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  • 04/25 Wednesday
    American Growth and Global Leadership | A Conversation with General Wesley Clark
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    04/28 Saturday
    Open Arts Studio for Families
    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Grace Farms Tour
    12:45 PM – 2:15 PM

American Growth and Global Leadership | A Conversation with General Wesley Clark

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Careers

Open Positions

Arts Play Associate (summer position only)

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

Grace Farms Foundation’s Arts Initiative seeks a Play Associate to engage creative families with children ages 3 to 10 as they build skills, solve problems, and make friends! As part of a year-long exploration of joy, the Foundation will launch the Imagination Playground and innovative system made up of large-scale, light weight blocks, designed to encourage learning through unstructured play. The Play Associate will support this program from Memorial Day (Wednesday, May 30) to Labor Day (Wednesday, September 5).

  • Attend two training workshops.
  • Engage creative families and helping them understand joy through play.
  • Maintain the safety and integrity of the play environment.
  • Set-up/break-down and general program maintenance.
  • Participant welcome/check-in.

Qualifications

The Arts Play Associate position requires a commitment of 15 Wednesdays, the ability to lift 25 pounds, and the ability to stand for extended periods of time.

The position is an ideal part-time role for college students concentrating in art, design, architecture, engineering, education and/or psychology.

Apply

Seasonal 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, this individual will work on land management and preservation on our 80-acre property, helping to maintain it during the busy growing season and shape it for the future.

  • Weed and prune natural landscape and garden beds, as well as aid in any needed irrigation.
  • Maintain parking lots and landscape, including 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 will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Highest level of integrity defined as being incredibly ethical, professional, responsible, truthful, authentic, honest, and fair.
  • Action-oriented, proactive work ethic.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, positive attitude, and self-directed.
  • Given our remote location, reliable transportation is a must.
  • Ability to speak and understand English fluently is a must.

Apply

Tour Guide

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

The Tour Guide will serve as an integral part of Grace Farms’ Communications team. The Tour Guide is a contract position that will be responsible for leading groups through Grace Farms Foundation’s cultural space and award-winning River building. The Tour Guide must be flexible and available for Standard Tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12:45 to 2:15pm, and additional Private Tours on an as-needed basis. This is an ideal contract opportunity for a candidate who has a passion for architecture and wants to align their skills with a mission-driven organization.

The Tour Guide must be able to give a thoughtful, detailed explanation of the origins of Grace Farms, its architectural details and design process, and its permanent art installations. The Tour Guide is expected to be able to explain the mission of Grace Farms Foundation, its five initiatives, and current programs.

  •  Guiding Standard Tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12:45pm to 2:15pm, as needed.
  •  Guiding Private Tours for guests, as needed.
  •  Attending required meetings for updates,  as necessary.
  •  Providing excellent communication and hospitality to all guests.
  •  Walking for 90-minute tour sessions in various weather conditions.

Qualifications

An excellent candidate will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or have commensurate experience in a similar capacity.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A willingness to study, learn, and educate others.
  • A high-level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to execute with a high degree of professionalism and excellence, especially under pressure.
  • Friendly, warm, appreciative, hospitable, speaks clearly and at a pleasant pace.
  • Teachable spirit willing to be trained with the Grace Farms Foundation’s language and vision, enthusiastic for the work of Grace Farms, as well as the place.
  • Professional, mature, and able to navigate guest interactions with ease and flexibility.
  • Interest in architecture and the work of Grace Farms Foundation.

Apply

Volunteer

Arts Initiative Volunteer

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

Schedule | Saturdays from 10:30am – 2:30pm (with a 30 minute break)

Grace Farms Foundation’s Arts Initiative seeks volunteers to support the weekly Open Arts Studio for Families program where young artists, ages 3 to 10, and their adult guardians, are invited to spend time together experimenting with new materials and techniques.

Arts Initiative volunteers will assist with preplanned programs as directed by the Arts Initiative Curator. 

Volunteers receive a 50% discount on food and beverage in the Commons

Apply

Garden Volunteer

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

Schedule | Flexible

Seeking a garden volunteer to provide hands on assistance with the garden, including weeding, watering, and general maintenance as directed by garden manager.

Individual must enjoy working outside and learning about vegetable and flower gardening.

Must be responsible and trustworthy to care for plants and gardening equipment.

Volunteers in the garden receive a 50% discount on food in the Commons.

Apply

Event Volunteer

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

Schedule | Flexible (primarily evenings)

Seeking an event support volunteer to assist the hospitality team at specific Grace Farm events.  Tasks include greeting, ushering, ticketing and more.

Scheduled events usually take place during week nights, but volunteers will receive monthly emails to announce event opportunities.

Enjoys attending Foundation programs in the areas of Nature, Arts, Justice, Community, and Faith

Responsible and dependable

Volunteers for events are fed when volunteering for more than 4 hours

Apply

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