2015 Summer Staff

Are you ready for possibly one of the toughest, but most rewarding summers of your life? Serving on staff of a Student Life team will not only place you in an amazing position to serve the local church all summer, but you will see what it is like to live, eat and travel with at least 22 other college-aged students with the same heartbeat as yours. Student Life stands for Helping People Know Christ Through His Word, and you can be the hands and feet that puts this vision to action.

Go ahead and spend some time on this site. Check out the different positions that Student Life has to offer on the Job Description page, and see which one best fits you. Applications are available from October 1st through January 31st.

Interested in bringing the Gospel to thousands of teenagers this summer? We would love to talk to you!

Apply now to join our awesome team of summer staffers.

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Interviews are held in person and on Skype.

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Be sure to let your references know to be on the look out for an email from Student Life.

Click a job below to see information about it.

Store Coordinator

Serve churches by managing merchandise (apparel, accessories, CDs, etc.), tracking inventory and overseeing Student Life Store operations

Responsibilities

  • Manage Student Life Store by setting up, tearing down, restocking and staffing each week
  • Inventory products and submit weekly reports
  • Lead the Student Staffers helping with the Store
  • Manage payments and deposits
  • Receive and distribute gift certificates to campers
  • Manage Communicator and Worship Leader products and sales
  • Help prepare T-shirts and Camp magazines for large churches before Camp starts
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Delegation
  • Organization
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Basic math
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity with a retail environment
  • Comfortable learning a point-of-sale system
     

 

Hospitality Coordinator

Serve churches and ministry partners by arranging group meeting spaces and creating welcoming environments for all Camp guests

 

Responsibilities

  • Assign meeting spaces for Family Groups
  • Prepare packets for Family Group Leaders
  • Assist Family Group Leaders with any needs
  • Prepare room for Family Group Leadership Meeting
  • Prepare rooms for Check-In and Student Pastor Gathering/Children's Minister Meeting
  • Coordinate “Hosts” for new churches
  • Host Communicators and Worship Leaders
  • Manage backstage Green Room for Communicators and Worship Leaders
  • Host the Student Staffers
  • Organize occasional extra staff meals
  • Print camper emails daily
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Problem solving
  • Hospitality and creating a welcoming atmosphere
  • Enjoys decorating and arranging rooms
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Organization
  • Data entry
     

 

Housing Coordinator

Serve churches logistically by making room assignments for each group

Responsibilities

  • Assign rooms for all Camp guests
  • Communicate housing assignments with Student Pastors/Children's Ministers and make requested changes
  • Prepare Check-In packets and nametags
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Organization
  • Problem solving
  • Puzzle solving/basic math
  • Clear written (email) and interpersonal communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Data entry
     

 

Recreation Leader

Serve churches by facilitating daily Recreation games and devotions while building relationships with students in his/her squad

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and run daily Recreation time of large group games
  • Build relationships with students while providing a Christ-like example
  • Manage/mentor assigned Student Staffers
  • Report accidents, problems and improvements to Recreation Director
  • Set up and break down Recreation field for each Recreation session
  • Lead cheer and hype squad during morning Celebration
  • Lead a squad devotion each day
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Enjoys relational ministry
  • Public speaking
  • Enthusiasm/Energy
  • Delegation
  • Problem solving
  • Enjoys outdoor activity
Recreation Director

Serve churches by managing daily Recreation games while leading and equipping the Recreation staff (at least one year of Student Life experience preferred)

Responsibilities

  • Serve on the Camp Leadership Team
  • Lead and build unity among the Recreation Leaders
  • Manage daily Recreation activities
  • Equip Recreation Leaders with knowledge of games/activities
  • Instruct/mentor the Student Staffers during Recreation
  • Ensure the safety of campers, leaders and staff during Recreation
  • Act as the Student Life contact for campuses during Recreation
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Delegation
  • Problem solving
  • Multi-tasking
  • Enthusiasm/Energy
Mission Site Coordinator

Serve churches by equipping them with necessary tools, information and support as they serve the community

