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CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS for 2020

(ALL ARE PAID, SEASONAL & NON-RESIDENTIAL)

CAFE CO-MANAGER        FACILITIES TECHNICIAN        OPERATIONS SPECIALIST (Admin./Mktg.)
 

LIFEGUARDIAN           CAFE STAFF / BARISTA          GATE GUARDIAN          FARM & GARDEN MANAGER (coming soon!)

 

To Apply for Any Open Position  Early application is encouraged for each of the following open positions. If the position is still listed here, that means that we are still seeking just the right person or people to fill them!

 

IMPORTANT: Qualified applicants please email your: 1) cover letter; 2) resume; AND 3) three current references' contact information to: laurie@mortonswarmsprings.com. Include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email (e.g “Application for Cafe Co-Manager from Suzy Brown”).

 

Resumes without cover letters & references will not be considered - however, your cover letter can simply be written in the body of your email where you introduce yourself and tell us why you'd like to work here in a couple of paragraphs! Please also familiarize yourself with Morton's background and current offerings by visiting and thoroughly reading our website at: www.mortonswarmsprings.com.

We are committed to creating and supporting equal opportunities for all qualified individuals, especially those who have been traditionally and systemically marginalized in our dominant culture. We strongly welcome and are committed to creating a safe space for individuals of any age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, national origin, ancestry, spiritual belief, as well as all other categories protected by law.

Click the position names below to expand & read further details about each open position...

CAFE CO-MANAGER

For our 2020 season we will be accepting applications for the Cafe Co-Manager position up until Friday, April 17th, 2020, with a start date no later than Saturday, May 2nd, 2020. 

 

Working at the Springs - Cafe Co-Manager Position
We are seeking a Cafe Co-Manager for our seasonal, poolside cafe and coffee bar, which serves visitors coming to Morton's during our public season (weekends in May & September; and Fridays-Sundays in June, July & August). While in no way required, our ideal person for Cafe Co-Manager would be someone who is also interested in a future possibility of year-round stewardship, community residence and full member participation here at Aletheia Springs. For example, if after an initial 1-2 year trial period a deeper relationship is mutually desired, the Cafe Co-Manager may be invited into either a residential seasonal stewardship position (April-October only), or into a residential year-round stewardship position, the latter of which includes playing a role in off-season business planning, projects, community practices, and co-evolving the broader vision and mission of Aletheia.

Job Summary
The Cafe Co-Manager helps to manage and implement all aspects of our seasonal poolside cafe and has a close relationship with our Morton’s staff and the Aletheia Core Team and Stewards ring. The required hours for this role will be flexible according to the season and the needs of the cafe, but it is expected to flex between periods of part-time (21-29 hrs/wk) and full-time (30+ hrs/wk), especially between the shoulder season months of May & September and the high season months of June, July and August. While the regularly scheduled days for this position have some flexibility, our cafe is busiest on weekends and includes necessary prep & restocking/ordering on both Mondays & Thursdays. Thus, we have found that this position requires working THURSDAYS, MONDAYS AND at least ONE WEEKEND DAY/WEEK, e.g. Saturday AND/OR Sunday (some travel and/or flexibility is fine). Additional days beyond this schedule may be possible as well (e.g. shifts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays) but those would be only in addition to the aforementioned 3-day/week minimum required to cover our weekends.

 

Our Cafe Co-Manager is someone with culinary, restaurant, banquet and/or signifiant commercial food service experience, and who can manage an entire (small but mighty) operation from start to finish with support from other management-level staff. We're looking for someone who enjoys fleshing out a simple, farm fresh, cost-effective and culturally bridging/inclusive menu, while feeling adept at setting/managing a budget and coordinating necessary improvements, permitting and inspections. The right fit for this role is someone who loves talking with customers and working shifts behind the counter while guiding a small team of server/baristas to co-create an easeful, fun and inspiring atmosphere. 

For this position you must be a self-starter committed to healthy communication skills and team-building. Some other plusses include being a proponent for healthy, organic eating; a strong supporter of local farms & food-shed movement and excited to connect and build relationships with local food makers. Also a dedication to superb customer service and always looking for ways to improve our guests' experience is critical.

Primary Responsibilities

Co-managing and coordinating all aspects of work in the cafe, including but not limited to:

  • Co-managing and tracking the cafe budget as well as weekly inventory, ordering, stocking/supplies & vendor/farmer relations

  • Co-managing staffing schedule for all cafe workers & volunteers

  • Working cafe shifts, primarily in food prep, but also in all other areas such as serving, cleaning, bussing, cashier, barista, etc.

