Taize' Intern Employment Application
Purpose: To provide an ecumenical, intergenerational, contemplative worship experience in the style of the Taize community.
Reports to: Linda Morgan-Clement, Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life and Father Jim Harrison, Pastor at All Saints Episcopal Church.
Hours: average 3/week during the term
This project is funded in part by a grant from the Episcopal Denomination and is a partnership between Lawrence’s Spiritual and Religious Life and the All Saint’s Parish. Taize’ Interns work as a team to plan, coordinate, and lead two Taize' services a month. Interns will divide the duties according to their skill sets.
Duties and expectations of the Interns include:
• Learn the history and approach of Taize' worship
• Meet regularly with Father Jim to design services
• Develop and manage the promotional materials
• Be present for set up and tear down at the services
• Prepare the liturgy and bulletins
• Arrange music as necessary
• Recruit musicians
• Meet monthly with Linda Morgan-Clement to plan and promote on campus
• Meet each term with both supervisors to assess the ministry and plan for the next term.
Interns should expect the following:
• Support and training
• Resources required for the services (books, music, candles, piano, etc)
• The opportunity to attend one Taize' retreat in each academic year
• Develop their skills for working with an intergenerational community
• Develop worship leadership skills
Skills required by the Intern team (both interns need not possess all of these skills):
• Able to read and play the Taize' music and to lead a small team of musicians
• Familiarity with Christianity and contemplative practices
• Able to organize and plan – attention to detail
• Knowledge of the Lawrence student population
• Capable of easily producing effective promotional materials for campus and area congregations
• Able to work independently
• Meets deadlines and attends meetings
• Works well with a range of age groups