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  • 06/28 Wednesday
    River Walk & Tea
    12:45pm–2:15pm
    Journey Into the World of Tea
    2:00pm–3:00pm
  • 06/29 Thursday
    June Book Group | The Fire Next Time and Letter from Birmingham Jail
    7:00pm–8:00pm
  • 06/30 Friday
    June Book Group | The Fire Next Time and Letter from Birmingham Jail
    11:00am–12:00pm
    Friday Tea Tasting
    2:00pm–3:00pm
  • 07/01 Saturday
    Open Art Studio for Kids
    10:30am–2:30pm
    River Walk & Tea
    12:45pm–2:15pm
    Saturday Family Matinee
    12:30pm–4:30pm
  • 07/02 Sunday
    River Walk & Tea
    2:00pm–3:30pm

River Walk & Tea

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Grace Farms

"We set out to create a place of grace and peace for all, and the River building and barns emerged as the physical expression of this vision. Yet a building can only do so much: our diverse team of employees working with our partners, scholars, leading practitioners, and visitors, is what makes Grace Farms complete."

—Sharon Prince, Grace Farms Foundation President


Our Values, Our Culture


As a new Foundation and place, our culture and the work we create together sets the tone for how we engage with the world. So, we aspire to uphold values of grace, peace, excellence, openness, meaning, and new outcomes, to advance human flourishing.

Grace
We seek to understand and engage with one another with humility, forgiveness, and respect.

Peace
We pursue a just, diverse society through our initiatives and place, starting with ourselves.

Excellence
Grounded in grace and peace, we continually aspire to elevate our collective work and place through an inner drive to go beyond what has been done before.

Openness
We communicate often and honestly, championing the resolution of issues promptly and directly.

Meaning
We cultivate meaningful community rooted in joy, integrity, and our common sense of purpose.

New Outcomes
We learn and collaborate broadly, and generate new outcomes to advance human flourishing.


Recognition


Grace Farms Foundation is globally recognized as a new kind of public space for the local and greater community, and has been awarded for architecture, environmental sustainability and social good.

Open Positions

Part Time Photo/Video Editor

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing, the Digital Media Editor will work to turn raw digital footage into finished digital assets that meet the aesthetic vision and storytelling goals of various Foundation initiatives, projects, and events.  S/he will be tailoring content for our different initiatives and audiences working closely with the Communications team to understand the end goal and distribution channel. Platforms for asset distribution include web, social media, press, newsletter, presentation/display, internal communications, etc. This position may work remotely with time spent onsite for onboarding, training and/or meetings as needed. 

string(1115) "<p>Edit film/photo pieces in a way that is invisible to the audience</p> <p>Collaborate with Director of Communications and Marketing to storyboard videos before beginning editing projects</p> <p>Stay up to date on current trends for videography and photography, presenting new ways of communicating visually</p> <p>Offer suggestions/additions to photographer/videographer shot lists in order to attain editing goals</p> <p>Trimming footage segments and put together the sequence of the film and/or sizing photo assets to meet platform specifications</p> <p>Input music, dialogues, graphics and effects, adhering to branding and copyright standards</p> <p>Create rounds of rough and final cuts</p> <p>Ensure logical sequencing and smooth running</p> <p>Encode video for web and mobile distribution</p> <p>Work closely with digital archivist for proper tagging and storage</p> <p>Consult with stakeholders from production to post-production process</p> "

• Edit film/photo pieces in a way that is invisible to the audience • Collaborate with Director of Communications and Marketing to storyboard videos before beginning editing projects • Stay up to date on current trends for videography and photography, presenting new ways of communicating visually • Offer suggestions/additions to photographer/videographer shot lists in order to attain editing goals • Trimming footage segments and put together the sequence of the film and/or sizing photo assets to meet platform specifications • Input music, dialogues, graphics and effects, adhering to branding and copyright standards • Create rounds of rough and final cuts • Ensure logical sequencing and smooth running • Encode video for web and mobile distribution • Work closely with digital archivist for proper tagging and storage • Consult with stakeholders from production to post-production process

