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Staff positions

Thank you for your interest in job openings at IMS. There are no open positions at this time.

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.

More information about working at IMS, including links to the Staff Application form, is available here. If you are interested in more than one job opening, we recommend submitting materials targeted to each unique opening.

Volunteer positions

Month-long Volunteer Program

Month-long volunteer positions are designed for those who want to volunteer at IMS and integrate practice with daily life. These 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.

Note that month-long assignments are generally available only to those with previous IMS retreat experience of at least two week-long retreats in the past ten years.

2020 Openings

All of the 2020 month-long volunteer openings have either been assigned or cancelled because of our temporary closure due to COVID-19. In the event of reopening and/or if a confirmed volunteer cancels their assignment, we will repost whatever openings remain for the year. We encourage you to check back from time to time for any updates.

If you are interested in applying, please do so here.  Any months not listed have been filled. While slots may be full, you are welcome to apply to be waitlisted.