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Awakening Staff Applications

Welcome to the Awakening Staff Application process!

Awakening is a terrific opportunity to develop your leadership skills and make a difference to the incoming freshman class. Awakening Leaders act as mentors and facilitators to small groups of students during the 6-day Awakening program at Pine Lake. Leaders work together to develop an intriguing and fun set of adventures that will help the new students begin college with confidence and a strong set of friends. Awakening Wonder Crew serve a critical role in keeping the meals flowing and the main Lodge clean in support of this busy program. Crew members have significant contact with Awakeners.

All in all, Awakening is a very special time to influence first year students in a positive way. We hope you can join us!

Qualifications for Awakening Leaders and Wonder Crew:
Energetic and friendly
Interested in serving others
Flexible and patient
Able to handle responsibility
See job descriptions under each position for more information

Available Positions: (Click on position title for Application Packet pdf document.)

New Leaders: Anyone may apply to be a new leader; it is not necessary to have gone through the Awakening program as a participant. 
Completed application and references are due Friday, February 20th, at 5 p.m.

Returning Leaders: Students who have led Awakening before are welcome to apply.
Completed application and reference(s) are due Friday, February 20th, at 5 p.m.

Wonder Crew: Students may apply to assist behind the scenes in a crew of 4-5 people. This is a 12-day job, with 1 day off in the middle.
Completed application due Friday, February 20th, by 5 p.m.

For more information E-mail awakening@hartwick.edu.

(To download staff application packets, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download a free copy.)