Join Our Team in 2021!
Become A Part of Our Esteemed Crew at Morton’s Warm Springs
TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS…
Email your 1) cover letter; 2) resume; AND 3) contact information for three references to: email@example.com. Include the position name you are applying for in the subject line of the email (e.g “Jane Sanchez – Applying for Cafe Assistant Manager”).
Resumes without cover letters & references, or ones sent only as incomplete applications via social media/Indeed, will not be considered! Cover letters need only be a simple email introducing yourself and telling us why you’d like to work here, how you think you might be a good fit, and your general background, skills & availability. It’s also a good idea to familiarize yourself with our website here first!
All of our positions are seasonal and part-time unless otherwise noted.
:: We are a true community space committed to creating safety and welcoming for all beings. We’re dedicated to creating and supporting equal opportunities for all qualified individuals and encourage people of all races, orientations and creeds to apply, especially those traditionally and systemically marginalized by our dominant culture. We are actively seeking to increase the resiliency, wisdom and diversity of our awesome team by hiring more black, brown, indigenous and people of color, LGBTQI and all gender identities. ::
Current Open Positions at Morton’s Warm Springs:
We are seeking a Cafe Assistant Manager to start right away for our organic counter service cafe & coffee bar, serving daytime visitors coming to our beautiful, historic geothermal springs resort on weekends in May & September; and Tuesdays-Sundays in June, July & August. The required hours and days for this role are somewhat flexible with seasonal cafe needs, but it does require working at least one (1) or more weekend days, with a commitment beginning at around 21-29 hrs/wk (part-time) with the possibility of increasing up to 30+ hrs/wk (full-time), especially during our start-up and high season months (June through August).
The Cafe Assistant Manager helps to manage & implement all aspects of our seasonal poolside café working closely with leadership to run an entire (small but mighty) operation from start to finish. They are someone with a love of both food & people, as well as some culinary, restaurant, banquet and/or commercial food service experience. This person enjoys preparing and serving a simple, farm fresh, organic food, feels confident tracking & managing budgets & supplies, and is comfortable coordinating necessary repairs/improvements or inspections. The right fit for this role is also someone who enjoys talking with customers & working shifts behind the counter while helping to guide our small team in co-creating an easeful, healthy & joyful atmosphere.
For this position you must be a self-starter with strong communication, consistent organizational integrity, and emotional maturity. Another important attribute is being an advocate of local, organic, farm-to-table foods, regenerative farming, the slow food movement/food sovereignty, and building relationships with local food makers. Other plusses include being personally motivated to seek out new ways we can improve the multiple bottom lines we value & track -be it the holistic experience of guests and staff, or our social, ecological & economic impacts. Bilingual in Spanish is also a huge plus but not required!
Assistant managing & coordinating all aspects of cafe work, including but not limited to:
- Assisting in weekly inventory, ordering, stocking/supplies & vendor/farmer relations as well as tracking the cafe budget
- Assisting in managing staffing schedule for all cafe workers & occasional volunteers
- Working cafe shifts, primarily in BOH/food prep, but also in serving, cleaning, bussing, cashier, barista, etc.
- Assisting research, development & implementation for cafe improvement projects
- Participating in staff meetings, coordinating & supporting cafe staff with mentorship/training as well as cooperative mgmt. & communication practices
- Acting as liaison with onsite farm/garden and steward community as needed
- Occasional food pick-ups from local Sonoma County vendors & farms
- Participating in catering needs for occasional special events or group reservations
- Preferred 1+ year(s) of experience at an assistant manager level or higher in any type of food service role; however, we’ll consider less experience for those extremely capable who can show a solid track record in other applicable areas of responsibility
- Excellent record-keeping/organizational skills and time tracking, with computer literacy and proficiency in Word, Excel & Google Docs/Sheets
- Adept at sustained attention to detail, consistency & precision in a fast-paced environment, while still being able to tend to & keep the whole cafe system in mind
- Current Food Handler’s certification, or willingness/ability to become quickly (re)certified
- Ability to maintain/ensure cleanliness & safety for all cafe staff & patrons with adherence to health department rules & regulations
- Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, confident, self-motivated & self-managing with the ability to work both independently & collectively
- Experience or enthusiasm for training & educating staff & volunteers
- Commitment to organic, sustainable & slow food philosophies & a passion for farm-fresh healthy eating with strong enthusiasm for our mission-driven service work to support wellbeing & just and sustainable communities
- Fluency in Spanish not required but a huge plus!