Responsibilities

  • Guide Student Pastors through issues that arise on site (including materials, lunches, site contacts, etc.)
  • Maintain close contact with assigned Student Pastors and site contacts both in person and via phone or email
  • Report accidents, improvements and necessary changes at sites to the Mission Director
  • Work alongside students at Mission sites (as time allows)
  • Complete assigned paperwork regarding feedback on sites
  • Oversee daily lunch plan for Mission churches
  • Maintain a spiritual focus on service with students
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Problem solving
  • Interpersonal and phone communication
  • Administration
  • Public speaking
Mission Director
Serve churches by organizing Mission details, preparing Student Pastors and Mission staff with project/site info and troubleshooting challenges during the week (at least one year of Student Life experience preferred)
 
Responsibilities
  • Serve on the Camp Leadership Team
  • Lead and build unity among the Mission staff
  • Communicate final reminders with Mission churches and answer questions prior to their arrival at Camp
  • Visit Mission sites with Site Coordinators (as time allows)
  • Prepare Site Coordinator packets and other paperwork needed for Mission churches
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems with Mission Project Specialists and Site Coordinators when issues arise for churches or sites
  • Conduct ongoing project evaluations and report regularly to the Mission Project Specialists
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests
Preferred Skills
  • Leadership
  • Administration
  • Phone, email and interpersonal communication
  • Public speaking
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail

 

Lighting Director

Serve churches by creating and executing the lighting scheme during worship services and ensuring the stage is well lit 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain all lighting equipment (conventional instruments, moving fixtures, Hog 4 controller, etc.)
  • Program on Hog 4 software/console
  • Set-up/tear-down
  • Implement Production staff’s lighting design
  • Be available to teach interested students about lighting
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Clear communication
  • Visual creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Delegation
  • Experience lighting a live/concert environment
Video Director

Serve churches by overseeing visual aspects during worship services, including live cameras, projectors, videos and lyrics

Responsibilities

  • Maintain all video equipment (HD cameras, four-channel switcher, large-venue projectors, etc.)
  • Set-up/tear-down
  • Call a multiple-camera live shoot
  • Run ProPresenter
  • Capture video/photo footage during each week of Camp
  • Instruct the Student Staffers on operating cameras
  • Be available to teach interested students about video directing
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Clear verbal communication
  • Calm under pressure
  • Visual creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Delegation
  • Experience directing video during a live/concert environment
Audio Engineer

Serve churches by amplifying all sounds occurring on stage to help create the worship environment

Responsibilities

  • Mix monitors and front of house
  • Maintain all sound equipment (line-arrays, subs, microphones, backline, digital console, etc.)
  • Set-up/tear-down
  • Accommodate the audio needs of Communicators and Worship Leaders
  • Run various cues through sound effects software
  • Implement Production staff’s sound design
  • Be available to teach interested students about sound
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Clear verbal communication
  • Calm under pressure
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Delegation
  • Experience running audio during a live/concert environment
Production Assistant

Serve churches by managing the stage area and being available to help with any other production needs

Responsibilities

  • Manage backstage area as well as on-stage transitions
  • Assist the technical team with daily responsibilities
  • Grow in knowledge of all aspects of live production (audio, lighting and video)
  • Lead the Student Staffers assisting backstage
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Clear verbal communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Interest in developing production skills
AT2AP Actor/Actress

Serve churches by performing dramas, spoken words and comedic sketches that engage students while pointing them to Biblical truths

Responsibilities

  • Memorize all scripts to be performed
  • Perform assigned roles in Celebration, Worship and Late Nite
  • Build relationships with students and adults throughout the week
  • Assist with load-in and load-out with a concentration on the set and props
  • Be involved around campus at meals and Recreation/Missions
  • Lead an Acting Workshop and other assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Performance experience
  • Enjoys relational ministry
  • Teamwork
  • Clear verbal communication
  • Calm under pressure
SL4K Band Member (Student Life for Kids Camp)

Serve churches by leading worship through music at Student Life For Kids Camp

Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with kids and adults throughout the week
  • Lead worship through music in all morning Celebration and evening Worship services
  • Proficient musicality with instruments
  • Participate in daily meetings with Program Director and Communicator about Worship services
  • Assist with load-in and load-out with a concentration on band/technical equipment
  • Attend rehearsals
  • Play with a click track
  • Upkeep/maintain instruments and equipment
  • Be involved around campus at meals and Recreation
  • Lead assigned Free Time Options for students weekly
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests

