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Guest Communicator – Convo Cafe/Impact

Company Mission

Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that welcomes everyone to an experience for a lifetime. Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau, we specialize in summer camp, school trips, group retreats and leadership development for all ages. We exist to inspire youth to shape their world

Job Description

Convo Cafe and Impact are a special part of each night at Muskoka Woods for our Junior High (11 – 12 year old), Senior High (13 – 14 year old) and CREW (15 – 16 year old) guests. During this time, staff and guests share topics including Christian values, character and personal beliefs. These sessions create a safe space for listening, laughing and learning about values and morals through Bible stories and other creative ways. We encourage young people to think in new ways. Whatever the occasion, our conversations are age-appropriate and respectful of all religions and beliefs. The Convo Cafe/Impact Guest Communicator’s primary responsibility will be to deliver content at daily Conversation Cafe (Exploring Life and Diving Deeper) sessions as well as speak at Impact once throughout the summer (large group multi-media experience). Guest Communicators are also required to assist in Super Saturday and drive for hospital runs and are assigned 6 to 8 One 2 One’s.

Leadership staff are regularly assigned to the Shutdown schedule and the Dining Room Maitre'd schedule.
Leadership staff also contribute to the overall ministry to staff and are required to lead a staff small group and conduct One 2 One's.
All leadership staff contribute to alternate duties on guest arrival and departure days as well as the weekend stayover program.

Staff are required to attend all meetings as outlined during staff training including Cadence and Small Group.

Staff are required to abide by all COVID-19 standard operating procedures including enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols within their department, in assigned areas outside of their department, and in all community living/gathering spaces.

Skills and Attributes Required

Muskoka Woods is looking for staff whose personal values match the MW Core Values which includes having a passion for working with children and youth.

Guest Communicators must have excellent verbal communication skills, and be able to effectively speak in front of large groups. Experience with children ages 11 to 16 is required. Experience speaking/teaching in front of both Christian and non Christian settings is preferred.

*Please note: Applicants must send a 2-3 minute video of them presenting our curriculum. Content will be sent at the same time as an offer for interview.

Salary Range

$185 - $215 per week plus room and board

Contract Dates

June 6th - September 3rd, 2021

Essential Functions

  • Be able to assist guests and staff in an emergency
  • Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of guests and/or staff
  • Have the ability to accompany guests across camp
  • Ability to participate in and lead small and large group activities throughout the day
  • Have the ability to communicate well in person and on the phone.

Additional Notes

** Please note: All staff are required to uphold the Muskoka Woods Vision and Mission, Core Values and Aspirations, as well as all policy and procedures as outlined during our Staff Development Week held at the beginning of your contract.

** Please note: All Counsellors stay in a cabin with our guests. All other staff stay in shared staff accommodation.

Apply now via Muskoka Woods' online application process. You'll need to create an account (or use a previously created one) and apply online.