  • Co-pointing research, development & implementation for select cafe improvement projects

  • Coordinating and supporting cafe staff through mentorship, training & cooperative management practices

  • Acting as a liaison between the cafe, the farm/garden and the steward community, as needed

  • Participating in catering/food service needs for occasional programs, special events or large group reservations

  • Participating in staff meetings and serving on appropriate advisory committees, as needed
     

Qualifications

  • At least one (1) year of experience as either a manager or assistant manager of a cafe, kitchen or as a food service professional of some kind; however, we will consider less experience if you are extremely capable and can show a solid track record with other applicable areas of experience

  • Adept at sustained attention to detail, consistency and precision, while being able to tend to and keep the whole cafe system in mind

  • Excellent record-keeping skills, email and computer literacy with proficiency in Word, Excel, and Google Docs

  • Ability to maintain and ensure cleanliness & safety for all cafe staff & patrons with adherence to health department rules and regulations

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, confidence to be self-motivated and self-managing and have the ability to work both independently and collectively

  • Commitment to organic, sustainable food movement and slow food philosophies with a passion for farm-fresh food and healthy eating

  • Experience or enthusiasm for training and educating staff and coordinating volunteers

  • Strong enthusiasm for our mission and service work to create just and sustainable communities

  • Ability to lift 30+ pounds and good CA DMV record

  • Fluency in Spanish is not required but a huge plus!

  • Minimum availability: May 2 to mid-October, 2020; flexibly 21-30+ hours/week, including at least one (1) weekend day

Compensation


Hourly pay is DOE, ranging $15-$25 for this 5-6 month paid position averaging 21-30+ hrs/wk. EXTRA PERKS: In addition to pay, every current staff member enjoys a free Family Membership (a $400-600 value) as well as free drinks and one free cafe shift meal on all the days that the cafe is open.

 

Also, there may be optional enrichment opportunities in the form of workshops and/or trainings that are open for staff participation. When this happens, we reserve a few spots for any staff who would like to participate at a reduced cost, and sometimes we even may be able to provide a full subsidy for staff participation (depending on the cost of the program). Lastly, candidates for this position must provide their own housing offsite, however a live/work position could become possible in the future as part of a different reciprocity package.

FACILITIES TECHNICIAN

For this Facilities Technician position we are looking for one or two people to start right away, but as we have some facilities coverage already, these positions may not fill until we find just the right folks. If you see this position still listed, that means we are still looking!

 

Working at the Springs - Facilities Technician Position

We are seeking a Facilities Technician at Morton's and Aletheia Springs. Our ideal Facilities Tech person would be someone who is also interested in the future possibility of year-round stewardship, community residence and full member participation here at Aletheia Springs. For example, if after an initial 1-2 year trial period a deeper relationship is mutually desired, the Facilities Tech may be invited into either a residential seasonal stewardship position (April-October only), or into a residential year-round stewardship position, the latter of which includes playing a role in off-season business planning, projects, community practices, and co-evolving the broader vision and mission of Aletheia.

Job Summary


The Facilities Technician helps to guide and implement all aspects of maintaining, repairing and improving the facilities on the land, and has a close working relationship with Morton’s staff and the Aletheia Community Core Team and Stewards ring. The required hours for this role will shift according to the season and the needs of the land and springs, but it is expected to flex between periods of part-time (7-14 hrs/wk) to full-time (32 hrs/wk).

 

Our Facilities Technicians are people with building, carpentry/woodworking, plumbing, electrical and/or signifiant facilities maintenance experience, and who are ready to ply their trade on a team working to bring our aging facilities up to a new level of beauty and functionality. We're looking for someone who enjoys the quality and creative details of their craft, while feeling adept at setting/working within a budget and coordinating necessary improvements, permitting and inspections. The right fit for this role is someone who also loves frequently working with and guiding a team of volunteers (both skilled and unskilled) to co-create a fun, can-do project atmosphere.

