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  • 01/17 Wednesday
    Growing Community | Planning Your Garden
    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    01/19 Friday
    Friday Tea Tasting
    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    January Community Dinner
    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Film & Discussion | Chasing Coral
    7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    01/20 Saturday
    Open Arts Studio for Families
    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Grace Farms Tour
    12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
    Film Screening | I Am Jane Doe
    4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Growing Community | Planning Your Garden

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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

Staff Accountant

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for compiling and maintaining up-to-date and accurate financial information and preparing financial statements to surface to Foundation leadership. This individual will work under the supervision of the controller and maintain financial reports, records, and general ledgers; prepare and analyze Fixed Assets; and perform general bookkeeping. S/he will also handle inventory, internal budget reconciliations, and other special projects as they arise.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a financial and analytical mind to put their skills to work for a dynamic and evolving mission driven organization. Candidates must be flexible to work in our fast paced, open environment and have a service oriented disposition.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepares consolidated internal and external financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from internal departments.
  • Maintains and balances an automated consolidation system by inputting data; scheduling required jobs; verifying data.
  • Analyzes information and options by developing spreadsheet reports; verifying information.
  • Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files; reconciling accounts.
  • Prepares payments by accruing expenses; assigning account numbers; requesting disbursements; reconciling accounts.
  • Develops and implements Fixed Assets accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommending changes.
  • Answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
  • Provides accounting support for mergers and acquisitions by reviewing financial information; converting data to general ledger system; obtaining supplementary information for preparing financial statements.
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing other tasks as they arise.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of accounting analytical experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Active CPA a plus!
  • Knowledge of FASB and GAAP rules and regulations
  • Strategic thinking
  • Discretion and ability to maintain confidence in open office environments
  • Ability to influence and persuade
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and related technologies
  • Excellent time management and organizational ability
  • Ability to multitask and meet constant deadlines
  • Willingness to work long hours, when necessary
  • Strong work ethic
  • Detail oriented, professional attitude, reliable
  • Strong problem solving, documentation and research skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interact with employees in a professional manner
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to perform mathematical computations such as percentages, fractions, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division quickly and accurately
  • High proficiency in QuickBooks, Intermediate Excel, and Word required
  • We are a highly collaborative space so candidates must be flexible, nimble team players!

Apply

AP Analyst

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

The Accounts Payable Analyst will be responsible for supporting the Controller and Assistant Controller in all aspects of the Accounts Payable function. This will be accomplished by completing payments and controlling expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices. In this role, the Accounts Payable Analyst will be the key person in making sure all payments are made on time, are accurate, and meet all organizational policy and procedures.

Grace Farms has a warm and professional culture and this role interacts with our various teams to ensure quality financial reporting. An ideal candidate will have a customer service oriented approach to their work and enjoy with working with internal teams and external stakeholders.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail
  • Prioritize invoices according to cash discount potential and payment terms
  • Process check requests
  • Match invoices to checks, obtain all signatures for checks and distribute checks accordingly
  • Enter invoices for payment
  • Manage check runs, maintaining records
  • Maintain lists of payables as well as a general ledger
  • Create and distribute monthly financial reports
  • Audit and process credit card bills
  • Maintain inventory files
  • 1099 maintenance
  • Respond to all vendor inquiries
  • Reconcile vendor statements, research and correct discrepancies
  • Assist in month end closing
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices
  • Execute special projects and additional clerical duties as required

Qualifications

  • 5-10 years of Accounts Payable and/or full charge bookkeeper experience
  • High school diploma required. Undergraduate degree in Accounting/Finance a plus.
  • Fluency in QuickBooks required
  • Intermediate Excel (vLookups, Pivot tables) and Word strongly preferred
  • Experience with CMS systems such as Patron Manager a plus

The ideal team member:

  • Must have a strong work ethic
  • Must be well organized and a self-starter
  • Must be able to follow standard filing procedures
  • Detail oriented, professional attitude, reliable
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong problem solving skills, basic accounting principles knowledge, documentation skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis and multi-tasking skills
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable accounts payable/general ledger systems and procedures, financial chart of accounts and corporate procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
  • Ability to perform mathematical computations such as percentages, fractions, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division quickly and accurately

Apply

Volunteer


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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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