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Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities in Florida-Bahamas Synod and in Region 9

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For other positions available throughout the ELCA, go to the ELCA career site.


Grace Lutheran Church, Ormond Beach

Position Summary 

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Acquainted with liturgical worship
  • Proficient in organ and piano
  • Able to play in a variety of musical styles
  • Comfortable with choir direction
  • Good working with people
  • A good team player

Competitive salary dependent on experience based on published guidelines for church musicians

See the full job description here: Ad Grace lutheran Church-updated


Hope Lutheran Church, The Villages

There are several job openings at Hope, The Villages. The positions open are:

  • Administrative Assistant – Full-time w/ benefits (2 openings)
  • Information Coordinator – Part-time
  • Chef – Part-time
  • Director of Contemporary Ensembles

The following link will take you to the“Careers” page for details.

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR Director of Music (part-time)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Tampa

Position Summary 

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Acquainted with liturgical worship
  • Proficient in organ and piano
  • Able to play in a variety of musical styles
  • Comfortable with choir direction
  • Good working with people
  • A good team player

Competitive salary dependent on experience based on published guidelines for church musicians

 Send cover letter and resume to

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR Director of Music and Arts (full-time)

Advent Lutheran Church, Orange Park

Position Summary

The Director of Music and Arts will provide leadership for both contemporary and traditional worship at Advent Lutheran Church.  He/she will work closely with the Senior Pastor, staff, and volunteers to plan, prepare, and execute all worship services and church-wide events (i.e. VBS, Lenten and Advent celebrations, arts camps, etc.).  The Director of Music and Arts will also define, develop, and implement overarching arts ministry objectives that will support the mission of Advent Lutheran Church.


Core Responsibilities

  • Serve as accompanist for all styles of worship
  • Collaborate with Senior Pastor and worship staff on all worship planning elements including contemporary and traditional liturgies, music selection, visual arts, and dramatic arts
  • Utilize varied resources for worship planning, including, but not limited to, Sundays and Seasons, CCLI, and
  • Assist office staff in preparing bulletins for worship services and promotional materials for special events
  • Select and prepare music, schedule rehearsals, and provide direction for choir, worship team, instrumentalists, and handbell choir
  • Cultivate an environment that encourages volunteers to participate in all music and arts ministries
  • Teach music classes at Advent Lutheran Preschool to students ages 18 months to 4 years and direct short performances for Christmas and graduation

Other Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly ministry board meetings
  • Coordinate scheduling and provide leadership for all special music and arts events
  • Develop and implement new music and arts opportunities, especially for children, youth, and families
  • Work closely with technology team members and staff on upgrades to sound and video equipment used in worship
  • Maintain a database of all music used and complete copyright reporting when required


  • Strong commitment to the Christian faith; familiarity with the ELCA and Revised Common Lectionary is helpful
  • Piano proficiency required, including the use of leadsheets
  • Music degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Competency in conducting required
  • Broad knowledge of all styles of worship music, including liturgies, and how to implement them effectively
  • Ability to create vocal and instrumental arrangements preferred
  • Knowledge of theatre arts and experience using drama in worship preferred
  • Working knowledge of sound and video equipment and how to utilize technology in worship
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
  • Willingness to think creatively and apply meaningful creativity to all worship experiences
  • Ability to encourage and equip volunteers regardless of experience level
  • Contagious enthusiasm for worship, music and arts, and sharing the joy of knowing Jesus Christ

If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to  Please include 2-3 audio or video links that demonstrate the skills listed above.

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR Director of Youth and Family Ministries

Living Lord Lutheran Church, Bradenton, FL

 Living Lord Lutheran Church has established the position of Director of Youth and Family Ministries (DYFM) to lead and coordinate a comprehensive and growing ministry which serves children, youth and families in an environment that fosters discipleship.  This is a full time position.

Living Lord Youth Family Job description


St. Armand’s Key Lutheran Church, Sarasota, FL

We are seeking a Minister of Music to help expand the music program within our congregation, and to reach out into the wider community of Sarasota and its barrier islands.  This is a full-time position, with appropriate benefits.  The attached Position Description provides greater detail, along with the minimum experience and qualifications required.  CV/résumés may be submitted to no later than February 28, 2018.

