Thank you for your interest in joining our team. We exceed our guests' expectations by hiring people that fit our team naturally, without being told. We have an excellent training program to help you learn the details of our operation, but we cannot teach you to be friendly or respectful if that is not your personality. We’ve identified six qualities that all of our team members are expected to uphold, please read them before submitting an application.
If you agree that you meet our 6 non-negotiable qualities, please download, print and complete the application. Once completed, please fax it to 805.542.0132 or email it to Careers@SextantWines.com. No applications will be accepted at the winery.
We want your job here to be fun and exciting. Life is too short to spend it in an unhappy place, no matter the pay. Our associates find that this more than “just another job.” We will compensate you competitively, treat you with respect, give you responsibility, promote you when you are ready, train you, and do whatever we can to make your job easier. On the other hand, we will expect you to fit in with our team. We feel that only one out of five applicants has the required qualities to fit well here, and we’ve found that if you’re not the right fit, you are the best person to identify this early.
Although we celebrate individual differences, and are happy to let you use your imagination and creativity to do your job well, there are six “non-negotiable” qualities you must have to seek employment with us. All associates are employed on an at-will basis which means that they may be terminated or may resign with or without cause at any time. In order to avoid mutual disappointment, please read these carefully and tell us honestly whether you have all these qualities.
Our associates have respect for others (both team members and guests), treating others with care and consideration. If you occasionally have difficulties controlling your temper, or have a tendency to be moody or grouchy when things don’t turn out the way you like, you’ll have a problem with respect. If you resent being told what to do, have problems with authority, or cannot treat other people with courtesy and kindness, it is unlikely you will be successful at the winery.
Our associates have a high degree of integrity. By this we mean you are expected to be honest and truthful in everything you do here. If you don’t always tell the truth, like to “cheat, but just a little,” or don’t think it’s a big deal to help yourself to a bottle of wine or office supplies on occasion, you will be terminated immediately from your position.
Our associates are punctual and reliable. If you are known to always be a little late, don’t have reliable transportation, or are known to your friends as a bit “flaky,” you will be dismissed from here, sooner or later. Some jobs out there are more flexible than others, but our service standards require that you show up on time, ready to work, every time.
Our associates are eager to learn and are flexible in their attitude and outlook. As part of our training program and during your first few months with us, you will be required to learn many new things. Our service standards are for many people, even experienced ones, a new and different way of doing things. If you a) don’t like to learn new things, b) you are set in your ways, c) you feel reading and asking questions are things you already did at school or d) you consider yourself unable or unwilling to change, you will struggle with our system and are unlikely to remain employed.
Our associates take pride in their appearance and respect our dress code and grooming standards. You will be expected to study and understand our dress code and to show up at work wearing apparel that meets the code. You will also be required to follow our grooming standards in detail. Wearing a uniform, always looking clean and neat, only wearing a minimum of jewelry, removing certain piercings and covering up tattoos, and wearing your hair in an acceptable style are all expected. If after you are hired you choose to breach this non-negotiable you will be terminated.
Our associates are friendly people who do not use drugs or abuse alcohol. If you have a history of violence, excessive drinking, or drugs use (you will be required to take a drug test prior to starting and may be tested during your employment – so why lie about it?), please find a job that is a better fit. If you pass the drug test but are later tested and don’t pass, you’ll be dismissed immediately. Likewise, if you report to work affected by any substance abuse issue, you will not succeed at the winery.
All of these non-negotiables need to be considered. You need to have all of them, not just some. If you don't score yourself 6/6 please don't turn in the application. You are always more than welcome to be our guest here at Sextant Wines.
I have read the Stoller Collection’s Non-Negotiable Qualities carefully, and can honestly say I have these six qualities.