Work at FLBC!

APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER STAFF 2024 NOW OPEN!APPLY TODAY!

Each year, FLBC looks to assemble a team of dedicated, talented, wonderful summer staff. Working at FLBC is much more than just a summer job. Our staff have an opportunity to develop their gifts, leadership skills, and faith while growing with others in a close Christian community. Summer staff experience at camp can also be a huge opportunity to develop professional skills that will be attractive to future employers. All this takes place in the mountains of northwest Montana, one of the most beautiful and ecologically intact places in the United States. Being a Summer Staff member at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp could prove to be one of the most important and rewarding experiences of your life!

If you want to learn more about working at FLBC before beginning the application, we would be glad to talk to you! Please reach out to Program Director, Karen, at karen@flbc.net to find a time to connect.

FAQ’s about working at Camp

Have other questions? Let’s chat!

What do camp staff get paid?

Starting pay is $400 per week + room and board! If you are a returning staff to FLBC,  or have worked at another camp, you’ll earn an additional $10/week (i.e., second summer on staff = $410/week, 5th summer on staff = $440)

Additional incentives are available for lifeguards, turning in all employment paperwork early, fulfilling the full extended summer contract, and some help with transportation!

Each staff’s compensation package will be outlined in their contract!

What does a typical day look like?

Well, every day at camp might look different and every week of your summer might be different!

We offer a variety of programs, so you might find yourself on a day camp one week, and leading a cabin group on-site the next (see a sample schedule of our traditional on-site schedule on this page).

Our two week staff orientation covers what you need to know to work each of these programs; many of our off-site adventure trips will have additional training so that staff have specific skills for those programs (read: Sailing!).

What about weekends?

Every staff person works 1 weekend in the summer, helping to provide programming and hospitality to the groups that are on retreat over the weekend.

Besides the work weekend, staff are off from Friday evening (campers leave, we turn camp around for the weekend, and have a staff meeting) to 9am Sunday morning (we begin with a staff meeting, have brunch and morning worship, then get ready for the new week!). It’s your time to nap, do laundry (unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to offer on-site laundry facilities; there are great laundromats in town and we can help figure it out if getting to town is an issue; staff who are working the weekend have the ability to do laundry on-site that weekend), explore the beauty of Northwest Montana, go to Target, or whatever it is you need to do to take care of yourself and get ready for the next week!

When does summer camp end?

Our regular summer programming begins June 23th and ends August 2nd (6 weeks of camp sessions). We continue to provide summer camp programs in a different way after, partnering with organizations such as the Montana Youth Diabetes Alliance and Intermountain Residential Home, there are potential opportunities to extend your contract to serve at camp during those partner weeks.

Do I have to be Lutheran to work at FLBC?

Nope! We ask that you be willing to share God’s love with everyone at camp, and be a part of a Christian community the affirms Lutheran values. During staff orientation, we’ll teach you how to lead an engaging Bible Study and worship/campfire, as well as have some Lutheran 101 conversations. And of course, the conversations and questions about God and faith are continued throughout the summer as we lead campers through their own faith journeys and accompany one another on ours.

Do I have to work the entire summer, or can I work part of the summer?

Preference is given to applicants who can work at camp for the entire summer. However, we encourage you to apply if you are only available for part of the summer.

Do you do internships?

Yes! We can work with you to meet your school’s requirements in pretty much any field.

VOLUNTEER

APPLICATION FOR VOLUNTEER STAFF 2024 OPENS UP NOVEMBER 10!

Whether helping in the kitchen, cleaning, leading activities for campers, completing a work project or joining in with a group for Bible study, volunteers are invaluable! All volunteers will be housed (with other volunteers), fed & taken care of during their time at camp. We ask that all volunteers share a skill or talent with campers during a one hour “Discovery Time” 4 days of the week.

  • All volunteers must be 21+ years old (with the exception of alumni staff members).
  • Volunteers are asked to consider a $100 contribution toward their time at camp.
  • Cost for non-working family member, age 12+ accompanying a volunteer is $630.
  • Volunteers may not bring children or grandchildren unless they are enrolled in a camp program or are an infant in arms.
  • We ask volunteer camp nurses not bring any guests or children.

For more information or to apply:

  • Download the Volunteer Packet and return it to the camp office
  • Complete the online application
  • Call 406-752-6602 to have a packet mailed to you
  • Application opens Nov 10, 2023!

Spaces fill quickly, so apply early!

WE COULDN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU!

YEAR-ROUND POSITIONS

Now Hiring: Maintenance
Director

Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp (FLBC) seeks to hire a Maintenance Director (responsible to the Executive Director) to maintain a safe, clean, hospitable environment for guests and campers.

The Maintenance Director will:

  • Upkeep and repair buildings and facilities, systems, (sewer, electric, water, kitchen equipment, propane, heating, pumps, and all other equipment) Assist with maintaining all vehicle, grounds, (lawns, trees, raking, mowing, snow removal)
  • Keep accurate up to date records for all systems/maintenance, dates of replacement; including but not limited to: waste/pumping; pump house; heating systems/furnaces; water heaters; winterizing water systems; kitchen equipment service dates; sprinkler system. All systems recorded on a monthly and yearly basis.
  • Keeping up to date on DEQ and County Health Code, water testing reports, and other reports required.
  • Supervising maintenance/grounds crew staff as they are hired, in conjunction with the Program Directors/Associate Director; Supervising volunteers and work crews.
  • Delegating and overseeing all maintenance and projects.
  • Work with organizing and maintaining equipment in the shop, ark, and grounds; keeping the shop and ark, inside and out, free of clutter.
  • Other tasks may be assigned

This is a full-time position offering exempt salary and benefits. Ability to work varied schedule as needed including weekends, retreats, etc. is required.

For a complete job description, please click on the button below. Positions are open until filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume with three references to:

Margie Fiedler
margie@flbc.net
406-890-0662—call or text

 

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Now Hiring: Administrative
Assistant

Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp (FLBC) seeks to hire a Administrative Assistant (responsible to the Executive Director).

The Administrative Assistant will:

  • Assist the Executive Director in the administration of Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp.
  • Managing the business office of the Camp.
  • Work with the Registrar and office assistants for efficiency and hospitality of all guests.
  • Utilize CampWise, an interactive database, to its maximum potential.
  • Work wiht Year-Round Staff to coordinate all Camp operations.
  • Create a warm, hospitable environment for past, current, and future guests of the camp.
  • Exhibiting professionalism, cordiality, and excellent communication skills at all times.
  • Comply with all employment policies and procedures, including the Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp Employee Handbook.

This is a full-time position offering exempt salary and benefits.

For a complete job description, please click on the button below. Positions are open until filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume with three references to:

Margie Fiedler
margie@flbc.net
406-890-0662—call or text

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