Envision is looking for an experienced, ‘live-in’ groundskeeper with a passion for nature, permaculture, and a deep love of place and purpose. As our year-round home, Envision needs regular care from someone that can provide both basic maintenances throughout the seasons as well as hold the larger vision for the land as we deepen our roots. The position requires a strong and consistent onsite presence, actively working the land and looking out for the best interests thereof. In addition to an extensive knowledge of land management practices, we are looking for someone that can help transition our home here into thriving, year-round hub of active contributors by providing general coordination for temporary workers such as international WWOOF’rs and members of the greater Envision community. If you have building or carpentry experience that is a plus as well. Costa Rica offers an endless bounty of earthbound opportunities and we hope to cultivate the land in such a way that everyone around can benefit from the fruits, literally and figuratively. Looking towards the larger vision, we hope our groundskeeper can also provide support weaving together semi-frequent Permaculture Design Courses as well as other retreats throughout the year that will serve as a guide and framework for how we’ll shape the grounds overall.
The perfect candidate for this role is bilingual (Spanish & English) and is excited to be living on site in Costa Rica the majority of the year. We’ll be providing a comfortable home that can accommodate a small family, all utilities, internet, space to nurture a garden, and will, of course, cover all work-related expenses. For a proactive, self-motivated individual, this job will require 20 – 30hrs of active work per week, with the remaining responsibility resting on providing a consistent presence to ensure that only welcome visitors stop by. Any applicants should be prepared to commit to one full year in this position.
If this position is for you please send your resume and any information that you believe appropriate to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can consider you as a candidate. Be sure to include why you feel like you’re a perfect fit for this. We’re hoping to have this position filled by the middle of February and won’t be able to get back to everyone, so if you haven’t heard back from us by then it’s likely that we’ll have filled the spot. We are very grateful for everyone that takes the time to apply and look forward to learning more about you.