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Youth and Children's Director (Part Time)
209 N. Pine Street, New Lenox, IL 60451
Grace Episcopal Church in New Lenox is a rapidly growing, progressive congregation of the Episcopal Church, located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Our parish is seeking a part-time youth & children’s ministry director, who will lead and coordinate all ministries and activities of programs related to children ages 3-18. This person will ideally be a combination of educator, pastor and administrator to this vital ministry age range.
Job Duties & Responsibilities: Oversee the design and implementation of the children’s Sunday School programming; oversee and implement a new youth group program for teens age 12-18, including running weekly youth group meetings with curriculum and coordinating between parents, teens and volunteers; oversee and direct our annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) program in the summer; be willing (and ready to receive training if necessary) to preach at least occasionally for weekend worship services; and coordinate child care and nursery attendants or sitters. View a detailed job description.
Other Points of Note
● The Youth & Children’s Director reports to the Rector (Priest), though salary is approved by the Vestry (lay leaders / board of directors)
● The Youth & Children’s Director will have shared office space and the church will provide access to a computer, internet and phone
● Salary and Benefits will be determined by the employee and Rector in consultation with the Treasurer and Vestry, commensurate with experience
All interested persons are encouraged to study up on our parish at gracenewlenox.org and should send a resume and brief cover letter (in the email body is absolutely acceptable) to the attention of the Rector by email. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2020.
Director of Music (Part Time)
105 W. Maple Street
Lombard, IL 60148
Founded in 1929, Calvary is a small family-style congregation with a big heart. The average Sunday attendance at our 9 a.m. service is 40, with a 10-member choir. We are an intergenerational congregation seeking to grow our Sunday attendance through dynamic worship experiences. We are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic team member to lead our music program, embracing our desire for growth in diverse membership.
The Music Director must provide music leadership of every Sunday worship service, using our electronic keyboard, and other services including Holy Week, Christmas, ecumenical services, and multi-racial/ethnic services. He or she will also direct the Adult Choir in weekly rehearsals from September through May, and recruit other members for the choir. The Music Director will choose the music for each Sunday service and insert it as needed into the bulletin master on the computer. Other computer skills include providing information about the music program for the church web site, and sharing upcoming music events on social media.
The Music Director will work 8-12 hours on average each week, for an annual salary of $10,000 to $13,000, depending on experience. View a complete job description and application instructions online. Applications are due by March 15, 2020.
Camp Manager for Summer in the City (Temporary, Contract)
65 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611
Summer in the City, hosted by St. James Cathedral, seeks a Camp Manager. Summer in the City (SITC) is a non-residential day camp that hosts thirty young campers ages 8-13 from different parts of Chicago. SITC is an adventure and art camp allowing Chicago youth to discover treasure in their city, themselves and others.
The Summer in the City Camp Manager is responsible for creating a safe and smooth operating summer camp. A strong relationship to other leaders, managers, directors, vendors, and Cathedral Staff is vital to the success of this program. The SITC Camp Manager executes many aspects of the camp’s most important functions, including trip and activity planning and preparation, record keeping, and regularly communicating with parents. As a youth development camp, the SITC Camp Manager is expected to lead a team that values hard work and integrity. The Camp Manager is required to attend training and be available for the entire camp. View a complete job description.
Qualifications: High School Diploma required. Bachelor degree in Youth Development, Education, Social Work or a related field preferred, with a minimum of one year’s experience working in a leadership capacity with children in group.
Job Type: Temporary, Contract
Interested applicants can send a cover letter and resume to Program Director Tony Santiago by email.
Camp Counselors for Summer in the City (Temporary, Contract)
65 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611
St. James Cathedral seeks Camp Counselors for its Summer in the City, non-residential day camp. Summer in the City (SITC) seeks counselors who are exciting and creative individuals responsible for creating an inviting, stimulating, and safe summer camp environment. SITC Camp Counselors assist many aspects of the camp including trips, daily activities, and communicating with volunteers and parents. As a youth development camp, SITC Camp Counselors are expected to contribute to a team-centered working environment that is friendly, respectful, open and honest. Camp Counselors are required to attend training and be available for the entire camp. SITC staff work together to share ideas and to develop projects and daily activities with staff and artists. Camp Counselors are responsible for the children’s experience at Summer in the City. View a complete job description.
