This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people in this category. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required of people in these positions.

Work Team:
Reports To:
Business Manager
Position Classification:
Length of Service:
2-3 years


this position is open now! The Registrar is responsible for all correspondence and interaction with guests seeking to stay
at Holden Village. Welcomes all arriving guests and staff. Arranges all reservations and special
needs for guests, assigns housing for both guests and staff (with the Housing Committee), and
coordinates arrivals and departures of all persons (approximately 6,000 per year).


(principal duties and responsibilities; such as categories supported, staff size, volume managed, etc)

  • Communications and Welcome
    • Coordinate reservations, arrivals and departures of all Villagers.
    • Correspond in a timely manner with all persons seeking to visit Holden Village.
    • Greet those arriving on the bus, give arrival announcements and provide housing
      assignments to incoming Villagers.
    • Monitor road traffic and radio communication.
    • Schedule times for the registration window to be open and staffed in order to
      answer guests’ questions, receive payments, and respond to guest needs.
    • As necessary, update registration materials, confirmation letters, and Web site
  • Registrations and Housing
    • Process all guest registrations, track deposits & payments, assign appropriate
      housing for the number of guests in a party, and oversee capacity limits.
    • Assign housing to all incoming short-term staff and teaching staff.
    • Consult with the Housing Committee for long-term staff housing assignments.
    • Handle group registrations and work closely with the education and program staff
      for special event and retreat registration.
  • Administrative Duties
    • Balance cash receipts and online payments with the accounting lead on a
      scheduled basis.
    • Track Village population numbers and guest volume statistics.
    • Post, in timely fashion, arrival and departure information for use by the lead driver,
      kitchen and housekeepers.
    • Revise and update the Turnover Files and keep accurate and current records and
    • Keep orderly files, especially potential public relations and publicity materials.


(position specifications; such as knowledge/education, skills, problem solving/decision making, risk/bottom line results, management responsibility – people and functions)

  • Commitment to serve Holden’s mission of welcoming all into the wilderness.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people, skills, ages, and abilities.
  • A collaborative working style, but also independent and self-motivated.
  • Organizational and computer skills.
  • Detail oriented with ability to balance big picture planning with implementation.
  • Ability to act decisively yet be flexible and willing to adapt to sudden changes with a
    proactive problem-solving approach.
  • Excellent customer service presence.


(particular knowledge/skills related to client and/or agency needs)

  • Enthusiasm for and ability to work in a remote wilderness setting.
  • Willingness to participate in a mutual review after 6-months and 1-year on staff.
  • Pledges to work in ways that support and fulfill Holden Village’s Mission, Vision, and
  • Abides by Holden Village’s Community Health Protocols and Practices.
  • Extends genuine hospitality to all villagers.
  • Upholds and works to further Holden Village values of diversity, equality, respect,
    sustainability, and spirituality as articulated in the Strategic Plan.
    Be a community leader and role model by serving the village in roles such as First
    Response Team, Fire Brigade, Worship, and other program events and activities.
  • Help new staff and volunteers integrate into the community.
  • Commits to staying up-do date on all required vaccinations, including COVID-19.


As a Long-Term Volunteer, you are eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • $1650/month stipend
  • Food (three meals/day)
  • Housing, utilities, internet access
  • Free parking at Fields Point
  • Health insurance (medical, dental and vision)
  • Basic life insurance
  • Life Flight membership (emergency helicopter transportation based on medical need)
  • Simple IRA account
  •  42 “out” days per year
  • 14 one-way boat tickets per year
  • 21 friends & family days and 21 half-price friends & family days per year
  • Completion bonus and health insurance grace period upon completion of term, equivalent to the length of term.
  • Access to amazing hiking opportunities, community events, teaching sessions, art studios, and other education opportunities


Holden Village is a community where your questions are valued and encouraged. Most programs led by visiting teaching faculty occur during the summer months. However, Holden also invites faculty to teach sessions for special events and retreats throughout the rest of the year.
Check out a list of the 2024 Summer Faculty.