Positions Available

Pastors and Congregational Leadership

Hope House - Part-time Executive Director

Are you interested in serving a dynamic, inclusive campus ministry?
Hope House is looking for welcoming, creative, self-motivated, and flexible applicants. Development experience a plus.
(Note: This is not a called and installed position. Benefits not provided by the ministry.)

Please submit resume by June 9 to Personnel Chair Sam Quattrochi at sam.quattrochi@gmail.com 

John Knox Center

Program Assistant

Fall Environmental Education/Guest Group Season (Aug.-Nov.) $385-$400 full time per week or $100 per day if can only commit to days groups are onsite. Private housing provided & meals provided when groups are onsite. Environmental Education/hosting experience preferred.

Please email execdirector@johnknoxcenter.org if you have any questions or would like to apply for this position.

Program Staff

Fall Environmental Education/Guest Group Season (Aug.-Nov.) $300-$325 full time. Private housing with common living spaces provided & meals provided when groups are onsite.

Please email execdirector@johnknoxcenter.org if you have any questions or would like to apply for this position.

Program Substitues

Fall Environmental Education (Aug.-Nov.) Specific Dates $75 per day, teaching at most four 90-minute classes. Private housing with common living spaces provided if desired while working consecutive days & meals provided when groups are onsite.


Please email execdirector@johnknoxcenter.org if you have any questions or would like to apply for this position.

Foodservice Cook

Fall Environmental Education/Guest Group Season (Aug.-Nov) Specific Dates $16/hour Flexible hours, Private housing with common living spaces provided while working consecutive days & meals provided when groups are onsite.

Please email execdirector@johnknoxcenter.org if you have any questions or would like to apply for this position.

Youth, Children, and Nursery

Sequoyah Hills - Full-time Youth Director

The full time Director of Youth Ministry at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian will oversee all aspects of ministry with middle school and high school aged youth, both already connected to our church and within our community, with the mission of growing a ministry that, in partnership with families, nurtures faith in Christ and a love for his/her church. We seek a Biblically oriented, relationship-driven leader with a heart for ministry and for students.  One who will place a strong emphasis on creating and maintaining an environment that is enriching, lively and enjoyable for its participants.

Leadership- In partnership with the Youth Ministry Committee, execute a ministry that meets the mission set forth by youth stakeholders, nurturing faith in Christ, collaborating with church and community members in order to build and maintain a successful youth ministry program. With support from the Associate Pastor, recruit, hire, empower, and train paid interns and lay member volunteers. Work with SHPC staff and session to determine and facilitate the role of youth in the greater SHPC community. Attend and assist, as needed, in one of the church’s weekly worship services

Management- Youth Strategy: in accordance with the SHPC youth mission and vision, develop and implement long and short-term planning for youth programming and communicate and uphold clear behavioral expectations for youth participants at all SHPC youth activities

Communication: Develop and lead both a parent and student communication strategy that nurtures a vibrant, engaged youth group with an emphasis on parental engagement. Create and maintain a communication system that includes long-range forecasts of events, monthly and weekly reminders of upcoming activities, and personal invitations to individual youth and families. Leverage social media to maintain youth engagement and attract greater youth involvement

Events: Create and publish a year-long calendar for the youth ministry activities, while also crafting opportunities for impromptu social gatherings. Ensure that the execution of all events leave parents confident that their children are safe and well nurtured in faith. Provide continual oversight of the development, supervision, and direction of the Confirmation program.

Relational- Develop meaningful relationships with middle school and high school students. Develop ministry structures for further relationships to be formed between youth and lay leaders within the church. Seek out opportunities to connect with youth or youth families outside of regularly scheduled ministry activities; empower lay leaders within the church to do the same. Coordinate pastoral care needs of the church’s youth and their families with the pastoral staff.

Administrative- Assist in the development of the annual youth budget and regularly review the finances of the youth ministry to ensure that year-to-date figures remain on budget. Ensure that necessary control documents have been put in place and distributed in a timely fashion (including the student directory, volunteer job descriptions, the student ministry calendar, calendar requests, event and trip registration forms, and leaders’ directory), and confirm that all compliance documents have been updated and distributed to all involved parties (copyright licensing, background checks on volunteers and staff, etc.). Track attendance at all youth events. Track and report weekly hours for self and interns. Maintain confidentiality of youth, employee, and membership information. Maintain youth designated areas and supplies.

Salary: $45,000+ including health benefits

Inquiries and a fuller job description, contact Search Chair, Clay Dye at YDsearch@sequoyahchurch.org References upon request.


Rivermont, Chattanooga - Part-time Youth Director
Principal Focus: To direct the Church Youth Ministry working with middle school and high school youth (6th – 12th grades)


  • Church leadership (staff or volunteer)
  • Small group leadership

Supervision: The Director of Youth Ministries shall be supervised primarily by the senior pastor and secondarily by the Youth Ministry Team.

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week/weekend
Sunday morning and Sunday evening as well as some hours during the week

SALARY: $9,000 per year

Specific Duties:

  • In conjunction with the youth ministry team, pastors, and Director of Music and the Arts, plan youth programming for middle school and high school
  • Lead and/or facilitate Sunday evening youth group
  • Recruit members to support and lead youth programming (youth advisors, SS teachers)
  • Assist and prepare youth to participate in Sunday worship
  • Plan Sunday School programming (curriculum, benchmarks)
  • Recruit members to support and lead youth programming (youth advisors, Sunday school teachers)
  • Attend Youth Ministry Team meetings

Engage with youth and families in their community

  • Plan and coordinate youth outings and Presbytery-wide events
  • Communicate with parents, youth, and congregation via newsletter, bulletin, constant contact, social media
  • Attend church staff meetings

Rivermont Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) welcomes all people into the church and is open and affirming to the ordination of all men and women.

