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Job/Internship Openings in and Around the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee



  • Organist, Part-Time, Church of the Resurrection, Loudon

    The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection is seeking a part-time organist to play the organ and direct the choir at our 10:30 Sunday service and at choir rehearsal once a week.  Ours is a mid-sized Episcopal parish located in Loudon, TN.

    The organist should be prepared to work in the Episcopal/Anglican musical tradition. He/she will also play and direct the choir at special services including, but not limited to Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Christmas Eve.  The organist will also have first right of refusal for all other services (funerals, weddings, and diocesan services) for an additional fee.  Music will be selected in collaboration with the Rector and this individual will meet with the Rector at a weekly staff meeting.

    This is a salaried, part-time position, paid a negotiable yearly salary. Pay periods are semi-monthly and the successful candidate will be eligible for lay pension participation. Paid vacation, Sick Leave and continuing education are included benefits.

    For further inquiries, please contact the Organist Search Committee

    ( Our phone number is (865) 986-2390.

  • Coordinator of Youth Ministries, Part-Time, Church of the Good Shepherd, Knoxville

    The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd (“the Church”) recognizes that even the smallest child is already in relationship with Jesus, the Good Shepherd, and that children and youth all have deep spiritual gifts given by God.  Starting with Godly Play, the Church seeks to set young hearts and minds afire with the mystery, wonder and love of God, respecting each child’s spiritual journey while strengthening them individually and in community so that they become Christ’s hands and heart in the world.  The Church is currently seeking an energetic and creative individual to build on the existing program structure and draw youth to greater engagement!  We are seeking growth!

    The Coordinator of Children and Youth Ministries is a part-time position supervised by the Rector. The Coordinator works with the Rector, congregational leaders, and church staff to facilitate/lead safe and age-appropriate programming, fellowship, worship, and service opportunities to ensure that youth and their families are engaged in all aspects of parish life.  The Coordinator is responsible for development and overseeing youth group and some special events.  There is a possibility that this position will be combined with another church (St. James Episcopal Church).


    Specific responsibilities of the Coordinator of Children and Youth Ministries position include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. Communicate and coordinate with mission team to ensure that youth and families are involved in Church mission ministries.
    2. Plan and lead Sunday evening activities for youth group.
    3. Create, promote, and publicize schedule of youth activities to the congregation and the community by utilizing e-News, church website, and display areas within the church.
    4. Participate in all staff meetings and other meetings as needed to advocate and coordinate youth engagement.
    5. Communicate and coordinate with other children and youth ministers in the Diocese, encouraging participation of youth in Diocesan activities as appropriate.
    6. Ongoing evaluation and enhancement of programs to ensure that they are meeting spiritual needs of children.


    1. Initiate, develop, and maintain a positive relationship with the youth and their families through a variety of activities.
    2. Warm, loving, Christ-centered spiritual presence.
    3. Willingness to be active in one’s own spiritual growth.
    4. Ability to have a good relationship with and relate to people of all ages.
    5. Ability to research and discern best practices and programs.
    6. Creativity.
    7. Ability to plan, budget, organize and implement multiple programs and activities.
    8. Ability to successfully acquire, encourage, and coordinate volunteers.
    9. Energy and stamina.


    The Coordinator shall submit:

    1. A monthly report to the Rector and the Vestry Liaison to provide a snapshot of the prior months’ activities.
    2. An annual report to be included as part of the Annual Report to the Congregation by the Vestry.
    3. Other reports as requested by the Rector, Vestry, or Diocese.


    Annually, the Rector will meet with the Coordinator for a formal evaluation that will include a process of reflection and assessment of job performance.


    EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree preferred


    • One year’s experience working within a faith-based organization affiliated with the Episcopal Church.
    • Demonstrated experience in guiding and engaging youth and families on their faith journey.
    • Experience with event planning, budget management, program development and implementation and working with volunteers.
    • Organizational and time management skills.
    • Ability to identify issues, use discretion, and maintain good boundaries and confidentiality.
    • Ability to work independently, prioritize, simultaneously manage multiple tasks, and adhere to agreed-upon guidelines.
    • Ability to adapt to flexible part-time work hours.


    • Ability to pass all background checks and clearances.
    • Ability and desire to support the mission of the Church and welcome all persons.
    • Range of hearing and vision sufficient to operate standard office machines and communicate with
    • co-workers and stakeholders in person and electronically; to safely engage youth where they are.
    • This is an active position that regularly requires walking, standing, stooping, bending, and pushing/pulling. May require lifting of up to 30 lbs.
    • Free of dependency and abuse of illegal or illicit drugs, alcohol, inhalants, or other chemical substances or controlled substances.

    COMPENSATION:  $7500/year


    • Submit cover letter, resume, and three work references to with Children/Youth Coordinator in the subject line.