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We are hiring for both full-time year-round and seasonal positions!  Our summer season begins in April with on-boarding and training, and ends in October. Whether you are looking to join the community indefinitely, or come for some summer fun, now is the time to apply!

Living expenses are minimal for employees at Breitenbush. Free housing, free meals, free utilities, health insurance*, dental insurance*, paid time off*, paid wellness leave, and more, all add up to a generous compensation package. Most employees are able to save a significant portion of their wages and live very comfortably.

A strong service ethic, positive attitude, and commitment to having fun is required for all positions. It is our mission to provide a safe and potent environment where people can renew and evolve in ways they never imagined. We are stewards of the land, ensuring access to the hot springs and healing water to all beings who respect them. Whether you are leading repairs on the hydroelectric system, planting trees, cooking meals, turning beds, or managing reservations, we are all committed to providing an awesome experience for our guests and ourselves!

* Health insurance, dental insurance, and paid time off are additional benefits afforded to year-round positions.
** In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

  • Healing Arts Coordinator

    Guest Experience Department - Healing Arts Team
    $16.88 / hour + tips

    Healing Arts Coordinator (“HAC”)


    The Healing Arts Coordinator (“HAC”) is an important leadership position within the Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat & Conference Center (“BHS”). The HAC is one of four Guest Experience Coordinators and will collaborate closely with the Kitchen Coordinator and Guest Services Coordinator to ensure the smooth operation of the Guest Experience Department. The HAC reports to the Business Director and will work closely with the Finance Director when it comes to budgeting and headcount.


    The HAC is responsible for the operation, planning, and overall functioning of the Healing Arts team operations, including, but not limited to: purchasing, scheduling, budgeting, inventory, training, interviewing and participating in the hiring of new staff.


    The Healing Arts team at Breitenbush is in the process of being re-established. Currently we are offering massages to our guests by scheduling Licensed Massage Therapists (“LMTs”) who are able to come for short stints of time. We are needing an individual to focus on hiring and building a team of full time LMTs. While continuing to coordinate the current roster of part time LMTs plus refine and establish operational systems. This position will include both administrative work and massage therapy. As the Healing Arts Team matures to a place of effective performance the manager position will either no longer be needed or be absorbed into the teams. In our eyes this would be a sign of success from the HAC position.


    Key values this position would ideally center on and cultivate within the Events team and Guest Experience Department:

    • Excellence in oversight and management

    • Accountability

    • Empowerment

    • Collaboration

    • Expertise

    • Fostering leadership 

    • Developing and holding vision

    • Encouraging work-life balance


    These key values are a foundational part of this position and the culture at Breitenbush. As a cooperative we aim to work together to provide a transformational experience for our guests. Although this position is accountable to the responsibilities listed below, a main objective for this position will be to disperse duties and responsibilities throughout your team(s). 


    The HAC is responsible for effective oversight, management, delegation, and execution in the following areas: 


    Administration in Support of Healing Arts

    • Responsible for the budget that supports the Healing Arts, including: labor, supplies, vendors & services, equipment needs, etc.

    • Responsible to oversee the management of the Healing Arts team in their day-to-day operations 

    • Oversee the hiring, training and performance reviews of Healing Arts team members

    • Work with the Personnel Coordinator if any personnel related issues arise within the team

    • Works with accounting department to process invoices, make payments, and track receipts

    • Manages budgets within Board of Directors-approved targets.

    • Oversees Healing Arts team purchases and tracking

    • Keeps inventory and supply budget on track 

    • Manages the massage rooms and facilities

    • Coordinate with Clearing Arts for sheets and linens 

    • Responsible for stocking and ordering supplies

    • Maintains effective workflow of LMTs

    • Manage the massage appointment system so that it is updated and correct 

    • Creates and maintains the LMT schedule

    • Coordinated any coverage with fill-in or part time LMTs

    • Maintains database of current and previous LMTs

    • Develops and maintains training manuals for Healing Arts team

    • Responsible for checking with Personnel to ensure insurance and license info is updated

    • Ensures Healing Arts communication with guests are updated and accurate


    Required Qualifications

    • Oregon massage license and liability insurance

    • Minimum 2-3 years professional massage experience required

    • Must offer Swedish/Relaxation massage, though additional modalities are welcome

    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills

    • Ability to multitask and prioritize effectively

    • Proven ability to build and lead an effective team

    • Interest in various healing modalities


    Desired Qualifications

    • Experience with worker-owned cooperatives

    • Management experience

    • Experience with appointment systems (ex. Acuity Scheduling and Google Calendar)


    Compensation and Benefits

    • Level 2, Tier 1 of Breitenbush Co-op Wage Scale (currently $16.88/hr)

    • The opportunity to become a member-owner of the Cooperative

    • Employer-provided housing

    • Employer provided utilities (including heat, long distance phone and high speed internet)

    • Guesting privileges and discounted events

    • A generous meal plan at little to no cost

    • Discounted massages

    • Household items provided (Dr. Bronner’s soap, toilet paper, etc.)

    • Community living in the Cascade Mountains

    • Hot springs, sauna, yoga and more!

    • Commute to work across a footbridge that spans the Breitenbush River

    • Professional and personal opportunities for growth


  • Lead / Prep Cook

    Guest Experience Department - Kitchen Team
    $13.50 / hour

    Breitenbush Hot Springs is seeking a prep cook employee to join our existing vegetarian kitchen team. This position is vital to the success of the food service we provide to our guests.

    This is a full-time regular hire position that reports to the Breitenbush Guest Experience Director.

    Last September, Breitenbush was severely damaged by wildfires. All of our guest cabins were lost, along with a few other guest facilities. We are in the process of rebuilding and have been slowly opening to guests this summer with fewer amenities than in the past.

    Work is full-time and shift hours will include evenings, weekends, and holidays.

    Prep Cook Job Responsibilities:

    • Sets up and stocks food items and other necessary supplies
    • Prepares food items by cutting, chopping, mixing, and preparing sauces
    • Follows direction of and works directly with lead cooks
    • Maintain cleanliness and complies with food sanitation requirements by properly handling food and ensuring correct storage
    • Cleans and sanitizes cooking surfaces and supplies during shift
    • Performs inventory checks and completes food storage logs

    Prep Cook Qualifications/Skills:

    • Basic written and verbal communication skills
    • Organizational skills
    • Accuracy and speed in executing tasks
    • Ability to work as a team member
    • Follows directions and instructions
    • One year of experience as a prep cook and/or restaurant worker
    • Food Handlers Card

    Compensation and Benefits

    • Oregon minimum wage
    • Full-time/year-round positions include Health and Dental insurance, and generous paid leave!
    • Employer-provided housing at hot springs retreat
    • Free utilities (including long distance phone and high speed internet)
    • Community living in the Cascade Mountains
    • Use of hot springs, sauna
    • Commute to work across a footbridge that spans the Breitenbush River

    Breitenbush Hot Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Breitenbush does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, military service, or association with a protected class.

How to Apply

Applying is easy! Apply online at our career portal through the button below. 

Submit your resume and cover letter as attachments, and complete the online application.  Be sure to complete the application, otherwise, we might not see it! 

There are many positions open now, and new opportunities pop up year-round. Most positions advertised now are full-time year-round.  Our seasonal positions begin in March or April, and you can apply for those now too! Just let us know in the application or interview which type of position you are most interested in.

We look forward to meeting you!

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