First Presbyterian Church is currently seeking two new staff members:

We are currently seeking an accompanist and a nursery attendant for Sunday morning worship services. The full job descriptions are posted below.

  • To apply for the accompanist position, please send your resumé to pastor@firstpresberthoud.org or P.O. Box 1290, Berthoud, CO 80513. The pay rate for the accompanist position begins at $500 per month.  

  • To apply for the nursery attendant position, please send a letter of introduction expressing your interest in and qualifications for the position to pastor@firstpresberthoud.org or P.O. Box 1290, Berthoud, CO 80513.

  • If you have questions, please call 970-532-2192 or email pastor@firstpresberthoud.org. The nursery attendant position begins at $17 per hour and is paid monthly. 

Accompanist

TITLE: Organist/Pianist/Accompanist

SCOPE: Provide musical support for worship services and choir practice.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Knowledgeable in sacred music.

  • Training/experience as organist/pianist and accompanist for choirs and soloists.

  • Familiarity with other instruments and musical genres is desired.

  • Willing and able to work as a team with other members of the staff worship committee.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Practice to prepare well for worship services and choir practice.

  • Obtain hymns and songs selected for worship service from the pastor ahead of time.

  • Obtain choir anthems from the choir director and prepare ahead of time.

  • Accompany special music offerings when appropriate.

  • Select and communicate information on prelude, postlude, and offertory to the Administrative Assistant by Wednesday morning.

  • Communicate any planned absence to the Worship and Music Committee Chair and the Pastor. For illness or emergency situations, contact the Pastor ASAP.

  • Alert worship committee of maintenance needs for both the piano and the organ.

  • Schedule vocalists and musicians from the congregation to assist with leading worship music.

Expectations

  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before choir practice and 30 minutes before the worship service.

  • Stay for post-church fellowship time to build relationships with congregation members and recruit choir members and music volunteers.

  • Play each week of the program year (Labor Day to Memorial Day) or arrange for any absence.

  • By Easter of each year, coordinate with the Worship and Music Committee regarding summer worship music leadership and weeks off.

  • Planning, practicing, and leading for at least three hours weekly (four hours weekly during the cantata practice season, October through December). Planning and selecting music to take approximately 25 additional hours annually.

  • Salary includes playing for extra seasonal worship services (e.g., Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, etc.). Organist may be asked to play for funerals, memorial services, weddings, and services away from church, which are contracted separately.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • The Organist/Pianist is an “exempt” employee and accountable to the Pastor as head of staff and the Personnel Committee Chair of Session.

  • The Pastor and Personnel Committee Chair will conduct an annual Performance Review based on the anniversary date of employment.

COMPENSATION

  • To be determined by the Personnel Committee at the time of employment based on level of experience and qualifications. This is a salaried position paid monthly. The Personnel Committee will review the adequacy of compensation annually.

  • Unpaid leave will be available at the discretion of the Personnel Committee of Session.

  • Two weeks’ notice to the Personnel Committee will be required when an absence is foreseen in order to help locate a qualified substitute.

COMPENSATION:

  • $500 per month

 

EVALUATION: A performance review will be conducted annually by the pastor and representatives of the Session's Stewardship and Personnel Committees. The Session's Personnel Committee will annually review the adequacy of compensation.

 

 

Nursery Attendant

TITLE: Nursery Attendant

SCOPE: Provide oversight and care for children placed in nursery during worship services and special occasions/events.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 14 years of age or older.

  • Give permission for a background check if 18 years-of-age or older.

  • Submit an age certificate from the district of attendance if requested.

  • List two adults for references from school or work.

  • Interact with children and encourage their involvement in activities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Seek opportunities to nurture faith in Christ:

    • Read Bible stories aloud to children.

    • Talk about Bible story figures.

    • Make opportunities for prayer (e.g., before play, in thanksgiving for family and friends).

    • Collect offerings brought by children in the provided container.

  • Distribute and collect child-care sign-up sheets to new families using the nursery. Take note of allergies or other special needs.

  • Notify the Christian Education elder of the presence of new children and families. 

  • Ensure that children are picked up by the same person who dropped them off or the parent/guardian’s pre-authorized individual.

  • Wash hands and assist the children with good hand washing as needed to prevent disease. (Hand sanitizers are not a substitute for hand washing.)

  • Help the children pick up and put away toys at the end of the hour.

  • Change diapers as needed,

  • Keep the nursery a peanut-free zone (rice-based play dough only) and do not allow snacks in the nursery.

  • Clean and sanitize indoor play area, table, diaper changing table, and toys each Sunday or event, even if they do not look dirty.

    • Clean surfaces with soapy water before sanitizing

    • Sanitize:

      • Always follow label instructions.

      • Rinse with water after sanitizing and leave to air dry

      • Cleanup bodily fluids (e.g., blood, urine, fecal matter, vomit) immediately. (They might be highly contagious.)

  • Notify an usher to contact parent(s) or other appropriate person should illness or other concerns arise.

  • Notify the Christian Education Chair/co-chair when broken equipment or toys need replacing or the nursery needs additional supplies.

  • Notify the Christian Education Chair/co-chair should number of children present in the nursery require another adult present. 

 

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to start of worship service or special event (e.g., new member classes, Bible study group, seasonal events).

  • Use personal electronic devices brought to the nursery only for calling for assistance or notifying appropriate family of their child’s need.

  • Contact the Christian Education Elder and Pastor of planned or unplanned absences as soon as aware of the circumstance.

  • Submit documentation of work hours monthly for pay.

  • If possible, remain for social time following the worship service.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • The nursery attendant is an “exempt” employee and is accountable to the Christian Education elder, Personnel Committee chair and the Pastor as head of staff.

  • In the event the Christian Education Chair/co-chair is absent from a service or event, contact the Personnel Committee Chair instead.  

  • The Pastor, Christian Education Chair and Personnel Committee Chair will conduct semi-annual performance reviews based on the anniversary date of employment.

COMPENSATION:

  • $17 per hour, paid monthly.

 

EVALUATION: A performance review will be conducted annually by the pastor and representatives of the Session's Stewardship and Personnel Committees. The Session's Personnel Committee will annually review the adequacy of compensation.