Yogaville Employment Opportunities

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Working as staff at the Ashram provides a wonderful opportunity for Self exploration and growth in a truly unique environment. Being here allows us to discover and understand who we are.

All employees are asked to participate in morning and evening meditation programs and Hatha classes. This is where you can absorb the teachings and meditative practices that will help you experience your own inner light. However, this is not required but it is highly suggested.

We ask our staff to bring a sincere, positive intention to every job. This will greatly support our ability to work together in harmony. Love should be the underlying motivation in our daily work and task. Maintaining and protecting Ashram atmosphere for the benefit of all should be the goal of every staff member.

If you have any interest in being a part of staff or volunteering at the Ashram please apply. Based on departmental needs, Management will determine the placement of applicants according to their qualifications and experience. If no positions are available we will hold applicant on file and forward to all qualified positions.

Details

Full Time Positions

Our full time positions require 32-40 hours per week of Ashram service and part time require 15-25 hours per week. As an Ashram employee we offer meals, access to Ashram programs and facilities. Some housing is available on campus for a cost, along with many local homes offering possibilities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our Volunteers are needed mostly on weekends, although some programs run longer. Please add any information you feel we should know and where in particular you would to volunteer. As a Ashram volunteer we offer meals, possible housing, and a full heart after performing karma service at the Ashram.

Desired Skills

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Management
  • Self-Motivation
  • Decision Making
  • Organizational Skills
  • Computer/Microsoft Office

Current Employment Positions

Our full time positions require 32-40 hours per week of Ashram service and part time require 15-25 hours per week.

Click/touch a job title below to see the description and requirements 

Teacher Training Administrator

(Full-time Position)

The Integral Yoga Academy at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented person to serve in the Academy full-time. This position offers the opportunity to be part of the Academy team, participate in the Ashram’s daily sadhana (spiritual practice) schedule of meditation sessions and Hatha Yoga classes, as well as other community events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating training schedules
  • Liaising with Ashram departments
  • Overseeing volunteer staff
  • Supporting IYTA (Integral Yoga Teachers Association) as time permits

Requirements include:

  • Completion of Integral Yoga Basic 200 hour Teacher Training
  • Minimum of One Year Commitment
  • Basic computer skills: Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong ability to relate to others

 

 

IYTA Administrator

Full-Time

The IYTA Administrator position is best suited for an outgoing, social media savvy Integral Yogi with an interest in serving our international sangha. This position requires supporting and regularly communicating with over 20 remote Integral Yoga (IY) centers and their teacher trainings. Using social media and other creative modes, the IYTA Administrator will also help to further the education of IY teacher training graduates and disseminate the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda.

This position is full-time : usually M-F and full-time to include 32-39 hours a week.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Track and support remote IY teacher trainings and IYTA members
  • Use social media, including FB, newsletters, teacher directory, blogs, etc., to reach out and connect with IYTA members and centers beyond Yogaville
  • Continue to find and create ways to connect remote centers back to Yogaville/IY
  • Learn how to navigate WordPress to keep the website updated

Requirements:

  • Completion of a 30-day residential program at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville;
    200-hr Integral Yoga Teacher Training preferred
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, ability to work on a team
  • General knowledge of computers: Word, Excel proficiency
  • Bonus skills would include photography and video experience

Questions?
Questions? Please contact Sita at [email protected]

 

 

Day Manager

Part time or Full Time

The Day Manager is instrumental in the successful operation of the Ashram as a hub for communications from various departments and sangha. The ideal candidate can multitask, resolve complex issues and provide outstanding customer service. Must be available on weekends.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Arranging transportation
  • Supervising volunteers
  • Delegating daily tasks

Requirements:

  • Completion of a 30-day residential program at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville.
  • Communication with community, program participants and employees/departments.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • General knowledge of computers.

Questions? Please contact Richard at [email protected]

Programs Administrator

Full-Time

The Workshops Department is searching for a dedicated, friendly customer service and person-oriented candidate to assist and administer with our Weekend Workshops and Silent Retreats. This department brings in top presenters, and the Programs Administrator personally serves them and their participants. This position reports to the Program Coordinator.

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaison to presenters and other Ashram departments
  • Overseeing volunteer staff
  • Orders office supplies
  • Issues ashram reservation/transportation requests
    for presenters and volunteer staff
  • Co-coordinates silent retreats with Program
  • Coordinator and Retreat Directors
  • Reports/summarizes program running to share interdepartmentally
  • Assists Coordinator as needed

Requirements include:

  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Organizational proficiency (scheduling, prioritizing)
  • Detail oriented and thorough
  • Ability to respond under pressure
  • Stamina and willingness to work some longer days
  • Ability to work weekends
  • Ability to lift 10-20 pounds (moving Yoga props, folding chairs, boxes, etc)
  • Basic computer skills MS Office Suite and familiarity with Google Docs/Wordpress is a plus)
  • Completion of a 30-day residential program at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville.

