On-Site Retreat Ministry Host at Meadowkirk
Middleburg, Virginia

Meadowkirk at Delta Farm (www.meadowkirk.org), a Christian retreat ministry in historic Northern Virginia is seeking a hands-on Retreat Host to help implement the organization’s distinctive guest group experience and to support our focus on offering respite, recreation and renewal for the many church groups, nonprofits, educational organizations, businesses and others we serve.

 

Compensation commensurate with experience and based on factors such as full-/part-time status and the use of on-site staff housing.

 

Among this key hospitality team member’s responsibilities will be the ability to:

 

Help ensure a consistently premier experience for visiting guest groups

 

Pre-retreat:  Work with guest groups to confirm/coordinate retreat plans, including facility set ups and use of amenities, meal service details, retreat-related documentation, and guest arrival/departure specifics

 

Retreat arrival:  Prepare retreat group welcome packets and materials, greet guest group leaders and present an overview of Meadowkirk’s retreat guidelines

 

During guest group stay: Serve as a lead retreat services provider, working with visiting groups and other hospitality team members to coordinate and implement retreat logistics and all contracted retreat elements – spanning overnight lodging, meeting spaces, meal service and guest activities/amenities

 

Work with kitchen team members before, during and after guest mealtimes to implement Meadowkirk’s range of family-style, buffet, grab-and-go, and special event dining formats, including: preparing dining areas to ensure clean, properly configured and aesthetically pleasing spaces; printing/posting menus and related signage; setting, clearing and sanitizing guest tables and serving surfaces; assisting kitchen team with food and beverage item delivery; and serving as a primary mealtime liaison between guest group(s) and kitchen team – anticipating and responding to guest needs, including proactively replenishing food and beverage items

 

Track hospitality-related supplies inventory and assist with ordering items

 

Help coordinate housekeeping services and facilities set-up activity

 

Perform light housekeeping tasks – such as restocking consumables, removing trash from selected common areas, cleaning spills – during guest stays; participate in occasional space configuration activity

 

Adjust thermostats, blinds, lighting in common spaces; conduct facility openings and closings

 

Perform detailed pre-retreat facilities inspections and resets; participate in completion of routine grounds preparation checklists, as needed

 

Conduct detailed post-retreat facilities inspections to help ensure retrieval of guest belongings and help identify potential building maintenance/repair issues. Prepare spaces for housekeeping team

 

Help maintain A/V systems, providing guest groups with basic system overviews, as needed

 

Compile guest group retreat/event evaluations as part of Meadowkirk’s ongoing quality improvement process

 

Help to prepare and participate in pre-retreat internal planning meetings. Work with Meadowkirk’s guest reservations and team calendars, retreat planning documents, online bookings platform and other tools

 

Maintain a strong focus on warm, welcoming and unobtrusive guest group service, personal dependability and team work, details and deadlines, following instructions correctly, personal/professional organization, proactive problem solving, and overall excellence

 

Work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment – demonstrating excellent time management and multi-tasking skills, as well as the ability to handle constructive feedback well

 

Internalize and follow the guidelines outlined in Meadowkirk’s Hosting Guide

 

Demonstrate excellent verbal/written communications skills, particularly in guest group settings

 

Serve diverse cultures and socio-economic groups so that guests are welcomed and included

 

Work collaboratively with all other team members – including sales, marketing, fundraising, dining services and maintenance – to ensure a consistently premier guest experience

 

Participate in other related duties as assigned

 

Retreat Hosting Rotation. Position involves retreat/event hosting on designated weekends (primarily) and weekdays via a balanced, shared schedule with other team members, with corresponding weekends/weekdays off.

 

Candidates will have min. 1-3 years of relevant experience in areas such as ministry operations, front-of-the-house hospitality, restaurant and/or hotel service, special event execution, or similar expertise – and a heart for Meadowkirk’s mission to “create a premier, Christ-centered destination in historic Northern Virginia that provides an idyllic setting for individuals and groups to experience God and the glory of His creation.”

 

Bachelor’s degree and/or relevant professional certification preferred. Also required:  proof of U.S. citizenship, valid driver’s license, strong verifiable work references and satisfactory background check.

 

To apply for this job, please click here https://justchurchjobs.com/apply/3666

Address

Meadowkirk
38012 Delta Farm Ln
Middleburg, Virginia 20117

Contact

Meadowkirk
+1 540-687-5565
[email protected]

Website

www.meadowkirk.org

Location
Middleburg, Virginia
Job type
Full Time
Posted
Hours/week
Full-time
Pay rate
TBD
Ordained position
No
Exempt status
Not Exempt
Skills
Leadership
Industries
Church Ministry