EVENT CAPTAIN
BROOKLYN GRANGE ROOFTOP FARM
Location: BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, BROOKLYN, and LIC, QUEENS
Job Type: FULL-TIME, SEASONAL

ABOUT THE POSITION:

Brooklyn Grange, the world's leading soil-based rooftop farming business, is seeking a positive, energetic, people-oriented team member to work as an Event Captain in the execution of all events on our rooftops in Brooklyn, NY and Queens, NY.  Events typically take place all through the week, including many evenings and weekends, though Event Captains’ schedules may vary from week to week. Weekend and late night availability is required of this position.

The Event Captain will work closely with a small, dedicated events team. The Event Captain will report directly to the Events Manager. Event Captains should be personable and excellent communicators. The ideal candidate demonstrates good judgment and maturity, and gets along well with everyone, possessing excellent customer service skills as well as managerial skills.  They are a true "People Person." We are seeking individuals who have experience with FOH service, events, hospitality, retail, or sales, who take pleasure in providing an unforgettable experience for guests. Calm under pressure, the Event Captain should be able to multi-task, and quickly adapt to and accommodate requests from a guest, vendor, or supervisor. They are respectful in all interactions with colleagues, guests, and partner organizations, and take pride in upholding Brooklyn Grange's culture of positivity, friendliness, and professionalism. While experience working on a farm or other outdoor venue is not required, the Captain should be prepared to adapt to the unique nature of our space.  We expect all team members to be able to work outside in all weather, lift heavy loads repeatedly, and spend long periods standing. Responsibilities will also include email correspondence with potential and existing clients, site visits, and general client relations.

SCHEDULE:

Candidates should be able to  commit to a full season on the farm, from approximately mid May - mid October, ranging from 30-40 hours/week. Hours skew more heavily towards the early summer through early fall months.

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Brooklyn Grange is the world's largest green roof farming business. We grow vegetables, keep bees, and host events on two roofs in LIC, Queens, and in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, respectively. We also design and build green roofs, gardens, and farms for clients ranging from private homes to corporate headquarters to low-income housing facilities.

All three of our departments–our Farming division, our Events program, and our Design/Build arm–are part of our close-knit "farmily," so working with Brooklyn Grange means working alongside a multitalented team of extraordinary and knowledgeable individuals who share a common goal of making their city a greener, more sustainable, and delicious place to live.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Setting up, executing and breaking down events.

  • Welcoming guests, answering questions about the farm -- acting as a “brand ambassador.”

  • Maintaining a professional, helpful presence and enforcing farm policies without negatively affecting guest experience.

  • Supervising Brooklyn Grange events staff, as well as partner organizations such as caterers, to ensure that events proceed smoothly and all roles are being filled by the appropriate parties.

  • Assisting catering team as necessary with facilities-related tasks such as trash removal, load out, and beverage service.

  • Prompt communication with clients and vendors via email on a regular ongoing basis.

  • Potential for leading farm tours if candidate demonstrates interest and talent in this area.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Is energetic, eager to learn new skills, and has a great work ethic

  • Is a doer: upon finishing a task, will immediately begin undertaking another  

  • Has some knowledge of, or is passionate about, local and sustainable food and beverage

  • Loves working outdoors in any weather

  • Can take direction and is a team player

  • Is confident and able to lead a team

  • Is organized and professional

  • Is punctual and time efficient

  • Can stand for long periods of time, lift and move furniture (up to 40 pounds)

  • Must be available to work nights and weekends

  • Familiarity with G Suite

  • Excellent written communication skills

WHAT WE'RE OFFERING:

  • A progressive work environment as part of a small team

  • Hourly pay rate of $20/hour

  • Discounts to Brooklyn Grange events and workshops

  • A position in a rapidly expanding division of our business

TO APPLY:

  • Email: Jobs@brooklyngrangefarm.com with the subject line “Event Captain Job Application”

  • Include a cover letter, resume, and brief description of your availability (e.g. days/hours you are available throughout the season, and any days/hours during which you are totally unavailable)

  • Applications will be accepted through 3/25/19.


Brooklyn Grange is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a diverse and multicultural team. We consider all individuals for employment without regard to race, religion, age, sex, gender, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, familial status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  


We strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.