Thanks for your interest in working at Switchyard!
Do you believe in taking risks?
Do you live life with purpose?
Do you want to help make our community a better place?
If so, we might just want to meet you!
If you are hard-working, driven by challenges, and looking to have fun in a truly unique high-involvement “work” environment consider a position with Switchyard!
Switchyard is a small (yet quickly growing) independent craft-brewery based in beautiful downtown Bloomington.
Working at Switchyard is not like working at most other places. How come? It’s hard to put a finger on any one thing that makes it the way it is, but when it comes right down to it, it really is all part of our culture!
Our coworkers tend to want to be part of something bigger than ourselves. We are inquisitive and want to grow and become better versions of ourselves. We have a strong internal drive. You can feel the pulse of our energy when you enter our taproom. The people who make up our team are the foundation upon which the ultimate success of our organization rests.
Above and beyond all else, working at Switchyard means making a serious commitment to learning about great beer, great service, and most of all, how what we do can be a catalyist for positive change, not only within our community, but with ourselves too! We combine ongoing training and education to make you an expert in craft beer and the brewing process and offer opportunities to learn and grow as a leader. We practice open-book management, providing coworkers access to our company financials and a clear view of our decision-making processes. We believe that the collective is stronger than the individual and that informed coworkers will make responsible decisions, encouraging a community of trust and mutual responsibility.
We look forward to getting to know you during the interview process!
If you think this is the spot you’ve been looking for, then go right ahead and submit an application! Just click on one of the opportunities below to learn a little more about each position that we are currently hiring for. Again, thanks for applying at Switchyard!
Our Hiring Process
We have a pretty straightforward, six-part application process click here to learn more!
Must be 21 years of age (for front-of-house, intern, wholesale, delivery & taproom positions)
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Must be able to stand, walk, lift and bend for up to 8 hours a day
Must be able to work flexible shifts and schedules
Must hold a valid, current drivers license with no DUI convictions
At Switchyard, we encourage ownership, critical thinking, and an ongoing desire to improve. We work by our Guiding Principles and that is what drives us to do what we do. We believe that giving back to our community and a solid work-life balance makes us healthier and more productive in our daily lives.
100% NOT DEPENDENT ON TIPS (AKA, TIP-FREE CULTURE)
In August of 2021, we made the decision to convert to a 100% tip-free culture in the taproom. What does that look like in real life? Well, it’s pretty simple. Customers do not have to tip if they don’t want to. We never expect a tip, but if a customer feels compelled to express their appreciation in the form of a tip, our non-management co-workers split those tips based on the number of work hours every two weeks.
Switchyard believes businesses should be responsible for their workers’ wages, not the whim of the customer. We chose to do this so that our taproom staff are able to afford to work weekdays, opening shifts, and slow days, because let’s face it – not every day is a busy Friday night, but we still need great folks to provide an awesome experience to our customers. It also means that our coworkers are being fairly compensated for “side work” such as bussing tables, cleaning up, setting up or tearing down for events, etc that aren’t “tipped” work. Our coworkers deserve a living wage they can count on. Besides, tipping is unfair, sexist, rooted in discrimination, incentivizes poor scheduling practices, and just isn’t reliable. Read more about why we stopped being dependent on tips in our taproom here.
Full-time coworkers enjoy Unlimited Paid Vacation. Unlimited vacation time helps us achieve our work-life balance by supporting personal well-being through time with family and friends.
Full-time coworkers are eligible for a yearly travel stipend to use in conjunction with a planned vacation
PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
We are a family business and believe strongly in both parents being given the opportunity to start their family bond from birth. We provide one month of paid parental leave, including adoption leave.
COWORKER MEALS AND DISCOUNTS
Coworkers receive a shift meal during or after their shift and receive 30% off the posted menu price on food and discounted beer, including a complimentary weekly growler fill-up.
COWORKER SHIFT BEER
A hard day’s work is deserving of a cold beer! Coworkers 21+ are welcome to a pint on the house after their shift.
All Switchyard coworkers, regardless of work location complete paid training prior to starting in their individual roles. Get paid to learn about and taste beer and wine – awesome!
MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION INSURANCE, URGENT CARE & MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS
Switchyard provides every coworker a free, unlimited urgent care and mental health benefit.
For full-time coworkers, Switchyard provides and contributes to their healthcare/vision/dental premiums.
PAID TIME OFF & VOLUNTEER-PAID TIME OFF
Part-time coworkers can earn V-PTO (Volunteer Paid Time Off) by participating in volunteer efforts throughout our community. Two hours of volunteer time equals one hour of VPTO.
Since we are not dependent on tips, all of our Part-Time staff are able to enjoy Paid Time Off, with hours being front-loaded and available after 90 days of service.
COWORKER OUTINGS & GET-TOGETHERS
We work hard together and love to foster our relationships by playing together too! You can look forward to an annual boat day, camping trip, canoeing, movie and game nights, and baseball/football tailgates!