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Job Opening at Allen Neighborhood Center:
and Incubator Kitchen Manager
Neighborhood Center is seeking a highly organized and energetic person to
manage all programming in our licensed commercial kitchens, including our Incubation
Program for food entrepreneurs; and, to oversee rental of ANC’s Great Room and
Conference Room for special events, meetings, and community activities.
candidates will have education or training related to the position; and passion
about food and community. Compensation
commensurate with experience and training; competitive benefit package offered
for this full-time employee. Please submit your resume and cover to [log in to unmask]org,
or drop it at ANC, located at 1611 E. Kalamazoo, Lansing, MI 48912 by September 26. Call Joan Nelson at 517-999-3912 with
1) overseeing all operations of the Incubator Kitchen, including rental by food
entrepreneurs, and 2) planning classes on food preparation, food preservation,
and culinary job skills training for the public:
inquiries, and organize “talk and tours” for prospective tenants.
prospective tenants through the on-boarding process, an inclusive startup
process consisting of tasks required to start a food business (e.g., securing a
license, obtaining product liability insurance, etc.)
kitchen tenants with appropriate training, including business and financial planning,
safe food production, and marketing.
check in with current and on-boarding businesses to provide advisement for next
Incubator tenant relations and operations.
the safety of all food handled and produced in the Kitchens.
billing, in cooperation with ANC’s Financial Manager.
create and distribute materials to recruit new tenants and support existing
tenants and their businesses.
strong relationships with local, county and state agencies, the state-wide
Kitchen Incubator Network, and other food system professionals.
- Oversee rental of the kitchen to community
groups and families for special events; and periodically help to design engaging
cooking classes for the public.
will involve outreach to the community to promote and book ANC facilities, in
particular, the Great Room and Conference Room:
promotional information via robust social, traditional, and neighborhood ‘media’
the first contact with the public on all rental opportunities, responding
promptly to inquiries with clear information on the space, services, pricing
and other key information. Give tours as
requested by potential renters.
review contract obligations with potential renters, including costs and items
used, making sure all forms are completed correctly.
exceptional customer service to clients before, during, and after rental.
track all financials related to property rentals, in cooperation with ANC’s
Financial and Business Manager.
Required Background, Knowledge, Skills and
and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team
player, to take initiative and to manage multiple tasks/projects at a time
verbal and written communication skills
organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
with complex scheduling projects
to maintaining a clean shared environment (ServSafe and other certifications
are helpful) and a positive customer experience
in managing and creating relationships with multiple partners, patrons, renters,
as well as rotating AmeriCorps and interns
level of initiative and positive thinking; willingness to jump in, learn quickly
in special events coordination is helpful.
about kitchens (small and large equipment, utensils, etc.); curious about
diverse culinary traditions and foodways on Lansing’s Eastside.
to work non-traditional hours, including weekends and evenings
to Lansing’s Eastside, its residents, stakeholders and strategic partners
throughout the mid-Michigan region.
in 1999, Allen Neighborhood Center is a dynamic hub for neighborhood
revitalization and for activities that promote the well-being of Lansing
Eastside residents and other stakeholders. The Eastside of Lansing is home to a diverse
mix of people from a variety of socio-economic, cultural, racial and ethnic
backgrounds. This rich blend of ideas,
lifestyles, and traditions is reflected in a long history of people committed
to preserving and improving their neighborhood and celebrating its uniqueness. While our ‘place-based’ mission focuses on the
Eastside, we work in close collaboration with regional entities that share our
About Allen Market
A project of Allen
Neighborhood Center, the Allen Market Place (AMP) facility is located immediately
behind the Center. The AMP houses our commercial
kitchens, food storage, the year-round Allen Farmers Market, and the Exchange Food
Hub. The AMP Great Room and Conference Room, often in demand for community
events, are available for rental when not being used for ANC programs.
“Much more than a physical space; community is an
experience”. Ron David
Joan Nelson, Director
Allen Neighborhood Center
1611 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48912
517-999-3912 (direct dial)