Jobs

Full Time Positions 

 

Wigle & Threadbare Programs Manager

Wigle Whiskey Production Assistant

Threadbare Pizzaiolo

 

Part Time Positions 

Offsite Event Tasting Team

Bottling Team

 

About Wigle Whiskey and Threadbare Cider

 

Since opening its retail doors in March 2012, Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh’s first distillery since Prohibition, has worked to restore Western Pennsylvania’s legacy as the Rye Whiskey epicenter of the country. Wigle is a community distillery which makes spirits from grain to bottle, using local, certified organic ingredients. The Distillery serves as a community educational space and a dedicated innovation space for spirits. Wigle promotes transparency in distillation, as we build our collective spirits palate and return terroir to whiskey! The Distillery is a top attraction in Pittsburgh on Trip Advisor and more than 60,000 visitors visit the Distillery each year to learn about Whiskey production and its regional history. Wigle spirits are distributed in eight states and have won a host of medals, including a Best in Category gold at the 2015 American Craft Spirits Association Competition for its Organic Deep Cut Rye Whiskey and Best in Category gold at the 2016 American Craft Spirits Association Competition for its Straight Wheat Whiskey and Barrel Rested Ginever.

Wigle is committed to maintaining a collaborative environment that supports the work and spirits of its very talented and eclectic crew members. While our staff has diverse backgrounds, all crew members share some common traits: Wigle team members are passionate about craft spirits, energetic, endlessly curious, kind, optimistic and full of grit. 

 

The Wigle Team has initiated plans to build and open a cidery on Pittsburgh's North Side, a couple blocks from its Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden. Threadbare aims to open in October 2017.

 

Please email jobs@wiglewhiskey.com with a cover letter and resume for any of the positions below.

 

FULL TIME 

 

Wigle & Threadbare Programs Manager

Wigle Whiskey and Threadbare Cider & Mead are hiring a Full-Time Program Manager. Fun, irreverent, educational, community-based events are the heart and soul of Wigle and Threadbare operations. This newly developed role creates an opportunity for a successful candidate to oversee all program development and execution across all three Wigle locations and Threadbare Cider House. The role includes partner recruitment and development, design of promotional materials, press outreach, social media promotion, day of event management, and post-event analysis.

 

Successful candidates will have at least three years of experience developing and managing public events. They will have experience and comfort using indesign or illustrator; a wordpress type website; camera for photography, and google spreadsheets. We are looking for a person with both a mix of creative energy that loves partnering with cultural institutions and community groups, developing creative materials for web, and who also is comfortable working with spreadsheets to analyze the financial success of events.

 

This candidate would work in concert with our Private Events Manager and Director of Operations and Off-site Events as part of the Events team.

 

Required Experience:

  • At least 3 years managing large public events.

  • At least 3 years working with press.

 

Required Skills:

  • InDesign or Illustrator Proficiency

  • Google Spreadsheets and Google Docs Proficiency

  • Basic Photography

  • Wordpress or similar CMS website comfort

 

This is a great role for those that are:

  • Open to working nights and weekends.

  • Flexible, team oriented.

  • Positive!

  • Thrive in a fast paced, relatively non hierarchical organization.

     

    We will accept applications Dec 29 through Jan 8 and begin interviews Jan 15. Please email your resume to jobs@wiglewhiskey.com.

 

Production Assistant/Distiller

Production assistants are responsible for daily production including mashes, fermentations, distillations, dilutions, barreling, proofing and bottling of Wigle products. Production assistants also manage daily record keeping of production activities as required by State, Federal and certifying organic agencies. A production assistant must be timely, dependable, hardworking, professional, and comfortable working in a manufacturing setting. Applicant must be able to lift up to 60 lbs, have a driver's license and a clean driving record.

Day to Day Production

o Run the day­ to ­day production of mash, ferment, distilling, and management of warehouse operations

o Meeting daily production quotas

o Operational Management

▪ Milling and Mashing grain

▪ Proofing spirits

▪ Preparing botanicals for gin

▪ Blending spirits

▪ Managing production volumes for tax purposes

o Inventory management, procurement and quality assurance including, but not limited to:

▪ Grain;

▪ Enzymes;

▪ Yeast;

▪ Botanicals;

▪ Barrels;

▪ Bottles;

▪ Closures;

▪ Labels;

▪ Shrink Sleeves;

▪ Cleaning supplies

o Tool & Equipment management and maintenance, including but not limited to

▪ Fermenters;

▪ Mashtun;

▪ Low pressure steam boiler;

▪ Forklift;

▪ Computer Equipment;

▪ Misc. pumps, hoses, adapters, etc.;

▪ Preventative Maintenance Program;

o Cleaning;

▪ Maintaining a clean production environment;

▪ Maintenance & cleanliness of the distillery equipment;

▪ Maintaining a clean office, lab, and warehouse

o Creating, following and updating procedures including but not limited to:

▪ Tolerances on labeling machine/service procedure

▪ Acceptable guidelines for bottle notes contents

▪ Troubleshooting procedure for filling bottles

▪ New and re­used bottle cleaning procedures

▪ Closure cleaning procedure

▪ General facilities cleaning procedure Production tank & still cleaning

o Production Reporting

▪ Shipments to customers, as needed

▪ Monthly Storage, Processing & Production reports for the TTB

 

 

Threadbare Pizzaiolo

 We are looking for a talented cooks to make pizzas at our Ciderhouse, Threadbare Cider & Mead. Successful candidates will bring an interest in learning to make dough and pizzas in a Ciderhouse environment. This person will be responsible for managing dough cultures and contributing to the design of pizzas. This is a full time role and candidates will be expected to be on site Wednesdays through Sundays, including nights. 

 

This is a full time role. Please email jay@threadbarecider.com with a cover letter and resume. 

 

Requirements: Applicants must be 21+ years of age, have a valid driver’s license and may not be employed at a bar, as per Pennsylvania law. 

 

 

 

PART TIME

 

 

 

Bottling Team 

Looking for a flexible 4-10 hours per week job? Join the Wigle bottle crew! We are currently seeking a dedicated team of bottlers with flexible schedules to assist in bottling our array of spirits. The ideal candidates would be available mornings and afternoons available to assist in bottling the latest new and core spirits. Applicants should be accustomed to lifting and moving boxes up to 40 pounds. Potential candidate will need to be comfortable working on their feet and should have a mind for efficiency. Requirements: Applicants must be 21+ years of age and may not be employed at a bar, as per Pennsylvania law.  

 

 

Offsite Event Tasting Team Members

We are looking for folks who have an unreasonable love of Wigle, craft spirits, craft cider, and Pittsburgh to join our off-site tasting team. Team members are responsible for conducting 

In - store tastings in a given territory (Allegheny County Region)

Offsite tasting events

Successful team members will develop strong relationships with store managers and develop consumer awareness of Wigle and Wigle products. Candidates should be curious, smart and fun. And completely unafraid to engage perfect strangers in their love of local whiskey. Individual quirk is always welcome at Wigle. 

 

This is a part time role, from 10-40 hours per month. Please email jobs@wiglewhiskey.com with a cover letter and resume. Applicants need to have a valid drivers license and may not be employed at a bar or restaurant, as per Pennsylvania law. Applicants must be available for work Thursday and Friday evenings as well as Saturday afternoon/evenings. 

 

 

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