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Position: Rector

Church: St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church

Location: St. Johns (Jacksonville Metro Area), Florida

Church Website

About Us:

St. Patrick’s is a parish family that worships together, shares the Eucharist and responds to God’s call to serve the community. We are committed to seeking and serving Christ in all persons, striving for justice and peace among all people, and respecting the dignity of every human being. We are located in St. Johns County, FL, the 10th fastest-growing county in the United States. Amid this growth, we seek a Rector who will share in our mission and support us in touching more lives with Christ’s love.

St. Patrick’s has a dedicated Vestry and wonderful volunteers leading our outreach programs. We are blessed with a talented Music Director who elevates our worship and engages parishioners of all ages.


St. Patrick’s seeks a new Rector who believes in the transformative power of worship. When we asked our parishioners the top things they want St. Patrick’s to achieve in the coming years, our shared wish is for growth – for more lives to be touched by the worship we cherish. We also believe in the need to go forth into our community and into the world to serve others, rejoicing in the Spirit.

The ideal candidate to minister to our parish will:

  • Have a passion for celebrating worship
  • Preach with clarity, energy and sincerity
  • Be relatable, a good listener, and open-minded
  • Bring a high level of integrity
  • Connect well with young people and parishioners of all ages

Our new Rector’s other responsibilities will include:

  • Providing pastoral care for the congregation
  • Serving as our executive leader, building a compelling and uniting vision for our parish
  • Equipping committees and ministries with the guidance and support that will enable us to grow in membership and impact


St. Johns County, FL, is bordered by the St. Johns River (1 mile west of our church location) and the beaches of the Atlantic Coast. St. Patrick’s is located about 28 miles from historic St. Augustine and about 25 miles from St. John’s Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida in downtown Jacksonville.

In our community, the St. Johns County School District has earned an overall “A” rating by the Florida Department of Education every year since 2008. The area’s population growth is strong, with a 40% increase in the past 10 years. We are passionate about welcoming all as we celebrate God and family in our growing area, and we look forward to calling a Rector who will further this mission and our parish growth.

For More Information & Applying:

Visit our website: to learn more about our search.

If you discern that God may be calling you to St. Patrick’s, please apply via email to [email protected]. Include a resume and address a cover letter to our search committee.

Please use your cover letter to help us know you better by addressing two key questions for our search:

Tell us about a time you gave a great sermon. What made it special?
What gives you the most energy in all of the varied aspects of your ministry? Why?

Email St. Patrick's Episcopal Church


Position: Communications Specialist

Church: Christ Episcopal Church

Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Church Website

Christ Church is located in the seaside community of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, near Jacksonville. Founded in 1951, Christ Church has an average Sunday attendance of approximately 1,100 at nine Eucharistic services.

Description: We are looking for a communications specialist to work with our Marketing Communications team. This part time hourly position will report directly to the Director of Marketing Communications. In cooperation with other members of the team, you will design, develop and produce print and digital marketing content that complies with brand standards.


    • Design and develop print and digital marketing material.
    • Create/update in-house collateral documents, graphics, signage, social media posts, etc.
    • Create digital design elements and graphics for social media.
    • Some photography, video editing.
    • Communicate and work with other members of the MarCom team

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in design / communications related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Social media experience a must.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro, After Effects, Acrobat Pro.
  • Familiarity with MS Word, Excel.
  • WordPress, Constant Contact experience a plus.
  • Ability to see design projects through from concept to production.
  • Experience with collateral design, preparing for printing.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

General Information We will consider contract or freelance arrangements. A combination of remote and on-site work offers some flexibility, but there will be times when you will need to be present for events, meetings, etc. There is potential for this position to grow into a full-time position with benefits. Employment requires a background check, completion of the Episcopal Church Safeguarding programs, and all application forms. Interested candidates are asked to send a resume and cover letter to Nancy White, [email protected]. Please include a link to your portfolio/work samples with application.

Email Nancy White

Position: Technical Director

Church: Christ Episcopal Church

Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Church Website

Parish Profile:

Christ Church is located in the seaside community of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, near Jacksonville. Founded in 1951, Christ Church has an average Sunday attendance of approximately 1, 400 at nine diverse Eucharistic services on our two campuses.

Christ Church currently has four full-time priests, three vocational deacons, program staff, administrative staff, and hundreds of devoted lay ministers serving more than 100 different ministries. Our operating budget, excluding the Preschool and Foundation, is approximately $4.5 million. We are an inclusive community of Christians with diverse faith backgrounds, committed to transforming lives through the love of God in Christ.

Job Description:

The role of Technical Director is to manage our technical team, oversee our audio visual equipment, and provide quality sound and video services and classes for our parishioners in person as well as online.

