Employment Opportunities

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Employment Opportunities


Cookeville First United Methodist Church


PURPOSE OF THE JOB:   To provide custodial care and minor building maintenance services for the Church and its associated buildings, and to assist with regular and special church functions in regards to setup, serving, tear-down, and clean-up.


  1. Floor maintenance, including vacuuming and spot cleaning carpets, sweeping, scrubbing and waxing tile or linoleum floors, depending on floor surfaces.
  2. Clean all aspects of the bathrooms and restock as needed.
  3. Set up and take down tables and chairs for church dinners and other functions, put covers on tables, arrange condiments, and assist persons in charge of the event, as needed.
  4. Wash dishes and clean up kitchens after church function.
  5. Clean walls, light fixtures, woodwork or other parts of the church and associated buildings, as required.
  6. Sweep sidewalks and salt, sweep and remove snow on sidewalks, as required.
  7. Set up and take down tables and equipment (e.g., handbell tables, projectors, TVs).
  8. Inventory and replenish supplies for janitorial work in all buildings.
  9. Inventory and request supplies for kitchen operations, such as plastic utensils, bottled water, paper products, coffee supplies, etc.
  10. Maintain pew materials: restock pens, remove old bulletins and attendance cards.
  11. Change paraments and altar cloth.
  12. Assist maintenance supervisor when needed (e.g., change light bulbs, clock batteries).
  13. Collect and dispose trash and garbage from all church facilities.
  14. Secure buildings at night when necessary.
  15. Help in preparing and serving Wednesday night functions, as needed.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned or as appropriate in support of church objectives and staff.
  17. Clean all church properties, including but not limited to: the Sanctuary, Wesley Chapel, Freeman Building, Christian Life Center, overhead walkway, kitchens, hallways, stairwells, offices, pantries, and storage areas.


  1. Follow written and oral directions of proper authorities and adhere to schedule of events by being present and available for assistance when needed.
  2. Notify superior of problems related to work, and seek help when problems arise or when large tasks must be done.
  3. Be present for all church functions except by prior arrangement with church staff.


Must be able-bodied and trainable. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. Must have some understanding of and be able to speak English. Previous custodial service preferred.

Nursery Worker

Cookeville First United Methodist Church

Nursery Worker

Sharing in the mission of Cookeville FUMC, the Nursery serves a vital role in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  Children and parents can experience a sense of safety and well-being knowing that while parents worship or participate in classes or special events, their children are being cared for by capable and friendly staff.  The Nursery is typically available for children from birth to four years of age during Sunday worship services, Wednesday night activities, and other times as needed throughout the year.  Nursery staff work flexible hours based on a posted monthly schedule.

Safe Sanctuary training, background checks and drug testing are included in the employment process. 

Job Description:  Church Nursery Worker

General Function:  To provide the best possible environment to nurture the development of the infants and young children; to care for their physical, intellectual, social, and emotional needs.

Accountability:  Accountable to the nursery coordinator.

Education and Experience: 

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older
  2. High School diploma
  3. Minimum of two years providing child care
  4. Mature and sensitive in working with infants, toddlers, parents, and other staff members.


  1. Supervise and insure the safety and well-being of the infants and young children at all times, being alert to the needs and /or problems of the children as individuals and as a group.
  2. Accommodate the children’s daily needs of eating, sleeping, playing, and diapering/potty to the best of your ability.
  3. Care for the room and equipment, reporting items needing repair or replacement to the nursery coordinator.
  4. Keep the nursery clean and sanitized.
  5. Welcome children and parents, assuring appropriate information is gathered/shared.
  6. Keep in communication with the nursery coordinator as appropriate.
  7. Report to the nursery coordinator any cases of suspected child abuse or neglect.
  8. Implement first aid procedures when necessary.
  9. Keep an accurate record of hours worked at the church nursery and submit time sheets the day they are due.


  • Genuinely enjoy working with infants and young children, and their parents
  • Be currently certified in CPR and First Aid or attain certification prior to employment
  • Be able to safely lift up to 35 pounds
  • Be physically active (i.e., capable of kneeling, squatting, stooping, and bending from the waist);
  • Be able to move about easily for extended periods of time and to easily navigate stairs with a child in your arms, should this be necessary
  • Be dependable and responsible
  • Be able to work a flexible schedule
  • Be part of a team with other nursery workers
  • Be able to provide references related to current or previous experience
  • Complete the application process: fill out an application and pass church provided background check and drug test.


Contact Our Office

You may submit your resume or other information for consideration to office@cookevillefumc.org.

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Cookeville First UMC

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165 E. Broad St., Cookeville, TN 38501