Office & Retreat Manager


Office & Retreat Manager

Oz Farm is seeking a full time, residential Office and Retreat Manager. This position is for someone who enjoys living communally on the land.

Job Summary

The Office and Retreat Manager is responsible for correspondence with the public, coordination and preparation of retreat bookings, organization of calendar, management of budgets and accounting, and dispersal of payroll. This position reports to the Director of Operations. 

Experience, Qualifications, and Skills

  1. Strong analytic ability and organizational skills

  2. Strong written and verbal communication skills

  3. Ability to handle multiple projects and timelines

  4. Ability to work with different individuals and work styles

  5. Ability to be self-motivated and self-managing and to work both independently and collectively

  6. Highly detail-oriented and focused

  7. Valid California driver’s license with clean CA DMV record

  8. Flexibility and sense of humor

  9. Passion for Oz Farm’s mission and work to educate apprentices, grow food for our community, and provide a beautiful space for retreats and events

  10. A thoughtful communicator and caring community member with an interest in intentional living

Primary Responsibilities of the Job

  1. Act as primary corespondent with the public by answering telephone and email

  2. Manage and coordinate all current, future, and potential bookings for the retreat

  3. Keep an up-to-date calendar of all weddings, retreats, and events on property

  4. Work alongside our accountant to keep financial database current and balanced

  5. Manage website and social media and write quarterly newsletters for mailing list

  6. Manage renewal of all legal permits

  7. Pay bills and dispense payroll

  8. Manage budgets

  9. Update community members on Oz calendar in weekly staff meetings

  10. Coordinate with house-keeping staff to ensure cabins and guest spaces are prepared for rentals

  11. Coordinate with grounds keeper to ensure green space around guest spaces is well maintained

  12. Coordinate with maintenance department to ensure safety and full functionality of cabins and guest spaces

  13. Be flexible with the tasks required for the business, depending on the needs of Oz Farm, which may include tasks other than those related strictly to the Job Description

Physical Requirements of the Job

1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to maneuver on uneven ground, sit for long periods of time, occasionally carry and lift up to 25 pounds, and be able perform daily repetitive hand motions as it pertains to computer mouse and keyboard.

Responsibility as Community Member

We are looking for someone who enjoys living communally, working closely and making decisions with others, and is a thoughtful communicator. The nature of living and working together is unique; a strong sense of self awareness, boundaries & needs, and the ability to communicate respectfully is important

1.Participate in weekly staff meetings
2. Abide by all Oz Farm Policies & Protocol
3. Participate in cooking rotation
4. Respect & care for communal spaces
5. Maintain kindness, communication, and care for other community members


1. Compensation of this position is commensurate with experience
2. 3 days paid sick leave and 2 weeks vacation in the slow season. 
3. On- Site private cabin with compact kitchen, storage
4. Oz provides bulk staple foods and produce from the farm
5. Staff can participate in Oz Farm courses and events free of charge and use the Oz farm facilities


To Apply

Please refer to for background on Oz Farm and our programs.
We are accepting applications until position is filled.  Estimated start date for the job is early January.

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and list of current references to with the subject “Office & Retreat Manager” Please include a bit about yourself and why you want to join the Oz Farm community.

Couples and families encouraged to apply.

Please email with any questions regarding this position.  Thank you.


Oz Farm does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.