2023 Feast Teams: Team Duties, Arrivals and Fees
There are 4 different arrival dates for Feast Team Members, depending on the department in which they will be serving.
- Some departments have multiple arrival days, according to team member availability and/or department needs.
- Team members MUST be available to serve the entire period allocated to their team.
- NO late arrivals or early departures will be allowed.
The dates & estimated fees for the Feast of Tabernacles 2023 are as follows.
PLEASE NOTE: These are ESTIMATED fees and are to be confirmed as soon as possible.
|ARRIVAL 1: Sep 18 – Oct 7|
|Room type||Estimated cost|
|Standard – Shared Accommodation, 3-4 in a room)||₪ 5,300 NIS per person|
|Married Couple Room||₪ 7,176 NIS per person|
|Single Room||₪ 10,202 NIS|
|ARRIVAL 2: Sep 20 – Oct 7|
|Room type||Estimated cost|
|Standard – Shared Accommodation, 3-4 in a room)||₪ 4,550 NIS per person|
|Married Couple Room||₪ 6,223 NIS per person|
|Single Room||₪ 8,661 NIS|
|ARRIVAL 3: Sep 26 – Oct 7|
|Room type||Estimated cost|
|Standard – Shared Accommodation, 3-4 in a room)||₪ 3,850 NIS per person|
|Married Couple Room||₪ 4,837 NIS per person|
|Single Room||₪ 6,637 NIS|
|ARRIVAL 4: Sep 27 – Oct 7|
|Room type||Estimated cost|
|Standard – Shared Accommodation, 3-4 in a room)||₪ 3,500 NIS per person|
|Married Couple Room||₪ 4,436 NIS per person|
|Single Room||₪ 6,082 NIS|
*NO Non-Housing this year due to extensive travel requirements across the country.
Jerusalem locals: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
**Israel’s travel requirements can change at any time. We cannot guarantee that they will stay the same or go back to stricter measures. Please check the ICEJ web page www. icej.org frequently for updates rather than asking by email. Thank you.
Feast Office (Physical Feast) |Arrival 2
This department reports directly to the VP of Operations and oversees setup of Pais Arena and other venues (everything not on stage) and handles coordination of all Feast Teams. Team Members must be versatile, able to work well independently, and quickly/diplomatically solve problems in high stress situations.
First Aid (Physical Feast) | Arrival 1 & 2
This department provides basic first aid and emergency response during the Feast at various Feast venues and in residency at the Team Members’ accommodation. First Aid Team Members must lodge with the teams at the Yitzhak Rabin Guest House, and a certification in nursing or as a paramedic is required. (Only select to serve on the First Aid Team if you have a medical qualification or are currently a certified medic. To be accepted on the First Aid Team, you will need to provide us with a copy of your RN or EMT certification.)
Headsets (Physical Feast) | Arrival 4
Headsets Team Members distribute translation headsets to pilgrims during the Feast. Bi-lingual abilities are a plus! If you sign up for this team, be sure to list ALL languages with which you are familiar, even if you are not completely FLUENT. This team’s busiest times are right before scheduled events and at the end of them. Team members must be punctual and committed to arrive and leave on time.
Helpdesk / Info desk (Physical Feast) | Arrival 4
Team Members at the Information Desk are on the “front lines” of support and assistance for our physical Feast pilgrims and especially those joining the virtual Feast. Ideal applicants will have some customer service or retail experience – comfortable in dealing with the public, calm under pressure, work well as part of a team and be independent thinkers and problem-solvers. Tasks will include answering / troubleshooting queries via live chat. Applicants need have a certain level of computer / technical skills. Must be fluent in English and bi-lingual abilities are a plus! Please note this team is based at the ICEJ Headquarters for the duration of the Feast.
Housing – A few days before Arrival 1
The Housing Team is responsible for the arrangement and management of accommodation for Feast Team Members. Housing Team Members will work directly with the ICEJ Housing Manager and should:
- be flexible.
- be prepared for long hours.
- be fairly energetic / fit.
- be willing to receive instructions.
- possess a servant’s heart.
- ideally have basic computer skills.
- be willing to arrive a few days earlier than the first arrival date (on or before)
Housing Team Members should love people and possess strong people skills, as situations may occur which require one to adapt quickly in shuffling and coordinating rooming lists or meal schedules and assisting in the dining area. In this team you will also be working closely with Team Leaders in coordinating transport schedules and ensuring Team Members arrive timeously for their scheduled rides. Housing Team Members will have an opportunity to interact with all Feast Teams, as well as ICEJ Staff involved with the Feast of Tabernacles.
