Summer StaffJoin Our Team
Mission Serve relies heavily on our summer staff to ensure a quality missions experience for all involved. Our summer staffers truly are the “face” of Mission Serve at the project and play a vital role in every aspect of the week. Because of this we look for quality applicants who can join us in our endeavor to create an opportunity for students to be used by God to impact people. If chosen to be on summer staff, you will get the chance to help students and adults from all over the country make a difference for the Kingdom of God and even become a difference maker yourself.
If you are looking for a chance to fulfill God’s calling in your life, if you want to commit a summer to missions, if you want to make an impact in the lives of students, if you want to help change cities all over the country, if you want to be a difference maker for Christ, then we want you to apply for summer staff today!
Each project has a 2-person summer staff team consisting of an Administrative Project Specialist (APS) and a Technical Project Specialist (TPS). The summer staff team works alongside the Project Coordinator, Construction Coordinator, and designated volunteer staff to manage the project.
Check out descriptions of each position below, to see which one fits you.
APS Job Description
Administrative Project Specialists (APS) work alongside the Project Coordinator (PC) in supervision of local volunteers and providing support for the coordinating team. He/she is responsible to the project coordinator. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Coordinate Registration
- Assist Project Coordinator (PC) in making squad assignments
- Set up Mail Wall
- Work with PC in making room and transportation assignments
- Create signs, letters, labels, and other printed materials
- Assist PC in handling of offering money
- Collect Mission Serve information forms
- Assist as needed in group leader meetings
- Prepare/Distribute Check-Out Procedures and Packets
- File Accident Report Forms
- Assist PC in distributing and collecting Evaluation Forms
- Coordinate lunches with Local Coordinator (LC)
- Distribute ServEmail
- Prepare Back to the Office notebook
- Delegate to Volunteer Assistants as needed
- Coordinate sales table and inventory
- Replenish first aid kits
- Organize financial information (receipts, expense reports, etc.)
TPS Job Description
Technical Project Specialists (TPS) work alongside the project coordinator in supervision of local volunteers and providing support for the coordinating team. He/she is responsible to the project coordinator. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Shoot and edit video footage for Mission Cam
- Duplicate and package Mission Cam on DVD-ROM
- Upload Mission Cam to Vimeo
- Direct set-up and take down of stage design
- Coordinate worship with praise band and speaker
- Produce all presentations to be used in worship
- Update project website
- Produce squad photos
- Produce large group photos for staff
- Produce church group photos for group leaders
- Set up coolers, ice chests and “Labor Provided By” signs
- Delegate to Volunteer Assistants as needed
- Serve as greeter for groups as they arrive at the project
- Train information and technical assistants on greeter responsibilities
- Assist in and train volunteer staff for Squad Position Training
Summer Staff Frequently Asked Questions
When does the application process begin for next summer?
The application process begins June 1. Applications are due December 1. Applicants will be notified of hire by February 1.
How do I apply for Mission Serve Summer Staff?
Complete the online application below by December 1.
Is there an interview process?
Applications are initially screened by Mission Serve Staff. Any applicants who pass the initial screening will be contacted by December 15 to setup an interview. Interviews will be conducted either in person or over video chat. All interviews will be conducted by January 31.
Do I get paid?
Yes. Summer staffers are non-salaried contract employees and are paid $250 for project weeks and training while non-project weeks are paid on a prorated scale. Summer staffers are paid weekly and taxes are not taken out.
How long will I be employed?
Typically you will be employed all of June and July. Mandatory training will begin usually around the end of May to first of June. Projects begin the week of June 10 and run through the end of July. There will be a 3-4 day mandatory debriefing time after the last project. Total time is generally 8-10 weeks.
How old do I have to be?
You must be at least 18 and be at least one year removed from high school in order to apply.
Do I get to choose what projects I go to?
No. The Mission Serve National Staff will make project assignments based on several factors and prayerful consideration.
What experience should I have?
Certain experience is preferred but not mandatory for each position. Check out the application for information on preferred experience.
Will I be trained?
You will take part in a mandatory summer staff training that takes place at the beginning of the summer and last 10-12 days.