work at Amnicon

FIND YOUR ADVENTURE!

You want adventure and excitement. You want to make a difference in someone’s life. But you also want a job that will help you get ready for whatever is next in life. However, the pressure is real to get a job where you will gain resume-worthy experience. We get it – you want adventure but you need experience. The good news is you don’t have to settle; you can have both at Amnicon!

Summer OpportunitiesYear-Round Opportunities

Amnicon is looking for people who…

Are open to participating in a faith-based community with caring and compassionate words and actions.
Are trustworthy for the responsibility of facilitating safe and positive wilderness experiences.
Are willing to be Christ-like servant leaders for their groups and among the staff.
Are passionate about participating in God’s work of peace, wholeness, justice, and harmony by serving youth and adults from all walks of life.
Are ready to have their lives and the lives of their campers changed by an entirely unique experience of community, service, and wilderness.
Have a sense of adventure, and aren’t afraid to get dirty for the sake of others.

 

How to begin your adventure:

1. Apply now – Don’t worry, filling out an application doesn’t commit you to anything. It’s just a step on the journey.

2. Get in touch! Email our hiring director, Brad, at brad.damon@amnicon.org to ask any questions you have.

3. Interview – We will be in contact once we receive your application to set up a time to talk more about what a job at Amnicon could look like for you!

Summer Opportunities

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Wilderness Guide Counselor

Dates: May 31 – August 16

Pay: Starts at $250/Week (Plus FREE Room & Board!)

Qualifications

  • Present for the entirety of staff training
  • At least 19 years of age, or having completed one year of college
  • Emotionally prepared for hard work in the service of others
  • Organized and self-motivated; able to work without direct supervision or specific daily direction
  • A flexible thinker with demonstrated problem-solving ability
  • Able to work comfortably alone or with others for long periods of time
  • Able to collaborate and work constructively with others to accomplish short- and long-term objectives
  • You do NOT need to identify as Christian to work at Amnicon, however, you must be willing to engage in and lead faith-based activities with your campers and with the staff community, an intentionally Christian community focused on compassion and service
  • Able to sustain physical activity for several hours at a time (i.e. paddling, hiking, lifting, etc.)
  • Excited about working with youth and having a positive impact on their lives
  • Enthusiastic about living and working in the outdoors. (Extensive wilderness/camping experience is not required. Enthusiasm, determination, and positivity are all preferred over previous wilderness experience)

Responsibilities

  • Lead a variety of wilderness trips during the summer season, including Montreal canoeing, flat-water and white-water canoeing, and hosting groups on site
  • Lead and teach wilderness skills, including canoeing, outdoor cooking, and Leave No Trace camping techniques
  • Lead open and guided group discussions centered around Bible study, devotions, environmental education, and care for Creation
  • Take responsibility, usually with a co-guide, for the health, safety, and well-being of small groups of teenage campers and adults
  • Act as an encouraging Christ-like role model of compassion for others and care for Creation
  • Assist with various in-camp duties when not on trail

Base Team

Dates: May 31 – August 16

Pay: Starts at $250/Week (Plus FREE Room and Board!)

Qualifications

  • At least 19 years of age, or having completed one year of college
  • Emotionally prepared for hard work in the service of others
  • Organized and self-motivated; able to work without direct supervision or specific daily direction
  • A flexible thinker with demonstrated problem-solving ability
  • Able to work comfortably alone or with others for long periods of time
  • Able to collaborate and work constructively with others to accomplish short- and long-term objectives
  • You do NOT need to identify as Christian to work at Amnicon, however, you must be willing to engage in faith-based activities with the staff community, an intentionally Christian community focused on compassion and service

Responsibilities

  • Be the experts in the room about what’s happening at base camp and the status of the site
  • Be the eyes on the ground and the first responders to any problems that arise while groups are in base
  • Assist the guiding staff and their campers by being available and ready to help with anything
  • Keep the buildings and public areas looking great
  • Pack out food and equipment for wilderness trip groups
  • Participate in programmatic elements (i.e. evening campfires) as able
  • Serve as an Assistant Guide or Co-Guide (depending on experience level) for at least one wilderness trip each summer; potentially more
  • Assist the Kitchen Coordinator with food prep and serving meals
  • Assist the Maintenance Coordinator with projects on Amnicon’s property
  • Flexibly assist with other in-camp duties as needed and as time allows
  • Be ready for ANYTHING! In base life is sometimes more unpredictable than the wilderness adventures we facilitate. You never know what the day will hold!

