Whether you are looking for part-time/contract work in the wine industry, or plan to be your own boss or franchise one of our territories, you will find more information below.
Work for Groovy Grapes
Qualified Wine Consultants (12 positions available nationally):
(Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver; part-time/hourly). Your job as a Qualified Wine Consultant is to host memorable wine tasting experiences on behalf of Groovy Grapes Authorized Wine Consultants or Territory Franchisees. You may have a full-time job or secondary career that would keep you from exploring wine education and events full-time.
Please do not apply unless you are fun, friendly and confident in your wine knowledge. Also if you think you already know it all, do not apply for this position.
To start you must be an accredited Sommelier or experienced food and beverage professional (Sommelier certificate, International Sommelier Guild, WSET Advanced or approved equivalent). To be successful you should have experience speaking in front of groups of 5-50. This is a great opportunity to host tastings in areas where the authorized consultant or franchisee is unavailable or over subscribed.
Event Sales Consultants (24 positions available nationally):
(Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver; contract/commission). if you understand the wine, events, food and beverage industry, and have sales experience then this could be for you. The role requires inside (outbound phone and email) and outside (in person meetings) sales within a territory. The ideal candidate is comfortable with prospecting by phone, online and is capable of meeting with prospective clients in person. Only for self-starters who are able to find their own leads should apply.
How to apply? Record a short 2 minute video about why you think you’d think you’d excel as a wine or event sales consultant. Use your phone camera or have a friend use theirs. It doesn’t need to be fancy. Prospective wine consultants we want to see your knowledge, passion and comfort in front of a group. Contract sales consultants we want to understand your sales approach, style and how you’d find your first client.
Upload your video to youtube or another video sharing service) make it private, share support @ groovygrapes.com and paste the link into an email along with a cover letter and resume tailored to the role. Only emails with a video, cover letter and resume will be reviewed.
Work for Yourself
Groovy Grapes Authorized Wine Consultant
You will love the chance to share your passion for wine and monetize your expertise making up to $100 per hour. Even better you will be your own boss, building your own wine consulting business while benefiting 12+ years of experience and the groovy grapes brand. As an authorized wine consultant you can focus on finding clients, hosting events and building your business while keeping 90% of the revenue.
To apply you must be an accredited wine expert or Sommelier certificate holder (WSET Advanced, International Sommelier or Canadian College Sommelier Certificate) or an experienced food and beverage industry professional (or approved equivalent). If you are only interested in hosting tastings and consulting this is not the right opportunity for you.
Here’s a list of what’s inclded:
- Wine consulting business and marketing training
- Advertising and marketing consulting services
- Authorized to use the groovy grapes trademark and logo
- Your own mini-site on groovygrapes.com
- @groovygrapes.com corporate email, calendar and document library access
- Publicity and advertising templates
- All billing, collections, incoming phone and emails are handled by groovy grapes
- Access to leads from groovygrapes.com or returning clients
- Client and event business management software
Groovy Grapes Territory Franchise:
No wine experience necessary, but it could be a plus. Groovy Grapes Territory Franchisees get access to territory with a population base of up to 500,000 people.
Franchisees are responsible for recruiting, training and mentoring Groovy Grapes Authorized Wine Consultants. Some franchisees choose to consult as well if they have the appropriate training and experience. This business opportunity is ideally suited to an entrepreneur with strong sales and mentoring skills who prefers building business over working for hourly wages.
Territory franchises feature low initial investment, monthly licensing fee, low overhead/home office and access to the largest wine consulting network and longest standing brand – groovy grapes.
If this sounds interesting the next step is to request an overview of the authorized consultant program on a discovery call. This is where you can review all the details, investment and have your questions answered and we get a sense of whether or not there is a fit.
Next step: email support @ groovygrapes.com or call 613-715-9399 to schedule a 30 minute discovery call.