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JOIN OUR SUMMER EVENT STAFF

This isn’t your typical seasonal job. CIY Summer Event Staff is an experience that includes traveling the country, serving the local church, and watching thousands of students meet Jesus for the first time. We’re looking for people who want to use their gifts and abilities to be part of something bigger than just a summer job. We’re looking for Kingdom Workers who want to serve the Church and, along the way, create lasting memories and friendships during the experience of a lifetime.

This isn’t your typical seasonal job. CIY Summer Event Staff is an experience that includes traveling the country, serving the local church, and watching thousands of students meet Jesus for the first time. We’re looking for people who want to use their gifts and abilities to be part of something bigger than just a summer job. We’re looking for Kingdom Workers who want to serve the Church and, along the way, create lasting memories and friendships during the experience of a lifetime.


JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Emcee/Auditorium Manager (MOVE)

The Emcee/Auditorium Manager is an on and off stage role that leads stage games, creates a fun and energetic space for students, and assists backstage with session elements.

The Emcee/Auditorium Manager is an on and off stage role that leads stage games, creates a fun and energetic space for students, and assists backstage with session elements.

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Hospitality Coordinator (MOVE & MIX)

The Hospitality Coordinator is best suited for a "people-person." This role focuses on customer service to assist youth ministers, students, and staff with hospitality needs at events.

The Hospitality Coordinator is best suited for a "people-person." This role focuses on customer service to assist youth ministers, students, and staff with hospitality needs at events.

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Housing Specialist (MOVE & MIX)

The Housing Specialist will be responsible for housing all event attendees, working closely with the onsite CIY staff, and having an integral role in the check-in process.

The Housing Specialist will be responsible for housing all event attendees, working closely with the onsite CIY staff, and having an integral role in the check-in process.

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Outer Realm Manager (MIX)

The Outer Realm Manager will administer all recreational activities at MIX. This person will be responsible for setting up all props, staging, and equipment that goes along with each Outer Realm game.

The Outer Realm Manager will administer all recreational activities at MIX. This person will be responsible for setting up all props, staging, and equipment that goes along with each Outer Realm game.

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Recreation Manager (MOVE)

The Recreation Manager's primary role is to facilitate games, tournaments, and activities for large groups of students and adults.

The Recreation Manager's primary role is to facilitate games, tournaments, and activities for large groups of students and adults.

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Stage Manager (MOVE & MIX)

The Stage Manager is responsible for managing the flow on and off stage and will work closely with all on-stage talent. They are also a large part of the stage setup and teardown of each event.

The Stage Manager is responsible for managing the flow on and off stage and will work closely with all on-stage talent. They are also a large part of the stage setup and teardown of each event.

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Store Manager (MOVE & MIX)

The Store Manager will oversee the setup, operation, and teardown of the on-site store at their events. They will need to be able to manage inventory, train volunteers, and be comfortable (and competent) with the financial side of retail.

The Store Manager will oversee the setup, operation, and teardown of the on-site store at their events. They will need to be able to manage inventory, train volunteers, and be comfortable (and competent) with the financial side of retail.

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MIX Band (MIX)

Each MIX band is comprised of 5 different roles: drummer, bass player, electric guitarist, and two vocalists. The band members are not only musicians but also play an active role in the overall success of an event on and off stage.

Each MIX band is comprised of 5 different roles: drummer, bass player, electric guitarist, and two vocalists. The band members are not only musicians but also play an active role in the overall success of an event on and off stage.

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What To Expect

Applications for Summer 2024 will open in October 2023. Applicants will have until mid-November to complete their application and submit their supplemental materials (videos, essay questions, etc.) to be considered for an interview. Interviews will take place near the end of November, with hires expected to be made mid-December.

If there are still positions that need to be filled, a second round of applications will open beginning in January 2024.

Supplemental information is required after the online application is complete:

  • For more information on the Event Staff application process click here.
  • For more information on the MIX Band application process click here.

Before we send our Summer Event Staff on the road, we spend two weeks getting to know them, introducing them to CIY culture, and training each of them in their specific roles.

Training begins at the end of May at the CIY headquarters in Joplin, MO. During training weeks, Event Staff will be housed next door at Ozark Christian College in gender-specific dorms. They will be provided transportation to and from the office each day for training sessions.

In the off-hours of training, Event Staff are invited to be part of fun Training Week activities such as cereal bar, wiffle ball, Pork N Pickle, and evening worship. These serve as opportunities for teams to connect with each other before heading out on the road for the summer.

Click here to view a sample training schedule.

For both summer programs (MOVE & MIX), teams work very similarly. Once all Event Staff are hired, they are assigned to a TEAM led by a returning Event Staff known as a Team Lead. Once teams are assigned, that group of staff will travel together all summer.

The Team Lead will hold one of the roles on the team and will also be responsible for managing the team’s travel plans and schedule. They will also act as a resource for first-time staff members.

MOVE teams are made up of 6 people filling the roles of Emcee, Recreation Manager, Stage Manager, Hospitality Specialist, Housing Coordinator, and Store Manager. Each of the 7 MOVE teams will be provided with a van to transport them to and from each event.

MIX teams are made up of 11 people filling the roles of Vocalist (2), Electric Guitarist, Drummer, Bassist, Stage Manager, Outer Realm Manager, Recreation Manager, Hospitality Specialist, Housing Coordinator, and Store Manager. Each of the 5 teams will be provided with two vans and an equipment trailer to transport them to and from each event.

Each team will also be assigned a TOUR. Tours typically consist of anywhere between 6-9 events that teams will travel to over the course of 11 weeks. In between events, teams will return to the CIY headquarters where they will have an office week doing “light work” for a few hours and then are given an opportunity to rest, decompress, explore, etc.

Click here to view a sample tour schedule.

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QUESTIONS?

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Does CIY pay for me to get to and from Joplin, MO for training weeks?

No. Applicants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Joplin, MO for training weeks. We will arrange pickup and drop-off at several airports in the region if an applicant chooses to fly instead of driving to training.

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