Summer Camp Leader (Intern)
Hope Church Mississauga is a diverse and down to earth church at the crossroads of four growing GTA cities, aiming to fulfill the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. In support of this mission, the Summer Camp Leader will work with a team of staff and volunteers to create a fun, safe, and educational summer camp experience for children in our community. The purpose of the summer intern program is to give interested individuals hands-on experience working in a ministry environment, and a chance to exercise their skills related to the field. The intern program also serves to compliment and further the ministry of Hope Church Mississauga, leading to an increased ability to serve the community and city of Mississauga.
Reports To: Director of Welcome Ministries (Deborah Springer)
Employment Status: Full Time (35 hours/week), Paid Hourly ($17.00/hr)
Duration: 8 weeks, beginning June 6th, 2022 (ending July 31st, 2023)
The intern program is comprised of young men and women who attend and wholeheartedly embrace the mission of Hope Church Mississauga. Each intern should have a love for Christ and a lifestyle consistent with Titus 1 and 1 Timothy 3. He or she must be a team player who is open to receive mentoring, correction and feedback in the interest of personal development and excellence. Eligible applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30 (as of their start date), must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a person to whom refugee protection has been given. Applicants must have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN). International students (non-Canadian citizens) are not eligible at this time.
As Camp Leader, the intern will be required to help prepare for summer day camp (happening the first two weeks of July), work as a camp leader throughout camp and organize and debrief after the camp. Before camp begins, the Camp Leader will be responsible for organizing registrations and camp materials, planning the schedule, recruiting volunteers, and preparing resources needed for camp. The Camp Leader will also be involved in helping with media and community outreach leading up to the weeks of camp via social media, handing out flyers, and creating signage. During camp, the Camp Leader is required to oversee and lead our volunteer teams, manage the volunteer schedule, lead campers between the ages of 4-10, teach and behave in accordance with the Church’s doctrinal statement, create and facilitate activities. After camp, the Camp Leader will help take down decorations and physical arrangements used for camp, reorganize the resources and curriculum for future use, and help return the facility to its original arrangement before camp. The Camp Leader may also be called upon to fulfil other duties as required for the Hope Staff as it pertains to summer camp.
SUPERVISION & MENTORING
The Discipleship Intern is supervised by the Director of Welcome Ministries, in cooperation with other staff. A collaborative approach will be taken to provide the intern with coaching and training. Weekly planning and feedback meetings will be held to provide the intern with clear, measurable expectations, so the intern is able to successfully manage, deliver upon expectations, and perform in an environment that is collaborative, supportive, and challenges them. Upon completion of the internship, the intern will receive a written performance review.
This is a full-time position offering 35 hours a week, working 5 days a week for 8 weeks beginning June 6th. A strong candidate is able to think critically and creatively, is a self-starter, and is able to identify problems that need solving and realize creative contributions they can make. The intern must have good interpersonal skills, be a team player, and value open and honest communication and feedback. Interns must be flexible as some hours may flux from week to week. Having your own computer and being comfortable working in Mac OS are assets. Applicants must be currently attending Hope Church Mississauga.
This role description is not intended to be exhaustive. All staff and interns at Hope Church Mississauga are expected to be team players who are willing to flex and help as ministry needs change or new needs arise.
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com before May 22nd, 2023.