Join our team

Join our team

Our values are at the root of all we do at Devonian Coast Wineries.

While it is an exhilarating time to be part of one of the world's fine emerging wine regions, it is even more exciting to be part of the Devonian Coast team. We are a group of passionate individuals who care deeply about our craft and are excited to play a role in building our company and reputation. We are committed to our products, each other and our focus on customer experience.

We offer a fun, fast paced, tourism driven environment.  We will definitely enhance and grow your kitchen, event planning, customer service and local wine knowledge during your tenure with us. Each season we host a number of festivals and music events on our 35-acre vineyard. We are a team minded company that offers support and mentorship while we work side by side during our exciting and lively tourist season.

For information on career opportunities at Devonian Coast Wineries contact opportunity@devoniancoast.ca.

Available positions:

Devonian Coast Wineries - Sales Representative

Our Devonian Coast Wineries portfolio includes Jost Vineyards, Gaspereau Vineyards, Mercator Vineyards, Luvo Life Co and Grand Banker Wine Cellars.

Reporting to the General Sales Manager and based in HRM, the Sales Representative is responsible for sales growth and customer relationships with our retail and licensee customers. The ideal candidate is organized and responsible with sales experiences and customer centric thinking.

Position: Sales Representative
Place: HRM
Wage Rate: Dependent on experience
Working Hours: Must be able to work flexible hours and adjust work schedule around occasional evening/weekend events.
Reports to: General Sales Manager

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain positive, long-lasting relationships with customers
  • Conduct regular sales calls to new and existing licensee (bars, restaurants, hotels) and retail accounts (NSLC and private liquor stores)
  • Identify new distribution opportunities and build partnerships that maximize profitable share and volume through distribution, visibility and service
  • Support wine menu creation and provide tasting notes to restaurants
  • Provide wine training to customer’s employees
  • Assist the sales team with marketing, sales promotions, community events and more
  • Work closely with the internal Order Desk to help facilitate order processing
  • Analyze and track sales data to establish current standing within the sales budget, and to identify ways to strategically expand market share/portfolio
  • Adjust product offerings and recommendations around current inventory levels and planned production schedule
  • Continually stay aware of current market trends, production schedules, and notable business news (awards, events, etc.), to ensure customers are kept informed
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and handle questions, complaints, or concerns from customers

Requirements:

  • 3+ years’ experience in sales, experience in retail or licensee industry considered an asset
  • Wine knowledge/education not required but considered an asset 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and adjust work schedule around occasional evening/weekend events
  • Must be able to lift 35lbs
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record

Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong sales skills
  • Organized and responsible
  • Excellent time and priority management
 

Interested applicants may apply to:
opportunity@devoniancoast.ca, with a subject title of Devonian Coast Sales Representative

 

Seagrape Café F&B Server/Wine consultant

This is a position with versatility! The successful candidate will be given shifts both in our Seagrape Café serving F&B and also serving and discussing local wines with our guests at our wine sampling bar. We offer a fun, fast paced, tourism driven environment. We will definitely enhance and grow your culinary, event planning, customer service and local wine knowledge during your tenure with us. Our café is open 7 days per week with 35 indoor seats and 65 seats on our patio; as well as a very busy wine sampling bar indoors, adjacent to our retail area. We are a team minded company that offers support and mentorship while we work side by side during our exciting and lively tourist season. Wine training and local wine knowledge will be provided.

Place: Jost Vineyards
Wage Rate: Dependent on experience
Working Hours: Full time & part-time, during peak season, May-October 15th possible later, TBD 
Must be flexible to work weekends
Reports to: Head Chef

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Greeting and seating of guests in our Seagrape Café
  • Taking food and wine orders
  • Table service of food and beverage
  • Assist tourists and guests with wine sampling & local wine information
  • Assisting with festivals and events
  • Assist with stocking of wine and retail items in retail store
  • Assist with retail sales in retail store
  • Serving guests in a fast paced environment

Qualifications:

  •  Knowledge of Food and Beverage Service
  • Excellent sales skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication & organizational skills
  • Work very well as a team member
  • Outgoing, positive and energetic personality
  • Knowledge of local area
  • Serving it Right
  • POS and Computer Knowledge
  • 19 years of age or older

Interested applicants may apply to:
opportunity@devoniancoast.ca, with a subject title of Seagrape Server

 

Jost Vineyards - Retail Associate

At Jost Vineyards, we believe that making the best wines involves exceptional teamwork throughout our organization. We need you to make a difference as a Retail Associate. In this role, you are the face of the organization and responsible for ensuring our guests have a positive experience. We are a passionate team of wine enthusiasts committed to our customers & committed to growing the local wine industry.

Position: Retail Associate
Place: Jost Vineyards
Wage Rate: Dependent on experience
Working Hours: Full time & part-time, during peak season, May-October. 
Must be flexible to work weekends
Reports to: Retail Manager

Job Purpose:
The Retail Associate is primarily responsible to ensure that guests have a positive experience. They provide guests with information and assistance designed to assist them with their needs. Retail Associates provide the main form of interaction between the public and our brand. As such, they are our primary brand ambassadors & are expected to display & provide a lasting positive image with visitors to the winery and the public at large.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Greet visitors to the winery in a positive hospitable manner. Outgoing & dynamic.
  • Provide guests with helpful & knowledgeable assistance with their retail shopping decisions.
  • Interact with guests to determine wine styles, products they will enjoy.
  • Perform opening/closing duties following procedures and checklists.
  • Perform all Point of Sale duties & procedures, including credit/debit reconciliation.
  • Manage product displays in an ongoing attractive & stocked manner.
  • Conduct informative tastings at the product tasting counter in a manner that encourages sales of products.
  • Be proactive in decision making.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and manage multiple situations at once.
  • Ability to work as part of a team & display interpersonal skills.
  • Basic computer skills are required.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must be of legal age to serve alcohol.
  • Able to perform food service procedures on the licensed patio.
  • Previous retail, food & beverage service and tourism-related experience is a strong asset.

Interested applicants may apply to:
opportunity@devoniancoast.ca, with a subject title of Retail Associate

 

Jost Vineyards - Harvest and Cellar Workers

Jost Vineyards is currently recruiting for Seasonal Harvest and Cellar Workers.

Start Date: September 8, 2021
End Date: October 31, 2021  

Duties Include:
• Harvesting Grape Crop
• Assist  with Grape Processing
• Other Wine Cellar duties

Requirements:
• Able to work flexible schedules, some early mornings, evenings and weekends
• Physically fit; able to lift 50lbs

We will train as necessary.

Interested applicants may apply to:
opportunity@devoniancoast.ca, with a subject title of Harvest and Cellar Worker