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Art Monastery Vermont invites hardworking, passionate Artmonks to join our summer community.

Worktraders are invited to participate in the community’s daily meditation and movement practices, weekly ceremonies and rituals, and all group meals. Depending on the AMP programming calendar during your stay, there may be opportunities to participate in the creative collaborations with other Artmonks, and solo creative practice is always encouraged, but between shared meals, spiritual practice, and worktrade the days can already feel quite full…

All worktraders will be expected to participate in the general program that is being offered during the time of your stay. For example, for a few weeks of the summer we will be in silence and we ask all worktraders to also be in silence. Please check the calendar to see the full summer program during your stay.

Worktrade tasks vary according to our needs and your skills. These tasks include the areas of kitchen/food-systems, garden/landscaping, carpentry/renovation, sign-making, admin, graphic design, and video editing.

Accommodation

Sleep in a tent or in a shared room, when available

Cost

5 hours labor per day, five and a half days per week, and $20/night

Come for longer and save! $70 per week

This includes three lovingly prepared meals per day and alcohol.

(If this cash payment is a hardship for you, please let us know.)

To Apply

Please email volunteers@artmonastery.org with the following:

  • dates of availability, and desired duration of stay
  • description of previous work experience in the areas of worktrade that interest you, including any work you’d like to learn even if you have no previous experience (max 3 paragraphs)
  • description of any previous experience with communal living and/or spiritual practice (max 3 paragraphs)