Dartmouth Grange Kitchen Seeking Kitchen Manager

Located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, the Dartmouth Grange Kitchen is a certified workspace for food preparation, production, and storage for light small-scale food businesses such as artisan food producers. We are seeking a motivated individual to manage the day-to-day operations of the Grange Kitchen.

Responsibilities include financial and user record keeping, facility promotion, scheduling, fee collection, user selection, technical assistance in product development, referrals for assistance for product development, orientation and training.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

Perform administrative duties as required for running the Kitchen and its events and activities.

Respond to email and phone inquiries from Grange Kitchen users and potential users.

Conduct tours for potential users.

Have familiarity with Town of Dartmouth and Massachusetts regulations of products produced in the Kitchen.

Be able to develop protocols for and comply with all local and state sanitation regulations and safety standards.

Create a schedule for and manage kitchen equipment and systems maintenance and certification procedures (e.g. fire safety, hood maintenance, food storage, etc.), liaising with all necessary authorities.

Post and keep up-to-date all required notices and regulations. Promote the Grange Kitchen through advertising and other means. Complete grant applications, their requirements and reports. Skills:
Strong verbal and communication skills.

Ability to work independently and with Dartmouth Grange Kitchen Committee, prioritize tasks, provide excellent time management, and critical thinking.

Technical savvy troubleshooting typical office equipment, hardware and software.

Experience with QuickBooks is helpful.

Graphic design skills are helpful.

Grant-writing experience is a plus.

Conflict resolution experience and familiarity with small business operations a plus.

The Dartmouth Grange is very proud of its Grange Kitchen, founded in 2007. To learn more about this unusual facility visit our website at www.dartmouthgrange.org.

This is a part-time position with flexible hours that vary from week to week, season to season. Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience. Wages – $16 to $20/hour.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to julierm@msn.com with the subject line, Grange Kitchen Job Applicant. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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