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Spring Seasonal Retreat Guide


Seasonal Retreat Guide
Glorieta, NM

We are looking for people who are passionate about our mission, share our beliefs and values, have a strong work ethic, and possess a desire to live and work in a close community to serve in the much-needed role of Retreat Guide. We are passionate about our mission statement and are looking for like-minded people who are willing to serve alongside us. Please thoughtfully consider each part of our mission statement, job description, and description of our ministry and community before applying.

Retreat Manager

To inspire Christ-like change through Outdoor Adventure, Authentic Relationships, and Biblical Truth.

The makeup of our community determines a large part of what it is like to live and work here. We have approximately 120 people who live on-site year round, comprised of: full-time staff/families and seasonal summer staff. Glorieta is a beautiful place with many natural resources but calls for somewhat remote living.

Retreat Guide is a seasonal position designed to serve all of the varying needs of guests that attend through Schools, Events, and Retreats of all types.

Contributing and participating in the greater Glorieta community
Prepping/Setting up for Retreat guests
Learning and then facilitating camp activities
Leading group development exercises for guests
Hosting retreat and school groups
Assuring quality control
Meal prepping
Meal cleaning
Running retail locations
Leading cleaning days
Leading meal preps & cleans
Following up with guests through thank you cards, phone calls, surveys, etc
Helping with friends and family stays at camp
Managing storage areas and organize various physical assets of camp
Helping with various projects that improve guest experience
Assisting in development and implementation of systems that improve efficiency
Assisting Booking Coordinator with guest groups and communicating with them
Recruiting & retaining summer staff through communication, trips, etc.
Writing logistics sheets for Retreats
Helping market Retreats through phone calls, emails, and trips
Assisting with projects around camp. These tasks may include minor building, painting, and cleaning and helping summer programs develop curriculum and experiences
Learning Salesforce
Inspecting activities
Assisting with inventory and light maintenance of activities
Assisting with improving guest spaces (including, but not limited to, painting, general maintenance, organization, decorating, etc.)
Contributing to creative innovation discussions on improving camp and follow through with assisting in its execution

Term 1: August 5th - November 15th, 2019 (14 weeks)
Term 2: February 17th, 2020 - May 31st, 2020 (14 weeks)
Summer: Retreat Guides have the option to apply for summer staff positions
Term 3: August 3rd. 2020 - November 13th, 2020 (14 weeks)
Guides can apply to serve for any two consecutive terms

A vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ
Willing to learn new skills on a daily basis
Outstanding customer service skills
Positive attitude
Service mindset
Excellent problem solving skills
Excellent work ethic
Ability to create energy in a group setting
Strong communication through phone, email, and face to face with guests of all ages and backgrounds
Strong sense of community and ability to get along with many staff within a small community

Glorieta Camps operates year- round. We have guests on the premises almost every day of the year. Serving guests is Glorieta’s first priority. Therefore, ALL staff must participate in guest service in some capacity. Tasks may include cooking, cleaning, facilitating group activities, running retail locations, general maintenance of camp property, and work projects as needed. There are often groups here on weekends, and all staff members will be required to work certain weekends as needed

Ability to walk for long distances across varying terrain
Ability to work long hours for long stretches of days
The lifting of heavy objects
Bending, squatting, twisting, pushing, driving
Standing for several hours

$200 weekly compensation (before tax)
$25 monthly cell phone stipend
Retreat Guides will live on campus with housing provided
Meals are provided when serving camp guests or traveling for recruiting or marketing purposes

This job description is not a complete description of the tasks a candidate will be asked to perform. It is also subject to change at any point in time.

Time:  Full-Time Seasonal
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Guest Services



Updated: 2/21/2020 3:04:41 PM

Job Contact:
Kyle Swetlishnoff

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Why work at Glorieta Camps:

We are looking for people who believe wholeheartedly in our mission of inspiring Christ-like change through outdoor adventure, authentic relationships and Biblical truth.

11 State Road 50
    Glorieta, NM 87535


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