Summer Staff Opportunities

Counselor / Intern

Sonrise will hire six college-age counselors/interns that play a vital role in our family retreats. For a complete job description click here. 

Youth and Children’s Program Director

Each summer, SMR hires a seasonal Youth and Children’s Program Director.  The Youth and Children’s Program Director will provide oversight for the youth and children’s program during retreats. He/she will report to and work closely with the Director to insure the youth/children’s program helps accomplish the overall mission of each retreat.  For a complete description click here

Kitchen Team

We are assembling an outstanding team to serve at Sonrise by preparing meals for our guests and staff during our Summer 2022 family retreats.  Team members will help with inventory, shopping, meal preparation, and cleanup.  The cooking team will prepare between 1 and 3 meals a day during retreats for 40-60 adults and children.  Sonrise will be hiring a combination of full time (living in Cimarron) and part-time (commuting from Montrose) positions.  Two, three, and four day-a-week part-time positions are possible.  Please reach out to Matt McGee ( for more information. 

Facilities Assistant

SMR will hire one Facilities Assistant to work under the direction of the Facilities Director to maintain and improve the buildings and grounds throughout the summer.  This individual will also assist in retreat activities as needed.  The Facilities Assistant will work between 40-45 hours each week, generally following the family retreat schedule.  For a complete job description click here.

Short Term Staff Application 

Reference Forms

Employer / Teacher Reference Form

Pastor / Mentor Reference Form