Work Opportunities

Opened in 2012, The Art of Living Retreat Center is the newest outgrowth of the Art of Living Foundation’s 40+ year global commitment to health, happiness, and Ayurveda.

Nestled in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the Center offers immersive wellness experiences inspired by authentic traditions of yoga and Ayurveda. From signature workshops in the life-transforming power of breath and meditation to cleanses that have been practiced for thousands of years, the experiences at the center and its Shankara Ayurveda Wellness provide timeless tools that help guests tap into their potential for lasting health and happiness.

The community is built around a spiritual and wellness focus. While this is not necessary in an applicant’s background, you should be able to deeply understand and appreciate this approach to life. For those who are inclined towards this lifestyle, there are plenty of opportunities for personal growth.

Below is a listing of our current job openings; click on the title to learn more. Please fill out the contact form below to get in touch with Human Resources and begin the inquiry process.

We are seeking an experienced sales professional to fill the full-time role of Group Sales Manager. A key member of the Programming Department, the Group Sales Manager is responsible for bringing new business to the Art of Living Retreat Center (AOLRC), working directly with clients to cultivate and contract group rentals, including negotiating pricing, schedules, venue space, and finalizing all details related to the contracted events.

 

The preferred candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or Finance, and have several years of experience in the sales and marketing sector, preferably in the hospitality section. Ideally, this person also has experience in the health and wellness industry. Applicants should also have held a lower level managerial position prior to their appointment as Group Sales Manager.

The Group Sales Manager spends time in the office overseeing high profile bookings, researching potential clients, processing paperwork, and making calls. They also attend the group rental client events at the Center to ensure a successful experience for the client and their participants. Local and national travel to meet with prospective clients or attend sales conferences will be necessary.

 

Candidate preferably lives in Atlanta, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina, or one of the larger cities in North Carolina or Georgia where access to large organizations is possible.

 

Base salary and commission commensurate with experience.

 

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We are seeking a full-time Dining Room Supervisor to oversee all aspects of the dining room operation, including staff scheduling and training, setup, service, breakdown, cleanliness, equipment, furnishings, and ordering of service related food and service supplies for dining and special events.

 

The Dining Room Supervisor coordinates with kitchen staff to maintain smooth and efficient service at all times—providing our guests with a great vegetarian dining experience and stellar service. The Art of Living Retreat Center kitchen is run by a small team of cooks, buffet attendants, and a Chef.

 

The ideal candidate will have dining/service experience, a positive attitude and outgoing personality, excellent communication skills, and work well in fast-paced environment.

 

Weekend and holiday work required.

 

Benefits Salary based on experience. Applicants need to pass background screening and have work references. Meals are included during service; possibility of including lodging and meals with job. Full-time benefits including medical, paid time off, and 401K.

 

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The Art of Living Retreat Center is now hiring a part-time Dining/Buffet Attendant for its food services. The kitchen serves guests and staff at a Center, which is nestled on a mountain peak of stunning natural beauty in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some dining/server experience is required
  • Positive attitude; upbeat and outgoing personality.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Willingness and ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Excellent initiative and motivation, ability to work independently to stay busy.
  • Works well in a fast paced environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Greet guests promptly, cheerfully, and courteously.
  • Take guest remittance as required and make every effort to ensure a high quality dining experience.
  • Communicate guest concerns to the manager as appropriate.
  • Clean tables, restock plates, cutlery, etc.
  • Check levels of product in the buffet and reporting replacement needs to the kitchen management.
  • Set-up and tear down cold and hot buffet items as assigned.
  • Keep back dining area replenished and organized (to-go boxes, shakers, napkins, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Application Requirements

Must pass background screening and have work references.

The Art of Living Retreat Center is hiring a full-time Lead Cook to work side-by-side with our Executive Chef.  Ideal candidate will have experience with vegetarian food and buffet or catering style. 

On-site lodging and meals are available if desired. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and produce food to the highest quality for all three meal periods.
  • Adhere to all polices set forth by the Executive Chef.
    Maintain a positive, teamwork attitude.
  • Ensure that the food is on the buffet  and properly garnished 10 minutes prior to opening.
  • Assist with running food and ensuring that the buffet is properly stocked at all times to include the salad bar for lunch and dinner, and dried fruits and nuts during breakfast.
  • Ensure the kitchen is always clean and sanitized.
  • Taste all food that is being cooked and prepped to ensure it is properly seasoned.
  • Assist with menu planning.
  • Assist in the creation of new menu items.
  • Work with a high sense of urgency.
  • Communicate with the guests to ensure their satisfaction prior to leaving.
  • Order produce and keep the produce cooler organized and inventoried on a daily basis. Assist with keep all coolers and storerooms organized, clean, and clear of all debris.
  • Assist in putting away all deliveries in a timely manner.
  • Communicate any mechanical issues to the Sous or Executive Chef in a timely manner.
  • Use all equipment properly and with caution.
  • Communicate any personnel issues to the Sous or Executive Chef in a timely manner.

 

Benefits

  • Subsidized Health/Dental Insurance after 90 days
  • Paid Vacation and Sick time after 90 Days
  • 401k enrollment after 1 year

 

Application Requirements

Must pass background screening and have work references.

The Art of Living Retreat Center is hiring a full-time Sous Chef to work side-by-side with our Executive Chef. This position is based in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. Ideal candidate will have experience with vegetarian food and buffet or catering style.

On-site lodging and meals are available if desired.

 

Responsibilities

  • Perform kitchen duties.
  • Provide backup for kitchen duties and team management when Executive Chef is not available.
  • Maintaining kitchen inventory and cleanliness and health standards.

 

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience assisting or managing a kitchen is preferred.
  • Positive attitude and team player personality.

 

Benefits

  • Subsidized medical and dental after 90 days
  • Paid vacation and sick time after 90 days
  • Matched 401K after 1 year

 

Application Requirements 

Must pass background screening and have work references.

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Our peak season runs April–November, so space fills up quickly during that time.