We are looking for a couple to live and work at MoaAlm Mountain Retreat in Kals am Grossglockner in the Austrian Alps. MoaAlm offers summer and winter activity based holidays for a small groups of guests. We are specifically looking for a couple, who between them can offer morning Yoga classes, cook plant based meals and who enjoy spending time getting to know people.
– Are you Creative, Energetic, Personable, Caring, and a Team Player?
– Beautiful as it looks, could you live at a remote mountain location?
– Does the thought of bundles of fresh air, being active and eating well appeal to you?
– Would you be happy to share your space with a small team and a small group of house guests?
– Are you thoughtful of the environment and of looking of ways to provide a sustainable travel experience for others.
About our company WearActive
We (Craig & Xania Wear) started WearActive in 2006. We offer ‘Relaxingly Active’ holidays on the Croatian Island of Vis. In 2014 we opened a new location in the Alps of East Tirol, Austria. We continue to manage WearActive Croatia in summer and join the WearActive Austria team at MoaAlm in winter to lend a hand and enjoy the mountains.
Our philosophy at WearActive is that being active in the outdoors helps people truly relax during their holiday. We love nature so we make sure that our business does not disturb the environment whenever possible. We use solar energy, we recycle our waste, we source our supplies locally, and we try to eat organically. We prefer to serve plant based and vegetarian food to our guests.
MoaAlm is a recently renovated guesthouse at 1800m on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria. Our location is truly something special: the views from the house are stunning, many hiking routes start from the house and in winter you can ski down from the house to the ski lifts, the ‘garden’ is filled with Marmots, Gams and Deer. Please note that MoaAlm is a remote place! The village of Kals is 5km down the road and Lienz, the nearest city is 30km from MoaAlm. In the winter, accessibility is limited, so usually once you have arrived back to MoaAlm after a day of adventure, you really do not want to leave again!
MoaAlm is a home for our guests for a week and a hotel!
Our core business is based on weekly stays by house guests. House guest are people that have pre booked a holiday with us: they eat, sleep, do yoga and undertake outdoor activities with us. In general you will spend a week with each group (maximum 12). We like to think that whilst our guests arrive as guests they will leave as friends! Our retreat is about embracing a daily adventure.
We serve and eat breakfast and dinner with guests. We provide a personalised service and homely atmosphere. We share our time and interests of the great outdoors through a variety of activities with a wide range of guests from around the world.
Summer at MoaAlm:
Most weeks are predominantly based around yoga, hiking and good food. We also offer some multi activity weeks (mountain biking, rafting, climbing etc) and a couple of mindfulness weeks, yoga & meditation retreats and an option to climb Grossglockner. We expect the Yoga teacher to organise the Yoga Meditation week and assist with promotional material.
Winter at MoaAlm:
Most weeks focus on a combination of downhill ski/snowboarding, snowshoe walking, cross country skiing & yoga.
Your interests can shape the specialist weeks that are offered with scope for weeks focusing on cooking, bush craft, avalanche safety, first aid, photography, etc..
About the job: The MoaAlm Team
We are looking for full time members of the team to preferably join us for the Summer and Winter season. Ideally this would be a couple but could be filled by a single person with strong credentials. You’ll need to be up for an adventure, an occasional challenge and love meeting new people.
Skills & Task
– Proficient in English, preferably also German
– Yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance certification required)
– Cooking and preparing of vegetarian, vegan and meals suitable for varying dietary requests.
– Catering management (administration, purchasing, stock management, etc.)
– Cleaning and supervision of kitchen area
– House hosting, looking after and spending time with the guests
– Cleaning, washing, ironing
– Occasional blog writing and contribution to Social Media Platforms
– Driving License
Everyone at MoaAlm takes on more than one role with many tasks being shared between several people to keep life interesting! We also expect the new team members to be happy to be responsible for most of the cleaning and house keeping tasks that are part of running a small business on a remote location.
Annually: MoaAlm runs 18 week seasons in summer & winter with 8 weeks between each season of which 4 weeks are used to wrap up one season (admin & general maintenance) and prepare for the upcoming season. 4 weeks are taken as annual holiday between seasons (8 weeks holiday annually).
Weekly: When guests are with us, we work six days a week with one full day off. We then have an extra morning and evening off a week. This gives you the chance to not dine with the guests and have some extra space.
Compensation: We prefer to work with people who can commit themselves to a minimum of two years, who have the intention to make MoaAlm home. You will be joining a hiking guide and another couple at MoaAlm, who are responsible for managing, some cooking, marketing, guest liaison and general maintenance.
Our 5 month work seasons are:
Summer 2019: May 18th – October 17th
Winter 2019-2020: November 18th – April 1st
Seasonal Compensation (5 months):
– €960 net per month (after tax, health insurance & pension) … this increase each season
– Accommodation and food
– Ski pass or €300 cash (winter season ONLY)
– €200 allowance for staff training can be used for course fees, course travel and accommodation costs)
– €150 clothing allowance
– Travel allowance of up to €150 on arrival to MoaAlm at the start and up to €150 on departure of MoaAlm, when season is completed.
Whilst the salary is modest you have no daily expenses. MoaAlm is a start up business that has just completed 4 financial years. The current management have laid an exceptional foundation, our hope is that moving forward your salary could be significantly increased through the incentive scheme to reflect the energy that MoaAlm will demand..
We are looking for people who want to make MoaAlm their home. We all work hard but you should see it as a lifestyle – we are not “staff” in the narrow sense of the word, its very much a “team” effort!
Take a look and if you are still interested, then please send us your details.
Mid March- short list interviews.
Start date – Ideally available to join at MoaAlm early April, this allows time with existing staff and chance to see MoaAlm operational with guests at the end of the Winter season.
Looking forward to potentially meeting you,