Harvest School

Iris Harvest School of Missions (HS31)

Staff applicants should be an alumni of a previous Harvest School.

Dear HS Staff Applicant,

On behalf of Rolland & Heidi Baker we would like to thank you for your interest in applying for a staff position at Iris Harvest School. We are delighted that you are considering serving with us!  

As Harvest School staff our mission is to help create an environment where students can encounter God, grow in community and discover the heart of missions! As a school, our heart is to partner with Iris in all that the Lord has called them to and to be a constant demonstration of His Love.

Harvest School Leadership is looking for individuals who feel called to a season of serving and pouring out on behalf of others; the missionaries, the students & the people in each location. Harvest School Staff must have a genuine heart for missions and a capacity to minister and lead with great love, humility and grace.

We are asking for Harvest School Staff that can commit to serve with us for both 2019 schools and also lead outreaches after each school.

Often HS Staff is surprised by how different their experience is from being a student! It can be a little overwhelming when you realize that your priorities, time and energy are no longer focused on your experience – but on the experience of those you have come to serve. Harvest School Staff positions require a high degree of responsibility and commitment and those accepted are expected to express an active interest and participation in all aspects of the school.

Like you, many wonderful Harvest School graduates are applying for a staff position. Because we only have limited spaces on the staff team, we have specific roles we need to fill. We know the Lord has the perfect staff team for each school – our commitment to you is to pray through your application, and to communicate promptly with you regarding the status of your application.

If you are ready to go lower still and discover a new level of learning & serving, please read the following brief job description and complete the online staff application.

Please also feel free to contact Sylvia Steed sylvias@irisglobal.org if you have any questions after reading through the application or about Harvest School Staff. If you are not selected for this school, we hope to consider you for upcoming future schools, so please stay in touch.

We pray that the Lord would lead and guide your every step and provide you with His perfect peace, provision and grace as you step into all that He has called you to, until the whole earth is filled with His Glory!

Blessings and Much Love,
Harvest School Leadership

Job Description

  • Each staff person will be asked to lead an extended outreach at the end of the school. More information on the Outreach options will be sent to you upon acceptance in a separate email.
  • Color Group Leader: responsible for all color group activities, leading bush outreaches
  • Live–in House Leader in each location
  • Attend all Mission School classes, apart from scheduled time off or other school duties.
  • Flexibility and adaptability with ever changing times and scheduling of school hours, classes and school activities.
  • Staff will be asked to lead several assigned areas of responsibility, so it is important that staff are self motivated and ready to take full ownership for their assigned areas.
  • Punctuality.
  • Ready to be stretched in doing things you have never done before!
  • Must have at least one full day of complete REST, per week.
  • Be prepared to work long hard hours and learn to rest well
  • Staff is responsible for the funding and organization of their own personal plane tickets to and from each school location and for their extended outreach flights, and any additional expenses.
  • Staff is provided with accommodation and food and are not required to pay tuition.
  • Model the life of a laid down lover; stopping for the one and always demonstrating love and respect for the nationals and their culture.
  • Keep Burning! (When you’re Burning, it’s easy for others to catch alight)
  • Walking in relationship with other HS Staff members is vital to community life. We come from all over the world, to lead together as a team for only a short time, so it requires great humility, openness, grace, honor, respect, flexibility and sacrificial love to lead together and therefore create a safe and secure environment for the students.
  • Determine to be a blessing to the Iris missionaries, national leaders, pastors and all the children.
  • Be able to confront in loving manner
  • Staff will be asked to take initiative, help problem solve and will often find themselves toggling between leading tasks and following directions at any given time . . . wearing many hats requires that we work as a team!
  • God often works deeply in the students during class time – so it’s important that staff be ready to pray, prophesy, minister to and bless students (and even other staff) when ministry time is opened up by speakers.
  • As a member of staff you are required to have a phone and working sim card, and you are responsible for your own phone credit, unless otherwise stated. Your phone needs to be a smart phone that can support the app WhatsApp, as this is the main way staff communicates. We also recommend bringing your computer, as you will be responsible to fill out student evaluations during the last part of the school.
  • We want to model Jesus and be ambassadors for the Kingdom therefore there is no consumption of alcohol or smoking permitting during your time as Harvest School Staff.
  • Staff are expected to hold up the standard and guidelines that we have established for the students. It is important for staff to also adhere to all the guidelines in the student manual.