Porter & Kitchen Associate

Pendle Hill

PENDLE HILL is a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center that seeks to create peace with justice in the world by transforming lives through learning opportunities, retreat, and community created on our beautiful 24-acre campus in unceded Lenni-Lenape territory and in virtual settings. At Pendle Hill we commit to being a living testimony to a social order that manifests love for everyone. We work to be inclusive, respectful, and supportive of all people, striving for peace and justice.

This is a highly collaborative staff community featuring responsive leadership and many community-building opportunities among staff, like monthly fun activities as part of staff meeting and two staff retreat days each year for fun, growth, and connection among all staff. The monthly community work morning provides variety with the opportunity to lend a hand on another team’s project or lead one for staff in your own work area.


The Porter and Kitchen Associate provides cleaning, dishwashing, organizational and basic food preparation assistance in the kitchen and dining room at Pendle Hill, where 10 to 120 people are served three meals a day, approximately 360 days per year. For more specific duties and responsibilities, see the full job description.


This is a 50% part-time, non-exempt position which is not eligible for remote work. Out of respect for work-life balance, “full-time” at Pendle Hill is 37.5 hours per week, with 7.5-hour typical workdays. This scales to all part-time positions, thus this 50% position works 18.75 hours per week. The schedule of work will be Sunday and Monday from 12-8 p.m. and Tuesday evenings from 4-8 p.m., and may include work on holidays (to be made up with proximal days off).


$15.00 per hour compensation plus benefits including 4 paid vacation days in their first year of employment, six days paid leave in their second year of employment, and eight days paid leave in their third and subsequent years of employment. Additionally, a retirement plan is available to all those working more than 1000 hours per year, and there is the opportunity to take Pendle Hill courses for free. Additional benefits include one meal a day from the Pendle Hill Kitchen (free to staff except for the tax), a 20% employee discount at the Pendle Hill Bookstore, free copies of all Pendle Hill pamphlets upon publication, a beautiful campus with walking trails and fellowship with people from around the world.

How to Apply

Please submit the following items to Hannah Mayer, at [email protected], with “Porter and Kitchen Associate” and your last name in the email subject line:
1. a current resume
2. and contact information for three references, at least two of whom are professional.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received before February 17, 2023. The anticipated start date is in March 2023.