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Summer jobs for teens in Sonoma

Ahhh, summer. All those glorious days full of possibilities stretched out in front of you. Hours to play and have fun without the daily rigors of high school. Sounds great, right? Yup, until about the second week in and then, boredom – or chores – strikes.

Why not plan ahead before the inevitable ennui manifests itself and get – wait for it, kids – a summer job?

Not only can you earn some money, you can gain valuable life and work experience. Plus nothing looks better on a college application, future resume or in your parents’ eyes than a kid with a purpose.

Below, the Index Tribune helps you begin your summer job search with a few places that are looking for help.

Aberglen Pet Resort

1755 Napa Road


Happy pets love Aberglen and so will high school students looking to work with animals this summer. Aberglen includes facilities for boarding, grooming and training pets. Positions are available in all areas of the facility. To apply, contact Sally at 938-2657 or via email at manager@aberglen.com.

Angelo’s Deli

23400 Arnold Drive


This busy deli specializes in quality meats, jerky and much more. A combination of locals and tourists make it a lively place to work. For weekends and over the summer months, Angelo’s is looking to fill customer service, cashier and deli counter positions. Call or stop by for more information or email Angela Dellinger at horsebusgal@aol.com.

Bolt Staffing

955 Broadway

939-2800, boltstaffing.com

A local staffing company is hiring for a variety of summer jobs with very flexible hours, including bottling line, dishwashing, serving, prep cooks, catering and more. Students can apply at boltstaffing.com, drop into the office at 955 Broadway, or call to register at 939-2800. They even offer one-day assignments, We offer flexible….work when you want scheduling. One day assignments won’t get in the way of family travel or summer courses! Right now we have bottling line, dishwashing, serving, bussing, and prep cook positions available for local wineries, hotels, and catering companies in Sonoma and Napa County.

Cake Bloom


A boutique wedding and custom cake business, Cake Bloom is hiring part-time, on-call assistants for the busy 2017 wedding season. Help is needed with events, set-up and delivery. A friendly, positive work ethic is important as is a genuine love for cake baking. Previous kitchen experience is helpful but not required. Apply online at cakebloom.com/join-our-team.

Carneros Brewery

22985 Burndale Road


A family-owned microbrewery, Carneros Brewery was founded by four Ceja brothers and their families. Their mission? Brew the highest quality hand-crafted beers and ensure that guests to the taproom and beer garden have a fun and memorable experience. That’s where you come in. Interested in working as a greeter and performing other duties as needed? Weekends only. Contact Martha at Martha@carnerosbrewwing.com.

Carneros Deli

23001 Arnold Drive


A fast-paced deli located at Four Corners, the Carneros Deli is hiring for retail and food associates as well as stock help. To apply, email Barbara at barb@bamburyinc.com.

Cline Cellars

24737 Arnold Drive

Cline Cellars hosts wine tours and tastings each and every day throughout the year. This popular winery welcomes both tourists and locals alike. Students interested in stock or runner positions for weekends or summer employment can contact Lee Sweeney at lsweeney@clinecellars.com. No phone calls.

The Girl & the Fig caters


The catering arm of the Girl & the Fig is a fabulous place to hone your skills in food service. Positions open to teenagers are events-based throughout Sonoma and include bussers and junior servers (due to alcohol service restrictions and underage employees). Students who have yet to graduate high school are required to provide a valid work permit. Reliable transportation and a current California Food Handler Certificate are also required. To apply, send a resume to fighr@thegirlandthefig.com. No phone calls.

I-ELLE Women’s Clothing

492 First Street East, Sonoma Plaza


A popular boutique located on Sonoma Plaza, I-Elle is looking for Stylist Assistants. These junior salespeople learn the business from the ground up, sizing and steaming clothing, helping tidy-up dressing rooms and more. A great entrée into the fashion world, a Stylist Assistant can work toward becoming a salesperson. To apply or for more information, please send a resume to Nicole at ielleclothing@gmail.com.

Juanita, Juanitas

19114 Arnold Drive

935-3981The popular Mexican restaurant hires teens as bussers. Email Kathryn Bruno at brunokathryn@gmail.com.

