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Today's Date 05/26/17
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  • 05/26 Friday
    Journey Into the World of Tea With Sebastian Beckwith
    2:00pm–3:00pm
  • 05/27 Saturday
    Open Art Studio for Kids
    10:30am–2:30pm
    Memorial Day Barbeque 2017
    11:00am–3:00pm
    Grace Farms Explorers | Native American History Walk
    11:00am–1:00pm
    River Walk & Tea
    12:45pm–2:15pm
  • 05/31 Wednesday
    River Walk & Tea
    12:45pm–2:15pm
  • 06/02 Friday
    Friday Tea Tasting
    2:00pm–3:00pm
    Explore Faith | Conversations with a Buddhist Monk
    7:00pm–9:00pm

Journey Into the World of Tea With Sebastian Beckwith

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Grace Farms

Notification
Grace Farms will be closed Sunday, May 28 
Notification

Grace Farms will be closed Sunday, May 28 

"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.

Apply

Part Time Digital Media Archivist

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing, the Digital Media Archivist will work to create a system for and maintain order over a vast array of digital assets including photography and videography used in our social media, e-newsletter, archives, and website channels as well as for other collateral materials. S/he will work to maintain order and create efficiencies for the department tagging assets for search engine optimization (SEO). This position may work remotely with time spent onsite for onboarding, training and/or meetings as needed and is ideally suited to someone with a high level of trustworthiness and confidentiality. 

string(878) "<p>Establish and refine a centralized and efficient methodology for archiving graphics, photography, and videography, and other digital files for the Communications and Marketing team. The goal is to create a long-term system that will continue to work as the Foundation evolves.</p> <p>Work through organizing a backlog of digital assets including tagging them for SEO.</p> <p>Maintain archival system receiving and organizing new assets for tagging on an ongoing basis.</p> <p>Occasionally convert physical archival print materials to organized digital archives.</p> <p>Collaborate with Office Manager to ensure digital archiving uses the same archiving infrastructure.</p> <p>Aid in meeting production deadlines by delivering properly tagged assets to the project manager/requestor.</p> "

• Establish and refine a centralized and efficient methodology for archiving graphics, photography, and videography, and other digital files for the Communications and Marketing team. The goal is to create a long-term system that will continue to work as the Foundation evolves. • Work through organizing a backlog of digital assets including tagging them for SEO. • Maintain archival system receiving and organizing new assets for tagging on an ongoing basis. • Occasionally convert physical archival print materials to organized digital archives. • Collaborate with Office Manager to ensure digital archiving uses the same archiving infrastructure. • Aid in meeting production deadlines by delivering properly tagged assets to the project manager/requestor.

Qualifications

The Digital Archivist will be thoroughly committed to the Grace Farms Foundation’s mission. Preferred experience and other qualifications include:

string(982) "<p>High level of organization and an ability to organize systems and processes for a wider team.</p> <p>Fluent in the Adobe Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom.</p> <p>Knowledge of SEO tagging methods.</p> <p>Self‐starter who is comfortable working autonomously and can deliver against deadline‐oriented milestones.</p> <p>High level of trust and respect for the subjects of photos and videos (empathy for human vulnerabilities contained in raw footage).</p> <p>Proven interpersonal communication skills and ability to work with a diverse team to meet their requests.</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> <p>Able to commit to 15 hours per week.</p> "

• High level of organization and an ability to organize systems and processes for a wider team. • Fluent in the Adobe Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom. • Knowledge of SEO tagging methods. • Self‐starter who is comfortable working autonomously and can deliver against deadline‐oriented milestones. • High level of trust and respect for the subjects of photos and videos (empathy for human vulnerabilities contained in raw footage). • Proven interpersonal communication skills and ability to work with a diverse team to meet their requests. • 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. • Able to commit to 15 hours per week.

