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  Name Title Email Address Ext
Andrew Schmidt Advancement Analyst 2824 
Anita Whitmire Boan Housekeeping Manager 2831 
Barbara Panetta Reservations Associate 2814 
Barry Phillips Director of Food Service 2833 
Bethany Frazier Youth Events Program Director 2812 
Chris Lynn Adult Conferences Program Director 2818 
Christine Murawski Mountain Trail Outdoor School Program Director 2839 
Clint DeWitt Environmental Projects Manager 2823 
Connie Holliday Director of Group Sales 2808 
David Schnitzer Camp Kanuga Director 2840 
Eden Lewis Guest Period Program Director 2817 
Eric George Assistant Director of Guest Services 2827 
Gary Giniat Vice President of Advancement 2816 
Jason Merritt Director of Marketing and Communications 2826 
Jill Mallin Director of Guest Services 2828 
Jimmy Haden Vice President of Hospitality and Sales 2810 
Kaitlin Pope Mountain Trail Outdoor School Assistant Director 2838 
Kate Bakko Reservations Associate 2811 
Katherine Parnell Camp Bob Program Director 2836 
Kevin Manion Expedition Programs Manager 2813 
Kim Moree Manager of Board Relations 2806 
LeeAnne Martin Vice President of Youth Programs 2837 
Leslie Hartley Communications Writer 2822 
Marcella Thompson Controller 2803 
Matt Henry Chief Operating Officer 2804 
Nicole Bentley Reservations Director 2809 
Paul Bockoven Director of Information Technology 2819 
Ricky Varnadore Director of Property 2834 
Sandy McKinney Reservations Associate 2815 
Stan Hubbard President 2805 

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Committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity, Kanuga accepts employment applications without regard to race, color, gender or national origin.

Full-time Employment:

Chief Operating Officer

Kanuga seeks a seasoned, accomplished manager and operations professional to serve as Chief Operating Officer. In partnership with the CEO and the Division Head team, the COO will strengthen the organization’s human and operational infrastructure in ways that will inspire and enable the organization to reach more people with its mission. The role is an important structural addition at a critical inflection point for the organization, and will help its leadership maintain focus on building external relationships, broadening fundraising efforts and pursuing the vision for the future.

Additionally, the COO will help to support a lean but effective team—allowing the division heads, full-time and part-time staff to flourish, optimize business and growth opportunities and remain aligned in the service of Kanuga’s guests and clients.

Read the full leadership profile here.

For potential consideration or to suggest a prospect, please email or call John Sparrow or Kelly Garrison at 404-262-7392.


Kanuga Conferences is seeking a degreed accountant to work in the accounting/finance division. The full-time Accountant's primary responsibilities are payables, receivables and general ledger work while assisting with other tasks and projects as needed. Read the full role profile here.

E-mail resume and cover letter to


Kanuga Conferences is seeking positive thinking, self-motivated individuals in the housekeeping department.  We currently have part-time year-round positions available.  Valid NC driver's license and background check required.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs.  Some weekend work required.  Kanuga is a drug free work environment.

Please apply to or apply in person at Kanuga's main office, 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.



Part-time Employment:


Kanuga Conferences is seeking a positive thinking, self-motivated individual in our grounds departments.  Grounds position includes push mowing, weed eating, leaf blowing, trash removal, and other aspects of lawn maintenance required. We currently have a part time year round position available.

Valid NC driver's license and background check required.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs.  Some weekend work required. Kanuga is a drug free work environment.

Please apply to or apply in person at Kanuga's main office, 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

Reservations Associate

Kanuga conferences is seeking a part-time reservations associate with a background in hospitality and customer service. The primary responsibilities will include tracking registrations, invoicing, and communicating across all departments.  Some weekend and holiday work required. Read the full role profile here.

Please submit resume and cover letter to


Seasonal Employment:

Kanuga's Mountain Trail Outdoor School hires instructors for the fall, winter and spring. MTOS offers day, multi-day or weeklong programs to school groups, youth groups, clubs, businesses, and other organizations. With customized curriculums to meet the goals of each group, instructors lead natural science study, community building activities and opportunities for participants to increase their self confidence through adventure based activities.


Summer Employment:

Camp Bob is looking for positive role models who have a strong desire to work with a diverse population of children in the outdoors. The summer begins with two weeks of staff training, followed by 10 weeks of fast-paced camping sessions. Positions are available for counselors, head counselors, nurses and a community coordinator. Click here to apply for Camp Bob.

Camp Kanuga is a traditional Christian summer camp for boys and girls ages 7-15. Activities include backpacking, hiking, canoeing, swimming, adventure course, climbing tower, rock climbing, creative dramatics, art, music and much more! Counselors must be 18 years old and Junior Counselors must be 17. Experience working with children and in the outdoors preferred. Salary, room and board, bonus upon completion. Click here to apply for Camp Kanuga.

Camp Kanuga Trailblazers is looking for instructors to lead backpacking and canoeing trips for campers ages 15-17. Instructors must be 19 or older with some experience. Lead instructors must be 21 or older with experience leading extended backpacking trips and certified WFR or above. Salary, room and board, bonus upon completion. Click here to apply for Kanuga Trailblazers.

Summer Staff: Every summer Kanuga hires a temporary staff to fulfill a wide variety of job opportunities at the conference center. It is possible to work from May through September; most positions are for the summer months. Staff are housed in separate men’s and women’s dormitories and receive room and board as part of their pay. Click here to apply for conference center summer staff.


Download a general Kanuga job application.