Qualifications

The Photo/Video Editor will be thoroughly committed to the Grace Farms Foundation’s mission. A portfolio or website will be required of all candidates. Preferred experience and other qualifications include:

string(798) "<p>Proven work experience as a photo/video editor. BS degree in graphic design, film studies, cinematography or related field preferred.</p> <p>Photography and/or videography skills a plus.</p> <p>Fluent with digital technology and editing software packages (e.g. Avid Media Composer, Lightworks, Premiere, After Effects and Final Cut, Adobe Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom).</p> <p>Commitment of 20 hours per week.</p> <p>Demonstrable video/photo editing ability.</p> <p>Thorough knowledge of timing, motivation and continuity.</p> <p>Familiarity with special effects, 3D and compositing.</p> <p>Creative mind and storytelling skills.</p> "

• Proven work experience as a photo/video editor. BS degree in graphic design, film studies, cinematography or related field preferred. • Photography and/or videography skills a plus. • Fluent with digital technology and editing software packages (e.g. Avid Media Composer, Lightworks, Premiere, After Effects and Final Cut, Adobe Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom). • Commitment of 20 hours per week. • Demonstrable video/photo editing ability. • Thorough knowledge of timing, motivation and continuity. • Familiarity with special effects, 3D and compositing. • Creative mind and storytelling skills.

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Pastry Externship

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

This externship provides an opportunity to learn the inner workings of a Community Food Hall. In addition, students will gain an introduction to a career in baking and pastry arts. Students working through their academic programs will create a schedule that fulfills enough hands-on hours to receive their credit. Extern for credit, via an accredited institution.

 

The student will be working hands on with a professionally trained Pastry Chef, learning the history, fundamentals, flavors, techniques and science behind one of the world’s oldest traditions. 

 

Student will aid in daily pastry production, including, but not limited to: 


string(1176) "<p>Preparing and baking goods for morning service.</p> <p>Making sure goods are ready for service in a timely manner, and displayed in a way that is aesthetically pleasing. 
</p> <p>Educating the Front of House team on ingredients, and any allergies that may be triggered by any food items. 
</p> <p>Preparing work stations for daily service operations. 
</p> <p>Preparing items for next day service. 
</p> <p>Staying on top of upcoming events, and any products that may be needed.</p> <p>Checking inventory, and learning how to track food use and waste, as well as helping with food donations.</p> <p>Testing out new recipes, as well as developing recipes of their own. 
</p> <p>Understanding the kitchen environment, and helping in other departments when help is needed. 
</p> <p>Working with the sustainability team on harvesting crops, and getting an insight on the relationship between agriculture and culinary arts. 
</p> <p>Learning professionalism and ethics in the workplace.&nbsp;</p> "

• Preparing and baking goods for morning service. • Making sure goods are ready for service in a timely manner, and displayed in a way that is aesthetically pleasing. 
 • Educating the Front of House team on ingredients, and any allergies that may be triggered by any food items. 
 • Preparing work stations for daily service operations. 
 • Preparing items for next day service. 
 • Staying on top of upcoming events, and any products that may be needed. • Checking inventory, and learning how to track food use and waste, as well as helping with food donations. • Testing out new recipes, as well as developing recipes of their own. 
 • Understanding the kitchen environment, and helping in other departments when help is needed. 
 • Working with the sustainability team on harvesting crops, and getting an insight on the relationship between agriculture and culinary arts. 
 • Learning professionalism and ethics in the workplace. 

Qualifications

Students must be 18 years old and be willing to undergo a background check. 

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Culinary Externship

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

This externship provides an opportunity to enhance your education experience and learn the inner workings of a Community Food Hall. In addition, students will gain an introduction to a career in baking and pastry arts. Students working through their academic programs will create a schedule that fulfills enough hands-on hours to receive their credit. Extern for credit via an accredited institution.

 

The student will be working hands on with professionally trained chefs, learning basic cooking fundamentals, flavors, techniques, and proper safety and sanitation procedures.