Apply

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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Apply

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: 


string(1162) "<p>Preparing and baking goods for morning service. 
</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

Part Time Landscaping/Facilities Team Member

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Landscaping/Facilities team member will serve as an integral part of the facilities team, whose mission is to deliver maintain the buildings and grounds of Grace Farms. Specifically, s/he will work on land management and preservation on our 80-acre property helping to maintain it during the busy growing season as well as shape it for the future as we look to revitalize this open space. 

string(626) "<p>Weed and prune natural landscape and garden beds, as well as, aid in any needed irrigation.</p> <p>Maintain parking lots and landscape with eye for trash removal, cleaning of pathways, lawns, beds, and general landscape.</p> <p>Utilize light landscaping tools: mowing grass with riding mower, working with lawn trimmers, leaf blowers, sprayers and hand tools.</p> <p>Trim back and remove invasive species.</p> <p>Spray for ticks with natural oils.</p> <p>Help with all sustainability initiatives throughout the property as needed.</p> "

• Weed and prune natural landscape and garden beds, as well as, aid in any needed irrigation. • Maintain parking lots and landscape with eye for trash removal, cleaning of pathways, lawns, beds, and general landscape. • Utilize light landscaping tools: mowing grass with riding mower, working with lawn trimmers, leaf blowers, sprayers and hand tools. • Trim back and remove invasive species. • Spray for ticks with natural oils. • Help with all sustainability initiatives throughout the property as needed.

Qualifications

The Landscaping/Facilities team member will be thoroughly committed to the Grace Farms Foundation’s mission. An excellent candidate would have the following experience and qualifications:

string(988) "<p>Minimum High School Degree Preferred. Excellent position for a college student looking for summer work that aligns with their background in environmental stewardship or land management.</p> <p>Background or experience in landscaping or farm management with a strong interest in land preservation &amp; ecological stewardship preferred.</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>Given our remote location, reliable transportation is a must.</p> <p>Ability to speak and understand English fluently is a must.</p> "

• Minimum High School Degree Preferred. Excellent position for a college student looking for summer work that aligns with their background in environmental stewardship or land management. • Background or experience in landscaping or farm management with a strong interest in land preservation & ecological stewardship preferred. • 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. • Given our remote location, reliable transportation is a must. • Ability to speak and understand English fluently is a must.

Apply

Full Time Housekeeping Supervisor

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Housekeeping Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the daily cleanliness of the public and office spaces of Grace Farms including the River Building, East and West Barns, Entryway House, and other buildings. The Housekeeping Supervisor will lead, train, and work alongside a small team of 3–4 housekeepers to ensure the highest level of cleanliness and efficiency. The position is responsible for scheduling employees based on event schedules and personal needs of employees. The housekeeping supervisor is also responsible for managing and inventorying of housekeeping supplies such as soap, paper, and cleaning chemicals. This is a full-time position expected to work 40 hours a week with a basic schedule of Tuesday-Saturday. Schedules will be mostly consistent but may fluctuate based on events and facility needs.

string(1130) "<p>Work closely with the Director of Facilities to supervise all aspects of the day-to-day housekeeping needs and priorities.</p> <p>Work with the Director of Facilities to interview, lead, coach, develop, and retain the Housekeeping Team.</p> <p>Manage the housekeeping team to ensure seamless coverage of facilities during events and regularly scheduled hours.</p> <p>Create cleaning schedules and routines to develop efficient processes for cleaning.</p> <p>Oversee cleaning and scheduling of all glass buildings at Grace Farms.</p> <p>Assist in the planning, development and execution of all housekeeping priorities and meetings.</p> <p>Ability to schedule and organize staff in an efficient and fiscally responsible manner.</p> <p>Ability to evaluate employee performance and coach employees.</p> <p>Kind, welcoming person who enjoys working and helping fellow team members and guests.</p> <p>Ability to communicate in both English and&nbsp;Spanish&nbsp;preferred.</p> "

• Work closely with the Director of Facilities to supervise all aspects of the day-to-day housekeeping needs and priorities. • Work with the Director of Facilities to interview, lead, coach, develop, and retain the Housekeeping Team. • Manage the housekeeping team to ensure seamless coverage of facilities during events and regularly scheduled hours. • Create cleaning schedules and routines to develop efficient processes for cleaning. • Oversee cleaning and scheduling of all glass buildings at Grace Farms. • Assist in the planning, development and execution of all housekeeping priorities and meetings. • Ability to schedule and organize staff in an efficient and fiscally responsible manner. • Ability to evaluate employee performance and coach employees. • Kind, welcoming person who enjoys working and helping fellow team members and guests. • Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish preferred.

