Job Openings

Employment with Kanuga is a wonderful way to serve and grow in your career.

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Committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity, Kanuga provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Serving Our Employees and Guests through Core Values
Kanuga’s core values play an essential role in our success and decisions for the future. When selecting new members of our team, we look for individuals who are eager to embrace and embody the following values—service, respect, sustainability, and stewardship. Learn more about our Core Values.

For all open positions, please either complete an online application or submit your resume.

ONLINE APPLICATION

Submit resume and/or cover letter to hr@kanuga.org or apply in person at Kanuga’s main office, 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

Full-Time Employment

Director of Marketing and Communications

The Marketing and Communications Department is responsible for nurturing and extending a strong, consistent Kanuga brand while disseminating information in support of Kanuga’s marketing, human resources and governance work. Along with the Vice President of Advancement, the Director of Marketing and Communications sets longer-term and short-term strategy for building the Kanuga brand and is accountable for perceptions of Kanuga held by our key constituencies. As a member of Kanuga’s Senior Leadership Team and Management Forum, the Director also has a broader role of helping to set policy and direction for Kanuga Conferences, Inc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, advertising, multimedia, visual communications or related field.
  • Excellent written, oral and electronic communication skills; works well with a wide range of people.
  • Strong visual sense and ability to manage graphic components to support marketing and its roles in building successful non-profits.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently under demanding deadlines.
  • Be an imaginative, creative problem solver.
  • Attention to detail; ability to edit and proofread.
  • Knowledge of Kanuga as well as the Episcopal Church is highly desired.

Full package of medical /dental insurance and pension. Submit resume to hr@kanuga.org.

Please view the full job details here for more information on specific requirements.


Grounds Associate

Kanuga Conferences is seeking a full-time, benefited candidate for our Grounds and Maintenance Department.

Skills needed:

  • Grass mowing, trimming, and edging
  • Trimming of trees and shrubbery
  • Trash removal duties

Full package of medical /dental insurance and pension. Submit resume or application to hr@kanuga.org or apply in person at Kanuga’s main office, 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

Please view the full job details here for more information on specific requirements.


Maintenance Associate

Kanuga Conferences, Inc. has an immediate opening for a new team member in our maintenance department.

Primary Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of plumbing, electrical, carpentry, sheet rock repair and painting that relate to building maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of HVAC troubleshooting and preventative maintenance routines.
  • Knowledge and experience with the hand tools and equipment necessary to complete maintenance and repair on facility buildings.
  • Skills in following safety protocols and recognizing hazards to keep both guest and staff safe.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision to complete maintenance issues and repairs on facility buildings in a timely manner.
  • High school diploma or GED and at least one year building maintenance experience.
  • Ability to communicate (both orally and in writing) effectively with guests and staff on a daily basis.
  • Employee must have a valid N.C driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position demands work inside and outside in all types of weather conditions including snow removal. There is frequent need to stand, sit, stoop, walk, reach, lift heavy objects (up to 50lbs), climb, balance, and perform other similar actions throughout the work day. Some overtime work is required including nights, weekends, and some holidays. Employee will be provided with a company vehicle to be used during work hours and to be driven after hours during an on call situation. Full time with benefits package including health, dental and pension. E-mail resume, salary requirements and cover letter to hr@kanuga.org.

Please view the full role profile here for more information on specific requirements.

Full-Time Resident Apprentice Program

Full-Time Yearlong, Benefited Position

The Resident Apprentice Program is designed to engage young adults into our rich history and business practices. The program gives young adults an opportunity to develop skills and habits that lead to personal and professional success through hands-on work experience, learning and development workshops, and job shadowing within a supportive community setting. The ideal apprentice is eager to learn, hardworking, community minded and flexible. Candidates with strong references and experience working within their community will be strongly considered.

View the full job description for more information on specific requirements:

Related work experience or education in one of those areas is preferred. This one-year opportunity provides room and partial board along with an hourly wage. View a detailed outline of the program.

ONLINE APPLICATION

Please complete above online application, select RAP-Staff for Position.

 


Grounds Associate, Housing Included

Kanuga Conferences is seeking a full-time, benefited candidate for our Grounds and Maintenance Department with REQUIRED housing and participation in our year-long Resident

Apprentice Program. Skills needed:

  • Grass mowing, trimming, and edging
  • Trimming of trees and shrubbery
  • Trash removal duties

Full package of medical /dental insurance and pension. Shared room and board provided with wages. Submit resume or application to hr@kanuga.org or apply in person at Kanuga’s main office, 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

ONLINE APPLICATION

Please complete above online application, select RAP-Staff for Position.

Part-Time Employment

Part Time/ Relief Night Auditor

Kanuga Conferences, Inc. is seeking a third shift, part-time candidate for our Front Desk/Reservations Department.

Hours: 11:30pm – 7:30am

Skills needed:

  • High school degree
  • 1 year of proven auditing, accounting/bookkeeping experience
  • Experience with computerized property management systems
  • Excellent Computer skills; knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Previous hospitality and supervisory experience preferred
  • Strong aptitude for numbers, spreadsheets, and financial reports
  • Organizational and cash handling ability

E-mail resume and cover letter to hr@kanuga.org.

Please view the full role profile here for more information on specific requirements.

