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Today's Date 05/17/19
May 2019
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  • 05/17 Friday
    May Community Dinner
    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Forced from Home
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    05/18 Saturday
    Birdwatching at Grace Farms | Spring Migration
    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Grace Farms Architecture & Sustainability Tour
    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Open Arts Studio for Families
    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    05/23 Thursday
    The Demand for Ethical Supply | What A.I. Can Teach Us About Fairness
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

May Community Dinner

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Open Positions

Facilities Team Member - Full Time

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

The Role

You will serve as an important part of the team, maintaining the buildings and grounds, as well as maintaining the immaculate cleanliness standards of Grace Farms. This is a great opportunity if you like to work outdoors and indoors doing very physical labor with a great team of people.

This position will combine both facility and custodial tasks on a daily basis, except for Mondays, which will be solely janitorial.

Daily Responsibilities

  • Simple to medium repair and maintenance tasks for the various buildings, roadways, parking lots, and grounds of Grace Farms
  • Moving furniture and setting up rooms for events & programs.
  • Landscaping tasks & using landscaping tools: mowing grass with riding mower, working with lawn trimmers, leaf blowers, sprayers and hand tools.
  • Snow removal including use of shovels, snow blowers, leaf blowers, and sweepers
  • Provide a clean and hygienic facility for guests
  • Clean and maintain restroom facilities
  • Clean rooms, corridors, lobbies, stairways, elevators and lounges

 

Qualifications

  •  High School Degree Required.
  • Background or experience in landscaping, construction, building maintenance, and/or custodial duties required.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.

Schedule

  • Sunday 11:30am-8pm (Facilities & Janitorial)
  • Monday 8:00am-4:30pm (Janitorial only)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30am-8pm (Facilities and Janitorial)
  • Fridays & Saturdays off
  • Work schedule may include special events on the weekends or in the evenings.

Compensation

This is an hourly, full-time year round position.  Starting pay ranges from $18-19/hr with benefits and paid time off.

 

 

Apply

Line Cook - Full Time

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

Grace Farms utilizes harvested goods from our Community Garden to create healthy and original dishes.  This position will report to the Director of Food and Beverage and 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. We have great working hours, normally 8am – 4:30pm.

Located at 365 Luke’s Wood Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. MUST have reliable transportation as we are NOT near public transportation.

  • Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas.
  • 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.
  • Promotes a safe and clean kitchen and service environment by supporting Grace Farms sanitation and cleanliness standards.
  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
  • Ensure confidentiality and security of Grace Farms

 

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:

  • Minimum High School Degree. Culinary Degree Preferred, but equivalent years of cooking experience welcome
  • May work special events, as needed.
  • The 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
  • Must be able to work overtime, as needed.
  • This position is Full Time, Non-Exempt position working on a weekly schedule.

 

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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 Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:30am to 12:00pm, 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 Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:30am to 12:00pm, 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

General Inquiries

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

We encourage you to look through the vacancies posted on our website and to apply directly to a specific open position.  If there are no vacancies that match your background at the moment, you can submit your resume below to indicate your general interest in future opportunities at Grace Farms Foundation.

Qualifications

Apply

Volunteer

Archives Assistant Volunteer

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

  • Preserve and scan magazine collection
  • Upload scanned items to digital repository for approval by Administrators
  • Assist Archivist with architectural document collection cataloging
  • Maintain proper care and maintenance of all documents and artifacts handled according to archival standards
  • Additional duties as necessary

 

Qualifications

Skills Needed

  • Basic computer skills including using a scanner
  • Flexible to changing situations, including communication with manager working remotely
  • Able to work independently
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to lift boxes of 40 lbs. or less, climb a stepladder, and handle fragile items
  • Interest in archives/museums/architecture
  • Experience with Mac computers

Skills Preferred

  • Ideal candidate possesses experience in library/archive/museum/architectural setting
  • Experience with library/archive/museum/photo/ architecture software

Apply

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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