Pump House brewpub ready to begin hiring, say company officials

Upland Brewing Co. announced Wednesday that it is in the process of hiring management and staff positions for its newest brewpub, inside the historic Columbus Pump House.

Officials with the Bloomington-based company say they are looking for an Assistant General Manager, Assistant Front of House Manager, and Executive Chef. In addition, they add that Upland is also looking to hire approximately thirty service staff members and thirty culinary staff members. A company spokesperson says that all positions require a passion for craft beer, and that full, and part-time, roles are available. Upland says that it offers competitive wages, as well as benefits to full-time staff, including paid time off, health insurance, and company-matched retirement savings.

Upland officials say that the brewpub is expected to open in June or July. They add that this location will feature indoor and outdoor seating, with a large patio overlooking the river, as well as a banquet hall for private events.

General Manager Jake Fehrenbach says that the pump house location is special. “The history, architecture and setting of the Pump House are incredible and unique, so we owe it to the building to do something special,” he said. Fehrenbach went on to say that “Upland’s work-hard, play-hard culture and commitment to craft beer will be the same, but our Pump House team will put its own twist on the equation. We value experience but we are also interested to talk to people who have a passion for craft beer and food but who have not worked in the industry before.”

Upland officials add that they would also like to hear from area farmers and growers who would like to supply the restaurant. “Upland considers farmers to be part of our team, just like brewers, bartenders and dish washers,” according to Fehrenbach.

The company is looking for local artists to display their work in the building. Upland officials say that the new location expects to showcase the work of two-to-three artists on a rotating basis throughout the year, noting that the building has opportunities for both small, and large-scale pieces, including outdoor sculptures.

To apply for jobs, visit uplandbeer.com. Farmers and artists are asked to send inquiries and information to [email protected] and [email protected].