Core Staff Openings

Welcome and thank you for your interest in joining our staff! We have two categories of core staff, residential and non-residential. We seek applicants with skills and work experience relevant to the position for which they are applying.  For more information about any of the positions, email the Head of Personnel (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 is necessary for these positions.

JOB OPENINGS (for Shambhala practitioners):

Garden Assistant
Karmé Chöling is seeking a Garden Assistant for the 2019 season. This person works with the Master Gardener cultivating a one-acre vegetable garden from seed to harvest. An established relationship with Shambhala practice, study, or community participation is necessary for a person to thrive in this position. This is an 8 month core staff position beginning in March with room, board, and monthly stipend provided. Apply now below or email the Head of Personnel for more information

Guest Services Associate
The person in this assignment sits at the front desk and is the first point of interaction – in person, on the phone and via email – with guests, program participants, and people wanting to learn about Karmé Chöling and Shambhala. This assignment requires someone with an outgoing, welcoming and professional demeanor who can remain on-task, efficient and organized. The person in this assignment must be computer savvy. Along with their cohort, this assignment is responsible for handling program registrations, accommodation bookings, payments, and ensures the uplifted look of the front desk and other indoor public areas. Database experience is highly desirable. Apply now below or click here to download the full job description. Position available now.

IT 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. Apply now below or click here to download the full job description. Position available now.

Prepare nutritional, well-balanced, uplifted meals that use appropriate local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. Takes responsibility for maintaining inventory, maintaining a clean and sanitary environment, complying with specific dietary needs, assisting in food prep and dish washing as needed.   A minimum of six months experience in food preparation for large groups, a cheerful attitude, and the ability to work comfortably under pressure will ensure success. This position also requires the ability to stand and walk for long periods of time, reaching, bending, stooping, and frequently lifting up to 40 lbs. Apply now below or click here to download the full job description. Position available now.

Prep Cook
This position supports the line cooks for efficient preparation of  all food prepared for 
Karmé Chöling 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 preferred. Apply now below or click here to download the full job description. Position available now.

Facilities Support
Maintain and uplift the buildings and environment of Karmé Chöling. Responsibilities include managing the setup, maintenance, and takedown of the campground. Grounds care, including mowing and brush cutting, and snow and ice removal. Performing routine maintenance of buildings. May oversee 1-3 volunteers and supports program setup and takedown activities when necessary. Must be able to perform physical tasks such as lifting, shoveling etc. and work outdoors in the year-round weather of Vermont.  Handy person skills and a knack for organization are a plus! Apply now below or click here to download the full job description. Position available now.

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. We do not have any hourly non-residential job openings at this time. Please send a resume if you want to be called when there is an opening to Head of Personnel.