Career Opportunities

First Presbyterian Church of Nashville (FPC), born of grace in 1814, is Nashville’s first organized Church in the city. The history of FPC is rich, and its roots are deep. We’re here to bring glory to God, grow in grace together, and serve the larger community in Nashville and around the world. Compelled by the love of God in Christ, FPC has long existed for the common good of all Nashvillians.

A member of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), rooted in the Reformed tradition, orthodox and evangelical in our theology, FPC yearns to be faithful to the apostolic witness of the early Church, eager to deepen our understanding of what is true, good, and beautiful, even as we seek to serve the common good in Jesus’ name.

In a culture that presents us with a tangled intersection of ethical and religious choices, we remember the Lord’s word through Jeremiah, “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your soul” (Jer. 6:16). We seek, in Peter’s words, to give faithful expression to “the hope that lies within us” (1 Peter 3:15).

We thank the Lord for our lively and large campus, 65 beautiful acres in the heart of the Oak Hill neighborhood of Nashville. Busy every day of the week, our campus is home to Oak Hill School (OHS), the Early Preschool, over 1200 kids playing soccer in the spring and fall, summer camps, horses for therapeutic riding, our annual singer-songwriter night, Live on the Lawn, and so much more.

As we have done for over 200 years, our deepest prayer is to be a colony of heaven, loving all people to Christ who alone is our hope in both life and death.

Positions Currently Available:

Events & Maintenance Technician

The Events and Maintenance Technician is responsible for organizing and executing all First Presbyterian Church and Oak Hill School event setup and breakdown. The Technician ensures custodial and supply vendors deliver services and products as contracted; performs general maintenance of the facility including buildings, grounds and some equipment; and performs a wide variety of semi-skilled maintenance work as driven by day-to-day needs.  The Technician also assists and supports other Operations staff with completion of their assigned tasks including on-call rotation for emergency responses, events and Sunday church services.

Administrative Assistant for Worship Services

Under the direction of the Pastor/Head of Staff, the Administrative Assistant for Worship Services is responsible for using their personal gifts and technical skills to ensure elements of worship are accounted for and executed professionally each week.

Administrative Assistant for Congregational Care

This position provides administrative support to the Associate Pastor for Congregational Care and other caregiving ministries.  Essential for this position is the desire to support, care and offer encouragement for members and visitors facing life’s challenges, and the ability to graciously minister to those they come in contact with.

Staff Accountant

Under the supervision of the Controller, the Staff Accountant will perform the accounting duties outlined below as part of the First Presbyterian Church of Nashville finance team in order to accomplish the department objectives of having a professional finance department of the highest standards, supporting our staff and congregation.

Director of Missions

The Director of Missions Ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Nashville plays a vital role in advancing the Gospel through both words and deeds, addressing the needs of under-resourced individuals within our communities, region, nation and world.  Collaborating with the Missions Council and committees, this position recommends, equips and champions strategies and teams essential to achieving the church’s mission priorities.  The Director partners with pastors, staff, and committee leaders to ensure optimal utilization of the congregation’s passion, talents and resources in alignment with the church’s budgetary goals.

Missions Ministry Coordinator

The primary responsibility for the Missions Ministry Coordinator is to lend support to the Director of Missions Ministry in the areas of office administration, benevolence management, management of local and global mission teams, and participation in mission ministry activities.

Athletic & Recreational Activities Director

The First Presbyterian Church family is looking for an athletic director to help us create a new vision for our recreational athletic ministry. For many years, our beautiful property has been the spot of many athletic endeavors. Our desire as a family of faith is to help these recreational sports to become more layered with the mission of the gospel. The person we seek to assume this role is someone who has been deeply affected by sports and knows the opportunities sports provide to influence kids and communities. This person likes to build teams, to create new things, and finds joy in creating a new vision and plans. This role on our church staff requires the director to get involved in all the details and understand each component of athletic ministry as they help bring a new vision for athletic opportunities to this community. The person considering this opportunity for ministry feels called by God to help young people and families experience more of who God is when they play together on athletic fields. We believe this person is somewhere in our midst, and we are prayerfully seeking the one who might feel called to this unique role. If this person is you or if you know of someone who would be excited to help our church family tie the gospel to our sports program, please reach out to [email protected].

Assistant Youth Director

Under the direction of the Director of Youth Programming, the Assistant Youth Director provides day-to-day leadership and support for the FPC Youth Ministry, working with young adults, youth, parents, staff, and volunteers to further the church’s mission by heralding the gospel of grace to all within its care, discipling students to know and love the Lord and his church, and sending students out with a robust understanding of their call to join God’s mission in the world.

Elementary & Ministry Events Coordinator

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director for Children’s Faith Formation, the Elementary & Ministry Events Coordinator is responsible for growing young disciples of Jesus Christ, grades 1 – 6, through age-appropriate ministries of faith formation for the children and their parents. Experiences will demonstrate the way of Jesus by creating relationships and resources that strengthen parents’ connection to their children as their primary spiritual nurturers. This includes the elements of learning, knowing, and putting faith into action, thereby fulfilling the mission of the church: to know Christ, to make Him known, and exhibit His love through worship, education, and service.

Nursery Attendants

FPC’s nursery is seeking part-time nursery attendants to assist on Sunday mornings (without whom it may be necessary to turn families away). If you know anyone who might be interested in working in the nursery, please encourage them to apply. This is a great opportunity for high school/college students, childcare workers looking for extra work, or simply someone who loves little ones!

Early Preschool Teachers

The Early Preschool at First Presbyterian Church of Nashville is accepting applications for part-time Early Childhood Educators for the 2023/2024 school year. Experience with, and knowledge of, early childhood education, NAEYC standards, DHS regulations and Emergent Curriculum is desired. We operate on a school year calendar, are NAEYC accredited, and offer competitive pay. Teaching positions are 5 days/week, 8:30 AM-2:45 PM.

Early Preschool Educational Support Staff

The Early Preschool at First Presbyterian Church of Nashville is accepting applications for part-time Early Preschool Educational Support Staff for the 2023/2024 school year. Experience with, and knowledge of, early childhood education, NAEYC standards, DHS regulations and Emergent Curriculum is desired. We operate on a school year calendar, are NAEYC accredited, and offer competitive pay. Educational Support positions are 5 days/week, 8:30 AM-2:45 PM.

General Inquiries:

For general inquiries about an interest not listed above, please complete our application or email your resume to Human Resources.

First Presbyterian Church of Nashville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on any characteristic or status protected by law. The Church will continue to employ committed members of the Christian Church in jobs connected with the performance of its religious activities and programs.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of all pre-employment screening and submission of all required pre-employment documentation. Pre-employment screening includes a drug screen, E-Verify, criminal and National Sex Offender Registry background checks. Depending on the position, a credit and/or driving records check may also be requested.

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