People finding Purpose: The ARC Community


Live together; simply, sustainably, spiritually.


Enjoy purposeful and meaningful work with that will further deepen your skills and relation to others as you contribute to running all areas of ARC.


Join a progressive thinking, spiritual based, and service oriented community that lives on-site, engages daily meditation, and operates a vibrant retreat center.

From its inception, ARC has been operated by a small group of stipend volunteers who live on-site in intentional community and offer the gift of hospitality to guests.
Life at ARC offers an extraordinary opportunity for those with a passion for community living, environmental stewardship, spiritual growth, hospitality, and service.

We welcome community members who resonate with the ARC values, want to grow spiritually, have heart for service, maturity for living in community, endurance for full days, and want to try a different way of life!

Becoming a community member includes: room (private room with a private or shared bathroom), board (from scratch, vegetarian meals), and a stipend (which varies based on the position and length of commitment) are provided. Benefits include up to five weeks of time off (annually), with public assistance health coverage available through MNSure.

Types of Community Members and Lengths of Commitment

ARC Support Community: 1 week-1month: these extended volunteers support the long-term sustainability of the ARC community through transition and turnover. During their visit, they learn more about what it looks like to live in community, the structure of ARC and are given a short retreat for themselves. 

Short-term Community Member: 3 months-1 year: these community members are often seasonal. Their daily tasks include performing the day-to-day functions of running a lodge and business on 90 acres of land and can include but are not limited to washing dishes, hauling and splitting wood, or tidying. Compensation: $300 stipend/month

Long-term Community Member: 1-3 years: these community members serve as a model of ARC values and are responsible for teaching new community members how to complete their role while while completing their own day-to-day tasks. They maintain the operational sustainability of the organization and community. Compensation: $600 stipend/month

ARC Community Leader: 1-3 years: Community Leaders are responsible for moving the organization in the direction of its strategic plan while maintaining community clarity and support. Compensation: $750 stipend/month year 1, $850 stipend/month year 2, $950 stipend/month year 3.

Leadership/Leadership Support roles include: 

  • Co-Director/Development (currently available)
  • Co-Director/Operations (currently available)
  • Land and Facilities Manager (currently available)
    • Land and Facilities Assistant (currently available) 
  • Kitchen Assistant (currently available)
  • Housekeeping Manager
  • Guest Services (currently available)

ARC Commitment

ARC’s vision commits our hiring to a belief in the full equality of all people, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, and physical ability. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the vision and mission of ARC before applying.

A US work permit or equivalent permissions to work in the United States is required for all positions. At present we cannot accept international applicants for any positions. 

Position Descriptions