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Employment opportunities in Florida-Bahamas Synod and in Region 9

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Director of Music 

St. Michael Lutheran Church, Wellington

Part Time 

St Michael Lutheran Church in Wellington, Florida, is a mission focused congregation that strives to be the hands and feet of Jesus within our community and beyond. We are searching for a part time Director of Music to lead and accompany (on piano/keyboard) music groups with the congregation and to implement vibrant new ways to praise God, deepen our faith, and inspire our witness utilizing Lutheran Liturgical traditions and contemporary expressions of the faith.

Responsibilities:

1. Direct and accompany choir rehearsal and warm-up practices to ensure that choir is prepared to sing with joyful confidence.

2. Recruit instrumentalists and vocalists of the highest caliber and secure their presence for all services on Christmas, Palm/Passion, and other services as decided with Pastor and Worship Team.

3. Rehearse with the instrumentalists, vocalists, and choir so all are sufficiently prepared to perform on the designated Sundays and/or days of worship.

4. Work with the existing Children’s Choir,  recruit new children and youth, and incorporate instruments played into Children’s Choir repertoire.

5. Weekly worship planning meetings with the Pastor.

6. To coordinate with the Pastor, rehearse and direct special weekday services including Ash Wednesday, midweek Lenten worship services, Palm/Passion Sunday worship services, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve.

7. Select, order and inventory choral and instrumental music throughout the year.

8. Use our copyright licenses with CCLI, One License and Augsburg Fortress according to their guidelines.

9. Provide a list of preludes, postludes and offertories for publishing in the worship service bulletin to the church secretary by Tuesday of each week.

10. Serve as a member of the Worship Team.

11. Maintain pianos and other musical instruments belonging to the congregation by making recommendations for care to the Worship Team.

12. Perform at all weddings and funerals at the church, if possible. Fee schedule to be approved by the Worship Team.

13. Role is part-time for approximately 15 hours per week.

14. Director of Music reports directly to the Pastor and is ultimately held accountable to the Church Council.

Qualifications:

1. Skilled at piano/keyboard and experienced in leading choirs and instrumentalists.

2. Bachelor’s degree in related musical field.

3. Faithful Disciple of Jesus

4. Strong internal and external communication skills, (phone, internet, social networks, newsletter).

5. Ability to work in a team environment.

 

Please send resume via email to:  Pastorcooksmlc@gmail.com

Or by mail:

St Michael Lutheran Church 1925 Birkdale Drive  Wellington, Florida 33414

Church Musician 

Faith Lutheran Church, Rotunda West

Part time (year-round)

Faith Lutheran Church of Rotonda West, FL is looking for an enthusiastic talented musician to lead our congregation music program. Primary responsibilities include using the Organ/Piano/Keyboard to accompany congregation singing, choir accompaniment, provide special music and coordinate special music between the chime choir and other volunteer musicians in the congregation.

We are willing to work with the successful candidate to adapt the position to best use their skills to support and enhance our worship experience.

Visit our webpage to submit a resume and cover letter: http://alivingfaith.org/employment/

Organist/Choir director 

Concordia Lutheran Church

Part time

Concordia Lutheran Church in Micco Florida is looking for an Organist (piano) and Choir Director as a year round part time job.

Playing for one Sunday Service at 10:30 am and special services including Christmas Eve, Lent, Advent, Memorials and Weddings.  The individual will also be responsible for music selection and directing the choir with one rehearsal per week from September through May.

For further information, please contact the Office Manager at Concordia Lutheran Church, 300 Barefoot Blvd, Micco Fl  32976. Phone: 772-664-1104 or by email at clutheran@bellsouth.net

Office hours are from 9:00 to 11:00 am  Monday through Thursday.

Preschool Director

St. Andrew Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg

Status:  Full Time

St. Andrew St Pete-Preschool director job description

Summary:

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg, is hiring a full-time Preschool Director for the McMannis Preschool.  This position reports to the Pastor and is accountable to the School Commission.

To apply, please contact:  standrewluth@tampabay.rr.com

Youth Ministry Director

Faith Lutheran Church, Sarasota

Status:  Part-Time

Availability:  Immediate

Faith Sarasota-Job Description

Summary:

This position requires solid character and good judgment as the position is responsible for leading, developing and supporting our youth in the values of Christian faith as taught by the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA). A hands-on position requiring excellent planning, managerial and people skills to lead adult volunteers in all aspects of Faith youth programs. The position will interact with all functions of the church to integrate our youth and families into the broader church family.

