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Part-Time Caretaker – Job Opening

Sunset over Lake Elysian - View from the Metta Meditation Center
View of Lake Elysian from Metta Meditation Center

Metta Meditation Center is seeking a dedicated and responsible Live-In Caretaker to ensure the upkeep and maintenance of the buildings and grounds. The Caretaker will play a crucial role in preserving the peaceful and welcoming atmosphere of our retreat center.

About Metta Meditation Center

Triple Gem of The North (TGN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by Guiding Teacher Bhante Sathi with a vision to promote mindfulness and community.

Metta Meditation Center, established as a branch of TGN in 2017 (formerly known as Holy Spirit Retreat Center), is a serene retreat facility located at Lake Elysian. The center hosts residential retreats for up to 40 participants and collaborates with various organizations to facilitate retreats, workshops, and group programs.

Job Role Functions and Responsibilities

The Caretaker’s overall function is to maintain the physical appearance of the building and grounds for the Metta Meditation Center. The main areas of responsibility are listed below.

-Maintain the cleanliness and general upkeep of the retreat center buildings.
-Prepare cabin units for rental occupancy, ensuring they are clean and inviting.
-Collaborate with fellow volunteers for thorough cleaning and maintenance.
-Perform minor repairs and keep records of supply purchases.
-Keep the grounds free of debris and ensure proper waste disposal.
-Perform lawn mowing and outdoor maintenance duties.
-Clear sidewalks and entrances of snow and ice promptly.
-Monitor and report exterior lighting and repair needs.

Desired Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent (preferred).
  • Driving License (preferred).
  • Basic knowledge of handyman tasks (e.g., Sheetrock patching, sink faucet replacement, minor toilet repairs) is a plus but not required.

Job Options

  • Live-In Caretaker
  • Caretaker for 20 Hours per week (Tuesday to Friday, 11am - 4pm)

Compensation & Benefits

  • Up to $1000 per month.
  • On-site accommodation with utilities and wifi included.
  • Access to Center classes and other programs.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate other commitments.

Application Contact Information

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] before August 31st