For this position you must be a self-starter committed to healthy communication and team-building and always looking for ways to improve our guests' experience. Also, being committed to co-creating legacy-quality built environments that interact with the natural ecology we are embedded in is critical. Some other plusses include being a proponent for green building practices, creative repurposing and creating low-to-net zero energy environments; a strong supporter of the DIY movement; and excited to connect and build relationships with both local suppliers and our Sonoma County Planning & Resource Management Department (PRMD). Some interest or expertise in landscape, permaculture, grounds, gardening, and/or forest management is a plus but not necessary.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Co-managing and coordinating all aspects of maintaining, repairing and improving the Springs facilities

  • Inspects and coordinates repairs/scheduled maintenance for all buildings, built spaces and equipment

  • Managing and coordinating all facilities improvement projects

  • Co-managing on-site workshops and supplies, and local supplier relationships

  • Co-managing the Facilities Budget

  • Coordinating and supporting staff and volunteers using self-management practices

  • Working as a liaison between the Facilities and Springs Systems teams, the Community, and the County PRMD (as needed)

  • Coordinating facilities needs for Aletheia programs and public rentals when appropriate

  • Assisting and working at annual Morton’s socials and events

  • Participating in Aletheia community and Morton’s staff meetings and serving on appropriate advisory committees
     

Required Qualifications

  • At least two years of professional experience working in construction, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, or a similar applied trade

  • Familiarity with & capacity to adhere to the rules & regulations of county health, fire, building & planning departments

  • Experience or enthusiasm to work with paid subcontractors and coordinating/educating volunteers

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Passion for quality craftsmanship, green building, creative re-use/repurposing and low-to-net zero energy environments

  • Confidence to be self-motivated and self-managing and have the ability to work both independently and collectively

  • Ability to lift 40+ pounds

  • Good CA DMV record

  • Proficient record-keeping skills with email & computer literacy (Word, Excel, and Google Docs)

  • Have enthusiasm for Aletheia Community’s mission and service work to create wellbeing and build just and sustainable communities

  • Availability between: April 30th - October 31st, 2020, flexibly 7-32 hours/week and including some weekends

Compensation


Hourly pay is DOE, ranging $15-$25 for this 6 month paid position averaging 7-32 hours/week. In addition to pay, every current staff member enjoys a free Family Membership (a $400-600 value) as well as free drinks and one free shift meal on all the days that the cafe is open.

 

Also, there may be optional enrichment opportunities in the form of workshops and/or trainings that are open for staff participation. When this happens, we reserve a few spots for any staff who would like to participate at a reduced cost, and sometimes we even may be able to provide a full subsidy for staff participation (depending on the cost of the program). Lastly, candidates for this position must provide their own housing offsite, however a live/work position could become possible in the future as part of a different reciprocity package.

OPERATIONS SPECIALIST (Administration / Marketing)

Working at the Springs - Operations Specialist Position
We are seeking 1-2 Operations Specialists to work in the office at Morton's and Aletheia Springs. Though not at all required, our ideal Operations Specialist may be someone who is also interested in the future possibility of year-round stewardship, community residence and/or a fuller member participation here at Aletheia Springs.

An Operation Specialist is an essential part of our "Ops" Sphere, which is the hub connecting and organizing all our activities across both the business and community. You would be coming in to work alongside three other year-round Ops people who all thrive thinking about the big picture while taking care of daily operational details. This position is initially a trial position for 4-6 months, and if it's a great mutual fit you'll have the opportunity to return each summer to co-create and further customize a professional and community role tailored to your unique experience and passions. Then, if after completing an initial 1-2 year seasonally-returning paid position like this, an even deeper relationship is mutually desired, an Operations Specialist may be invited into full live/work residence here, either as a seasonal steward (April-October only) or as a year-round steward, the latter of which plays an additional role in off-season business planning, projects, community practices, and co-evolving the broader vision and mission of Aletheia.

Job Summary

An Operations Specialist supports and collaborates on all manner of operational work, including but not necessarily limited to: overall business & project strategy; group bookings & reservations; membership & programs administration; human resources, staff training & scheduling; outreach strategy, online marketing (web/social/email), and traditional marketing (local journalism, print); special event planning & orchestration; bookkeeping & accounting; occasional fundraising & grant writing support; and various other special research projects. 

Therefore, our ideal candidate for Operations Specialist is someone who has strength, experience and/or interest in business management & administration, organizational strategy, development & leadership, as well as digital marketing & outreach. Experience in creative/alternative fundraising, nonprofits and grant writing is also a plus. An Ops Specialist is generally people-oriented and enjoys connecting and building relationships with local community, groups, media and agencies. They are also someone who is highly digital savvy and detail-oriented, yet able to keep the whole community and business system in mind.

