Job Opportunities

Please contact Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph for information on transitions and vocational opportunities for clergy. Also included below are job listings for laity within the Diocese. Please contact Canon Jen Tucker to have yours listed.

Clergy Positions

Rector - St. Matthew's, Maple Glen

919 Tennis Avenue, Maple Glen, PA 19002

Full Time

Interested applicants should send cover, resume and OTM profile to the Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph, abenoitjoseph@diopa.org

Description

Saint Matthew's, Maple Glen seeks a new Rector who is approachable with high energy and enthusiasm. They are a congregation of 600 members established in 1967 and nestled on a beautiful 10-acre campus in Horsham Township, a vibrant middle-class suburban community located about 10 miles north of Philadelphia. Saint Matthew's offers three diverse worship services every Sunday, and serves their community with a highly-regarded Nursery School and an innovative Sunday School program. They are blessed to be a parish with no debt, well-kept buildings and grounds, and substantial investments.
Saint Matthew's seeks a compelling preacher who calls, inspires, educates, and challenges them with sermons that are scripture-based and relevant to their daily lives. This individual will be someone who will support them in their spiritual growth in love and service to God our Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, and will help them identify areas of opportunity as they look for new ways to minister to their community and the world.
The parish profile is located at https://saintmattsec.org/

PT Associate Rector for Children’s and Youth Ministries - Trinity, Swarthmore

Trinity Episcopal Church, Swarthmore

Part Time

The Rev Dr. Edward E. Thompson, rector, revted@trinity-swarthmore.org

Description

Hours: Half-time, with benefits

Areas of responsibility:

1) Coordination and oversight of education for children and youth
2) Liturgical visioning and planning for weekly, child-friendly Holy Eucharist, in collaboration with the Rector
3) Some preaching and pastoral care

Summary: The Associate Rector for Children’s and Youth Ministries provides clergy leadership for all children’s and youth ministries as relates to Christian formation in educational and liturgical settings. This position involves delivery of the Youth Ministries program, both directly and through coordination of volunteers, and clergy support for the Coordinator of Children’s Ministries. Reporting directly to the Rector, the Assistant Rector will be invited to join in the rotation of preaching at other services and share in other responsibilities, as time allows.

Areas of Responsibility: The Assistant Rector for Children’s and Youth Ministries shall do the following:

In relation to liturgy,
• Refine the vision for the weekly, child-friendly, “9:15 am” Holy Eucharist, in collaboration with the rector and lay leaders as appointed by the rector. This Eucharist currently serves approximately 50-60 people weekly, September through May;
• Plan and oversee execution of the weekly 9:15am Holy Eucharist (Sept.-May), including coverage of preaching or message time and, in collaboration with music staff and volunteers, musical decisions;
• Plan and execute occasional special liturgies, such as the yearly, Sunday morning Liturgical Breakfast, the yearly Rite 13 ceremony, and liturgical offerings in connection with youth group meetings;
• Support incorporation of youth into the 8am and 11am services, as appropriate, to include acolyte service; and
• Take part in the rotation of preaching and presiding at the 8am and 11am weekly services.

In relation to Youth Ministries beyond liturgy,
• Take a lead role in articulating theology to inform programming for and about youth;
• Take a lead role, in collaboration with the Rector, Committee, and others as invited, in developing an overall strategy and implementation plan for youth ministry;
• Plan and execute weekly, Sunday-morning middle school class, either directly or through oversight of volunteers;
• Provide organizational support for ongoing youth ministries with in-place volunteer leadership, including:
o the monthly, Sunday-morning food ministry; and
o non Sunday-morning activities that provide opportunities for relationship-building and spiritual reflection;
• Plan and execute the yearly youth trip, which currently alternates annually between a service trip and pilgrimage;
• Develop additional opportunities for youth to gather, in particular with a focus on faith-development;
• Work with volunteers to reformulate a confirmation program;
• Meet with Rector and parish staff, as needed; and
• Communicate with youth, their parents, and the parish at large about plans and activities.

In relation to Children’s Ministries beyond liturgy,
• Provide theological support to the Coordinator of Children’s Ministries (CCM);
• Collaborate with the CCM to develop an integrated program for Children’s and Youth Ministries; and
• Collaborate with the CCM to provide support to families with children spanning the age brackets or approaching the transition from childhood to teenage-hood.


Start date: By September 1, 2020

Initial application deadline: May 4, 2020. Subsequently, applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Contact: The Rev Dr. Edward E. Thompson, rector
revted@trinity-swarthmore.org

Rector - The Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany, Phila.

Philadelphia

Full Time

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and OTM profile to the Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph, abenoitjoseph@diopa.org.
 

Description

The Church of St. Luke & The Epiphany, Philadelphia, PA

Rector
The Church of St. Luke & The Epiphany is a vibrant parish community in Center City Philadelphia that has been connecting people and the transformative spirit for over 120 years. It is a varied and unified congregation characterized by a culture of healing & support, a place where all may offer their weaknesses & strengths, and where there is deep respect for each person. We are a welcoming parish family of 250 members who have found support, solace, and connection in this place. Worship is central to our collective life as we reach out to each other, to organizations that share our space, and to our larger neighborhood community.

As a congregation, we are seeking an engaging and gifted priest who will be a spiritual guide, a community builder, and a collaborative partner who will help us identify skills that we may not know we have, who can awaken abilities that may have been resting, and work with us in discern God’s call.