Preferred Skills

  • Reading chord charts (guitarists)
  • Comfortable performing for large crowds
  • Musical creativity
  • Teamwork
  • 1 year of worship band involvement
Program Director
Serve churches by creating a positive, distraction-free worship environment through leading the Production staff, managing the worship room and working with Communicators and Worship Leaders (at least one year of Student Life experience preferred)
 
Responsibilities
  • Serve on the Camp Leadership Team
  • Lead and build unity among the Production staff
  • Responsible for everything that goes on in the worship room
  • Coordinate the different elements that make up Celebration, Worship and Late Nite
  • Lead load-in and load-out at each Camp location
  • Lead daily planning meetings with Communicator and Worship Leader
  • Take every opportunity to serve your team and all Camp guests
 
Preferred Skills
  • Leadership
  • Clear verbal communication
  • Calm under pressure
  • Delegation
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving

 

Birmingham Home Office Coordinator

Serve churches by assisting with behind-the-scenes Camp logistics/details

Responsibilities

  • Serve Camp customers by promptly answering phones and emails
  • Communicate with Student Pastors and Children's Ministers in preparation for Camp
  • Compile and enter housing and family group information into a database
  • Organize required paperwork
  • Remind churches about approaching deadlines
  • Take payments and manage Camp balances
  • Assist with condo/hotel arrangements for Student Life Beach Camps

Preferred Skills

  • Administration
  • Organization
  • Phone and email communication
  • Comfortable using a Mac computer
  • Customer service
  • Data entry
Birmingham Home Office Inventory Specialist

Serve churches by managing office warehouse inventory of T-shirts, magazines, etc. and fulfilling store orders and team shipments

Responsibilities

  • Prep event teams by packing inventory, office supplies and store display items
  • Organize and ship inventory reloads as needed
  • Work with freight companies to schedule/fulfill pallet shipments
  • Manage warehouse organization of all inventory
  • Check warehouse inventory against database records
  • Produce reports as needed for inventory control
  • Assist in all web order fulfillment
  • Work with Merchandise Specialist to keep web store updated with available products
  • Be trained to drive forklift for moving/organizing warehouse inventory
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs

Preferred Skills

  • Administration
  • Organization
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Customer service

Application & Placement:

APPLICATIONS FOR 2015 ARE CLOSED

Applications closed as of January 31. Thank you for your interest.

Interviews:

To schedule your interview, please choose your preferred location on step 3 on your application. Once your application is processed, Haley Hunter will contact you with your assigned interview location and time.

Returnees:

**If you are returning to work for Student Life for a 3rd summer or more, please email haley@studentlife.com for a separate application.

Q: How does the summer staff get from location to location during the summer?
A: Each team travels together in Student Life vehicles. Team members 21 years of age and above are eligible to drive.

Q: Can I bring my own vehicle if I want to?
A: Please do not bring your car to travel with during the summer. If you choose to do this, you will not be reimbursed for gas/mileage. There will be an assigned place if you would like to keep your car at the Student Life office during the summer while you are gone.

Q: What if I am graduating from college after training week starts?
A: Arrangements need to be made ahead of time. We will make sure you are able to attend your graduation, however please note your graduation date on your application.

Q: How much do Student Life summer employees make?
A: Salaries range between $1,400 and $3,200 for the summer, depending on the position.

Q: What if I need to leave for an event (wedding, emergency, etc.)?
A: Every effort should be made to avoid any absence during the summer.

If an emergency occurs, you will be able to leave to be with your family. Concerning weddings, a lot depends on the summer schedule. It may be that a wedding you are in is scheduled on an off weekend for your team. This will be a decision that is made between you and your Event Director. All these arrangements need to be clearly communicated ahead of time during your interview and on your application as they may affect which team you are placed on.

Q: How do I schedule arriving and departing for the summer?
A: Student Life will reimburse for travel expenses up to $250 for flights or $100 for mileage/gas. When teams are assigned, you can make arrangements based upon your assigned arrival date. If you need to leave before your assignment is completed, it must be noted on your application and may affect your pay.