Maintenance Coordinator

Dates: Late May – Mid August; specific start and end dates to be determined based on availability.

Pay: TBD

Qualifications

  • Responsible and self motivated; able to work without direct supervision

  • Able to sustain prolonged physical activity (i.e. lawn care, heavy lifting, operating machinery)

  • Safety-minded

  • Flexible, polite, and friendly

  • Comfortable around children and adults from a variety of backgrounds

  • Over 21 years old, with a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record

  • Previous technical maintenance or construction experience is preferred, though not required.

Responsibilities

  • Managing general safety, maintenance, and cleanliness for all of camp’s passenger vehicles

  • Perform regular safety checks on all vehicles in accordance with Camp Amnicon’s vehicle operating procedures.

  • Carry out building and grounds maintenance and repairs as needed and as directed, including but not limited to:

  • Mowing, trimming and yard work

  • Clearing trails

  • Maintaining canoes

  • Building maintenance such as painting, trim work, minor construction, etc….

  • Troubleshoot plumbing, electrical, and any other problems that may arise to the best of your ability based on previous experience or training

  • Run camp errands as assigned

  • Assist with other tasks as assigned by the Directors

Kitchen Coordinator

Dates: May 31 – August 16

Pay: TBD

Qualifications

  • Emotionally and spiritually prepared for hard work in the service of others

  • Willing to engage in the life of faith with the camp community

  • Experienced in food prep and following recipes (preferred)

  • Self-motivated and good at following directions

  • Excited to offer hospitality, welcome, and good food to campers and guests

  • Over 18 years of age, or having completed high school

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and serve meals according to schedule worked out with Associate Director of Hospitality

  • Maintain cleanliness, sanitation, and order in the kitchen and dining hall

  • Monitor food inventory, submit food orders weekly

“Before working at Amnicon I didn’t know what ‘being at peace’ meant,

but now not only have I truly experienced peace, I’ve learned the skills

to teach and guide other people to experience peace as well.

And thats pretty cool.” Nate (Wilderness Guide)

Ready for a life-changing summer?

year-round Opportunities

Service Corps

PayStaff live on site and receive room and board, along with a small monthly stipend for personal costs and access to a health-care fund. Amnicon takes care of your basic needs so that you can follow your passion for service!

Qualifications

  • Emotionally and spiritually prepared for hard work in the service of others
  • Willing to engage in the life of faith with the camp community
  • Has completed at least 1 summer on seasonal staff
  • College graduate preferred, although not required
  • Independent—the staff is small; all staff must be self-motivated and able to work and problem-solve well without direct supervision. It also takes a certain kind of independent spirit to thrive away from the bustle of town!

  • Hard-working — there is always more work than there are hours to do it in! Some days we will work long and hard, but we always try to make up for it with extra time off later.

  • Flexible — The work is constantly changing. The Service Corps can expect to do anything from basic housekeeping to planning events to supervising and training summer staff. Work hours aren’t set in stone, and will change according to the camp schedule, season, and tasks on hand. Plans and conditions can change quickly; problem-solving skills are a must!

  • Personality — Life at Amnicon is simple and rustic—for example, staff cabins don’t have running water, and it is a 30 minute drive to town. Some people thrive in the relative simplicity and isolation of the North-woods; others get lonely or bored. Some things the Amnicon community does for fun: read and discuss books together; cook and eat good food; hike, paddle, and ski Amnicon’s 600 acres; make crafts; play music; play games; enjoy quiet time. What will you add?

Responsibilities

Amnicon’s Service Corps is the best way to find out what it’s like to be an Amnicon Director, and it is the perfect first step towards high-level leadership positions in Camping, Ministry, and/or Non-Profit Management. You will live and work onsite alongside the Associate Directors and other Service Corps members to accomplish tasks vital to Amnicon’s operations. The day to day work at Amnicon is diverse. Service Corps tasks may include anything and everything from housekeeping, grounds management, and retreat hosting, to high-level administrative functions of a small non-profit like marketing, program development, and designing operational procedures. Responsibilities will be split up amongst the Service Corps and Directors according to skills and interests. Amnicon Service Corps members specialize in one of four different areas: Maintenance, Hospitality, Program, and Marketing/Administration.