We look forward to you joining the Castle & Key team.

Working at Castle & Key

We are a team of dreamers, entrepreneurs and changemakers – and we are not a fit for everyone.

We seek those who are talented, driven, and as thoughtful as they are courageous. We build leaders at all levels, empowering them with creative autonomy. We challenge one another to push the boundaries of excellence through a reimagined approach.

We innovate. We disrupt. We inspire.

WHO WE ARE
We are a team that takes daring actions and has crazy vision.

WHY WE EXIST
To inspire others to have the courage to follow their convictions.

WHERE WE ARE GOING
To be a brand recognized around the world for inspiring millions of people to follow their passions through an experience with our spirits.

OUR CONVICTIONS
Courage to respectfully challenge the status quo.
Excellence in all that we do.
Honesty to our customers, partners, and team.
Thoughtfulness in our approach to all activities.

We are currently seeking

  • Part-Time Host

    Castle & Key Distillery - Frankfort, KY
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    Job Type: Part-time

    SUMMARY:

    *This is a part-time position.

    The Castle & Key Host is expected to exemplify everything the brand represents in terms of personal image, overall behavior, quality of execution, good taste and discretion. The Castle & Key brand pays homage to history while creating a modern and high quality product and experience for all Guests visiting the property. Through our staff and our products, Castle & Key will foster an image of luxury, thoughtfulness, approachability, ultimate hospitality and elegance.

    The primary role of our Boiler Room Host is to lead guests on Hosted Experiences of the Castle & Key property ending with a tasting of Castle & Key products. The Host will be expected to have an extensive understanding of the history of the property and the Castle & Key brand and operation. The Host will provide curated and authentic experiences while providing a high level of passion and understanding of the product.

    The primary role of our Taylorton Host is to lead guests on sensory tasting experience of the Castle & Key products while sharing the story of Castle & Key. The Host will be expected to have an extensive understanding of the Castle & Key brand and spirits. The Tasting Associate will guide guests through a curated and interactive tasting experiences while providing a high level of passion and understanding of the product.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Previous Bartending experience preferred
    • 2-4 years related experience preferred
    • High School Degree/GED required, Associate’s Degree preferred.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    • May be required to push, pull, lift objects > 50 pounds
    • Exposure to extreme weather and temperature conditions (heat, cold, wet)
    • Required to be “on-stage” for the majority of the shift
    • May be required to climb a ladder or crawl into confined spaces
    • Travel by car, bus, train or plane may be required
    • Off hours, including nights and weekends may be required
    • Extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, viewing a computer monitor may be required

    DETAIL OF RESPONSIBILITIES

    Specific areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

    • Lead Hosted Experiences in groups of up to 16 guests on guided walking and tasting experiences 3-5 times daily
    • Passionately and creatively provide pertinent information on the grounds, the company, and the products
    • Commit to continuing education in regards to cocktails, spirits, and the Castle & Key brand
    • Must be able to adapt the flow and structure of the onsite experiences when activity onsite dictates (i.e. when on-site events and VIP experiences occur simultaneously)
    • Exhibit high levels of knowledge regarding spirits, most importantly those brands under the Castle & Key umbrella
    • Express high levels of passion and interest in growing depth of knowledge of the Castle & Key brand
    • Greet guests visiting the property and provide them with a curated sales pitch of Castle & Key products
    • Educate Guests on the history of our distillery and current operations
    • Prepare tasting areas, drinkware, and gear for tours throughout the day cleaning and prepping multiple times per day as determined by tour schedule
    • Assist in inventory of bar items
    • Assist in preparation of syrups, juices, and garnishes
    • Prepare cocktails in a streamlined, tidy, and consistent manner
    • Adapt to needs of guests as they arise
    • Display a prioritization of hospitality and guest focus
    • Maintain an immaculate workspace at all times
    • Maintaining a tour path clear of any hazards or debris
    • Communicate feedback of the experience program to Leadership as needed
    • Assist with on-site events as needed
    • Execute Hospitality Associate tasks, as needed.
    To apply please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@castleandkey.com.
  • Data Clerk

    Castle & Key Distillery - Frankfort, KY
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    Job Type: Full-time

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Data Clerk is on the front line of Castle & Key’s corporate team and is responsible for managing the data capture throughout the company’s supply chain and daily operations. The Data Clerk must have strong analytical skills and be metrics driven. This individual will be required to support many departments and therefore will be required to have operational understanding.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • 2 years of related experience preferred
    • Comfortable in a fast-paced team environment
    • Excellent in oral and written communication
    • Detail-oriented
    • Highly organized and flexible
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel, VBA Programming capability a plus
    • Other coding or macro experience preferred

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    • May be required to push, pull, lift objects > 20 pounds
    • Exposure to extreme weather and temperature conditions (heat, cold, wet)
    • May be required to climb a ladder or crawl into confined spaces
    • Travel by car may be required
    • Extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, viewing a computer monitor may be required

    RESPONSIBILITIES (Specific areas of responsibility include but are not limited to):

