Barback: Wild Mind Artisan Ales

Wild Mind Artisan Ales is looking for a part-time (10-20 hours / week) Barback to work in the tasting room in Minneapolis, MN. Our South Minneapolis tasting room is open 7 days a week and offers beer on tap and to-go.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking, and knowledgeable person to join our team to help provide a clean and positive experience for brewery patrons. Candidate will need to be able to work nights and weekends and will ideally have some experience in the beer industry or in bar operations and be willing to learn about mixed-fermentation beer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work regular shifts in our taproom

  • Clean and prepare the taproom before opening and clean and close up brewery at the end of the night

  • Gather and clean used, empty glassware

  • Change kegs (160lbs full)

  • Keep the Barrel Take-out Room stocked

  • Greet guests and be attentive to their needs/requests

  • Properly handle intoxicated guests in a safe and positive way

  • Handle unexpected messes in the tasting room, including dropped glassware, etc.

  • Comply with and enforce all health, safety, and personal hygiene policies and standards

  • Adhere to and enforce all applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations


  • Must be 21+ years of age when applying

  • Evening, holiday, and weekend availability required

  • Opening, running, closing shift availability required

  • Working knowledge safe, responsible alcohol service required

  • Previous professional service industry or hospitality experience preferred

  • Knowledge of craft beer, the brewing process, and the local craft beer scene preferred

  • Dedication to learning, improving, and contributing to a dynamic and growing team required

  • Able to handle multiple tasks at one time efficiently and with an upbeat, friendly attitude

  • Commitment to following company policies and procedures required

  • Strong communication, collaboration, planning, self-management, and teamwork skills required

  • Ability to understand and follow written and spoken English directions required

  • Able to stand, walk, and be on your feet for prolonged periods of time

  • Able to safely navigate the tasting room, service cooler, and brewery, including crowded spaces

  • Able to regularly twist, turn, kneel, climb, stoop, bend, crawl, lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 55 pounds using appropriate techniques and tools

  • Able to maneuver packages of any weight above 75 pounds with appropriate equipment and/or assistance

  • Able to move 165-pounds, using appropriate techniques and tools

Wild Mind Artisan Ales 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.