Q: Can my friends and family come visit me during the summer?
A: Guests are welcome! If a guest wants to visit and stay overnight in a local hotel or on campus when available, they are encouraged to visit towards the end of the week. When staying on campus, fees for overnight stays will apply. The schedule is extremely busy early in the week and guests naturally distract staff members being visited. Please do not have guests on the 1st day of camp. Guests do not need to stay more than 2 nights/3 days.

Q: What are the rooming arrangements for the summer? Where do we stay?
A: You will stay on the campus/conference center/hotel nearby. Since all teams travel, this means a lot of dorm rooms/conference center rooms. You, as a staff member, are responsible for bringing appropriate bedding for the summer to make sure you are comfortable. You will be informed of these details prior to arrival. When possible, staff will stay in the best facility available on location.

Q: What if I am required to come in early for Tech/Drama Rehearsals, where will I live?
A: If you are coming to Birmingham for rehearsals, housing will be taken care of if needed. You will either be housed in homes around the area or in a local hotel.

Q: What do we do when we have a day off?
A: Generally, this is considered a day of rest. Most people will be tired and need to catch up on sleep. Usually, the Event Director and Event Coordinator will come up with options for the team. Ex.- day at the beach, amusement park, baseball game, nice dinner (all depending on where you are when your break occurs).

Q: What expenses will I have during the summer?
A: While on a campus, you do not have to pay for food in most circumstances. You will need money for laundry, Wal-Mart runs, supplemental money for when your team goes out for a nice meal, and any other spending you intend to do (trips to the mall, movies, etc). The summer provides a great opportunity for you to save money because expenses are few.

Q: Can I pick the locations at which I would like to serve?
A: Each team has a very specific schedule, so choosing locations is not an option.

Q: When will I find out about a job?
A: We will begin notifying people around the first of March. Teams are announced April 1.

In almost 20 years of ministry, Student Life has constantly experienced God's faithfulness and blessing. It's humbling to hear about the Gospel of Jesus Christ transforming youth at our events. We pray God continues to use Student Life in growing His Kingdom.

  • 1993

    Student Life Camp hosts its first event with 400 teenagers from six churches. The leaders include Mark Matlock and singing group Say So, now known as Point of Grace.

  • 1994

    Student Life Camp grows to four camps and establishes Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, GAas its primary location for the early years.

  • 1997

    Student Life Student Conference launches in 10 cities. Thousands of teenagers gather for biblical teaching and worship.

    Student Life also launches Refuge, a free worship gathering where national speakers and worship leaders pour back into youth ministers.

  • 2000

    Student Life For Kids begins ministering to children in 3rd-6th grade.

  • 2001

    Student Life Mission Camp offers community ministry experiences in Tennessee and Louisiana.

  • 2003

    Student Life @ The Beach places our trademark camp programming in a beautiful setting with great success.

  • 2004

    Student Life Bible Study offers youth pastors a Bible-based curriculum that follows a strategic six-year plan.

  • 2005

    Student Life Missions becomes Servant Life, which takes people on international mission trips to work with our ministry partners in Ukraine, Peru, South Africa and Ecuador.

  • 2007

    Student Life Resources begins to develop Bible studies and videos, providing resources to help youth ministers and leaders.

  • 2009

    Student Life Camps host a total of 64,075 people at their summer events.

  • 2011

    Student Life launches MORF magazine, a free publication to encourage youth ministers, youth workers and parents in their spiritual formation work with teens.

    The 15,000th Compassion child is sponsored at a Student Life event due to our targeted focus on helping teenagers impact the nations with the Gospel.

  • 2012

    Student Life introduces Urban Serve mission camps, which carry the Great Commission into the heart of a city, with a week at Georgia Tech in the heart of Atlanta.

    Student Life joins the LifeWay family of ministries. While a new chapter in the Student Life story, the focus as always remains serving the church by Helping People Know Christ Through His Word.

  • 2013

    Student Life Conference returns to sevencities after a four-year hiatus with J.D. Greear, Jeremy Kingsley and Ed Newton proclaiming God's Word while Aaron Keyes and Unhindered lead students in praise.

    Student Life celebrates 20 years of ministry by hosting their one millionth person at an event over the summer.

Contact us if you need any help with the application process

Email: haley@studentlife.com

Call: 205-909-0137