Accepting Applications

The Glass Jug is always accepting applications for bartenders for our fast-paced brewery taproom, bottle shop, and beer garden!

The Glass Jug started as a bottle shop in South Durham, and we moved into a new, larger space in the same shopping center in February 2018. Our new space is complete with a brewery and beer garden. We are proud to be a high traffic, popular spot, and we're always looking for new team members who are passionate about building community in South Durham and are willing to work hard and move fast.

Evening and weekend availability is required for most positions. All staff must be able to arrive at work no later than 5pm for weekday shifts. (So, if you have a day job and can’t get here until after 5, we’re sorry, but this is not a fit for you.) Being a bartender at The Glass Jug Beer Lab offers a great opportunity to expand your beer knowledge and grow your bartending expertise while getting to know the local beer-loving community. We pride ourselves on our commitment to help every member of our team grow in their areas of interest. Though it is not required, our bartenders are encouraged to start or lead programs, and they are often able to contribute via event leadership, education initiatives, club participation, etc.


  • Serve draft beer (quickly and efficiently)

  • Fill growlers using counter-pressure growler fillers (don't worry, we'll teach you how they work)

  • Change kegs, clean draft lines, and update menus

  • Help guests make beer and wine purchasing choices for on- and off-premise consumption

  • Help ensure a safe environment for all guests and staff

  • Make everyone feel welcome and comfortable while at The Glass Jug

  • Follow and properly execute cleaning/sanitation protocols, including contributing to beer line cleaning maintenance

  • Stock inventory, create price tags, and organize shelves and coolers on a daily basis

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Age: 21 or older

  • Working knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of beer styles

  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Positive outlook on life and ability to keep a good vibe, even in stressful situations

  • Flexible schedule (evenings, weekends, and some holidays required)

  • Ability to lift 60 pounds unassisted and stand for extended periods of time

  • Ability to move 160-pound kegs with the assistance of a teammate/hand truck

  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Pass background check (please let us know if you anticipate things popping up that you’d like to give us context to better understand)


  • Strongly preferred: Experience bartending and/or waiting tables (preferably in a high volume / fast-paced environment). If you don’t have this specific experience, please let us know what comparable fast-paced work you have done.

  • Cicerone Certified Beer Server

  • Knowledge of the NC craft beer industry

  • Homebrewing or knowledge of the beer making process

  • Experience working in bottle shops or breweries

  • Valid driver's license or other means of reliable transportation to work


  • Night and weekend availability required


  • Competitive hourly pay, based on experience, plus tips.

  • Professional development opportunities such as off-flavor/sensory analysis trainings and a twice annual half-day craft beer course

  • Twice annual employee appreciation events

  • Employee discount on all products

  • Annual reviews with potential for pay increases. We highly value our employees and work hard to help you grow. In addition to formal annual reviews, we meet with staff every 6 months to check in and provide valuable feedback to help you grow in your profession and to get your feedback on how we can improve as a company.

  • Opportunity to design and brew pilot batches of beer


If interested, please email a cover letter that outlines your experience and expresses why you think you would make a great addition to our team, along with your résumé, to Applications without a cover letter will be discarded, as we are looking for applicants that display attention to detail and strong communication skills.


The Glass Jug, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity/expression or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Glass Jug, LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Glass Jug, LLC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Glass Jug LLC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.