 

Student will aid in daily production, including, but not limited to: 


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</p> <p>Proper plating and serving food in a timely manner.</p> <p>Educating the Front of House team on ingredients, and any allergies that may be triggered by any food items.
</p> <p>Preparing workstation for daily service operations. 
</p> <p>Preparing items for next day service. 
</p> <p>Staying on top of upcoming events, and any products that may be needed.</p> <p>Checking inventory, and learning how to track food use and waste, as well as, helping with food donations. 
</p> <p>Learning composting procedures.</p> <p>Testing out new recipes, as well as developing recipes of their own. 
</p> <p>Understanding the kitchen environment, and helping in other departments when help is needed. 
</p> <p>Working with the sustainability team on harvesting crops, and getting an insight on the relationship between agriculture and culinary arts. 
</p> <p>Learning professionalism and workplace ethics.&nbsp;</p> "

• Preparing and baking goods for morning service. 
 • Proper plating and serving food in a timely manner. • Educating the Front of House team on ingredients, and any allergies that may be triggered by any food items.
 • Preparing workstation for daily service operations. 
 • Preparing items for next day service. 
 • Staying on top of upcoming events, and any products that may be needed. • Checking inventory, and learning how to track food use and waste, as well as, helping with food donations. 
 • Learning composting procedures. • Testing out new recipes, as well as developing recipes of their own. 
 • Understanding the kitchen environment, and helping in other departments when help is needed. 
 • Working with the sustainability team on harvesting crops, and getting an insight on the relationship between agriculture and culinary arts. 
 • Learning professionalism and workplace ethics. 

Qualifications

Students must be 18 years old and be willing to undergo a background check. 

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Apply

Communications Assistant

Full Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Communications & Marketing, the Communications Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Director of Communications & Marketing, particularly through copywriting and copyediting, preparing and sharing communication tools, supporting visual content production through graphic design, and helping to establish a standard for exceptional communications through collaboration, systemization, and creativity. 

string(1532) "<p>Create communications collateral across multiple work streams, maintaining strict brand standards and communicating with visually compelling content.</p> <p>Distribute relevant content to internal teams to support promotional and informational needs, including internal communications memos, new templates, toolkits and on-site collateral.</p> <p>Conduct research related to the Communications and Marketing team and the activity at Grace Farms.</p> <p>Prepare and maintain up-to-date presentations for internal and external communications, including press-related materials, board meeting presentations, training packets, creating and modifying graphic layouts as necessary.</p> <p>Review incoming copyediting requests, prioritize with the Director of Communications &amp; Marketing, and meticulously review with an eye for mission consistency. Responsibilities may include occasional writing for the Foundation’s blog, website, press releases, and printed collateral.</p> <p>Assist with administrative responsibilities related to the communications and marketing department.</p> <p>Assist with printed and digital collateral production, maintaining relationships with various vendors for deadline-oriented deliveries, and coordinating collateral schedules with the Director of Communications &amp; Marketing.</p> <p>Maintain various communications tracking platforms including media monitoring.</p> "

• Create communications collateral across multiple work streams, maintaining strict brand standards and communicating with visually compelling content. • Distribute relevant content to internal teams to support promotional and informational needs, including internal communications memos, new templates, toolkits and on-site collateral. • Conduct research related to the Communications and Marketing team and the activity at Grace Farms. • Prepare and maintain up-to-date presentations for internal and external communications, including press-related materials, board meeting presentations, training packets, creating and modifying graphic layouts as necessary. • Review incoming copyediting requests, prioritize with the Director of Communications & Marketing, and meticulously review with an eye for mission consistency. Responsibilities may include occasional writing for the Foundation’s blog, website, press releases, and printed collateral. • Assist with administrative responsibilities related to the communications and marketing department. • Assist with printed and digital collateral production, maintaining relationships with various vendors for deadline-oriented deliveries, and coordinating collateral schedules with the Director of Communications & Marketing. • Maintain various communications tracking platforms including media monitoring.

