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Job Opening – Facilities Maintenance and Grounds
$12-$15/hour depending on experience

Cranaleith is offering a position for an experienced facilities maintenance and grounds professional with flexible hours that range from full-time to part-time seasonally throughout the year. Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, this person will perform a wide variety of tasks associated with operations, general maintenance, and repair across a ten-acre campus that includes historic and modern buildings, large trees, open space, and a pond. Responsibilities require the exercise of independent judgement and good time management. This position includes the supervision of construction and renovation projects, as well as the supervision of part-time groundskeeper/beekeeper.

Education:  

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience & Qualifications:  

  • Must be 18 years of age with experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in maintenance, repair and grounds required.
  • Valid Driver’s license is required.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work outside in various weather conditions for long periods of time.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise all construction and renovation projects, including grounds maintenance/improvement projects and routine building maintenance/improvement projects.
  • With the Operations Manager, maintain a schedule of maintenance vendor appointments, including security, tree maintenance, vehicle inspections, and more.
  • Maintain the Cranaleith grounds in terms of aesthetics and safety for all staff, volunteers, and guests.
  • Perform various facilities upkeep tasks, including routine lawn mowing, landscaping and snow removal.
  • Supervise part-time groundskeeper/beekeeper.
  • Work with Operations Manager/Volunteer Coordinator to supervise gardens and grounds volunteers, including Eagle Scouts.
  • Maintain an atmosphere of hospitality and welcome for all guests.

Please email in one PDF document your cover letter, resume, three professional references with contact information, and relevant certifications to the email address below.

Position will remain open until filled; only fully completed applications will be considered.
No phone calls please.

 

Via email, please send all materials in one PDF document to:
Deborah Kost
Executive Director
office@cranaleith.org

Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Job Opening – Kitchen Manager/Head Chef – Part Time to Full Time Position
$15-$20/hour depending on experience

Cranaleith is seeking an experienced kitchen manager/head chef between 20 to 40 hours per week including weekends.  Cranaleith is known for its excellent hospitality and is committed to promoting health and well-being by serving nutritionally balanced meals with a sense of joy and good taste. Most foods are made in-house with local and organic produce or sourced from our on-site gardens. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of cooking for various diets.  This position is responsible for menu planning, food purchase, prep, and cooking for large and small groups. It requires flexibility in scheduling of hours.  Experience in commercial kitchen operation is preferred but not required. Must be Safe Serve certified or able to obtain prior to employment.

Among this key team member’s responsibilities will be:

  • Working with other team members in prepping and cooking for large and small groups, retreat participants, and special events.
  • Participating in a year-round flexible schedule including designated weekends, weekdays and evenings coordinated and balanced in advance with other kitchen staff.
  • Preparing and serving a full array of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time meals –from scratch – and meeting the intergenerational, dietary and allergy needs of each guest group.
  • Interacting with guests during meal service, being consistently welcoming and accommodating – serving them as required and requested.
  • Helping to coordinate/supervise food purchasing, food storage and food service supplies.
  • Maintaining inventory control to reduce waste and spoilage, and maintain a cost-efficient operation
  • Participating in set up, clean up, restocking, dish washing and sanitation processes in kitchen and dining room.
  • Maintain a strong and consistent focus on details, personal/professional organization, proactive problem solving, teamwork, dependability, and operational excellence.
  • Serving diverse cultures and socio-economic groups with dignity, respect, and hospitality.
  • Helping to ensure the implementation of the highest kitchen quality, safety, and cleanliness standards.
  • Working well under pressure in a fast-paced environment – demonstrating excellent time management and multi-tasking skills, as well as the ability to handle constructive feedback well and learn from mistakes.
  • Participating in other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years cooking in a commercial kitchen preferred.
  • Safe Serve certified or able to obtain certification prior to employment.
  • Interest in farm to table and organic cooking
  • Culinary certificate or Associates Degree preferred.
  • Driver’s License

 

Please email in one PDF document your cover letter, resume, three professional references with contact information, and relevant certifications to the email address below.

Position will remain open until filled; only fully completed applications will be considered.

No phone calls please.

 

Via email, please send all materials in one PDF document to:
Deborah Kost
Executive Director
office@cranaleith.org

 

 

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