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.

Programs Practice and Education Manager
Assist the Director of Practice, Education & Programs to provide support for all P&E related aspects of programs & retreats at Karmê Chöling. This includes the outer program calendar, inner programs that are offered only to KCL staff & volunteers, and annual practice events. P&E duties include the clear communication of the view and practice of shrine room protocols and rituals to Karme Choling staff and guest program staff. In addition to P&E duties, all staff in the Programs Office, including the P&E Manager, are called on to help organize, plan, and implement programs at KCL and assist guest program staff with these same functions. Apply now or click here to download the full job descriptionFull-time Residential or Local

Retreats and Facilities Assistant for Solitary Cabin Retreats
Come work on the magical mountain of Karmê Chöling, to support and protect deep meditation practice in our seven solitary retreat cabins. Many of your activities will take place outside in the beautiful environment of the retreat area during all seasons. The job requires a friendly, patient and caring attitude towards our guests, an established strong meditation practice of at least one year in the Shambhala tradition, the ability to lift 50 lb. water containers, a valid driver’s license, and the ability to enjoy teamwork as well as work alone in nature. Apply now or click here to download the full job description

Facilities Manager
If you like working with your hands, being outside, and working in a kind and relaxed community atmosphere, the Facilities Manager position will be the perfect fit. The position will be responsible for the maintenance of all facilities at Karmê Chöling, including maintaining and repairing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating systems and grounds by fixing it yourself or finding a contractor who can do the work required. This position also supports other departments as needed. Apply now or click here to download the full job description. Position is available until filled.

Seasonal Program Coordinator
Join Karmê Chöling’s staff and help us host a season of meditation, deep dharma teachings, joyful assemblies, and events. Seasonal Program Coordinators are key to keeping the programs at Karmê Chöling running smoothly. Coordinators organize, plan and implement programs at Karmê Chöling and assist guest coordinators to do the same. This requires skill in communication, organization & teamwork. In addition, Coordinators are important examples of Karmê Chöling’s aspiration to manifest the Shambhala vision of an enlightened society and to create and maintain an environment that is consistent with the core teachings of the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage. Apply now or click here to download the full job descriptionApril 1 – October 31 Seasonal Full-time

Seasonal Guest Services Associate
The person at the Front Desk is often the first point of contact for participants, guests and those learning about Shambhala.  The person in this position must respond to guests, phone calls and emails in a kind, compassionate and professional manner. Being flexible and having a good sense of humor is a must! This is a customer service and hospitality position where you work closely with many different kinds of people. Apply now or click here to download the full job descriptionApril 1 – October 31 Seasonal Full-time


There are no non-residential openings at this time.