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  • 08/23 Wednesday
    Grace Farms Tour
    12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
    08/25 Friday
    Friday Tea Tasting
    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    08/26 Saturday
    Open Art Studio for Kids
    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Birdwatching at Grace Farms | Summer Stroll
    11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Saturday Family Matinee
    12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Grace Farms Tour
    12:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Grace Farms Tour

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Careers

Open Positions

Pastry Externship

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road 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:

  • 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.

Apply

Culinary Externship

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road 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:

  • 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.

Apply

Tours Coordinator

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Community Initiative Director, the Tours Coordinator is responsible for the booking, planning, and execution of private and public tours of Grace Farms Foundation’s cultural space and award-winning River building. S/he will provide excellent communication and hospitality with all guests through both, a high-level of attention to administrative detail, as well as the capacity to Guide a tour. This is an ideal part-time opportunity for candidates who have a passion for architecture and/or event planning and coordination who want to align their skills with a mission-driven organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate all tours at Grace Farms including responding to inquiries, managing the tour Guide schedule and relevant Guide meetings, organizing catered lunches, and other logistics associated with private tours.
  • Ensure a smooth tour experience on the day-of the event, by greeting guests, collecting payments, readying staff, overseeing lunches, and serving guests in any other way needed.
  • Create online bookings, work orders, invoices, contracts, etc. with support from the Events Team.
  • Guide Standard Tours as needed on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 12:45 pm.
  • Work cohesively with internal team members and preferred external vendors as tour needs and requests arise.
  • Maintain accurate tracking systems for the Community Initiative Director, including updating our CMS with tour contacts and obtaining registration information.
  • Generate reports and summary documents from event and registration software as needed for the internal team.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree, or commensurate experience in a similar capacity.
  • Event planning and coordination experience preferred.
  • Desire to be trained as a tour Guide.
  • Background in, or appreciation for, modern architecture a plus.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to execute with a high degree of professionalism and excellence, especially under pressure.
  • Track record of collaborating with multiple departments to accomplish goals.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook. Strong consideration given to candidates with knowledge of CMS systems, in particular PatronManager.
  • Expected days and hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10am – 3pm. Must be able to work independently. Some work can be done remotely.

 

Personal Characteristics

  • Friendly, warm, appreciative, hospitable, someone who sounds like they care in their voice, speaks clearly and at a pleasant pace, doesn’t overwhelm easily
  • Teachable spirit – willing to be trained with the Grace Farms Foundation language and vision, enthusiastic for the work of Grace Farms, as well as the place
  • Serves as an ambassador in their community

 

Professional Characteristics

  • Organized, professional, mature
  • Be able to work cross functionally with other teams: events, hospitality, accounting, communications, Commons staff
  • Strong administrative skills: tour and lunch scheduling, guide scheduling, tour invoices, guide invoices via Google sheet, Excel spreadsheet, TeamUP

Apply

Arts Initiative Studio Coordinator

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for weekly duties related to the administration and implementation of the Arts Initiative’s children and family programming at Grace Farms, held on Saturdays.
  • Ideal part-time opportunity for candidates with a passion for cultural institutions, the arts, and education. This role will focus on helping to shape the Open Arts Studio for Kids program.
  • Represent Grace Farms Foundation serving as a point of contact for children and families through their engagement with arts offerings. This role involves building relationships with participants.
  • This assignment requires approximately 10–12 hours per week including weekday preparation (source materials / hire volunteers), and Saturdays, dedicated to implementation (setup; teach lesson; breakdown; and report attendance, outcomes, etc.).
  • The successful candidate must be hospitality-oriented and train with our Communications and Marketing team, in order to communicate Grace Farms Foundation’s mission and Arts Initiative’s vision.

Detailed responsibilities will include:

  • Administration: Prepare and coordinate Open Arts Studio for Kids workshop: understand the topics under address by the Arts and other Initiative areas; plan activities through meetings with the Arts Initiative Curator; hire / manage volunteers; order supplies; prepare signage; and draft publicity, etc.
  • Implementation: Manage Saturday Open Arts Studio for Kids workshop: setup, teach lesson, break down, and report outcomes.
  • Hospitality: Welcome and support collaborating artists and educators. Build relationships with children and families.
  • Communications: Represent Grace Farms Foundation: communicate the Foundation’s mission, answer questions, and share details about other programing to encourage further engagement. The coordinator will also take photos, gather data, and share insights, etc.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience working in the arts at a cultural or academic institution (ideal for MFA or M.ED students, practicing artists/artisans/designers, current or former studio art teachers)
  • Experience and comfort working with and communicating an institution’s mission/vision to the public, with particular interest in serving children and family audiences.
  • Strong organization and administrative skills.
  • Passion for Grace Farms Foundation’s mission.
  • Commitment to the Arts Initiative’s vision to deliver cohesive experiences, which are unique to our place.
  • Ability to commit to a Saturday schedule.

Apply

Freelance Event Planner

Part Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Events, the Freelance Event Planner will oversee the planning and execution of Grace Farms Foundation initiative-based events, and manage client relationships for nonprofit space grant recipients. Project management, oversight and implementation are central to this position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Execute all major aspects of event management including coordination of logistical details with internal teams and host organizations; contract negotiation with vendors, caterers and accommodations; on-site management of program and staff (in-house and contracted); and oversight of the registration process.
  • Day-of coordinator responsible for greeting guests, collecting payments, readying staff and meals, and ensuring a smooth event from start to finish.
  • Manage client relationships on event-related issues, as well as manage client needs and expectations.
  • Create room bookings, work orders, invoices, contracts, etc. with support from the GFF Teams.
  • Work cohesively with internal team members and external preferred vendors as pertains to event needs and requests.
  • Manage all event documentation, from budget, receipts, guest lists and collateral.
  • Follow all Grace Farms policies and procedures related to events.
  • Represent Grace Farms with the highest integrity and communicate about Grace Farms appropriately.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree or commensurate experience in a similar capacity.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Self-starter who has the ability to execute with a high degree of professionalism and excellence, especially under pressure.
  • Deep understanding of how to work within various departments to accomplish goals.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook. Strong consideration given to candidates with knowledge of CMS systems, in particular Patron Manager.
  • Requires a flexible schedule with weekend and evening work.

Apply

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Grace Farms Foundation welcomes volunteers year round. We always have a need for different skills and talents please apply below if interested in volunteering.

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