Mary’s Pizza Shack

All three locations (Plaza, Boyes Hot Springs and the Slice Shack) are hiring for all positions for the summer months. Apply in person to fill out an application.

For Plaza, email Mayra at mmartines@maryspizzashack.com.

For Boyes, email Mike at mclark@maryspizzashack.com.

For the Slice Shack, email Kameron at krose@maryspizzashack.com.

Parkpoint Health Club

19111 Sonoma Highway

Parkpoint Health Club is looking to fill positions for Pool Monitors during the summer months. Pool Monitors are responsible for maintaining the pool area during and after Family Swim times as well as helping out in the Snack Shack. Current CPR certification is preferred; fortunately, Parkpoint offers the certification class during the summer months. Additional positions may also be available.

To apply: Stop into the health club and fill out an application. No phone calls.

Petaluma Poultry

2700 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma



Home of the popular Rocky and Rosie chickens, Petaluma Poultry is committed to sustainably farmed chicken. Multiple positions are available. To search and/or apply, please visit the web site at petalumapoultry.com or email Roxanne at roxanne.talman@purdue.com.

Saddles Steakhouse/MacArthur Place

29 East MacArthur Place

Saddles Restaurant at MacArthur Place Hotel hires servers, bussers and hosts for the restaurant and pool area. Stop by to pick up an application or email jacqui@macarthurplace.com.


477 West Napa Street


If groceries are your thing, Safeway is hiring for various positions throughout the Sonoma story. As a bonus, the frozen foods aisle is especially refreshing on a hot summer day. Apply online at careersatsafeway.com.

Scribe Winery

2100 Denmark Street


History presents itself at Scribe Winery, which was founded in 2007 on a property that pioneered pre-prohibition Sonoma Valley winemaking. Today, you can be part of the team by being a busser on weekends. If this is of interest, contact Emma at lipp@scribewinery.com.

Sign of the Bear

435 First Street West


If you love cooking and kitchenware, this is the job for you! Sign of the Bear is chock-full of fun gear and gadgets for the home cook. The store is looking to hire students for retail, customer service and stock work. To apply, stop in and fill out an application or, email Laura at laurahavleck@gmail.com or Wendy at wendy_mayer@comcast.net.

Sonoma Creamery

8th Street East

996-1000 x 25

Sonoma Creamery is a dynamic company with new on-trend healthy cheese snack products. The company recently expanded its fresh cheese product line to healthy cheese snacks which are all-natural, gluten free, and high in protein. The company is looking for hard-working individuals to join its team, and is currently hiring for entry-level production roles. To apply, email Pamela Plunkett at Pamela.plunkett@sonomacreamery.com

Sonoma Stompers

Arnold Field


The baseball organization is hiring for several positions at Arnold Field on game days. Students can apply via email, info@stompersbaseball.com, and put “2017 Ballpark Staff” in the subject line. Or they can drop off a resume and cover letter at the Fan Shop, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Wine Group


Hiring for a position on London Ranch Road, The Wine Group seeks a parking attendant and tasting room runner for the summer months. Must be 18 years old. To be considered, send email to Jodi.bizzini@thewinegroup.com.

Top That and Putters



Both the popular downtown yogurt shop and the revamped Maxwell Village mini golf and arcade are hiring high school students right now. Stop by either location for an application and return it to the manager.

Train Town

20264 Broadway


Always popular with the kiddos, Train Town virtually explodes with visitors during the summer months. Don’t miss your chance to work around trains and ride with fun people or all ages. Various positions are available. Apply in person or call Robert Frank.

Vintage Kennel Club

22071 Bonness Road


Another fine opportunity to work with animals, Vintage Kennel offers boarding, grooming and doggie day care. Weekend, after-school and summer jobs are available for those interested in walking and playing with dogs, cleaning kennels and more. To apply, email Susan at dogslovevkc@aol.com.


All of these jobs are open to college students as well. This list was accurate as of press time. Sonoma Valley High School keeps a list at sonomavalleyhigh.org/job-opportunities_collegeandcareer_21167.htm

Want to be added to this list? Email ourschools@sonomanews.com.