Qualifications

The Communications Assistant will be thoroughly committed to the Grace Farms Foundation’s mission. Experience and other qualifications include:

string(1125) "<p>Bachelor’s degree required.</p> <p>Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign required.</p> <p>Demonstrated writing and copyediting skills.</p> <p>1+ years of successful relevant experience (preferably for a public operating facility or foundation).</p> <p>Demonstrated ability in meeting deadlines with detail-oriented mindset.</p> <p>Strong experience creating compelling, clean content with strong call-to-action placement with consistent deadlines and measurable results.</p> <p>Passion for working with others and developing relationships.</p> <p>Ability to perform non-routine work with changing priorities.</p> <p>Self-starter who excels in an entrepreneurial environment.</p> <p>Proven interpersonal communication skills.</p> <p>Highest level of integrity defined as being incredibly ethical, professional, responsible, truthful, at the same time having a reputation for being authentic, honest, and fair in everything s/he does.</p> "

• Bachelor’s degree required. • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign required. • Demonstrated writing and copyediting skills. • 1+ years of successful relevant experience (preferably for a public operating facility or foundation). • Demonstrated ability in meeting deadlines with detail-oriented mindset. • Strong experience creating compelling, clean content with strong call-to-action placement with consistent deadlines and measurable results. • Passion for working with others and developing relationships. • Ability to perform non-routine work with changing priorities. • Self-starter who excels in an entrepreneurial environment. • Proven interpersonal communication skills. • Highest level of integrity defined as being incredibly ethical, professional, responsible, truthful, at the same time having a reputation for being authentic, honest, and fair in everything s/he does.

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Part Time Dish Washer/Commons Team Member

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Commons Manager, the Dishwasher position is responsible for maintaining cleanliness and sanitation standards using machine and manual cleaning methods. This position is responsible to help to keep the kitchen running smoothly by making sure everything is clean, tidy, safe and hygienic. Will help with prepping menu items for service or catering orders. The Dishwasher fulfills any other duties the director, manager or shift supervisor assigns.

string(2409) "<p>Work closely with the Commons Manager and other team members of the Commons and Grace Farms.</p> <p>Complete a thorough training in hospitality, food service and production for the Commons.</p> <p>Sort and rinse dirty dishes, glass, tableware and other cooking utensils and place them in racks to send through dish machine.</p> <p>Sort and stack clean dishes. Carry clean dishes to cook’s line and other proper storage areas. Rewash soiled dishes before delivering.</p> <p>Change dishwater in dish machine.</p> <p>Wash pots, pans and trays by hand.</p> <p>Remove trash and garbage to dumpster.</p> <p>Set up or break down dishwashing area.</p> <p>Clean and roll/unroll floor mats.</p> <p>Fill/empty soak tubs with cleaning/sanitizing solutions.</p> <p>Sweep/mop floors.</p> <p>Assemble/disassemble dish machine.</p> <p>Sweep up trash around exterior of restaurant and garbage dumpster daily.</p> <p>Conduct general restaurant and restroom cleaning as directed.</p> <p>Wipe up any spills to ensure kitchen floors remain dry.</p> <p>Notify manager any time dish machine wash or rinse cycle falls below safety standard temperatures.</p> <p>Maintains the highest quality, consistent product standards.</p> <p>Follows all drink and food recipes and procedures.</p> <p>Follows sanitation procedures directed by the manager on staff along with other duties as directed by manager or shift supervisor on duty.</p> <p>You are just as important as any team member, treat customers and team members with respect and courtesy.</p> <p>Unloading deliveries to the kitchen.</p> <p>Organizing the storeroom.</p> <p>Begins to educate themselves on the various types of items sold at Grace Farms.</p> <p>Reports all customer complaints to manager on duty.</p> <p>Responds proactively to prevent customer service situations.</p> <p>Maintains efficient, friendly service.</p> <p>Attend weekly Operation and Safety meetings.</p> <p>Maintains regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.&nbsp;</p> "