- Ability to lift 30+ pounds, valid CA Driver’s license & good CA DMV record
- Availability: May 1 to mid-October, 2020; flexibly 21-30+ hours/week, must include at least one (1) weekend day
Hourly pay is DOE, $15-20 + perks (free Family Membership to the Springs, shift meals, discounts, hot spring soaks, etc.). A highly qualified individual who demonstrates clear mastery + leadership may be eligible to bump up into a trial management position in the $20-25 range after a minimum of 1 month of proven performance. EXTRA PERKS: In addition to pay, staff enjoy a free Family Membership (a $400-600 value) as well as free drinks + one free cafe shift meal when the café is open.
For this Facilities Technician position we are looking for someone who may be able to start right away, but as we have some facilities coverage already, these positions may not fill until we find just the right folks. If you see this position still listed, that means we are still looking!
We are seeking a Facilities Technician at the Springs. Our ideal Facilities Tech person would be someone who is interested in the potential of future year-round stewardship here at the Springs. For example, if after an initial 1 year trial period a deeper relationship is mutually desired, the Facilities Tech may be invited into either a residential seasonal stewardship position (April-October only), or into a residential year-round stewardship position, the latter of which includes playing a role in off-season business planning, projects, community building, and co-evolving our broader vision and mission.
The Facilities Technician helps to guide and implement all aspects of maintaining, repairing and improving the facilities on the land, and has a close working relationship with Morton’s staff, the Core Team and Stewards ring. The required hours for this role will shift according to the season and the needs of the land and springs, but it is expected to flex between periods of part-time (7-14 hrs/wk) to full-time (32 hrs/wk).
Our Facilities Technicians are people with building, carpentry/woodworking, plumbing, electrical and/or signifiant facilities maintenance experience, and who are ready to ply their trade on a team working to bring our aging facilities up to a new level of beauty and functionality. We’re looking for someone who enjoys the quality and creative details of their craft, while feeling adept at setting/working within a budget and coordinating necessary improvements, permitting and inspections. The right fit for this role is someone who also loves frequently working with and guiding a team of volunteers (both skilled and unskilled) to co-create a fun, can-do project atmosphere.
For this position you must be a self-starter committed to healthy communication and team-building and always looking for ways to improve our guests’ experience. Also, being committed to co-creating legacy-quality built environments that interact with the natural ecology we are embedded in is critical. Some other plusses include being a proponent for green building practices, creative repurposing and creating low-to-net zero energy environments; a strong supporter of the DIY movement; and excited to connect and build relationships with both local suppliers and our Sonoma County Planning & Resource Management Department (PRMD). Some interest or expertise in landscape, permaculture, grounds, gardening, and/or forest management is a plus but not necessary.
- Co-managing and coordinating all aspects of maintaining, repairing and improving the Springs facilities
- Inspects and coordinates repairs/scheduled maintenance for all buildings, built spaces and equipment
- Managing and coordinating all facilities improvement projects
- Co-managing on-site workshops and supplies, and local supplier relationships
- Co-managing the Facilities Budget
- Coordinating and supporting staff and volunteers using self-management practices
- Working as a liaison between the Facilities and Springs Systems teams, the Community, and the County PRMD (as needed)
- Coordinating facilities needs for programs and public rentals when appropriate
- Assisting and working at annual Morton’s socials and events
- Participating in community and Morton’s staff meetings and serving on appropriate advisory committees
- At least two (2) years of experience working in construction, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, or a similar applied trade
- Familiarity with & capacity to adhere to the rules & regulations of county health, fire, building & planning departments
- Experience or enthusiasm to work with paid subcontractors and coordinating/educating volunteers
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Passion for quality craftsmanship, green building, creative re-use/repurposing and low-to-net zero energy environments
- Confidence to be self-motivated and self-managing and have the ability to work both independently and collectively
- Ability to lift 40+ pounds and good CA DMV record
- Proficient record-keeping skills with email & computer literacy (Word, Excel, and Google Docs)
- Have enthusiasm for our greater mission and service work to create wellbeing and build just and sustainable communities
- Availability between: April 30th – October 31st, 2020, flexibly 7-32 hours/week and including some weekends
Hourly pay is DOE, ranging $15-$25. In addition to pay, every current staff member enjoys a free Family Membership (a $400-600 value) as well as free drinks and one free shift meal on all the days that the cafe is open. Also, there may be optional enrichment opportunities in the form of workshops and/or trainings that are open for staff participation. When this happens, we reserve a few spots for any staff who would like to participate at a reduced cost, and sometimes we even are able to provide a full subsidy for staff participation (depending on the cost of the program).
