Lodging Steward-Full Time

Job Type

Full Time




55000 Hwy 1
Big Sur
United States


Come roll up your sleeves and level up the Lodging team at Esalen.

At Esalen, we care about being present. We bring that to everything we do. We don’t just build a table, we build a work of art that’s also a table. We don’t just say hello, we make eye contact and listen with intention. We feel the same way about our team members - showing up in support of their full being. We offer great health care, access to workshops, and the space to do your personal and collective work.

We stand for supporting you to realize your potential.


This role plays a key part of the Esalen Lodging Experience Team. You are an integral part of advancing Esalen’s mission by ensuring our accommodations facilitate a transformative experience for our workshop participants. You will be expected to perform a variety of duties from preparing room to cleaning our baths.


Qualifications and Skills

·     Be able to adapt to a new work environment socially and physically. Integrate emotional work while meeting demands of the work schedule

·     Be available for finding better ways to communicate with others, meeting new people in work

·     Be able to handle physical labor involving lifting, bending carrying linen stock, loading and unloading laundry van, carrying massage tables, loading and unloading industrial washing equipment


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·     Clean and maintain the seminarian rooms and meeting rooms

·     Clean and maintain community baths and bathrooms

·     Support the cleaning crew during crew changes

·     Work cooperatively within a team and communicate kindly

·     Move furniture when required

·     Assist Lodging Experience Manager or supervisor in any operational need

·     Equipment maintenance and inspection

·     Organization and maintenance of inventory

·     Assist in the training and orientation of new stewards

·     Assist in maintenance projects as necessary

·     Deep cleaning of guest rooms and meeting rooms

·     Window cleaning

·     Hose replacements at baths

·     Attend all Lodging Business Meetings

·     Be a team liaison to the Office, Gate, Massage and Maintenance Departments

  • Reliable and timely attendance-this position works onsite

·     Other various tasks as assigned


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job: the employee must be able to work in a physically demanding environment; maneuver on uneven ground; stand for long periods of time; regularly lift and carry bags and bundles up to 30 pounds; carry, push and pull vacuums; lift, bend, carry, load and unload laundry in and out of industrial washing equipment; move furniture. There is daily exposure to biodegradable chemicals.



The pay for this position is commensurate with experience. Esalen provides staff with access to an extensive range of educational and community benefits, including movement classes, ongoing in-house programs, and discounts for workshops, bodywork, and other Esalen services. The full time position includes a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and paid time off.

 Esalen provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


 Application Deadline: Open until filled.



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


Please submit resume and cover letter detailing your experience and qualifications.