Lay Employee Openings
LAY EMPLOYEE OPENINGS ACROSS THE DIOCESE
To post a new opening or remove an outdated one, contact Jen Boyle-Tucker, 312-751-4215.
Office & Communications Manager (Part Time)
All Saints Episcopal Church
4370 Woodland Ave., Western Springs IL
All Saints Church in Western Springs is looking for a part-time (temporary) Office and Communications Manager to help support a fun and active staff which includes paid and volunteer members. We aim to hire someone to work 15-17 hours/week; paying $18/hr. Basic tasks involve the oversight of day-to-day operations for the parish office by ordering supplies and maintaining office equipment; answering of parish phone, voicemail, and email; communication of parish information via email, website, and social media; compiling, proofreading and photocopying bulletins; and some work in Excel to track parish statistics and giving.
Must be able to follow written or verbal instructions, manage one’s own time, and deal with distractions or interruptions while maintaining flow of work. This job requires a basic proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the willingness/ability to learn the basics of simple website editing software. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also a must, as the Office and Communications Manager is the one who serves as the public face of the church to visitors and handles the majority of non-pastoral communication to and from the parish. Candidates must demonstrate that they understand and can maintain confidentiality and professionalism; several years’ prior experience in a similar office setting preferred. View a complete job description.
Some flexibility in scheduling is possible: we will work with the right candidate to fit hours into your schedule - but the majority of hours must be worked Tuesday-Friday during normal office hours (9 am – 5 pm). This hire will be considered temporary for the time being, although we hope to make it permanent and to expand its duties as mastery of the tasks outlined in the job description permits. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the Rev. Kate Spelman by email no later than May 29.
Associate for Music Ministries (Part Time)
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
509 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Evanston seeks an Associate for Music Ministries to make a vital contribution to the spiritual life of the church and its members through music. This individual should possess strong musical and interpersonal skills. St. Mark’s music program currently includes a small adult choir and an inter-generational hand bell choir. Our worship regularly incorporates organ, piano and occasionally other instruments. We are looking for someone who will continue the development of a dynamic program of congregational song, choral anthems, and instrumental music, teach us new songs from diverse traditions, and encourage our singing of traditional songs with renewed vigor. The ideal candidate will invest time and effort to incorporate all ages – including children – into the musical life of this parish. Experience in choral direction and organ / piano skills essential. Knowledge of / experience with liturgical music highly preferred. View a complete job description. To apply, email cover letter and resume to the Rev.Debra Bullock.
Facilities Manager (Part Time)
The Church of The Holy Spirit
400 E Westminster Ave., Lake Forest, IL 60045
The Church of The Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, Illinois is seeking a part-time Facilities Manager. CHS is a vibrant and historic parish that is a life-center in the community of Lake Forest. It is located on a multi acre campus with 5 structures, consisting of the main church building, three freestanding residential structures plus a garage for clergy and staff. The combined square footage of the buildings is nearly 60,000 square feet. Preserving, maintaining and improving this beautiful facility is an important mission of this congregation.
Candidates should have broad knowledge of facilities management, including the performance of general maintenance and cleaning; in-depth knowledge and understanding of plumbing, electrical, HVAC, construction and grounds maintenance; the ability to perform as well as direct the performance of basic plumbing, electrical, mechanical and carpentry work; basic computer skills including email, text messaging, spreadsheets and software programs needed in the role of facilities manager, such as budgeting software, CMMS software etc; excellent organizational ability, written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills to interact appropriately with staff, parishioners and contractors. A degree or continuing education in Facilities Management is a strong plus.
Office Coordinator (Part Time)
St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
500 Depot Street
Antioch, IL 60002
St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church seeks a part-time Office Coordinator to work approximately 16 hours per week: Mon – Thurs, 8:30 – 12:30. The hourly rate is $15.00. The Office Coordinator will support the Priest-in-Charge, Vestry, and parish in all administrative work pertaining to the various ministries at St. Ignatius, including but not limited to, commissions, bulletin creation, community counseling service, buildings and grounds, fund-raising events, God’s Will Resale Shop, marketing and promotional materials, and weekly/monthly newsletters. The Office Coordinator will also work as the receptionist and phone contact person in the church office. Qualifications include good communication and organization skills, working knowledge of standard office equipment, and proficiency in office software.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter by email to the Rev. Brian Beno and the Vestry of St. Ignatius. Applications will be accepted through April 17, 2019.
Parish Administrator (Part Time)
Trinity Episcopal Church
425 Laurel Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035
Trinity Episcopal Church in Highland Park, IL is seeking a part-time parish administrator to work approximately 15 hours/week. The hourly rate is $15.00. Under the supervision of the Rector, the Parish Administrator provides general office support to the parish, staff, congregation and committees, in order to support the ministries and mission of Trinity Episcopal Church. 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 committees and collaborating with volunteers. The Parish Administrator will be a resource person for both members and non-members, and a welcoming and responsive presence in our church’s office. To apply, please submit resumes and cover letters to the Rector, Court Williams, by email.
Deadline for applications: April 30, 2019
Interim Musician (Part Time)
St. Simon’s Episcopal Church
717 Kirchhoff Road
Arlington Heights, IL
St. Simon's Episcopal Church in Arlington Heights seeks a part-time interim musician. The position requires keyboard skills on both organ and piano; proficiency in leading congregational singing and accompanying other musicians; knowledge of liturgical worship; and a willingness to work in a collaborative worship setting. The minimum duties include Sunday morning services at 8 am and 10 am, a 9 am rehearsal and monthly planning with the worship team. Developing choral and instrumental ensembles for adults and children needed in expanded hours. Flexible hours expandable up to half time. Initial contract negotiable with the potential for this position to become permanent after a new rector is in place. View a complete job description. To apply please send resume and cover letter to the Rev. Larry Handwerk, associate for worship, by email. Applications are requested by June 1.
Music Director and Organist (Part Time)
Church of the Holy Family
102 Marquette Street, Park Forest, IL 60446
Church of the Holy Family seeks a gifted, skilled, and fun part-time Music Director. We are a welcoming and inclusive Episcopal church, with great diversity in ethnicity and age. We have a talented volunteer adult choir. The music director will encourage the congregation’s love of traditional Anglican music and expose them to a wide variety of musical expression, particularly that which reflects the traditions of members of our congregation. Candidates should be experienced in liturgical music and willing to learn Episcopal/Anglican liturgy if s/he is unfamiliar with it.
This part-time position requires approximately ten to fifteen hours per week. This includes working with the rector to choose hymnody and playing the organ and piano at our 10 a.m. service on Sundays and other important church holidays. View a complete job description.
Please send resume or curriculum vitae to the Rev. Johnnette Shane by email. We will begin interviewing candidates soon and will continue until the position is filled.
St. John the Evangelist
312 East 11th St., Lockport, Illinois 60441
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Lockport is looking to hire a musician/organist for Sunday services. We are looking for someone to supply for several Sundays, or be an interim, and this person may apply for the permanent position. St. John's uses an organ and piano and is open to other instruments. We strive to have our music ministry reflect the diversity of our congregation, the local community and the wider church. The musician/organist will be working with a small and growing choir. The service is at 10:30 and the choir warms up at 9:30 on Sundays. Please contact vicar Shawn Schreiner by email.