Outside Opportunities

To advertise your position openings on our web site, please e-mail the information to Careers. Be sure to include the position's title, contact information and a brief paragraph that describes qualification requirements and position responsibilities in the same format found below.

For all outside positions, you must contact the agency listed and not the ELCA Churchwide office. The ELCA Application for Employment form should only be used when applying for Churchwide office positions.

Worship and Music Intern, Full-time
Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis
Augsburg Fortress Publishers, the multimedia publishing house of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), is seeking an intern to join the Worship and Music Department for a unique, hands-on, professional experience this summer, 2016. This paid position will offer comprehensive experience in the areas of Worship, Music, and Congregational Life, and will allow for an understanding of the Worship and Music team’s significance in the life of the wider church. The Worship and Music Intern will work closely with and report to the Senior Editor of the Worship and Music Team, and is responsible for assisting with content editing and manuscript assembly, as well as file preparation of annual print, electronic, and online worship planning resources. This individual needs to possess demonstrable interest in and knowledge of the church year and Revised Common Lectionary, and should have completed a minimum of one year of college education by the start of the internship program. As the Worship and Music Intern, you will be a key contributor to assessing the accuracy and completeness of existing metadata associated with various sundaysandseasons.com content sets, and will be tasked with revising metadata as necessary within the site’s Content Management System. This will mean assisting with content and metadata uploading to sundaysandseasons.com as part of regular site enhancement and maintenance. A successful applicant will have proven skills with attention to detail, and strong writing and proofreading skills for content and grammar, as well as basic familiarity with Lutheran liturgy and theology, and prior knowledge of the ELCA and Lutheran heritage, organizational structures, and mission. For more information, a complete job description, and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/1m7xZWH. Please submit a cover letter and references list along with your resume and application.

HR Intern, Full-time
Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis
Augsburg Fortress Publishers, the multimedia publishing house of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), is seeking an intern to join the Human Resources team for a unique, hands-on, professional experience this summer, 2016. This paid position will offer exposure to learning opportunities in many different areas of the Human Resources field, including training and program development, staffing and recruitment, engagement and corporate branding, benefits, and corporate wellness. The HR intern will work closely with all members of the HR team, and will report to the Director of Total Rewards. This individual will be responsible for assisting with the staffing and on-boarding process of the other Augsburg Fortress 2016 summer interns, and will be a key coordinator for internship program, with responsibilities including event scheduling, budgeting, and a strong emphasis on communication. The Human Resources Intern must possess a demonstrable interest in and ability to learn current and best practices within various areas of human resources, and will be expected to forecast the needs of the human resources team. Your other duties will include communicating with and on behalf of all other interns, maintaining relationships and programming for Augsburg Fortress’ Intern Alumni Network, and assisting with the coordination of employee wellness initiatives by helping to execute related companywide communications and events. A successful applicant will have completed 2-3 years of college coursework in human resources, or a related field at the commencement of the program, and will demonstrate strong project management skills, and the ability to work independently on assigned projects using good judgment and organizational skills. For more information, a complete job description, and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/1m7xZWH. Please submit a cover letter and references list along with your resume and application.

Editorial Intern
Sparkhouse, Full-time

We are sparkhouse. Our mission is to spark new life in Christian communities and families. We are seeking three Editorial Interns to join the Congregational Development team for 12 action-packed weeks of editing stellar print and online resources for children, youth, and their families this summer, 2016. This paid position will provide an educational experience built on hands-on training, instructive feedback, and challenging projects. We think it’s the best publishing internship in town. The sparkhouse Editorial Intern will work closely with the Congregational Development team, and will report to the sparkhouse Editorial Developer. This individual will be responsible for supporting the process of designing, developing, editing, and publishing sparkhouse resources for children and youth, and will be required to conduct research as needed on denominational trends, demographic patterns, competitor products. The sparkhouse Editorial Intern must possess strong written and oral communication skills, and demonstrate the ability to work on and prioritize multiple projects. Your other duties may include supporting the development of briefing materials for writers, theological reviewers, illustrators, and video animators, editing manuscripts, and maintaining writer relationships. A successful applicant will be working toward or have completed a major or minor in journalism, English, theology/religion, education, and/or music. For more information, a complete job description, and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/1m7xZWH. Please submit a cover letter and references list along with your resume and application.

