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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Position: Guest Services Manager
Organization: Fronterra Farm Camp & Brewery
Location: near Consecon, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Fronterra Farm Camp & Brewery is growing & looking for a passionate & professional person interested in a career in the high-end innovative hospitality business. With a decade of premium tourism experience and entrepreneurship, the present owners are looking expand this business and pass the vital guest relations activities to one who proves themselves to be a great fit for this project.

NOTE: This is much more than a mere 'job offer' but rather a chance to develop a career in one of the fastest growing sectors of the global economy in a field that breeds pride in what you do each day: making people happy while promoting positive change. If you identify with our following Mission Statement and have a degree or other established experience in the hospitality sector, we would like to hear from you.

FRONTERRA promotes a reconnection to simplicity, self-sufficiency and sustainability by offering agro-tourism experiences that connect us to our food while transferring related skills that have a positive impact on the environment. Our vision is to foster this shift toward healthy, sustainable lifestyles and promote the understanding of our connection to the diversity of the natural world that sustains us.

The Head of Guest Relations is responsible for ensuring the premium Fronterra experience is delivered consistency at all touch points with our guests, visitors & potential clients.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Check-in/out of guests via reservation software (Sirvoy)
  • Coordinate with Ranger for valet services to camp
  • Respond to phone, email, Facebook and guest inquiries/requests
  • Coordinate private chef, yoga/workshops & grounds tours of hop yard and gardens
  • Manage schedule for Cleaners & Rangers using Sirvoy
  • Reorder/restock inventory of Boutique products

SCHEDULE

The core operating hours of the Guest Relations position is generally from 9AM to 6PM. The shoulder of this period (9AM-11AM & 4PM-6PM) will cover 90% of the check-ins/out leaving the midday to attend to the other responsibilities listed for this position. The position will run from beginning May to October 31st yet could begin earlier for further training and extend past October for brewery related elements to eventual year-round employment.

RENUMERATION

Working at Fronterra requires a strong work ethic and the ability to keep yourself occupied even if all guests are checked-in/out. Fronterra understands the importance of paying the team well so long as there is this win-win relationship. As such renumeration for this position and the tasks detailed herein will be based on experience, responsibilities and the ability of the candidate to effectively and efficiently meet the work requirements.

PERKS

Fronterra is exploring a group health insurance package for full-time employees but this will likely initiate once the greater capacity of the brewery operations begin.

Additional perks include staff being invited to enjoy the facilities of Fronterra including the farm produce (organic eggs, fruits, vegetables), yoga and prepared chef meals at cost. Additionally, Fronterra plans to offer staff nights and events where we celebrate the start, mid and end of the season together through special events and outings.

TRAINING

Fronterra is willing to pay for any approved workplace training certifications including First Aid, Occupational Health & Safety Awareness, WorldHost and the like. Fronterra is also committed to traveling and would help staff find ways to explore our world during the off-season with like-minded organizations in New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa.

SUCCESS SHARING

In the ‘Success Together’ mentality, Fronterra is developing a divested ownership element in its corporate structure where by we all share in the success of Fronterra together. Black Lantern profit sharing, Trip Advisors Booty Funds and bonuses for exemplary performance are but some of the means we wish to work with you and committed staff to succeed together.

PATH AHEAD

We believe one of the most important elements of Fronterra is not to pigeon-hole individuals into preset roles. As such, we feel there is a wide array of avenues for development within Fronterra one can grow into including working more indepthly with the brewery.

FEEL GOOD

Fronterra is in essence a good-spirited, change-seeking enterprise rather than an ethnocentric profit-oriented one. At the end of the day, we want our time to mean something for the greater good and enjoy the feeling of making a real difference together with great friends rather than mere work colleagues. Fronterra is committing to these words by becoming B Corp ® enterprise which is the highest level a organization of change can reach in the World. We are also continuing with our organic farm certification with Pro Cert, applying for the Canadian Signature Experiences distinction, pursuing a Green Key certification, managing for our carbon neutral operations following GHGMI and are working towards our LEED Platinum certification for all new buildings and grounds works.

From this we hope that you see Fronterra as an amazing vehicle of change that is connected to the natural and social world around us making real steps toward moving to a sustainable, self-sufficient world.

QUALIFICATIONS

When we meet someone who might make a good fit to join the team at Fronterra we are aiming to build, we look at 4 main characteristics. We would like to give you the opportunity to tell us how you think you fill these:

Experience & Commitment to Hospitality/tourism: Here we are looking for people that come to Fronterra because they love the County and know 1 in 5 jobs will be in tourism and hospitality with in the next decade. Specifically:
-Has worked with high-end clients and know the challenges of courtesy and the importance of professionalism
-Has committed to this the Hospitality/tourism sector by taking courses or studies in the field or has asked for more responsibilities related to these roles in their past experience

Business Management: Here we are looking for those that realize that Fronterra is, in fact, a business whose performance is core to their job and their happiness working as part of the team with a 'success together’ mentality. Specific things we are looking for are:
-Has managed staff and was able to build respect, trust and work-ethics with their staff
-Has worked with point of sale systems and inventory control management
-Understands basic business concepts such as marketing, cost accounting, experience value, information management and transparency, etc

Sustainability & Activism: Fronterra is not just a business, however: it is an agent of change dedicated to promoting the shift toward a more sustainable interaction with the Natural world. Having passionate like-minded team members on board makes sure we are authentic to this cause and ‘walk the walk’. Things we are looking for include:
-Has dedicated time and energy toward social justice, understanding our connection to that which sustains us, how economics and sustainability intersect
-Has an in depth knowledge of the importance of change and, in particular being in a culinary destination, the role food has on our impact on the natural world in terms of our sustainability

Personality: This is the most important as everything else can be built but you cannot change a person. We fully believe on hiring for attitude and developing aptitude. Specific qualities of a ‘Fronterrian’ include:
-Has dedicate time to help others with lesser privilege than themselves
-Has demonstrated the importance of finding a cause greater than themselves and working towards it
-Has passion for the fleeting thing we call life and the importance of laughing, loving helping and nurturing the world around us.

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FoodWork ID: 39616       Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Apr 9 2017