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  • 03/16 Saturday
    Grace Farms Tour
    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Growing Community | Seed Starting & Early Spring Sowing
    10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Open Arts Studio for Families
    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    03/20 Wednesday
    Astronomy at Grace Farms | Spring Equinox
    8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    03/21 Thursday
    Grace Farms Tour
    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    03/23 Saturday
    Grace Farms Tour
    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Open Arts Studio for Families
    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Carrie Mae Weems Performance of Past Tense
    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Grace Farms Tour

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Careers

Open Positions

Director of Digital Marketing

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

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 Director of Digital Marketing to drive awareness and deepen engagement. 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 talent wishing to work with a burgeoning brand in an architecturally inspiring space with a not-for-profit mission.

We seek a digitally savvy leader that will manage our strategy and budget in a hands on way’rolling up their sleeves to work alongside the team to meet our strategic goals. You will creatively use all channels to increase awareness and visitation to Grace Farms and continually deepen understanding of the Foundation’s initiatives and create pathways for people to engage with them.

Strategic goals and day-to-day responsibilities

  • Build strategy around and execute the digital marketing plan for the Foundation’s programs (both on and off-site) and directly project manage the marketing plan for a range of Initiative programs.
  • Use all available marketing channels to increase engagement including e-newsletters, our email platform, digital systems, social media, program participation, and marketing partnerships.
  • Contribute to the strategic decision making by evaluating the merit of public programs from a marketing perspective.
  • Propose marketing budgets correlated to programs and digital marketing, including promotional video and photo content, and social media promotions.
  • Bring new marketing ideas to the table, including influencer marketing programs, SEO marketing, and any new, applicable tools.
  • Lead and manage an internal team and all relevant consultants/freelance talent.
  • Develop and manage marketing plans that share stories of the Foundation’s program partners and experts
  • Propose and manage select marketing programs to enhance on-site interaction and understanding of Grace Farms Foundation.
  • Initiate and carry out a plan to understand audiences and send targeted messaging to specific audiences.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development to achieve Foundation’s sustainability goals with a focus on digital marketing. Support development fundraising events.
  • Align messaging with Communications and the public relations strategy.
  • Collaborate with the internal design team for collateral and other branded materials.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years of successful, relevant experience, with a preference for candidates that have created digital marketing campaigns around public spaces.
  • High level of expertise with digital marketing tools including: Google My Business, Instagram for Business, Facebook Business Manager, Google Ads, Excel, SproutSocial, Google Analytics, MailChimp, CRM tools
  • Leadership and practical hands-on management experience
  • Experience in event marketing a plus
  • Strong experience analyzing marketing results through strategic metrics
  • Ability to perform non-routine work with changing priorities
  • Self-starter who excels with deadline-oriented milestones and makes it a priority to stay on top of the evolving digital landscape
  • Success at establishing credibility with a high-performance leadership team
  • Highest level of integrity and a passion for the Foundation’s mission & vision

 

 

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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.

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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

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Volunteer

Archives Assistant Volunteer

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

  • Scan cataloged newspaper and magazine collections
  • Upload digital copies of scanned items to Bynder for approval by Administrators
  • Maintain proper care and maintenance of all documents and artifacts handled
  • Assist with future relocation of archives room contents to new location
  • Additional duties as necessary

Qualifications

Skills Needed

  • Basic computer skills including using a scanner and uploading documents
  • Flexible to changing situations, including communication with staff members working remotely
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Able to work independently and in a group environment
  • 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

Skills Preferred

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

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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

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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.

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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

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