Vacancy for Resident kitchen and bookings manager

Emoyeni Retreat Centre is looking for a resident staff member to join our small community

We are currently looking for a someone to coordinate and manage our kitchen and retreat bookings

Emoyeni is a Buddhist Retreat centre located on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg. We run regular retreats and as part of our resident community you will be instrumental in taking and making retreat bookings for Emoyeni as well as coordinating and planning the meals for the centre.

Living on a retreat centre in the bush means different kinds of chores and jobs to those of a nine-to- five city job. At times the work can be physical and demanding but here you wake to birdsong, breathe fresh mountain air and listen to the birds and the bush quieten down at dusk. Working at Emoyeni entails a lot more than living and working in a restful and beautiful centre in the Magaliesberg. Doing service here is a way of being part of something much bigger than yourself.

Position: Kitchen and bookings manager:

Any combination of the following skills would be valuable to us:

  • Cooking or kitchen management
  • Managing retreat bookings
  • Overseeing housekeeping
  • Gardening know-how and interest
  • Social media skills
  • Service industry experience

The ideal candidate will also have/be:

  • A familiarity or keen interest in Buddhist practice
  • The ability to work with people as well as being able to enjoy solitude
  • Self-motivated and reliable
  • Initiative and a good attitude

At Emoyeni we try to find a balance between being and doing, we don’t always get this right, but we keep trying. The post offers full board and lodging at our beautiful centre and a small stipend in exchange for a 30 hour work week.

The ideal candidate would be someone who has been on retreat here or elsewhere and has a keen interest in Buddhist practise.

Please send your CV and cover letter to

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