We’re Hiring: Head Brewer


Helderberg Brewery is hiring!

Position: Head Brewer

A great opportunity for the right person–we are a small-scale operation with a big goal of supporting New York State’s farm-to-glass supply chain.

Starting at part-time, estimated 30 hours per week with the potential for transitioning into a full-time position. Salary negotiable, based on experience.


  • Produce beer for onsite sale in Helderberg Brewery’s tap room and for wholesale distribution, using 100% NYS ingredients in all beers.
  • Maintain Helderberg Brewery’s signature line of beers and develop new recipes.
  • Manage brewhouse operations and inventory of raw materials
  • Contribute to the Source NY Project through experimentation with NYS ingredients and collaboration with NYS farmers and beverage producers.


  • 3+ years of experience brewing beer and/or working in a brewery
  • Sound knowledge of brewhouse sanitation and safety best practices
  • Ability to maintain professional demeanor while brewing and in the taproom when interacting with the public and conference center guests
  • Team player; ability to collaborate and effectively communicate with other brewery employees
  • Open to feedback and ideas to improve beer, brewery operation, etc.
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel and Outlook


  • Degree or professional certification in brewing science or brewery management
  • Business management and/or marketing experience
  • Teaching and/or training experience

Helderberg Brewery is located on the campus of the Carey Institute for Global Good in Rensselaerville, NY. The brewery is a part of the Carey Institute’s Source NY Project, which supports New York State’s craft beverage sector. Learn more at https://careyinstitute.org/programs/sustainable-communities/.   

This position is currently open. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, resume and references to Rebecca Platel at rplatel@careyinstitute.org or 63 Huyck Road, Rensselaerville, NY  12147.