Fallingwater Hiring Event

Fallingwater Hiring Event

February 15, 2022

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Located at The Barn at Fallingwater

Join our team of dedicated and passionate people caring for and sharing Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, Fallingwater. Our in-person hiring event is a great way for you to meet hiring managers, learn more about employment opportunities and interview for positions starting above $15/hr.

Photo of the Barn at Fallingwater
Map to The Barn at Fallingwater

The Barn at Fallingwater is located at 1478 Mill Run Rd, Mill Run, PA 15464

Facilities Caretaker – Part Time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at our Fallingwater location, is seeking a highly motivated individual as a part-time Facilities Caretaker, who will be responsible for cleaning buildings, removing debris and keeping areas neat and clean, mainly at the Visitor Center and the Barn at Fallingwater (staff offices and event space). However, the part-time Facilities Caretaker may be assigned work in other locations at Fallingwater as needed. This position will report directly to the Head of Housekeeping.

Job Duties
  • Checks restrooms at the Visitor Center hourly and cleans restrooms and replenishes toilet paper and soap dispenser, as needed. Monitors bathroom supply needs and reports when supplies need replenishing.
  • Keeps Visitor Center swept and mopped, picks up trash, removes leaves and other debris, keeps windows clean, wipes off desk surfaces and in the winter may be required to handle minor snow removal on steps. Assists Café staff with keeping tables clean, as needed.
  • Responds to minor maintenance issues in the Visitor Center and fixes or reports items needing repair to maintenance. Visually inspects lights and changes light bulbs as needed.
  • Collects trash from Visitor Center daily, and removes it to collection spot for pick-up.
  • Works at the Barn event space as scheduled, sweeps and mops floors, cleans bathrooms and replenishes supplies.
  • Assists events staff with set up and clean up for special events at the Barn, ancillary buildings and museum as assigned. Maintains supplies at the Barn and reports any necessary supply orders.
  • Assists with basic exterior maintenance at the Barn event space, such as sweeping, shoveling and spiderweb removal.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as requested.
Absolute Requirements
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays.
  • Flexibility with schedule and hours.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to meet all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work with cleaning fluids and other chemicals.
  • Ability to climb up and down stairways and ladders.
  • Ability to move tables and chairs.
  • Ability to bend, twist, lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for periods in excess of two hours.
  • Ability to operate equipment such as brooms, mops, leaf blower, snow shovel, toilet plunger, vacuum and floor buffer.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Understanding of janitorial procedures.
  • Ability to well work independently and with others.
  • Ability to effectively manage time throughout the day.
Location

This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This is a part-time, seasonal opportunity without benefits.

Pay

Starting Rate: $15.38/hour

Application Process

Please send a cover letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Facilities Caretaker – PT in the subject line.

Application Deadline
Until filled

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Kitchen Assistant

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Fallingwater, a property entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and designated as a National Historic Landmark and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is seeking a Kitchen Assistant to assist the Executive Chef/Baker with preparation and delivery of food for Café and for special events.

Job Duties
  • Assists with preparation of food items for daily Café menu, group dining and specialty tours. Manages kitchen functions in absence of Chef/Sous Chef.
  • Complies with food service government regulations, as directed by supervisor.
  • Assists in monitoring kitchen supplies and inventory for shortages and informs the supervisor.
  • Assists with food and supply orders.
  • Keeps kitchen clean and neat.
  • Works closely with Chef on special events catered by the Café. Assists with food preparation, and set up and clean up of meal items.
  • Supports the Conservancy’s cost containment and fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable.
  • May assist in the Café by waiting on customers, some final food preparation and service.
Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to stand for up to eight hours.
  • Must be able to bend, move and lift up to 40lbs.
  • Ability to work with dangerous equipment, including knives, slicers and ovens.
  • Frequent bending and stooping.
  • Work in a hot environment, sometimes with or near open flame.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior food service experience in a restaurant kitchen and some knowledge of food preparation required.
  • Culinary school degree or strong on-the-job experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of food service government regulations is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of attractive food plating and display helpful.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays and be flexible with schedule and hours.
Location

This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This is a full-time hourly position with benefits.

Pay

Pay range: $16.54 – $18.46 per hour

Application Process

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Kitchen Assistant in the subject line.

Application Deadline
Until filled

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Café Assistant – Part Time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at our Fallingwater location, seeks a highly motivated person as its Café Assistant Part Time who will provide customer service and will wait on customers in the café and assist in preparing and presentation of food.