• Work closely with the Commons Manager and other team members of the Commons and Grace Farms. • Complete a thorough training in hospitality, food service and production for the Commons. • Sort and rinse dirty dishes, glass, tableware and other cooking utensils and place them in racks to send through dish machine. • Sort and stack clean dishes. Carry clean dishes to cook’s line and other proper storage areas. Rewash soiled dishes before delivering. • Change dishwater in dish machine. • Wash pots, pans and trays by hand. • Remove trash and garbage to dumpster. • Set up or break down dishwashing area. • Clean and roll/unroll floor mats. • Fill/empty soak tubs with cleaning/sanitizing solutions. • Sweep/mop floors. • Assemble/disassemble dish machine. • Sweep up trash around exterior of restaurant and garbage dumpster daily. • Conduct general restaurant and restroom cleaning as directed. • Wipe up any spills to ensure kitchen floors remain dry. • Notify manager any time dish machine wash or rinse cycle falls below safety standard temperatures. • Maintains the highest quality, consistent product standards. • Follows all drink and food recipes and procedures. • Follows sanitation procedures directed by the manager on staff along with other duties as directed by manager or shift supervisor on duty. • You are just as important as any team member, treat customers and team members with respect and courtesy. • Unloading deliveries to the kitchen. • Organizing the storeroom. • Begins to educate themselves on the various types of items sold at Grace Farms. • Reports all customer complaints to manager on duty. • Responds proactively to prevent customer service situations. • Maintains efficient, friendly service. • Attend weekly Operation and Safety meetings. • Maintains regular and consistent attendance and punctuality. 

Qualifications

The Dishwasher/Prep Cook will be thoroughly committed to the Grace Farms Foundation’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience, ideally with non-profit experience. Experience and other qualifications include:

string(1461) "<p>Minimum High School Degree preferred.</p> <p>Entry level position, Dishwasher and/or cooking experience preferred.</p> <p>Must be a citizen of this country or possess a valid work permit.</p> <p>Ability to follow written and verbal directions.</p> <p>Able to count accurately.</p> <p>Willingness and ability to work hard labor.</p> <p>Runs errands, when needed, to pick up supplies and/or product.</p> <p>May work special events, as needed.</p> <p>Highest level of integrity defined as being incredibly ethical, professional, responsible, truthful, authentic, honest, and fair.</p> <p>Action-oriented, proactive work ethic; a desire and talent to forecast and solve problems.</p> <p>Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.</p> <p>Passion, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.</p> <p>Maintains positive Company morale and professional attitude.</p> <p>Must be able to work overtime, as needed.</p> <p>Well-organized and detail-oriented.</p> <p>Regularly required to stand, walk, talk, hear and multitask.</p> <p>Regularly required to lift and/or move items up to 70 pounds.</p> <p>Regularly required to handle food and hot beverages.</p> "

• Minimum High School Degree preferred. • Entry level position, Dishwasher and/or cooking experience preferred. • Must be a citizen of this country or possess a valid work permit. • Ability to follow written and verbal directions. • Able to count accurately. • Willingness and ability to work hard labor. • Runs errands, when needed, to pick up supplies and/or product. • May work special events, as needed. • Highest level of integrity defined as being incredibly ethical, professional, responsible, truthful, authentic, honest, and fair. • Action-oriented, proactive work ethic; a desire and talent to forecast and solve problems. • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people. • Passion, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed. • Maintains positive Company morale and professional attitude. • Must be able to work overtime, as needed. • Well-organized and detail-oriented. • Regularly required to stand, walk, talk, hear and multitask. • Regularly required to lift and/or move items up to 70 pounds. • Regularly required to handle food and hot beverages.

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Hospitality

Full Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Hospitality, this position serves as an integral part of the hospitality team, whose mission is to deliver, with uncompromising excellence, gracious hospitality to all guests of Grace Farms. The role is pivotal to ensuring all guests are welcomed and registered in a warm, safe, and efficient manner. Hospitality team members are responsible for helping to sell merchandise, answer phone calls and questions, and support the execution of special programs. Hospitality team members are able to work in a variety of locations including, but not limited to, the West Barn, Sanctuary, Commons, and Pavilion.

