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A list of immediate short/long-term volunteer and employment needs.

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Seasonal Volunteers

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Art Studio Head - OPEN  creates an atmosphere in the Art Studios that is welcoming while encouraging all to explore their creativity.  Duties include warping, maintaining, and troubleshooting a variety of looms, keeping art studios clean and organized, supervising volunteers, and providing a variety of arts and crafts classes.  Must be eager to learn new things and confident teaching a subject with little or no experience.  Must enjoy working with a wide variety of people of different ages, from children through adults, on a one-to-one or group basis in an active environment.  Experience weaving, warping and maintaining looms preferred or willingness to learn.  Experience knitting, sewing, painting, drawing, printmaking, bookbinding, jewelry, basket making, tie dying, inkle weaving, to name a few, are ideal but not required.  A three month commitment is required.

Holden Store Head - OPEN  Responsible for maintaining the Holden Store through careful and responsible ordering of books, clothing, gift items and sundries. Must have strong organizational skills, ability to lead and supervise staff, and comfort with daily computer based work & cash handling.  Holden Store Head works under the supervision of the Services Lead.  Knowledge or willingness to learn QuickBooks.  A three month commitment is required.

Seasonal Vice Housekeeper - OPEN works in partnership with the Head Housekeeper to create a vision of hospitality throughout the Village.  Keeps public spaces clean and orderly.  Cleans guest rooms and program facilities.  Manages and organizes housekeeping supplies and supervises the housekeeping assistants. The job requires some lifting and carrying, and the ability spend 6 hours a day on your feet. Good physical condition preferred. A three month commitment is required.

Seasonal Cook - OPEN (summer only / multiple positions) During scheduled shifts, a Seasonal Cook is responsible for: the safe and sanitary preparation of food served both throughout the day and at specific times (ie. menued meals and snacks, Holden bread and granola, etc.); coordinating and training kitchen volunteers in various food preparation, sanitation, and restocking tasks; promoting a kitchen atmosphere that balances grace and humor with the need for efficiency and timely food production; cultivating an inviting atmosphere in the Dining Hall for guests and staff alike through general upkeep and personal interaction.  This position can be physically demanding, with multiple hours spent on your feet and the necessity of carrying things up and down stairs. Seasonal Cooks work under the supervision of the Food Service Lead. A three month commitment and Washington Food Worker Card required.

Pool Hall Head - OPEN operates the Holden Village Pool Hall as a welcoming, central gathering place of hospitality during the summer months.  Oversees assistants and maintains the concession stand, pool tables and bowling alley. Must enjoy working with people of all ages, willingness to plan activities for diverse age groups and work with a constantly changing team of volunteers. A three month commitment and Washington Food Worker Card required.

Narnia Head - OPEN has overall responsibility for the Narnia program (ages 0-11) and oversees Narnia assistants. They will work with the assistants to plan and implement activities, including arts and crafts, bible time, worship, outdoor sessions and hikes. Requires imagination, patience, and love for children as well as being responsible, concerned for safety, ability to lift 50 pounds and organizational skills. Experience song leading, education/teaching experience and First Aid/CPR preferred.  A three month commitment and Washington Food Worker Card required.

Middle/High School Head - OPEN works with youth ages 12 to 17 and oversees Middle/High School assistants. They will work with the assistants to plan and implement activities, including programming, bible study, hikes, dances, scavenger hunt, etc. Requires creativity, patience, and ability to connect with teens. A three month commitment is required.

Trail Crew Coordinator - OPEN Works with the U.S. Forest Service to plan trail maintenance projects in the Glacier Peaks Wilderness.  Responsible for leading Holden's trail crew on projects maintaining equipment.  Occasional overnight trips will be required for more remote destinations.  Must be physically able to hike long distances and carry up to 50 pounds.  Experience with cross saws and chainsaws a plus. Experience with trail maintenance required.

