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Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities in Florida-Bahamas Synod and in Region 9

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Organist/Pianist/Choir Accompanist
Joy Lutheran, Ocala
Part-time
Joy Lutheran Church in Ocala has an opening for Church Organist/Pianist/Choir Accompanist. More information can be obtained by contacting Pastor Arthur Wuertz at (386)453-9432.

Children’s Ministry Coordinator
St. Michael Lutheran Church, Wellington, FL
Part time (10 hrs/week)

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 have a strong commitment to the children and youth in our congregation and community and are looking for a Coordinator to lead our Children’s Ministry.

The role of the Children’s Ministry Coordinator is to foster Christian community through building relationships with children (Birth – Grade 5) and their families that grow their faith in Jesus Christ and strengthen their commitment to serve the church both inside and outside the walls of St Michael.

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 have a strong commitment to the children and youth in our congregation and community and are looking for a Coordinator to lead our Children’s Ministry.

DUTIES OF THIS POSITION

  • Shepherd the creation of a Children’s Ministry Team and provide staff leadership for the Team.
  • Plan, promote and attend Children’s ministry activities (monthly events, Midweek activities, camping ministry and retreats)
  • Provide training, support, encouragement, and mentoring for leaders that will equip them for their role in the Children’s Ministry.
  • Develop and implement ways to communicate information about Children’s Ministry events, service opportunities and parent resources through the church website,

brochures, social media, signage around the community, and an information board in the narthex.

  • Actively connect with children and their parents on Sunday mornings.
  • Participate in Sunday morning Christian Education at least once a month.
  • Partner with the Education Team and the Teen Ministry Coordinator to plan Summer Vacation Bible School and the Christmas Program.
  • Coordinate forums for parents on relevant topics concerning children such as self-esteem, making wise decisions, and faith formation in the home.
  • Attendance at Staff meetings.
  • Subject to other duties as established by the Pastor and the Church Council.

HELPFUL GIFTS TO HAVE

  • A heart for working with children.
  • Experience with Children’s Ministry or related work with children.
  • Creative, self-starter with a high level of energy.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Possess a positive spirit and encourage such with others.
  • Good organizational, time management and program related administrative skills.
  • Ability to work in a collegial manner with others (pastor, ministry staff, volunteers).

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or two years related work experience.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Part- time (approximately 10 hours per week)
  • Includes Sunday morning, Wednesday evenings, and weekends.

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

Or by mail: St Michael Lutheran Church 1925 Birkdale Drive Wellington, Florida 33414

Director of Music/Organist
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Seminole, FL
PartTime

General Description

The Director of Music/Organist will serve by leading worship on Sundays including a monthly contemporary service. S/he will direct the adult choir and the handbell choir in rehearsals and worship. S/he will encourage the participation of the congregation and their talents in worship and grow the music program.

 Qualifications and Skills

  • Have a working knowledge of the Lutheran liturgies and faith in order to select music appropriate to the liturgical season.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading music.
  • Demonstrate organ and keyboard proficiency.
  • Demonstrate experience in leading a choir and a handbell choir.
  • Demonstrate the ability to arrange music for a contemporary praise band (vocals, guitars, keys, etc. Ability to arrange MIDI & digital music preferred.)
  • Possess patience working with differing abilities, strong organizational skills, and demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Director reports to the Pastor.
  • Pass the requisite background check.

Responsibilities

  • Lead choir and play piano and organ for the Sunday service at 9:45am. Lead choir and play piano and organ for other regularly scheduled services, e.g. midweek Lenten services and Holy Week.
  • Select appropriate service music, hymns, songs, and anthems to be performed at traditional and/or contemporary services each Sunday
  • Coordinate the scheduling of the choirs for worship (typically September through early June)
  • Conduct rehearsals for vocal and bell ministries, and other groups as interest and demand occur.
  • Meet with the Pastor and Worship and Music Team to plan and coordinate all music, traditional and contemporary, for the church seasons.
  • Attend the weekly staff meeting.
  • Attend the monthly Worship and Music Committee meeting.
  • Provide bulletin information to the Administrative Assistant by Tuesday.
  • Maintain the church’s music library and copyright usage of music.
  • Schedule the maintenance and tuning of musical instruments with the church bookkeeper.
  • Submit requests for worship resources prior to purchase.
  • Play, if available, for funerals and memorial services.
  • Write a report for May semi-annual congregational meeting.

Compensation

  • This is a 20–25 hour a week position.
  • Salary to be determined based on qualifications, but anticipated salary is $26,000
  • Wages will be paid on the 15th and last day of the month.
  • Compensation for wedding arrangements will be negotiated between the Director and the wedding couple.
  • Compensation for funerals and memorial services will be paid by the family of the deceased.

Contact Information

Please send your resume to the following address or email address:

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
C/O Pastor Keith Walbolt
10891 102nd Ave.
Seminole, FL 33778
keithw@mygoodshepherd.net

To see our worship and music setting at Good Shepherd, please visit: http://mygoodshepherd.net/music-director-search/

Coordinator of Adult and Youth Events
Lamb of God Church, Ft. Myers, FL
PartTime

Southwest Florida is known for its exceptional hospitality and year-round recreational opportunities.  The region is one of the fastest growing in the country.  It is an ideal location for fostering the dynamic needs of an evolving population with real world challenges.

