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):

Prep Cook -  This position supports the line cooks for efficient preparation of  all food prepared for KCL staff and program participants.  This position is responsible for maintaining a clean and sanitary kitchen workspace as well as maintaining a clean and stocked service area.  Additional duties include washing pots and pans, rotating stock, opening and closing kitchen, as well as any other tasks assigned.  Experience in working with knives for chopping and dicing of foods is

Programs Manager - A leadership role, the programs manager is responsible for supervising the day-to-day activities of the Programs Department, such as supervising and mentoring coordinators, facilitating interdepartmental communication, and maintaining and updating various management systems. Works closely with assisting the Director of Programs in a variety of projects, including editing and creating various manuals, checklists, and training curriculum for coordination. Handles ordering materials for programs, training guest coordinators, leading weekly meetings, and prepping and occasionally coordinating programs. Preferable a Tantrika. Experience coordinating Shambhala programs is required.

Marketing Specialist - Do you have an interest in helping others discover the magical place that Karmê Chöling is?  In this position you will participate in print and online marketing, advertising and email communications. You will also assist in managing Karmê Chöling social media presence, participate in developing the marketing strategy and provide administrative support to the Director of Communications.  If you are a good writer and are passionate about communicating the Shambhala offerings, we'd like to talk to you.






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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Shambhala Training is a registered trademark of Shambhala/Nalanda Foundation.