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Employment at Spirit Rock

Spirit Rock’s campus is set on more than 400 acres in beautiful Marin County, just 19 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Spirit Rock offers a range of residential meditation retreats, non-residential programs and dharma training programs. A position on staff at Spirit Rock is a wonderful opportunity to explore work as practice in a supportive and caring environment.

In conjunction with our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative (DEI), DEI Plan, Spirit Rock Meditation Center (SRMC) is committed to a diverse workplace environment where everyone is welcome. We honor and celebrate different ideas, voices, perspectives and backgrounds that help us create a robust and innovative multicultural organization.

We know by experience, prioritizing diversity and inclusion throughout our hiring process allows equitable treatment and accessibility to everyone seeking employment at SRMC. We strive to create a workplace culture that reflects the communities we serve and empowers everyone to bring their full and authentic selves to our teams. All employees have the responsibility to treat fellow employees with the upmost of respect and dignity, at all times.

In our dedication to the DEI initiative, SRMC provides on-going multi-cultural competency training to all employees that are intrinsically tied to the values of excellence, diversity and inclusion outlined in the mission and principles of Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

Come and join our team! Spirit Rock is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Openings

NEW! Human Resources Coordinator

In partnership with the Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Coordinator has overall responsibility for the functions and is responsible for the administrative support of day-to-day departmental operations. The Human Resources Coordinator fosters and upholds the Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiative in all areas of Human Resources.
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NEW! Residential Facilities Caretaker

This position is part of Spirit Rock’s Resident Staff Dharma program. This work/study program allows participants to work, practice and live at Spirit Rock and is best suited for candidates who are excited about this opportunity for extensive practice. The goals of the residential program are to grow in spiritual understanding and wisdom, and to learn how to practice living the teachings of the dharma in work and community. 
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Events Extra-Hire

The Spirit Rock Event department seeks a team player with event experience to assist with public programs and on-site catering support including set up. The person in this role has direct contact with Spirit Rock participants and volunteers; supports the Event team with on-site event coordination, including event set up and breakdown, registration, teacher support, customer service, bookstore support and other event details. Prior event experience and professional catering background desired. Most events are Friday to Sunday daytime and Monday nights.
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Retreat Center Cook

Spirit Rock’s Retreat Center Cook works with a team of cooks to prepare meals for residential retreats and special events, trains and supervises retreatants performing work meditations in the kitchen, and models behavior that supports mindfulness practice in the retreat environment.
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Facilities Caretaker

Facilities Caretakers are responsible for executing routine, emergency, and seasonal maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, and vehicles, carpentry/construction projects, and supporting the ongoing operation of Spirit Rock events, classes, and retreats. For more information and to apply, please go here >

For All Spirit Rock Positions

Spirit Rock is an equal opportunity employer.

Spirit Rock Meditation Center is a spiritual practice center devoted to the teaching of Insight Meditation in the Buddhist tradition. We strive to create a work environment that reflects the Buddha’s teachings with a special emphasis on seeing our work as an essential aspect of our spiritual practice. As such, we seek employees who have a sincere interest in and commitment to the exploration of bringing the practice of mindfulness to bear on all activities of daily life.

The following qualities and abilities are expected of all employees at Spirit Rock:

  • Ability to work well with people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • The ability to work collaboratively.
  • Flexibility and the ability to compromise.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Active listening skills.
  • The ability and willingness to express appreciation to others.
  • Openness to constructive feedback.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to lead, follow, take initiative or take direction and the judgment to know when each is appropriate.
  • The ability to delegate both Responsibility and authority appropriately.
  • Reliability.
  • Efficient time management skills including the ability to prioritize effectively.
  • The ability to differentiate between one’s role in achieving Spirit Rock’s goals as defined by one’s specific job description vs. one’s own personal objectives and spiritual growth.
  • Physical: Occasionally required to lift, carry, push or pull objects up to 30 pounds. Frequently required to perform moderately difficult manipulative tasks such as typing, writing, etc. Excellent typing and computer skills are required (word processing and data entry). Must be able to sit, walk or stand for extended periods.
  • Sensory: Frequently required to read and write documents, financial reports and plans. Must be able to distinguish normal sounds with some background noise, as in answering the phone, interacting with residents and staff, etc. Must be able to speak clearly and understand and be understood using the English language.
  • Cognitive: Frequently required to concentrate in considerable detail with occasional interruption. Must be able to attend to a task/function through to completion. Frequently required to understand and relate to specific ideas, several at a time. Must be able to remember multiple tasks and assignments given to self and others over a period of days and months. Must be able to shift priority and move from one task to another with ease, including the ability to multi-task.
  • Equipment: Ability to drive a car. Occasionally required to drive to work functions at other locations or make pick-ups and deliveries. Must maintain a valid driver’s license. Frequently required to use equipment such as copiers, telephone and fax machines.
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