Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities at Tara Mandala

Due to retreat cancelations and uncertainty pertaining to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have suspended hiring for summer seasonal positions.  We will revisit the need for seasonal staff week to week. Please submit an application if you want to be considered after we start accepting applications again. Thank you for your interest in Tara Mandala positions. 

We have several employment opportunities available. These positions offer the perfect opportunity to integrate work life and Dharma practice in a cohesive way while living in a Dharma community. We invite you to join the Tara Mandala community, offer your services to the Dharma, and deepen your practice on the land!

On-site positions include room and board, a variety of housing options, and various benefits. All positions require legal eligibility to work in the USA.

The following jobs are available:

Retreat Manager

The Retreat Manager works closely with the Program Manager and Operations Manager to make sure all retreats run smoothly at Tara Mandala. During the retreat season, the Retreat Manager is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of all the programs and retreats at Tara Mandala. The Retreat Manager reports to the Operations Director and Program Manager and is overseen by the Executive Director.  This is a seasonal position with the potential to be year-round with additional non-retreat season duties.

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Seasonal Gardener

The seasonal gardener is responsible for the landscaping and vegetable gardens at Tara Mandala, this includes maintenance as well as repairs and new plantations. The seasonal gardener manages some of the Living Dharma Program participants assigned to gardens and Tara Mandala residents volunteer their time to help with the gardens. Tara Mandala implements organic and sustainable gardening practices working in harmony with nature and Buddhist values.

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Seasonal Cooks

We will be hiring seasonal cooks for our summer retreat season, from April through mid-September. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute meaningful work and service to a harmonious community of residents, visitors on retreat, teachers, and staff. Three years restaurant, retreat center or large party catering/cooking experience required. These are full time, seasonal contractor positions. Please fill out an application (click here) or email our kitchen manager Brian at bernie.bernier@taramandala.org

Learn more about the culture at Tara Mandala:

Leadership Values »

Residential Agreement »

After one year of employment, all residential full-time positions include a paid two weeks Losar retreat each year, attendance at one 5-day on-site program, and other special residential staff teaching programs. Organic vegetarian and vegan meals are provided 3 times a day during programs, and twice on weekdays during the fall through spring months. Tara Mandala is a drug- and smoke-free community of committed Dharma practitioners. Please email us at: info @ taramandala.org if you have any questions.

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