string(2879) "<p>Work closely with the Director of Hospitality and fellow team members to ensure that proper communication and hospitality for all guests is provided.</p> <p>Complete a thorough Hospitality orientation and training program.</p> <p>Practice encouraged behaviors of a welcoming employee to all guests at Grace Farms.</p> <p>Provide information and answer questions to inquiring guests at Grace Farms.</p> <p>Complete training on the iPad point of sale system,&nbsp;NCR.</p> <p>Efficiently assist guests through the registration process both on-site and over the phone,&nbsp;create Grace Farms passes, and sign guests up for our monthly newsletter.</p> <p>Answer questions about and sell retail items to guests.</p> <p>Complete training on VoIP phone systems and maintain proper phone protocol.</p> <p>Act as the central phone reference point for calls regarding Grace Farms.</p> <p>Connect phone calls to respective departments at Grace Farms.</p> <p>Manage the appearance and merchandising displays of retail items in the West Barn Welcome Center.</p> <p>Monitor inventory back stock, storage areas, and assist with monthly inventory counts.</p> <p>Provide feedback and suggestions to the team.</p> <p>May be responsible for opening and closing facility volumes and buildings.</p> <p>Work closely with all Directors to assist in the execution of their programs.</p> <p>Be aware of and potentially assist in&nbsp;Nature Initiative programming&nbsp;to ensure guests have a pleasant and enjoyable experience on the grounds immediately surrounding the River Building.</p> <p>Ensure the team has basic knowledge of Grace Farms fauna and flora.</p> <p>Be aware of and potentially assist in all Art initiative programming&nbsp;and available docents to ensure an uninterrupted connection between the installations and the guest. These might include clearing or minimizing any visual and/or sound disturbances, as well as giving guests ‘space and time’ to fully enjoy the works.</p> <p>Educating the team on the various art installations including artist, installation title, basic artist vision for the work, and reason why it is displayed at Grace Farms.</p> <p>Be aware of and potentially&nbsp;assist in all Community Initiative programs&nbsp;to ensure they are executed with excellence and grace.</p> <p>Be aware of and potentially assist in community outreach programs. Engage team members and community liaisons alike to foster collaborative relationships. Abide by all Grace Farms Foundation's employee standards and expectations.</p> "

• Work closely with the Director of Hospitality and fellow team members to ensure that proper communication and hospitality for all guests is provided. • Complete a thorough Hospitality orientation and training program. • Practice encouraged behaviors of a welcoming employee to all guests at Grace Farms. • Provide information and answer questions to inquiring guests at Grace Farms. • Complete training on the iPad point of sale system, NCR. • Efficiently assist guests through the registration process both on-site and over the phone, create Grace Farms passes, and sign guests up for our monthly newsletter. • Answer questions about and sell retail items to guests. • Complete training on VoIP phone systems and maintain proper phone protocol. • Act as the central phone reference point for calls regarding Grace Farms. • Connect phone calls to respective departments at Grace Farms. • Manage the appearance and merchandising displays of retail items in the West Barn Welcome Center. • Monitor inventory back stock, storage areas, and assist with monthly inventory counts. • Provide feedback and suggestions to the team. • May be responsible for opening and closing facility volumes and buildings. • Work closely with all Directors to assist in the execution of their programs. • Be aware of and potentially assist in Nature Initiative programming to ensure guests have a pleasant and enjoyable experience on the grounds immediately surrounding the River Building. • Ensure the team has basic knowledge of Grace Farms fauna and flora. • Be aware of and potentially assist in all Art initiative programming and available docents to ensure an uninterrupted connection between the installations and the guest. These might include clearing or minimizing any visual and/or sound disturbances, as well as giving guests ‘space and time’ to fully enjoy the works. • Educating the team on the various art installations including artist, installation title, basic artist vision for the work, and reason why it is displayed at Grace Farms. • Be aware of and potentially assist in all Community Initiative programs to ensure they are executed with excellence and grace. • Be aware of and potentially assist in community outreach programs. Engage team members and community liaisons alike to foster collaborative relationships. Abide by all Grace Farms Foundation's employee standards and expectations.

Qualifications

The Hospitality team member will be thoroughly committed to Grace Farms Foundation’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience, ideally with experience working for not-for-profit organizations. Experience and other qualifications include:

string(940) "<p>Minimum high school degree required; undergraduate degree preferred.</p> <p>Highest level of integrity defined as being incredibly ethical, professional, responsible, truthful, authentic, honest, and fair.</p> <p>Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.</p> <p>Background or experience in retail, hospitality, and event reservation assistance.</p> <p>Excellent written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with multidisciplinary project skills.</p> <p>Action-oriented and&nbsp;proactive; displays a desire and talent to forecast and solve problems.</p> <p>Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.</p> <p>Passion, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.</p> "

• Minimum high school degree required; undergraduate degree preferred. • Highest level of integrity defined as being incredibly ethical, professional, responsible, truthful, authentic, honest, and fair. • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures. • Background or experience in retail, hospitality, and event reservation assistance. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with multidisciplinary project skills. • Action-oriented and proactive; displays a desire and talent to forecast and solve problems. • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people. • Passion, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.

