New year, new opportunities? If you love hard cider, this opening at Angry Orchards Innovation Cider House in Walden just might be your dream job.

Here is a bit of what the folks at Angry Orchard and their parent company, Boston Beer Company, are looking for in a candidate for the assistant cider maker position, according to their Beyond.com posting:

  • Formal education in Viticulture/Enology, Brewing, Fermentation Science, or related degree (Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Mechanical Engineering, etc.) required
  • 1-2 years of commercial experience in cider production, wine-making or brewing with a strong passion for cider required
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Proven ability to prioritize and make knowledgeable decisions in a fast-paced, team-focused, dynamic organization environment
  • Highly effective multi tasking, resourceful with a 'get-it-done, can-do' attitude. Must be able to function at a high level in a dynamic environment
  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMPs, Process Improvement and Process Control
  • Support market and brand requests for: festivals, cider dinners, wholesaler trainings, orchard events, tours and tastings