Ages 16+ | Coming 2025
Manna is launching a part-time internship opportunity,
open to individuals aged 16 to adult.
Dedicate a year (school year) to growing closer to the Lord and sharing his amazing story all over the country.
That none should perish
Do you feel called to dedicate a year of your life to learning how to use the arts as a tool for evangelism?
Are you aged 16 over over?
Can you get to a base in the West Midlands or stay locally with friends or family?
Do you have experience in dance, drama, musical theatre, lighting, sound, media or film, or have a desire and passion to learn?
Are you willing to work in a close-knit team, to be discipled, to work and serve within the vision of the Crick family to see the arts bring the gospel alive?
Will you make yourself available to go with the team on a mission to bring the performances alive when needed in your year with Manna?
If the answer is YES, we would love to hear from you.
What is the Mission School about and what will I learn?During the programme, you will learn new skills in various aspects of musical theatre, including dance, film, backstage work, performance, and costume. You will be working alongside the Crick family who have been involved in Mission in the Arts for over 17 years. You will also have the opportunity to gain two Trinity College London exams in an area of performance during your time with us. Manna Runs, Manna Kids, and Manna Dance: as part of your time with us, we will encourage you to get stuck in and serve in these areas on a bi-weekly basis. As the year progresses, you will be given more opportunities to serve and lead areas of these classes under your team lead. You will have the chance to perform in the Living Sermon packages as part of the cast and crew, as the Crick family minister the gospel through the performance arts in locations around the country. You will also have the chance to perform in the two major musicals twice a year with the Manna Kids and Manna Dance and Manna Adults crew. Basically, you will be our right-hand team as a family, working together in all aspects of being on the Mission field. There will be practical tasks, such as admin, props, loading in and out at venues, running the partner table and everything in between.
I am an experienced artist/ Media/ Sound Engineer, what about me?Amazing, we are not just looking for those that need training. If you have a gift that you are willing to use in a team, then please do be in touch. The Key here is team, under the care of the Crick family, you will be part of working together. All interns will be given opportunities to compose, create, and choreograph as the team sees the gifting and character to hold that role, this is about working as a family.
What about work or other study?We are asking you to dedicate your heart to the vision for one year, if you need to work outside of the hours you spend with Manna or study another course at the same time, we would want to make sure your heart and commitment were to any Manna outreach and event first, as that is why you are here with us.
Where will I Stay? Do you have accommodation?At this present time in 2023, we are trusting God and on a fundraiser to buy a parcel of land and to build low-lying barns as training venues for all the training we will do with Manna., we will do with Manna. We are further hoping to have static vans as places for interns to stay in male and female groups. Until that time we will need you to travel in daily to wherever we hire as a mission. This will be at your cost. If you are from outside the area, please get in touch. We know many people and families in the area, and may be able to find you a host family. You would need to pay them something for a room and lodging expenses.
Is it term time only?Yes and no. We will be stopping for half terms and Easter and summer breaks. However, due to the nature of our productions we may have some ministry events on key dates, such as the Good Friday and Easter weekend, at which you would be expected to be in attendance as cast or crew.
How much is the year with Manna?To spend a year with us will cost £2500 plus your accommodation costs ( for you to sort) and travel to and from the venue. If you have found a host family, this is for you to work out with them, in addition to the fee of £2500. This is to be paid upfront.
What ages do you accept?You have to be 16 years old before starting the missions schooll, there is no upper age limit, we have seen God do amazing things, with cast over the ages of 75!! You are NEVER too old to be used of God, we value those who are mature in years and can bring wisdom and depth to the team.
What about married Couples with children?We don’t at this time have childcare provision, but welcome married couples. In the future, we would love to have space on the land for those who home educated to leave their children with a volunteer and be part of the school.
Is there an audition process?Yes, first be in touch with us via email and let us know your thoughts and vision, and share a little about yourself. We will then send you a form to fill in. We require references, both pastoral and personal, and we will take these up in person and speak with your referees. We will also ask you to share footage of the areas you love, be it a song, dance, drama skit or spoken word, or examples of your technical work or your heart in an area. We will then have an interview with you, via Zoom or in person, so you can meet us, and see if you feel this is for you. Last, we will bring all potential interns together for a day with Manna, where we will watch you all work together, and see how you interact and work as a team. We will then let you know if you have been successful this year, or if we feel you should wait or reapply next year.