The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is one of the oldest yoga retreat centres in British Columbia. Aside from hosting retreats, we also operate an organic farm that provides food for our guests, residents, and members.
The Kitchen Coordinator is responsible for the daily operation of the Centre’s kitchen, which serves healthy vegetarian meals to our resident staff and retreat guests. This role is directly involved in supervising and cooking meals, managing a team of 4-7 people, in addition perform administrative and logistical tasks like tracking inventory, purchasing food and equipment, and ensuring the cleanliness and safety of the kitchen’s operation. The Kitchen Coordinator schedules, directs, and instructs the kitchen team on projects and tasks as required. Support, orientation, and training will be available from past staff, as well as the Centre’s management and elders.
The position requires a commitment of 28 hours per week of work in the kitchen. All residents of the Centre are also asked to contribute up to 4 hours per week of volunteer communal chores and cleanup shifts. During the first 10 weeks of your time here, we also ask for 7 hours per week of participation in community activities and meetings, as well as classes on yoga theory and practice. This helps new staff understand and connect to the aims of the Centre and the community in a deeper way. Please see below for further details about the job.
Responsibilities & Qualifications
We’re definitely not your average workplace. Many of the people who’ve lived and worked here count it among the most unique and transformative experiences of their lives. If you’re just interested in punching the clock and getting a paycheck, then this place probably isn’t for you. However, if you’re open to exploring community life and spiritual practice, all while working hard to be of service to others, then there’s a good chance you’ll have a great time with us.
Yoga and Community
As an added bonus, when you arrive, you’ll take part in the offerings provided in our Residential Karma Yoga Program for the first 10 weeks of your time here. You’ll learn and practice alongside other folks who come to work in our kitchen, maintenance, and housekeeping teams. This allows new residents to gain a thorough introduction to the teachings and practices of yoga that inspire SSCY. The ten-week program includes:
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 14 2020 ID: 56070