Staff Life

Working at IMS offers a rich and rewarding professional and personal experience, and requires of all employees reliability, honesty, flexibility, and the ability to work collaboratively and with people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Benefits include participation in the Staff Sangha Program, ample access to program offerings at the Retreat Center, the Forest Refuge, and via IMS Online, as well as access to courses at the nearby Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.

We employ over 50 staff members to operate our two facilities—the Retreat Center and the Forest Refuge—and IMS Online. Job functions range from housekeeping and cooking to maintenance, administrative and managerial positions.

IMS offers a competitive total compensation package including a variety of benefits for full-time staff including health insurance, paid time off and retirement contributions.

While retreat life at IMS is quiet and serene, working behind-the-scenes can be another story! Staff life is quite different from being on silent retreat or living in a monastery. Jobs are often fast-paced, with pressures and deadlines as intense as many other workplaces.