 

Our ideal Ops candidate is a true optimist at heart but with a realistic sobriety tempered through hard-earned business, community and/or life experiences. And while they may have dealt with many real-world limitations and challenges, they still emerge hopeful each new day and ready to roll up their sleeves to build a more beautiful world that our hearts know is possible.

The required hours for this role will shift according to the season, but it is expected to be part-time and flex between periods of 14-31 hrs/wk, based on the needs of the business & community and your availability. Ideally one regularly scheduled day per week should also be on the weekend, either Saturday & Sunday (some travel and/or flexibility is fine), and some remote/at-home and self-directed work may become a later possibility for the right candidate for some of their hours.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administration & coordination support for most, if not all, aspects of business & community organizational life

  • Primary administration for two or more (2+) areas of operations based on interest/experience & availability (e.g. reservations, memberships, marketing, accounting, HR, events, strategy and/or leadership dev., etc.).

  • Answering emails, tracking correspondence, and coordinating calendars/shift schedules

  • Attending weekly business strategy / operational meetings

  • Covering lunch shifts for those working the Gate (e.g. serving as Gate Guardian for between 1/2 to 1-hour each shift)

  • Opening & closing duties (daily logs, deposits, etc.)

  • Assisting and working at annual Morton’s socials and events

  • Participating in ad hoc advisory committees where appropriate

 

Required Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in business management & administration, organizational strategy, development & leadership, and/or digital marketing & outreach. Experience in creative/alternative fundraising, nonprofits and grant writing/communications is also a plus.

  • Excellent record-keeping & tracking skills, and detail-oriented, yet able to keep the big picture in mind

  • Computer & web literate, highly proficient in Word, Excel, and Google Business Suite (Google Docs). Social media & photography skills a plus.

  • Enjoys connecting and building relationships with local community, groups and agencies

  • Confidence to be self-motivated and self-managing with the ability to work both independently and collectively

  • Ability to lift 30+ pounds, has good CA DMV record

  • Has enthusiasm for Aletheia Community’s mission and work to create just and sustainable communities

  • Availability between: April 1st - October 31st, 2020, flexibly 14-31 hours/week and ideally including one weekend day

 

Compensation

Hourly pay is DOE, ranging $14-$20 for this initial 4-6 month part-time position, working an average of 14-31 hours/week. 

In addition to pay, every current staff member enjoys a free Family Membership (a $400-600 value) as well as free drinks and one free shift meal on all the days that the cafe is open.

 

Also, there may be optional enrichment opportunities in the form of workshops and/or trainings that are open for staff participation. When this happens, we reserve a few spots for any staff who would like to participate at a reduced cost, and sometimes we even may be able to provide a full subsidy for staff participation (depending on the cost of the program). Lastly, candidates for this position must provide their own housing offsite, however a live/work position could become possible in the future as part of a different reciprocity package.

LIFEGUARDIAN

Working at the Springs - Lifeguardian Position
Morton's Warm Springs is hiring a few select people to join our amazing Lifeguardian team this upcoming summer season! (Positions with shifts working in both our Cafe and as a Gate Guardian are also open for qualified applicants.) Part-time positions available for the duration of our guest season, which begins May 2nd and runs until September 30th.

Job Summary
WHY A "LIFEGUARDIAN?" Being a part of the Lifeguardian team here at the Springs is very different from having a typical "lifeguard job." We are seeking a few mature, dedicated people who can carry our larger vision and partner with us in our work revitalizing these springs.

 

WE CAN TRAIN & CERTIFY YOU AS A RED CROSS LIFEGUARD! If you are a strong swimmer but are not already lifeguard certified, we can pay for your certification. Attending and passing the certification training course, or having a previous valid certification, is a requirement for this position and for certification reimbursement.


** NOTE: Our first of only two Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Courses will be here at Morton's on Friday, Saturday & Sunday of April 10/11/12. For more info or to reserve your spot visit: https://tinyurl.com/Lifeguard-Cert-Registration **

Primary Responsibilities

Our Lifeguardians protect and advocate for the safety and wellbeing of all who come here and set foot in these waters; they share a deep love of natural geothermal springs, habitat and ecosystems and feel a call to protect them; they are service-oriented and apply their strong skills of communication and cultural literacy in the art of inviting all our guests into a deeper and more caring relationship with our mineral springs, our grounds, each other, and our own bodies and health. Lifeguardians also enjoy the meditative and aware state it takes to watch the water well, and invite guests into more mindful awareness of their surroundings as well. And as our first line of emergency response, a Lifeguardian is also highly trained to both prevent incidents and, if ever needed, to respond immediately and effectively with lifesaving interventions in a chain of care.