Job Type: Part-time
Pay: From $9,000.00 per year
Benefits: Flexible schedule
Schedule: Weekend availability
Work Location: One location

Erin, Knoxville - Nursery Work/Coordinator
Compensation: $15 per hour

Hours: Required attendance (except as noted in Attendance Policies) on Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. May also be asked to provide childcare for meetings and special church events on an as-needed basis.

Physical Requirements:

  • able to lift up to 40 pounds
  • able to get up and down on floor to work with children
  • able to safely escort children from the building in an emergency.

Reports to: Director of Family Ministries

Purpose of the job as Nursery Worker/Coordinator:

  • to provide nurturing childcare and a positive and consistent learning environment for young children
  • to ensure adequate coverage of the nursery whenever open
  • to assist in ensuring that all nursery workers meet expectations

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Primary care provider for infants through elementary school age
  • Provides an age-appropriate Bible-based lesson for toddlers during the Sunday School or worship hour; curriculum will be provided.
  • Exhibits dependability in attendance and follows attendance policy
  • Shows a caring attitude toward children
  • Engages easily with children
  • Communicates well with parents of children
  • Follows all nursery worker policies and procedures, including procedures for “opening the nursery” and “closing the nursery” as well as health and safety guidelines
  • Works as a team member within the Erin childcare system, including work with other staff, nursery volunteers and volunteer leaders
  • Seeks to enhance the nursery experience for children and their parents through providing suggestions for improvement
  • Serves as a good representative of Erin church, displaying sensitivity, courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion

Coordinator Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates scheduling of workers to achieve appropriate coverage when childcare is offered
  • Helps train and monitors nursery workers’ implementation of policies and procedures
  • Maintains emergency contact and critical medical information form for all children who are cared for in the nursery
  • Attends Discipleship team meetings monthly, or submit a written report if unable to attend

Experience: Professional childcare experience required. Certificate: First Aid certification and background check required.

Apply here: https://www.erinpresbyterian.org/jobs-available/

First, Oak Ridge - Coordinator of Children and Youth Ministry

Position overview: In conjunction with the Christian Education Committee and Youth Council, responsible for planning, coordinating, and overseeing activities for children and youth (birth through high school) to promote healthy friendships, spiritual development, and ministry involvement. 

Accountable to: Pastor/Head of staff  

Duties and responsibilities: Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
1. Plan and engage in relational ministries and activities with children, youth, their families, and volunteers. 
2. Work with the pastor and congregation and integrate children and youth into the overall life of the congregation.
3. Help with recruiting and coordinating volunteers for Children’s Time and First Steps during worship.
4. Collaborate with the CE Committee to plan and coordinate church school classes.
5. Attend committee meetings as necessary to coordinate work.
6. Perform other duties as necessary or assigned by the pastor to fulfill job requirements.

–Experience working with children and youth
–Ability to communicate effectively (oral, written, and social media)
–Ability and experience in organization and planning, including budgeting
–Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends
–Ability to maintain confidentiality and personal boundaries
–Compatible theology with and understanding of First Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Terms of employment: Part-time (up to 20 hours per week). Non-exempt. 
First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge shall not discriminate in the hiring process on the basis of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability, and shall provide all applicants a reasonably equal opportunity in the hiring process.

Lake Hills, Knoxville - Part-time Nursery worker
Overall purpose is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all children in the nursery during church service and other functions. This person is accountable to the pastor through the guidance of the Director of Christian Education.

Duties include:
Serve as nursery worker at the 9:30 and 10:45 am regularly scheduled services on Sunday morning. Arrive at the church 15 minutes prior to the 9:30 am Sunday School hour. Be familiar with each child and his/her needs. Be particularly aware of any special situations that affect a specific child (such as allergies.) Use the dry erase board to make necessary notations.

  • Familiarize nursery volunteers with children’s names and needs.
  • Notify the Director of Christian Education when nursery supplies are needed. (Tissues, wipes, snacks) or when new toys or equipment are needed.
  • Maintain a working relationship with parents to inform them of both positive and negative behavior; i.e. excessive fussiness, aggressive behavior, sharing well, etc.
  • Be responsible for leaving the nursery in an orderly manner.

If interested in this position, please contact Holly Child @ Lake Hills Presbyterian Church @ (865) 924-1764.

Bethel - Two Part-Time Nursery Workers

Bethel Presbyterian in Kingston TN is hiring for two part time nursery workers.

Those interested please email Cyndi Fowler, CAJFowler@hotmail.com


Lake Hills - Technical Director
We are looking for a Technical Director to handle multiple needs of our church.  This would include Audio, Video most Sundays, assisted by our volunteers.  The ideal candidate would be able to keep our website and social media updated weekly, and be available for our future pastor for special video projects.  
More details are available for anyone interested!   If you or someone you know would like more information, please contact Heather Spain (Technology Committee chair) and Leslie Emison (Personnel Committee chair):