange, dust & stock shelves
  • Overall, your job will be to connect shoppers to the perfect wine that matches their goals & price expectations, while also sharing something new, all in an unpretentious environment.

Benefits Include:

  • In store discounts
  • Accrued paid time off
  • Paid wine education
  • Travel stipend
48 Main Street
Middlebury, VT