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).

JOB OPENINGS (for Shambhala practitioners):

Staff, Volunteers and Residents must agree to abide by our Karmê Chöling Code of Conduct policies. 


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.

Director of Operations
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Operations holds the big view while shepherding the operational activities of Karmê Chöling. Acting with compassion the DoO ensures staff are empowered, supported, and given clear directions to carry out the day-to-day work that keeps KCL running. Communication and management skills are essential. Requirements include the ability to manage various business departments, organize their resources, and develop operational plans as needed. A basic understanding of commercial kitchens, facilities, and IT operations is helpful.
 Apply now or  click here to download the full job descriptionPosition is available until filled.

Facilities Manager

The Facilities Manager position joins your love of being outdoors and working with your hands with being an active member of a kind and caring community. Our meditation retreat center is one of the oldest in North America and located in the Green Mountains of rural Vermont. We foster bringing mindfulness of body, speech and mind into our daily activities and interactions. 

If you’ve fixed up an old house or are generally handy, you have the skills needed to maintain our facilities. This position will be responsible for the maintenance of all structures and vehicles at KCL, including the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and heating systems as well as the grounds. You will need to evaluate the situations that arise and either fix them yourself or contact a contractor who can do the work required. This position also supports other departments as needed. The position plans, budgets and schedules all facility work using KCL staff and local contractors as needed.

Apply now or  click here to download the full job descriptionPosition is available until filled.


There are no non-residential openings at this time.