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at Mount Madonna, California

Service with Mount Madonna

Work Within a Multigenerational Community and Retreat Center

Inspired in 1978 by the teachings and example of master yogi Baba Hari Dass, Mount Madonna holds space for personal transformation. Through a community of practice, stewardship of sacred land, preservation of knowledge, and lifelong learning, Mount Madonna exists to support and foster peace in the world.

Experience creative self-expression and rich personal connection in an environment where heart and meaning are a part of the structure of everyday life! Explore unique employment opportunities with us!

The work environment

diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging

Mount Madonna is a well-established, multigenerational community and retreat center set on 380 acres in the Santa Cruz mountains overlooking the Monterey Bay. Features of the work environment include:

  • Asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and Yoga philosophy classes
  • Walking and hiking trails with broad vistas, redwood forests, ponds and wildlife
  • Mentorship by elders
  • Community events, retreats and workshops
  • Temple rituals and singing
  • Wellness center and hot tub
  • Cafe and bookstore
  • Community garden and chickens
  • Staff are encouraged to share their gifts with the community!

Mount Madonna prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and strives to create a culture that empowers and supports individuals to bring their full and authentic self to the workplace.

If you are a seeker of peace looking for more than just a job, and want a livelihood that arises from rich community connections and meaningful service, we invite you to check out our current work opportunities.

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Open Positions

Cafe Barista

Serve quality crafted beverages and snacks to residents and guests

Anjaneya’s World Cafe is located on the MMC campus and serves visitors to the Hanuman Temple as well as retreat guests and the center community. We serve coffee, tea, and a variety of additional drinks and snacks.

  • In-person
  • Part-time
  • Benefits
  • No residency

Community Well-being Director

Fostering holistic health & connection

The Community Well-Being Director leads the Community Well-Being (CWB) Team and reports to the Executive Director. The CWB Team advocates for the well-being of the resident and staff community; cultivates a sense of belonging for residents and staff through creating opportunities for connection; and promotes the values of Mount Madonna including: to work honestly, meet people without fear, meditate everyday, and play.

  • In-person
  • Full-time
  • Benefits
  • Residency required

IT Support

Support Internet and Computer Technology On Campus

Help manage and support internet and computer accessibility and use for Mount Madonna Center and Mount Madonna Institute. You will install and configure computer hardware and provide IT support for the organization, and deal directly with staff who have technical issues such as viruses and email issues, forgotten passwords and other technical issues.

  • In-person
  • Part-time
  • Benefits
  • Residency preferred

Landscaping Lead

Maintaining visually appealing landscapes

The Landscaping Team cares for the natural assets around the main public spaces of the Center. Working with the available staff resources, the Lead guides and directs to maintain well-tended landscapes that are functional and visually appealing.

  • In-person
  • Part-time
  • Benefits
  • No residency

Massage Therapist (Commuter)

Create a welcoming & professional wellness space

Opportunity for a skilled certified massage therapist to join our wellness center, a division of Mount Madonna. We welcome local practitioners, (applications form those in Aptos, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, and the surrounding areas are preferred).

  • In-person
  • On-call
  • Benefits
  • No residency

Operations Manager

Leading & inspiring operational excellence

The Operations Manager will serve in a leadership role for all of the Mount Madonna Center’s direct operations. The Operations team is a dynamic, foundational part of the Center, and the Operations Manager serves as both a practical, as well as an inspirational, leader for Center’s staff. This position has great potential for growth within the Center.

  • In-person
  • Full-time
  • Benefits
  • Residency preferred

Vegetarian Line Cook

Create delicious vegan/vegetarian cuisine

If you’re an enthusiastic culinary professional experienced in vegan/vegetarian cuisine, we’d love to have you on our team. This fast-paced position involves planning and creating delicious, healthy meals in a beautiful, spacious kitchen alongside a supportive staff within a collaborative work environment.

  • In-person
  • Part-time
  • Benefits
  • Residency available

Questions or interest?

Contact the Human Resources Department for questions or application assistance.

Inclusive Employer

Hanuman Fellowship, A 501(C)(3) Nonprofit

Mount Madonna Center maintains a policy of providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment.

  • It is the policy of Hanuman Fellowship to ensure equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual preference or any other non-merit factor.
  • It is the policy of Hanuman Fellowship to ensure equal treatment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, promotion, discipline, compensation, assignment, benefits, training, furloughs and rehiring.

Volunteer Opportunities

Become part of Mount Madonna

Decades of volunteerism laid the foundation for Mount Madonna, and an embodied practice of karma yoga, or “the yoga of action,” remains the ethos for all service on the campus. Service as a volunteer is usually in the areas of kitchen, dining room, dish room, gate, events & hospitality, and landscaping. There is a three-month commitment for this opportunity.


More Information


Mount Madonna exists to support and foster peace in the world.


Our Community

Like minded seekers of peace, choosing conscious self-development.


Our Campus

Explore more about the beautiful Mount Madonna Campus.


Administrative Team

Practicing the Yoga of Action.


Baba Hari Dass

The inspiration, guiding the path to peace.

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