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Long-Term Volunteers

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Art Studio Coordinator - OPEN NOW  Creates an atmosphere in the Art Studios that is welcoming while encouraging all to explore their creativity.  Duties include warping, maintaining, and troubleshooting a variety of looms, keeping art studios clean and organized, supervising volunteers, and providing a variety of arts and crafts classes.  Must be eager to learn new things and confident teaching a subject with little or no experience.  Must enjoy working with a wide variety of people of different ages, from children through adults, on a one-to-one or group basis in an active environment.  Experience weaving, warping and maintaining looms preferred or willingness to learn.  Experience knitting, sewing, painting, drawing, printmaking, bookbinding, jewelry, basket making, tie dying, inkle weaving, to name a few, are ideal but not required.

Carpenter, Head - OPEN NOW  Responsible for all carpentry projects in the village.  Works closely with the Facilities Lead on maintenance and remodel projects.  Responsible for overseeing the safety training and organization of the carpentry shop.  Experience with a variety of woodworking equipment and construction techniques required.  Supports a high level of safety practices.

Cook, Head (multiple positions) – OPEN NOW   During scheduled shifts, a Head Cook is responsible for: the safe and sanitary preparation of food served both throughout the day and at specific times (ie. menued meals and snacks, Holden bread and granola, etc.); coordinating and training kitchen volunteers in various food preparation, sanitation, and restocking tasks; promoting a kitchen atmosphere that balances grace and humor with the need for efficiency and timely food production; cultivating an inviting atmosphere in the Dining Hall for all through general upkeep and personal interaction.  Head Cooks are also expected to dedicate some of their work time to projects of a particular focus, designated by and designed with the Food Services Lead.  This position can be physically demanding, with multiple hours spent on your feet and the necessity of carrying things up and down stairs. Head Cooks work under the supervision of the Food Service Lead. Washington Food Worker Card required.

Fire Brigade Chief - OPEN NOW   Responsible for the daily operations of Holden’s Fire Program with the help of Fire Marshal and Fire Systems Technician who improve and maintain fixed fire systems.  Ensures community and Fire Brigade are response ready for structure fires through dynamic classes, evaluation, and coaching.  Improves compliance with NFPA 600, Facilities Fire Brigade through planning and implementation.  Assists Safety Administrator with staff training and creating safe work environment.  Prior fire service experience required.

Holden Store Coordinator – OPEN NOW  Responsible for maintaining the Holden Store through careful and responsible ordering of books, clothing, gift items and sundries. Must have strong organizational skills, ability to lead and supervise staff, and comfort with daily computer based work & cash handling.  Holden Store Coordinator works under the supervision of the Services Lead.  Knowledge of or willingness to learn QuickBooks.

Housekeeper, Vice - OPEN NOW   Works in partnership with the Head Housekeeper to create a vision of hospitality throughout the Village.  Keeps public spaces clean and orderly.  Cleans guest rooms and program facilities.  Manages and organizes housekeeping supplies and supervises the housekeeping assistants. The job requires some lifting and carrying, and the ability spend 6 hours a day on your feet. Good physical condition preferred.

Librarian/Media Ministry - OPEN NOW  Responsible for maintaining the Holden Library and for the Village’s sound and recording needs. Maintenance of the library includes its database and collection of news sources and magazines. Media Ministry duties include recording teaching sessions, worship and special events as well as the Holden Village Podcast with teaching faculty, troubleshooting and operating audiovisual equipment, and supervising short-term Media Ministry Assistants. Coordinates with education & program team to host library events, provide audio for special events and support other Village needs. Must be organized, able to track inventory, keep purchases within a budget and coordinate work for assistants during the busy summer teaching schedule.  Works under the supervision of the Education & Program Lead.

Medic - Open June 2018  Responsible for providing the basic medical care of the village staff and guests.  Works with the village IC and First Response Team in medical emergencies, organizes the aid station and medical records, and works with our offsite medical director as needed.  RN or above is preferred, however we may consider a paramedic in some cases.

