Help Wanted

Up Close Student Editor Needed - Work Study Paid Position

Up Close Student Editor Needed General Up Close, the Dean’s news site for the GTS Community, needs a Student Editor. This is a work study position and typically involves between 2-3 hours per week.

Duties include:

  • Posting submitted information to news.gts.edu/upclose
  • Researching and writing short posts of interest to the GTS Community
  • Updating Menu, Chapel schedule, and other information online

Good communication and writing skills are a necessity, as well as a positive attitude and willingness to seek out information of general interest to the community. Knowledge of WordPress is beneficial, but we are willing to bring you up-to-speed.

This position is a great opportunity to gain experience in modern, community communications, and your creative input will be welcome. Students interested in this position, please contact Chad Rancourt, Director of Communications, at rancourt@gts.edu or at 646.717.9765. His office is on the ground floor of Seabury Hall.

Director of Religious Education Intern Position

Christ & Saint Stephen's Church (CSS) on Manhattan's Upper West Side is seeking a Director of Religious Education Intern.  The Intern will be responsible for implementing curricula, developing Sunday school projects and activities, scheduling and leading the Sunday school teachers, helping out with the annual Halloween party, Christmas pageant and other activities for children and families.  The intern must be available Sunday mornings to be lead Sunday school, and at other times during the school year (Sept - June).  This is a great position for family members of seminarians with Sunday school or church activities experience as well as for seminarians in need of parish-based experience. There is a monthly stipend. CSS is convenient to GTS via the 1, 2, 3 trains or the A,C trains (72nd Street station) and the M11, M7 bus.  For more information, visit the website for Christ and St. Stephen's. To apply for the position, contact Mac Brown at fbrown@gts.edu.

Student Work Study Timesheets and Due Dates

Those students enrolled in a Work Study program must submit a timesheet every other Tuesday (beginning Sepetember 11th and continuing every other Tuesday) for the work accomplished in the two weeks ending the preceding Friday.  The three-part timesheets can be obtained from the Work Study desk in the basement of the Seabury Building. When completing the timesheet, ONLY the following information is requested: Employee Name, Department, Rate, and Supervisor (Please do not provide Social Security number or other information not requested).  Then also check the Student Work Study box and fill in the dates, start and stop times and number of hours worked, rounded to the nearest quarter hour.

Finally, sign and date the timesheet at the bottom and have your supervisor also sign it.  Submit the signed timesheet to Bonnie Rountree at her office in the basement of Seabury.  You should keep the green copy.  If your supervisor wants to keep the yellow, she/he may do so - if not submit both the top and yellow copies to Bonnie.

Work-Study for the GTS Communications Department

The Communications Department is looking for work-study students for two roles: 1) Classroom Camera Operator

  • Pick up video equipment and record classes
  • Does not necessarily need to be enrolled in class
  • No prior experience needed, comfortable using a consumer camcorder
  • Training will be provided

Right now the need is for LT 1, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m., but it would be good to get one or two students who could help us out on an as-available basis in case the need arises again.

 2) Communications Assistant

  • Work-study approximately 5 hours per week, including one meeting per week of no more than one hour
  • More hours as needed if available and willing
  • Work to be done off-site on your own computer, except one hour per week on-site and the need to pick up the sermons at least once a week.
Duties:
  • Update GTS, Media and News websites with provided information
  • Encode and upload chapel sermons and class video recordings to media website
  • The one hour of on-campus time may occasionally be used to organize or file (invoices and such)
  • Videotape events according to your availability
  • Possible light video editing

Knowledge and use of social media, CMS systems, WordPress, and basic video editing preferred, but we are willing to bring a tech-savvy person up-to-speed.  Training in our CMS systems and other resources to complete your job will be provided. You would be expected to use your own computer.

In this position you will likely gain insight into our communications initiatives to bring GTS into the 21st century, and we are entirely open to creative suggestions.

Please contact: Chad Rancourt Director of Communications rancourt@gts.edu

Sunday School leader/intern position

Christ & Saint Stephen's Church (CSS) on Manhattan's Upper West Side is seeking a Sunday school leader/intern.  The leader/intern will be responsible for implementing curricula, developing Sunday school projects and activities, scheduling and leading the Sunday school teachers, helping out with the annual Halloween party, Christmas pageant and other activities for children and families.  The intern must be available Sunday mornings to be lead Sunday school, and at other times during the school year (Sept - June).  This is a great position for family members of seminarians with Sunday school or church activities experience as well as for seminarians in need of parish-based experience.  There is a monthly stipend.  CSS is convenient to GTS via the 1, 2, 3 trains (72nd Street station) and the M11, M7 bus.  For more information, visit the parish website at www.csschurch.org. To apply for the position, contact Mac Brown at fbrown@gts.edu.

Would You Like to be the GTS ERD representative?

If justice and advocacy work, as well as outreach work, are central to your conception of ministry and church, why not consider being the ERD (Episcopal Relief and Development) representative for GTS?  As the ERD rep, you would get to attend the yearly ERD seminary conference, build a large network of justice-minded people within and outside of the church, and work on campus to raise awareness of, and participation in, the work ERD does both at home and around the world.  For more information on ERD, please visit their website: http://www.er-d.org/ . If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an essay to Chaplain Reho answering the following questions (the decision-making process is still under development; at this point, he is simply collecting the essays):

1.  Why do you wish to be the GTS ERD rep?

2.  What have you done in the past that prepares you for this work?

3.  What have you done at GTS that prepares you for this work?

There is no word limit/minimum; just please answer fully.  Please submit essays to Chaplain Reho by April 1st.

This is a real opportunity.  Aside from being a great way to engage in ministry and awareness during your time in seminary, it's also a great thing to have on your resume!

Clergy Shirt Representative Wanted

GTS has had an inquiry from Richard Butler at Butler & Butler, a family owned business in the UK called Fair Trade Clergy Shirts. Mr. Butler says they are the only company in the world supplying clerical shirts produced from Fair Trade Certified Organic Cotton and that they channel a proportion of their profits into relief work and social ventures. They are looking for a representative here at GTS. If you're interested in exploring this possibility, their website is www.fairtradeclergyshirts.co.uk and Mr. Butler's email is richard@fairtradeclergyshirts.co.uk. Bruce Parker, Director of Communications