Minister of Music Position Description

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR a part-time Youth Director

Ascension Lutheran Church, Indian Harbour Beach

Ascension Lutheran Church, 1053 Pinetree Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 is looking for a passionate, energetic Christian to serve as our Director of Youth Ministry.  This is a part-time position with a starting salary of $10,000-12,000/year.  The Youth Director will be in charge of all youth programs (Grades 1-12).  We are seeking an individual who has experience in Youth and Family Ministry or Youth Education.  A musical background is also highly desirable. If you would like to help us continue to grow our Christian community through building relationships with young people and helping them mature in their faith journey, please send your resume to the above address or email to A copy of the position job description is available upon request.  For additional information, you may contact the church office at (321) 773-1815.

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR an Operations Manager

Faith Lutheran Church, Sarasota, FL

Faith Lutheran Church, Sarasota, is looking for an Operations Manager.  To be considered for this position, applications should complete and forward the application with their resume to  Both documents need to be received before 4:30 pm on Jan. 2, 2018.  Any documents received after that time will not be considered. For more information about this position, and with any questions, email

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR a Professional Brewer

Castle Church Brewing Community, Orlando, FL

Castle Church Brewing Community is the first spiritual community to own a craft brewery, and this shapes everything from our governing vision to our day to day practices. As we upgrade to a 10.5K SQFT brewhouse and taproom with a 20BBL brewing system, we seek to create a work environment that is high on employee buy-in and investment. Castle Church is searching for a brewer who can demonstrate the skill level required to execute on beer production with the highest standards of quality and efficiency. We are looking for an individual who will take our commitment to crafting high character, soulful beers from the German tradition, and combine it with their own personality and passion.

Our full brewhouse will be in the construction phase until mid-March, meaning there is opportunity for brewer input on setup preferences, inventory planning, etc. We will initially brew for taproom needs through grand opening but expect to be adding a canning line and running distribution by months 6-12. The right candidate would have experience with upstart and/or rapid growth. We look to develop a stellar reputation for our compensation and investment in our employees. Our salary, benefits, and continuing ed package will reflect that. Formal training at an accredited brewing school is preferred. Candidates with both formal education and experience will get priority. Candidates should have demonstrable work experience in all aspects of the brewing process, from grain to tap. Any candidate applying for this position should be seeking less a job and more an opportunity to put their signature on a growing Castle Church brand and community.

The listing and online application can be found on our website:

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR Supply Organist/Pianist or Supply Organist/Pianist and Choir Director

St. Philip Lutheran Church, Mt. Dora, Florida

St. Philip is a mission-minded congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We recognize dynamic worship is the heartbeat of congregational life and mission and currently have one Sunday Service using the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) book/hymnal.

General Information
While involved in preparing for and undergoing a search for a person for a permanent position still to be defined (Music Director/Organist/Choir Director/Pianist or some combination thereof) we seek to employ an Organist or Pianist to accompany/lead the ELW worship and possibly, if  skills/abilities allow, Choir Direction as well.

Supply Organist/Pianist Position Description
Play liturgy, hymns and music for 9:30am weekly Sunday ELW Liturgy

Supply Organist/Pianist and Choir Director Position Description

– Play liturgy, hymns and music for 9:30am weekly Sunday ELW Liturgy

-Conduct weekly choir rehearsal and direct choir in weekly worship anthem/worship liturgy

Compensation and Terms
-$150 per Service Organist/Pianist. If Choir Direction, negotiate compensation and terms.
-Sundays 8:45am – 11am availability (Service time is 9:30am-10:30am)
-Supply Organist needed starting Nov. 1, 2017 (first Sunday Nov. 5, 2017). Extent of weeks available and needed are negotiable.

-Please call Dr. Johan Bergh 352-383-5402

The Rev. Dr. Johan Bergh
1050 Boyd Drive
Mt. Dora FL 32757