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Working at IMS – Job Application
All positions at IMS require the following:
- A solid worth ethic
- Good communication skills
- An ability and commitment to work as part of a team
- A sincere interest in practicing meditation and bringing awareness to all areas of daily life
- A commitment to observing the five training precepts
- An intention to support the integrity of our retreat environment
How to apply
Please note that IMS can only consider applications from those already authorized to work in the US.
To apply for any current job opening, please complete an application form and submit it by mail, email or fax, as indicated on the particular job posting.
Staff Application Form (download Word document)
Staff Application Form (fillable PDF; requires Adobe Reader XI)
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 to experience 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!"