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St. James Episcopal Church - Nursery Director Job Description

Job Type: Part-Time
Pay: $15 - $25/hour - based on experience Schedule: Sundays, 8:00am to 11:00am

This job reports directly to the Church Rector.

St. James Episcopal Church is seeking a Assistant Nursery Director!

We are looking for a caregiver that has experience working with children ages 1-6. The ideal candidate will provide safe, fun, developmentally appropriate enrichment in the church nursery. Candidates do not need to be Episcopalian, but do need to be comfortable working in a church setting. The successful candidate will undergo a mandatory background check and complete Safe Church Training upon being hired.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing safe, enriching childcare to children aged 1- 6

  • Maintaining a clean and safe space for children to play. 

  • Candidate must commit to being on time every Sunday to open and operate the nursery from 8:00am to 11:00am, including holidays and other special church services related to major christian holidays like Christmas and Easter.  Approved absences for Nursery employees require a two-week notice.  Nursery Employees must provide a minimum of 2 hours’ notice for unplanned absences.

  • Typical child care duties: feeding, diapering, leading activities or games, crafts, and play-based, spiritually enriching engagement

  • All Nursery Employees must help to maintain accurate accounting of all children in the nursery and stay in the nursery until all children are secured with a responsible adult named on the child’s registration form.

  • The Nursery Assistant will take direction from the Nursery Director and will provide support and instruction to other Nursery Employees or Volunteers when needed.

  • The Nursery Assistant must adhere to the Utah Episcopal Diocesan Policy on Protection of Children and Youth from Abuse and sign a code of conduct. 

Core Competencies:

  • Experience in caring for children between 1-6 years with the ability to adapt and interact with a variety of personalities.

  • Dependability is key to this role. Tardiness/excessive absences will result in termination of employment.


CDA credentials or other certifications preferred, not required
CPR/First Aid Certification required. If not current, training will be provided.

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