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.

Click a job title below to see the description and requirements 

Guest Services Manager

The Guest Service Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Guest Services Department. This involves serving guests of the Ashram in various ways, managing a team, as well as maintaining a sattvic environment for all.

Responsibilities:

  • Welcoming the guests and helping them to get oriented to Ashram Life
  • Creating weekend schedule that coordinate with all the different programs needs
  • Manage a guest services team and cross train everyone to be able to support a team environment
  • Coordinate the scheduling of the Ashrams various public spaces and rooms. While keeping the rooms organized, well stocked, and clean.
  • Spend time maintaining guest rooms and coordinate annual room inspections to assure each room is properly furnished with fully functional furniture.
  • Maintaining a large collection of keys
  • Researching and keeping an inventory that suits our guests needs

Requirements:

  • The ability to manage various projects at the same time
  • Experience in conflict resolution within a busy environment
  • Previous management of staff or large groups
  • Successful completion of a 30 day residential program
  • Organizational proficiency in scheduling and prioritizing
  • Ability to respond under pressure
  • Willing to work weekends
  • Basic computer skills 

 

Operations Manager

Full Time

Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville is seeking a dependable, energetic, self-motivated, efficient, and inspiring individual to serve as Operations Manager.

This position is full-time

Job Responsibilities:

The Operations Manager works closely with the Executive Director and facilitates communication between the various departments. This position requires a very hands on approach with a can do attitude for solutions. It involves hiring employees, training of staff, monitoring results and handling high-volume requests from various departments while directly managing:

  • Guest Services
  • Housekeeping
  • The Day Managers
  • Scheduling
  • Transportation
  • The Kitchen Manager and team

Requirements:

  • Previous managerial experience of a team with various departments
  • A self starter with initiative, resourcefulness, and dependability
  • The ability to be a team player that can train and develop staff
  • Experience in Google docs and excel
  • Successful completion of either the LYT program or a month-long Teacher Training

Questions?
Please contact Siva Moore, Executive Director, 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 Integral Yoga Basic 200 hour Teacher Training

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

 

Day Manager

Part-Time, (15-hrs per week)

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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Arranging transportation
  • Supervising volunteers
  • Delegating daily tasks

Requirements include:

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

Questions?
Please contact Richard 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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