Compensation

This position is Full Time Hourly, Non-Exempt commensurate with experience.

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Full Time Technical Director

Full Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Grace Farms Foundation is looking for an entrepreneurial spirit to join our team and develop the Technical Director function from end-to-end. S/he will work under the direction of the Director of AV/IT and will work in collaboration with all five Initiative Directors, Events, Operations, and other teams across the Foundation to ensure high-quality events, performances, and programs. The right candidate will be accomplished in the field, demonstrate expertise in thinking across a broad range of technical equipment and functions related to production, and relish in the technical details. In addition, the right candidate will bring their fresh vision to our new and dynamic cultural and community space. The TD is responsible for all of the technical aspects of GFF events, performances, and programs including:

string(1831) "<p>Operating, maintaining, and safeguarding the technical assets located in all volumes on the Grace Farms property, including supervising the use of sound, video, and lighting equipment by artists, guest producers, and nonprofit partners.</p> <p>Determining the necessary technical supports, including the specifications, costs and usage of equipment applied to a wide variety of performing arts events, professional workshops, fundraisers, and other projects.</p> <p>Candidate must be proficient in at least one primary technical skill, i.e. Projection, Lighting, Sound, Carpentry, and/or Stage Craft.</p> <p>Ensuring that identified technical requirements and characteristics of the facility are communicated to and abided by vendors, clients, and guest producers.</p> <p>Researching new processes, techniques, and professional developments to introduce at GFF.</p> <p>Providing innovative technical solutions and proposals for all GFF production related events and production processes.</p> <p>Monitoring the condition of equipment, including arranging for repair and replacement of equipment with AV/IT, performing preventative maintenance as necessary, and optimizing technical storage systems onsite.</p> <p>Working with internal staff to recruit, train, and assign contracted technical staff or production companies for individual events. Encourage teamwork and ensure professionalism in all technical related work at GFF.</p> <p>Collaborate with the Events team and Initiative Directors on production-related advance work and expenses for related event budgets.</p> <p>Scheduling and attending technical planning meetings, rehearsals, and events as necessary.&nbsp;</p> "

• Operating, maintaining, and safeguarding the technical assets located in all volumes on the Grace Farms property, including supervising the use of sound, video, and lighting equipment by artists, guest producers, and nonprofit partners. • Determining the necessary technical supports, including the specifications, costs and usage of equipment applied to a wide variety of performing arts events, professional workshops, fundraisers, and other projects. • Candidate must be proficient in at least one primary technical skill, i.e. Projection, Lighting, Sound, Carpentry, and/or Stage Craft. • Ensuring that identified technical requirements and characteristics of the facility are communicated to and abided by vendors, clients, and guest producers. • Researching new processes, techniques, and professional developments to introduce at GFF. • Providing innovative technical solutions and proposals for all GFF production related events and production processes. • Monitoring the condition of equipment, including arranging for repair and replacement of equipment with AV/IT, performing preventative maintenance as necessary, and optimizing technical storage systems onsite. • Working with internal staff to recruit, train, and assign contracted technical staff or production companies for individual events. Encourage teamwork and ensure professionalism in all technical related work at GFF. • Collaborate with the Events team and Initiative Directors on production-related advance work and expenses for related event budgets. • Scheduling and attending technical planning meetings, rehearsals, and events as necessary. 

Qualifications

5-7 years of technical direction experience.

Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theater, MFA preferred.

Weekend and evenings are required.

Proven experience handling the full scope of the role from technical details to conceptual/long-term vision of programming within a space.

Deep understanding of sound (digital), lighting, and video engineering within the live performance realm. Electrical knowledge and set carpentry are highly desired, but not required.

Rigging, deck electrics, gaffer and carpentry experience will strengthen candidacy.

Ability to lift up to 50lbs, bend, climb stairs, and stand for an extended period of time.

Effective communication skills.

Understanding of signal flow and knowledge of audio/video cables, connector/adapters, video recording media, and event production techniques.

