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Events Staff

Posted By:
Lori Fieldstaff
Posting ID:
Gilroy / Watsonville
 non   profit   internship   yoga 
Category:Nonprofit / Social Services
Listing Type:Job

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Please read over the job description, community details, compensation, and dates of work BEFORE answering the application questions below. Resumes with no answers to the application questions will not be considered.

Job Description:

Work with teams of 2-3 volunteers in our guest areas providing support and preparation for Programs Events which include conferences, yoga workshops, and other group events. Duties involve cleaning and stocking conference spaces, maintaining equipment and yoga props, and fulfilling any additional needs of programs onsite. Heavy lifting is required, though it is done with another person and most of the work is done on your feet. We're looking for a team player who has strong communication, leadership, organization, delineation, and time management skills. Preferably fluency in English and Spanish.

This position is 40 hours per week. Four hours out of the 40 are set aside for learning and discussion about yoga and community living. About 1 to 3 hours are spent on community chores. Meals are included, 3 meals per day, as well as lodging. Sunday duties are a requirement.

The Community:

This job is located at Mount Madonna Center – a yoga and retreat center located south of Santa Cruz atop the mountains halfway between Watsonville and Gilroy. The property is 355 acres of redwood forest overlooking Monterey Bay. All food in the community is vegetarian and we ask all prospective applicants to abide by the community's vegetarian guidelines while on the property. Modest indoor housing is provided at Mount Madonna Center. Prospective applicants should be open to living in a community, engaging with others in a positive way, and keeping a clean and sober environment (no drugs, alcohol or cigarettes while on the property). You will be joining a staff of approximately 60 other residents of all ages. Yoga and meditation classes are available without charge to staff members who are interested in attending. Staff has access to our hot tub, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, and hiking trails.

Compensation: Food, Housing and $1,500 for a 2 month renewable position.

Dates of work: approximately Feb. 1 – April 30, with a possibility of extension. Preference will be given to those with the possibility of continuing beyond two months if there proves to be a mutual desire to extend.

Application: Please answer the questions below and send it with a resume, including recent employment references.


1. What is your interest in applying for this position?

2. How do you feel about living in a community setting?

3. How do you feel your work experience qualifies you for this position?

4. Please write a short summary of your background, abilities, and general interests.

5. What past experience, if any, have you had with Yoga?

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