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Ganas is a wonderful place to live and work if you are interested in working cooperatively and engaging in positive problem solving. Generally we're a group of people who like to work, we like being excited about what we do, and we like that our labor contributes directly to the well-being of us, our friends and our family without exploiting people and resources in the process. The jobs listed below require that you live here at Ganas:

Current job openings


Ganas is looking for a community minded person to join our maintenance team and help maintain our 8 houses and 4 commercial properties.

We have project needs in carpentry, drywall, landscaping, masonry, concrete work, digging, siding repairs, painting. We're looking for someone with skills in these areas, has attention to detail, can see a project through in consultation with the area supervisor who is available to plan, problem solve, and obtain supplies. Having a strong back is essential and being comfortable on ladders a plus.

This is an opportunity for someone who is young and wants to build skills, or someone who is retired but likes to be useful and keep busy. Living at Ganas you will not make tons of money, and if that's what you want or need this is probably not the place for you.

What you can have at Ganas is the satisfaction that you are working for the people you live with. You see how your work matters and improves life for yourself and your community mates. You can also have flexibility to take advantage of the many opportunities in NYC. You get to move around, work with some independence or team up, and if you like to work with your hands there's never a shortage of things needing to be done. There are constant opportunities to learn and to teach.

If you think this might be a fit for you, email Catherine at with some information about your background, your skills, your current situation and why a live/work community interests you.