Wine Educator (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Maker Wine (

  California; Semi-Remote, California

Maker Wine is a Bay Area-based, women-run startup that partners with diverse, best-in-class independent wineries and winemakers to bring their premium, bottle-quality wines straight to your door. Maker has picked up awards and recognition ranging from Forbes to Wine Spectator, and our portfolio includes the highest rated canned wines in the world!

We are a small-but-mighty team shaking up the wine world and lifting up the little guys. We are storytellers, curators, and experience-makers. We want to fix a broken system that adversely impacts small producers by making premium wine approachable to everyone.

We’re growing quickly through virtual events - we've hosted hundreds of virtual wine tastings for corporate customers, charities, and more. We're building out our dream team of wine storytellers and educators to lead our tastings. Does this sound like you? Let's chat!

What You’ll Do: 

  • Lead engaging, interactive virtual tastings for groups of 5-100 people, from company events, team happy hours, and just-for-fun occasions 

  • Share the stories and tasting notes of our wines and the Makers behind them. 

  • Educate and answer questions about the wines in the Maker portfolio.

  • Tell the Maker founding story thoughtfully and share how we’re creating a new company in wine.

  • Come up with creative ways to “break the ice” during events and keep the audience engaged.

  • Encourage  a welcoming, judgement-free atmosphere for all wine lovers!


  • Advanced sommelier, CSW, or WSET III equivalent.

  • Bachelor's degree is not required but is a plus.

  • Experience hosting wine tasting events, with an emphasis on virtual / group tastings.

  • Proficient at Zoom and Google Suite.

  • Professional communication with clients and the Maker team.

  • You have the ability to make wine education fun and approachable.

  • You love to share the stories of wineries, winemaking, and tasting!

Who You Are: 

  • You love wine, and you know a thing or two about it — you’re a certified sommelier or equivalent and you love sharing your passion with the world.

  • You think wine is for everyone — while you’ve got the chops, you delight in explaining intimidating concepts in an approachable, down-to-earth way. 

  • You believe in the Maker mission — you’re passionate about small producers and telling their stories, ‘nuff said.

  • You have an open mind: You know that great wine comes in many shapes and sizes…

  • You’re a natural storyteller — you have the ability to connect people to the wines they’re enjoying and the fascinating stories behind them. You exude a charismatic energy that encourages others to feel engaged! 

  • You’ve got the brains without being a buzzkill - you can hang in a group of somms or beginners.

  • You’re great with technology and highly organized with exceptional attention to detail; no balls dropped on your watch.

  • You’ve hosted events and are comfortable with commanding a room (or Zoom).

  • You get excited about our mission and are not phased by working with a startup; you’re all about that hustle.


$50 per hour while hosting virtual wine tastings in addition to compensation provided during training.

How To Apply

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