Are you passionate about interacting with people, enjoy a busy pace, and thrive on providing superior customer service? Black Star Farms is a socially and environmentally conscious destination winery in a beautiful resort area. Our team in northwest Michigan enjoys beaches, water sports, biking, hiking forests and dunes, skiing, and so much more. We like to have fun. We have two tasting rooms and wine processing facilities, a luxurious inn that serves breakfast and hospitality hour, a special events department that hosts many weddings and corporate groups, plus a culinary program that services a farm-to-table, seasonal café, catering services for a multitude of events, elegant wine-paired dinners, and small bites for wine trail events.
To exceed the expectations of those seeking excellence in wine, food, and hospitality while providing our team members an environment for personal growth, creative expression, and professional development.
To continue to exemplify premium customer service in a friendly and professional manner that creates relationships and memories which culminate in lifelong customers.
In all instances, demonstrate high morals, ethics, and a guest-focused attitude required as a team member of the premier wine and hospitality destination in Northwest Michigan.
We believe our community leadership is paramount, and our community and environment support has always been a part of us. Over the years, we have donated tens of thousands of dollars to conservation efforts, culinary and performing arts, and basic human needs.
We are a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to our world-class destination by providing excellence in customer service, working harmoniously across various business units, supporting each other by wearing many hats when needed, and having fun while doing so. Our family-owned business puts employees first and believes in building up our team members to achieve their full potential. We strive to be a formidable example of superior customer service, world-class wines, experiential wine and food events, and staying among the state’s top-rated destinations.
We hire individuals possessing the following traits.
Strength of Character
We expect everyone to be ethical, responsible, and act with integrity.
We expect our team to be guest-focused, which is demonstrated by a “can do” attitude. We are dedicated to creating a premier destination experience for visitors and team members alike by providing artisan products, exceptional service, and a fun and safe work environment.
We expect team players that are willing to learn and demonstrate cooperation and collaboration through sharing and communicating. Respect for all team members and guests is imperative.
Energy and Resourcefulness
We are looking for bright, innovative, creative problem solvers who seek solutions, are forward-thinking, and are dedicated to maintaining world-class standards.
Whether you are seeking a part-time or full-time position, we offer an exciting workplace with talented and friendly staff, a variety of events and locations to work, plus competitive pay. Resort, customer service, hospitality, or culinary experience is preferred but not necessary; we will train.
If being surrounded by this exciting culture sounds interesting, Black Star Farms might be the right fit for you.
FULL-TIME BENEFITS INCLUDE
2 Weeks of Paid Time Off
(1st year accruing immediately)
Medical, Dental, and Optional Voluntary Benefits
Qualified Simple Retirement Plan with Employer Match
Child Care Assistance through the Tri Share Child Care Benefit Program
(2/3 of costs covered)
PART-TIME BENEFITS MAY INCLUDE
Qualified Simple Retirement Plan with Employer Match
Child Care Assistance (2/3 of costs covered) through the Tri Share Child Care Benefit Program
If you are interested in joining our team, you may apply online below. You may also email your cover letter and resume to Black Star Farms here or drop them off at the Suttons Bay office.
We are seeking an experienced event professional to join our dynamic team. Our winery estate is host to many weddings and special events. We are looking for an energetic team player with excellent communication skills to coordinate day-of events.
We are looking for servers with a positive attitude and a customer service-driven mindset to join our dedicated, highly-acclaimed events team. Selected candidates will help create memorable events that people will remember for years. You can expect a fun, fast-paced environment, flexible work schedules, and great compensation.
Join our dynamic tasting room team! We currently have opportunities for enthusiastic, hard-working people at the Suttons Bay tasting room. We are looking for creative problem solvers who love to learn and share our passion for being environmentally and socially responsible. This position values authenticity, innovation, kindness, and teamwork. We are currently looking to fill part-time, seasonal positions through mid-November.
Are you passionate about wine? Would you like to work for one of Michigan’s most awarded wineries? We currently have a Cellar Assistant position open. This position is full-time, year-round, and includes duties related to all aspects of wine production, processing, and packaging. Experience in the wine industry or related industries is preferred. The harvest period will require significant amounts of paid overtime—compensation based on experience and knowledge of the related field, with promotional opportunities possible.