Qualifications

The Housekeeping Supervisor will be thoroughly committed to the Grace Farms Foundation’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Experience and other qualifications include:

string(2462) "<p>High School Diploma / GED or greater.</p> <p>At least five years of commercial housekeeping experience (does not include private house cleaning).</p> <p>Supervisor experience of at least two years.</p> <p>References from previous employers and employees to account for skills.</p> <p>Highest level of integrity defined as being incredibly ethical, professional, responsible, truthful, authentic, honest, and fair.</p> <p>Passion, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.</p> <p>Scheduling employees.</p> <p>Ordering tools, products, and chemicals for housekeeping team.</p> <p>Organizing an audit system for cleanliness checks with employees.</p> <p>Maintain and organize MSDS books in chemical storage locations.</p> <p>Empty Garbage receptacles on property and ensuring proper waste sorting and recycling is followed.</p> <p>Sweep, scrub, wax, and/or polish floors, using brooms, mops, and/or power scrubbing and waxing machines.</p> <p>Dust and polish furniture and equipment.</p> <p>Wash windows, walls, ceilings, and woodwork, waxing and polishing as necessary.</p> <p>Disinfect equipment and supplies, using appropriate natural cleaning supplies or steam-operated sterilizers on appropriate furniture.</p> <p>Re-stock supplies such as soap dispensers, paper towels, etc…</p> <p>Check all appliances in rooms are in working order.</p> <p>Realign furniture and amenities according to prescribed layout (events).</p> <p>Respond to Grace Farms guest queries and requests.</p> <p>Request repair services and wait for facilities workers to arrive.</p> <p>Remove debris from all property areas on route during shift.</p> <p>Respond to calls for housekeeping emergencies such as broken glass, spills, etc.</p> <p>Deliver any requested housekeeping items to appropriate rooms.</p> <p>Ensure confidentiality and security of Grace Farms.</p> <p>Follow all company safety and security procedures.</p> <p>Report any maintenance issues or safety hazards to Director of Facilities.</p> <p>Observe and report any damage to Director of Facilities.</p> "

• High School Diploma / GED or greater. • At least five years of commercial housekeeping experience (does not include private house cleaning). • Supervisor experience of at least two years. • References from previous employers and employees to account for skills. • Highest level of integrity defined as being incredibly ethical, professional, responsible, truthful, authentic, honest, and fair. • Passion, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed. • Scheduling employees. • Ordering tools, products, and chemicals for housekeeping team. • Organizing an audit system for cleanliness checks with employees. • Maintain and organize MSDS books in chemical storage locations. • Empty Garbage receptacles on property and ensuring proper waste sorting and recycling is followed. • Sweep, scrub, wax, and/or polish floors, using brooms, mops, and/or power scrubbing and waxing machines. • Dust and polish furniture and equipment. • Wash windows, walls, ceilings, and woodwork, waxing and polishing as necessary. • Disinfect equipment and supplies, using appropriate natural cleaning supplies or steam-operated sterilizers on appropriate furniture. • Re-stock supplies such as soap dispensers, paper towels, etc… • Check all appliances in rooms are in working order. • Realign furniture and amenities according to prescribed layout (events). • Respond to Grace Farms guest queries and requests. • Request repair services and wait for facilities workers to arrive. • Remove debris from all property areas on route during shift. • Respond to calls for housekeeping emergencies such as broken glass, spills, etc. • Deliver any requested housekeeping items to appropriate rooms. • Ensure confidentiality and security of Grace Farms. • Follow all company safety and security procedures. • Report any maintenance issues or safety hazards to Director of Facilities. • Observe and report any damage to Director of Facilities.

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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.

Apply

Full Time Line Cook

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Food and Beverage, the Commons Team Member is responsible for serving all products with friendly, individualized attention towards each customer. He/she is responsible for preparing food items on the main kitchen line including positions at the grill, flat top, oven, and pantry. All Commons team members fulfill any other duties the director, manager or shift supervisor assigns including food prep, storage organization, and helping clean the kitchen.

