Abbey Foundation of Oregon

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Current Employment Opportunities


Saint Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Center

Housekeeper – part-time, non-benefited position
Must be available to work weekends
$11.25 per hour

The Housekeeper position performs a broad range of housekeeping duties, which may include:

  • Cleaning of corridors, lobbies, stairways, elevators, dining room, lounges and guest rooms; may occasionally deep clean kitchen
  • Sweeping and mopping floors, vacuuming carpets, rugs and draperies
  • Emptying and cleaning trash containers
  • Cleaning restrooms and showers in guest rooms and public areas
  • Making up beds and changing linens as required
  • Tidying of guest rooms and public areas
  • Washing windows as scheduled
  • Maintenance of all cleaning equipment and materials
  • Dusting and polishing furniture and fittings

The Saint Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Center is situated on the south slope of the Abbey Hilltop. The newly renovated rooms offer views of the Abbey church and bell tower to the north and Willamette Valley farmland – some 300 feet below – to the southwest. The expanded conference rooms, meeting rooms, and terraces provide space for individuals, retreat groups, and day groups to reflect, converse, rest, and pray in an atmosphere of peace, beauty, and Benedictine hospitality.

Thank you for considering Mount Angel Abbey in your job search. Mount Angel Abbey is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, marital status or military service or any legally protected classifications. No application will be rejected as a result of a disability that, with reasonable accommodation, does not prevent performance of the essential job duties.

Job application.

To apply, please send your resume and application to:
Mount Angel Abbey
Attn: Human Resources
1 Abbey Drive
Saint Benedict, OR 97373
Fax: 503-845-3040

General Job Application

To apply for a position at Mount Angel Abbey, please send your application (and résumé if applicable) to:
Mount Angel Abbey
Attn: Human Resources
1 Abbey Drive
Saint Benedict, OR 97373
Fax: 503-845-3040


Employees regularly scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to enroll in the benefit plans at Mount Angel Abbey. Some benefits such as the 401(k) plan, EAP and athletic facilities are available to all employees, regardless of hours worked. The following list outlines some of the benefits presently offered by Mount Angel Abbey.

Medical and Dental Insurance

Mount Angel Abbey offers medical and dental coverage. The medical plan includes prescription and vision coverage and insurance is effective on the first day of the month after date of hire. Depending on coverage elected, the Abbey currently pays on average 90% of the premium cost for employee and dependent coverage.

Life and Accidental Death/Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

The Abbey pays the premium for a life insurance benefit of 1½ times your annual base salary, rounded up to the nearest $1,000.

Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

100% employer paid Short and Long Term Disability coverage. This coverage provides up to 70% payment of your pre-disability earnings for qualifying short-term disabilities and 60% of your pre-disability earnings for long-term disabilities.


Employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan as of the date of hire. In addition, the Abbey currently makes an employer contribution of $.50 per $1.00 of employee contributions on the first 4% of compensation.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Cascade Centers provides confidential counseling for you and your family on issues including relationships, parenting, financial planning, life transitions, child and elder care, and emotional and psychological concerns. Mount Angel Abbey provides this service for all employees. It is completely confidential and available 24 hours a day.

Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts

Our Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts allow employees to pay for eligible expenses using pre-tax dollars. Funds may be used for dependent care and certain out-of-pocket healthcare expenses.

Seminary Educational Benefit

Full-time Abbey employees may take one seminary class for credit or not for credit per semester without charge for tuition upon completion of one year of service. This benefit is prorated for part-time employees.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Mount Angel Abbey is dedicated to supporting programs that create balance between our employees’ work and personal life. PTO provides employees with an opportunity for rest and relaxation and may be used for vacation, sick time, personal business and other similar events. Faculty time off benefits outlined in Faculty Handbook.

Holidays/Holy Days

Mount Angel Abbey observes many National Holidays and additional Church Holy Days. The Employee Handbook outlines specific details. Faculty time off benefits are outlined in the Faculty Handbook.

Other Benefits

  • Library card for employees and their immediate family members
  • Employee discount at the bookstore
  • On-site athletic facility for employees