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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. Many benefits are included: housing, most meals, 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.

  • Network Administrator and Automation Technician

    Facilities Department
    $13.50 / hour

    Network Administrator and Automation Technician

    Full-Time Regular Hire Position 

    Breitenbush Hot Springs (BHS), a worker-owned cooperative, has an immediate opening on our Information Services and Automation Team for a full-time Network and Automation Technician. This position works to provide end-user technical support and maintain hardware and software infrastructures for a unique Apple OSX-based network that provides a broad range of services. This is a full-stack position that includes all aspects of network design, installation, programming, maintenance and end-user technical support for a remote network that provides a broad range of services for a thriving business and small community. In addition, this position is a member of the Automation team that is responsible for designing, selecting, installing, calibrating and maintaining instrumentation and controls associated with the Breitenbush’s utility systems.  This is a year-round, full-time position. 

    BHS is a remote, rustic retreat and conference center located ten miles north of Detroit, Oregon. The community is surrounded by the Willamette National Forest and has access to countless outdoor activities. For more information about the community and the business, you are encouraged to visit our website at 

    Minimum requirements: 

    • Thorough working knowledge of Google Workspace and associated apps. 

    • Thorough working knowledge of the Apple OS X GUI and the ability to troubleshoot and solve common end-user problems. 

    •  Knowledge of Ubiquiti mesh and the UnFi Network Controller. 

    •  Proficiency in design, installation, programming and maintenance of network infrastructure, including inside plant, outside plant, in-ground, riser, and radio tower installations.

    •  Excellent customer service skills.

    •  Very high degree of integrity.

    •  Curiosity and an interest in learning.

    •  Ability to live and work closely in an off-grid intentional community. 

    •  Positive attitude, congenial and outgoing. 

    •  Physically fit - all community members participate in keeping paths clear of snow in the winter.

    In addition to these minimum requirements, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate proficiency with one or more of the following:

    • Sophos UTM. 

    • UHF radio programming and maintenance. 

    • Windows 10/11. 

    • Ubuntu Linux.

    • AutoCAD.

    • MS Visio. 

    • Cloud services such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud. 

    • VoIP/SIP protocols. 

    • Telephony (PBX, premises wiring, etc.)

    • Low voltage electronics (PLC, relays, sensors, etc.)

    • Point-to-point 5.8Ghz microwave backhaul; installation and configuration.

    • Proficiency with systems automation, monitoring and control (SCADA, HMI, PLC, MODBUS Protocol, PID Loop programming etc.)

    • Proficiency with Inductive Automation’s Ignition HMI programming including Python programming, Ignition expression language, SQL Database query language, graphical interface design, HTML familiarity and proficiency in the creation and function of User Defined Data Types.

    • Proficiency with Automation Direct Do-More PLC ladder logic programming, including use of User Defined Data Types, analog 4-20mA controls, control of Vector Frequency Drives and MODBUS communications protocol.

    • Living in community, off-grid living.


    Responsibilities of the position include:

    • Maintain the integrity of the on- and off-property network, phone systems, computers, peripherals, all physical and virtual components of the network and phone systems, and all radios owned by the business such that they provide reliable, secure and consistent connectivity and operability. 

    • Provide on-call user technical support via radio, phone and our web-based ticketing system. 

    • Provide and assist with end-user training. 

    • Work with the Administration Team to create and administer all network and cloud-based user accounts.

    • Manage software updates on Servers and all client machines.

    • Maintain and administer data backup systems. 

    • Serve as an advisor and consultant to the Board of Directors, the Membership, the Business Director, Marketing Director, Finance Director and other stakeholders regarding the use and maintenance of the network, phone systems, and radios, network security, acquisition of new hardware, software and other technologies, and planning for future expansion. 

    • Work with the BOD and the Membership to create and administer guidelines and agreements for the community and business use of the network, phone systems and radios. 

    • Develop and maintain working relationships with outside vendors for purchasing, repair, maintenance and consultation. 

    • Create and maintain a system of documentation and storage for all computers, radios and software installed on business-owned computers, and maintain up-to-date service logs for all network, phone system and radio components. 

    • Maintain a working knowledge of the technologies used in the network and phone systems and keep up to date with developing technologies, available software and hardware upgrades and security issues that may affect operability of the network, phone and radio systems. 

    • Administer, troubleshoot and maintain all elements of our Programmable Logic Controller and Human Machine Interface network. 

    • Design and install new network infrastructure (this will include building outside plant junction boxes, pulling wire, installing and punching down new network nodes, climbing radio towers, etc.)

    • Keep all network-related licenses current (FCC, Security Certificates, Firewall licenses, etc.)

    • Provide AudioVisual/Technical setup and support for Events (Concerts, Workshops, etc.)

    • Maintain a safe, clean and orderly work environment in all network and automation work and storage spaces.

    Benefits include:

    • Simple, rent-free housing in the Breitenbush Community, all utilities provided 

    • Full medical/dental and vision coverage 

    • Full access to all guest and staff facilities (hot springs, sauna, trails, etc.) 

    • Discounted massages 

    • Living off the grid in the woods on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains 

    • Ability to participate in many events and workshops, often at staff discount 

    Compensation: Full-time regular hire positions at Breitenbush make Oregon Minimum wage.

  • Fill In Lead / Prep Cook (Temporary Position)

    Guest Experience Department - Kitchen Team
    $13.50 / hour

    Breitenbush Hot Springs is seeking a Fill In 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 temporary hire position (revolving dates for Fill In work) that reports to the Breitenbush Kitchen Team Coordinator.

    Fill In work will include evenings, weekends, and/or 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
    • Lodging while working at hot springs retreat
    • Wi-fi access
    • Use of hot springs, sauna
    • Community living in the Cascade Mountains
    • 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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