Jobs @ Fair State: Marketing & Events Assistant

Fair State Brewing Cooperative in Minneapolis, MN is seeking a knowledgeable, collaborative person to support the company’s marketing, event, & promotional efforts.

A little about us: 

Fair State Brewing Cooperative is a cooperatively owned brewery in Northeast Minneapolis – where Member-Owners can “drink like you own the place.” We began operations at our brewery & Taproom in August 2014 and have quickly developed a reputation for excellent product and a strong, loyal following in Minnesota’s growing craft beer industry. We focus our brewing on traditional continental-style beers (especially lager beer), sour beer (ranging from kettle sours to 100% barrel-fermented mixed culture beers), and hoppy beers. We are building a hardworking core team to match the company’s strong growth and help lead Fair State in building a true community around quality beer.

A little about you:

The Marketing & Events Assistant will be responsible for executing marketing and programming initiatives within Fair State’s brand strategy and membership communications.

An ideal candidate possesses strong communications skills, has experience managing social media for a consumer-oriented brand, can plan and execute digital marketing promotions, assist in the organization of events, and work collaboratively with a tight-knit team in a friendly yet ambitious environment. The Assistant will need to intimately understand the nature of our cooperative and look for opportunities to engage more meaningfully with our Member-Owners through Taproom events. Craft beer is a unique market, and the ideal candidate should bring a working knowledge of its nature and idiosyncrasies.

This will be a fun role with a lot of opportunities for creativity. We’re looking for an energetic, passionate person who can learn quickly, think strategically, and stay true to our brand. This position reports to the Marketing Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and distribute consistent, precise, and targeted brand communications across owned mediums to support Taproom programming, events, and Membership initiatives.
  • Work with Taproom & Membership leads to develop and implement strategies, promotions, and events.
  • Cement Fair State’s role within the local and broader community by nurturing existing relationships and partnerships.
  • Assist as needed in the production of all physical and digital branded media, including photography, videos, posters & other internal signage, web content, and merchandise.
  • Support and assist in promotion and execution of events.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have at least one year of marketing, communications, or social media experience, ideally working with a consumer-facing, community-oriented brand.
  • Have a desire to learn and implement new tools continually, produce thumb-stopping creative, and have a strong understanding of social media strategy.
  • Demonstrate exceptional communication skills across all types of media, including fluency with all social media platforms and tactics of digital marketing.
  • Have strong organizational skills and the ability to collaborate easily with all kinds of internal and external partners.
  • Have a strong passion for craft beer and a thorough understanding of its culture.

Preferred: Additional creative capabilities, such as copywriting, photography, and design.

Duration & Compensation

4-month position, 10 hours per week, $15 per hour.

Timing: October 15 – February 15, or start date negotiable based on availability.

Application Instructions

Applications are due by Wednesday, October 4, with interviews to be conducted with qualified candidates shortly after.

To apply, please send an email to jobs@fairstate.coop with your resume.

No phone calls, please.

Fair State Brewing Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Employment offers are made on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Jobs @ Fair State: Street Team Member

Fair State Brewing Cooperative is seeking several individuals to join our Street Team, which introduces our beer to new consumers at liquor store tastings and festivals. We are growing quickly and are excited to add staff to help meet the demand for our beer.

A little about us: Fair State is one of very few cooperatively-owned breweries in the US. We began operations at our brewery/taproom in August of 2014. We were fortunate enough to be named one of RateBeer’s 10 best new brewers in the world for 2015 and recently expanded into a 40,000 sq. ft. production brewery in St. Paul, MN. We focus on traditional German-style beers (especially lager beer), sour beer (ranging from kettle sours to 100% barrel-fermented mixed culture beers), and hoppy beers. Our new production facility has enabled us to supply an expanded assortment of products to a larger number of off-premise accounts.

A little about you: we’re looking for friendly, knowledgeable, and responsible individuals to help us share our beer with new consumers. The ideal candidate would have some experience in the service roles, enjoy talking with and educating others, and be able to work independently.

Responsibilities

The Street Team pours samples of our beer at liquor store tastings and festivals. Liquor store tastings are typically from either 4 pm – 7 pm or 4 pm – 6 pm on weeknights, often on Thursdays and Fridays, and occasionally on Saturdays. Festivals are typically on weekend afternoons. Street Team members will be notified of upcoming events and asked to respond with their availability on a rolling basis.

For each event, Street Team members will be responsible for:

  • Picking up and returning supplies to our taproom or production brewery (e.g., tablecloths, tasting notes, ice tubs, beer)
  • Setting up and breaking down a display table
  • Pouring samples, engaging consumers in conversation, and educating them about our beers and our cooperative business model

Requirements / Qualifications

  • General knowledge of beer styles
  • Experience in customer service, sales, or teaching roles is a plus
  • Willingness to work weekday afternoons and evenings, as well as weekend afternoons
  • Ability to safely lift and move 30 lbs.
  • Ability to follow training on safe and legal service of alcohol

Compensation and Benefits

This is a part-time hourly position with irregular hours. For each event, Street Team members will be paid for the full scheduled length of the event plus 30 minutes for setup and breakdown. Any time worked in excess of that amount will be paid at $10 / hr. Street Team members will also receive a beer allotment, typically (2) 4-packs, for each event worked.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a short email to jobs@fairstate.coop answering three questions:

  1. What do you like about beer?
  2. What have you done before (your experience) that would make you a great Street Team member?
  3. What would you enjoy about working on the Street Team?

No phone calls, please.

Fair State Brewing Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Employment offers are made on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation.