Job Opportunities at Karmê Chöling

Welcome and thank you for your interest in joining our staff! We have two categories of workers as described below. We seek applicants with skills and work experience relevant to the position for which they are applying.

For important information about what we are seeking and offering, and to apply online, click on the Core Staff application link below. For more information email (email is the preferred initial contact).

RESIDENTIAL CORE STAFF form a community of practitioners dedicated to the vision of Shambhala. Having a current and established connection to Shambhala practice, study (classes and Levels), and volunteering within the community and to the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is necessary for these positions.


RESIDENTIAL CORE STAFF OPENINGS (for Shambhala practitioners):


Development Manager - Responsible for upholding and representing the view of richness, wealth and generosity at Karmê Chöling, cultivating and encouraging its expression in all forms. Implements the overall development strategy, especially all operational needs, and facilitating the development efforts to reach our annual target. Works with staff and budget responsibilities, gift and record management, program fundraising, donor communication and appeals, and maintaining donor & foundation relationships. Developing and managing email campaigns. Experience with Excel, Word and PowerPoint is essential, along with a delight in details and an openness to talking in front of groups. Experience in Development a big plus.

Technical Support Specialist - Responsible for managing the technology situation including: maintaining workstations, ensuring access and reliability of the internal network, administering the Google Apps domain, managing efforts to enhance and maintain Wordpress and PHP based websites, and being a resource for other technological needs. Skills include: Technical Mac and Windows workstations support, software application support, project management, end-user training, functional requirements gathering, familiarity with networking technology, technical resource and vendor management.  Web development and PHP programming skills are a plus.

Marketing Specialist - Develop print and online marketing, fundraising and advertising material, prepare and send email communications, manage Karmê Chöling social media campaigns and provide administrative support to the Director of Communications. Additionally, the person in this role will assist in the planning, development and implementation of the overall marketing strategy for both online and print media.

Program Coordinator/Mukpo Institute Coordinator - A great opportunity to serve teachers, staff and participants while deepening one's own path. Works in an administrative capacity with Director of Programs and the faculty of the Mukpo Institute to oversee the student experience. Prior experience coordinating Shambhala programs required. More advanced Shambhala practitioners desirable. Position begins in August.

Facilities Support - Provide essential service in the care and uplift of the buildings and environment. Handy-person skills required; experience with carpentry, electrical, renovation, plumbing etc. highly desirable. Must be able to perform physical tasks such as  lifting, shoveling etc.; ability to use power tools and work out-of-doors in four seasons are needed. Manages the volunteer crew during the summer and the setup, management, and takedown of tents and campground. Position begins in May.






PAID HOURLY NON-RESIDENTIAL positions are typically in the Kitchen and Housekeeping. Employees live in the local community and come from various backgrounds and religions. To apply or for more information email (no calls or walk-in appointments please).




To learn more about joining our community, and to apply for a position, please follow these links:

Core Staff Online Application

Summer Volunteer Program Online Application

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