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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! Whether you’re interested in a summer internship, gap year placement or joining as a core team member, get in touch.

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) to work with us 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.

 

Current Core Team Roles:

We are looking for a variety of creative, dedicated volunteers to join our team for Creation Fest 2020 to step into a number of key roles to help us create the 2020 event. Ideally, volunteers would be:
Passionate about the Gospel and the good news it brings to our lives
Willing to commute to the Creation Fest offices in Wadebridge one day each week
Comfortable to work in a digital environment with email, OneDrive, and other systems to communicate clearly

Start Dates:
February 2020

Expected time commitment:
1 day per week from February – April
2 days per week from May – June
3 days per week in July
Full time 31 July – 8 August

Volunteer Coordinator

Our volunteer coordinator assists with recruiting our 500+ volunteers, oversees reference requests, and manages team placements. They work closely with our team leaders and lead all volunteer trainings during the week of Creation Fest.

​Guest Coordinator

​​Our guest coordinator works closely with our Mission and Ministry Lead to coordinate the booking, travel, and scheduling details for over 150 guests of Creation Fest, including our bands, speakers, skaters, and any other communicators.

Youth & Children Lead

Helping us engage with & support young people that come to the festival and that live in our local area. ​Our provision for youth and children at Creation Fest includes coordinating details for 6 venues and the content for our 0-18 year olds. This individual must be passionate about resourcing under 18s and families and have a keen attention to detail and understanding of safeguarding policies.

Social Media Lead

Helping us use digital platforms to promote Creation Fest and share the good news of Jesus Christ. ​Our social media coordinator works closely with our Marketing Lead to develop key engaging strategies for our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube channels with an emphasis on celebrating the good news of the God who loves us through social media.

Systems Lead

Our systems lead will work with OneDrive, Basecamp, Brushfire, MailChimp, Xero and any other integrated systems required to execute the 2020 event and year-round charity.

Events Lead

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, Our events coordinator takes lead on the variety of events that Creation Fest invests in throughout the year. You’ll need to be high-energy, super-organised and love making things happen for this role.

Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team oversees the work of the organisation and the teams that make it up. They pastorally care for those we serve and those serving with us, and will also be involved in local ministry and leadership, including preaching, teaching and or leading worship. If you have significant experience leading Youth or Children’s ministries, overseeing large-scale Christian or outreach events or working in church leadership, this might be for you. Suitable qualifications and/or significant experience is required for these roles. Senior Leadership Team roles require a longer-term, 12 month+ commitment.

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 can 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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Want to support our year-round team?

You can give to any of our core team using the links below.