Job Duties
  • Keeps Café clean and neat
  • Preps, cooks and plates items for Café service, grab-and-go, table service and special events as needed
  • Waits on customers, runs cash register, balances at end of day
  • Assists in maintaining inventory, monitors shortages and informs co-workers, assistant manager or manager as needed
  • Supports the Conservancy’s cost containment and fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with food preparation, cooking service and preparation
  • Good customer service and organizational skills
  • Some experience handling cash
  • Some knowledge of food preparation and presentation
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, holidays and be flexible with schedule and hours
Location

This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This is a regular part-time position.

Pay

$15.77 – $21.25 per hour

Application Process

Please send a letter, résumé and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Café Assistant PT in the subject line.

Application Deadline
Until filled

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Museum Store Sales Associate – Part Time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, at its Fallingwater location, seeks a pleasant and enthusiastic individual to assist customers at the Fallingwater Museum Store.  The primary function of the position is to assist the full-time sales team in the day-to-day operations, which includes providing customer service and selling store merchandise. Retail or customer service experiences preferred.  Must be flexible with schedule, dependable and able to work weekends.

Job Duties
  • Waits on and assists customers with purchases.
  • Accurately processes sales transactions via Point of Sales system.
  • Assists senior associates with opening and closing procedures, which includes cash handling and balancing cash drawer.
  • Restocks merchandise and maintains displays.
  • Cleans Store daily and upholds its appearance.
  • Sells WPC memberships in Museum Store.
  • Supports the Conservancy’s cost containment and fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable.
  • Assists with year-end inventory counts.
  • Assists with organization of backstock and stockroom.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as requested.
Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Stand for long periods of time (at least three hours).
  • Reach overhead and bend over to restock and access stock.
  • Climb a step stool or small ladder.
  • Lift 10 lbs. consistently, and 30lbs. occasionally.
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Qualifications
  • Must have at least two years of sales experience, preferably in a gift shop or home store environment.
  • Must be familiar with computerized Point of Sales systems and possess computer skills.
  • Experience with cash handling is strongly preferred.
  • Professional customer service skills and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Flexibility with schedule and hours and ability to work weekends and holidays are required.
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Location

This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This is a part-time opportunity without benefits

Pay

Starting rate: $16.15/hr.

Application Process

To apply, please send a letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list PT Museum Store Sales Associate  in the subject line.

 

Application Deadline
Until filled

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Visitor Services Representatives – Part Time – (2 Positions)

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Fallingwater, a National Historic Landmark and UNESCO World Heritage site owned by The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), is seeking highly motivated and engaged individuals to serve as Part-time Visitor Services Representatives who will be responsible for taking and updating reservations and visitor information, greeting visitors, selling admission tickets, staffing the information desk and working with internet ticket sales. They will also assist with Fallingwater special events, as needed. These positions will report directly to the director of visitor services.

As an iconic museum destination with an international audience, Fallingwater offers its visitors an unparalleled experience and upholds the highest industry standards in customer service and hospitality.

Job Duties
  • Trains and works at all areas within the visitor services department including, admissions booth, reservation office, information desk, group sales and shuttle driver when needed.
  • Communicates with individuals who are interested in Fallingwater.
  • Completes visitor requests for information and mails brochures as requested.
  • Answers questions from visitors in person, on the telephone and via email, and directs visitors to proper areas.
  • Compiles end of day paperwork on a daily basis, including cash and credit card receipts.
  • Follows cash handling procedures in the admissions booth, information desk and reservations office as established by the visitors services manager, operations supervisor and finance department.
  • Tallies daily attendance numbers and assists in managing visitor flow through the control of daily reservations and visitors entering the property.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with on-site staff and work stations to ensure a smooth visitor services process by notifying all appropriate areas, including admission booth, information desk, museum shop, café, and floor supervisor of reservation totals and special situations.
  • Maintains the visitor services database.
  • Entering new reservations and update existing information received by telephone, mail, email in the reservation office.
  • Compile daily summary report, generate and send email confirmations.
  • Sell tour tickets and process payments. through reservations office, at admissions booth or information desk.
  • Compile daily internet sales and/or gift card redemptions and activations reports.
  • Completes group reservations, lodging partner reservations, and maintain lodging partner account statements (as assigned).
  • Assists with reservations, information and admissions concerning special events held at Fallingwater and the Barn at Fallingwater, as requested.
  • Provides other support to Special Events as needed including scheduling, set-up and clean-up.
  • Supports the Conservancy’s cost containment and fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as needed.
Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Utilizing keyboarding and fine motor skills.
  • Bending, twisting, lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds.
  • Sitting for periods in excess of two hours and working at a computer.
Preferred Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Must have good verbal and written communications skills, professional telephone etiquette and a strong customer service orientation
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work well independently and with others. Must present a positive and friendly image to visitors
  • Must be detail-oriented and have a working knowledge of office procedures
  • A working knowledge of word processing and data base software is required
  • Must maintain a good knowledge of Fallingwater and environs and WPC
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays and flexibility with hours and schedule is required
  • Previous experience in handling cash; accuracy and attention to detail
  • Must be able to remain calm under pressure
Location

This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This is a seasonal, part-time opportunity without benefits.