Marketing Intern
Sparkhouse, Full-time

We are sparkhouse. Our mission is to spark new life in Christian communities and families. We are seeking a Marketing Intern to join the Sparkhouse Congregational and Sparkhouse Family teams for 12 action-packed weeks of promoting stellar print and online resources for children, youth, and their families this summer, 2016. This paid position will offer unique exposure not only to these two different departments within sparkhouse, but also hands-on learning opportunities in many different areas of the marketing field, including assisting with market expansion, daily marketing and daily marketing activities. The sparkhouse Marketing Intern will be responsible for assisting with writing copy for emails, web pages, print brochures, and other marketing tactics, and will be a key contributor to the development of content for social media, including product features, contests, aspirational quotes, and promotional sales. This individual must possess strong skills with attention to detail and proven excellence in writing and oral communication, in addition to skills in proofreading for content and grammar. Your other duties may include informing corporate social strategy by conducting research on industry social media practices, and conducting further research on blog topic trends and advertising opportunities. A successful applicant will be working toward or have completed a major or minor in marketing, communication, advertising, religious studies, public relations, English, or a related field. For more information, a complete job description, and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/1m7xZWH. Please submit a cover letter and references list along with your resume and application.

Animation Intern
Sparkhouse, Full-time

We are sparkhouse. Our mission is to spark new life in Christian communities and families. We are seeking two Animation Interns to join the Sparkhouse Studios team for 12 action-packed weeks of hands-on experience and learning opportunities this summer, 2016. This paid position will assist with animation needs during Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production, and will have the opportunity to work closely with many members of the sparkhouse video department, including the Animation Manager and Lead Animators. Animation Interns will be responsible for performing animation creation and revisions as needed during Production, Post-Production, and Mastering, which will require up-to-date knowledge on the latest animation software and computer platforms, and will necessitate researching ways to streamline the animation process. The animation interns must possess narrative skills, focusing on the character performance and visual storytelling which ultimately realize the script, and proficiency with Adobe CS5 and higher, including After Effects, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, as well as other 2D and 3D animation packages. Your other duties will include serving the Animation Manager, Director, and Producer by providing dailies for review, and you will be expected attend dailies meetings when deemed necessary. A successful applicant will have 1-3 years of experience in 2D and 3D character animation, and 1-2 years of experience compositing, including knowledge of color-correcting. For more information, a complete job description, and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/1m7xZWH. Please submit a cover letter and references list along with your resume and application.

Audio Intern
Sparkhouse, Full-time

We are sparkhouse. Our mission is to spark new life in Christian communities and families. We are seeking an Audio Intern to join the Sparkhouse Studios team for 12 action-packed weeks of hands-on experience and learning opportunities this summer, 2016. This paid position will assist the Audio Supervisor in the delivery of audio needs for the Video Department during Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production, and will have the opportunity to work closely with many members of the Sparkhouse Studios team. The Audio Intern will be responsible for performing 2nd Engineer duties in Voiceover Sessions including: Microphone placement, session spotting & setup, and ensuring all hardware settings are correct. The Audio Intern must possess an understanding of basic recording hardware, such as: Mic Pres, Compressors, and EQs, as well as an understanding of Dynamic processing, and the frequency spectrum. Your other duties will include executing Assembly SFX and Dialog Edits, and setting up final Mix and Sound Design Sessions for the 1st Engineers and Audio Supervisor. A successful applicant will have 1-2 years of experience for Film/TV Production and/or Post Production, 1-2 years of experience using Pro Tools, and experience delivering final sound for at least 2 features or short films (school projects qualify). For more information, a complete job description, and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/1m7xZWH. Please submit a cover letter and references list along with your resume and application.

