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  • 11/23 Saturday
    Grace Farms Tour
    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Open Arts Studio for Families
    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Grace Farms Tour

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Open Positions

Barista

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

Position

Grace Farms is a new kind of community space and the barista role is an integral part of creating a great visitor experience. The Barista is responsible for serving with friendly, individualized attention towards each customer. He/she is also responsible for educating customers about our farm-to-table menu, our specials, including the ingredients list, our retail items and our sustainability efforts.

Responsibilities

  • Greets all customers with fast, friendly, personalized service and develops a rapport with customers by learning their names, favorite drinks and food items.
  • Works under the direction of the Commons Manager to maintain a great visitor experience in a cleanly environment.
  • Follows all Commons drink and food recipes and procedures.
  • Works to maintain a good customer experience, however reports any customer complaints to the Commons Manager.
  • Promotes a safe and clean kitchen and service environment by supporting Grace Farms sanitation and cleanliness standards.
  • Communicates on a high level with the kitchen team to expedite customer orders
  • Helps clear and wash dishes.
  • Practices proper food organization, labeling, and storage.
  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

 

Qualifications

This role is ideal people looking for part-time work with a compensation starting at $15/hour. The Barista 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:

  • Customer service experience required and food/beverage service preferred
  • Working knowledge of a Point of Sale (POS) system
  • May work special events, as needed.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • May be asked to serve at some evening events

Requires long periods of standing and some lifting

Apply

Graphic Designer

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

The Role

Grace Farms Foundation has a compelling brand born out of our place and our mission and as our work has evolved and grown, we need a Graphic Designer to support the team. You will contribute to our internal and external visual communications through cross-media design, doing so with an eye for brand consistency. The Communications and Marketing team supports the work of our five programming initiatives as well as our public space making this a compelling role for designers who wish to work with a burgeoning brand in an architecturally inspiring space with a not-for-profit mission.

The Day-to-Day

Each day will find you collaborating with our team preparing design concepts and layouts for the Foundation’s multi-channel visual communications. This will include: print collateral for daily operations, site specific design, retail items, PowerPoint presentations, event-related collateral, interior and exterior displays, graphics for social media posts, graphics for e-newsletters, and any future communications channels that creatively support our brand and mission awareness.

This individual must be able to take in the “needs” of various teams and meet those needs, but also add in the brand/design perspective.

Ideal candidates will enjoy an opportunity to create simple and effective design solutions to complex communications needs, and will find the opportunity to elevate our brand in small and large projects, from template modification to the Foundation’s annual report. Each design will be guided by a strong understanding of the Foundation’s values and aspirations, presenting a strong concept and harmonious aesthetic.

You will also be responsible for infographics, charts, and nuanced ways of communicating outcomes of the Foundation’s work.  You will enjoy creating mood boards and storyboards, and understand how to bring a project from ideation through rounds of feedback to completion on deadline, including the coordination of print production and press ready files.

Your professional expertise will also ensure that:

  • All designed assets are created with a meticulous attention to detail, meeting requirements for color, balance, material, size, and aesthetic
  • We follow established guidelines for all designs so that we can maintain our notable brand aesthetic.
  • Print projects are press checked, produced within budget
  • All digital collateral is tested internally with our team in collaboration with other departments as necessary prior to being launched to the public.

 

Qualifications

Competencies, Skills, and Requirements

  • 5 years of creative design experience specifically in a client-facing/consumer brand environment.
  • BA in Graphic Design required.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite and MailChimp.
  • Strong organizational skills. Must be extremely familiar with asset management and file systems.
  • HTML is a plus
  • Interactive motion graphics and experience with interactive PowerPoint/Keynote presentations are a plus.
  • You thrive in environments that require attention to detail while managing multiple projects and deadlines.

 If this sounds like an exciting role and mission, please submit a resume AND a link to your portfolio materials.

 

Apply

Justice Research Analyst

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

The Role

The Justice Initiative at Grace Farms Foundation champions the core beliefs that each individual has an inherent right to liberty and that it is incumbent upon each of us to use our will and wherewithal to ensure freedom for all. With Grace Farms as our nexus for convening the public, private, and government sectors, we develop comprehensive strategies and partnerships that are designed to disrupt and combat all forms of contemporary slavery and gender-based violence.

We pursue this mission through tangible strategies centered on policy, training, and global advocacy. Your work will further these goals through the collection, synthesis, and analytical reporting on data and trends that will inform and shape the impact of the Justice Initiative.

Your Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Actively research and synthesize raw data from law enforcement agencies, qualitative and quantitative open source data, industry trend reports, and all subject matter related to Foundation trainings, programs, and strategic goals
  • Proactively follow current and world affairs that might impact the Justice Initiatives goals and strategies and surface findings to the Justice team
  • Actively seek out new data sources and build relationships with coalition partners
  • Produce clearly written and effective reports, bulletins, data visualizations, executive summaries, and other analytical products proactively and as required
  • Collect and report program impact statistics, particularly for donor funding or grant compliance reporting
  • Create proper data storage infrastructure

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 5-7+ years of experience specifically conducting data analysis in the humanitarian, law enforcement, and/or government sectors
  • Advanced analytical and research skills with a track record of working with multiple sources of data, including open source data, and synthesizing a high volume of data on deadline
  • Experience with both quantitative and qualitative data set collection, integration, management, and analysis
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, with an emphasis on editing and report writing skills
  • Experience with data visualization programs (Tableau, etc.)
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis software
  • Fluency in multiple languages a plus

All Candidates must be legally able to work in the United States and undergo a thorough background check.

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 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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