Join Our Staff

Shambhala Mountain Center is a vibrant community in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains. Our environment is casual yet professional and our work meaningful, compassionate and spiritually inspired. We are a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that strives to bring Shambhala Buddhist and other contemplative programs to the world.

We retain a year-round core staff of approximately 50 people. Between April and late September, we hire an additional 70 seasonal volunteers to help operate our organization and provide thousands of guests with retreats, workshops and programs that cultivate personal development and spirituality.

Jobs Available:

Core Staff Positions
Summer Volunteer Positions
Summer Set-Up and Fall Take-Down

Apply Below:

Core Staff Application
Volunteer Application
Summer Set-up and Fall Take-Down Application

Program Staffing Opportunities:

Program Volunteer Staff Positions


More About Shambhala Mountain Center

Shambhala Mountain Center offers endless growth opportunities for staff through meditation training and practice, community living and relationships, job related training and experience, environmental sustainability, and staff programs and events designed to enrich life and build a sense of community.

Our community is committed to diversity and the principles of non-discrimination in all terms and conditions of employment and community life. We offer benefits for both core and seasonal staff and all hiring is coordinated through Human Resources.

Joining our staff could be right for you if:

  • You are actively committed to a process of personal growth
  • You are interested in integrating practice, devotion and service and are willing to meditate for at least 30 minutes a day
  • Your body will let you work for eight hours a day/40 hours a week in rugged terrain at high altitude
  • You are interested in living and working in community without a pet
  • Your mind is strong and flexible enough to cope with the inevitable intensity of living and working in a small, dynamic community






If you are unable to submit the application form online, please contact our Employment office by calling us at 970-881-2184, ext. 217 or emailing us at and we will discuss alternative methods of applying.