Post-Production Intern
Sparkhouse, Full-time

We are sparkhouse. Our mission is to spark new life in Christian communities and families. We are seeking a Post-Production Intern to join the Sparkhouse Studios team for 12 action-packed weeks of hands-on experience and learning opportunities this summer, 2016. This paid position will technically and creatively assist the Post Production Manager in the delivery of video and audio needs for the Video Department during Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production, and will have the opportunity to work closely with many members of the Sparkhouse Studios team. The Post-Production intern will be responsible for ensuring all assets are edited, accounted for and production-ready, which will include assisting in logging footage, maintaining real archive, and organizing photo, video, and audio libraries. This individual must possess comprehensive familiarity with Adobe Creative suite, including After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as experience using Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro 6, DVD Studio Pro, and Encore. Your other duties will include executing editing sessions of video and audio, and communicating regularly with editors, sound designers, and animators. A successful applicant will have 1-2 years of editing experience in video and audio, and will have completed some Post-Secondary Video Production credits and/or a 2-year degree. For more information, a complete job description, and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/1m7xZWH. Please submit a cover letter and references list along with your resume and application.

IT Intern
Augsburg Fortress, Full-time

Augsburg Fortress Publishers, the multimedia publishing house of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), is seeking an intern to join the Internet Technology team for a unique, hands-on, professional experience this summer, 2016. This paid position will offer exposure to learning opportunities in many different areas of the IT field, including the opportunities to assist with deploying and inventorying computer equipment and assist with the organizing and rearranging of equipment in the data center, which may include running cables, moving rack mounted servers, and disposing of decommissioned equipment. The intern will work closely with the IT Help Desk Technician, and will report to the Server and Network Systems Lead Engineer. This individual will be responsible for handling internal customer requests for support, and will complete and respond to these requests via the Help Desk Service Request system, as well as via email, phone, and in-person. The IT Intern must possess skills using and working with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10, as well as Microsoft Office 2013, Office 2016 and Office 365. Other areas of required previous experience include troubleshooting Windows, hardware, software, and printers, and use of Macintosh hardware and OSX (a plus). A successful applicant will have some college experience, and be working toward a technical degree. For more information, a complete job description, and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/1m7xZWH. Please submit a cover letter and references list along with your resume and application.  Posting end date:  March 15, 2016

Saint Paul Area Synod
Assistant to the Bishop for Vital Congregations

The Assistant to the Bishop for Vital Congregations, Vital Partnerships reports to the Bishop and works in partnership with other staff to assist congregations and leaders in building congregational vitality and establishing transformative partnerships, both locally and globally. Assistants to the Bishop share responsibility for overseeing and supporting congregations during call processes and in times of conflict or transition; each Assistant to the Bishop relates to one or more conferences on a rotating basis. Send a cover letter, resume and/or notification of an active RLP to Anna Grunner, anna.grunner@spas-elca.org. A link to the full job posting can be found here: http://files.ctctcdn.com/bf74ce3a001/a01adabd-7a18-4915-809d-1e3f46c8616a.pdf 

Church Office Administrator – Part Time
Christ Lutheran Church in Zionsville, IN
 Ideal candidate will have superior organizational, time management, computer, and administrative skills. The candidate must possess high verbal and written communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google applications, and willing to learn new software (i.e. Ministry Scheduler Pro, church management software, etc).  Knowledge of the Lutheran church is a plus.  Position is 16-20 hours per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).  Job begins in mid-February.  Interested persons should submit a resume and professional references to Pastor Steve Albertin at stevea@zionsvillelutheran.org.