Pay

Pay range: $16.15 – $21.73 per hour

Application Process

To apply, please send a letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Part-Time VSR in the subject line.  

Application Deadline
Until filled

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Executive Chef

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Fallingwater, a National Historic Landmark and a site on the UNESCO World Heritage List owned by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, is seeking a highly motivated and experienced professional as its new Executive Chef. As an iconic museum destination with an international audience, Fallingwater offers its visitors an unparalleled experience and upholds the highest industry standards in customer service and hospitality. Fallingwater’s executive chef plays a key role for the site by overseeing the café operation at the Fallingwater Visitor Center, fine dining for specialty tours, and menu and food preparation for fundraising events.

Located in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Fallingwater takes great pride in the rich heritage of Appalachia and encourages the executive chef to take inspiration from the region’s culinary history to create elevated and seasonal offerings that are contemporary yet authentic. Our organization strives to operate as sustainably as possible, and Fallingwater has achieved Green Restaurant Association and Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant certifications by minimizing waste, reducing water and energy consumption, and using the best organic ingredients from local farms and regional purveyors. Additionally, the Conservancy’s Farmland Access Initiative provides unique collaborative opportunities for regional sourcing and food sustainability.

Job Duties
  • Develops unique and cuisine-appropriate menus for the Fallingwater Café and special events and takes inspiration from the culinary heritage of this region of Appalachia
  • Demonstrates an ability to provide high-quality offerings to a diverse range of audiences across programs. Delivers popular, affordable options for the general public at the Fallingwater Café as well as high-concept, elevated fine dining for fundraising events
  • Stays current on development trends in the restaurant industry, particularly as they relate to organic food standards and sustainability
  • Maintains Green Restaurant Association and Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant certifications and works to continually enhance sustainability of all operations
  • Monitors inventory and purchases supplies and food from approved vendors, with a focus on local and regional sources
  • Explores partnerships with local farms and purveyors as well as the Conservancy’s Farmland Access Program to meet food sustainability goals
  • Oversees inventory control and prepares year-end inventory analysis
  • Maintains kitchen building, café cook area and surroundings in conditions that meet the highest standards and health code regulations
  • Hires, trains, and supervises kitchen and café staff, ensuring the highest standards of professionalism, hospitality, customer service, and quality
  • Directs and trains kitchen and café staff in meal preparation, plating and service, providing prep support as needed
  • Prepares meals for special events and fundraising dinners
  • Oversees the wine and beverage program, working with Security to maintain inventories for all alcoholic beverages
  • Carries out management responsibilities in accordance with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s policies, programs and procedures. These responsibilities include the development and administration of budgetary information; recommending and/or approving staff changes or actions; ensuring appropriate training and staff development; providing advice and guidance on the more complex aspects of the job; and resolving complaints or related divisional issues
  • Ensures that cash control measures in all food service operations are followed.
  • Supports the Conservancy’s cost containment and fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as needed
Absolute Requirements
  • Advanced education in food preparation, culinary arts or equivalent experience is required
  • Prior experience working for high volume in an arts/culture, resort, hotel, catering or comparable setting is required
  • Prior supervisory experience is required. Must have the ability to plan work schedules and assign duties; ability to provide or arrange for training; ability to supervisor employees
  • High level of skill and abilities in planning and preparing a variety of menus/recipes
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment and services necessary to run an efficient kitchen
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well with managers and staff is essential
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to regularly reach with hands and arms and talk or hear while performing job duties
  • Ability to sit for extended periods while prepping food; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and climb or balance
  • Ability to stand for extended periods throughout the work day, as well as stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to work in an environment with moderate to high noise level
  • Ability to work in an environment with exposure to fumes and vibrations
  • Ability to drive a motor vehicle
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of catering for special events preferred
  • Knowledge of organic food standards and sustainable restaurant operations preferred
  • Ability to deal with suppliers and vendors
  • Knowledge of local suppliers helpful
Location

This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This is a regular, full-time opportunity with full benefits.

Pay

Pay is competitive and to commensurate with experience: $57,000 – $90,000

Application Process

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Executive Chef in the subject line.

Application Deadline
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COVID-19 Considerations

All WPC/Fallingwater locations are mask friendly, but not required. We are encouraging vaccinations. All employees are required to follow the WPC Covid policy in effect, which is subject to change based on CDC recommendations.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is fully committed to diversity and inclusion. We seek contributors from all backgrounds to join our team. Read our equal opportunity employer statement.