Working as staff at the Ashram provides a wonderful opportunity for Self exploration in a truly unique environment, where we work, study and grow together. Discovering and understanding who we are is an ongoing process, and Ashram life allows all levels of being to be addressed: physical, mental and spiritual.
Your help is extremely valuable for the daily functioning and energy of the Ashram. However, Ashram work alone is not the purpose for being here. Participation in morning and evening meditation programs is very important as well. This is where you can absorb the teachings and meditative practices that will help you experience your own inner guiding light.
We ask our staff to bring a sincere, positive intention to every job. This will greatly support our ability to work in cooperation. Love should be the underlying motivation in our work. Maintaining and protecting Ashram atmosphere for the benefit of all should be the goal of every staff member.
Our seasonal and year-round positions require 32-35 hours per week of Ashram service and offer small stipends, room and board, as well as access to Ashram programs and facilities. Based on departmental needs, Management determines the placement of applicants according to their qualifications and experience.
Three-month or longer job opportunities in the following areas:
Grounds/Maintenance/Landscaping, Kitchen and Housekeeping.
Year-round positions currently available:
Kitchen Manager/Head Chef
The Ananda Kitchen caters to vegan, gluten free and vegetarian diets. We offer a creative work space for individuals interested in healthy-food preparation.
We are looking for someone with prior experience in overall vegetarian kitchen management, including food ordering, food costing, menu planning, food safety practices (ideally with a food safety certification), scheduling, and organizational skills. Needs to be an excellent cook proficient in different vegetarian disciplines. Applicants should have an understanding and familiarity with gluten-free and vegan cooking and enjoy creativity with their menu development and food presentation (i.e. vegetarian sushi, gluten-free desserts, seasonal produce). Good leadership skills and ability to function in a flexible environment are important. Needs to have excellent communication skills and interact well with a management team. Requires coordinating staff in meal preparation for up to 100 people.
Preference given to culinary school graduates. Some experience in a commercial kitchen is preferred. Perfect position for someone interested in personal spiritual development and who would value the programs offered at Ananda Ashram.
The Housekeeping Manager oversees the Housekeeping Department operations and is responsible for the timely turnovers of our guest rooms and overall cleanliness of the guest buildings of Ananda Ashram. The full-time live-in position is perfect for someone interested in spiritual development who would value the programs offered here.
The Housekeeping Manager is responsible to guide and supervise support staff and volunteers, order supplies, handle the linen service and keep inventory of furniture, fans, fixtures and equipment. Duties further include being responsive to guest needs, handling light maintenance and being aware of temperature controls throughout the varying seasons. They will work closely with Management, especially regarding budget limits when purchasing, and maintain close communication with the reservation office for guest arrangements, changes and special considerations.
Requires someone with high standards, great energy and good communication skills who knows how to organize and delegate projects and who enjoys creating a clean and beautiful atmosphere. Housekeeping or managerial experience a plus.
Above Positions include room and board plus stipend. Interested applicants should email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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