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.

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

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

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 is seeking positive thinking, self-motivated individuals in the housekeeping department. We currently have year-round, 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

Dining Room Attendant: # 2017-19992
Utility Worker: # 2017-19991

 


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 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 7–17. 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 and bonus upon completion.

Expeditions Staff

(adventure trips for Pioneers, ages 12–14 and Explorers, ages 15–18)
Counselors must be 19 or older with some experience. Trip Leaders must be 20 or older with experience leading extended backpacking trips and certified WFR or above.

View job descriptions for Trip Leaders, Expeditions Counselors and Crew Members. Application link coming soon.

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.

The Conference Center Summer Staff Department is seeking leadership positions in the following areas:

 


Arts & Crafts Director

The Arts & Crafts Director is responsible for planning and leading the Arts & Crafts program during camp sessions. They will organize and lead the Arts & Crafts program for ages 3–18, including tie-dying, painting, set building, take-home crafts, etc. The director is expected to help in the general program for the children, as well as facilitate tie-dying for all youth programs and adult tie-dye. Experience in arts & crafts is a must. Elementary education and art majors are encouraged to apply.

 


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