WSET WINE EDUCATOR AT ÉCOLE V

  • 15 Rue Marey Monge, 21630 Pommard, France
  • Part-time

Company Description

Founded in 1726 by Vivant Micault, secretary to King Louis XV, Château de Pommard remains one of the most iconic and visited wine estates in Burgundy. Clos Marey-Monge, at the heart of the domain, has been producing one of the greatest expressions of Pinot Noir for more than two millennia. The 20-hectare clay and limestone rich terroir make it the largest and most interesting monopole in the Côte d’Or. In July 2015, UNESCO declared the clos a world heritage protected Climat of Burgundy. The Carabello-Baum family of San Francisco purchased the domain in 2014 and became just the fifth family to guide the estate in almost 300 years. The family has transformed the estate into the ultimate wine education destination where anyone can experience the phenomenon that is Burgundy.  

Château de Pommard is a place to fall in love with life.   

#fallinlovewithlife

Job Description

A 20 hectare enclosed vineyard, with a biodynamic ecosystem, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site among the Climats de Bourgogne. Can you dream of a better place to learn about wine? With more than 300 years of wine savoir-faire, our mission is to share our expertise and create more educated wine enthusiasts around the world.

École V is our wine school at Château de Pommard. Rooted in the heart of Burgundy, the school combines a modern education program in cooperation with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), centuries of experience, and a hands-on classroom. Our courses offer an immersion in the daily life of a vigneron and a winemaker. 

In preparation to open our doors, we are seeking part-time WSET wine educators to join our team. Your main responsibilities will include delivering inspirational and engaging training sessions. We welcome more than 25,000 clients a year to Château de Pommard, offering a full range of immersive wine experiences at the château, and now a range of Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 WSET courses in wine.  

In order to succeed in this position, you must have highly developed knowledge of wine along with the teaching ability to match. Your mission will be to combine these strengths with friendly, approachable communication and interpersonal skills to educate the chateau’s customers and deliver WSET level 1 and level 2 course in French or English (or both).  Moreover, of course, you must genuinely love Burgundy.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and deliver inspirational and engaging WSET training sessions.

  • Prepare and assess students to ensure they pass the exam

  • Follow-up with students to answer their questions and engage them in the materials.

  • Champion and articulate the values and differentiation of École V both internally and externally.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits
  • Experience delivering wine training

  • Experience in delivering WSET training (level 1 and 2)  

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills in French and English.

  • Highly  computer literate

  • Working knowledge of and passion for the Burgundy wine region

  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and "get it done” mindset

Additional Information

We always look for these traits in new team members:

  • Smart: possess the intellect needed to participate as part of our team

  • Spirited: has boundless energy and passion for the position and life

  • Confident: bring a can-do attitude and sense of assurance to get the job done

  • Open Minded: are open to alternative approaches and types of people

  • Fun: someone whom people want to share a bottle of wine with