Door Person

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The Door Person is responsible for maintaining a fun but safe environment in the Modern Times Tasting Rooms. S/He should be friendly but observant of those both coming into the space and those already within. S/He is also our first line of defense in keeping any minors or anyone else without a valid ID out of the tasting rooms. If/When the situation calls for it, they are able to deal with customers who need to be asked to leave in a patient but persuasive manner. Candidates must share Modern Times’ commitments to quality, safety, business ethics, and continuous innovation.


    • Work regular shifts in the tasting room (manning the door, managing capacity, bussing as needed and able, trash)
    • Verify age as minimum of 21 years with valid I.D. (children under 13 with legal guardian permitted)
    • Prevent already intoxicated persons or groups from entering the premises
    • Monitor general rowdiness and intoxication level of guests and communicate as necessary with bar staff
    • Work with bar staff and the police to deal with non-compliant or aggressive individuals
    • Remove guests from the premises who have been asked to leave
    • Greet guests with reservations, special events tickets, or picking up purchased items, and notify the appropriate staff of their arrival
    • Assist in closing clean-up (final bussing and trash)
    • Adhere to and enforce all applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations
    • During serious emergencies, may be assigned to assist in the evacuation of the tasting room
    • Other tasks as needed


    • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application
    • Able to pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check
    • Valid California Guard Card preferred
    • Ideal candidates will be able to work in both the North Park and Pt Loma locations as needed
    • Open availability is required; must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays, as needed
    • Able to do basic arithmetic in order to determine valid age of patrons
    • Able to work well with staff and public
    • Able to interact with a diverse population
    • Able to work with minimum supervision and react quickly
    • Able to communicate effectively and calmly in a variety of situations
    • Preferred previous Bar/service industry experience
    • Preferred previous security or door staff experience
    • Strong interpersonal skills, and a love for meeting and interacting with people
    • Must adhere to company’s policies and procedures
    • The desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company


    • Able to stand, walk, and be on your feet for prolonged periods
    • Able to read and follow written English instructions
    • Able to regularly twist, turn, kneel, climb, stoop, bend, crawl, lift and carrying supplies and equipment weighing up to 55 pounds using appropriate techniques and tools
    • Able to safely navigate the Tasting Room and snack bar areas including crowded spaces
    • Able to maneuver packages of any weight above 75 pounds with appropriate equipment and/or assistance
    • Abe to move 165 pounds, using appropriate techniques and tools
    • Able to work in a factory/production environment which may be loud, slick, humid, cold, and hot
    • Able to work in indoor and outdoor environment with moderate noise, sometimes slippery floors
    • Able to comply with and enforce all health, safety, and personal hygiene policies and standards
**Applications Accepted Until This Role Is Filled**
–               Modern Times is a partially employee-owned company, with 30% of our equity held in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), guaranteeing employees the opportunity to earn equity in the company over time
–               Health, Chiropractic & Acupuncture benefits (with a $142.00 per month employer contribution towards any plan)
–               Dental benefits (with a 100% employer contribution)
–               Vision benefits (with a 100% employer contribution)
–               Life insurance (with a 100% employer contribution)
–               Long-term disability (with a 100% employer contribution)
–               Unlimited paid time off (pending manager approval)
–               Eligible to participate in 401(k)
–               Eligible for 2-month paid sabbatical after 5 years
–               Radical beer and coffee perks
Full-time employees become eligible for health benefits on the first 1st after 30 days of employment (For instance, if your start date is May 15th, you’d be eligible for benefits July 1st).
–              Modern Times is a partially employee-owned company, with 30% of our equity held in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), guaranteeing employees the opportunity to earn equity in the company over time
–              Eligible to participate in 401(k)
–              Awesome employee events and outings
–              Radical beer and coffee perks
Modern Times began as a 30bbl production brewery in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego. Modern Times is named after a beautifully crazy utopian community founded in 1850, and many of our beers are named after real utopian experiments or mythological utopias. Today, we’re distributed throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Maui, the Pacific Northwest and select international markets. We operate a tasting room at the brewery, as well as in San Diego’s North Park community, and opened brewery/restaurant locations in Portland, Los Angeles, and Encinitas in 2018, with new California locations planned for Anaheim and Santa Barbara in the coming year. We brewed our first batch on May 18th, 2013; our beer went on tap for the first time on June 24th 2013; we held the soft opening for the Lomaland Fermentorium tasting room on August 9th, 2013; and our Grand Opening was September 7th, 2013.
In the summer of 2017, we became California’s first-ever employee-owned brewery, with 30% of the company now owned by our employees and the goal of 100% employee ownership in the future. We think that’s pretty radical.
Modern Times Beer strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

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