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.

Completion of a 30-day residential program at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville is the prerequisite for becoming an employee with us. It is the best way to get an introduction to life here. Successful completion of a month-long Living Yoga Training (LYT) Program or one of the Ashram’s residential Integral Yoga Teacher Training programs would fulfill that requirement.

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 

Day Manager

Part time (7-15 hr)

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 Irma Rosario at [email protected] or ext 143 at the main ashram line: 434-969-3121

 

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]

Marketing Assistant/Copy Editor

Full-Time

The Marketing Assistant will be responsible for a variety of writing and ad design tasks as needed by the Director of Marketing. This position is best suited for a creative, detail-oriented person with excellent writing and design skills. Software training will be provided as necessary.    

 

Responsibilities

  • Writing compelling descriptions of programs and workshops for the Yogaville website, program guide, and email newsletter.
  • Working with program presenters to develop effective written presentations of their programs  
  • Meticulous editing of out-going marketing materials (web and printed)
  • Creating two weekly email marketing campaigns to be sent through Mailchimp
  • Producing a weekly blog for the Yogaville website in WordPress
  • Designing program ads in Photoshop

Requirements

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong knowledge of Yogaville and its programs
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop is a plus
  • Knowledge of email marketing and Mailchimp is a plus
  • Familiarity with WordPress is a plus
  • Completion of a 30-day residential program at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville

Questions?

Contact Bill
[email protected]

Receptionist

Temporary part-time position

The Operations Department is seeking a Receptionists to serve in what has often been regarded as the most important position at the Ashram. You will be the face and voice of Satchidananda Ashram, greeting guests as they arrive, answering phone calls and offering direction throughout their experience with us. This is a temporary position.  At this time there is no end date – it could be anywhere from weeks or months.

 

Responsibilities

  • Answer Calls and Greet Guests
  • Perform Gift Shop transactions
  • Train and communicate with Volunteer Receptionists
  • Assist Gift Shop Manager

Requirements

  • Has completed a 30-day Residential Program
  • Upbeat and enthusiastic approach to serving every guest and sangha member
  • Basic Computer Skills and ability to troubleshoot issues

Questions?

Contact Richard Young 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
  • Discounted Teacher Training

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
  • Discounted Teacher Training

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