Retail Sales Associate (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Marquis Wine Cellars (

  Vancouver, British Columbia

The purpose of this advertisement is to get you to contact me. You see, at the moment I have no idea what your name is. But I do know the sort of person you are and I know the sort of aspirations you have in life. I also know the level of skill you have and that you want to get better and better at your work. I know you want more than a job.  You want a career.


I know that you want more training and you want to have the opportunity to develop. I know that you have the desire to learn, and the driving ambition to be the best. But above all, I know that you have a commitment to excellence and a deep need to provide your customers with quality service.


Established in 1986, Marquis Wine Cellars is B.C.'s premier full-service wine shop carrying an extensive selection of wines from all major wine producing areas. Fantastic wines in a fun, fast paced retail environment.  We also now carry a selection of fine spirits and beers.


Duties will include building client relations, increasing wine knowledge and performing all customary aspects in a retail environment. 


Since Marquis Wine Cellars deals directly with the public, people skills are a must. I am looking for someone friendly and out-going, who understands the finer points of a positive, consumer-oriented retail environment.


Preference will be given to those with wine, spirits and beer knowledge and retail experience but we are willing to train.


Include the following in your application: Resume & Cover letter 


- Serving customers and ensuring they receive the excellent customer service whether they are shopping in-store, by email, by phone or via our website

- Assembly of customer orders destined for delivery or in-store pick up

- Facilitation of on-line orders from our website
- Receiving orders, unloading pallets on delivery and ensuring shelves and the fridge are stocked at all times
- Various other day to day tasks associated with operations of a retail wine store


- Must be 19 years of age
- Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
- WSET Level 1 or equivalent Wine, Beer and Spirits Education
- Reliable with a mature attitude with a focus on customer service
- Self-motivated and willing to learn
- Responsible Service BC Certificate (can be acquired after starting work)
- Ability to work varying shifts including evenings and weekends
- Able to lift 40lbs repeatedly and being able to stand for extended periods of time


- Generous Staff discount

- Casual Dress
- Joining a team of wine, beer and spirit loving individuals in a fun, fast paced work environment
- On the job wine education plus formal instruction lead by industry experts
- Ability to attend a variety of in-store and industry tastings



- up to 8 hour shifts

- weekdays, weekends and evenings

- Holidays


To apply, please email Jon Ellison at [email protected]

Based on experience but upwards of $19 per hour.

How To Apply

Cover letter and resume can be dropped off at 1034 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 1M3

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