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Job Openings

ELCA congregations and other ministry partners are welcome to submit brief job postings to the synod website. Please help us to be a useful resource for congregations and job seekers by notifying us promptly when a position has been filled. If no deadline is given, job listings will be removed after one month. To post a job opening, email chloe.ahlf@spas-elca.org and include the following information: congregation, address of congregation, job title & description, contact information for application, and specification of full- or part-time work. Please use the format listed below as best as possible.

Tenor Section Leader

St. Christopher's Episcopal
Roseville
Part-time

St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Roseville, MN seeks a tenor section leader to begin September 2015. The choir of St. Christopher's sings a wide variety of literature ranging from the Anglican canon, Medieval & Renaissance through contemporary Classical, as well as global and gospel music. We are looking for an individual with solid vocal and sightreading skills, a willingness to engage in the community and a ready sense of humor. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7:15 and Sunday mornings at 9:45. The choir sings for the 10:30 am service from September through May, with an extra half dozen services throughout the year. For more information, contact Karla Cole, Director of Music: 651-633-4589, ext.12 or karla@stchristophers-mn.org.

Minister of Music

Dayton Avenue Presbyterian
Saint Paul
Part-time

Dayton Avenue Presbyterian is searching for a part time (16 - 20 hours/week) music director, some choir directing experience needed. We are an open and affirming peace congregation with a small, experienced choir. This would be an excellent starting position for a music major or an experienced director, with hopes of someone starting in the fall. A full job description can be found at www.dapc.org. To apply, contact Chuck Neve, Minister of Administration at daytonavenuechurch@gmail.com.

Administrative Secretary

Salem Lutheran
West Saint Paul
Part-time

Salem Lutheran is a vibrant, growing congregation seeking a flexible, welcoming, organized, computer-savvy individual to serve as Administrative Secretary. This position supports the staff and committees of the church, serves as the first contact for week-day visitors and groups, creates print materials for worship and monthly newsletter, and manages the church database. Experience with Quickbooks, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, and Church Management System software is preferred. Part-time position (20 hrs per week). Send resume and cover letter to: Salem Lutheran Church, 11 W. Bernard, West St. Paul MN 55118 or to ktellek@aol.com. Call 651-457-6661 with questions.

Executive Director

Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry
Minneapolis
Full-time

Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry seeks candidates for an Executive Director. The Executive Director is accountable for all aspects of the organization and reports directly to the Board of Directors. S/He is the key spokesperson for the organization. For more information and instructions on how to apply go to www.lutheranpartners.org. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2015.

Application Deadline:
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Children's Music Coordinator

Christ Church Lutheran
Minneapolis
Part-time

Christ Church Lutheran has an exciting new opportunity for a Children’s Music Coordinator for two hours each week to begin in fall 2015. This individual will lead Pre-K through 8th grade students in music and movement instruction for 30 minutes after worship on Sunday mornings. The remainder of the time will be spent in preparation, coordinating with pastors and/or cantors in musical selections for the children. Responsibilities may include preparing the children for short performances during worship or holiday events. An individual with a love of children, a passion for music, and lots of energy is essential! A degree, or working toward a degree, in music education and experience working with children, preferably in a classroom setting, is required. Starting pay for this position is $2500 for the school year (September – May), depending on qualifications. We anticipate the position developing along with the ministry. Christ Church Lutheran’s children’s ministry is growing and we want you to be a part of the excitement! Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Send letter of interest and resume to mail@christchurchluth.org or mail to Christ Church Lutheran, Attn: Children's Music, 3244 34th Ave S. Minneapolis MN 55406

Custodian

St. Timothy
Saint Paul
Part-time

St. Timothy is seeking a part-time custodian to work with a fun, caring congregation in the Como Park neighborhood in St. Paul. A full job description can be found at www.sttimothylutheran.org. Send letter of interest and resume to Nancy Lilja-Nerheim, Office Administrator, at sttims@usfamily.net.

Director of Children, Youth, and Family

Cross Lutheran Church
Roberts, WI
Part-time

Cross Lutheran (ELCA), Roberts, WI,  seeks a part-time director of children, youth, and family.  This is a part-time 15 hrs./wk. position Pay range: $15-20/hr.  Education and experience in church work with children and youth preferred.  Send resume to pastor@robertscrosslutheran.comCall Pastor Durk Peterson with any questions at 612-702-5509.