This church has been blessed with wonderful, long-term leadership and looks forward to its next chapter. The new rector will consider the tenure of the prior rector as a bright light instead of a long shadow. As affirmed in their Parish Profile: “We treasured him, and we will treasure you, too.”

The parish profile is located at www.slatechurch.org.

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and OTM profile to the Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph, abenoitjoseph@diopa.org.

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Laity Positions

Ministry Associate - St. Martin’s in Field, Chestnut Hill

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St Martins Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Full Time

The Very Rev. Jarrett Kerbel at jkerbel@stmartinec.org

Description

The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields is seeking a lay or ordained person to lead our Children, Family, Youth and Young Adult programming. We are looking for someone with a passion for sharing the Good News with children, families, youth and young adults. Do you wake up in the morning eager to do ministry with children, youth, families and young adults? Then this job is for you.

The successful candidate will be heartfelt in their faith, highly relational in their approach to ministry, an effective organizer and a proven developer of programming. At St. Martins we follow a collaborative approach to ministry; successful ministries are developed through mutual cooperation between staff and our highly engaged and talented lay ministers. We are looking for a team member who builds up leaders and teams for effective ministry.
While the focus of the position is children, youth, families and young adults, the job may be tailored to match other gifts for ministry held by the applicant. For example, we would love to branch out into campus ministry with three local colleges. Or, if liturgy is your passion, liturgy planning and supervision of liturgical ministries could also be included in the job description. Lay or ordained applicants may expect to preach, lead liturgies, teach, welcome newcomers and engage in our Becoming Beloved Community work.

The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields is an equal opportunity employer with a special interest in developing leadership which better reflects our growing neighborhood and congregational diversity. We affirm and celebrate LGBTQI+ people at St. Martins. We welcome all applicants.
Interested applicants should cover letter and resume to The Very Rev. Jarrett Kerbel at jkerbel@stmartinec.org.

PT Music Director - IHS, Drexel Hill

Incarnation Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church, Drexel Hill

Part Time

Contact Father Benjamin Gildas, fatherbenjamingildas@gmail.com

Description

Purpose:

To develop and lead the worship music ministry of Incarnation Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church in Drexel Hill, in consultation with the Rector, in a way that is consistent with our mission, values, and our IHS mission statement: IHS is a welcoming and inclusive family of faith. We worship, celebrate, and serve to strengthen and restore all people in unity with God and each other in Christ.

In the words of the Book of Common Prayer, the Director of Music’s ministry is to “perfect the praises offered by [God’s] people on earth.”

Responsibilities:

● Lead and direct the choir as well as accompany church music as appropriate on the piano and/or organ
● Rehearse with the choir on one weeknight, to be determined
● Lead the growth of the IHS choir including motivating congregants to join, and creating new rehearsal schedules and traditions
● In conjunction with the Rector and other music leaders, select and plan music for one Sunday service, as well as midweek and special services as applicable throughout the year
● Lead the vision for music ministry at IHS
● Direct hiring of other musicians for special occasions in the church, when agreed upon by liturgical leadership.
● Apply hymnody in new and creative ways including contemporary styles of music and instruments, as well as introduce new music and musical ideas to our worship
● Cultivate passion for music in the IHS congregation by selecting and teaching new service music and hymnody that reflects our mission to be a “welcoming and inclusive family of faith.”
● Promote the spiritual life of the congregation through music





Qualifications:
● Possess leadership skills and self motivation
● Competent with church music accompaniment on the organ and piano and directing a choir
● Willingness to receive and process feedback not only from rector and leadership but members of the congregation and music ministry
● Familiarity with Hymnody of the Episcopal Church including the 1982 Hymnal, Wonder Love and Praise, and Lift Every Voice and Sing OR the willingness to learn
● Apply hymnody in new and creative ways including contemporary styles of music and instruments
● Ability to integrate music into the seasonal worship of the church and select theologically and liturgically appropriate service music, hymnody, anthems, and instrumental music with the support of the rector
● Ability to organize, coordinate, and motivate musicians
● Strong team player who possesses a willingness to work with the rest of the IHS staff
● Dependable, responsible, and creative
● Ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages and musical backgrounds
● Interest in a wide range of musical experiences
● Understanding and experience of the flow, style, and substance of Episcopal worship especially though Rite II of the Book of Common Prayer OR a strong willingness to learn

PT Music Director - The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Morrisville

The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Morrisville, PA

Part Time

Contact harrietkollin@ comcast.net

Description

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The Church of the Incarnation, Yardley/Morrisville, PA is a small and hospitable congregation seeking a part-time organist and choir director. Our choir consists of committed volunteers who are eager to sing. We have a twelve rank pipe organ fully rebuilt in the 1990's with 855 pipes and a fully renovated and restored 1905 Steinway baby grand piano.

The music director is responsible for overseeing a weekly choir rehearsal and a rehearsal before the Sunday service and other special church services. The successful candidate will coordinate 

with the Rector in the general planning and leadership of the music program. 

Applications are now being accepted. Please send resume electronicaaly to harrietkollin@ comcast.net or by regular mail to The Rev. Harriet Kollin, The Church of the Incarnation, 1505 Makefield Road, Morrisville, PA 19067

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