Pathways to Heartwood ~ Employment, Residencies and other offerings


Sous Chef & Kitchen Manager

Full-time, Salary DOE. Housing available and benefits after 90 days. Position open Now.

The Heartwood Lodge Kitchen is the center of our campus and a beloved community hub. We are seeking an experienced, multi-talented Chef to manage the day-to-day operations of our commercial kitchen – overseeing staff, creating menus, supporting special events and developing educational culinary offerings. Candidates should be passionate about plant-based, farm fresh ingredients and comfortable working with a variety of menu types including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and raw; as well as utilizing local meats, fish, eggs and dairy. Our kitchen sources ingredients from our farm and surrounding organic markets and transforms them into nourishing, delicious meals for our visitors and community. The right candidate will enjoy the challenges and successes of managing a kitchen in a remote wilderness destination and creating exceptional guest experiences.


Marketing Coordinator

Full-time, hourly DOE. Housing available and benefits after 90 days. Position open Now.

Help us get the Heartwood story out into the world! We are seeking a dynamic, creative, organized individual that can craft compelling stories and visuals to engage our audience. This position will coordinate outreach, advertising and social media efforts for Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary, working in partnership with management and contractors to build a recognizable brand that honors Heartwood’s historic roots as well as new vision and goals. Excellent visual, written and communications skills required. Technical skills in photography, video, graphic design preferred. Ability to provide examples of previous successful marketing campaigns.

Hospitality Coordinator

Full-time, hourly DOE. Housing available and benefits after 90 days. Position open Now.

We are seeking a motivated self-starter with experience working in a busy hospitality environment that enjoys providing excellent customer service. This position will oversee our recently expanded lodging and hospitality services, ensuring visitors to Heartwood have a positive experience from first contact to departure. Strong organizational and communications skills needed, as well as flexibility and creativity. Must be comfortable interacting with diverse groups of people and skilled at problem solving and resolution. The ideal candidate will have a knack for crafting beautiful spaces and memorable guest experiences.

Hospitality Support ~ Housekeeping

Full-time, hourly. Housing available and benefits after 90 days. Position open Now.

Join our Hospitality team! Must be detail-oriented and be able to interact with guests and provide excellent customer service. Flexibility for evening, weekend and/or holiday scheduling. Ability to work well independently.

Farm Manager

Full-time, Salary DOE. Housing available and benefits after 90 days. Position open Now.

The​ ​Farm​ ​Manager​ ​reports​ ​to​ ​the​ ​General​ ​Manager​ ​(GM)​ ​and​ ​is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​day-to-day operations​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Heartwood​ ​Farm,​ ​including​ ​oversight​ ​of​ ​all​ ​gardens,​ ​orchards​ ​and​ ​animal areas​ ​on​ ​our​ ​200​ ​acre​ ​estate.​ ​Primary​ ​objectives​ ​are​ ​to​ ​increase​ ​food​ ​security​ ​and​ ​ecological integrity,​ ​and​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​year-round​ ​supply​ ​of​ ​food,​ ​medicine​ ​and​ ​other​ ​crops​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Heartwood Lodge​ ​Kitchen​ ​and​ ​larger​ ​community.​ ​The​ ​Farm​ ​Manager​ ​will​ ​work​ ​collaboratively​ ​with Management​ ​Team​ ​(TLC)​ ​and​ ​Owners/Advisory​ ​Council​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​and​ ​implement​ ​land management​ ​practices​ ​that​ ​meet​ ​the​ ​highest​ ​standards​ ​of​ ​environmental​ ​stewardship.


Farm Stewards

Full-time, hourly. seasonal or year round. Housing available and benefits after 90 days. Position open Now.

Seeking hard working and cheerful farmers to help us steward the land. Experience preferred but willing to train for the right fit. You will support a variety of daily farm tasks including watering, maintenance, building, planting, harvest, soil building and animal care. Experience with markets, CSA or value-added products highly desirable.


Four Month Ceramics Residential Program

January 4th – April 29th, 2019

Through one of the most unique immersive programs in the country, Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary’s Art Department offers a 4-month foundation level course in art studio ceramics. For beginning to intermediate level students (who are serious about learning) this four month residential course will introduce the applicable sciences as well a broad range of forming methods and creative processes.


Treatment Rooms Available 

More information coming soon.

All are welcome

Systems of power, privilege, and oppression have traditionally created barriers for persons and groups with particular identities, ages, abilities, and histories. We pledge to do all we can to replace such barriers with ever-widening circles of solidarity and mutual respect. We strive to be an organization that truly welcomes all persons and commits to structuring community life in ways that empower and enhance everyone’s participation.

General Inquiries

220 Harmony Lane
Garberville, CA 95542

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(707) 923-5000

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