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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 32-35 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 32-35 hours per week of Ashram service and part time require 15-25 hours per week.

Maintenance Assistant

Part-Time (20-26 hours)

The maintenance team is seeking motivated, capable, detail-oriented, and focused applicants for a part-time position. Your position will be to assist with the upkeep of the ashram and complete various projects. Maintenance is responsible for the day to day maintenance of the Ashram.

Candidates should be well skilled at taking directions and completing tasks in a timely fashion. Applicant should be proficient in any skilled trade. The Ideal candidate will feel completely at ease building, repairing, problem solving, and sourcing supplies from various locations.

The job is M–F and part-time, 20-26 hours a week

Responsibilities Include:

  • Electrical, plumbing, drywall, and a willingness to perform manual labor
  • Ability to learn, if not skilled in all particular trades
  • Responding to written maintenance requests and following through until completion.

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of either the LYT program or a month-long Teacher Training
  • Ability to manage a steady workload
  • Demonstrate initiative, cooperation, resourcefulness, and dependability
  • Skilled in any trade
  • Programs Development Assistant

    Part-Time (20-26 hours)

    Program Development Director is seeking motivated, capable, detail-oriented, and focused applicants for a part-time Personal Assistant Position.

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Filing and organizing computer files
    • Keeping information from different sources up to date
    • Sending/collecting information to/from presenters by email
    • Getting bids on contract printers
    • Ordering printing press products
    • Proofreading marketing material

    Requirements:

    • Ability to prioritize and manage workload
    • Demonstrate initiative, cooperation, resourcefulness, and dependability
    • Successful completion of either the LYT program or a month-long Teacher Training

    Programs Administrator

    Full Time

    The Workshops Department is searching for a dedicated, friendly customer service and person-oriented person 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
    • Oversee 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 Integral Yoga Basic 200 hour Teacher Training

    Helpful

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

    Satchidananda Ashram does not currently have any job openings.
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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

    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

    Employment Application Form

    Please complete this 3 part application form. You will be contacted by a staff member within one week of receiving your completed form

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