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:
Kitchen Manager/Lead Cook
We are hiring a Kitchen Manager/Head Cook. This position will start in June of 2020. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute meaningful work and service to a harmonious community of residents and staff. This position will be responsible for managing the Kitchen, ordering and inventory, maintaining and upholding the cleaning practices suggested by the CDC and State and Local agencies, and cooking the daily lunch meal for all on-site residents and staff 5 days a week, as well as preparing one evening meal for ritual practice purposes (Tsog). Three years in a retreat center (preferred), kitchen management, restaurant or large catering/cooking experience required. This is an onsite, full-time, hourly position.
The Maintenance Staff position is responsible for the upkeep, repair of the buildings and land at Tara Mandala. This role assists in the implementation of planned projects at the 700-acre retreat center. General building maintenance and repair, infrastructure maintenance, and landscaping and gardening experience required. This role specifically works on building repairs and maintenance, small water system maintenance, gardens and landscaping and assists the Land Manager on site-specific projects. Tara Mandala implements organic and sustainable gardening practices working in harmony with nature and Buddhist values. Two years related experience in landscaping, building and land maintenance is required.
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.