Priest (Hindu) Job at Murugan Temple Society in Richmond, BC

Job Description

Job Type: Full Time, Contract

Start Date: As soon as possible

Language: Other

Minimum Education: None

Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: Ministers of Religion (4154)

NOC Job Title: Priest

Expires in 119 days

Expires: 2020-06-09

Posted: 2020-02-11

Last Updated: 2020-02-11

Job Location(s)

River Road


Richmond, British Columbia

V6V 1L6, Canada

Job Description

Job Title: Priest

No. of Positions: 1

Job Description and Duties:
Meet the temple community’s devotional and spiritual needs, the priest is required to perform the daily routine of Hindu Vedic rituals / ceremonies and other priestly duties as approved by the management at the temple and in strict compliance with the acceptable Hindu customs and traditions

Obey all lawful directives and instructions of the Society and temple Administrators;

Under no circumstances, leave the Temple facilities unattended during Temple hours;

Perform all poojas according to the schedule set by the Society from time to time;

Perform archanais only upon receipt of archanai tickets authorized by and purchased from the Society;

Report and hand over to the persons designated by the Society all the contributions from the devotees to the Temple or the Society in the form of money (placed in the arathi thattu, handed to the Priest, or donated in any manner) or in any other form;

Clean the inner temple (sannithanam) so that it is kept clean and tidy at all times;

Conduct religious services and associated activities, preach doctrine, provide temple devotees with spiritual and moral guidance, perform necessary religious and spiritual rites;

Treat all devotees and other visitors to the Temple with respect and courtesy and in a professional manner.

Terms of Employment: Temporary Full Time, Short Term (4 months)

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

(Split Hours: 9 AM to 12 Noon and 5 PM to 7 PM)

Required to work from Monday to Sunday, all seven days a week.

Wages: $2,500.00 per month including other consolidated benefits such as accommodation, healthcare, utility etc.

Education, Experience and Language Requirements:
Experience in the rites and practices set out in the Kamika and Karana Agamas as observed in the Saivite Hindu tradition, including Homam and Kumba Abhishekam and Temple Poojas and Rituals

Shall be proficient in performing Vaidika Karyakramas including the Jatakarma, Namakarana Punniyaka Vachanam, Annaprasanam, Upanayanam (Janeu),Vidyarambha Samskaras, Ayushyahomam, Santhihomam, Mruthyunjayahomam, Nakshatrahomam, Navagrahahomam, Ganapathihomam, Rudrahomam, Chandi Parayanam and Homam, Moorthis Pratishtaapanas, Sahasranama Pooja, Rudrabhishekam

Skillful in Alankaram and decoration of deities in various forms during temple functions and major festivals

Should be able to communicate with the congregation and administration in Tamil

Well versed in Shukla and Krishna Yajurveda and Upanishads, including

Sri Rudram, Chamakam, Purusha Suktam Sri Suktam, Durga Suktam, Pavamana Suktam and Navagraha Suktam desirable

A minimum of four years’ experience as a Hindu Priest

No formal education requirements. However, some certification and training pertaining to Vedic and Agamas (Karana and Kamiya Agamas) from a Hindu religious organization would be an asset.

Preference given to applicants who are Canadian Citizens, Canadian Permanent Residents,

New Immigrants, Visible Minorities, Vulnerable Youth, Persons with Disabilities.

If this opportunity interests you, and you meet all of the above requirements, please submit your resume and a cover letter by email to us at [email protected] or by mail to 16680 River Road, Richmond, BC V6V 1L6 Canada.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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How to Apply

Expiring: Jun 09, 2020

Email: [email protected]

By Mail:
River Road


Richmond, British Columbia

V6V 1L6, Canada

About the Company

Company: Murugan Temple Society

Company Location:  Richmond, BC

Estimated Salary:

About Murugan Temple Society