Employment Opportunities

Mount Cross Hires Both Year-Round & Summer Staff!



Year-Round Ministry Staff


Serving year-round in outdoor ministry is multifaceted to say the least. A small ministry staff makes for positions that have primary responsibilities and secondary roles. It means working in an active and alive setting and then serving behind the scenes when no campers are present. It can mean service onsite and service offsite. To inquire about any positions listed below, please email Adam Erickson: adam@mtcross.org.




Director of Maintenance, Buildings, and Grounds

The Director of Maintenance, Buildings, and Grounds works as part of the staff team to accomplish Mt. Cross' mission of "providing profound experiences in God's creation" by ensuring that the facilities and grounds are well-maintained. Click here for the job description.

Kitchen Shift Supervisors/Cooks

We are hiring 3 Kitchen Shift Supervisors/Cooks, each of which are seasonal positions responsible for cooking nutritious, tasty meals for campers and staff as well as supervising kitchen assistant(s) during their shift. These positions have the potential to become year-round. Check out each job description for that particular position's time requirements and hours.

Kitchen Shift Supervisor/Cook 1

Kitchen Shift Supervisor/Cook 2

Kitchen Shift Supervisor/Cook 3

Kitchen Assistants

We are hiring 3 Kitchen Assistants, each of which are seasonal positions responsible for assisting with meal preparation, cleanup, inventory, organization, etc. These positions have the potential to become year-round, Check out each job description for that particular position's time requirements and hours.

Kitchen Assistant 1

Kitchen Assistant 2

Kitchen Assistant 3


Mt. Cross Summer Staff

First Day
Taste of Camp
Giant Swing 1
Elbow Tag
Low Ropes
Archery 2
Family Littles
Games 1
Share Session
Thomas bomb
Giant Swing 2


Summer 2021 in a Nutshell

     This year, we'll be having Family Camp all summer long! Staff will be hired to do "all the things" that make camp, camp - leading Bible studies, playing games, singing songs, doing arts and crafts, creating relationships with campers, and sharing God's love with everyone - but it will look a bit different than a "normal" summer. Families will have the option to stay one night, two nights, or even every night in the summer if they want, and staff will be assigned a family to be their "host" for their time at camp. This could mean your days are filled to the brim with activities because your family wants to do everything, every day. Or, it could mean that you're not quite as busy because your family has decided they want to spend the day in Santa Cruz. And because families will have options in how long they stay and how they decide to experience camp, you will serve a wide variety of people and have a variety of experiences, meaning that no week (or even no two days) will be the same! The one constant of the summer will be that you will be serving alongside a fun-loving, hard-working, faithful group of folks, and you will grow in your faith, as a leader, and as a person!

Basic Information for All Positions


  1. Understand yourself as a Christian; be willing to talk about it and live it out. Within this, have a willingness to be open and affirming about working within a Lutheran organization and to lead within that tradition (training will be provided).

  2. Must be at least 18 years old and a high school (or equivalent) graduate. Some positions require at least one year post-high school and/or to be at least 21.​

  3. Complete a background check, provide 3 personal references, and agree to abide by all Mt. Cross summer staff policies.

  4. Some positions require a copy of your (good) driving record.

  5. Current CPR & First Aid training by either American Red Cross or American Heart Association (can be provided). 


June 1 - July 24, 2021


Pay starts at $315/week, with increases for guitar playing, experience, and leadership positions. Housing is provided (all staff must live on-site during the summer), as are meals during the week.



All staff receive at least 1 hour off each day, as well as 24 consecutive hours off each week.

As our summer is a very short period of time, all staff are expected to work the full summer.



For more information please contact Executive Director Adam Erickson: adam@mtcross.org 

Not available the whole summer or just don't want the responsibility of being on staff?

Click here to contact Adam Erickson about volunteering!