If you have ever wondered how you might experience more of the community and service aspects of Breitenbush, you may wish to consider joining our community as an employee, summer hire or a temporary worker.
Life here is rich and fulfilling. Our work week falls somewhere between 32 – 40 hours, with ample time for soaking, relaxing, taking part in community life, participating in daily well-being programs and exploring the surrounding forest.
Our community is home to around 85 full-time year-round employees, with an additional 20 – 30 joining us each summer to help out with our busy season (May – October). Many fill-ins and other temporary workers contribute their services throughout the year. We have organized ourselves into teams – Kitchen, Office, Maintenance, Housekeeping, Healing Arts, Projects, Systems, Grounds, Events and more. All teams run cooperatively – members have input and share in the responsibilities of their team.
Full-time, year-round positions open up somewhat regularly on most teams. In addition, Breitenbush is always seeking qualified applicants for fill-in and temporary work. If you have regular availability and live within driving distance, you may wish to consider this option.
Check out the Holistic Centers Network blog for opportunities at other retreat centers similar to Breitenbush and the Fellowship for Intentional Community website for information about intentional communities around the world.
If you have special qualifications including an Oregon Massage License for our Healing Arts Team, plumbing or electrical skills for our Systems Team, vegetarian culinary experience for our Kitchen Team or business management skills to assist us to improving our co-op, we are especially interested in hearing from you.
The teams below are currently looking to fill positions. If interested, please fill out our online application (link below).
- Clearing Arts (Housekeeping): Long-Term Temporary, Summer Hire, Fill-in
- Early Learning Program (Childcare): Summer Hire, Fill-In
- Grounds: Summer Hire, Fill-In
- Healing Arts (Massage): Summer Hire, Fill-In
- Information Services (Computer Network Administration): Regular Hire
- Kitchen: Summer Hire, Fill-In
- Maintenance: Summer Hire, Mechanic Fill-In
- Office: Summer Hire, Fill-In
- Projects (Construction): Summer Hire, Fill-In
- Security: Fill-In
- Systems: Summer Hire, Fill-in
**Summer Hires work from approximately May 1st-Sept 30th.