Head Brewer - Brooklyn

Collective Arts Brewing

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About Us

Collective Arts Brewing is a grassroots craft brewery fusing the creativity of brewing with the inspired talents of emerging artists and musicians. Collective Arts is a brand being built on its strong connection to creativity. Creativity in art, music and brewing. As Collective Arts grows, so too do the roles and responsibilities of Collective employees. We are a fast paced, ambitious and dynamic organization. We have new products coming on line in multiple industries. It is expected that all employees are flexible, ambitious, creative and show a willingness to evolve with Collective Arts.  

Role Profile

The Head Brewer is responsible for all aspects of beer production at our Brooklyn facility.  They will lead and execute on Brewing standards, specifications and processes at this site.


The Head Brewer reports to the Brewmaster and Senior Management and will perform the following tasks;

  • Responsible for the planning and execution of brewing unique beer that represents the modus operandi of Collective Arts.
  • Develop new and innovative experimental products for regular release, which includes utilizing; a vast array of hop varieties, a wide range of yeasts/bacteria for various fermentation and souring methods, including wood ageing, a variety of secondary raw ingredients
  • Responsible for the efficiency of production, quality of the product being produced, and the safety of the Brewing and Production staff.
  • Responsible for the quality and consistency of the product
  • Work collaboratively with Quality Assurance (QA) team in Hamilton, ON, and communicate any events/issues that affect the overall quality of the product and work with off-site QA to resolve
  • Responsible for ordering and management of raw material inventory
  • Responsible for all necessary record keeping
  • Develop, maintain and nurture a positive work environment
  • Foster a disciplined environment and implement practices that promote safety, quality and productivity
  • Ensure adherence to Health and Safety standards of the facility, equipment, and employees

Qualifications, Experience and Skills/Knowledge


  • High school or equivalent, College Diploma or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Brewing specific post-secondary education is an asset


  • 3+ years of professional brewery experience
  • Head Brewer/Management experience within a brewery is an asset

Key Characteristics:

  • Ability to effectively lead and motivate people
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and problem solve effectively and efficiently
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to multitask and prioritize situations that require immediate attention
  • Extensive knowledge of materials and equipment used within beer production
  • Able to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Accountable for results
  • Ability to effectively problem solve, overcome production related obstacles
  • Possess strong leadership skills
  • Display a strong sense of urgency in all areas of the role
  • Ensure adherence to Health and Safety regulations and Company standards by all staff
  • Assist with training of new employees to company standards and operational activities
  • Promote and role model positive feedback and constructive forms of identifying opportunities for improvement though all levels of the company
  • Provide leadership, direction and mentoring to direct reports to meet the goals of the organization
  • Aid in fostering an environment of continuous improvement
  • Develop, maintain and nurture a positive work environment

Physical requirements

  • Physically demanding
  • Physical requirements of the role: carrying/lifting heavy items, transferring/lifting or pushing items, working in awkward positions, operating heavy equipment, or holding body in one position for a prolonged period
  • Ability to lift 20kgs repetitively throughout a shift
  • Standing for long periods of time in a warehouse environment

To apply please submit your resume to careers@collectiveartsbrewing.com with the subject of Head Brewer.  Also feel free to send anything else along that you think might help you stand out from the crowd.

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