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We are looking to expand our team of passionate, caring and dedicated individuals who are called to the path of shipibo plant medicine. All of our positions are offered on a case-by-case basis, depending on our current needs and availability, and based on the skills that you have to offer. We are currently advertising for three positions: Volunteer Facilitator, Center Administrator, and Volunteer Communications Manager. There is flexibility across these roles and we welcome more speculative applications from people who may have skills in multiple areas or who have a willingness to learn and develop with us. Read on for job descriptions for all three roles and how to apply.


Nihue Rao is looking for a volunteer facilitator. The role provides the opportunity to learn more about traditional shipibo plant medicine and attend ayahuasca ceremonies. If you are interested in applying for the role, please read the job description below and send a short cover letter (no more than half a page) and CV/resume to BOTH This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cover letter should include the following:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Why are you attracted to the role
  • Your relevant skills and experience (refer to the job description)
  • Why you think you would be a good facilitator

About Nihue Rao

Nihue Rao is a world-renowned ayahuasca retreat center located in Iquitos, Peru. Maestro Ricardo Amaringo established the center ten years ago and has over thirty years of experience with traditional shipibo plant medicine. We run 4 ayahuasca ceremonies per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday).We offer ayahuasca diets (usually 1 week) and master plant dietas (with stays ranging from ten days up to a year) The center attracts a diverse spectrum of medicine seekers: some come for their first experience of ayahuasca, others are long-term shamanic apprentices to Ricardo. More information can be found on our website

Volunteer facilitator job description:

The facilitator's main responsibility is to guide our passengers through their healing journey at the center. Our goal is to provide transformational spiritual healing in a supportive and caring environment.

We are looking for passionate people who have the desire to help others. The work of a facilitator is dynamic and requires initiative and flexibility. The job requires excellent communication and teamwork.

Job benefits:

  • The volunteer role requires a total commitment of 5 months – comprised of 4 months work and a 1-month master plant dieta that is provided in exchange for the work. (The normal cost of the dieta is 3900 USD)
  • During the 4-months work period, the facilitator will have the opportunity to attend ceremony and drink ayahuasca, usually twice a week
  • All food and accommodation is provided on-site
  • Unfortunately we cannot cover travel expenses from your home country to Peru

Duties:

  • Facilitate ayahuasca ceremonies (usually twice a week): bring passengers from their mat to the shamans to receive their personal icaros
  • Meet passengers one-on-one to guide them through their healing process (training will be provided for the above)
  • Attend and facilitate integration meetings with passengers (Integration meetings are held with Ricardo twice a week on the day after ceremony)
  • Coordinate with cleaning staff to ensure rooms and grounds are well maintained
  • Coordinate with medicine staff to prepare plant medicines for passengers
  • Arrange passenger arrivals and departures
  • Doggie care – bathing and flea treatment
  • Other duties when required

Required skills and experience:

  • Fluent english speaking
  • Experience with ayahuasca or other healing modalities - please give details in your application
  • Conversational spanish speaking is desired, but we will consider applicants that don't speak spanish.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Fluent spanish
  • Has completed master plant dietas

Nihue Rao is looking for a bilingual Center Administrator. Full job description below.

The role provides the opportunity to learn more about traditional shipibo plant medicine and attend ayahuasca ceremonies. If you are interested in applying for the role, please read the job description below and send a short cover letter (no more than half a page) and CV/resume to BOTH This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cover letter should include the following:
  • Introduce yourself
  • Why are you attracted to the role
  • Your relevant skills and experience (refer to the job description)
  • Why you think you would be a good facilitator

We are looking to expand our team of passionate, caring and dedicated individuals who are called to the path of shipibo plant medicine. All of our positions are offered on a case-by-case basis, depending on our current needs and availability, and based on the skills that you have to offer. We are currently advertising for three positions: Center Administrator, Volunteer Communications Manager and Volunteer Facilitator. There is flexibility across these roles and we welcome more speculative applications from people who may have skills in multiple areas or who have a willingness to learn and develop with us.

About Nihue Rao

Nihue Rao is a world-renowned ayahuasca retreat center located in Iquitos, Peru. Maestro Ricardo Amaringo established the center ten years ago and has over thirty years of experience with traditional shipibo plant medicine.

