About Seattle First Baptist

Seattle First Baptist Church (SFBC) is an historic American Baptist congregation located in the vibrant heart of Seattle’s urban core. SFBC is a church community that seeks to follow the way of Jesus Christ, to be a people of God and to love and care for our neighbors. Faithful to our Baptist heritage, we strive for a world where people are welcomed regardless of, and with respect for, their religious beliefs; where the separation of church and state is vigorously defended; where freedom is a fundamental right that values the dignity of all persons without regard to their race, country of birth, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, or disabilities; and where compassion is the measure of our actions. We are committed to the following values:

  1. We will go deeper in faith as we do justice, love mercy, work for peace and walk humbly with God.
  2. We will be present to one another and our neighbors in our personal relationships and by creating venues for engagement where we can learn about viewpoints different from our own.
  3. We will respect all religions by learning about the beliefs, values and struggles of our neighbors and by demonstrating support for them.
  4. We will welcome the stranger, including immigrants and refugees, as our scriptures instruct. We will explore how to support their causes and advocate for justice, remembering that many of us are the children of immigrants and refugees.
  5. We will actively work to recognize and change our own biases and to fight racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, ageism and other systemic prejudices.
  6. We will protect our environment and support preservation programs that are based on scientific data designed to improve our resources, enhance biodiversity, and reverse human-caused climate change.

We encourage you to explore the rest of our website to learn more about our life together as a faith community.

Employment Opportunities

Nursery Caregiver

Position Summary
The Nursery Caregiver at SFBC serves as an integral part of the ministry team. The
position of Nursery Caregiver supports the mission and ministry of Seattle First Baptist
Church (SFBC) primarily by providing child care to nursery aged children of the church
for ongoing and special events.

About the Position
Direct Supervisor: Pastor for Next Generations
Status: Exempt, Regular Part Time Staff (4-8 hrs/wk)

The nursery caregiver is supervised by the Pastor for Next
Generations. He/she is expected to communicate with and report to the Pastor on a
regular basis, and thereby be accountable to the congregation and exercise this ministry
within the policies of the church.

Essential Functions of the Job
• Provide loving care for children so that they experience God’s caring presence.
• Provide a responsible, trustworthy environment for children.
• Provide a structure for intentionally leading children toward the building blocks of
worship attendance.
• Witness to Christian values and the commitment of this church by extending
welcome to young children whose families are visiting the church.

Practical Matters 
• Staff nursery on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and special services
and events as needed.
• Plan for regular nursery clean-ups and share information about material needs in
the nursery.
• Mentor young adults in the church who serve as helpers in the nursery.
• Maintain a developmentally appropriate environment in the nursery through
artwork, projects, etc.

Required Experience and Qualifications
• Experience working with children – ideally, a degree or extensive experience in
Early Childhood Education
• Willingness to care for a variety of children and to support their families in their
callto parenthood.
• Care for the nursery environment—that it be a safe, welcoming place
• People skills—willing and able to work with children, parents, young helpers and
pastors, supporting the community of the congregation
• Dependability and consistency!
• Willingness to produce on-going evidence of an acceptable criminal background
check, fingerprinting, drug testing, and availing oneself to continuing education
opportunities around sexual abuse and boundary violation issues.
• CPR Certified
• Obtain and keep up to date all recommended vaccinations including
COVID-19 vacinations.

Nursery Caregiver will receive an hourly wage of $17 plus 4 weeks of PTO per year.

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Organist / Pianist

Seattle First Baptist Church seeks an Organist / Pianist to begin immediately. This is a nonexempt, 15-hour-per-week position with an annual salary of $24,000 – $27,000, based on experience. Specific duties are described in the job description below.

Minimum Requirements

  • Applicants are required to hold a degree in music (or equivalent experience), with a preference for those with a degree in organ or collaborative piano.
  • Applicants must have at least three years of organ worship leadership experience.
  • Full vaccination from COVID-19 and willingness to wear a mask while on the Church site are required for employment.

Details for Submission

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter; resume; and names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references including musical professionals/staff members with whom you have worked.

The position is open until filled, and qualified candidates will be invited to audition and interview at their earliest convenience. Please send your application to . Questions about the job and application requirements should be submitted to church administrator Darren Hochstedler at .

Job Posting Organist-Pianist (pdf)


Interim Pastor

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