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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.
The following are full-time positions offering 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 the job application process and links to the 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.

Months not listed below have been filled, although you are welcome to submit an application if you would like to be waitlisted.

2017 Openings

  • September  1 opening

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.

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