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



  • Church Children's Nursery Worker - St. James, Knoxville - Part-Time


    • Part time position (~10 hours per month, $15/hr)
    • Available Sunday mornings and on other occasions, as needed.
    • Provide care and supervision for children in a nursery setting.
    • Engage children in age-appropriate activities and play.
    • Assist with feeding, diapering, and toileting as needed.
    • Maintain a safe and clean environment for children.
    • Implement behavior management strategies to promote positive behavior.
    • Collaborate with other nursery workers to ensure smooth operations.


    • Experience working with children, such as nannying, caregiving, or babysitting.
    • Knowledge of classroom management techniques.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with children and parents.
    • Patience and understanding when dealing with challenging behaviors.
    • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple tasks.

    Note: This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position. Duties and responsibilities may be subject to change based on the needs of the nursery.

    Contact Kevin Jeske-Polyak for inquires,

  • Sunday Morning Children’s Ministry Leader (SKiP Leader) - St. John's Cathedral, Knoxville - Part-Time

    Job Description

    A family-oriented church with a welcoming atmosphere, St. John’s Cathedral in downtown Knoxville, TN is looking for a strong candidate to lead children’s worship on Sunday mornings. An ideal candidate loves to work with children, youth and young adults, has knowledge of and comfort with Bible stories and lessons, familiarity with Episcopal theology, has musical ability or confidence to lead children in singing and prayers. This is a part-time position, 10+ hrs/week. The SKiP Ministry Leader will work closely with the Coordinator of Children and Youth, the Dean and clergy. Pay is commensurate with experience.

    St. John’s Kids Praise (SKiP) is a weekly children’s church/Sunday School ministry that takes place during the 10:30 Sunday morning service. It serves children aged 4 years through fifth grade with children and youth, 6th grade and older, serving as helpers. Paid staff are utilized as assistants and help direct, guide and mentor the children and assist the SKiP Leader.

    SKiP is a child friendly, age-appropriate worship and learning experience. All children are welcomed and treated with loving respect. They are encouraged to make comments, share thoughts and ask questions.

    Lessons presented generally follow the Lectionary (or those being used in the 10:30 service) with the hope that families might process the message together after church. Thematic lessons may also be presented in order to familiarize children with Bible stories and the many lessons they carry. The goal is to teach children the tenets of our faith within the Episcopal tradition and encourage individual spiritual growth.

    Music is a big part of this ministry with children learning and singing engaging songs that help foster understanding of the lessons. Kids help lead the motions which gives them opportunities to experience leadership.

    Please, send your cover letter including salary requirements and resume to

  • Parish Administrator - Church of the Ascension, Knoxville - Full-Time

    Church of the Ascension
    Parish Administrator
    Job Description

    Reports to: Rector, Church of the Ascension
    Hours: 40 hours/week
    Compensation: Salary/Exempt

    Position Summary
    Under the supervision of the Rector, the Parish Administrator provides general office support to the parish staff, congregation, ministries and commi ees, in order to support the life and mission of Ascension. This work includes, but is not limited to: data and records management, phone and email support, supplies and inventory management, communications work, managing use of church space by parish and outside groups, supporting church ministries and commi ees and collaborating with volunteers. The Parish Administrator will be a resource person for both parishioners and nonparishioners, and a welcoming and responsive presence in our church offices.

    Essential Qualifications

    • High attention to detail
    • Self-motivated and proactive
    • Comfortable giving and receiving direction
    • Computer savvy

    Principal Responsibilities

    • Manage OnRealm Database and help Ministry Leaders, including Staff, maximize its potential
    • Keep all records, including, but not limited to church membership, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, etc.
    • Work directly with the Media Evangelist, to ensure healthy and proactive internal and external communication
    • Serve as the point person, when necessary, for all who need to meet with a member of the clergy, as directed by the Rector
    • Serve as the primary office presence and coordinate the master calendar for all church events
    • Coordinate all church-wide event planning, working with staff, lay leaders, including sextons, to ensure all bases are covered and that each event has the appropriate number of volunteers. For example, Mardi Gras, Spiritus Knox events, Vestry Meetings, Church-wide dinners.
    • Serve as coordinator/guide for Agape Fellowship leaders, in cooperation with Rector & Agape Fellowship Team
    • Work with the Leadership Development Team, in cooperation with the Rector, to foster partnerships and implementation of the leadership strategy for Ascension.

    Additional Roles and Responsibilities

    A. Oversee Financial Functions

    a. Assist with developing annual operating budget
    b. Oversee offering counting procedure
    c. Approve and oversee accounts payable
    d. Control Credit Card Purchases
    e. Review & Control Expenditures
    f. Oversee producing quarterly & annual giving statements
    g. Coordinate Annual Audit Process
    h. SupportStewardshipCommi ee
    i. Oversee year end financial functions

    B. Participate in Planning Activities

    a. Participate in church visioning process
    b. Perform needs assessment
    c. Participate in strategic planning
    d. Prepare Financial Forecasts And Projections
    e. Oversee church calendar
    f. Participate in building expansion program
    g. Participate in Staff Meetings

    C. Manage Human Resources Functions

    a. Conduct staffing needs assessment
    b. Develop job descriptions
    c. Assist in job candidate search & background check
    d. Interviewandhireappropriatestaffpersonnel, as required

    D. Manage Church Assets

    a. Develop and administer church usage policies and procedures
    b. Conduct and maintain fixed assets
    c. Develop church operations manual
    d. Maintain church databases
    e. Select and engage vendors and service providers
    f. Maintain adequate property and liability insurance
    g. Oversee Facilities Manager and Sextons
    h. Coordinate facility, equipment, and vehicle maintenance
    i. Coordinate equipment replacement
    j. Develop records retention policy
    k. Maintain church records in secure storage

    E. ManageFunctions

    a. Develop and administer IT policies & procedures
    b. Coordinate hardware and software acquisitions
    c. Coordinate IT support
    d. Coordinate Website Development And Administration

    F. Other Functions

    a. Develop emergency preparedness procedures
    b. Develop safety and security policies and procedures
    c. Perform safety audits
    d. Assist In Preparation Of Parochial Report

    G. Other responsibilities, as assigned by and coordinated with the Rector

    Please send all applications and inquiries to Fr. Billy Daniel, , or call 865.588.0589.

  • Paid Singer (Bass/Baritone) - Christ Church, Chattanooga - Part-Time

    Christ Church Episcopal, Chattanooga, is seeking to fill a bass/baritone position in their choir. Duties include 10:30 am Sunday morning service each week with warn-up prior; Rehearsal time TBD based upon group availability; additional services throughout the church year. Remuneration in accordance with local downtown churches. To show interest or ask questions, please contact Adrienne at 423-933-7314 or

  • Paid Singer (Bass/Baritone) - St. Elizabeth's, Farragut - Part-Time

    St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Farragut is seeking voices to add to our choir. We’ll pay $60 per rehearsal/service. This would require a Wednesday evening rehearsal at 7:30-9:00 pm and Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:45 am during the school year. There are also extra services during Holy Week and Christmas Eve. There will be one Sunday off a month when the children sing, and also other Sundays off when we have an occasional soloist or bells performance.

    For an application and to arrange a private audition/interview, please email Elizabeth Farr, Director of Music, at