Art of Living Retreat Center

Health & Happiness in the Mountains of North Carolina

Imagine one of the most scenic environments on Earth - and you could live there! The Art of Living Retreat Center is dedicated to offering people ways to discover greater health and happiness.

About Art of Living Retreat Center

The Art of Living Retreat Center is a scenic retreat in the gorgeous Appalachian Mountains. The center offers contemplative experiences as well as great work and service opportunities on both a seasonal and permanent basis.

Paid work positions include seasonal and year-round. The enthusiasm and dedication of our staff, the supportive environment of the center, our volunteers, the silence of the mountain, and the rich tradition of this place all make the Art of Living Retreat Center a fantastic opportunity for professional and personal growth and service.

Ideal Candidate

We would be the best fit for each other if you are

  • Open-minded
  • Flexible and dynamic
  • Team-oriented, yet able to work alone
  • Comfortable with quiet
  • Interested and/or personally invested in personal transformation
  • Have a dedicated mindset that can also chill out

Room and Board

We offer special housing accommodations on site for staff and volunteers in shared accommodations. Housing options vary... We also provide delicious vegetarian meals at discounted rates.

Employee Perks

  • Complimentary and discounted retreats
  • Discounted spa treatments on-site
  • Health Insurance for Full-time staff
  • Paid time-off
  • 401-k
  • Opportunities to join our excellent programs
  • Access to activities including: yoga, meditation, kirtan & the arts
  • A supportive environment
  • Great natural surroundings literally in your backyard in the Appalachian mountains
  • Community of yogic practice that can help support your practice and growth
  • Plenty of space for quiet time
  • Reading room available to staff and volunteers

Getting Here and Getting Around

If you are staying here, you would not need a car, though many staff choose to bring their own vehicle to get into town, etc. Initial transportation can be arranged from town and there is private and public transportation from the Charlotte airport to the town of Boone.

For Fun

  • Great hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking
  • Canoeing and Kayaking nearby
  • Ziplines nearby
  • Rock climbing
  • Yoga
  • Group meditation sessions

Our Jobs

Boutique Assistant Manager

Boone

Lifestyle boutique located at Art of Living Retreat Center is seeking experienced, mature, personable, Assistant Manager to add to our team!

If you have excellent sales skills, a natural passion for healthy lifestlyes, leadership qualities with experience, and feel comfortable offering advice about merchandise you are selling to create a better customer experience, then we want to talk to you.

As Assistant Manager, you will partner with the Store Manager and our entire team to increase sales, enhance the customer experience, and build our presence in the Retreat Center.

On the sales floor, you will lead by example, direct the sales behaviors of the team toward success. All team members must be able to share product knowledge and help customers understand which products fit their needs, support their lifestyles and make great gifts. This will create a more comfortable and fun shopping experience leading to increased sales and repeat visits.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to sales floor management, sales performance, team management, opening/closing duties, inventory assessment.

Required experience:

  • Retail sales and/or management: 2 years

Digital Marketing Specialist

Boone

We are looking for a person with solid prior experience in digital communications, especially social media advertising and search, to join our team. You will be able to enjoy a beautiful, peaceful environment and a strong spiritual community while also using your skill set to support other people in their practice. The work would involve:

• Creating and analyzing ad campaigns on Facebook, IG, and Google search

• Email Marketing

• Social Media Marketing

• Marketing ops and vendor relations

• Miscellaneous tasks that come up to support the communication team's overall goals

An analytical mindset, strong communication skills, and open mind and previous experience are all a plus.

It's a fun environment, where we work hard but also put time aside for our practice or being in nature. Compensation includes include room, board, salary and discounted access to onsite retreats and classes, all in a pristine natural environment.

 

Dining/Buffet Attendant

Boone

Art of Living Retreat Center (www.artoflivingretreatcenter.org) is now hiring a Dining/Buffet Attendant (Full-time and Part-time) for its food services. The kitchen serves guests and staff at a retreat center nestled on a mountain peak of stunning natural beauty in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Organizational Mission : The Art of Living Retreat Center seeks to reawaken human values – compassion, love, togetherness, joy, harmony – and to nurture them in day-to-day life. The Center hosts workshops and retreats that takes guests deeper into the rich experience of life.

Position Summary : Our goal is to provide our guests with a great vegetarian dining experience and stellar service. The operation is run by a small team of cooks, buffet attendants and a Head Chef.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities include :

- Greet guests promptly, cheerfully, and courteously,

- Takes guest remittance as required and makes every effort to ensure a high quality of the guest’s dining experience

- Communicating guest concerns to the Manager as appropriate

- Clean tables, restock plates, cutlery etc.

- Checking levels of product in the buffet and reporting replacement needs to the kitchen management.

- Set-up and tearing down of cold and hot buffet items as assigned.

- Keep back dining area replenished and organized (to-go boxes, shakers, napkins, etc).

- Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications :

Some dining/server experience is required

Positive attitude

Upbeat and outgoing personality

Excellent communication skills

Willingness and ability to work with diverse populations

Excellent initiative and motivation to independently stay busy. Works well in a fast paced environment.

 

Application Requirements : Need to pass background screening

Housekeepers

Boone
Help maintain the tidiness and cleanliness of the retreat center with room turnover and facility cleaning. It's a beautiful campus and our housekeeping team makes sure it stays beautiful for our visitors. Prior Housekeeping experience in the hospitality industry required.

Houseman

Boone

We are hiring a Full-Time Houseman.

Responsibilities include:

-Assist in performing laundry duties (collecting, transporting, loading/unloading washers and dryers, folding, delivering, etc.)

-Assist housekeeping supervisor to collect dirty linen and transport from rooms to laundry area, as well as transport clean linen from laundry to rooms.

-Stock rooms with clean linen (sheets, towels, etc.)

-Set up and maintain event space and meeting rooms, as well as other reasonable tasks as assigned by Manager

-Ability to carry, lift, move items of 20-50 lbs. This position requires standing and movement during an 8-hour shift.

Qualifications :

-Previous cleaning or housekeeping experience a plus

-Positive attitude & teamwork

-Need to pass background check & references are required

Benefits : We offer a professional, and natural environment, and an inexpensive healthy employee lunch.

Compensation includes include room, board, salary and discounted access to onsite retreats and classes, all in a pristine natural environment.

Kitchen Utility/Dishwasher

Boone

Responsibilities include:

Perform kitchen prep duties as directed by the Chef

Washing dishes, pots and pans during prep period and service

Put deliveries and organize storage

 

Qualifications:

Some kitchen experience is required

Positive attitude

Upbeat and outgoing personality

References required

 

Compensation includes include room, board, salary and discounted access to onsite retreats and classes, all in a pristine natural environment.

Lead Buffet Cook

Boone

We are hiring a Full-Time Lead Buffet Cook

Responsibilities include:

Perform kitchen duties

Be able to handle kitchen duties and team members when Chef is not available

Maintaining kitchen inventory and cleanliness and health standards

 

Qualifications:

Kitchen experience is required

Experience managing a kitchen preferred

Positive attitude

Team player personality

References required

Need to pass Background Screening

 

Compensation includes include room, board, salary and discounted access to onsite retreats and classes, all in a pristine natural environment.

Licensed Massage Therapist, Ayurvedic

Boone

Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Retreat Center, Boone NC is expanding its facility and team, and has an opening for both Full Time and Part Time experienced licensed massage therapist. You must have a NC massage therapist license and be eligible to work in the US. This position offers a competitive compensation package and Ayurvedic Bodywork Training. We offer a serene, professional, and natural environment, an inexpensive vegetarian employee lunch, employee discounts on herbs, products, treatments, and Art of Living yoga/meditation programs. Our Spa has recently been awarded, Best Ayurvedic Program in the US. and Best Detox Program in the US.  This is not a short term or temporary position, please apply only if you are going to be around for a minimum of one year, longer preferred.  Please send your resume to krossi@artoflivingretreatcenter.org.

Marketing Intern

Boone

This position is an entry-level position. All that is needed is creativity and a willingness to get involved 100%. You will be part of the marketing team, pursuing various strategies to let people know about upcoming programs to help them feel healthier and happier. You may find yourself working with social media, email and the web. If you have an interest or skills in graphic design or writing that is a plus. Room and board are included, along with a small stipend. You will also have opportunities to learn more in the field of digital communications as well as access to occasional retreat programs and weekly yoga classes onsite.

Reservations Agent

Boone
This position will serve as the primary telephone contact for callers seeking information about the Retreat Center or who are seeking to make a reservation for accommodations, Spa Packages or Retreats. The Reservation Agent will also be working with our Front Desk/Reception Team as well as our Sales and Marketing Departments.

Spa Attendant / Housekeeper

Boone

Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Retreat Center, Boone NC is looking for a full time or part time Spa Attendant / Housekeeper. This position supports our Therapy Team, preparing treatment rooms and Ayurvedic services set-up. Cleaning, doing laundry, and serving guests is also an important part of this position, Must have, patience and perseverance, ability to display grace under pressure, be willing to serve others, and a fun team player. We offer a serene, professional, an affordable employee lunch, employee discounts on herbs, products, treatments, and Art of Living yoga/meditation programs. Our Spa has been positioned for growth, this is a great time to join us, and contribute your special skills and talents to participate in growing Shankara Ayurveda Spa, as a World Class Ayurveda Spa. This is not a short term or temporary position, please apply only if you are going to be around for a minimum of one year, longer preferred.  Please send your resume to krossi@artoflivingretreatcenter.org.

Salary: $10.50 /hour

How to Apply

As a first step, please e-mail your resume to hr@artoflivingretreatcenter.org and mention the position you are applying for in the Subject. Then fill the form by clicking on "Apply Here" below.