Critter Barn Farm Staff- Welcome Desk in Zeeland, MI 49464

Critter Barn

We are looking to fill a Part Time position for a Welcome Desk Greeter here at Critter Barn! Our goal is to empower and enrich the lives of these individuals through meaningful experiences on our farm. We believe in welcoming everyone into our educational farm and looking to foster warming inviting welcome center. We are seeking a passionate and dedicated leader to ensure we create a transformative experience for our participants.
Position Overview
As the Welcome Desk, you will play a pivotal role in designing, implementing, and overseeing our guest experience while overseeing our store. You will be responsible for creating a safe and inclusive environment that promotes personal growth, skill development, and overall well-being. This role requires a unique blend of managerial skills, a deep understanding of customer services, and a genuine love for agriculture and nature.
Key Responsibilities

Face of the welcome center by actively assisting our guests, monitoring guest flow.
Be friendly and inviting to our guests in person
Develop and customize our merchandise sale programs including selling, inventory.
Assist in coordinating daily activities, workshops, and events to provide engaging and enriching experiences.
Maintain a safe and welcoming environment, adhering to all safety protocols and guidelines.
Manage program budgets, resources, and supplies, and report on visitors outcomes to stakeholders.
Foster a positive and inclusive community by promoting teamwork, effective communication, and mutual respect.

Qualifications

High school diploma
Good communication and organizational skills.
Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to welcome every person that enters the farm. Experience working with farm animals and/or working outdoors would be ideal but not necessary.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with participants, families, and interdisciplinary teams.
Ability to adapt and problem-solve in a dynamic and evolving environment.

Benefits

Starting rate $15.00 hour
Opportunities for professional development and continued education.
Meaningful and fulfilling work within a supportive and compassionate team.

If you are a dedicated, compassionate, and forward-thinking individual with a strong passion for enriching the lives of special needs adults through farm-based experiences, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to Tony@critterbarn.org with the subject line “Farm Program Manager Application.”
Application deadline is September 15, 2023. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Critter Barn is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds and abilities.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $15.00 per hour
Benefits:

Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off

Schedule:

8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Weekends as needed

Ability to commute/relocate:

Zeeland, MI 49464: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

Farming: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person