IT (Physical Feast) | Arrival 2
This team takes care of the connectivity of physical devices (laptops, mobile phones, hotspots, routers, switches etc.) and configuration of controller and office automation programs. Tasks include:
- Configuration of laptops
- Installation of application packages (e.g. offices 365), remote access, usernames, external internet service contracts
- Moving of devices from the office to the various Feast venues and configuration of routers between switches
- Moving and installation of servers
- Technical support for Teams – related to service providers for the use of online payment devices
- Installation, configuration and testing of devices like cash registers and WiFi, network at the Resources stand
Live Support Shift Lead (Virtual)
Need a “team leader” who has more technical skills and savvy that can be quickly taught how the platform works; Technology Savvy, will work hand in hand with TV team and IT team for online support; Will run proactive checks on the events when live and when posted for VOD; Will function as a tester for the app and the platform; Will need to be available at least 10 days before the feast; Will join all the dress rehearsals for streaming.
Logistics (Physical Feast) | Arrival 1
The Logistics Team is the “make it happen” and “glue” that holds things together for each of the many departments before, during and after the event. The Logistics Team is responsible for the timely collection of equipment/ resources and its subsequent transfer/transport to each of the departments and venues. Logistics Team Members work closely with all staff and teams and enjoy a varied workday, usually beginning after our team breakfast at 8:00.
On certain days, you will be expected to work into the late hours of the night, so it is important that you be flexible and display a good sense of humor; these are just two of the foundational characteristics we look for when building and maintaining a solid team. It is obvious that as a servant of Jesus we offer excellent service, with a smile. Applicants should be strong individuals, have a heart for service, patient and able to endure hours of physical labor, when required. Though it is a time for hard work, you should expect to have fun whilst making some of the best relationships of your life.
Music/Admin (Physical Feast) | Arrival 1
Someone with administrative skills to help organize & support the Music Department. A background in music would be beneficial.
Prayer Team (Physical Feast) | Arrival 4
Prayer Team Members will be required to interact with delegates, pray for the needs of delegates, and assist delegates in signing up for the ICEJ prayer Initiatives. Prayer Team Members are also tasked to cover the Feast with intercession at the various Feast venues. Applicant should have a servant’s heart, enjoy communicating, and have a desire to pray and worship. Team Members will be required to work outdoors for specific periods of time.
Publications – (Physical Feast) | Arrival 4
The Publications department is a hub for all forms of communication and covers a variety of different aspects of the Feast (writing, photography, social media, graphic design and/or video editing, etc.
Publications Team Members’ main task during the Physical Feast is gathering quotes, photos, and reporting on content for our post-Feast issue of the Word from Jerusalem Magazine. Team members will listen for important quotes in all Feast sessions and interview Feast attendees for quotes and impressions of their Fest experiences. Feast Team members will also be at the disposal of the Publications team for any other urgent needs that may arise during the Feast. Being flexible, having good writing &communication skills, and a love to interact with people is a must!
Photography (Physical Feast) |Arrival 4
Photography Team Members are responsible for the capture, editing and distribution of the thousands of still images taken during the Feast. Professional experience with DSLR cameras and the editing and upload/downloading of digital images is necessary. The Photography Team Members will be responsible for bringing their own equipment. Will work closely with Publications, Marketing and Social Media.
Registration (Physical Feast) | Arrival 1 & 2
Registration Team Members assist with the registration of international and local delegates attending the Feast and interact with Pilgrims from around the world. Positive relationship skills and the ability to smile in difficult situations is necessary. Excellent computer skills such as the ability to navigate databases and web-based applications and devices such as tablets are essential. Registration Team Members must speak English fluently; however, bilingualism in Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish or Hebrew is also helpful.
Resources (Physical Feast) | Arrival 2 & 4
The Resources Team is responsible for selling books, CDs, DVDs and other ICEJ material at the Embassy Resources booth in the Feast vendor area and will also pack the materials into boxes to be moved from the store to the booth and then back again, with the help of the Logistics Team.
The ability to work easily with financial transactions is encouraged as well as the ability to sustain long hours (the Resources booth opens before and closes after the day’s events). The packing of the materials must be done quickly and orderly. Responsible, level-headed, hard-working individuals with good people skills are needed in this area. In this role, you will be required to work with cash registers, deal efficiently and hospitably with people, have good communication skills and give exceptional customer service to the Pilgrims.
