Work at Wild State

We’re a hard cider producer in Duluth, MN with a growing footprint and a commitment to producing amazing natural ciders without added sugar, concentrates, or sorbates. We’re members of 1% For The Planet and give 1% of annual sales to causes supporting and protecting the environment. Our future is unknown but we’re getting there faster than we expected, we need your help. 

 

 

Wisconsin Sales Representative

 

Minnesota’s fastest growing cidery is hiring a Wisconsin market rep. We’re looking for an entrepreneurially minded sales professional with a passion for our naturally made ciders. You’ll continue this growth by taking the lead of our sales operations in Wisconsin The sales rep will be responsible for new account growth, sales velocity, and brand development. As our first Wisconsin rep you’ll be positioned for growth and leadership opportunities ahead. ​We are looking for candidates based in Madison or Milwaukee. 

Who you are 

  • Easy going person with a great personality, a sense of humor, and a never quit attitude. 

  • Relationship builder

  • An expert in craft cider, beer, wine or spirits

  • Willing to take the creative approach to make a difference

  • A proven salesperson with at least two years experience with a supplier or distributor, and a demonstrated history of growing a beverage brand

  • An over communicator

  • A clean driver with a reliable vehicle (sorry no Beetles)

What you’ll do 

  • Increase on and off premise sales for Wild State Cider

  • Develop relationships with new and existing accounts through daily visits

  • Work effectively with distributor sales managers and reps

  • Manage regional accounts and coordinate with distributors on account development

  • Assist with pull through and merchandising with store displays, pos, etc…

  • Conduct demos (eventually) at on and off premise accounts

  • Record sales notes daily

  • Track and present sales metrics weekly

  • Contribute to our growth in ways we haven’t figured out yet

  • Work weekends and evenings as required

Who we are

  • Kind, hard working Duluth based team

  • Over achievers who don’t take ourselves too seriously

  • Forward thinkers

  • Selfless individuals willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done right

​Benefits and more

  • untracked time off policy, take what you need

  • Competitive salary and bonus package based on experience

  • 401k plan with company matching

  • company paid health reimbursement plan

  • 75% off packaged cider and 50% off merchandise

  • free growler fills

  • free ice cream (srsly)

  • no jerks

 

Wild State Core Values

Our team believes in going the extra mile, being positive, working as a team, growing & embracing change, tackling obstacles, and making work fun.

 

How to apply 

Email adam@wildstatecider.com your resume and attach a PDF cover letter that explains why you’re the best fit for the job. Please write “Sales Rep” in the subject line.

If you do not include a cover letter, we are unable to consider your application. Srsly, this is your chance to "sell us."

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. 

Taproom Bartender

Wild State Cider is on the lookout for easy going, motivated people lovers to join our team as taproom bartenders. Our taproom bartenders represent the first interaction any guest has in our taproom and serve as ambassadors to our brand, quality cider, and the local craft-made industry. Sound like you?

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Be personable, authentic, and fun; build genuine connections with the Wild State Cider team and our guests.

  • Serve ciders in the taproom, as well as ice cream and food pairings.

  • Prepare food items for guests.

  • Serve as an educator to guests with regards to the origins and creation of our products.

  • Effectively use a computerized point of sale system to sell all food, beverages, and merchandise.

  • Perform regular cleaning and upkeep duties in the taproom, delegated to each shift.

  • Embrace duties related to the inherent responsibility of serving alcohol (Examples: Age verification, avoiding over-serving, etc).

 

Who you are:

  • Kind, positive, easy going.

  • Passionate about the mission of our brand; celebrating and protecting what’s wild.

  • At least 1 year industry related experience preferred.

  • Enthusiastic about cider and the craft beverage community as a whole.

  • Able to work predominantly afternoon, evening, and weekend hours.

  • At least 21 years old.

  • Willing to help out wherever is needed.

 

Bonus points if you have:

  • A sense of humor.

  • A leadership initiative pursuant to the growth and success of the taproom.

  • Previous bar, restaurant, or guest service experience.

  • Cider/wine or craft beverage knowledge or experience.

 

Wild State Core Values

Our team believes in going the extra mile, being positive, working as a team, growing & embracing change, tackling obstacles, and making work fun.

 

Email allison@wildstatecider.com your resume and attach a PDF cover letter that explains why you’re the best fit for the job and which aquatic mammal is best. Please write “I'm your next Bartender” in the subject line.

 

​If you do not include a cover letter, we are unable to consider your application. This is your chance to wow us, think big. Please no drop-ins.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

Social Media Manager and Copywriter

We’re looking for an expert level social media manager with nerd-out level passion for digital brand building. You’re the kind of person that digs deep on analytics and algorithms. You’re an excellent copywriter with experience growing a brand and engaging followers with your unmatched wordsmithing. You’re equally comfortable in front of and behind a camera, and understand what it takes to craft a beautiful image. You’ve got a ton of ideas and just need the right place to run with them. Results speak for themselves and you love the freedom that comes with a job well done. 

Responsibilities 

  • Create, plan and execute content for multiple social channels and our website

  • Respond authentically to all follower interactions and communication

  • Strategically grow social media following where it matters using a research based approach

  • Manage and grow brand email list 

  • Manage and improve company website and blog

  • Present opportunities for growth and take them on

  • Successfully manage ad accounts by increasing ROI through AB testing and other data driven approaches

 

Must have

- extreme ability to stay organized

- superb writing skills and adherence to grammar rules

- creativity and willingness to try new things

- proven experience growing a B2C brand through social media

- previous experience managing five figure social ad budgets

- expert understanding of social media channels and trends

- a sense of humor

- strong sense of good design

- willingness to grow through opportunity and feedback

- Bachelor's degree in English, Marketing, Communications or equivalent

Nice to have

- passion for craft brands

- knowledge of the cider industry

Benefits and more

- untracked paid time off policy, take what you need

- competitive salary

- 401k plan with company matching

- company paid health reimbursement plan

- company discount

- free cider

How to apply

Email info@wildstatecider your resume and include a cover letter that makes you stand out. Please write “Social Media” in the subject line.

Include a link to any content you have created and are proud to share.

Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

Job Type: Full-time

Brand Ambassador

Brand Ambassadors serve as a representative to the Wild State Cider brand at various off-site sampling and special events. This includes pouring, educating, and marketing our ciders to guests, festival attendees. Ideal ambassadors are easy-going, love quality cider, and have a natural personality to get along with anyone over a good drink.

Team members are needed at various locations across the Twin Cities region. 

COMPENSATION: Tasting team members will earn $20.00 per hour for events, members will receive a branded t-shirt to wear at all tasting events and a free cider allowance to take home. For larger festivals, off-site vendors typically receive free admission to the entire event before and after the time they are working.  

REQUIREMENTS: 

At least 21 years of age.  
Have your own means of transportation to and from events. 
Enthusiastic about cider, our brand, and the craft beverage community.  


APPLICATION: Interested candidates should fill out this form and we will follow up with registration. If you have any other questions about the program, send an email to info@wildstatecider.com