Lamb of God Church is located in the Estero corridor of SW Florida.  We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative, energetic, and faithful individual for the position of Coordinator of Adult and Youth Events.  The Coordinator will ignite the people at Lamb of God to actualize their countless gifts and talents.  S/he will advance and develop programs that embrace hospitality, education, fun, and community outreach.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A passion for working with all age groups.
  • Experience leading volunteers.
  • Effective relationship-building skills.
  • The ability to work within teams.
  • Proficiencies with social media platforms

Some college is preferred.  This position is part-time with summers off and a flexible work schedule.  The salary range is $20-$25/hour depending on experience.

Inquiries and résumés may be sent to:  jobs@lambofgodchurch.net

Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Advent Lutheran Church, Melbourne, FL
Full Time

Advent Lutheran Church in Melbourne, FL is seeking a full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministry. The Director of Youth and Family Ministry will develop, direct, and lead an overall life-long faith formation strategy for youth and families at Advent. The primary focus of this ministry will be at our Suntree Campus and engaging the youth and families at our two pre-schools. Please see the attached job description for more information and how to apply.

Hand-bell Choir Director
Emmaus Lutheran Church, Orange City, FL
Part Time

PART-TIME HANDBELL CHOIR DIRECTOR Emmaus Lutheran Church
2500 S Volusia Avenue
Orange City, Florida

 Emmaus Lutheran Church is now accepting résumés for a Part-Time Handbell Choir Director for the Jubilate Ringers Choir using Four (4) octaves of Malmark Bells and three (3) octaves of Malmark Chimes. This position requires approximately one (1) to three (3) hours per week from September to May and does not include benefits, rehearsals held on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. (Lent 5:45 p.m.). Pay is per rehearsal and/or performance event.

Qualifications are music background (music degree preferred, but not required); skills playing in and directing a handbell choir; strong leadership and communication skills, enthusiasm and the ability to inspire; strong skills in recruiting and developing volunteer bell ringers; ability to set realistic goals and a good sense of humor.

For additional information contact the Church Office (1-386-775-9676).

Résumé may be submitted by Fax (1-386-775-6956) or e-mail (emmausoffice@embarqmail.com).

Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Palm City, FL
Full Time

Director of Youth and Family Ministry

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palm City Florida is looking to hire a Director of Youth and Family Ministry.  This is a full-time staff position who will work directly with the ministry team.  The director will continue to promote the integration of our youth into the full life of the congregation.  The director will work with ministry staff and existing ministry teams to provide opportunities to participate in the life and worship of our church.  The Director will continue to develop programming, fellowship, and service opportunities as well as to develop relationships with families in the congregation and our early learning center.

Principal Activities:

  1. Coordinate with the ministry team and volunteers to develop effective faith development opportunities.
  2. Provide work and service projects inside and outside the congregation, including Bible study and other topical studies in the areas of faith and life issues, social justice and social responsibility for our youth and families.
  3. Initiate, develop and maintain a personal relationship with the youth and their families through a variety of activities.
  4. Work with ministry staff to recruit, develop and encourage volunteers and parents to provide fellowship and faith building activities.
  5. Provide leadership in the integration of the youth into worship and other ministry areas.
  6. Regular participation in weekly worship with children’s sermon.
  7. Prepare announcements and a monthly report for council and the monthly newsletter.
  8. Attend weekly staff meeting.
  9. Lead weekly children’s chapel with the preschool students.

Essential Qualifications

  1. Experience working with students and/or families in a Christian ministry setting.
  2. Strong leadership skills, including the ability to enlist volunteers and support them in accomplishing the task at hand.
  3. Skilled at initiating, developing and implementing new programs and activities for fostering faith development.
  4. Good communication and interpersonal skills across an intergenerational community.
  5. Organization and time management skills
  6. Ability to identify issues, use discretion and maintain good boundaries and confidentiality.
  7. High energy level
  8. Adapt to flexible work hours

Other Qualifications

  1. Proficient in technology and social media
  2. Self-motivated

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their current resume and cover letter to: pastorchad@ilcpalmcity.org

Office Manager
Hope Lutheran Church, Daytona Beach, Florida
Part Time

Small community-based church in Daytona Beach, Florida is seeking a part-time office manager to coordinate the church’s administrative functions to include creation, maintenance and archival of official records; writing, editing and publication of reports, documents, newsletters, bulletins and directories; interacting with internal and external persons and entities via oral and written communications; promoting and assisting with special events; establishing and maintaining church activity calendar; conducting facility leasing; collecting and depositing funds; and ordering supplies.

Work schedule is flexible and involves approximately twenty (20) hours per week. The office manager reports directly to the Pastor and provides related support to the church council and committees.

Please contact Pr. Tom McGawley at thomas.mcgawley@gmail.com
Hope Lutheran Church
594 N Williamson Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL. 32114
386-274-7074

Organist/Choir Director
St. Philip Lutheran Church, Mt. Dora, Florida
Part Time

SettingSt. 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 InformationWe seek to employ, for a Part-Time Position, an Organist to accompany/lead the ELW worship and direct the Adult Church Choir.

Organist 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

  • Negotiable

Contacts

The Rev. Dr. Johan Bergh
1050 Boyd Drive
Mt. Dora FL 32757
352-383-5402

pastor@st.philiplc.com

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

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