Security (Physical Feast) | Arrival 4
This Feast Team serves in conjunction with the security companies of the Feast event venues to provide the security apparatus of the Feast. Security Team Members should be individuals with previous experience in security and access control.
Key attributes are an awareness of public safety concerns and a keen sense of public relations. Security Team Members will need to show initiative and yet work as a team in projecting an image of authority. Security Team Members must be prepared to serve for long hours and, at times, deal with stressful situations.
Social Media (Physical Feast) | Arrival 4
Social MediaTeam Members must have a good working knowledge of social media, especially Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Social Media work is very time sensitive, so Team Members should be comfortable with spontaneity in their work, be readily available, and open to potentially long hours.
An essential part of the job is capturing memorable and inspirational quotes to share with ICEJ followers and readers. Along with posting on social media, team members will be encouraged to draft short articles and reports on Feast-related topics and events. Applicants must speak English fluently and possess excellent communication skills.
Stage / Tech (Physical Feast) |Arrival 2
Stage Tech crew would be people who have experience working in Media / Stage & Tech at Church or in Theatrical productions. As part of the larger team we are looking to fill the following roles:
- Floor manager
- Backstage crew
- Someone proficient in Pro-Presenter
Must be prepared to work long hours as this team is usually at venues before everyone and leave well after the event has ended.
Team Lounge (Physical Feast) |Arrival 3
Team Members will assist in the service of incoming meals provided by an external catering company, as well as arrange and serve snacks and maintain a beverage station as required, before and during the Feast.
Service includes food service, food storage, maintenance and cleaning of all food/snacks preparation and service areas, and collection of waste. Team Members should be familiar with standards of cleanliness and safe food handling/storage, and must possess strong people skills, be able to endure long hours and be patient. Must be willing to join another team (such as Resources, Registration, Ushering, Prayer) pre-Feast or on days when there are no Team Lounge responsibilities.
Translation Team (Physical Feast) | Arrival 4
The Translation Team is responsible for the translation (from English) of Feast speakers to other languages, including Chinese/Mandarin, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Slovak, Spanish, Russian, and Thai. Applicants should be fluent in English and in the language for which they choose to translate. Normally the translator comes with the group from the country/language.
Transport (Physical Feast) | Arrival 1 & 2
The Transport Team is responsible for the transportation of +250 Team Members, guest speakers, some staff, and Directors. Duties take place before, during, and after the Feast of Tabernacles. Drivers must be very flexible, able to receive instruction and possess a servant’s heart. Transport Team Members are issued a regularly updated driving schedule. Those accepted as part of the Transport Team should:
- be comfortable driving a manual/shift gear nine-seater passenger van.
- be over 25 years old.
- have a valid driver’s license
- be prepared for driving in heavy traffic and under demanding conditions; and
- be energetic and prepared to work long hours
A general knowledge of Jerusalem’s roads is helpful but not essential.
TV Production (Physical Feast) | Pre-Arrival – Sept 3
The TV Production Team is responsible for shooting and editing video footage at the Feast. Professional experience with DSLR cameras is a requirement. Prior experience with editing in Adobe Premiere Pro is highly preferred. A basic understanding of lighting, scene composition and editing is required. Familiarity with live TV production as well as Pro Presenter for displaying worship lyrics is also highly preferred. TV Production Team members will assist the TV Team in various areas which may include all of the following: shooting, editing, grip work, etc. as well as running Pro Presenter for worship lyrics.
Ushering (Physical Feast) | Arrival 4
Ushering Team Members assist and direct delegates at all Feast events and participate in the practical functions of the Feast. Applicants must be able to work as part of a team, accept and give instruction, and have a servant’s heart with a firm resolve. Ushering Team Members must also be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.
Video Editors (Virtual – Aug/Sept)
Editing digital seminars 2 months before the Feast.
Videographer (Physical Feast) | Arrival 4
The Videographer for Marketing is responsible for shooting video footage at the Feast, including behind the scenes and interview segments outside of the main event program. Professional experience with DSLR cameras with a basic understanding of lighting and scene composition is a requirement. Prior experience working with a media production is preferred. The Videographer may be asked to film footage for general video formats as well as for reels/shorts for various social media platforms. We are looking for someone who can capture the emotion of the moment, and spontaneous with shoot schedules throughout the duration of the Feast. A joyful spirit is also a must!