Helpful:

  • Familiarity with basic audio visual setup or willingness to learn
  • Certified Integral Yoga Hatha teacher

Questions?
Contact Bhuvaneswari at [email protected] or ext 143 at the main ashram line: 434-969-3121

 

Kitchen Manager

Full-Time

The Ashram Kitchen is seeking a Kitchen Manager to serve our community and guests. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic team of dedicated individuals providing sattvic (pure and balanced) vegetarian meals for our Ashram and spiritual community.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the preparation of meals based on Sri Swami Satchidananda’s teachings on the yogic diet
  • Leading and organizing the kitchen team  
  • Developing staff
  • Planning and cooking meals
  • Administering kitchen budget
  • Supervising the Order and Inventory Staff
  • Overseeing kitchen sanitation and hygiene

Requirements include:

  • Ability to inspire kitchen staff with respect to nutrition and food preparation
  • Willingness and capacity to serve with diverse groups and personalities
  • Awareness, understanding, and implementing of the Ashram Cooking Guidelines  
  • A flexible and good-natured attitude in regard to serving with an ever-changing crew
  • Completion of a 30-day residential program at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville and the Ashram Yogi Kitchen Program

Questions?

Operations Manager at [email protected]

 

Human Resources Manager

Full-Time

The HR Manager is the first point of contact for ashram staff, regarding policies, grievances, employee communication and engagement. This department is an opportunity to assist in many areas and support Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting hiring manager with recruiting and orientation of new staff
  • Assisting staff with issues as they arise and offering insight for direction towards solutions
  • Handling grievances and mediations between staff and community
  • Maintaining and upkeep of current filing system along with processing and creating documents

Requirements include:

  • The highest degree of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Some management experience and excellent communication skills
  • Emotional intelligence along with general business acumen
  • Completion of a 30-day residential program at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville

Questions?

Contact Angie at [email protected]

 

Yogaville Elementary School Teacher

Full-Time

Seeking a highly creative, energetic, and self-motivated elementary school teacher, to be the daily leader at the Yogaville Vidyalayam (Temple of Learning). The Vidyalayam is a private kindergarten through fifth grade school, which is held is a one-room schoolhouse in Yogaville. Along with the traditional reading, writing, math, and science subjects, the Vidyalayam also fosters love and understanding of the principles of Integral Yoga, as taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda. Historically, the Vidyalayam has run as an open play and project-based school, with the students receiving their education with lots of hands-on learning. The Vidyalayam has major influences from Montessori and Waldorf philosophies. As the main teacher, you will be responsible for leading the daily lessons and activities, with the help of an assistant. A typical day includes opening circle, arati, Hatha yoga, meditation, outdoor time, and lessons. As the Yogaville community is rich with talented and inspiring sangha members, we regularly invite swamis, ministers, and other individuals to be guest speakers and to lead activities.

The position includes a private house on school grounds (utilities included), and meals in the school and dining hall. The school year begins September 2, 2019, with the position starting at the beginning of August.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with members of the School Board to create the curriculum
  • Running the daily classroom learning and activities
  • Working closely with the Teaching Assistant

Requirements

  • Current elementary education certification
  • Minimum 11-month commitment
  • Clear background check
  • Familiarity with the Integral Yoga teachings and Yogaville

Accepting Applications with Resumes through May 31, 2019.

Questions?

Contact Lilavati Eberle,
Vidyalayam School Board Member, at [email protected]

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Applicants must have successfully completed a 30-day Residential Program and be committed to the values of Integral Yoga.

Employment Benefits

Full-time Ashram employee benefits:

  • 3 free vegetarian meals per day
  • Dental insurance (after 6 months of continuous employment)
  • 20% discount on all purchases at the Integral Yoga Natural Food Store
  • 6 paid “wellness days” per year (after 30 days of employment)
  • Community Hatha Yoga classes, meditation sessions, Saturday night satsang, pujas, weekly evening talks, and spiritual discussion classes
  • 50% discount (after 3 months of employment) on local Ashram workshops, programs, and retreats, as well as free attendance (3 free places available on a first-come/first-serve basis) at various weekend workshops
  • A free once-a-year, 3-day stay at the Ashram (after 6 months of employment) for your immediate family members
  • 25 to 40 hours of Vacation (after 1 year of employment)
  • 6 paid holidays

Part-time Ashram employees benefits:

  • 3 free vegetarian meals per day
  • 20% discount on all purchases at the Integral Yoga Natural Food Store
  • Community Hatha Yoga classes, meditation sessions, Saturday night satsang, pujas, weekly evening talks, and spiritual discussion classes
  • Free attendance (3 free places available on a first-come/first-serve basis) at various weekend workshops

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