General Responsibilities:

  • Embrace the whole youth as your flock to shepherd and aid.
  • Provide leadership for and function as the primary staff person related to youth ministry.
  • Coordinate fund-raising activities that support special youth activities and trips.
  • Regularly participate in weekly worship and fellowship. Encourage youth to do the same.
  • Provide leadership into the integration of the youth, into worship and other ministry areas at Faith Lutheran Church with other churches and ELCA events.
  • Ensure the teaching of sound theology as understood in the ELCA tradition.
  • Provide work and service projects inside and outside of the congregation, including social responsibility of our youth.
  • Initiate, develop, and maintain a personal relationship with youth and families, church staff including the Pastor through a variety of activities.
  • Knowledge and comfort with use of personal computers and audio visual materials and equipment. Self motivated organization time management skills. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Assist with Children’s talks during worship.
  • Develop and administer the Youth Ministry Budget.

Working Conditions

The position of Director of Youth Ministry requires great flexibility in hours available for work including daytime, evening, weekend and holidays. Furthermore it is recognized that the schedule may vary at different times of year.

Qualifications:

The applicant should have a deep love for Jesus, a firm commitment to the church, as Christ’s body on earth, and a passion for helping youth and adults grow in their faith. Specific training in youth ministry and outreach, and/ora certification in youth ministry or teaching is preferred. The applicant should have at least 2 years of experience in Christian youth programs, preferably for ages 10 through 18. The applicant needs patience, an inquisitive mind, a love of kids, high energy, the ability to energize others, good organizational skills, and a desire to grow and learn in their own faith. The applicant must be a “team player” as she/he will be working with a staff team that considers all ministries of Faith Lutheran Church to be part of one common mission. A thorough background check will be part of the application and interview process.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $23,000.00 to $27,500.00 /year

Resumes should be submitted to: Shawna Turner (smturner2012@gmail.com)

Director of Community Engagement

Status:  Full-time

Availability:  Immediate

Summary:

Advent Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation in Orange Park, FL, is looking to immediately hire a full-time, professional, energetic, articulate and charismatic person to nurture a growing and thriving Christian community.

High-level Responsibilities:

  • Helping to establish, implement and foster Christian community within Advent Lutheran Church, with an emphasis toward expanding that community in the Jacksonville/Orange Park area
  • Working with and across all ministries at Advent, helping to ensure that teams are well-coordinated, that communications are consistent, and that needed adjustments are handled

The successful candidate will:

  • Work closely with the Pastor, members of the church, and with members of the outside community to assess needs, and to formulate/implement strategies to meet those needs
  • Facilitate/coordinate communications across all areas of ministry
  • Manage the quality and content of the church’s marketing and social media presence
  • Manage large projects/campaigns that require cross-team involvement
  • Provide oversight on internal and external communications and publications to ensure consistency, quality and professionalism
  • Lead and assist with various activities, with an emphasis on growing and strengthening relationships inside and outside the church community; especially focusing on young families, young adults and youth
  • Encourage, inspire and facilitate active participation in worship, church ministries, and community outreach activities
  • Have excellent spoken and written skills in the English language
  • Have a warm, engaging and outgoing personality
  • Work well in a team setting
  • Be adept in the usage of modern technology (social media, computers/software, phone systems, etc.)
  • Be willing to grow in the position; to educate and to learn from others

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant, related area of study (area of study requirement may be offset by relevant work experience)
  • Professional work in marketing, advertising, public relations, social work not-for-profit and/or faith-based organizations

Salary range will be based upon education and relevant professional experience.  Benefits are available for this position.

 

Why Advent?

Advent is a well-established congregation, serving the Orange Park, FL area for over 50 years.  Our membership is ready and eager to grow in our mission and ministry. This is a new position, and we feel that the person who fills it will be able to help shape our congregation and the role itself, growing together.  Advent is a wonderful place to work, with a warm and welcoming staff.

To Apply:

If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@adventop.org, and one our council members will be in touch as quickly as possible.

DIRECTOR FOR MUSIC (PART-TIME)

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

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 ourchurch@cfl.rr.com

A copy of the position job description is available upon request.  For additional information, you may contact the church office at (321) 773-1815