Procurement Coordinator - Open June 2018  Orders all items for the Village. Must have very strong communication (both written and oral) and organizational skills as this position requires communicating frequently with vendors and with other Village staff members. Also assists the Accountant with some bookkeeping tasks. Must have good attention to detail and comfort working with numbers and vendors.

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Employees

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Business Manager - OPEN NOW  The ideal candidate is an experienced and proven manager of multiple business operations of a million-dollar entity.  Ability to live and work in a remote wilderness setting is required. Experience with a non-profit corporation is desirable. MBA or experience as a dedicated leader or people manager with a financial and organizational background required.  Accounting, computer, database, fundraising, and human resource skills are necessary for this position.  QuickBooks familiarity a plus.  Reporting requirements include the ability to prepare and monitor department and organizational budgets, capital improvement projects and provide forecasts of guest registrations, fundraising, and various capital improvement projects.  Responsibilities include financial reviews and reporting, personnel management, negotiations, contract reviews, evaluation and management of insurance and other benefits programs for staff, managing business relationships with federal, state, and local government agencies, and working closely with our off-site professionals in legal, accounting, and business consulting. The Business Manager supervises employees and long-term volunteers on the Business team.  The Business Manager conducts ongoing evaluation of volunteer performances and the associated stipend program.  This position reports directly to the Executive Directors and will interact regularly with members of the Holden board of directors.  This position requires a 3-year commitment with periodic performance reviews. To begin your application,  Contact staffing with a cover letter and resume demonstrating why you believe you are qualified for this admittedly unique and remote position. 

Arts Enrichment and Outreach Lead - Open July 2018   Part of the Guest Experience Team and supervises the Village Potter, Art Studio Coordinator, Village Artists, and Art Studio Assistants; oversees the Artist Residency Program, Snowdance Film Festival and Arts in the Cascades retreat; maintains and develops Village art inventory; cultivate & maintain the Art Gallery and new artists; orders and maintains supplies for the studios; collaborates with the Executive Directors and Education and Program Team to generate ways to creatively organize programming and special events that foster relationships with the wider community and the arts; and teaches art. The ideal candidate is detailed oriented, possesses excellent organizational skills and has the ability to work well independently, as well as in a collaborative setting. Excellent written communication and oral presentation skills are necessary. The ability and desire to think creatively is a must, and a background in the visual arts is preferred.  Art educators, museum educators, and arts administrators are all a good fit for this position.  A two year commitment is preferred.

Communications Lead - OPEN NOW  The ideal candidate for this position is one who is as equally talented with language as they are at developing communication strategies and able to provide leadership to implement Holden Village's mission, vision, and core values.  We use both print and digital media channels, publications, websites and a social media presence to ensure that Holden's extended community is included in the life and rhythms of the Village.  Position qualifications include:  ability to create and implement a communication strategy that aligns with our mission and vision, possession of strong writing, editing and interpersonal communication skills, commitment to collaborative strategic planning and teamwork, including working with and managing a senior graphic designer.  The Communications Coordinator must be creative, organized, detail oriented with an ability to meet deadlines.  Required education and training includes a degree in relevant field such as journalism, marketing, communications, or public relations, and experience working with Adobe software, web, and social media outlets.  Position requires a 2 year commitment with periodic performance reviews.   Apply by email to:  staffing@holdenveillage.org.  Please include a summary of qualifications and a brief statement why you believe you are qualified and a portfolio of work for this admittedly unique and remote position. 

Services Lead - OPEN NOW   Part of the Guest Experience Team and oversees Laundry, Housekeeping, and the Holden Store while supervising volunteers and assistants in each area.  The ideal candidate will have great customer service skills with a focus on hospitality and welcome, be physically fit, and have the ability to problem solve.  The position requires creativity, organizational and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and an understanding of retail and sales.  Experience in hospitality services a plus.  Multi-year commitment is preferred.

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