We are seeking 1-2 Operations Specialists to work in the office at the Springs. Though not at all required, our ideal Operations Specialist may be someone who is also interested in the future possibility of year-round stewardship, community residence and/or a fuller member participation here at the Springs.
An Operation Specialist is an essential part of our “Ops” Sphere, which is the hub connecting and organizing all our activities across both the business and community. You would be coming in to work alongside three other year-round Ops people who all thrive thinking about the big picture while taking care of daily operational details. This position is initially a trial position for 4-6 months, and if it’s a great mutual fit you’ll have the opportunity to return each summer to co-create and further customize a professional and community role tailored to your unique experience and passions. Then, if after completing an initial 1-2 year seasonally-returning paid position like this, an even deeper relationship is mutually desired, an Operations Specialist may be invited into full live/work residence here, either as a seasonal steward (April-October only) or as a year-round steward, the latter of which plays an additional role in off-season business planning, projects, community practices, and co-evolving our broader vision and mission.
An Operations Specialist supports and collaborates on all manner of operational work, including but not necessarily limited to: overall business & project strategy; group bookings & reservations; membership & programs administration; human resources, staff training & scheduling; outreach strategy, online marketing (web/social/email), and traditional marketing (local journalism, print); special event planning & orchestration; bookkeeping & accounting; occasional fundraising & grant writing support; and various other special research projects.
Therefore, our ideal candidate for Operations Specialist is someone who has strength, experience and/or interest in business management & administration, organizational strategy, development & leadership, as well as digital marketing & outreach. Experience in creative/alternative fundraising, nonprofits and grant writing is also a plus. An Ops Specialist is generally people-oriented and enjoys connecting and building relationships with local community, groups, media and agencies. They are also someone who is highly digital savvy and detail-oriented, yet able to keep the whole community and business system in mind. Our ideal Ops candidate is a true optimist at heart but with a realistic sobriety tempered through hard-earned business, community and/or life experiences. And while they may have dealt with many real-world limitations and challenges, they still emerge hopeful each new day and ready to roll up their sleeves to build a more beautiful world that our hearts know is possible.
The required hours for this role will shift according to the season, but it is expected to be part-time and flex between periods of 14-31 hrs/wk, based on the needs of the business & community and your availability. Ideally one regularly scheduled day per week should also be on the weekend, either Saturday & Sunday (some travel and/or flexibility is fine), and some remote/at-home and self-directed work may become a later possibility for the right candidate for some of their hours.
- Administration & coordination support for most, if not all, aspects of business & community organizational life
- Primary administration for two or more (2+) areas of operations based on interest/experience & availability (e.g. reservations, memberships,
- marketing, accounting, HR, events, strategy and/or leadership dev., etc.).
- Answering emails, tracking correspondence, and coordinating calendars/shift schedules
- Attending weekly business strategy / operational meetings
- Covering lunch shifts for those working the Gate (e.g. serving as Gate Guardian for between 1/2 to 1-hour each shift)
- Opening & closing duties (daily logs, deposits, etc.)
- Assisting and working at annual Morton’s socials and events
- Participating in ad hoc advisory committees where appropriate
- 2+ years of experience in business management & administration, organizational strategy, development & leadership, and/or digital marketing & outreach. Experience in creative/alternative fundraising, nonprofits and grant writing/communications is also a plus.
- Excellent record-keeping & tracking skills, and detail-oriented, yet able to keep the big picture in mind
- Computer & web literate, highly proficient in Word, Excel, and Google Business Suite (Google Docs). Social media & photography skills a plus.
