Staff positions

IMS’s facilities are set among 400 secluded wooded acres in the quiet countryside of central Massachusetts. A position at IMS offers an abundance of dharma resources and support, within a friendly and caring environment. Full-time positions here provide health benefits and meal plan options, as well as generous paid time off and participation in the IMS Staff Sangha Program.
  • Marketing Manager – application deadline August 19
  • Human Resources Manager – We seek seasoned candidates for this leadership position who can successfully manage conventional HR responsibilities as well as interact skillfully and sensitively with others, as appropriate to our unique retreat-oriented culture. In collaboration with our Executive Director and team of senior managers, the ideal applicant will optimize the effectiveness of employees and volunteers who serve our meditation practice community, and help cultivate a diverse and inclusive work environment. 
  • Cook – position to start early September 2017

More information about working at IMS, including links to the Staff Application form, is available here.

Volunteer positions

Working Guests – Month-Long

Month-long Working Guest positions are designed for those who want to volunteer at IMS and integrate practice with daily life. Working Guest volunteers work alongside our Facilities or Kitchen staff in exchange for meals, housing, and access to the retreat environment and staff community. Departmental assignments depend on applicants’ skills and the needs of IMS at the time of service.

2017 Openings

  • All Working Guest positions are currently full. Please feel free to submit an application if you’d like to be waitlisted. We’ll post the 2018 Working Guest schedule later in the summer.

If you are interested in applying, please do so here.


If you live locally and would like to be of ongoing support, please consider volunteering day-to-day.