Summer Staff Positions

Welcome to the Summer Staff 2017 Job Postings!

If you are interested in being part of the 97th anniversary at Gull Lake please check out our current job postings.  We have now started accepting applications and will start conducting interviews in February. Check back to this page for any position updates!

Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about our hiring process.  I can be reached at rebecca@gulllakecentre.ca or (403) 782-2495.

Rebecca Machacek
Program Manager

Gull Lake Lifestyle Agreement for all Leaders

Gull Lake Centre (GLC) is a Christian institution affiliated with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada (CBWC) that is committed to the moral and spiritual values reflected in the bible and through Christ. It is important that all GLC leaders (paid staff, volunteers, board members, and Leadership Training and Discipleship (LTD) students) model and exemplify those moral and spiritual values. We desire that our leaders, as a result of their relationship with Jesus, and through the workings of the Holy Spirit, exhibit the Fruit of the Spirit as listed in the letter to the Galatians: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

The spiritual and emotional impact our leaders potentially have on campers is significant, therefore, it is imperative we uphold a moral life-style standard that aligns with the values of our churches and of Christ. The following behavioural statements, while not exhaustive, are designed to define appropriate behavior for any prospective leader. The practice or promotion of any of the following behaviours, on and off site and on and off duty, could result in removal from leadership at GLC.

Leaders will not:

1. Engage in any form of criminal activity

2. Practice or promote sexual relationships outside of a biblically defined marriage of one man and one woman

3. Engage in the use of pornography

4. Abuse alcohol (drunkenness); Minors must abstain from alcohol. Alcohol is not permitted on GLC property with the exception of permanent staff’s full time residences and the RV park.

5. Engage in illegal drug use or activity;

6. Abuse prescription drugs beyond their intended medicinal use

7. Display aggressive, abusive, or bullying behavior;

8. Gossip, or display other excluding behaviors detrimental to the camp and leadership community

Important Dates for Staff

Staff Training Dates: June 19-30 Please note: Staff Training is a mandatory requirement for all summer staff.

First Aid Training: Provided by camp as part of training on June 15-16. All summer staff must submit First Aid certifications (valid within 2 years). If certification is valid, it is not required you attend these 2 days.

Core Team  Positions

Core team positions at the camp start a bit earlier and require more experience in both a worldly and camping sense.  The positions range from 12-15 weeks. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age.

Applicants must be actively pursuing Christ in all aspects of their life, have a passion for camp ministry, have a very diligent work ethic, and have the ability to lead their peers through both heavy and light situations.

Core Leader Training will run May 29 – June 16.

Cabin Leader Coordinator – (June 5 – Aug 30) Mentor and equip cabin leaders in a way that supports giving a camper the best week of their year.

LTD Coordinator – (May 15 – Aug 30) Oversee the Leadership Training and Discipleship program which includes running LTD week and LTD out-trips. Also equipping and mentoring two LTD team members and the LTD students.

Waterfront Coordinator – (June 5 – Aug 30) Mentor and equip the waterfront team and oversee the waterfront program. Will be responsible for all waterfront safety and the training of waterfront staff. Is required to have current NLS certifications. It is also a great asset to possess a Pleasure Craft Operator’s licence.

Volunteer Coordinator – (June 5 – Aug 30) Recruit and lead all volunteers through the summer. The camp requires the aid of roughly 5-10 folunteers per week of which the volunteer facilitator is responsible for. There will be other key camp leadership and administrative responsibilities in this core role.

Program Coordinator – (June 5 – Aug 30) Oversee and support the summer program staff team which includes all of the skill group leaders, cabin time special events, wide games, and evening programming. Coordinate a creative and exceptional experience for campers.

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Cabin Leading Team Positions

Cabin Leader positions at Gull Lake start on June 19th.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Applicants must be actively pursuing Christ in all aspects of their life, be exceptionally skilled at working with children/youth by being patient, loving, and gentle.  This is the most difficult job at the camp but also has the potential to be the most rewarding as Cabin Leaders are on the front lines with the campers.  It is a position that should not be taken lightly and as a result only the best are considered.

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Program Team Positions

Program Team positions start June 19th. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Applicants must be actively pursuing Christ in all aspects of their life, hardworking, flexible, motivated, skilled with children/youth, and be willing to work on a team.  Program team members will be experts in their skill area and be expected to teach that skill to campers during a 2.5 hour block of time twice per day.   The rest of the day will be spent running other aspects of the programming – wide games, theme meals, worship, and other duties as required.

Climbing Wall Leader – Lead all climbing wall and low ropes programming. Responsible for all aspects of climbing wall safety. Mentor and equip climbing wall assistants and campers on the wall. Carry the responsibility for maintaining a positive environment at the wall. Will be required to take the Instructor Accreditation Program.

Climbing Wall Assistant – Help lead climbing wall programming. Assist in the overall safety protocols at the wall. Belay campers on the wall while maintaining a very positive environment.

Arts/Events Leader – Lead the arts skill group. Prepare lesson plans and lead campers through pottery, crafts, painting, and other artistic expressions. Creatively execute pre-planned events week to week.

Art/Events Assistant – Help lead arts/event programming. Assist in preparing lesson plans and assist in leading campers through the art skill. Creatively execute pre-planned events week to week.

Drama Leader – Lead the drama skill group. Prepare lesson plans and lead campers through skits, exercises, improve, and midweek talent shows.