Being a part of our Lifeguardian team also means learning basic operations of the Springs systems, working on creative projects to improve guest and staff experience, practicing self-organizing leadership and participatory decision-making. Those who prove to be a great match with our team and who share deep alignment with our long-term revitalization efforts will have the opportunity to continue on with us year after year and develop their own multi-role position within the organization based on their interests and aptitudes. Our Lifeguardian team really sets the tone on the deck every day. And because they're so central to our guest experience and to ensuring both our natural and human environments remain safe and healthy for all to enjoy, we offer competitive pay, reimbursement on certification, paid trainings and extra perks that are amazing!

Required Qualifications
• A strong swimmer who loves working outside
• Outgoing and service-oriented with rockstar communication skills
• Love taking the initiative AND are good with follow-through
• Highly responsible and can take charge in a high-pressure situation when needed
• A passionate advocate for protecting natural ecosystems/habitat/health
• Curious, open-minded and appreciative of both giving & receiving feedback & ideas
• Team-oriented yet comfortable working solo and "owning the pool deck" on your own

Compensation
Compensation is $14-16/hour. In addition to pay, every current staff member enjoys a free Family Membership (a $400-600 value) as well as free drinks and one free shift meal on all the days that the cafe is open. 

 

Also, there may be optional enrichment opportunities in the form of workshops and/or trainings that are open for staff participation. When this happens, we reserve a few spots for any staff who would like to participate at a reduced cost, and sometimes we even may be able to provide a full subsidy for staff participation (depending on the cost of the program). Lastly, candidates for this position must provide their own housing offsite, however a live/work position could become possible in the future as part of a different reciprocity package.

GATE GUARDIAN

Working at the Springs - Gate Guardian Position
We're seeking people for our Cafe Staff / Barista positions starting in May for our growing seasonal, organic poolside cafe and coffee bar! Morton's Warm Springs serves visitors coming during our public season (cafe is open Fridays-Sundays in June/July/August, and Saturdays & Sundays only in May & September).

Our ideal Cafe Staff person is someone who is interested in working every season at the Springs, and, if after an initial trial period positions are available for our full 5-month season, from May-September, either part-time or full-time, as desired.

Job Summary
Cafe Staff help to manage and implement all aspects of our seasonal poolside cafe and have a close relationship with the other Morton's summer staff & Stewards. They perform a variety of tasks, from preparing the food, stocking supplies, serving, charging people for their food, handling cash, credit cards, and a cash register, cleaning tables and counters, resetting tables, greeting customers, and answering questions. Speed, accuracy, stamina, and stellar customer service skills are a must!

The available hours for this part-time position are on either Fridays, Saturdays and/or Sundays in June, July and August between the hours of 9am and 8pm, with 6-7 hour shifts (you could work earlier or later shifts, as needed). In May and September its Saturdays & Sundays ONLY. After September, we close down for the winter.

Our Cafe staff all have some culinary, restaurant and/or commercial food experience, and want to grow their skills running an entire (small but mighty) operation from start to finish. We're looking for someone who is enlivened to serve simple, organic and culturally-inclusive food, while feeling comfortable doing anything from preparing and plating food to bussing and washing dishes. They are also committed to great customer service and always looking for ways to improve our guests' experience. For this position you must be a self-starter committed to healthy communication and team-building. Some other huge plusses include being bilingual in Spanish; a strong supporter of local farms & food-shed movement, and someone who loves all things health and wellness-related.

Primary Responsibilities
• Assist with all aspects of work in the cafe including but not limited to: food prep, serving, cleaning, bussing, cashier, barista, etc.
• Participate in catering/food needs for special programs and public rentals when appropriate
• Assist and work at annual Morton’s socials and events
• Availability: May to September, 7-28 hours/week including at least 1-2 weekend days

Required Qualifications
• Some experience in a cafe, kitchen or other catering professional
• Commitment to organic sustainable food, passion for farm-fresh food and commitment to healthy eating
• Ability to adhere to health department standards and regulations
• Possesses valid food handler's certification or willing to become certified online within 1 month of employment
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (fluency in Spanish a plus)
• Confidence to be self-motivated and self-managing and have the ability to work both independently and collectively
• Ability to lift 30+ pounds plus have a good CA DMV record
• Computer & email literacy, including Google Docs & online calendars for scheduling
• Have enthusiasm for our Morton's mission to create just and sustainable communities in service to the healing of ourselves and our planet

Compensation

Compensation is $13-15/hour, DOE. In addition to pay, every current staff member enjoys a free Family Membership (a $400-600 value) as well as free drinks and one free shift meal on all the days that the cafe is open. 

