Head Cheesemaker

HILDENE, THE LINCOLN FAMILY HOME   Manchester, VT   Full-time     Food Service
Posted on January 14, 2022

About Hildene

Once the summer estate of Robert & Mary Lincoln, Hildene is comprised of a 1905 Georgian Revival home, formal and working gardens, restored Pullman railcar Sunbeam, agricultural operations, cheesemaking facility, 12 miles of trails, and year-round programming. Hildene's mission supports cultural heritage, environmental sustainability, and civic engagement.

Head Cheesemaker

The goat dairy at Hildene Farm is looking for a dedicated individual to fill the role of Head Cheesemaker. The position involves all aspects of artisanal cheese production and creamery management. The Head Cheesemaker is responsible for setting a high standard for food safety and quality; a background in cheesemaking and food safety is required. The ideal candidate will share in Hildene's mission Values into Action while being committed to creating a superior small-batch artisanal product. They will be self-motivated, highly organized, detail-oriented, flexible, and have strong communication skills. They will excel at representing Hildene Farm within the artisanal cheese industry, to guests touring the creamery, and to attendees at Hildene events from educational programming to fundraisers. This individual is the sole full-time employee working in the creamery with part-time assistance as needed. While the work is largely independent, the Head Cheesemaker is a crucial member of the Hildene team working closely at times with the goat dairy manager and staff, regularly with the livestock manager, and semi-regularly with the marketing, programming, and advancement departments.

Advancement & Volunteer Coordinator

The Advancement & Volunteer Coordinator will actively support and assist the Advancement Director at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home. This position will take a leadership role in managing our Membership Programs, Corporate Partners Program, and Lodging Sponsorships to ensure these programs reach their revenue goals. This position will effectively use our relationship management database for accurate reporting and prompt stewardship to our donors, partners, and volunteers. This position will also manage and grow our dynamic volunteer program.

Reporting to the Advancement Director, this person is a partner in managing day to day operations in a joyful manner that supports the mission, brand, and reputation of Hildene while building a sense of connection within our donor community and a pipeline of lifelong advocates, enthusiasts, donors, and benefactors. The ideal candidate will offer exceptional interpersonal skills, acute attention to detail, a proven ability to manage confidential information with grace and discretion, experience with databases, proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, as well as an eagerness to grow professionally.

Full job descriptions are available at: https://hildene.org/about/staff Positions offer Dental and Vision Insurance, 401K, paid time off, and holidays.

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates for employment who will contribute to our diversity.