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Mount Madonna Center
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Please review the full posting before answering the Applicant Questions. We will consider only those applicants who respond to the Applicant Questions. Send applicant question responses, resumes, with references to Position summary: This is an opportunity for a person with some experience in hands-on maintenance or construction to bring his or her skills into a well-established retreat and seminar center that is dedicated to yoga, personal growth, and service. It is an ideal way to take a break from the traditional job market and experience life in a spiritual community while helping to maintain the community buildings and physical systems. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a volunteer residential position located in the Santa Cruz Mountains at Mount Madonna Center. Room and board are provided, not as compensation but as a requirement and privilege of being a volunteer member of the community. A nominal stipend will also be provided. Job Description: The ideal applicant would look forward to being a member of a small team maintaining buildings--plumbing, electrical, minor carpentry, and other systems. Some experience is necessary, and there is also the opportunity to learn diverse skills. One must have good work habits and the ability to follow instructions. The Community: Mount Madonna Center ( In addition to a meaningful position, the community offers staff and residents regular yoga classes, meditation classes, guest lectures, hiking trails, and hot tub and athletic facilities. This is an opportunity to experience life in a spiritually oriented community and use your talents to maintain its structures and environment. The community food service is vegetarian and we ask everyone to abide by the vegetarian guidelines while on the property. No drugs or alcohol are permitted. Stipend and Position Duration: The position is a volunteer position that includes a nominal stipend of $750/month. The position is for 36 hours of maintenance duties and 4 hours devoted to learning and discussing community living and yoga. One full day off is assured. The initial position is for a period of 3 months. Extensions past 3 months are possible, requiring a written request by the applicant for an extension, with a review and agreement by all parties. Contact and Application: Please answer the questions below and send it with a resume, including references from recent employment or volunteer positions, to Questions: 1. Please write a short summary of your background, abilities and general interests. 2. What brings you to pursue this particular position at this point in your life? 3. How do you think the Mount Madonna community would benefit you? 4. What would you bring that would make you an ideal applicant? 5. What challenges and opportunities do you anticipate if you are accepted in this position and become part of our community environment?

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