string(3317) "<p>Greets all customers with fast, friendly, personalized service and develops a rapport with customers by learning their names, favorite drinks and food items.</p> <p>Work closely with the Director of Food and Beverage 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>Provide information and answer questions to inquiring guests at Grace Farms.</p> <p>Clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils.</p> <p>Cook and package batches of food, such as chicken, grilled cheese and pizza, which are prepared to order or kept warm until sold.</p> <p>Cook the exact number of items ordered by each customer, working on several different orders simultaneously.</p> <p>Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas.</p> <p>Measure ingredients required for specific food items being prepared.</p> <p>Mix ingredients such as dressings, marinades, or sauces.</p> <p>Operate large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, ovens, or griddles.</p> <p>Pre-cook items such as bacon, in order to prepare them for later use.</p> <p>Read food order slips or receive verbal instructions as to food required by patron, and prepare and cook food according to instructions.</p> <p>Verify that prepared food meets requirements for quality and quantity.</p> <p>Wash, cut, and prepare foods designated for cooking.</p> <p>Clean, stock, and restock workstations and display cases.</p> <p>Take delivery of supplies.</p> <p>Schedule activities and equipment use with managers, using information about daily menus to help coordinate cooking times.</p> <p>Reports all customer complaints to manager on duty.</p> <p>Responds proactively to prevent customer service situations.</p> <p>Promotes a safe and clean kitchen and service environment by supporting Grace Farms sanitation and cleanliness standards.</p> <p>Prepares food according to Grace Farms recipe specifications.</p> <p>Meets and exceeds Grace Farms communication and appearance guidelines.</p> <p>Welcomes, encourages and assists in training of new staff members.</p> <p>Maintains efficient, friendly service.</p> <p>Attend weekly Operation and Safety meetings.</p> <p>Maintains regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.</p> <p>Re-stock supplies such as soap dispensers, paper towels, etc…</p> <p>Realign furniture and amenities according to prescribed layout (events).</p> <p>Respond to Grace Farms guest queries and requests.</p> <p>Respond to calls for housekeeping emergencies such as broken glass, spills, etc.</p> <p>Ensure confidentiality and security of Grace Farms.</p> <p>Follow all company safety and security procedures.</p> <p>Observe and report any damage to Director of Facilities or Housekeeping Manager.</p> "

• Greets all customers with fast, friendly, personalized service and develops a rapport with customers by learning their names, favorite drinks and food items. • Work closely with the Director of Food and Beverage and other team members of the Commons and Grace Farms. • Complete a thorough training in hospitality, food service and production for the Commons. • Provide information and answer questions to inquiring guests at Grace Farms. • Clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils. • Cook and package batches of food, such as chicken, grilled cheese and pizza, which are prepared to order or kept warm until sold. • Cook the exact number of items ordered by each customer, working on several different orders simultaneously. • Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas. • Measure ingredients required for specific food items being prepared. • Mix ingredients such as dressings, marinades, or sauces. • Operate large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, ovens, or griddles. • Pre-cook items such as bacon, in order to prepare them for later use. • Read food order slips or receive verbal instructions as to food required by patron, and prepare and cook food according to instructions. • Verify that prepared food meets requirements for quality and quantity. • Wash, cut, and prepare foods designated for cooking. • Clean, stock, and restock workstations and display cases. • Take delivery of supplies. • Schedule activities and equipment use with managers, using information about daily menus to help coordinate cooking times. • Reports all customer complaints to manager on duty. • Responds proactively to prevent customer service situations. • Promotes a safe and clean kitchen and service environment by supporting Grace Farms sanitation and cleanliness standards. • Prepares food according to Grace Farms recipe specifications. • Meets and exceeds Grace Farms communication and appearance guidelines. • Welcomes, encourages and assists in training of new staff members. • Maintains efficient, friendly service. • Attend weekly Operation and Safety meetings. • Maintains regular and consistent attendance and punctuality. • Re-stock supplies such as soap dispensers, paper towels, etc… • Realign furniture and amenities according to prescribed layout (events). • Respond to Grace Farms guest queries and requests. • Respond to calls for housekeeping emergencies such as broken glass, spills, etc. • Ensure confidentiality and security of Grace Farms. • Follow all company safety and security procedures. • Observe and report any damage to Director of Facilities or Housekeeping Manager.

Qualifications

The Commons Team Member 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(1355) "<p>Minimum High School Degree. Culinary Degree Preferred, but equivalent years of cooking experience welcome.</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>Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.</p> <p>Excellent written and verbal communication skills;</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 30 pounds.</p> <p>Regularly required to handle food and hot beverages.</p> <p>Attend weekly Operation and Safety meetings.</p> "

• Minimum High School Degree. Culinary Degree Preferred, but equivalent years of cooking experience welcome. • May work special events, as needed. • 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. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; • 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 30 pounds. • Regularly required to handle food and hot beverages. • Attend weekly Operation and Safety meetings.

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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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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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