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Head Beekeeper

Company: Miraval Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Join us for this incredible opportunity to be part of our Programs Team as Head Beekeeper at Miraval Austin Resort and Spa located in Austin, Texas. Not only will you be part of a rock-star team, but you will also get to be part of a company that earned the 16 th spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2021!

We offer excellent benefits:

- Free room nights, Discounted and Friends & Family Room Rates
- Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision Insurance
- 401K with company match
- Generous Paid Time Off policy
- Paid Family Bonding Time and Adoption Assistance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Free colleague meals during shift
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Discounts at various retailers -Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Headspace and many more
The Beekeeper Specialist is accountable for facilitating farm programming in the form of hands-on instruction, workshops and lectures as well as providing one-on-one consultation services to help Miraval guests discover the relationship between mindful keeping and sustainability. This includes leading bee specific programs on a weekly schedule including but not limited to hive exploration, demonstrations on societies relationship with bees, honey tasting demonstrations, and a variety of other farm related programs. The head beekeeper is in charge of providing wellbeing and support for a healthy hive, and fulfilling all sustainable practices that is in alignment with Miraval's philosophies.

Essential Functions:

- Creates, adapts and conducts farm classes
- Conducts individual guest consultations
- Remains current on sustainable practices and best practices in maintaining healthy hives
- Maintains complete confidentiality in all guest/program matters in accordance with Miraval policy
- Demonstrates and incorporates mindfulness in all guest contact, programs, experiences and written materials
- Attends to daily maintenance and operations of the department
- Fulfills marketing requests as needed (ie: article requests, blog posts, etc.)
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager, Assistant Director or Director of Programs
- Keep a running inventory and ensure all equipment is in good repair
- Maintains full responsibility for the care and maintenance of our 10+ hive apiary, including but not limited to:

- Regular honey extractions and harvests
- Making splits and installing new hives when appropriate
- Feeding when necessary
- Building frames
- Keeping detailed records on hive production and activity
- Maintaining the beekeeping facilities, including landscaping the area around the hives

Keywords: Miraval Austin, Austin , Head Beekeeper, Other , Austin, Texas

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