Work with us

The Mayan Families staff is primarily made up of indigenous Guatemalans from this area who otherwise might not have a chance for a stable job; however, we are always looking for passionate, skilled foreign workers as well to join us in Panajachel for life-changing work opportunities. Check out our recent job openings and see if you or someone you know might fit the bill! Note that the requirements vary by position, but will generally include proficiency in Spanish and a longer-term time commitment. 

For an up-to-date listing of all available jobs and internships please visit our page. 


Communications and Marketing Manager

We are seeking a Communications and Marketing Manager to manage and execute Mayan Families' internal and external communications strategy. Based in Guatemala, the Communications Team publicizes the work and mission of Mayan Families to a (mostly) English-speaking external audience via digital and print mediums including social media, email marketing, multimedia, and web. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, have excellent writing and editing skills, and have experience managing and executing digital marketing strategies. 

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Manager/Director of Development

We are currently seeking a qualified individual to run our Development projects, including fundraising and grants management. This position is a management position and oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of ongoing programs including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and guiding program activities. The title of Manager or Director will be awarded depending on experience. 

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Animal Welfare Program Coordinator

Do you love animals? Have experience fundraising? Mayan Families is currently looking for someone to coordinate the Hope for the Animals Program, making sure that it is in line with animal welfare standards and is financially sustainable.

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Graphic Design and Multimedia Internship

We are looking for a creative and digital native to join our growing Communications team as a Multimedia & Graphic Design Intern. This person will be crucial in producing content for both internal and external digital platforms — including creating compelling multimedia to populate website and social media— and engaging audiences effectively as part of the Communications & Marketing Department. 

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Field Intern: Volunteer Group Leader

Have you volunteered with Mayan Families before, and wish that you could come back? We are looking for a highly energetic and organized person with a passion for Guatemalan culture to join our Volunteer Department! The successful applicant will have the primary responsibility of leading volunteer groups of 5 to 20 individuals, ranging from Rotary clubs and churches to school and university groups. This position will spend most days out of the office, and will receive firsthand experiences in stove installation, home construction, medical clinics, preschool activities and many other cultural experiences.

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