We are currently hiring for two positions.


Director of Music and Arts Ministries

This position opens in September 2017.

First United Methodist Church of Olympia, Washington, a healthy, progressive congregation is seeking to expand our music and arts ministries in the local church and larger community. We are enjoying some very exciting growth opportunities and are looking for the right person to join our professional team.

This full-time position, to begin in September 2017, will assist the appointed clergy in coordinating existing music ministries and developing new arts and spirituality ministries to implement the church’s ambitious strategic plan. The Director of Music and the Arts will help develop musical components of at least two new worship venues and work with the existing six-person part-time music staff in growing existing services. The position will also supervise a developing sanctuary concert series, faith and art ministries of various kinds, and be an integral part of the professional ministry team. The qualified candidate will have at minimum a bachelor’s degree in music, music education, or religion (including liturgical arts) with musical emphasis. Volunteer coordination skills and excellent communication skills are essential.

The position includes health and pension benefits and has a starting salary range in the $40Ks.

Contact Rev. Peter K. Perry, pastorpeter@fumcoly.org, 360-943-2661, for more info.

Click to see full job description: Director of Music and Arts Position Description

Click to see the job flyer: Announcing a New Position in Music and the Arts


Church Office Manager / Administrative Assistant

First United Methodist Church of Olympia is hiring an office manager/administrative assistant to help us run our busy church office and be a part of our enthusiastic ministry team. The job has a great variety of responsibilities, including printing and publication, volunteer coordination, hospitality, and scheduling. This is a full-time position (32-40 hours per week) with health and pension benefits available. The work schedule is Sunday to Thursday, 8 am to closing (usually 2 pm on Sunday and 5 pm Monday-Thursday). Wage range is $18 to $20 per hour at hiring.

The successful applicant will understand that the efficient running of the church office is a ministry. They will be a strong team player, friendly and hospitable to all, with excellent communication skills and attention to detail.  The applicant must be able to work well with volunteers, and have strong computer skills, especially word processing and database/calendar management.  Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher is expected. WordPress experience is a plus. Familiarity with congregational life is extremely helpful. The diversity of tasks keeps this job interesting. The church office manager will be interacting with hundreds of people every week, helping the clergy and pastoral staff do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.

To apply for the position, applicants should send a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position and include a resume showing all job-related experience and including at least three references. The successful applicant will be required to pass a background check as part of our safe sanctuary commitment to the well-being of children and other vulnerable persons.

Send letters with resumes to: First United Methodist Church of Olympia, 1224 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501, or email to pastorpeter@fumcoly.org.  Anticipated start date is June 19-26, 2017.