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  • 04/01 Wednesday
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction | 8-Week Course
    7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    04/02 Thursday
    Grace Farms Tour
    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    04/04 Saturday
    Open Arts Studio for Families
    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction | 8-Week Course

20200330

20200330

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Open Positions

Hospitality Team Member -Seasonal/PT

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

Position

Hospitality team members will serve as an integral part of the Foundation, delivering, with uncompromising excellence, a gracious visitor experience to all and ensuring that the daily experience of our place and space is presented with excellence. The Foundation welcomes not-for-profits, government entities, private and public individuals, and well as thought leaders and experts to our site. This position will be pivotal to ensuring that all are welcomed and registered in a warm and efficient manner.  Hospitality team members are responsible for welcoming visitors, answering phone calls and questions, managing merchandise, and supporting the execution of special events that may be occurring on site.

Hospitality team members work in a variety of locations including, but not limited to: Welcome Center, Sanctuary, Commons, and Pavilion.

This is an ideal role for individuals invested in the work of our five Initiatives and are engaged in their local, national, and global communities.

Responsibilities

  • Creates a welcoming and friendly environment for all visitors and colleagues by warmly greeting and interacting with all individuals they encounter on site.Embodies and reflects (through their actions and words) the deliberate culture of hospitality that Grace Farms Foundation has created to share with all who intersect with the Foundation on site
  • Welcomes and engages with visitors who would like to understand more about the history of Grace Farms, our mission and initiatives.
  • Provides visitors with the confidence and “tools” they need to create their own extraordinary experience while on site.
  • Complete training on VoIP Phone systems, proper phone protocol, iPad point of sale systems, and guest relations software
  • Manage merchandise displays in the Welcome Center
  • Take regular inventory of all retail items
  • Remain current on all best practices and standard operating procedures for spaces staffed by Hospitality
  • Support light office administrative duties as assigned
  • Work closely with all Directors to assist in the execution of their programs
  • Help the Marketing department manage distribution of the monthly highlight cards
  • Educate our visitors and partners on the various Initiatives and current work of the Foundation
  • Help with set-up and break-down of smaller classroom events within the Welcome Center
  • Attend team meeting two times/month and additional team trainings as requested
  • Support evening events as needed
  • Other duties as required

 

Qualifications

 

  • Background or experience in retail, visitor services, guest relations and event reservation assistance strongly preferred
  • Minimum High School Degree Required; Undergraduate degree preferred
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to engage a wide range of guests from diverse backgrounds. Must possess the ability to work with the public, which requires a high degree of patience and the ability to maintain a calm exterior during periods of high volume, high stress, or unusual events.
  • Light office skills requires (phones, word processing, and administrative organization)
  • Ideal candidates possess intellectual curiosity and a warm, positive demeanor that drives passion for our mission and the work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in collaborative, open environments
  • Must have transportation, valid background check, and ability to work weekends/evenings

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to see, sit, speak, hear and use hands and fingers to handle or feel.
  • The employee is frequently required to walk and stand, bend and stoop
  • The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 lbs

 

Apply

Hospitality Team Member - PT

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

Position

Hospitality team members will serve as an integral part of the Foundation, delivering, with uncompromising excellence, a gracious visitor experience to all and ensuring that the daily experience of our place and space is presented with excellence. The Foundation welcomes not-for-profits, government entities, private and public individuals, and well as thought leaders and experts to our site. This position will be pivotal to ensuring that all are welcomed and registered in a warm and efficient manner.  Hospitality team members are responsible for welcoming visitors, answering phone calls and questions, managing merchandise, and supporting the execution of special events that may be occurring on site.

Hospitality team members work in a variety of locations including, but not limited to: Welcome Center, Sanctuary, Commons, and Pavilion.

This is an ideal role for individuals invested in the work of our five Initiatives and are engaged in their local, national, and global communities.

Responsibilities

  • Creates a welcoming and friendly environment for all visitors and colleagues by warmly greeting and interacting with all individuals they encounter on site.Embodies and reflects (through their actions and words) the deliberate culture of hospitality that Grace Farms Foundation has created to share with all who intersect with the Foundation on site
  • Welcomes and engages with visitors who would like to understand more about the history of Grace Farms, our mission and initiatives.
  • Provides visitors with the confidence and “tools” they need to create their own extraordinary experience while on site.
  • Complete training on VoIP Phone systems, proper phone protocol, iPad point of sale systems, and guest relations software
  • Manage merchandise displays in the Welcome Center
  • Take regular inventory of all retail items
  • Remain current on all best practices and standard operating procedures for spaces staffed by Hospitality
  • Support light office administrative duties as assigned
  • Work closely with all Directors to assist in the execution of their programs
  • Help the Marketing department manage distribution of the monthly highlight cards
  • Educate our visitors and partners on the various Initiatives and current work of the Foundation
  • Help with set-up and break-down of smaller classroom events within the Welcome Center
  • Attend team meeting two times/month and additional team trainings as requested
  • Support evening events as needed
  • Other duties as required

 

 

Qualifications

 

  • Background or experience in retail, visitor services, guest relations and event reservation assistance strongly preferred
  • Minimum High School Degree Required; Undergraduate degree preferred
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to engage a wide range of guests from diverse backgrounds. Must possess the ability to work with the public, which requires a high degree of patience and the ability to maintain a calm exterior during periods of high volume, high stress, or unusual events.
  • Light office skills requires (phones, word processing, and administrative organization)
  • Ideal candidates possess intellectual curiosity and a warm, positive demeanor that drives passion for our mission and the work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in collaborative, open environments
  • Must have transportation, valid background check, and ability to work weekends/evenings

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to see, sit, speak, hear and use hands and fingers to handle or feel.
  • The employee is frequently required to walk and stand, bend and stoop
  • The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 lbs

 

Apply

Landscaping/Facilities Team Member - PT

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

Position

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 maintain the grounds of Grace Farms. Specifically, you will work on land management and preservation on our 80-acre property helping to maintain it during the busy growing season as well as shape it for the future as we look to revitalize this open space.

Responsibilities

  • Weed and prune natural landscape and garden beds, as well as, aid in any needed irrigation.
  • Maintain parking lots and landscape with eye for 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.
  • Snow removal, including use of shovels, snow blowers, leaf blowers, and sweepers
  • Holiday décor installation and removal including Christmas lights
  • Help with unloading and loading materials onto & off trucks/golf carts.
  • Moving furniture and setting up rooms for events & programs. Setting rooms back into original setups after events and programs.
  • Help with garage/shed and storage organization/ maintenance.
  • Take out trash and recyclables

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

The Landscaping/Facilities team member will be thoroughly committed to the Grace Farms Foundation’s mission. An excellent candidate would have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Minimum 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 preferred.
  • 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
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Given our remote location, reliable transportation is a must.
  • Ability to speak and understand English fluently is a must.
  • Must be able to lift up to 75lbs, bend, stand for an extended period of time and work in all weather-related conditions.  (e.g. heat, rain, wind)

 

Apply

Summer/Seasonal Landscaping - PT

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

Position

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 maintain the grounds of Grace Farms. Specifically, you will work on land management and preservation on our 80-acre property helping to maintain it during the busy growing season as well as shape it for the future as we look to revitalize this open space.

Responsibilities

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

  • Must be at least 17 years old.
  • Minimum 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 preferred.
  • 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
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Given our remote location, reliable transportation is a must.
  • Ability to speak and understand English fluently is a must
  • Must be able to lift up to 75lbs, bend, stand for an extended period of time and work in all weather-related conditions.  (e.g. heat, rain, wind)

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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