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 and to the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is necessary for these positions.

JOB OPENINGS (for Shambhala practitioners):

Cook/Prep Cook — Cook with us! Work in a kitchen preparing food with and for meditators, make nutritional, well-balanced, uplifted meals that use local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. 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. Some previous experience or a commitment to explore the Way of Shambhala is a must. This position requires the ability to stand and walk for long periods of time, and frequently lift up to 40 lbs. Click here to download the full job description.  Position available now.

Program Coordinator — Utilizing your understanding of Shambhala Buddhist view & practice and in collaboration with Program Teachers, Program Coordinators you will plan, prep, and produce programs at Karmê Chöling. Coordinators serve as the glue for all aspects of program production and assume a leadership role for program staff and participants. The coordinator orchestrates all details of program production and is the main contact between the program and Karmê Chöling departments ensuring both the program’s needs and Karmê Chöling’s needs are being met to the best of their abilities. In any situation, Coordinators maintain a sense of composure and awareness of decorum in regards to body, speech, and mind. Position available now.

Program Staff Recruiter — Using your excellent communication skills for networking within Shambhala, you will work with Shambhala Directors and Teachers to create the best staff mandalas for Karmê Chöling and Shambhala International programs. In any situation, the Program Staff Recruiter/Program Coordinator maintains a sense of composure, decorum, and humor. Significant experience with all levels of Shambhala programs required. Join the Karmê Chöling staff in this important role as we create enlightened societies together, program by program, and as part of a practicing community! 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. NON-RESIDENTIAL PAID HOURLY OPENINGS:We do not have any non-residential job openings at this time.