Position Responsibilities:

Christ Episcopal Church Tech Director Responsibilities:

  • Design and Implement Lighting Schemes and Decoration for Sundays and Special Holy Days
  • Design and implement visual elements (images, video, graphics, text) weekly/seasonally, coordinating with Communications department to ensure brand standards are reflected.
  • Oversee Sound Engineers for each service.
  • Provide technical support for other events.
  • Manage a team of technicians, including training, scheduling, hiring, professionalism, and discipline.
  • Provide quality customer service to our parishioners, clergy and staff.
  • Work with priests and musicians to create an atmosphere or confidence in our A/V department so we can offer them the best practices to ensure the highest quality of presentation.
  • Manage and maintain all A/V inventory including projectors, microphones, portable systems, cameras, speakers, laptops, screens, etc.
  • Have a solid working knowledge of the various systems on CEC campus including the sanctuary, contemporary worship space, dining hall, and formation rooms.
  • Work closely with the staff and office to coordinate all technical needs or events, meetings, weddings, funerals, preschool service, and non-Sunday services.
  • Establish and maintain contact with individuals requiring technical assistance to ensure we understand their needs and that they understand how we can accommodate them.
  • Work with the Creative Arts Academy to determine to determine production needs for events and pageants.
  • Assist with technical needs for special non-Sunday services around Easter, Christmas, and other liturgical seasons.
  • Work with our associate rector for worship to learn about the Episcopal liturgy and service styles.
  • Lead the development of a program for replacement and repair of all technical equipment; serve as the lead for coordinating repairs and developing solutions to equipment issues.
  • Set up and run AV equipment for formation meetings and other events
  • Participate in our Technology committee
  • Maintain AV equipment in classrooms by running updates and checking status of laptop, cords, screens, etc.
  • Support our digital ministry and provide technical expertise.


The ideal technical director candidate will be proficient with the following:

  • Midas M32 and Berhinger X32 Series audio consoles
  • ETC Colorsource 40 Lighting console as well as knowledge of conventional Ellipsoidal stage lights as well as modern LED fixtures.
  • Blackmagic Design ATEM video switchers including the Television Studio Pro and Mini Extreme
  • OBS Streaming software
  • Camera equipment including Sony PXW X70 and PTZ Optics Cameras
  • ProPresenter 7 Media Software.
  • Shure ULXD wireless microphones.
  • Basic knowledge of video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro

This is a full-time position. Employment at Christ Church requires a background check, the completion of abuse risk management training, and the completion of application forms.

Interested candidates are asked to send a resume and cover letter to Stephanie Bennie, Director of Operations: [email protected].

Email Director of Operations

Position: Assistant Director of Youth and Family Ministry

Church: Christ Episcopal Church

Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Church Website

Parish Profile:

Christ Church is located in the seaside community of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, near Jacksonville. Founded in 1951, Christ Church has an average Sunday attendance of approximately 1,100 at nine Eucharistic services.

Christ Church currently has four full-time priests, three vocational deacons, program staff, administrative staff, and hundreds of devoted lay ministers serving more than 100 different ministries. Our operating budget, excluding the Preschool and Foundation, is approximately $4.3 million. We are an inclusive community of Christians with diverse faith backgrounds committed to creating a community where lives are transformed through the love of God in Christ.

Job Description:

The Assistant Director of Youth and Family Ministries will work to implement a relational ministry with middle school and high school youth and their families, and to a lesser extent will also provide support for children’s ministry programs and The Lighthouse (programs for LGBTQ youth and families). This person will be part of a Family Formation Team, reporting to the Director of Youth Ministry.



  • Develop relationships with youth, their families, and volunteers by being present at all youth functions, and communicating by text, phone, email, face-to-face meetings, and social media.
  • Maintain healthy boundaries in relationships with youth as their spiritual leader and friend, but not their peers.
  • When pastoral needs are present in youth or their families, collaborate with Family Formation team to pray for and address specific needs.


Work collaboratively with Family Formation Team to design and implement youth ministry programs that are fun, educational, inclusive, purposeful, and consistent with the Episcopal Church. Attend all youth programs as co-host and assistant to Director of Youth Ministry:

  • Weekly youth groups for middle and high school students
  • Sunday morning formation classes for middle and high school students
  • Bi-weekly Sunday afternoon confirmation classes from January – May (schedule subject to change)
  • Annual event to raise funds for summer missions
  • Wednesday evening homework and fellowship time (supervised, unstructured time in our Youth House)
  • Two summer mission weeks (one local, one away), a winter weekend retreat, and a confirmation weekend retreat
  • Monthly service opportunities with local outreach organizations
  • Train, schedule, and equip a team of adult volunteers to lead all youth programs and establish long term relationships with youth.
  • Ensure that all needed curriculum and supplies are ready for all programs.


