Job Openings at Shree Peetha Nilaya

Living and Working at the Ashram

By joining the long-term seva team at Shree Peetha Nilaya you will be providing an important job serving Paramahamsa Vishwananda directly in his home. It is an incredible opportunity to help manifest his mission and advance along your spiritual path by serving his devotees.

You will become part of the Bhakti Marga family and meet like-minded spiritual seekers from all over the world who have devoted their lives to the search for God through the bhakti path and serving humanity.

Our seva day begins and ends with prayer as nothing happens without God’s Grace and with it, all is possible. Long-term seva is for those who aim to make God the focal point in their lives.

Job Openings - Long-term Offers

Male Bhajan Cafe Barista: one year scholarship

The Bhakti Marga Kitchen Area is constantly evolving to help spread Guruji’s message of Love through selfless-service. We are looking for people who are motivated to serve the community and guests in the Bhajan Café.

Skills and Competencies:

  • A friendly, charming attitude is a must

  • A self-reliant, team player committed to supporting the team in accomplishing their goals

  • Able to follow direction from others

  • Able to stay calm and focused under stressful and chaotic situations

  • Able to manage and be accountable for your own seva hours

  • Desires to learn new skills

  • Physically able to lift moderate loads

  • Basic knowledge of baking and cooking

Job application and further details

Kitchen Helper: one year scholarship

The Bhakti Marga Kitchen Area is constantly evolving to help spread Guruji’s message of Love through selfless-service. We are looking for people who are motivated to help to serve the community in the kitchen.

Skills and Competencies:

  • A self-reliant, team player and committed to supporting the team in accomplishing their goals

  • Able to follow direction from others

  • Able to stay calm and focused under stressful and chaotic situations

  • Able to manage and be accountable for your own seva hours

  • Desires to learn new skills

  • Basic knowledge of cooking

  • Physically able to lift moderate loads

Job application and further details

Content Development Team Assistant

A new full-time position in the Communications team is open to manage Book Marketing, Book Distribution, eBooks, and Book Translations.

Job Opening: Bhakti Marga Content Development Assistant

Requirements:

  • Excellent English writing and proofreading skills 
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, InDesign or InCopy 
  • Creative ideas for marketing; an eye for detail
  • Excellent communicator and team player
  • Starting at 3-6 months, this is intended as a long-term position.

Job Application and further details

IT Specialist

We are looking for an Internal IT Specialist (senior) to support our IT Department.

Duties:

  • Ensure that all departments within SPN get necessary IT support

  • Implement working processes

  • Take care of necessary documentation

  • Written and verbal fluency in English and German is preferred.

Job Application (English) / Stellenausschreibung (Deutsch)

Accountant

accountant

We are looking for an accountant to support our steering commitee.

Duties:

  • Accounting and tax accounting

  • Support the steering commitee with process management

  • English and German fluency (verbal&written) is required. 

Stellenausschreibung (Deutsch)
Job Application is only in German.

Web Developer: Six-Month or Long-Term Scholarship

We are looking for an experienced Web Developer to support the Communications team at SPN full-time.

Web Developer

Requirements: 

  • Real work experience with Web Development
  • Experience with PHP, MySQL, and basic HTML/CSS
  • Nice to have: experience with the CMS platforms Drupal (ideally) or Wordpress. 

You may apply for a stay between six months and one year in duration. 

Job Application and further details

Seva Scholarships

To go deeper into Ashram life

A seva scholarship is for anyone who has already experienced a shorter seva program (2-4 weeks) and would now like to go deeper into the experience of life at The Ashram. Seva scholarships are usually between one and three months long, and your meals and accommodation are provided at no charge.

How to apply for a seva scholarship

To apply for a seva scholarship, please write directly to the team leader of the seva area you're interested in. (Please note: it is only possible to apply for a scholarship in the seva area that you've already experienced through your previous stays as a seva guest.)

By applying for a scholarship you will be asked to do seva just like The Ashram Residents. Additional seva is focused on running the events and taking care of our guests, and often that mean longer seva hours and possibly no days off before, during or the day after an event. Since events are for guests, most of the time it is not possible for scholarship participants to fully participate in the event.

Start your seva experience as a seva guest through the Bhakti Seva Program

Interested in a seva scholarship of 1-3 months? If you have not yet been as a seva guest in Shree Peetha Nilaya, you need to come first as a seva guest for 2-4 weeks through our Bhakti Seva Program. (More information about this here.)

Other scholarship possibilities and special skills

While the main seva areas here are usually open for scholarships, there may also be additional areas possible, especially if you have any special skills which you would like to offer as seva. For example: graphic design, web development, audio engineering, video editing, photography, book editing, promotion, fundraising, translations, or any kind of manual skills like carpentry, landscape gardening or special construction skills.

General information about seva scholarships

If you have general questions about seva scholarships or if you have a special skill and you would like to find out if there is a seva possibility for it, please feel free to write to hr@bhaktimarga.org or approach Krishnaviroopadasi during one of your visits to the Ashram.

Areas that offer seva scholarships:

Kitchen

Housekeeping

Vegetable Garden

Flower Garden

Happy Cows

Construction

Facilities/Maintenance