Outdoor Xtreme Leader – Lead the outdoor skill group. Prepare lesson plans and lead campers through orienteering, shelter building, fire starting, knots, outdoor sports, archery and whatever else can be dreamt up.

Mad Science Leader – Lead the mad science skill group. Prepare lesson plans and lead campers through rocket building, experiments, explosions and whatever else can be dreamt up.

Aviation Leader – Lead the aviation skill group. Prepare lesson plans and lead campers through building rockets and basic remote control planes.

Dance Leader – Lead our new dance skill group primarily hip hop in style for both boys and girls. Prepare and choreograph a routine to present at the end of the week.

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Waterfront Team Positions

Waterfront Team positions at Gull Lake start on June 19th.

Applicants must be actively pursuing Christ in all aspects of their life, be very hard working, and understand how to run the waterfront program safely and effectively.  There are roughly 6 positions and applicants must possess one or more of the following assets:

  • NLS – pool certification (Lifeguard)
  • NLS – waterfront certification
  • Boating experience as well as a Pleasure Craft Operators Licence
  • Class 5 graduated licence or better.
  • Watersports experience (water-skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, surfing)

The more assets an applicant possesses, the more likely they will be hired to the waterfront team.

Canoeing and Fishing Leader – We are introducing a new skill group option this year that will be led by a waterfront team member. This will consist of concrete canoe training including paddling techniques, wilderness education and fishing.

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LTD Team Positions

The LTD team positions start on June 1st. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Applicants must be actively pursuing Christ in all aspects of their life.  They will assist in the overseeing of the Leadership Training and Discipleship program as well as mentoring and equipping LTDs.

The LTD team positions are the most sought after positions are the camp.  Applicants will be prayerfully selected but there are very few spots.  Make sure that if you do apply for this position that you also fill out all three of your position choices.

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Facilitator Positions

Facilitator positions are those positions that don’t necessarily fall under a certain core leader and are also not considered core team positions.  Those hired to be facilitators answer directly to the program manager.

Applicants must be actively pursuing Christ in all aspects of their life.  They must be organized, self-motivated, tech savvy, and work well with others.

Worship Leader – (June 14 – Aug 30) Oversee all aspects of worship oriented activities. Plan and direct chapel sessions. Mentor and equip members of the worship team. Lead the ukulele skill. Be ready to take on other challenges such as tuck, sound setup.

Videographer – (June 14 – Aug 30) Oversee all aspects of film and video at the camp. Put together a professional week-end camp video and create other special projects for camp promotion and marketing. Must be creative, flexible, have a strong independent work ethic and must be willing to take on other challenges.

Photographer – (June 14 – Aug 30) Oversee all aspects related to photography and the summer experience. Organize and assemble cabin photos each week. Must carry the skills to tell the Gull Lake story through social media channels by preparing daily posts. Strong and engaging communication and storytelling skills are essential to this role.

Tuck and Admin Assistant – (June 19 – Aug 30) This is a jack of all trades role that helps and assists all teams in a supportive capacity. Oversee and create a fun tuck shop experience for campers throughout the summer, assist with registration and administrative details, prepare the memorable moments snacks, and support special theme days and events.

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Nurse / First-Aid Positions

The Nurse/First-Aid position starts June 19th. Applicants must be at least 20 years of age and have completed a minimum of 2 years of nursing, completed EMT, or equivalent.

Applicants must be actively pursuing Christ in all aspects of their life, hardworking, self-motivated, have lots of initiative, and able to take direction from those in leadership.

The Nurse/First-Aider administers medicationss and first aid to staff, volunteers, and campers while overseeing all safety procedures.

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Operational Positions

Operational Positions at Gull Lake start in mid-June and go until the end of August. Applicants are required to be at least 17 years of age and any post-secondary or experience in a trade is considered an asset.

Applicants must be actively pursuing Christ in all aspect of their life, hardworking, flexible, motivated, have a lot of initiative, be willing to work on a team, and able to take directions from those in leadership. Attitude and ability are a must, we will train you.

Food Services Team – (June 12 – Aug 30) As part of the food services team, you will be working a bit more behind the scene by preparing and serving food and generally making camp a hospitable place, where campers and guest feel welcome. A servant attitude is mandatory, but you don’t have to have any skills or experience, we will train you.

Maintenance Team – (June 19 – Aug 30) Work in a team atmosphere behind the scenes to keep the camp running smoothly. Work duties include mowing, weed whipping, building projects, and other various tasks. The maintenance team also assists the program staff in practical setup.

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For Students

If you are a student in both semesters of the 2016/2017 school year and you are planning and applying for school next year, there is potentially more money available for you.  The camp has applied for federal grants designated to helping student workers.  If we are approved then there is a possibility you could see an increase in salary to help cover tuition costs.

Spring and Fall Staff

Spring Staff – We hire a few summer staff positions with an earlier start date to help us in the early camp preparations to gear up for the summer. This includes work projects such as hanging rocks on the climbing wall, moving equipment around, general camp maintenance, setting up tipis, etc. It also includes running programming for our rental groups, as well as hosting, cleaning, and assisting in the kitchen.

These positions begin May 1st and run right up until staff training. If you are interested in one of these positions, please email rebecca@gulllakecentre.ca

Fall Staff – We also have a few staff positions available in the fall where we keep summer staff on to help us return camp into retreat season order and run programming for our fall bookings. This also includes general kitchen and maintenance work. These positions run from Aug 31 – Sept 2. Please talk with us during the summer if this interests you.