Youth Ministry

  • Ensure that all church guidelines are followed including safe church and transportation policies.
  • Work within church management software to ensure records for all youth and volunteers are up to date and attendance is tracked for all events.
  • Maintain an annual calendar for youth ministry, coordinated with parish calendar, planning 12 months in advance and communicating dates to youth, families, staff, and all other relevant areas.

Support Director of Family Formation by assisting with the following administrative tasks:

  • Organization, supply management and setup for children’s programs, including Vacation Bible School (one week each summer)
  • Volunteer scheduling and communication
  • Tracking of online safeguarding courses and background checks for volunteers

Division of duties is expected to be roughly 80/20% between youth and children’s ministries, respectively. Relational work will be primarily with youth.


  • A well-grounded and robust Christian faith, with the ability to articulate it to young people.
  • A commitment to working with young people, parents, and volunteers in a high-energy and dynamic environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and willingness to learn proficiency in church management software.
  • Christ centered behavior at all times (e.g. treating people with respect, compassion, and integrity).

This is a part-time position requiring 25-29 hours per week including nights, weekends, and multi-day summer trips. There is potential for this position to grow into a full-time position with benefits depending. The Director must hold a valid driver’s license and operate a vehicle with insurance and a safe driving record. Employment at Christ Church requires a background check, completion of the Episcopal Church Safeguarding programs, and completion of all application forms.

Interested candidates are asked to send a resume and cover letter to Catherine Montgomery at [email protected].

Email Catherine Montgomery

Position: Bookkeeper

Church: Episcopal Diocese of Florida

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Church Website

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida is currently seeking an experienced part time bookkeeper to join our team.

If you are a team player with solid bookkeeping experience with QuickBooks, accounting knowledge, attention to detail, accuracy and multi-task skills this could be the job for you. Experience with church accounting is a plus. Hours will be flexible, but twenty or less per week. If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

Email Episcopal Diocese of Florida

Position: Church Office Administrator

Church: St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

Location: Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Church Website

Description: The Office Administrator position supports the organizational functions and the physical operations of the church office and administrative assistance and clerical support to the Rector. This person must be able to meet the public with diplomacy and sensitivity and maintain utmost confidentiality of all information received and/or discussed with the clergy. Strong organizational skills and the ability to self-monitor and structure priorities are essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is a must; experience with Constant Contact and Umbraco CMS is a plus. Experience working in a church office is preferred, but not required. Must be able to work additional hours as needed, and be adaptable to variations in routine.


  • Communicate, both to the parish: newsletters, worship bulletins, church facility calendar, etc., and to the community: advertise events and maintain website.
  • Manage office volunteers and supervise sexton.
  • Record and maintain accounts of sacraments, membership, services, and contributions.

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:All unvaccinated staff are required to wear masks.

Email The Rev. Louanne Loch

Position: Director of Parish Engagement

Church: Trinity Parish Church

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Church Website

The Director develops and nurtures relationships to engage members in the ministries to which God has called them. Director has responsibilities in member engagement, lay ministries, event coordination, and sacramental duties.Reporting to the Rector, the Director executes strategies to create an environment where members can easily connect their spiritual gifts to new and existing ministries; engages people in meaningful ways. Serves as the face of Trinity Parish in all job responsibilities. Ensures ministries have adequate structure and organization to motivate and sustain member involvement. Models mission, vision, and core values of Trinity Parish. Demonstrates the ability to encourage and lead others in their walk with Jesus Christ. Engages with staff and others on special projects.

This is a 29 hour per week position, with opportunity for expansion. Work will be required on Sundays, Tuesday mornings, and Wednesday evenings. Other time will be at your discretion. Benefits include PTO and pension contributions. Salary is $30,160.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Member Engagement

  • Creates an environment that welcomes new guests and provides next steps toward connection and spiritual growth for the parish family. (Newcomers, Discover, and Alpha courses)
  • Creates and continuously improves a system to welcome newcomers.
  • Recruits, leads, equips, and empowers “front of house” worship service volunteers (parking lot, welcomers, greeters) in providing inviting first impressions.
  • Provides volunteer team with current guest-services best practices from innovative customer service focused churches and organizations.
  • Facilitates the development of systems to recruit, train and schedule volunteers engaging in ministry in the church.
  • Facilitate the development and vitality of Alpha and other small group systems that nurture the fellowship and spiritual growth of members.
  • Coordinate hospitality on Sunday mornings and during Wednesday evening programs.

Ministry Involvement

  • Implement processes which enable members to discover and utilize their spiritual gifts.
  • Incorporate people into new and existing ministries, which align with their gifts.
  • Create a volunteer community that feels called to serve in ministries and special events.
  • Develop and lead a network of volunteer coordinators who will assist in recruiting, training and engaging a dynamic volunteer community.
  • Provide ministry support as needed; provide logistical and communication support; participate as staff on assigned working groups.
  • Implement and train members with ministry scheduling program and Realm communication.
  • Ensure everyone participating as a volunteer has completed the Safeguarding courses.