- Enjoys connecting and building relationships with local community, groups and agencies
- Confidence to be self-motivated and self-managing with the ability to work both independently and collectively
- Ability to lift 30+ pounds, has good CA DMV record
- Has enthusiasm for our mission and work to create just and sustainable communities
- Availability between: April 1st – October 31st, 2020, flexibly 14-31 hours/week and ideally including one weekend day
Hourly pay is DOE, ranging $14-$20 for an initial trial part-time position, working an average of 7-14 hours/week.
In addition to pay, every current staff member enjoys a free Family Membership (a $400-600 value) as well as free drinks and one free shift meal on all the days that the cafe is open. Also, there may be optional enrichment opportunities in the form of workshops and/or trainings that are open for staff participation. When this happens, we reserve a few spots for any staff who would like to participate at a reduced cost, and sometimes we even may be able to provide a full subsidy for staff participation (depending on the cost of the program). Lastly, candidates for this position must provide their own housing offsite, however a live/work position could become possible in the future.
Join the 2021 Lifeguardian Team at the Springs
Morton’s Warm Springs is hiring a few select people to join our amazing Lifeguardian team this year! Part-time positions are available for the duration of our guest season which runs weekends & holidays in May & September; and Tuesdays—Sundays in June, July & August. Those who can work the whole season, including May & Sept have priority on shifts. (If desired, qualified applicants may also apply to work additional shifts as part of our Cafe and Gate Guardian teams as well.)
WE WILL TRAIN & CERTIFY YOU AS A RED CROSS LIFEGUARD!
If you are a strong swimmer but not yet lifeguard certified, WE WILL PAY YOUR CERTIFICATION covering each successfully completed season with us! Attending and passing a certification training, or having a previous valid certification, is a requirement for this position and for certification reimbursement.
** Check your current local class availability at: https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class **
Why A “Lifeguardian?”
Being a part of the Lifeguardian team here at the Springs is very different from having a typical “lifeguard job.” We are seeking a few mature, dedicated people who can carry our larger vision and partner with us in our work revitalizing these springs. Our Lifeguardians protect and advocate for the safety and wellbeing of all who come here and set foot in these waters; they share a deep love of natural geothermal springs, habitat and ecosystems and feel a call to protect them; they are service-oriented and apply their strong skills of communication and cultural literacy in the art of inviting all our guests into a deeper and more caring relationship with our mineral springs, our grounds, each other, and our own bodies and health. Lifeguardians enjoy the meditative and aware state it takes to watch the water well, and invite guests into more mindful awareness of their surroundings as well. And as our first line of emergency response, a Lifeguardian is also highly trained to both prevent incidents and, if ever needed, to respond immediately and effectively with lifesaving interventions in a chain of care.
- A strong swimmer who loves working outside
- Outgoing and service-oriented with rockstar communication skills
- Loves taking the initiative AND good with follow-through & consistency
- Highly responsible and can take charge in a high-pressure situation when needed
- A passionate advocate for protecting natural ecosystems/habitat/health
- Curious, open-minded and appreciative of both giving & receiving feedback & ideas
- Team-oriented yet comfortable working solo and “owning the pool deck” on your own
Being a part of our Lifeguardian team also means learning basic operations of the Springs systems, working on creative projects to improve guest and staff experience, practicing self-organizing leadership and participatory decision-making. Those who prove to be a great match with our team and who share deep alignment with our long-term revitalization efforts will have the opportunity to continue on with us year after year and develop their own multi-role position within the organization based on their interests and aptitudes.
Our Lifeguardian team really sets the tone on the deck every day. And because they’re so central to our guest experience and to ensuring both our natural and human environments remain safe and healthy for all to enjoy, we offer competitive pay, reimbursement on certification, paid trainings and extra perks that are amazing!
Compensation is $14-16/hour, plus perks: in addition to pay, every current staff member enjoys a free Family Membership (a $400-600 value) as well as free drinks and one free shift meal on all the days that the cafe is open. Also, there may be optional enrichment opportunities in the form of workshops and/or trainings that are open for staff participation. When this happens, we reserve a few spots for any staff who would like to participate at a reduced cost, and sometimes we even may be able to provide a full subsidy for staff participation (depending on the cost of the program).