 

Organist & Choir Director

Hope Evangelical Lutheran
Minneapolis
Part-time

Hope Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, located in south Minneapolis. We have a strong tradition of liturgical worship which we desire to maintain while also developing new expressions. The Organist & Choir Director will serve as a resource to support, foster, and coordinate the worship and spiritual life of Hope through congregational, choral and instrumental music. This is a part-time position which includes one Sunday off per month. For a complete job description, visit www.hopempls.org. To apply, please submit resume by email to Kristi Gay at personnel@hopempls.org by Friday, August 7th.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 7, 2015

Worship and Music Coordinator

Lutheran Campus Ministry - Twin Cities
Minneapolis
Part-time

Lutheran Campus Ministry - Twin Cities is searching for a musician. The musician at LCM works closely with the pastor and students to plan and coordinate the worship life of the community while providing music leadership during rehearsals and worship services. The musician helps to enrich the spiritual life of the community by leading everyone in song, and by identifying and equipping student musicians of varying backgroundsand abilities. LCM ministers to students of all majors, interests, and backgrounds, and the musician works intentionally to reflect and respond to that diversity within every worship experience. The musician keeps one foot in the past by honoring the rich folk liturgies used over the past few years, and one foot in the present by allowing and encouraging room for what is new and now for students who are currently present. This position is 7-10 hours a week, and is competitive with Minneapolis Area Synod Guidelines for part time musicians. We will evaluate applications on August 1st, and will keep the position open until filled. For a complete job description, or to apply, email Pastor Kate Keuer Welton at kate@graceattheu.org.

Custodian

Living Waters
Lino Lakes
Part-time

Living Waters Lutheran Church is accepting applications for a custodial position. This is a shared part-time paid position. Approx. 6 hours per week. Responsibilities include: General church cleaning (vacuuming, cleaning of bathrooms, emptying recycling & trash), set-up/take-down of tables, chairs & Sunday School dividers, maintaining supplies and reporting maintenance issues. Email your resume to Amy Faymoville, Director of Church Operation, at operations@livingwaterslutheran.org.

Application Deadline:
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Church Communications Specialist

Peace Lutheran
Plymouth
Part-time

The Church Communications Specialist (part-time 32 hours/week) is responsible for the timely and accurate preparation and distribution of all electronic, published and telephone communication necessary to insure the effective messaging for the congregation. This person will coordinate and produce: publications, the website, electronic communications, serve as consultant for ministry-specific communications projects, coordinate external media relations and advertising and maintain office supplies. Also, this person will be the first point of contact for visitors to church and will provides work direction to office volunteers. Degree preferred in Communications or 2+ years of equivalent work experience with similar responsibilities. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Sarah Kerbeshian at careers@peaceofplymouth.org.

Pianist/Organist/Music Director

Trinity Lutheran
Minneapolis
Part-time

Trinity Lutheran Congregation is a multicultural community of faith located in Minneapolis’s vibrant, diverse Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. We are looking for an experienced pianist/organist who can bring high energy direction to our small but dedicated choir. Ideally, this individual would also share worship planning and leadership with our pastors. Our goal is to find an individual who is passionate about music and committed to working in a Christian community. How that individual expresses their passion could be through voice or instrument, classical or folk, traditional or emergent. This is considered a 1/4-time position. Pay will be commensurate with skills and AGO Twin Cities guidelines. Send inquiries and questions to pastorjane@trinitylutherancongregation.org.

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
Edina
Part-time

The Coordinator of Children’s Ministry shall provide leadership for developing and implementing a Christ-centered ministry for children from birth through 5th grade (and their parents) in order for them to grow spiritual and connect their faith to their daily lives. Approximately 20-25 hours per week includes Wednesdays and Sundays. We have a growing number of young children in our congregation, especially between birth and 6 years old, our hope is for this position to grow along with our children. A complete job description can be found here (PDF). Interested Candidates should submit a cover-letter and resume to Pastor Joanna Mitchell at joanna.mitchell@sothchurch.com.

Contemporary Worship Leader

Maple Grove Lutheran Church
Maple Grove
Part-time

Plan and lead music for contemporary worship services, collaborating with staff and volunteers. Ability to lead on vocals and on a rhythm instrument (Guitar, Bass, or Keyboards) is required. Service time is 10:30am, Sunday, two to three times per month. Rehearsal schedule is flexible. Additional duties might include working with other ensembles and performing in additional services. Maple Grove Lutheran Church is a youthful church in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. Required experience: Contemporary Worship Leader for at least 1 year. Submit letter and resume to Heather Mestad at heather@mglc.org.