Expanded Duties after six-month review: Event Coordination

  • Coordinate volunteers to execute parish events to be held on and off campus.
  • Work with non-members to coordinate their events at Trinity.
  • Coordinate with vendors to execute events held on-site.
  • Coordinate event registrations.

Sacramental Coordination

  • Serve as the face of the Trinity to all people participating in sacramental events (baptisms, weddings, confirmations, ordinations, and funerals).
  • Coordinate and communicate with clergy and Diocesan office about all relevant details of sacramental events.
  • Participate in rehearsals and events as needed; engage with families and individuals to build lasting relationships and positive connections.
  • Input and update database with new information on members as their membership evolves.


  • High school degree required; college degree preferred.
  • Possess a personal faith in Jesus Christ; and a willingness to develop a familiarity with the life and rhythm of the Episcopal Church.
  • Possess a keen ability to create bonds and find common ground with people; innate curiosity about people and enjoy calling out their gifts.
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to nurture, support, inspire and motivate people.
  • Proficient use of technologies as communication and reporting tools.
  • Make things happen by turning thoughts into action; ability to translate vision into actionable tactics and plans.
  • Delegate work in a way that makes others feel included in Trinity’s mission.
  • Build trust and respect with others; help people overcome hurdles and resistance.
  • Possess a demonstrated ability to work with a variety of people: clergy, members, families.
  • Communicate effectively: speak, listen, and write clearly.
  • Possess strong planning, organizing and problem-solving skills with the ability to set priorities, oversee schedules and monitor outcomes of ministries.
  • Manage confidential and sensitive information with discretion.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for the Trinity’s mission.

For More Information and Applying:
Resumes should be sent to Meredith Belger [email protected].

Email Meredith Belger

Position: Part-Time Organist

Church: Trinity Episcopal Church

Location: Melrose, FL

Church Website

Trinity Episcopal Church in Melrose, Florida, is seeking a part-time organist to lead our worship. Applicant should be competent in sight-reading and be familiar with a variety of hymns, including traditional hymns as well as praise and worship songs. Trinity is seeking a candidate who has a heart for Jesus and a passion for music.

Currently, Trinity worships at 10 a.m. on Sundays, however, we may return to two services in the fall. Besides the occasional wedding or memorial service, there are few extra services each year, especially Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and services during Holy Week.

For More Information:
Visit our website:

Deadline: February 2022

Please contact: Fr. Tony Powell 352-727-0354, or email at: [email protected]

Email Fr. Tony Powell

Position: Part-Time Organist/Choir Director

Church: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Location: Live Oak, FL

Purpose: To provide vocal and/or instrumental music for parish worship services, other sacramental occasions, parish events. Reports to: Rector for programming/liturgical matters, Parish Administrator for other staff responsibilities. Annual Review: Rector in consultation with Parish Administrator

Specific Responsibilities of this Position include:

Musical Responsibilities

  • As principal musician of the church, Organist will coordinate all music provided for worship services and be responsible for music selection according to liturgy.
  • The Organist will provide organ music and direct the choir(s) at the 11:00 service Sunday mornings and shall select appropriate organ and choral music for each service.
  • The Organist will provide organ music for occasional services(Maundy Thursday, Christmas)
  • The Organist will rehearse weekly (or as otherwise specified) with the choir. The choir will follow modified practice schedules (or cease practice) during the summer months
  • The Organist will provide music for funeral and wedding services held on the Church premises if available at the time of the service at the normal fee (weddings shall be paid directly by party). If the Organist is not available, he/she shall assist in the hiring of a substitute musician.

Miscellaneous Responsibilities related to Music Program:

  • The Organist shall not engage in the unauthorized duplication of copyrighted materials by photocopying or any other means that would expose the Church or its affiliated organizations to liability for penalties under existing or future copyright laws.
  • The Organist shall obtain, on behalf of the Church, all necessary permissions and authorizations prior to any reproductions of copyrighted materials.
  • Supervise maintenance, storage and cleaning of choir robes and music equipment.

Email Jasmine Burns

Position: Extended Care Teacher with Classroom Intern Opportunity

Church: San Jose Episcopal Day School

Location: Jacksonville

Church Website

Description: SJEDS inspires a life of integrity and a passion for learning. We are seeking an assistant teacher in our after school care program that has a heart for Christian service and has experience in childcare for children ages PK3 – 6th grade. The assistant teacher will supervise a specific grade level study hall and structured afternoon activities. SJEDS is also offering Education Majors (or other related fields) practicum and intern opportunities in the classroom in combination with the paid position of the Extended Day Assistant Teacher.

Email Emily Stovall

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