 

Also, there may be optional enrichment opportunities in the form of workshops and/or trainings that are open for staff participation. When this happens, we reserve a few spots for any staff who would like to participate at a reduced cost, and sometimes we even may be able to provide a full subsidy for staff participation (depending on the cost of the program). Lastly, candidates for this position must provide their own housing offsite, however a live/work position could become possible in the future as part of a different reciprocity package.

CAFE STAFF / BARISTA

Working at the Springs - Cafe Staff / Barista Position
We're seeking people for our Cafe Staff / Barista positions starting in May for our growing seasonal, organic poolside cafe and coffee bar! Morton's Warm Springs serves visitors coming during our public season (cafe is open Fridays-Sundays in June/July/August, and Saturdays & Sundays only in May & September).

Our ideal Cafe Staff person is someone who is interested in working every season at the Springs, and, if after an initial trial period positions are available for our full 5-month season, from May-September, either part-time or full-time, as desired.

Job Summary
Cafe Staff help to manage and implement all aspects of our seasonal poolside cafe and have a close relationship with the other Morton's summer staff & Stewards. They perform a variety of tasks, from preparing the food, stocking supplies, serving, charging people for their food, handling cash, credit cards, and a cash register, cleaning tables and counters, resetting tables, greeting customers, and answering questions. Speed, accuracy, stamina, and stellar customer service skills are a must!

The available hours for this part-time position are on either Fridays, Saturdays and/or Sundays in June, July and August between the hours of 9am and 8pm, with 6-7 hour shifts (you could work earlier or later shifts, as needed). In May and September its Saturdays & Sundays ONLY. After September, we close down for the winter.

Our Cafe staff all have some culinary, restaurant and/or commercial food experience, and want to grow their skills running an entire (small but mighty) operation from start to finish. We're looking for someone who is enlivened to serve simple, organic and culturally-inclusive food, while feeling comfortable doing anything from preparing and plating food to bussing and washing dishes. They are also committed to great customer service and always looking for ways to improve our guests' experience. For this position you must be a self-starter committed to healthy communication and team-building. Some other huge plusses include being bilingual in Spanish; a strong supporter of local farms & food-shed movement, and someone who loves all things health and wellness-related.

Primary Responsibilities
• Assist with all aspects of work in the cafe including but not limited to: food prep, serving, cleaning, bussing, cashier, barista, etc.
• Participate in catering/food needs for special programs and public rentals when appropriate
• Assist and work at annual Morton’s socials and events
• Availability: May to September, 7-28 hours/week including at least 1-2 weekend days

Required Qualifications
• Some experience in a cafe, kitchen or other catering professional
• Commitment to organic sustainable food, passion for farm-fresh food and commitment to healthy eating
• Ability to adhere to health department standards and regulations
• Possesses valid food handler's certification or willing to become certified online within 1 month of employment
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (fluency in Spanish a plus)
• Confidence to be self-motivated and self-managing and have the ability to work both independently and collectively
• Ability to lift 30+ pounds plus have a good CA DMV record
• Computer & email literacy, including Google Docs & online calendars for scheduling
• Have enthusiasm for our Morton's mission to create just and sustainable communities in service to the healing of ourselves and our planet

Compensation

Compensation is $13-15/hour, DOE. In addition to pay, every current staff member enjoys a free Family Membership (a $400-600 value) as well as free drinks and one free shift meal on all the days that the cafe is open. 

 

Also, there may be optional enrichment opportunities in the form of workshops and/or trainings that are open for staff participation. When this happens, we reserve a few spots for any staff who would like to participate at a reduced cost, and sometimes we even may be able to provide a full subsidy for staff participation (depending on the cost of the program). Lastly, candidates for this position must provide their own housing offsite, however a live/work position could become possible in the future as part of a different reciprocity package.

FARM & GARDEN MANAGER (coming soon!)

Work Scholar Residential Immersion Program
• NO LONGER RECEIVING NEW APPLICATIONS for 2019 SEASON •
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::: We are no longer receiving new applications for our 2019 Work Scholar Program.
We will soon open for 2020 applicants in the coming months, so please check back shortly! ::: 


Starting in 2019, Aletheia Springs launched a new residential Work Scholar program. This immersion is for those who are interested in coming to live/work at the Springs for anywhere from 1-3 months between March and October. Work Scholars participate alongside the year-round Aletheia Community Stewards in the daily operations of the Springs as well as the embodied community research and practice of restoring and actualizing a healed village. (Please read the full description of our project mission, vision and orientation.)