Knowledge of relevant technical software (CAD, Ableton Live, QLab, pro tools, etc.).

Ability to work within a diverse and dynamic team. We are a highly collaborative space so you must be a flexible, nimble team player! 

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Volunteer | Events

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Event Volunteers are on-call volunteers who support a variety of events at Grace Farms ranging from our annual benefit to community event days.  Event volunteers will be placed based on their interests, skills, and experience to support the event by either welcoming guests, directing guests, participating in programs, ushering guests to seats, or helping set-up and break-down certain events.

Event Volunteers can expect to work about once a month and will be scheduled based on their availability and our events schedule.  Please share in your application your special interests in supporting events.  All selected volunteers will need to attend a Grace Farms orientation training.

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Qualifications

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• Welcoming personality. • Outgoing attitude. • Way finding / property orientation. • Ushering. • Food serving. • Working with children.

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Volunteer | Saturday Art Studio

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Saturday Art Studio volunteers will support a key family program at Grace Farms by working with children and families to assist, educate, and encourage children participating in the Family Art Lab on Saturdays.
 
Volunteers should enjoy working with children and be comfortable working with art materials such as paint, glue, and scissors.  Volunteers should be able to bend over and work with children at low tables.
 
Potential Schedules:  Saturdays from 10:15 am–2:30 pm

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Qualifications

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• Working with children. • Artistic background and appreciation. • Welcoming personality. • Enjoys working with children. • Patient demeanor. • Creative. • Education background a plus.

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Volunteer | Gardening

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Gardening volunteers are those who have experience working in a garden but want to learn more about organic gardening and want to support Grace Farms’ Community Garden. Volunteers will help with weeding, watering, planting, harvesting, and other projects associated with the Community Garden and honeybee apiary. Volunteers should be comfortable working outdoors and enjoy welcoming guests who enter the garden.
 
Potential Schedules: one day a week for 3–4 hours

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Qualifications

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• Basic gardening experience required. • Knowledge of plants, vegetables, fruits, and herbs, friendly and welcoming demeanor. • Strong communication skills.

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Volunteer | Hospitality Assistant

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Hospitality Assistant volunteers will lend support to the Foundation hospitality team by helping greet guests, provide welcoming information to first time visitors, and engage with guests to ensure their experience at Grace Farms is excellent. Hospitality Assistant volunteers are responsible for working an average of 3 days a month and are expected to develop a ‘regular’ schedule of volunteering. Due to the active nature of Grace Farms, position and communication training will be required prior to starting in this role. 

Potential Schedule: Minimum of 3 days a month or 1 day a week. For example, a Hospitality Assistant can volunteer 11am–3pm every Tuesday and take one week off a month. 

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Qualifications

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• Ideally worked in some type of hospitality/customer service position. • Welcoming personality. • Outgoing attitude. • Clear communicator. • Problem solver. • Willing to learn. • Organized.

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Volunteer | Archivist & Historian

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

The Archivist and Historian will work with the Communications & Marketing team’s part-time archivist to catalogue and structure the existing history and archives of Grace Farms Foundation. This role includes scanning archival documents, organizing physical archives, and developing structural solutions to physical archiving needs.

Potential Schedule: Minimum average 3 days a month or 1 day a week. 

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Qualifications

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• Detail-oriented.

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Volunteer | Data & Copyediting

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

This volunteer position is responsible for helping edit copy as it pertains to a variety of Foundation created documents including but not limited to press releases, internal documents, external publications, website language, etc. The volunteer position will also include data entry to internal systems and website.

Potential Schedule: This position is an “on call” position for people with flexible schedules who can support as needed; on and off-site.

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Qualifications

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• At least 2 years copy editing and data-entry experience. • Experience with Excel.

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Volunteer | Special Project – LEED certification

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Supporting the Foundation in its sustainable operations efforts, this position will help document, organize, and execute aspects of the LEED Operations + Maintenance certification.

Potential Schedule: This position has a flexible schedule but should develop consistency for managing tasks associated with the project.

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Qualifications

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• Passion and interest for environmental sustainability. • Detailed record keeping, organized, interest in sustainable operations. • Experience with LEED certification, project management is a plus.

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