Thank you for your interest in working at Light on the Hill. Current job opportunities are listed below.
Retreat Center Managers
The Light on the Hill Board of Directors is searching for a couple, two compatible individuals, or an individual who is dedicated to the spiritual life and feel called to support others in their personal and spiritual growth by becoming Managers for Light on the Hill Retreat Center in Van Etten, NY to begin in 2020. Living on-site, in housing provided by the retreat center, is a requirement of this position. Light on the Hill (LOH) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide a supportive, empowering, and inspiring environment where individuals and groups can find space for reflection and engage in deep inner work.
We are seeking applicants with proven leadership abilities, who can manage and inspire staff (housekeeping, grounds and maintenance, and kitchen staff), and who want to dedicate themselves to the Center’s mission. The position requires a wide variety of talents, and our preference would be to find a couple or two compatible individuals to share the position, combining into one full-time position. However, we will also consider applications from individuals who can propose a creative arrangement to meet the demands of the position without a live-in partner.
Ideal candidates will feel drawn to hospitality / hotel management as their primary areas of expertise and vocation, and will also have an active spiritual life. This might be expressed through attending spiritual or educational retreats themselves and have a deep respect for the importance of spiritual work. They will have done some psychological or inner work and be committed to ongoing spiritual development. They will also be willing to practice decision-making within the context of listening to inner guidance.
The Manager(s) will report to the Light on the Hill Board of Directors, and support Alice McDowell and Larry Muscat as they continue their roles as Spiritual Directors at Light on the Hill. Residence on the property is a required condition of the position, and the position does include onsite housing in addition to compensation and benefits. Click here to access a full job description. For additional information on the position, you may contact Board member David Rutherford at email@example.com or 607-272-1134.
To apply, please send a resumé (with references) and a cover letter describing what draws you to this position and how your background, experience, and vocational calling make you a good candidate. Send materials via email to David Rutherford, Light on the Hill Board. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Cooks and Assistant Cooks
While we are not actively seeking more Cooks and Assistant Cooks for group retreats at the present time, we are happy to be contacted by interested individuals who feel they may be interested in supporting Light on the Hill’s mission through cooking. Click here to access a full job description. Interested individuals may contact Managers Mark and Micaela Karlsen via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to submit a resumé and letter of interest.
Housekeepers and Assistant Housekeepers
While we are not actively seeking more Housekeepers and Assistant Housekeepers at the present time, we are happy to be contacted by interested individuals who feel they may be interested in supporting Light on the Hill’s mission through cleaning. Click here to access a full job description. Interested individuals may contact Managers Mark and Micaela Karlsen via email at email@example.com for more information or to submit a resumé and letter of interest.