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Careers

Work at Fearrington Village

We are an equal opportunity employer.

We’re hiring! And we’re always looking for folks with a positive attitude and a desire to satisfy the customer. The name of the company is Fitch Creations, Inc., but most folks know us as Fearrington VillageTM. We started Fearrington in 1974 and we are its sole developer and builder. We own and manage almost all the businesses in our Village Center, including the shops, restaurants, inn, spa, bookstore and more. It’s all we do, and we’re based here too. These different businesses offer you paths for career growth.

Current Openings

Full-Time Nail Technician

A nail technician is responsible for providing a high end luxury nail service to our spa guests. This position reports directly to the Spa Manager. We are looking for both a part time and full time technician. Responsibilities include:

  • Ensures a pleasant visit for each guest
  • Maintain effective guest relations
  • Maintain a positive attitude towards management, co-workers and guests alike
  • Prepares and maintains the products, supplies and equipment in the nail salon
  • Promote and sell nail products
  • Maintain knowledge of all treatments and have the ability to explain treatments to guest
  • Maintain cleanliness and neatness of the spa
  • Possess critical time management skills
  • Assist management and co-workers as requested or needed
  • Attend all departmental, spa and property meetings and training sessions

Qualifications include:

  • Ability to work as part of a dynamic team to consistently deliver a quality product
  • Ability to verbally communicate effectively with guests and team members in the English language
  • Tolerance of all cultures
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays

Catering & Special Events Staff

Catering and Special Event staff are responsible for working special events on the property including weddings and corporate functions. These functions are located at one of Fearrington’s on-site venues, including The Fearrington Barn and The Garden Terrace. Recently, Forbes Travel Guide, America’s most trusted hospitality ranking system, listed The Fearrington House Inn as the nation’s “top luxury hotel for weddings.” It’s a great opportunity to become a part of a great team!

The Catering and Special Event team is responsible for site preparation, food service and upholding a high standard for customer service. Work is year round, but seasonal with spring and fall being the busiest times. They will report to the catering manager.

Long work days are common (approximately 12+/- hours, working inside and outside, and many events are nights and weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

Responsibilities include:

  • Set up for events; including cleaning, stocking and set-up of regularly used items such as tablecloths and place settings, arranging table placement and putting up a buffet, carry trays to serve guests and cleaning up at the event’s conclusion.
  • A catering staff’s duties during the event can vary based on the situation, but, in general, they must be able to focus on the job while staying on their feet and moving about freely, which can include bending, climbing stairs and carrying items weighing 25-50 pounds.
  • Good communication is important, as is being able to follow directions efficiently and meeting the physical demands of the job. A positive attitude while on the job is also essential.
  • Catering staff must adhere to health and safety standards at all times, even when closing down at the end of the event, which will include breaking down the table set up and taking tablecloths and linens to the laundry.

Qualifications include:

  • Ability to arrive at work in a timely manner and with a pleasing disposition
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as banquet event orders
  • Ability to prioritize work tasks, multi-task, and maintain focus
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Previous customer service experience is preferred but not required

Food Runner

Join one of America’s top fine dining restaurants, The Fearrington House Restaurant, and our casual dining restaurant, The Belted Goat, located near Chapel Hill, NC. Work under the direction of Executive Chef Colin Bedford, who was recently awarded the international culinary world’s top accolade, Grand Chef. A food runner is responsible for the presentation and delivery of food items and will report to the head maître d’

Responsibilities include:

  • Greet guests as they enter into premise
  • Provide preliminary information regarding menu
  • Describe dishes to customers
  • Deliver food to tables
  • Check food for accuracy
  • Prepare soups and salads when required
  • Replenish food and beverages
  • Take additional orders when required
  • Bus and clear tables
  • Clean tables and work areas
  • Wash dishes and assist in food preparation
  • Transport trays of soiled dishes

Qualifications include:

  • Ability to work as part of a dynamic team to consistently deliver a quality product
  • Ability to verbally communicate effectively with guests and team members in the English language
  • Tolerance of all cultures
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays

Breakfast Server

Join one of America’s top fine dining restaurants, The Fearrington House Restaurant located near Chapel Hill, NC, and work under the direction of Executive Chef Colin Bedford. Chef Bedford was recently awarded the international culinary world’s top accolade, Grand Chef.

A breakfast server is responsible for the daily preparation of the restaurant, food service and upholding a high standard for customer service. They will report to the head maître d’.

Responsibilities include:

  • Cleans and stocks regularly used items
  • Maintains working knowledge of menu items and specials
  • Operates cash register/customer payment, follows all front end and cash accountability procedures
  • Trains other staff as needed
  • Maintains back-stock areas according to department standards
  • Assists in other departments as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs

Qualifications include:

  • Ability to arrive at work in a timely manner and with a pleasing disposition
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as department manual
  • Ability to prioritize work tasks, multi-task, and maintain focus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Experience or interest in natural foods and cooperatives
  • Previous barista and/or cooking experience
  • Required frequently: standing, bending, reaching, scooping

Pastry Cook

Join one of America’s top fine dining restaurants, The Fearrington House Restaurant located near Chapel Hill, NC, and work under the direction of Executive Chef Colin Bedford. Chef Bedford was recently awarded the international culinary world’s top accolade, Grand Chef.

A breakfast server is responsible for the daily preparation of the restaurant, food service and upholding a high standard for customer service. They will report to the head maître d’.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares all pastry and bakery items
  • Works dessert buffet stations and banquet plate ups
  • Follows recipes, assists in the development of new recipes
  • Follows prep list.
  • Ensures all products are fresh before serving
  • Ensures that all coolers and storage areas are maintained neat, organized, and items rotated
  • Maintains highest sanitary conditions
  • Ensures that all work areas are safe and secure; reports any unsafe conditions to your supervisor
  • Your supervisor may assign other duties and activities from time to time

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of experience
  • Previous experience in a high volume quality kitchen
  • Team player, self motivator
  • Excellent communication and organization skills

Interested in a position? Follow the steps below.

Step One

Print and fill out our employment application.

Step Two

Once completed, scan & email the application to us or fax to (919) 542-4020.

Step Three

Have a resume? Include it in your email. Need help applying? Email us with questions.

International Applicants

We hire local and international staff. Fearrington assists with the processing of J-1 Visas for those individuals from abroad with appropriate educational and work experience who seek to advance their professional career by training at Fearrington for 18 months.

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