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If you are considering the next stage in your faith journey, have a heart for Christian mission in a festival context and would you like to live and serve in beautiful Wadebridge, Cornwall, you’ve come to the right place! We’re recruiting now for summer internships, Christian gap year placements and core team members.

What’s it like?

Busy, fun, joy-filled, crazy…. as Lucas says in this video, no two days on core team are ever the same.

If you’re wondering what a summer internshipChristian gap year or longer-term placement with Creation Fest might look like, join Emma and Sarah as they give you a tour of the office and meet some of the team.

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What can I expect?

To work with a great team of missional volunteers that love Jesus, love people and love to celebrate the good news of a God who loves us! A fast-paced working environment that is crazy, joy-filled and never boring. Sun (sometimes!), sea and surf – a great place to live in beautiful Cornwall. The experience of being part of the core team at one of the UK’s fastest-growing, most exciting outreach-focussed Christian festivals, bringing some the world’s biggest Christian bands and brightest minds to the South West. To work hard, play hard and pray hard. To survive on less sleep than you’ve ever thought possible for one beautiful week in August and keep smiling anyway!  

How long do I get to stay?

That depends entirely on you! We usually recruit for summer interns (3-4 months) from May/June onwards. If you want to come and serve with Creation Fest as part of your gap year, or make a longer-term committment to us, we accept applications for core team members on a rolling basis.

What roles are there?

Life as part of the Creation Fest core team is full and varied. Whether you come for the summer or are staying for longer, we work as a team and everyone is expected to do a little bit of everything (especially when it comes to the summer festival). You don’t HAVE to be a specialist in anything, but we do have specific areas of work that we are particularly interested in finding help with:

Partnerships & Fundraising

Helping us develop great connections with churches, Christian organisations and funders. We’re proud to be the only large-scale outreach-focussed Christian festival in the UK that is free to attend, but just because the festival is free, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t cost. If you’re great at grant writing, building relationships with churches and individual donors, are passionate about releasing kingdom resources and repping Creation Fest wherever you go, let’s chat!

Youth & Children

Helping us engage with & support young people that come to the festival and that live in our local area. Love kids? From our growing Kids and Youth areas at the festival, through our schools work, monthly Glow gatherings and year-round ministry to the teens that call our office home, if you love chatting to young people about life, faith, drugs, sex and rock ‘n’ roll (and everything in between), tell us all about it! 

Media & Marketing

Helping us use print and digital platforms to promote Creation Fest and share the good news of Jesus Christ. Whether your passion is social media, graphic design, writing, taking photos or shooting film, if you’re passionate about using your talents to tell the greatest story of all time, we’d love to speak to you!

Administration & Systems

Helping run our office administration and the systems that underpin everything that we do. Gift of administration anyone? Come right this way, YOU are just the person we’ve been praying for! IT or systems legend? Yes please! 

Events

Helping us create great events that communicate the good news of Jesus Christ in a fun, friendly, vibrant setting. From the actual festival itself, through monthly teen gatherings, flagship county events, worship tours and more, there’s always a need for high-energy, super-organised people who love just making things happen. Late nights, hard work and ALL the fun of the fair awaits on this team…

Senior Leadership Team

Our Ministry and Mission Leads lead our teams, preach, teach and pastorally care for those we serve and those serving with us. If you have siginificant experience leading Youth or Children’s ministries, overseeing large-scale outreach events or in church leadership, this might be for you. Suitable qualifications and/or significant experience is required for these roles. Ministry and Mission lead roles require a longer-term, 12 month+ committment.  

What’s in it for me?

Apart from treasures in heaven, you mean?? As a missional organisation, all of our core team are missionaries, raising their own personal support and volunteering for Creation Fest (meaning that there are no salaries attached to any of these roles). We do provide accommodation, reasonable travel expenses (including visa costs if relevant) and help with raising personal support. And of course lots of fun, every opportunity to stretch your wings, try new things and take responsibility, and a CV at the end of it that looks amazing. 

These opportunities are open to both UK residents and international applicants (subject to visa requirements).

I’m interested, what next?

Download and read the role descriptions below, and if you’re still interested, submit an expression of interest. We’ll take a look at your information and be in touch with the next steps as soon as we can.  

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