Full-Time (Permanent) Staff Positions:
Updated October 18, 2012
There are no openings for full-time, permanent staff at this time.
Permanent Staff Positions are handled by Wheaton College Human Resources.
School Year/Seasonal Employment
Current available positions:
Updated October 18, 2012
What and When: There are eight position openings at HoneyRock for the 2012-2013 school year. These are paid positions that begin any time on or after September 10, 2012 and end by early May 2013 (see dates below). People in these roles may apply for summer 2013 positions, as well. People in these roles (except the Marketing Assistant) are required to live at HoneyRock.
Who: These positions are intended for those who have graduated from college. These individuals will be part of the small, intimate school year community of HoneyRock (except the Marketing Assistant, who will be part of the HoneyRock Wheaton on-campus office). There are several months in the fall when there are only a handful of people on site, so you must be "self-entertaining" in the evenings and on weekends. From November until summer there are 10-20 graduate students who join the community and serve the retreat ministry all winter. A willingness to be flexible in roles and responsibilities is also necessary. A desire to serve others and engage in the small ministering community of HoneyRock is essential.
(3) Project Specialist (September 10, 2012–March 1, 2013): This position will work with the Site and Facilities staff to construct the new chapel, perform facility maintenance, assist with grounds care, and work wherever else as needed. Familiarity or skill with construction and operational equipment is preferred, and applicants must be qualified to drive vehicles under Wheaton College driving regulations. If you have any questions about these roles, contact Don Kerns, Bill Long, or Scott Eppler. These positions have been filled.
(1) Housekeeping/Beehive Specialist (November 26, 2012–May 10, 2013): Approximately 50% of this position involves coordinating housekeeping and fulfilling housekeeping needs. The remaining time will be involved in running the Beehive (camp store), working in the kitchen, assisting Site & Facilities, and fulfilling other projects, as needed. If you have any questions about this role, contact Dell Ledbetter. This position has been filled.
(2) Kitchen Assistant (November 26, 2012–March 15, 2013): This position works side-by-side with HoneyRock cooks to deliver hot, fresh, and desirable food. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, food preparation, cooking, baking, and cleaning. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs, and follow directions well. Experience in food service is desired, but not mandatory. Must be at least 18 years old. If you have any questions about this role, contact Dell Ledbetter. This position may be extended until May 1, 2013. We currently have one position open.
(1) Ranch and Grounds Assistant (November 26, 2012 – March 15, 2013): Responsibilities will include assisting in the daily care of 20 horses, barn chores, leading trail rides, and assisting with sleigh rides. The majority of the time will be spent outside, and previous riding experience is preferred, but not required. When not assisting with the barn program, this person will help with site and facility care including snow removal, winter activity area maintenance, and other general duties as well. If you have any questions about this role, contact Scott Eppler. We currently have one position open.
(8 - 10) Graduate Apprentice: (November 2012 - August 2013): This is a nine-month paid assistantship focused on real ministry leadership, hands on training, and personal & spiritual development. Learn more about the GA program.
(1) Marketing Assistant (September - May 3, 2013): Responsibilities will include assisting the Wheaton College on-campus HoneyRock office team in producing marketing materials during the school year. These materials include, but are not limited to, producing table tents, posters, flyers, and other marketing materials as needed. This position requires a person who will reside in the Wheaton area. Current undergraduates are welcome to apply. If you have any questions about this role, contact Craig Miller.
HoneyRock Graduate Coordinator: This position provides excellent preparation for ministry and a complement to the graduate student’s coursework. Under the direction of the HoneyRock Program Managers, GCs are part‐time graduate students (20 ‐ 25 hours per week during the school year) who are responsible for coordinating a program area of HoneyRock. These individuals must carry a course load of 8 graduate school credits each semester at the Wheaton College Graduate School with courses in the Outdoor and Adventure Leadership concentration. Learn more about the HR Graduate Coordinator postions. Contact Dave Sperry
Application Process for School Year/Seasonal Employment:
If you have not applied to HoneyRock before:
- Contact the person in charge of the position to receive an application.
- Download the required reference form and send a copy to three (3) different references. Your references must then mail the forms to HoneyRock.
- Answer the additional questions below and email them to Becki Henderson.
If we have a HoneyRock application on file, you only need to answer the following questions and email them to Becki Henderson.
- Name, age, college degree and school, the role to which you are applying, experiences/program involvement at HoneyRock and/or another camp.
- Why are you interested in this position?
- What goals/hopes would you have in this role?
- How will this role help develop you personally and professionally?
- What areas of the position description do you feel competent in and what areas are in need of development?
- How does this role make sense in your progressive development (personally/spiritually/professionally) over the past few years?
- Based on your understanding of the position's description, what would be important to you as a HoneyRock staff member for you to fulfill the positions's responsibilities? (i.e. What is your preferred work style? How do you work best with a supervisor?)
- What specific questions do you have about the role?