Director of Music Ministry
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Ln., Manassas, VA 20110
Seeking an energetic director to serve part-time who has liturgical experience, a music background, and a willingness to use a variety of musical styles in order to provide a meaningful Lutheran experience. Responsibilities: 1. direct adult, youth, and children’s singing choirs for services 2. conduct weekly rehearsals with the various singing groups 3. work with organist and Pastor to plan weekly services including Lenten services, Holy week, 4. Christmas Eve, and other special services 5. coordinate all musical groups including singing choirs, bell choirs, and Liturgical dance 6. assist with Sunday School music education and Vacation Bible School 7. incorporate soloists/ensembles into service 8. attend Worship and Music Team meetings 9. lead the handbell choirs in the future. Requirements: 1. must have a music degree, or commensurate experience, with sufficient knowledge of different musical styles, including contemporary 2. must have liturgical experience 3. must have experience with leading choirs 4. must be able to work effectively with others. Please email resume to: musicsearch@bethelmanassas.org or call 703-368-3943

Organist
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Ln., Manassas, VA 20110
Seeking an organist to assist Director of Music Ministry Manassas, VA.  We are looking for an organist to serve part-time who has liturgical experience, a music background, and a willingness to use a variety of musical styles in order to provide a meaningful Lutheran experience. Responsibilities: assist music director during the weekly church services assist with music during Sunday School and Vacation Bible School assist with rehearsals during the week for all singing choirs assist music director with selection of music for services assist music director with weekly services including Lenten services, Holy week, Christmas Eve and other special services attend Worship and Music Team meetings as needed. Requirements: must have pipe organ proficiency; experience with different styles of music including contemporary must be able to work effectively with others. Salary information is available upon request.

Mountain View Lutheran Church - Edgewood, WA
Part-Time Music Director
Please email resume to: musicsearch@bethelmanassas.org or call 703-368-3943
see full details at: http://www.mtviewlutheran.org/ptmusicdirectorjobdescription.pdf
The Music Director will be a Spirit-filled person dedicated to Planning, Scheduling and Orchestrating the musical aspects of Sunday and Mid-Week worship services, including: hymn and Psalm selection; directing the Adult Choir; recruiting, rehearsing, and directing the worship instrumentalists and vocalists. The Music Director will demonstrate successful leadership, encouragement and development of congregational singing. The Music Director will lead by example of personal Christian faith and worship.
TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT the FOLLOWING: • Letter of Application. The letter should address work experiences as outlined in the job description • Current resume    • Three References. Please provide the name, address, phone numbers and email address for each of your references. SEND ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO: Pastor John L. Vaswig, Mountain View Lutheran Church, 3505—122nd Avenue East,  Edgewood WA 98372 or email to:
jlvaswig@mtviewlutheran.org Please submit documents in .doc, .docx, or .pdf file format.

Front-End Developer
Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis

Ideal candidates will have a can-do attitude, passion for technology, extensive HTML/CSS development experience, a strong sensibility for typography and design, and a commitment to our mission. The front-end developer needs to possess a good understanding of UX fundamentals, a robust portfolio of design and development work, strong working knowledge of Sketch and Photoshop; able to cut up comps from the design team, a deep understanding of CSS inheritance and how to use it, familiarity with source control principles, and comfortable with issue tracking and control tools, knowledge of email design principles, including responsive imagery, familiarity with web typography technologies and methodologies including TypeKit, in-depth knowledge of email design, modern browsers, mobile, and WordPress, including their quirks and how to best address them. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of front-end web development experience. Experience working with jQuery and/or other JavaScript libraries, and HubSpot marketing automation would be a bonus. Please include your resume, cover letter, and references list with your application. Apply at: http://bit.ly/1S6AFkv

Program Assistant for Refugee Services
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), in Baltimore, MD

Seeking  a candidate who will support the Refugee Services unit in delivering high-quality programs and services that promote refugee and migrant success in the United States.  The position will support the Refugee Services unit in identifying needs and trends, assisting with the development and use of appropriate training tools and resources, and providing effective communication across the refugee services network. The full description may be found at http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-717761.html. Position closes on 1/22/2016

 

INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS

None at this time.