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Position: Rector

Church: St. James Episcopal Church

Location: Lake City, Florida

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About St. James Episcopal Church:

Our charming historic church and rectory provide the backdrop for our welcoming community. We are Christians committed to fulfilling God’s Will by providing a home for people to worship and grow together, engaging and inspiring all generations, and bringing the never changing gospel to an ever-changing world. St. James is a parish family that worships God together, shares the Eucharist and responds to God’s call to serve the community. We are committed to look for the face of the Lord Jesus in everyone we meet and to serve others so that everyone we meet will see the face of the Lord Jesus in us. We have a committed Vestry and lay members who lead our many outreach programs. Music is a vital part of our parish, with a talented and faithful choir.

What we seek:
In addition to traditional duties of preaching, pastoral care ,Christian Education, and administration, St. James seeks a new Rector who will lead and support us in the future and assist us in enhancing the priorities that we have identified in a recent Congregation Assessment Survey, CAT. St. James’ Episcopal Church (

The ideal candidate to minister to our parish will possess the following strengths:

  • Passion, energy, and sincerity for preaching and celebrating.
  • Strategic vision and direction to equip our committees, ministries, and lay leaders to multiply our impact in the community.
  • Community building to renew and revitalize the community surrounding St. James.
  • Empathy to support pastoral care and general support to parishioners of all ages.
  • Integrity.


As you consider whether St. James is a fit for you, please consider a few questions from our members:

  • What are your spiritual gifts, and what is one that you wish you had?
  • What changes would you encourage us to make to attract families with children and youth to our church?
  • How would you help us provide more opportunities for Christian education and spiritual formation for every age?
  • Would you support the enlargement and improvement of the physical facilities of the church to expand or enhance our ministries?

Applying and for More Information:
Please email Search Committee Chairperson, Melinda Moses at with any questions.

Contact Melinda Moses

Position: Part-Time Vicar

Church: St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church

Location: Saint Augustine, Florida

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Job Title: Vicar
Type of Commitment: Part-Time
Name of church: St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Address: 37 Lovett Street, St. Augustine, Florida, 32084

Job Description
St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church is a diverse, inclusive, and historic Christian community welcoming all into our life and worship as we creatively grow in faith and service to each other, our world around us, and a loving God. Our beautiful historic church is a cornerstone in the Lincolnville neighborhood.

We seek a Vicar who will:

  • Lead worship, administer the sacraments, and preach the Gospel FOR TODAY so the parishioners experience spiritual growth and an exciting challenge to their faith.
  • Challenge St. Cyprian’s to recognize the needs of others, near and far, so parishioners may respond with time, talent, and treasure beyond the church in accordance with our mission.
  • Define and communicate opportunities for lay leadership, guide laity to model servant leadership in the work God has given us to do, encourage involvement from the parishioners, and recognize the wealth of lay talents.
  • Embrace each person as a beloved child of God and minister to the unique needs of each parishioner.

We also seek a Vicar who will:

  • Continue to maintain our legacy as a trusting, open, and safe environment for all parishioners and visitors.
  • Lead with humility and encourage parishioners to focus on what Jesus took seriously while emulating His love.
  • Lead us through this new chapter of ministry and mission with grace, empathy, compassion and will speak God’s truth in love to all.

For More Information and to Apply:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and OTM portfolio to The Rev. Cn. Eddie Jones, Canon of the Ordinary, Episcopal Diocese of Florida at: Office: (904) 356-1328 & Joan Kratz, Search Committee Consultant at:

For questions, please call the Diocesan Office: (904)356-1328, Fax: (904) 355-1934.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2023.

Email The Rev. Cn. Eddie Jones

Position: Part-Time Rector

Church: St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Location: Starke, Florida

Church Website

Job Description: St. Mark’s is a small friendly family style church with approximately 70 members in downtown Starke on Church Street. Their church was built sometime in the 1880’s and is a lovely gothic Carpenter style church. Their mission is “To know Christ, to let Christ be known.”

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church seeks a part-time Rector (approximately 20 hours per week) who:

  • Would lead with integrity and provide spiritual guidance and pastoral care
  • Will compose and deliver dynamic sermons
  • Help members discern their ministry gifts
  • Will supervise and direct staff and possess both planning and managerial skills
  • Will fellowship with our various groups and activities
  • Enable us to grow and develop strong community bonds
  • Encourage and enable outreach
  • Help us to continually live into our Mission to know Christ and to let Christ be known

To apply, contact Search Committee Chair: Marianne O’Neill: or call 352-235-2200. You may also contact The Rev. Cn. Allison DeFoor, Canon to the Ordinary:

