Interested in working in the DC craft beer scene? Job opportunities with the DCBG and with our member breweries will be listed below as they arise.
DC Brewers' Guild - Executive Director (posted 2.14.18)
The District of Columbia Brewers’ Guild (DCBG) is looking to hire a highly motivated Executive Director to lead our organization. Organization Founded in 2013, the District of Columbia Brewers’ Guild (DCBG) exists to unify the Washington, D.C., brewing community by honoring D.C.’s brewing heritage, fostering community development & pride, educating consumers, promoting shared business interests, and encouraging sustainable growth.
Position Summary The Executive Director (ED) is a full-time exempt (salaried) position, responsible for the successful leadership and management of the DCBG, following the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The ED reports to the Board of Directors and stewards the organization to be financially sound, will have strategic and operational responsibility for the DCBG’s staff, programs, development, and will oversee the achievement of its mission and objectives. The DCBG is primarily seeking a candidate with strong organizational and administrative skills who can manage the day-to-day operations of the organization, who has solid experience in events planning and implementation, and experience in non-profit development and fundraising. Additionally, the ED will be responsible for developing and maintaining deep knowledge of the craft beer landscape, relevant policy issues both at the national and local level, the DCBG membership, local community and stakeholders, core programs, operations, and business plan.
Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to:
• Leadership & Management
o Manage the day-to-day operations of the organization by adhering to organizational policy
and ensuring that strategy is implemented
o Oversee the execution of all organizational programming and member services
o Maintain organizational policies and procedures and review existing policies on a regular
basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
o Oversee maintenance of organization’s membership operations
o Manage and update the membership management system and database
o Develop and execute strategy for membership solicitation and maintain active membership
• Fundraising & Development
o Oversee fundraising efforts in coordination with and reporting to the Board of Directors
o Expand and oversee local revenue-generating and fundraising activities and events to
ensure the support of existing and developing program operations and expansion
o Direct DC Beer Week planning/execution including facilitation of meetings, creating and
managing budget, securing sponsorship, and managing established
o Oversee and maintain the organization’s current communications strategy — from web
presence to external relations — with the goal of creating a stronger brand
o Oversee all of DCBG’s internal and external communications, including its website, social
media, print and online publications, member communications (especially the quarterly
newsletter), board updates, and more
o Build a local and national presence by communicating in both written and oral form about
the DCBG, our mission, and programmatic efforts with an emphasis on the successes of the
o Coordinate and execute publicity for event promotion
• Financial & Government Oversight
o Operate within the approved budget of the organization and take responsibility for drafting
the initial annual budget for the Board of Directors
o Oversee and ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed
o Administer payroll, and oversee and ensure compliance with financial and tax
requirements related to the organization, and oversee tax filings and other document
preparation at the local and federal level
o File biannual reports for D.C. Government
• Community Relations & Advocacy
o Build partnerships, establish relationships with the funders, and political and community
leaders within the District, nationally, and internationally
o Develop and employ relationships and presence with the local City Council and national
brewery thought leaders to promote the DCBG, our efforts, and successes
o Regularly seek opportunities to represent the organization at community activities,
conferences, and meetings to enhance the organization's profile
The ED will be thoroughly committed to the DCBG’s mission. All candidates should have proven
leadership, organizational management, and relationship management experience. Concrete
demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
• Undergraduate degree accepted with relevant experience. Advanced degree preferred. Some
management experience; track record of effectively leading an organization and staff in the
voluntary sector; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized
strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
• Self-motivated and able to work independently as the sole employee of the organization
• Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
• Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop
high-performing teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
• Proven track record of coordinating and executing large and small-scale events
• Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member
• Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide
range of stakeholders
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with
excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
• Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to organizational planning
• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
• Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
• Knowledge of all federal and local legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations
including: employment standards, occupational health and safety, taxation, health coverage, etc.
• Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the
• Must have familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite including but not limited to Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, and Access
● ED will work in an office environment, but the mission of the organization may sometimes take
them to non-standard workplaces.
● ED works during the standard work week and may work evenings and weekends to accommodate
activities such as Board meetings and representing the organization at public and partner events.
● ED will be expected to travel throughout the year to events representing the DCBG at National and
other industry related events (e.g., Craft Brewers Conference, National Gatherings of the Guilds,
Great American Beer Festival, etc.).
● ED’s work space will be located in the Heurich House Museum and may also work from the
various brewery member’s breweries.
● ED must be located in the D.C.-metro area and preferably live within the City of Washington, D.C.
The DCBG is an equal employment opportunity employer and implements policies and practices that do
not discriminate against applicants and employees.
To Apply: Please submit both a cover letter and resume, via email to Mari Rodela, President, DC Brewers' Guild: Mari@dcbrau.com
Deadline: To ensure full consideration for the position, all application materials should be received by March 7th, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Atlas Brew Works - Packaging Technician/Warehouse Management (posted 2/28/18)
Atlas Brew Works, the District’s first solar powered production brewery, is hiring a packaging technician! We are seeking a self-motivated candidate to help with packaging our delicious beer, both in kegs and with our canning line along with lending assistance to our team in the cellar and organizing and maintaining our warehouse. The position will report to the Head Brewer and assist with coordinating packaging plans and schedules, coordinate with the Quality Assurance Lead to ensure all beer meets Atlas’ quality standards, help solve issues on the packaging line, and maintain warehouse inventory. Atlas offers competitive compensation, benefits, and excellent growth potential with an ambitious young brewery.
Duties will include:
Setup and maintenance of Keg Filler/Washer
Setup and maintenance of Wild Goose canning line
Driving a forklift Organizing and maintaining warehouse space and cold storage
Preparing and loading distributor orders
High School diploma
Must be able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly
Must be able to manipulate 165 lbs
Must be able to legally work in the USA
Formal brewery experience preferred but not necessary
Canning line experience preferred but not necessary
Atlas Brew Works is an equal employment opportunity employer and implements policies and practices that do not discriminate against applicants or employees.
Please send a cover letter expressing your interest in Atlas and a resume to info(at)atlasbrewworks.com with the subject line “Packaging Tech/Warehouse Mgmt”