Communications Specialist

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Minneapolis
Part-time

Good Shepherd is a vibrant faith community in southwest Minneapolis. We are seeking a 15-20 hour per week Communications Specialist. This person (working in collaboration with program and ministry staff) is responsible for electronic and print communications for the church. This includes e-newsletters, printed newsletters and other printed materials, and social media and website updates. This person will also back-up the office receptionist and will be required to work two Sunday mornings per month in our Welcome Center. Job skills and requirements include excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office, InDesign and Photoshop; proficiency with social media; ability to be creative when working to promote the church and its ministries; ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, meeting deadlines; ability to be well-organized with attention to detail and a commitment to good interpersonal relationships, teamwork and support of church ministries. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Laura Stein at l.stein@goodshepherdmpls.org.

Accompanist - Organ and Piano

King Of Kings
Woodbury
Part-time

King of Kings Lutheran Church in Woodbury, MN is a congregation that finds life and joy in both traditional and contemporary worship styles and greatly values its music ministries.  King of Kings is looking for an organist and accompanist. This part-time position includes the following responsibilities: Work closely with the Director of Worship to provide a quality music program for the church; Play our 50-stop, custom built electronic organ and Steinway baby grand piano for traditional worship services and selecting appropriate music for prelude, offertory, and postlude for each service; Play for special services as scheduled, including but not limited to Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and Christmas; Accompany the adult choir rehearsals (Wednesday evenings from September through May) and during worship services (most Sundays from September through May) and special rehearsals when required; Rehearse with soloists and musicians as required; Collaborate with Director of Worship, pastors, other staff musicians, and Worship Team to create inspiring worship; Arrange for special music throughout the year as needed; Play for funerals and weddings as schedule allows (extra compensation). Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music and/or theology; Familiarity with Christian worship liturgy; Advanced performance and accompaniment ability on organ and piano; Strong interpersonal relationship skills. Compensation based on AGO guidelines. The preferred candidate is comfortable leading worship in a Christian congregation, is highly skilled on both organ and piano, and can demonstrate proficiency in different worship styles, and sight-reading. To apply, send cover letter and resume to chris.vorrie@kingofkingswoodbury.org.

Administrative Assistant

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran
Saint Paul
Part-time

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Missouri Synod, is seeking a part time Administrative Assistant for approximately 16 hours per week (4 days/week). The position requires professional competence working independently but under supervision of the pastor. Specific duties: General church administrative duties including computer literacy with specific skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and database experience. Salary: commensurate with skill & experience. If interested, please contact: Bob Van Gundy at 651-738-1961 or vangurk@gmail.com.

Bookkeeper

St. John's Lutheran
Shakopee
Part-time

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Shakopee is currently looking for a bookkeeper to provide accounting support for the church. In this role, you will be responsible for all areas of A/P including generating checks, maintaining a spreadsheet of invoices, setting up recurring automatic payment systems; payroll processing utilizing a 3rd party agency; and monthly financials, including journal entries, month-end balancing, and financial reports using an ACS system. The ability to work 4-6 hours per week and meet time sensitive deadlines is required. 1-3 years of prior bookkeeping experience is mandatory. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a resume and wage requirement to lauridahlberg@gmail.com.

Administrative Assistant

St. John's Lutheran
Shakopee
Part-time

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Shakopee is currently looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant to provide support to the pastors, staff and council of this ELCA-affiliated community church. Responsibilities include maintaining an office presence to greet visitors, answer phone calls, send and receive mail, schedule facilities maintenance, maintain the church website and calendar, and process written correspondence including weekly bulletins, monthly newsletters and general documentation. 1-3 years of previous administrative support experience is required, along with strong written and verbal communication skills and customer services skills. A proven proficiency with computers, including Word and Excel is needed. The ability to work 16-20 hours per week in the church office during regular business hours is required. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a resume and wage requirement to lauridahlberg@gmail.com.

Youth Choir Director

Diamond Lake Lutheran
Minneapolis
Part-time

Diamond Lake Lutheran Church is looking for a youth choir director for grades 6-12. Choral background and experience leading/teaching youth preferred. Time commitment includes half-hour rehearsals on most Wednesday evenings September-May; Sunday morning performance one Sunday per month, and added rehearsals during January/February for our annual youth musical. Please contact Cynthia Dickison at cynthiaj56@earthlink.net for more detailed job description and information.

Director of Children & Family Ministries

St. Philip's Lutheran
Fridley
Part-time

St. Philip's Lutheran Church in Fridley, MN, is seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Director of Children & Family Ministries. Primary responsibilities include coordinating Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and family faith formation opportunities for a young and growing children and family ministry. A complete job description can be found at www.splcmn.org. Interested individuals should email a resume with cover letter to JoelWH@splcmn.org

Adult Choir Director

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Saint Paul
Part-time

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in St. Paul is seeking an Adult Choir Director to conduct the Adult Choir from September through May. Weekly Sunday worship service (10 am), with Sunday morning rehearsal (9 am) and Wednesday evening rehearsal (7 pm), and seasonal worship services (Christmas/Holy Week). Part-time position (ca. 8 hours/week). Music degree/vocal/choral conducting experience preferred; knowledge of Lutheran liturgy and diverse musical styles preferred. Keyboard proficiency and/or additional instrument desirable. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume & references to Pastor James Erlandson at jameserlandson@msn.com.