Become a 2021 Gate Guardian at the Springs
Morton’s Warm Springs is hiring a few select people to join our amazing Gate Guardian team this year! Part-time and full-time positions are available during our guest season which runs weekends & holidays in May & September; and Tuesdays—Sundays in June, July & August. Those who can work consistent shifts from May until Sept enjoy shift priority. (If desired, qualified applicants may also apply to work as part of our Cafe and Lifeguardian teams as well.)
Working at the Gate
Our Gate Guardians are the cornerstones that set the tone for the whole site each day, beginning with the first person who comes through the gates and ending with good-bye waves to the very last of our visitors at the end of the day. Gate Guardians are central to both our guest & staff experience as they orient us with awareness to the incredible natural and cultural gifts that this place has to offer while inviting us into co-creating a responsible, fun and safe place for all to enjoy.
Why A “Gate Guardian?”
Being a part of the Gate Guardian team here at the Springs is very different from having a typical greeter or cashier type job. Gate Guardians are mature, dedicated people who can really carry our larger regenerative vision of the work we’re engaged in to revitalize the identity, community culture and physical infrastructure of these Springs. Our Gate Guardians possess a natural social/cultural awareness which allows them to “MC” and helm our front gate well, inviting guests into a broader, more culturally-inclusive, historically accurate and environmentally sensitive awareness of the magic that is here.
Gate Guardians are educators, spokespeople and advocates for the wellbeing, enjoyment & safety of all who come here. They share a deep love of and protective spirit for natural hot springs and their surrounding habitats and ecosystems. They are also service-oriented and apply their strong skills of communication and cultural literacy in the art of inviting all our guests into a deeper and more caring relationship with these waters, grounds, each other and our own bodies and health.
- A sociable person who enjoys meeting & talking with people and working outside
- Outgoing and service-oriented with rockstar communication skills
- Responsible and can take charge with confidence when needed
- Reliable in attention to detail when cashiering/handling transactions
- Team-oriented yet comfortable working solo and “owning the gate” on your own
- A passionate advocate for protecting natural springs/ecosystems/habitat/health
- Open-minded & appreciative in both giving & receiving feedback + ideas
- Comfortable starting things/taking the initiative AND good with follow-through & consistency
- Proficient and at ease in using basic technology (like iPads, Square, Google Docs/Sheets, WiFi, walkie-talkies, etc.)
Being a part of our Gate Guardian team also means learning some the basic office operations at the Springs (things like answering phones, questions, helping people make reservations or buy memberships, etc). It also means practicing self-organizing leadership and participatory decision-making as well as working on occasional creative projects to improve guest and staff experience. Those who prove to be a great fit and who share deep alignment with our long-term revitalization efforts will have the opportunity to continue on here with us year after year and to create their own multi-disciplinary position with increasing seniority.
Compensation is $13-15/hour, DOE, plus perks: in addition to pay, every current staff member enjoys a free Family Membership (a $400-600 value) as well as free drinks and one free shift meal on all the days that the cafe is open. Also, there may be optional enrichment opportunities in the form of workshops and/or trainings that are open for staff participation. When this happens, we reserve a few spots for any staff who would like to participate at a reduced cost, and sometimes we even may be able to provide a full subsidy for staff participation (depending on the cost of the program).
We are seeking some wonderful new teammates to fill a few cafe staff/barista positions at our seasonal, organic, counter-service cafe & coffee bar. Café 108° serves visitors coming to this beloved and historic geothermal mineral springs resort on weekends & holidays in May & September; as well as Tuesdays-Sundays during the months of June, July & August.
This position begins as part-time with flexible shifts and requires at least one (1) or more weekend days. For just the right candidate the hours could expand fairly quickly into full-time. We’re looking to fill these positions in late April, or mid-May at the latest, and those who can work one or more consistent weekend days from May to September will enjoy shift priority. (If desired, qualified applicants may also apply for additional shifts on our Gate Guardian or Lifeguardian teams as well.)
Our ideal Cafe Staff/Barista candidate is also someone who’s interested in the possibility of returning to work here at Café 108° seasonally, summer after summer, in order to grow with the company, build upon their expertise and experience, and, if desired, take on more responsibility and seniority with each passing year.
