Be On Summer Staff!!
It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in Memphis, and yet summer is never far from our minds! We are so excited to open up our summer staff applications on Thursday, October 4 and to start meeting our 2019 summer family!
Summer staff is a really incredible, but really demanding role. We are looking to hire team leaders, shop runners, support staff (like kitchen staff, a/v coordinator, volunteer & office coordinator, marketing coordinator, and camp coordinators), and construction managers. Together with our full time staff, this is the team that makes camp happen at both SOS in Binghampton/The Heights and SOS114 in Orange Mound.
Most of our staff is on-site, meaning we cover your room & board and you live a summer long slumber party, either at SOS’ main campus (SOS Binghampton staff) or at Union Avenue Baptist Church (SOS114 staff).
Regardless of role, the days are long and usually demanding, yet the summer is rich and sweet! As part of our commitment to care for and invest in the summer staff family, we start our days with a 6:00 am discipleship meeting. Up with the sun and before the campers! We use that time to share what we think is most critical to continually developing in your life of faith. Last year, we walked through: Spiritual Disciplines, Bible Literacy, Asset Based Community Development, Jesus’ Radical Call to Community, Endurance in Godliness, Hope through the Hard, Disciple Making, and the Church. Beyond our early mornings, we also share pre-camp training, mid-summer inservice, and post-camp closing week, growing in community.
Once the summer wraps, the SOS alumni family is one that keeps connected to SOS and to each other. We love the way we’ve seen strangers at the beginning of camp become and stay family after the summer, and even after years!
This year we’ve got 54 spots to fill. The ideal candidate is a college aged (having completed your freshman year prior to the summer) or older Christian with a passion for service.
Maybe you’ve been a camper before, maybe you’ve only just heard of SOS, maybe you’re a construction pro, maybe the last hammer you used was a toy one as a kid...believe us that any of those might just make you the ideal candidate! We can teach everything it takes to reroof a home or to teach construction basics to middle school and high school volunteers.
We need you: humble learners! eager, servant-hearted disciples! lovers of fun!
Please consider applying to be on Summer Staff. You can find a link to the application on our website, beginning on Thursday, October 4th. Once your application is submitted, and references received, we’ll invite you to an online interview. The first round of hiring announcements will go out in mid-late December. Most of our staff is locked in during that hiring cycle, so make sure your application is in the mix!
Ready to learn more? Check out the SOS website and social media accounts. There are some great pictures and videos, as well as a list of staff roles with descriptions. Should you have any other questions, email Ally or Jake. We would love to hear from you.
As we’re praying for the 2019 staff family, we trust that God will provide through all kinds of ways. Maybe that’s you! Maybe that’s your prayers. Maybe that’s someone you’re connected to. In whatever way, thank you for being an investor in and caretaker of SOS and the 2019 staff family!