Join Our Team

we are hiring
New Deal Distillery is a locally and independently owned business with a small team who each wear a lot of hats. Operating in the SE Industrial District since 2004, we specialize in craft-made, small-batch spirits made with natural, organic, and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Does this sound like a team that you’d like to be a part of? We are looking for a friendly, dependable, and enthusiastic person to join us!

Work Schedule:
Part-time position (10 – 20 hrs/week) with the possibility to evolve into more. Must have weekend availability. $17 – $20 depending on experience. These will be primarily off-site event and farmers market shifts with the occasional bottle shop shift and possible liquor store tasting. Off-site events will involve a mix of spirit sampling, bottle sales, serving cocktails, and/or conducting guided tastings.
Responsibilities of position:
  • Perform knowledgeable spirit presentations in our bottle shop and at off-site events
  • Set-up and take-down of booth at off-site events
    • This will sometimes include a mobile/ pop-up bar
  • Craft and serve cocktails at events
  • Create a fun and memorable experience for guests
  • Complete POS transactions with accuracy and efficiency



  • 2+ years in Restaurant/Bar/Cocktailing/Catering and/or Retail/Hospitality industry
  • Age 21+
  • Must obtain a current OLCC Server’s Permit and Food Handler’s Card
  • VEHICLE REQUIRED (able to carry 10-12 cases of liquor as well as tables, tents, weights, etc.)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • High energy team player
  • Must have strong cash handling and retail sales experience
  • Attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to maintain poise and positive attitude under pressure
  • Enthusiasm for local, hand-crafted spirits
  • Prior spirit/cocktail knowledge is strongly preferred


Please send both a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position. We will begin setting up interviews in early September.

Thank you for your time!

The New Deal Team



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