Applicants must be available on June 6, 2020 and from July 13 – August 3, 2020
Qualifications: High School Diploma required. Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth Development, Education, Social Work or a related field preferred. Minimum of one year’s experience working with people ages 8-13.
- Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
- Honesty, integrity, and commitment to confidentiality
- Imagination and sense of humor
- Evidence of being a problem solver
- Be actively engaged and involved with children each day, including daily outdoor time in all ranges of temperature or humidity levels, in accordance with safety guidelines
Job Type: Temporary, Contract
Interested applicants can send a cover letter and resume to Director Tony Santiago by email.
Minister of Music (Part Time)
637 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Grace Place Episcopal Church in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood seeks a part-time Minister of Music to facilitate the church’s music program and the musical expression of the worshipping congregation. The Minister of Music is less a performer than a teacher and leader of worship, who understands this position as a ministry. She or he will select the music for each service in consultation with the Rector, play the musical portions of the service on the church’s grand piano and/or other musical instruments, lead congregational and ensemble singing, initiate the formation and continuance of a choir, and hire additional musicians for special services and events. View a complete job description. A background check will be required. Hours: average 8-12 hours per week. Salary: $11-13K, depending on experience.
To apply, send resume and cover letter by email. No phone calls please.
Program Coordinator (Part Time)
550 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield, IL 60093
In a vibrant parish with a vision to serve and invite neighbors into creating a healthier more loving society we need organizational support. Assisting the Rector and joining a strong part time staff, the Program Coordinator will excel at event planning and community organization. Understanding that spiritual formation is the goal of all parish programming, this new position will be highly collaborative with parishioners to coordinate existing programming and establish new programming in the areas of Outreach and Community Events.
Inquiries regarding necessary qualifications, further information about current programs, and list of responsibilities contact the Rev. Lisa Senuta.
Director of Children and Youth Formation
550 Sunset Ridge Road Northfield, IL 60093
In a suburban, vibrant, pastoral size parish we seek an experienced, creative, and organized individual with a passion for Christian Formation in young people. This individual would join the Rector and volunteers in organizing and implementing programs for a variety of ages to learn the stories of Christ’s love and form spiritual practices that support faith development. Understanding of liturgical year, sacraments, valuing the significance for outreach as formation, and a desire to form community of love and acceptance would support this individual as they bring new ideas and also sustain continuity in programs. Working closely with the Rector this individual would join a strong part time staff together enjoying the dynamic work of parish ministry.
For information regarding needed qualifications and a list responsibilities inquire to the Rev. Lisa Senuta.
Minister of Music (Part Time)
4370 Woodland Ave, Western Springs IL
All Saints, Western Springs, seeks a part-time (10-12 hours per week) Minister of Music. We are a small but exciting church with an average Sunday attendance in the mid-50s. We love our music program and enjoy singing as a congregation. A volunteer choir rehearses weekly, as available, and the congregation is supportive of new musical efforts. Worship at All Saints is fairly casual, but we celebrate the Eucharist weekly and adhere to a “Broad Church” tradition.
The ideal candidate would be a skilled organist (preferably with some background in the Anglican or similar liturgical tradition), who is excited about learning and sharing new skills. Proficiency with other instruments a plus, but not required. The Minister of Music will be responsible for the selection, rehearsal and performance of all musical pieces for services, and encouraged to pursue other opportunities to enrich the musical experience of the congregation in and out of worship. Hours are flexible most weeks, with the clear exception of Christmas and Holy Week. Three weeks (including Sundays) are provided as paid time off, with another week (including Sunday) for continuing education (a small budget is also provided to pay conference or material fees for continuing ed). A full position description may be seen at www.allsaintsws.org/hiring
For more information or to submit materials, please contact the Rev. Bill Nesbit by email or phone (708-246-0030).