Email Marianne O'Neill


Position: Part-Time Children and Youth Ministry Director

Church: All Saints Episcopal Church

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Church Website

All Saints Episcopal Church, Jacksonville is actively seeking an exceptional individual to assist children and youth in our parish toward Christian formation, and to involve and assist families in this process. The Children and Youth Ministry Director designs and coordinates Christian formation programs and contributes to worship and education that models healthy relationships for children and youth. Direction is received from the Rector who reviews work and reports of operational results; however, the employee is expected to exercise considerable initiative in judgment and planning in carrying out assignments. This position is currently envisioned as part-time (30-35 hours per week), possibly moving to full-time in the future. Though many times hours are flexible and the position is generally 3-4 days per week, the Director position requires work most Sundays for at least one-half day and some weeknights as required. The Director does not need to be Episcopalian, but should be Christian.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks

Oversee all aspects of Children’s and Youth Ministry programs for children ages infant through the 12th grade. Responsibilities include:


  • Ministry Plan – Develop an over-arching ministry plan and calendar which is periodically reviewed and approved by the Rector. Calendar to include general lesson plans, special religious holiday activities and events, as well as summer activities.
  • Sunday Mornings – Provide an inviting, safe and loving environment for all children with volunteer workers in order to provide appropriately age divided rooms during the church service. This would include: Nursery care for children between the ages of 0 – 3; and Sunday School lessons and activities for those 4 years old – 7 th grade. Youth activities for those 8th grade and above
  • Weekday evenings – Be prepared to offer nursery and young child care utilizing volunteers for special services or church-wide gatherings that are planned well in advance.
  • Vacation Bible School – Plan and direct this event each year for all children within the All Saints family as well as an outreach to the community. Select a themed week and plan with volunteers for the creative decoration, crafts, activities and skits that will bring the Biblically -based message alive.
  • Assist the Rector and clergy with preparation for baptisms and confirmations.
  • Provide interaction and supervision of adult volunteers so they are properly equipped to execute their respective roles: including those safety policies and procedures to ensure that all volunteers have been properly apprised, trained and vetted, as is essential for the care and protection of children

Communication and Tracking:

  • Provide sign-up sheets and obtain key ways to communicate to all families participating in each of the above ministry events.
  • Follow-up with emails to the families on lessons learned that week/event, upcoming events and invitations to other All Saints activities or membership.
  • Constant recap with teachers and other volunteers to regarding their Sunday lesson/event to learn and adapt for a more effective ministry. Provide encouragement and reinforcement to all who are on the team.
  • Track attendance for each activity for safety purposes (proper ratios of supervision) as well as Church family growth.
  • Applicant will be asked to attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and report on the ministry.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and office equipment.
  • Ability to work in an office environment as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to interpret the issues of children and youth to the wider parish and empower children and youth to participate in that process-particularly the youth.
  • Assure safety and security of facilities of the children/youth environment.

Special Requirements
This position requires completion of the Sexual Abuse Prevention course offered by the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. This position requires a completed satisfactory background check.

For More Information and to Apply:
Please visit, to learn more. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume by email to All Saints Church ( Position Submission Deadline: April 21, 2023.

Hiring Insights

  • Hours for this position are flexible, outside of core hours;
  • This position is part time and the Director must work on at least ½ day on Sundays and some weeknights;
  • Salary for this position is negotiable, depends upon experience type and length of experience;
  • The Director need not be Episcopalian, but should be Christian and must be versed in and agree to promote and act in the manner of the Episcopal Church and its traditions.
  • Relocation benefits are not available for this position.

Contact All Saints Episcopal Church

Position: Parish Administrator

Church: Holy Comforter Episcopal Church

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Church Website

Under the direction of the Rectors and Vestry, the role of the Parish Administrator is to implement the policies and goals of the parish. The Parish Administrator is a steward of all the gifts God has entrusted to the parish, including the financial, personnel, administrative and physical resources. The Parish Administrator’s life and vocation should embody Christian faith, principles and values.

Reports to: Rector, and in the absence of the Rector, to the Associate Rector

Annual Review: Rector or Associate Rector

Paid Position: Full time

Specific Responsibilities of this Position

  • Oversee the management of all official records and files of the congregation, including recording and maintaining accurate up-to-date records of membership
  • Help prepare an Annual Report and other reports, newsletters and mailings to the diocese and for the congregation
  • Maintain security of records, files, credit cards and key files
  • Act as the purchasing agent for supplies and office equipment for the parish
  • Coordinate and supervise the daily work of the Sexton and volunteers.
  • Oversee the coordination of daily functions of the congregation: maintain the church calendar; schedule events including space allocation and reservations for those events
  • Organize special events, as assigned
  • Create, update and maintain an office policy and procedures manual (subject to review and approval of the Vestry)
  • Maintain accurate up-to-date personnel files on parish employees, including criminal background checks, abuse prevention seminar certificates and vacation, leave and sick days of the Sexton
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date files on licensure and training of laity
  • Responsible for the annual review and evaluation of the Sexton
  • Establish and accurately manage a responsible system for handling of all invoices and receipts


  • Two years of college or technical degree in the field and a minimum of 1 year business/administrative experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to be a collaborator, team leader and supervisor
  • Knowledge of basic financial management principles and practices
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate tasks
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Knowledge and ability to efficiently utilize computer systems, software, and office equipment
  • Ability to easily navigate social media

Salary: Based on skills and experience. Health insurance and pension available.

