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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities at Tara Mandala

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.

Photo credit: Clinton Spence

The following jobs are available:

Maintenance Staff

The Maintenance Staff position is a fantastic opportunity to work on the beautiful land of Tara Mandala, and keeping everything in working order. The main objective is to ensure smooth and efficient operations of all building, land, and infrastructure systems at Tara Mandala. During the summer retreat season Maintenance Staff works with a “Land Crew” of Living Dharma Program participants, and thus are responsible for providing a rewarding and balanced experience for their team. The selected candidate will participate in new systems, innovations, and approaches to operations, working directly with the Land and Facilities Manager, Operations Director, and Executive Director, and oversee minor repairs with local contractors. They will also keep the land, roads, and gardens in good condition, and provide snow plowing in winter months.

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Kitchen Manager

The Kitchen Manager of Tara Mandala is in charge of our community and commercial kitchen serving up to three, primarily organic vegetarian, meals. Meals are prepared for between 20-100 staff and participants (on rare occasions up to 300) in a buffet style. The Kitchen Manager reports directly to the Director of Operations and runs the kitchen and dining room within Tara Mandala’s vision and mission while supervising a staff consisting of paid staff and program participants (who may have no professional kitchen experience). The Kitchen Manager is responsible for all kitchen functions including scheduling, food purchasing, menu creation, recipe creation, and adherence; following of all health codes; general sanitation and cleanliness; training of employees and temporary help in methods of cooking, preparation, presentation, budgeting and cost control. For more information, email Clifton at clifton.carmody@taramandala.org

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Seasonal Cooks

3 positions available. Seasonal Cook is a full time temporary (approximately May-Sept) contractor position. This is a great opportunity to use your prep cook or line cook experience to make primarily organic vegetarian, meals. The seasonal cook will be working with other paid staff members and spiritual program participants who might have no kitchen experience, your patience and kindness will be essential. Ability to follow directions and recipes are must have skills. Please, only those with professional cooking experience need apply. ServSafe or other food handling certification required. For more information, email Clifton at clifton.carmody@taramandala.org

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Learn more about the culture at Tara Mandala:

Leadership Values »

Code of Conduct »

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.

Photo credit: Clinton Spence