Our Cafe Staff/Baristas help to manage and implement all aspects of our poolside cafe, working closely with Morton’s Stewards & staff in a variety of tasks from preparing food and drinks to stocking supplies, serving, cashiering, bussing, cleaning and resetting tables and service areas, greeting customers, and answering questions. Speed, accuracy, stamina, and an optimistic attitude with stellar customer service/communication skills are a must!
Candidates for our Cafe Staff/Barista positions ideally have some culinary, restaurant, catering, barista and/or commercial food experience and they’d love to grow their skills helping to run an entire (small but mighty) food operation from start to finish! We can train you, however, if you have no food service experience as yet but you’re capable and can show a solid track record in other applicable areas. Those with a love of food & people, farm-to-table culinary arts, regenerative farming, and eating organically for the health of our bodies and planet will find themselves a perfect match for our small-team culture aiming to co-create an easeful, healthy & joyful atmosphere.
For this position you must be a self-starter with consistent organizational integrity and emotional maturity. Other plusses include being personally motivated to always seek out new and creative ways we can improve the multiple bottom lines we value & track -be it the holistic experience of guests and staff, or our social, ecological & economic impacts. Being bilingual in Spanish is also a huge plus!
- Assist with all aspects of work in the cafe
- Participate in catering/food needs for special programs and public rentals when appropriate
- Assist and work at annual Morton’s socials and events
- Minimum availability: May through September 30th, minimum of 8-16 hours/week, including at least one (1) weekend day
- Some experience in a cafe, kitchen or other professional food service desired but not required
- Commitment to sustainable organic foods, passion for healthy eating and regenerative farming movement
- Ability to adhere to health department standards and regulations
- Possess valid food handler’s certification or willing to become (re)certified online within 1 month as a condition of employment
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (fluent in Spanish a huge plus)
- Confident, self-motivated and self-managing with the ability to work both independently and collectively
- Ability to lift 30+ pounds
- Valid CA Driver’s License with good DMV record
- Computer literacy, especially Google Docs & Sheets
- Have enthusiasm for our Morton’s mission to create just and sustainable communities in service to the healing of ourselves and our planet
The reciprocity includes a wage of $13-15/hour, DOE, plus tips (which usually vary between an additional $2-5/hr). In addition to pay + tips, every current staff member enjoys a free Family Membership (a $400-600 value) as well as free drinks and one free shift meal on all the days that the cafe is open. Also, there may be optional enrichment opportunities in the form of workshops and/or trainings that are open for staff participation. When this happens, we reserve a few spots for any staff who would like to participate at a reduced cost, and sometimes we even may be able to provide a full subsidy for staff participation (depending on the cost of the program).
We are seeking a wonderful community-minded farmer/gardener with skills & experience in organic or biodynamic farming & gardening to help us manage and develop our low-to-no-till 1/8 acre organic garden. Ideally this position would start sometime this in spring on a trial basis for 1-2 months, then, with growing trust, joy and mutual fit, it would extend to a longer period through the summer and fall. After a successful first year (spring to fall), this position would ideally become year-round and/or be able to expand in hours.
Our garden was established in 2018 and so far has about 1/8 acre currently planted (annuals, some perennials and cover crops for soil-building) within a total fenced area of ¼ acre -meaning there’s room to grow! We are blessed with abundant water, weekly community gardening helpers, and a gorgeous truly one-of-a-kind location.
To begin, the farm & garden work would be for 2 mornings a week, with some self-scheduled time as needed, totaling roughly 10-11 hours/wk on average. The pay/reciprocity for this position is negotiable and DOE and comes with all-you-can-grow-and-eat garden produce as well as access/enjoyment of onsite community amenities. Duties would include but not be limited to planning out, starting and maintaining seasonally rotating crops (direct sow & greenhouse-started); seed & supply procurement; helping with any garden planning & infrastructure improvement projects; organic/humane pest abatement; as well as guiding & demonstrating farming skills/tasks to weekly community helpers, and, post-COVID, anchoring larger volunteer work parties 1-2x/month. You will need the use of your own car. Our garden feeds our steward community and, during the summer only, one hyper-local organic restaurant so far, but we’d love to see this grow one day. So you’d be part of coordinating and supplying some seasonal garden produce to that cafe for the summer months (roughly May-Sept).