Children’s Choir Director - GRACE Singers

St. John's Lutheran
Lakeville
Part-time

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lakeville, MN, is accepting applications for the position of GRACE Singers Director (singers in Grade 4-6). This is a paid position, part-time, August through May. Responsibilities include weekly Wednesday evening 45 minute rehearsals (September – May), directing the choir in leading worship two Sunday morning services per month plus festival services, assistance in providing solo and ensemble music for services, attendance at the monthly full music staff planning meetings. A working knowledge of children’s voice technique and education, keyboard skills, and familiarity with the liturgical year are preferred. Download job description here (PDF). Email your letter of application plus resume to Deborah Helland at greggndeb@frontiernet.net.

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 31, 2015

Children’s Ministry Director

St. John's Lutheran
Lakeville
Part-time

St. John’s Lutheran Church is accepting applications for the position of Children’s Ministry Director. This is a part-time paid position, 10 months of the year. Responsibilities include acting as the primary staff person working with Sunday morning Firelight Sunday School (3-yr-olds through 4th grade) and acting as primary staff person working with Wednesday evening Ablaze education program (grades 5-6). The position is not ordained, but requiring a strong personal faith in Jesus Christ. Education/religion majors preferred. Download a complete job description here (PDF). Email your letter of application plus resume to Judy Nyssen at judy@sjlcl.org.

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 31, 2015

Executive Director

ARC Retreat Community
Stanchfield, MN
Full-time

ARC is currently seeking an Executive Director to be one of five stipended volunteers who live on-site and to offer as their ministry the gift of hospitality to guests. The Executive Director is responsible for the fulfillment of its vision and mission; leads marketing, fundraising and public relations; has oversight of all aspects of the administration of ARC; partners with the Operations Manager to ensure the smooth running of the retreat center and is a member of the residential community at ARC. Find more information about ARC at www.arcretreat.org. Send Resumes to ARC Board Member Rebecca Blakey at rebeccablakeyarc@gmail.com.

Application Deadline:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Organist/Accompanist

Christ the King
White Bear Lake
Part-time

Christ the King in White Bear Lake is a congregation that finds life and joy in both traditional and contemporary worship styles and greatly values its music ministries. CTK is seeking an organist and pianist to lead traditional worship services, accompany our very active choir and play for occasional funerals and weddings. The position includes both leading worship and attending Wednesday evening choir rehearsals. Previous worship leadership experience and/or music degree desired, but not required. Send resume and cover letter to Pastor Jennifer Hackbarth at pastorjennifer@ctkwbl.org.

Coordinator for Youth Ministries

St. Philip's
Hastings
Part-time

St. Philip's Lutheran in Hastings, MN is hiring a part-time (25 hr/week) Coordinator for Youth Ministries. Job responsibilities include: Organize, manage, and supervise youth activities and education with help from volunteers, including parents; With the Senior Pastor, organize and participate in the various milestones for grades 9 – 12th to include confirmation celebrations and graduation; Plan and organize summer mission and faith building trips, including recruitment of students, fundraising, training of students and adult leaders; Register youth and families for confirmation, recruit and educate volunteers to support the youth ministries program, prepare financial budgets, encourage congregational members in youth ministries, and develop one-to-one faith based relationships with youth and their families. Preferred 4 year degree with some Christian Ministry training. Previous experience managing volunteers preferred. Email a cover letter and resume to Pastor Ralph Olson at splc@stphilipshastings.com.

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 31, 2015

Director of Faith Formation

Hope Lutheran
Minneapolis
Part-time

Hope Lutheran Church, a pastoral sized congregation off Cedar Avenue near Lake Nokomis is seeking a spiritual leader to enter into the lives of children, youth and families in the faith formation journey. Our mission is to connect people to Jesus Christ and one another. This journey includes providing vision, leadership and coordination not only to young people but to congregational faith events as well. Working with a team approach within realistic expectations of the hours, this position will report to the pastor and will lead and equip the congregation in helping others grow and develop their talents and strengths to serve. A full job description can be found here (PDF). Interested persons should submit a resume to personnel@hopempls.org.

