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Working at IMS – Job Application
How to apply
Current job openings are located on our Openings page. Each job posting provides detailed information about the position and its application requirements. All positions at IMS require a commitment to observing the five training precepts.
To apply for any current opening, please complete the Staff Application Form, provide a cover letter and résumé, and submit your materials to us, preferably by email.
Staff Application Form (download Word document)
Staff Application Form (fillable PDF; requires Adobe Reader XI)
Please note that IMS can only consider applications from those already authorized to work in the US.
IMS seeks to employ the best available candidate for each position. After preliminary interviews, we may invite an applicant, especially for a residential staff position, to visit us for a few days.
Such a visit provides an opportunity to experience the work environment, try the job and meet staff members. This is called a job preview, and if it proves to be a good two-way fit, we may then offer the position.
"If we wish to progress more quickly, we can seek employment that nurtures our practice and propels us along more quickly."
~ Bhante Gunaratana
“IMS offers the unique opportunity to serve our retreatants, work alongside a wonderful team, and be part of a community that inclines towards the good."
“It was a big decision for me to leave my old life six years ago and come to work at IMS. Words cannot express how grateful I am that I listened to that voice inside of me that said it was the right decision!"