    Data Entry

    • Collects and enters production records including, but not limited to mash logs, fermentation logs, distillation logs, gauge records, raw material usage, destruction logs, loss logs, and sample logs.
    • Conducts regular analysis on all data records for accuracy and identifies opportunities for improvement and solve any inconsistencies
    • Conducts regular analysis on all data records for accuracy and identifies opportunities for improvement.
    • Manage and track the serialization of all production records through ordering, organizing and scanning records
    • Supports the Shift Reports across production by managing updates and making recommendations for improvement
    • Responsible for the compilation and subsequent weekly reporting to our operations team on items including, but not limited to production data and labor hours
    • Records and ensures accuracy of external Transfer Records and Bills of Lading.
    • Completion of other projects such as data analysis on various statistical projects including, but not limited to statistical process control charts, entry proof analysis, analysis of pH effects on yield and supporting other department projects
    • Support the maintenance and recording of our TTB records

    Inventory

    • Responsible for the entry of all inbound and outbound shipments and daily inventory data changes.
    • Manage the record-keeping of all warehouse inventory activity
    • Ensures the maintenance of proper inventory records through collaboration with the Production Planning team
    • Prepares monthly regulatory reports relating to plant production.
    • Assists with certain regulatory submissions as needed.
    • Generates new operating record templates as needed.
    • Makes recommendations for efficiencies and improvements to management.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    To apply please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@castleandkey.com.
  • Warehouseman / CDL Driver

    Castle & Key Distillery - Frankfort, KY
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    Job Type: Full-time

    SUMMARY:

    Warehousing is an integral part in the manufacturing of distilled spirits and is at the core of our business. A successful warehouseman highly values safety of self and safety of the product in the care and control. The warehouseman will be responsible for shipments in and out of the warehouse, documents information specific to inventory and warehouse conditions, and acts as the caretaker to barrels stored in the warehouse.

    This is a physically demanding position that requires a focus on maintaining a safe and clean work environment to ensure optimal performance. The ability to acclimate and problem solve quickly will be critically important as unforeseen issues may arise throughout the normal working day.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Class C CDL Certificate required – preferably Hazmat
    • 6 months of warehouse experience required
    • Proven successful experience in a labor-intensive position preferred
    • Solid mathematical skills required
    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to multitask

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    • Extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, viewing a computer monitor may be required.
    • May be required to push, pull, lift objects > 50 pounds.
    • Exposure to loud noises, alcohol vapors, extreme weather and temperature conditions (heat, cold, wet), dust, debris, sharp objects, potentially hazardous chemical, gases and equipment and steam.
    • Exposure to machinery with moving parts.
    • May be required to climb a ladder or crawl into confined space.
    • Off hours, including nights and weekends may be required.
    • Travel by car, truck, bus, train or plane may be required

    DETAIL OF RESPONSIBILITIES

    Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Class C CDL Certified required – preferably Hazmat*
    • Transport of raw materials and finished goods as required. (CDL required) **
    • Consistently arrives on-time and exhibits reliability and responsibility at all times.*
    • Ensures all regulatory guidelines and documentation are in place during any transfer of raw materials, finished goods, or barreled product.
    • Promotes a safe and clean work environment by:*
    • Performing walkthroughs on a daily basis**
    • Reporting all safety concerns immediately**
    • Ensuring that the warehouse is accessed by appropriate employees only**
    • Returning all equipment and tools to their location at the end of each day**
    • Ensuring all team members wear proper safety equipment at all times, including steel-toed boots, leather gloves, and safety harnesses if required. **
    • Identifies and immediately communicates potential issues with damaged or leaking barrels and warehouse ricking. Repairs ricking as needed.**
    • At the direction of Warehouse Lead, locks the warehouse and turns off all power to warehouse except for those controlling ventilation and security systems.**
    • Performs checks on all equipment prior to use and operates equipment appropriately. Follows all written and verbally communicated policies for equipment used, including elevators.**
    • Performs checks on all ricking, supports, posts, headers, bolts, and aisles where received barrels will be stored. If any defect is detected, or if warehouseman is unsure as to the state of the ricking, the warehouseman will contact the Warehouse Lead immediately to determine next steps.**
    • Unloads barrels delivered from the production facility and other premises and after inspecting the barrel for any defects, damage, or leaks, receives them into the warehouse. If the barrel is defective, damaged, or leaking, the barrel is set aside for further attention.**
    • Pulls and relocates barrels as assigned and loads barrels for shipment. **
    • Assists in performing checks to ensure barrels received or shipped are accurate as compared to all documents.**
    • Performs daily, weekly, quarterly, and annual checks and reports as assigned, including but not limited to: temperature records, plum bob checks, change in inventory forms, and inventories. **
    • Reads, comprehends, and complies with all production and warehouse directives and procedures.**
    • Fills barrels in the production facility, transports barrels to and from the production facility, performs gauge checks on incoming barrels, and various other tasks related to distillery operations as assigned.**
    • Performs general maintenance, preventative maintenance, clean-up functions and other services to plant buildings, grounds, facilities, and other equipment as needed.*
    To apply please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@castleandkey.com.

For additional information or questions, please email careers@castleandkey.com