 

Similar to other live/work programs (at established centers such as Esalen, Tassajara, or Mount Madonna), Work Scholars at Aletheia participate in an immersive program of study and exchange. Room and board is fully included and there is a service work component of between 24-27 hours/week (depending on the month). Work Scholars also engage in a program of transformative learning for personal and social change consisting of daily to weekly morning group practices, as well as occasional training intensives and retreats specially curated from various lines of study (see Example Practices, Workshops & Retreats below).


Our service at the Springs involves participating in various ongoing roles and creative projects for the land and community, as well as working shifts during our guest season (see Service Work Spheres below). At Aletheia, we hold the work of operating the Springs during our summer guest season for the benefit of the public as our sacred karma yogatikkun olam, seva or spiritual life practice. As such, it’s both an integral part of our community work and its a direct expression and extension of our greater vision for bringing about a healed, more beautiful world.

 

As 2019 will be our initial year for this program, it’s important to note that participants will be a part of an inaugural Work Scholar cohort and much of the program content and logistics will continue to be built-out and refined throughout the year with participant feedback. Those who enjoy being on the ground level of R&D for such a integrative and community-based program will find themselves a wonderful fit for us this year. We encourage people to come with ‘beginner’s mind’ as students with our blossoming community, with patience and good humor for creative community process and ‘making it up as we go along’. Going with the flow, self-management and good self-care will all be beneficial traits to have on board for this maiden voyage!

L I V E
 

• Deeply embedded within an oak and madrone
   woodland along year-round Sonoma Creek

 

• Rustic seasonal glamping accommodations with
   shared kitchen and bathrooms (private tents 
   and/or shared rooms/yurt)

 

• Collective kitchen with shared bulk food supplies
   for preparing personal meals, and, during the 
   high season, fully prepared meals for breakfasts
   & dinners (June through August only)

 

• Full access to Aletheia Thermal Baths and, when
   open, also to the warm pools (open from late
   April to early October)

W O R K
 

• 24 ~ 27 hours / week of Service Work Practice

• Be in practice alongside those who are also consciously moving beyond
   weekend trainings, workshops & festivals to embody our learning edges
   in daily life, in work, in relationship, and in service to the Great Turning
   of our planet.

 

• See the example Service Work Spheres list below…

S T U D Y
 

• 5 ~ 8 hours / week of Group Practice

 

• 2 ~ 4 days / month of Program Intensives and Retreats

 

• See the Example Practices & Areas of Study list below...

Who This Program Is For

As Aletheia is a multigenerational community that welcomes all ages, genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations and abilities, our hope is that our Work Scholar cohort will also come to reflect the diverse nature of a whole and healthy village. Therefore our Work Scholar program is designed just as much for mature folks seeking a sabbatical from their everyday world, or who have just retired, as it is for young adults who may be between jobs or on school break.

 

We do recommend, however, that due to the rustic accommodations and the highly collaborative and physical nature of much of what we do here, that anyone who applies be moderately physically healthy and able to lift at least 25 lbs, as well as be strongly psychologically healthy, with developed self-awareness and mature communication skills.

Living in Aletheia Community

We are a community with spiritual ecology at our center and working to build a new culture that redefines how we live and work together. We are also a community of practice, meaning that we engage key practices to enable us to gain insight into our everyday experiences and support our development as healthy, autonomous individuals as well as true communitarian beings (e.g. how we participate as part of a collective). Our current key practices are specifically curated to develop us along certain lines of capacity and awareness, which are described in detail in The Tenets of Aletheia Springs Community on our Orientation page. Currently, our practices include various forms of meditation and mindfulness, self-inquiry, council, nature connection, gestalt and family systems-based practices, topic/book study and discussion, as well as self-managing systems, to name a few. As developing our capacities as human beings through these various practices is so foundational for community health and core to our group unfoldment, you'll get to learn and work with them alongside us in support of both your own personal development and our work actualizing towards a common vision together. 