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 31, 2015

Director of Music

St. Luke
Saint Paul
Part-time

St. Luke in Saint Paul seeks Director of Music for a part-time, salaried position to plan and lead congregational singing from the organ and piano, and conducts the choir and bell choir, on Sundays and special services (e.g. Lenten midweek, Holy Week, Christmas Eve), and supervises worship services, in collaboration with the pastoral staff, for this  ELCA congregation. See full position description (PDF). To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Sue McNeill at ssmcneill@locklaw.com.

Wind Ensemble & Flute Ensemble Director

Shepherd of the Valley
Apple Valley
Part-time

Seeking qualified candidate(s) to direct & lead volunteers in each of the two ensembles to provide inspiring and meaningful music praising God as part of the worship experience. For a full job description and application, visit www.sotv.orgIndividuals interested in applying for a position at SOTV should submit a completed application form, cover letter and resume to Jennifer Maxwell, Director of Operations at Jennifer.maxwell@sotv.org.

Application Deadline:
Monday, September 14, 2015

Contemporary Music Ministry Director

Servant of Christ Lutheran
Champlin
Part-time

Servant of Christ Lutheran Church in Champlin is seeking a Contemporary Music Ministry Director. This is a half-time position up to 20 hours per week. Servant of Christ has a long history of excellent contemporary worship. The preferred candidate would have previous experience along with excellent piano/keyboard or guitar skills. The position involves planning worship sets and rehearsing the worship team and leading worship at our second service each Sunday. For more information please contact Pastor Eric Walbolt at Pastorhook@servantofchrist.com or (763) 427-5070  For a full job description please see the music link on the church website www.servantofchrist.comApplications will be received through July 31 or until position is filled.

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 31, 2015

Youth Minister

St. Luke
Cottage Grove
Full-time

St. Luke is a congregation with a rich history in youth and family ministry committed to exploring innovative approaches to youth ministry. Located 15 minutes southeast of downtown St. Paul, Cottage Grove is one of the fastest growing areas in the Twin Cities. The primary responsibility of the Youth Minister will be to plan, develop and implement education, worship, service and social experiences to nurture youth between 6th and 12th grade in the faith. Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume and (3) professional references to Sr. Pastor Eric Elkin at ericelkin@StLukeCG.com. Application deadline will be August 1, 2015.

Application Deadline:
Saturday, August 1, 2015

Hand Bell Director

Salem Lutheran
West Saint Paul
Part-time

Salem has a history of supporting bells as part of our music ministry for ages 4 through adults. They are looking for a part time handbell director to work with two bell choirs, one an experienced adult choir and one that is a learner choir for youth and adults. The choir has a 5 octave set of bells as well as a 4 octave set. We also have a 4 octave set of hand chimes. Rehearsals are on Wednesday and choirs play during 3 Sundays a month. Desired start date is August 15th, 2015. A full job description can be found here (PDF). Send letter of interest and resume to Kay Tellekson at ktellek@aol.com.

Children, Youth, & Family Ministry Coordinator

Chisago Lake Lutheran
Center City, MN
Full-time

Chisago Lake Lutheran Church is looking to hire a full time Children, Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator. This includes ministry to children from birth through high school and their families. Relational and family ministry will be vital to this position. Chisago Lake Lutheran Church is a deeply rooted congregation in the lakes area of Chisago County, which deems to evolve and grow in our mission and outreach to children, youth and families. A full job description is available here. If you are interested in the position, please submit your resume, application and cover letter to cllc@citlink.net or to CLLC, PO Box 175, Center City, MN 55012.

Parish Nurse

Shepherd of the Valley
Apple Valley
Part-time

This role seeks to provide excellence in hospitality by engaging and enriching care ministry, education, relationships, support, and nurturing the spiritual health and wellness of the congregation. Find more information & the full job listing here. Applications accepted through April 30, or until position is filled.

Individuals interested in applying for a position at SOTV should submit a completed application form, cover letter and resume to Jennifer Maxwell, Director of Operations at jennifer.maxwell@sotv.org.

Application Deadline:
Monday, September 14, 2015

Kitchen & Hospitality Assistant

Shepherd of the Valley
Apple Valley
Part-time

Seeking qualified candidate(s) to support the kitchen and hospitality ministries of SOTV. Up to 25 hours per week as scheduled on a rotation to support programs and events with food preparation, service, and ministry support. Team members will be expected to be available for shifts including afternoons and/or evenings, as well as Saturday and Sunday. Find more information & a full job description here. Applications accepted through April 30th, or until position is filled.

Individuals interested in applying for a position at SOTV should submit a completed application form, cover letter and resume to Jennifer Maxwell, Director of Operations at jennifer.maxwell@sotv.org.

Application Deadline:
Monday, September 14, 2015