Start date: Immediately

Send Applications to: Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 2015 Fleischmann Rd., Tallahassee, Fl 32308, Attn: Fr. Allen Hill or Senior Warden.

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Position: Bookstore Sales and Operations Manager

Church: St. John's Cathedral

Location: Jacksonville

Church Website

Position Department: Bookstore/Formation
Position Supervisor: Kathryn Bissette, Founding Director

Position Status: 40 hours per week: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. plus special evening and Saturday events as needed. Schedule will be determined monthly to incorporate all special events to ensure that hours per week for this position do not exceed 40 hours per week. Eligible for full individual benefits.

Purpose of the Position: Bookstore sales, customer service, and operations management

Bookstore Sales and Operations Manager Duties and Responsibilities:

Customer Service and Reception:

  • Greet and assist bookstore customers and visitors to the Brown House during store hours.
  • Customer service including taking orders and follow up.
  • Shipping and receiving

Sales and Marketing:

  • Data entry of bookstore sales in QuickBooks POS system.
  • Learning, including updating bookstore store site, and placing orders for customers as needed, and tracking sales history weekly.
  • Update bookstore event website.
  • Implement marketing plan to grow sales within Episcopal churches in the Diocese of Florida.
  • Publish weekly electronic newsletter and post regular social media posts and events on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Volunteer Management:

  • Managing weekly volunteers, training, etc. working with Bookstore Human Resources Director to assist with customer sales and off-site events.
  • Executing off-site bookstore events during the year along with volunteers (including Cerveny Conference Center at Camp Weed and other locations in the diocese).


  • Order inventory as directed by Bookstore Committee.
  • Receiving inventory, entering purchase orders in QuickBooks POS, labeling, arranging, organizing, and displaying merchandise as directed by Bookstore Committee.
  • Prepare and process all check requests and credit card expenditure forms.
  • Handle the weekly count of bookstore cash for bookkeeper.
  • Organize and execute annual physical inventory count of the bookstore.
  • General administrative duties as needed, including copying, and filing.
  • Other duties deemed necessary by the Bookstore Founding Director and Bookstore Committee.


  • Some college, knowledge of Microsoft Office, Constant Contact, Canva, and website design.
  • Knowledge of the Episcopal church preferred.
  • Must enjoy interacting with parishioners and the general public.
  • Retail experience with QuickBooks POS preferred.
  • Must be able to lift 50-60 pounds.

For More Information and to Apply: Visit the website: or call (904) 356-5507 Ext. 152.

The deadline is January 31, 2023. Applicants should contact the bookstore at

Email St. John's Cathedral Bookstore

Position: Part-Time Director of Youth and Children Ministries

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

Location: Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Church Website

General Definition and Conditions of Work
Assist children and youth in the parish toward Christian formation and involve and assist families in this process. The Director designs and coordinates Christian formation programs and contributes to worship and education that models healthy relationships for children and youth. Direction is received from the Rector who reviews work through conferences and reports of operational results; however, the employee is expected to exercise considerable initiative in judgment and planning in carrying out assignments.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks

  • Coordinate and Plan all facets of the Youth Program.
  • Management of Youth Facilities and Supplies
  • Recruit and train volunteers to assist with Youth Meetings and Events
  • Actively communicate with members of the Youth Group through multiple mediums (Phone, text, social media, etc.).
  • Arrange and provide opportunities for outreach through service projects/events.
  • Hold weekly meetings for the youth. These meetings should include education, discussion, recreational time, prayer, and any other appropriate activity.
  • Foster relationships between diocesan staff and other Youth Leaders throughout the diocese.
  • Work closely with not only the rector, but with all other members of the Office Staff to ensure healthy work relationships. This includes weekly attendance to Staff Meetings.
  • Ensure the safety of youth, volunteers, and any church property.
  • Oversee the Sunday School program, which includes scheduling and recruiting teachers and curriculum management. Recruiting volunteer teachers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and office equipment.
  • Ability to work in an office environment as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to interpret the issues of children and youth to the wider parish and empower children and youth to participate in that process-particularly the youth.
  • Assure safety and security of facilities of the children/youth environment.

Education and Experience

  • Knowledge of spiritual, emotional, and social developmental stages and processes for children and youth.
  • Interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Proficiency in basic hardware and software skills.
  • Leadership skills

Special Requirements

This position requires completion of the Sexual Abuse Prevention course offered by the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. Of significant importance is that the Youth Director should be another adult person in the lives of the children and youth who is talking about and living out their faith. Completion of Safeguarding God’s Children is also required.

Deadline: August 26, 2022

Email Kendyl Sparkman

Position: Part-Time Organist

Church: Trinity Episcopal Church

Location: Melrose, Florida

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 Fr. Tony Powell

Position: Part-Time Organist/Choir Director

Church: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Location: Live Oak, Florida

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, Florida

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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