Depending on the season, the community gathers between three to five mornings a week for Group Practice (with usually between 6-12 people). We also have one Community Practice Retreat on a single weekend each month (only during the off-season months of February, March, April and October). Participation in these is expected at all or most, and we have found that it is a critical foundation for living here to already have some sort of personal experience and a deep love for transformative growth work, perhaps from having your own meditation, contemplative or spiritual practices, or from simply being passionate about self-awareness and culture change. And... last but not least, having an obsessive love of soaking in hot healing geothermal waters is, of course, a plus.

For applicants accepted into our summer program, there are a few days off that you will have each week for personal time, etc. and there are lots to see and do in our area -most notably world-class hiking, biking and parks all within a few miles. Excursions to the vibrant cultural hub of the San Francisco Bay Area are about 1 hour away by car. However, it’s important to note that free days will generally fall on Tuesdays & Wednesdays and the majority of our service work commitment will be from Thursdays to Mondays and includes the weekends. Also, once per month, either a daylong or 2-day transformative learning immersion retreat will be offered on the same Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe. This means that for that one week a month of the retreat offering we have fewer personal days off. However, we will still have many wonderfully large chunks of time for personal time during the rest of those weeks. 

Program Economics

Where some analogous immersions are sometimes offered at a cost of anywhere from $600 up to $2,000 per month, for this first year with our inaugural cohort we are offering this program as a fully gifted mutual exchange.  The program includes basic room and board, but Work Scholars will be financially responsible for any additional personal expenses they incur during their stays, including necessities and extras such as personal bills or special dietary foods not provided by our organic, whole foods collective kitchen.

 

Also, depending on which season or months a Work Scholar may come, some personal days may be available for additional off-site income-producing work. However, because of the full nature of the busy summer high season of June, July and August, we strongly recommend that those Work Scholars who come during this time do not also try to maintain off-site employment while being in service and practice with us at the Springs. For more information, please contact us with any questions.

For More Information & To Apply...

For those seeking more information or an application, please reach out to us by contacting us at: inquiries@mortonswarmsprings.com. Interested applicants, in your email please include your answers to the following initial questions.

 

Once we receive your answers, we’ll send you the program application to complete. And finally, the last step in the application process is to have an online interview phone call. Please allow at least two weeks for this process before the start of your desired program month.

 

  1. Please provide your full name, age, home address, email and the best phone number where you can be reached.
     

  2. Where did you first hear about Aletheia Springs (and this Work Scholar program in particular)?
     

  3. Which month(s) are you interested in participating in our Aletheia Work Scholar program in 2019? (within March - October)

    1st choice month(s)    _________________

    2nd choice month(s):  _________________

    3rd choice month(s):   _________________
     

  4. What draws you to want to participate in this program at this particular time in your life?
     

  5. Are you willing, able & genuinely excited to live in rustic seasonal accommodations and be fully engaged at the Springs for an average of between 31-35 hours/week for the program month you are applying for? (31-35 hours includes both the service & practice time commitment needed.)
     

  6. Are your current physical, psychological, financial, or any other personal needs and life circumstances fully in alignment and support of your participation in this program at this time?
     

  7. What do you hope to take away from your participation in this program?
     

  8. What do you hope to contribute through your participation in this program?
     

Thank you for your interest in being a part of Aletheia Springs’

2019 inaugural Work Scholar cohort!

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An Example Day
at the Springs

(during the summer high season)

 

7am ~ Breakfast

8am ~ Group Practice

9am ~ Service Work

12pm ~ Free time / make-your-own lunch

1pm ~ Service Work

4pm ~ Free time

5pm ~ Meal prep team

7pm ~ Dinner

8pm ~ Free time / hot spring soak

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Service Work Spheres
 

Gate Guardian

Lifeguardian

Cafe/Kitchen

Garden

Grounds

Thermal Baths

Children’s Sphere

Operations

Springs Systems

Building/Repair Projects

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Example Practices
& Areas of Study

Meditation, Mindfulness
& Self-Inquiry

Nature Awareness & Connection

Evolutionary Partnership &
Relational Consciousness

Embodied Movement & Dance

Early Attachment & Trauma Healing

Conscious Parenting &
Raising Children In Village

Yoga, Self-care & Bodywork

Soul, Essence, Ego & Self-Awareness

Music, Sacred Song & Voice

How You Can Participate

 

There’s so many ways to participate in this adventure with us. Who knows, maybe one day you’ll become a resident-steward here. Or maybe you have a part to play with your time, skills, money or listening presence –either this year, or a few years from now. Perhaps you are the one that wonderfully alters someone’s life forever when you forward them our Prospectus...

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