*Job Opening:  *

Incubator Kitchen Manager at Allen Neighborhood Center

Allen Neighborhood Center is seeking a highly organized and energetic
person to manage programming in our licensed commercial kitchen, including
our Incubation Program for food entrepreneurs. This position will be
half-time, although in mid-2021, may grow to full time and involve
overseeing rental of ANC’s Great Room and Conference Room for special
events, meetings, and community activities.

Strong 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
employee. Please submit your resume and cover to
[log in to unmask], or drop it at ANC, located at 1611 E.
Kalamazoo, Lansing, MI 48912 *by November 4 at 5pm*.  Call Joan Nelson at
517-999-3912 with questions.


*Kitchen Management includes* 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:

   - Manage inquiries, and organize “talk and tours” for prospective
   - Guide 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,
   - Link kitchen tenants with appropriate training, including business and
   financial planning, safe food production, and branding and marketing.
   - Regularly check in with Makers to advise regarding next steps.
   - Manage Incubator tenant relations and operations.
   - Ensure the safety of all food handled and produced in the Kitchens.
   -  Oversee billing, in cooperation with ANC’s Financial and Business
   - Help create and distribute materials to recruit new tenants and
   support existing tenants.
   - Maintain strong relationships with local, county and state agencies,
   the state-wide Kitchen Incubator Network, and other food system
   - Oversee rental of the kitchen to community groups and families for
   special events; and periodically help to design engaging cooking classes
   for the public.

*Required Background, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:*

   - Knowledgeable about kitchens (small and large equipment, utensils,
   etc.); curious about diverse culinary traditions and foodways on Lansing’s
   - Commitment to maintaining a clean shared environment (ServSafe and
   other certifications are helpful) and a positive customer experience
   - Professional and resourceful (even ‘entrepreneurial’) style with the
   ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative and
   to manage multiple tasks at a time
   - Excellent verbal and written communication skills
   - Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
   - Experience with complex scheduling projects
   - Experience in managing and creating relationships with multiple
   partners, patrons, renters
   - High level of initiative and positive thinking; willingness to jump in
   and self-manage.
   - Flexibility to work non-traditional hours, including weekends and
   - Commitment to Lansing’s Eastside, its residents, stakeholders and
   strategic partners throughout the mid-Michigan region.

*About Allen Neighborhood Center *

Established 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 broad agenda.

*About Allen Market Place Facility*

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.

Joan Nelson, Director
Allen Neighborhood Center
1611 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48912
517- 999-3912 (direct dial)
517 - 862-6918 (cell)