See "School-year" and "Summer" applications below.
Please apply for positions on-line! Follow the links below.
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Village Weekend Staff Applications
(This is an application for school-year weekend positions, not summer.)
Summer Staff Application
For positions related to summer residential programs, see #1 below. For Twin Cities day camps (not residential), see #2 below.
1. Summer Residential Programs
Read this information before applying:
Staff Policies - These are the 2013 personnel policies.
Employment Dates (PDF) Includes typical dates of employment
Transportation Information - Summer 2014 transportation information will be posted when it is available.
Summer 2013 Transportation Information - for informational purposes only.
The online summer staff application is part of Concordia College's employment web site. Select “Language Villages Seasonal Position” (not “staff” or “faculty”); if using the search feature, select “CLV/Seasonal” under “position type.” As of December 2013, this is a upgraded system. RETURNING SUMMER APPLICANTS WILL NEED TO CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT TO LOG IN AND THEN A NEW APPLICATION. The upgraded system is more user-friendly than the previous one. New applicants and anyone who requests recommendations, be sure to log back into the system to monitor the arrival of the recommendation forms from your recommendation providers.
Please apply for ONLY ONE position per language, unless you are applying for both a food service and a counseling/teaching position; then apply for both. On the application itself, indicate which positions interest you. If you are interested in two languages, apply for a position in EACH language. For applicants to French positions, note that “French” and “French Voyageur” count as two; you must apply to each if you are interested in both/either.
- I would like to be a counselor or a business manager at the Chinese Language Village: Apply for Chinese counselor or Chinese business manager, not both.
- I would like to be an assistant cook or a counselor at Finnish: Apply for BOTH positions.
- I would like to work at the Arabic and French Language Villages: Apply for a position at both, an Arabic position and a French position.
A note on references:
- New applicants will need to enter information for a minimum of two recommendations. You MUST provide an email address.
- Returning applicants who did not work in summer 2013 (break of more than 12 months from last day of most recent employment to first day of upcoming employment) must also request new recommendations and also need to furnish recommender’s email addresses.
- Returning applicants from summer 2013 should enter “NA” in required fields.
Monitor your account to assure that your recommendations are submitted.
Can I work for you? International staff, please click here.
Click here to apply for 2014. - Click on “Language Villages Seasonal Positions,” not "Staff" or "Faculty" positions. Summer positions are being added starting December 10.
For questions or difficulties, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff applications for summer positions are processed on a rolling basis. Applications are reviewed by the Village dean(s) and/or program managers, as they make the hiring decisions.
Following are status notification dates:
Priority deadline: Returning staff whose applications are received by January 15 will hear of their status by March 1.
All applicants whose applications and references are received by February 15 will hear of their status by April 1.
All applicants whose applications and references are received by March 15 will hear of their status by May 1.
We do accept applications after March 15! There is not a specific date by which applicants who apply after March 15 will hear of their status, as notification depends on Village or program needs.
2. Twin Cities Day Camps
See additional information on the "Day Camps (Twin Cities)" tab.
Twin cities Day Camp staff are not housed, so applicants should live in or have a place to stay in the St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota area.
Click here to apply for 2014 Twin Cities Day Camps.
Volunteers in a Concordia Language Villages Summer Program
Volunteer applications for summer 2014 will be available in 2014.
The following information about volunteering is located on the "staff applications" page because a volunteer is selected and accepted using the same rigorous standards as summer staff.
A volunteer is a person who performs hours of service to the Village or Villages without any compensation. Depending on circumstances of the volunteer, housing or meals or both may be provided, for the convenience of Concordia Language Villages.
A volunteer contributes to the work flow of the Village. A volunteer might
- provide manual labor
- offer expertise through cultural education
- take part in daily life in the Village, interacting with villagers and employees.
Generally, a volunteer has a unique contribution to make in some area of expertise.
A volunteer does not replace a regular summer employee.
The volunteer applicant completes an online application, which is similar in content to a summer staff application. As part of the online application process, the applying volunteer provides contact information for two reference writers.
Former staff members who are in good standing complete the "Volunteer-Former Staff" application. All other would-be volunteers complete the "Volunteer" application. In the list of available staff and volunteer positions, the language precedes the word "volunteer," for example, "French Volunteer" or "Norwegian Volunteer-Former Staff." (In the list, use the arrow at the top to alphabetize.)
To complete a volunteer application, click here. Then, you must click on "Concordia Language Village Summer Program." Your application has not been submitted until you receive a confirmation number.