We run 4 ayahuasca ceremonies per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday).We offer ayahuasca diets (usually 1 week) and master plant dietas (with stays ranging from ten days up to a year) The center attracts a diverse spectrum of medicine seekers: some come for their first experience of ayahuasca, others are long-term shamanic apprentices to Ricardo. More information can be found on our website

Center Administrator job description:

The Center Administrator's key objective is to manage all bookings and communications with visitors and to help with the day-to-day running of the center. The Center Administrator will work alongside shaman Ricardo Amaringo, the Head Facilitator and 4 facilitators to provide transformational spiritual experiences for our guests.

Job benefits:

  • Opportunity to attend ceremony and drink ayahuasca, usually twice a week
  • All food and accommodation is provided on-site
  • Payment is offered, currently at a reduced rate due to the pandemic and the impact it had on the center. As more visitors come, the payment will be increased. Currently we are offering the job on a volunteer plus expenses basis. Monthly expenses will be provided (500USD), alongside the opportunity to work in exchange for master plant dietas

Duties:

  • Manage all email communication with guests - respond to questions and arrange bookings
  • Organise future bookings and room allocation
  • Manage group bookings
  • Coordinate with cleaning staff to ensure rooms and grounds are well maintained
  • Coordinate with kitchen staff to manage food orders
  • Arrange passenger arrivals and departures
  • Work as part of a team with the Head facilitator and facilitators
  • Other duties as required

Necessary skills and experience:

  • Fluent spanish and english speaking
  • Experience with ayahuasca or other healing modalities - please give details in your application
  • Experience in tourism/hospitality/retreat sector or other relevant sector
  • Experience in customer-facing communication

Desired skills and experience:

  • Experience with ayahuasca and plant dietas

Nihue Rao is looking for a Volunteer Communications Manager. Full job description below.

The role provides the opportunity to learn more about traditional shipibo plant medicine and attend ayahuasca ceremonies. If you are interested in applying for the role, please read the job description below and send a short cover letter (no more than half a page) and CV/resume to BOTH This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cover letter should include the following:
  • Introduce yourself
  • Why are you attracted to the role
  • Your relevant skills and experience (refer to the job description)
  • Why you think you would be a good facilitator

We are looking to expand our team of passionate, caring and dedicated individuals who are called to the path of shipibo plant medicine. All of our positions are offered on a case-by-case basis, depending on our current needs and availability, and based on the skills that you have to offer. We are currently advertising for three positions: Center Administrator, Volunteer Communications Manager and Volunteer Facilitator. There is flexibility across these roles and we welcome more speculative applications from people who may have skills in multiple areas or who have a willingness to learn and develop with us.

About Nihue Rao

Nihue Rao is a world-renowned ayahuasca retreat center located in Iquitos, Peru. Maestro Ricardo Amaringo established the center ten years ago and has over thirty years of experience with traditional shipibo plant medicine.

We run 4 ayahuasca ceremonies per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday).We offer ayahuasca diets (usually 1 week) and master plant dietas (with stays ranging from ten days up to a year) The center attracts a diverse spectrum of medicine seekers: some come for their first experience of ayahuasca, others are long-term shamanic apprentices to Ricardo. More information can be found on our website

Volunteer Communications Manager job description:

We are excited to advertise the role for Volunteer Communications Manager (VCM). The role of the VCM is to manage all email communications with guests and to manage the center's online presence. The key objective of the VCM is to attract more visitors to the center.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • Socialmedia/online marketing
  • Web content creation (web design experience is desirable)
  • Customer-facing communication & correspondence

The job is initially advertised on a volunteer basis with performance-based payment negotiable in the future. (Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the reduction in visitor numbers at the center it caused we are not currently able to offer payment.)

The VCM will have the option to work from home, but will be expected to come to Nihue Rao for at least one month to get to know the center.

Job benefits:

  • The VCM can choose to attend up to 4 ayahuasca ceremonies per week while on site (providing work commitments are met)
  • The VCM will be offered a master plant dieta in exchange for their work. 4 months of work will be rewarded with 1 month of dieta (normal cost of 3900USD)
  • Possibility of future performance-based payment up to 1000USD per month
  • All food and accommodation is provided on-site
  • Deepen your connection with plant medicine

Job responsibilites:

  • Update Nihue Rao's Facebook and Instagram pages, increase our following
  • Improve Nihue Rao's presence on retreat review platforms such as ayaadvisors, retreatguru, ayamundo
  • Help to create educational web content for the Nihue Rao website (eg. web pages with information about the master plants)
  • Improve the center's SEO performance