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Greetings ADI folks, I have been working in Europe as a geochemist in the oil & gas industry for the past 3.5 years and now I am looking to transition into the spirits industry as an assistant distiller or distilling intern. When I was performing my job search nearly 4 years ago I was simultaneous looking for distilling positions and geochemist positions, but I ended up going with oil & gas to have some international experience. Now I would like to "right the ship" and get back to where I feel I belong, in the spirits industry. I have my MSc in Geochemistry from University of Kentucky (2012) and my BSc in Geology from Wheaton College (2010). My time in Kentucky was particularly formative as it introduced me to some of the bigger names in American whiskies and gave me ample opportunities to visit, taste, and marvel at large scale distilling operations. Although much of my spirits and brewing related experience has been at the hobby scale, I have tried my hand at nano scale distillation and 25+ gallon homebrewing of beers, hard ciders, and meads. My background in geochemistry gives me an aptitude and familiarity with water chemistry, biochemistry of malting/mashing, pH balancing, as well as back setting and sour mashing methods. I believe I would be a great fit as an assistant distiller as my work ethic, corporate experience with time/project management, and varied working and hobby experiences have taught me the richness of continued education. I have my resume and recommendations available upon request for those offering work opportunities. Although I currently live in Berlin, Germany, I am an American citizen and I am willing to relocate essentially anywhere in the continental United States (with a slight preference for the East Coast). I can be reached at the e-mail listed below. Kind regards, Gabriel Ellison RiCharde firstname.lastname@example.org
[uPDATED 12/23/15 - assistant position filled] Our previous intern has moved on to help start a new distillery. We have an opening for a qualified intern for our small-batch distillery in Riverside, IL. Bourbon, rye, gins, honey spirit, vodka done grain-to-glass on a little Vendome copper pot still. Send CV with inquiries to: email@example.com
Skip Rock Distillers in Snohomish, WA (North of Seattle) is looking for a distillery production intern. We are a family owned craft distillery that takes a farm to bottle approach on everything we do. That means sourcing rye, potatoes, berries, apples and walnuts from local farmers. We then take those raw materials and mash, ferment, distill, and age all of our products at our distillery in the heart of Snohomish's Downtown Historic District. The intern will work closely with the Skip Rock team to learn the following skills: Distillation of Spirits Management of Different Mashes and Fermentations Product Development Barreling and Aging Labeling and Bottling Warehousing of Spirits and Supplies Sanitation and Cleaning Product testing and evaluation Potential to explore a specific spirits production topic We produce potato vodka, grain vodka, rye whiskey, bourbon, various fruit and nut liqueurs, rum and gin. We have won numerous awards and have been in business since 2009. We use a Kothe still and have a pilot system for yeast trials, recipe development and other needs. Requirements: Be at least 21 years of age Interest in learning and building experience in small distillery operations Be on time and ready to learn Be able to lift at least 50 pounds Must be able to lift, stoop, kneel, climb and walk without issue; must be able to stand for extended periods of time Must have reliable transportation Must possess current, personal health insurance Prior knowledge of the brewing and distillation process is appreciated but not required Must not have a prior felony conviction or charge; be ready for a background check Additional requirements may arise at any time Technically, this is a “trainee” position where you will be able to learn a great deal about distilling and the craft spirits industry. Students at a university/college program might be able to obtain credit for this internship and we will work with you to help with that. The intern would be expected to be at the distillery 25-40 hours/week depending on schedules. We are typically in production Monday - Saturday, 9:00-5:00pm. This internship is open to start immediately and run for three months in duration. Upon successful completion a stipend will be awarded depending on hours completed. Email us for additional information or to send in a cover letter and resume. Skip Rock Distillers, 104 Ave C, Snohomish, WA 98290. firstname.lastname@example.org Cheers!