Job Opportunities

Director of Children’s Ministries (Approximately 20 hours per week)

The Director of Children’s Ministries gives leadership to the children’s ministries of Plainfield United Methodist Church. The ideal candidate will have a visible and vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ displayed in his/her leadership of PUMC's Children's Ministries.

Ministry responsibilities:
The Director of Children’s Ministries takes work direction from, reports to, and is accountable to the Senior Pastor.

Tasks related to Children’s Ministry Direction include but are not limited to:
  • Work with supervising pastoral leadership, Children's Council* and other church leadership, to develop, articulate, and deploy a Christ-centered philosophy for faith development (building disciples) at PUMC
  • Meet with and advise the Children’s Council on education plans, curriculum, budget proposals, and overall development of children’s ministries
  • Supervise, resource and consult the directors of Kid’s Connection and Weekday Children’s Ministry regarding operations and policies, and sit on the Executive Boards of both programs 
  • Supervise and assist those responsible for recruiting, training, and deploying volunteer leaders for Sunday morning programming and other education ministry settings
  • Supervise and train child care and nursery leaders for Sunday morning and other church events, including paid nursery staff person

As a member of the PUMC Staff, this person will:
  • Attend meetings of PUMC Staff, Church Council, Children’s Council, assigned staff teams, and various short term planning groups as needed
  • Set annual professional ministry goals with Senior Pastor and participate in ongoing supervision and review
  • Other duties as the ministry requires and directed by the Senior Pastor

Skills and gifts:
  • Personal commitment to Christ and the work of the Church
  • Have a passion for spiritual development, and an understanding of children’s ministry needs in the local church
  • Experience and demonstrated leadership and proficiency in children’s ministries
  • Effective communication, relational and administrative acumen
  • Preference for an education background

To apply, click here to complete application, attach resumé, and salary requirements..

*Children’s Council:  PUMC committee with oversight of Church programs and monitors the weekday Children’s Programs.

Kids Connection Seeks Leader/Driver (part-time)

PUMC’s Out of School Program, Kids Connection, is looking for a part-time leader/driver. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and hold a valid driver's license.

Hours vary. The duties of this position include but are not limited to:
  • Driving children in grades Kindergarten through fifth in a fifteen passenger church van.
  • Monitoring children during play and ensuring their safety.
  • Transporting children on field trips, as well as to and from school.
  • Assisting children with homework and monitoring high school aides who work with the children.

Candidates must be punctual, reliable and be able to pass a background check. To apply, please send resume, completed application, references, and salary requirements to [email protected].

Preschool Teacher

PUMC is receiving applications for a part-time (with full-time potential) Preschool Teacher. The Preschool Teacher is responsible for the safety, well-being, and security of all children in PUMC’s Preschool program. The Preschool Teacher will be responsible for monitoring and teaching the children in the program, developing a curriculum that the children will respond to positively, and partnering with the staff team to enhance the environment in the church and school.  

Candidates must be punctual, reliable and be able to pass a background check. To apply, please send resume, completed application, references, and salary requirements to [email protected].

Childcare Specialist 

PUMC is receiving applications for a part-time Childcare Specialist. The Childcare Specialist is responsible for the safety, well-being, and security of all children in PUMC’s Play ’N Share program.

Candidates must be punctual, reliable and be able to pass a background check. To apply, please send resume, completed application, references, and salary requirements to [email protected].

Worship Arts

The Assistant Director of Music is a part-time position with responsibility for carrying out the mission and vision of Plainfield United Methodist Church Music and Worship Arts Ministries.  The position reports directly to the Director of Music and serves as an active and collaborative member of the Music & Worship Arts leadership team.
The ideal candidate will have a visible and vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ displayed in their work with directing an established adult choir and praise team vocalists.

Expectations include directing the sanctuary choir in music they sing in Classic Worship; choir rehearsals (1 weekly, 9 months per year); rehearsing the NewDay Praise team vocalists (1 weekly, 9 months per year with option for year round), all under the direction of the Director of Music.  The candidate will also be responsible for the oversight of PUMC's music library.

The ideal candidate will be proficient rehearsal & vocal techniques, have experience directing adult choirs, and be skilled in a variety of worship music.  Candidates must demonstrate spiritual character and maturity, passion for Christ and their ministry, enthusiasm, vision, versatility, effective communication and administration skills and teamwork.

You can find the full job description for this position here.

To apply, please send resumé, completed application, rehearsal video (video of you rehearsing with an adult vocal ensemble), worship video (video of you directing a choir in a worship setting), and salary requirements to [email protected]. Completed applications received by August 31, 2020, will be given priority consideration.