Emoyeni has a vacancy for a resident staff member to join our small community.

Position: Kitchen Manager and Housekeeping

This position calls for someone who enjoys being in the kitchen and has an eye for detail.
You will be managing our kitchen as well the housekeeping and cleaning team. You do not necessarily have to do the cooking, but you will be planning and coordinating our volunteer cooks over the weekends and managing the kitchen during the week.

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

  • Cooking or kitchen management
  • Good communication skills
  • 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

 Living on a retreat centre in the bush means different kinds of chores and jobs to those of a 9-to 5 city job. At times, the work can be physical and demanding but, here you enjoy the perks of waking  to birdsong, breathing fresh mountain air and taking time to listen to the bush quietening down at dusk.

Being part of Emoyeni is a way of giving service while living in a restful and beautiful centre in the Magaliesberg. 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 a cover letter telling us why you would like to join us to