 


Event and Guest Services Position

Kanuga Conferences, Inc. has part-time, year round opening in Event and Guest Services. Qualified candidates must have a background in customer service and set-up. A knowledge of food and beverage, audio/visual technology is a plus.  Must be at least 21 with a valid driver’s license due to shuttle service duties. Please submit resume or application to hr@kanuga.org or apply in person at Kanuga’s main office, 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.


Retail Associate

The retail associate at Kanuga Conferences, Inc. is responsible for ensuring our guests have a positive shopping experience. The associate must actively strive to create a customer-focused shopping environment. The associate greets and responds to all customers in a friendly manner, ensures proper merchandise presentation, operates the cash register in accordance with policies and procedures, while maintaining a clean and organized work area at all times. Kanuga has multiple retail location on campus and the associate may be scheduled at any one, depending on the need. Weekend, evening and holiday work required. (Up to 25 hours a week, flexing based on seasonal needs).

Submit resume or application to hr@kanuga.org or apply in person at Kanuga’s main office, 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

 


Housekeeping

Kanuga Conferences, Inc. is seeking positive thinking, self-motivated individuals in the housekeeping department. We currently have yearr-ound, part-time 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.

ONLINE APPLICATION

Please complete above online application, Housekeeping-Staff for Position.

 


Food Services — Sodexo

Kanuga’s food service partner, Sodexo, is currently hiring staff to serve in Kanuga’s Food Service’s department. Apply on the Sodexo employment page and use the reference codes below in the application process.

Sodexo Employment

search: Hendersonville NC or
2018-11007 for Utility Worker
2018-11008 for Wait Staff

 


Mountain Trail Outdoor School

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.

MTOS Application

Summer Seasonal Employment

Summer Snack Bar Attendant

 Kanuga is seeking positive thinking, self-motivated individuals for our lakeside hospitality area.  We currently have part-time summer positions available at our snack bar.

Valid NC driver’s license, must be 21 or over to ABC permitted area and background check required.

Please note location in Hendersonville. Weekend work required. Kanuga is a drug-free work environment.


Environmental Projects

Our Environmental Projects Department is seeking two talented and responsible candidates to join our team for the 2018 summer (approximately June 10 – August 19). This is an excellent opportunity for environmental studies students. The job is a summer, full-time, residential position that runs from early June through late August and includes housing, meals and salary. The ideal candidate will be creative, personable, professional, well organized and flexible.

Please view the full job details below for more information on specific dates and requirements.

To apply, please submit an email with a cover letter and resume to hr@kanuga.org.


Summer Bartenders

We are currently hiring summer bartenders to join our team. Qualified candidates will combine a natural ability to provide warm hospitality, and a healthy knowledge of beer, wine, and cocktails with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Must be 21+ years of age. Please complete an online application below or submit résumé to hr@kanuga.org.

Online application

 


Summer Retail Staff

The Retail Associate at Kanuga is responsible for ensuring our guests have a positive shopping experience. The Associate must actively strive to create a customer-focused shopping environment. The Associate greets and responds to all customers in a friendly manner, ensures proper merchandise presentation, operates the cash register in accordance with policies and procedures, while maintaining a clean and organized work area at all times. Kanuga has multiple retail location on campus and the Associate may be scheduled at any one, depending on the need. Weekend and holiday work required. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. or more. Dates needed: June 6–September 5 (Labor Day)

Submit résumé or application to hr@kanuga.org or apply in person at Kanuga’s main office, 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

 


Camp Kanuga

Camp Kanuga is a traditional Christian summer camp for boys and girls ages 7 –15. Activities include backpacking, hiking, canoeing, swimming, adventure course, blacksmithing, target sports, climbing tower, rock climbing, creative dramatics, art, music and much more! Counselors must be 19 years old (or completion of 1st year of college,) crewmembers must be graduating high school seniors, and support staff must be at least 20. Experience working with children and in the outdoors preferred. Salary, room and board and bonus upon completion. Our staff must support our faith-based mission and be an active member in creating Christian community.

Expeditions Staff

(Adventure trips for Pioneers, ages 12–15 and Explorers, ages 14–18)
Counselors must be 19 or older with some experience in wilderness skills, wilderness first aid, and adventure travel. Trip Leaders must be 21 or older with experience leading extended backpacking trips and certified WFR or above.

View job descriptions for Trip Leaders, Expeditions Counselors and Crew Members.

 


Camp Bob

Camp Bob Counselors are highly skilled, positive role models, ages 18 and older, with a strong desire to work with a diverse population of children in an outdoor setting. While the campers may have challenging backgrounds, they are just children who, for whatever reason, might not otherwise be able to attend a summer camp. Working at Camp Bob is a rewarding experience—your efforts really do make a difference in the campers’ lives. This is an opportunity to become a mentor for children who have a variety of needs including self-esteem, social skills, conflict resolution skills and most importantly, trust, hope and love.

Learn More

 

Conference Center Summer Staff

Every summer, Kanuga hires temporary staff to fulfill a wide variety of job opportunities at the conference center. It is possible to work from May through September, but most positions begin mid-June and run through mid-August. Staff members are housed in separate men’s and women’s dormitories and receive room and board as part of their pay.

Online application

 


To apply for Conference and Retreat Center summer staff, remember to have three references fill out a reference form on your behalf.