Denver, CO
Type: Lay
Posted Nov 1, 2022
Job Title
Name of church or organization
Saint John’s Cathedral
Denver, CO
Job Description
About Saint John’s

Founded in Colorado in 1860, Saint John’s Cathedral was given the initial name of Saint John’s in the Wilderness because the closest Episcopal church was over 700 miles away in Kansas. Since its founding, the cathedral’s central location in the city has allowed the cathedral to have a large influence in the wider community. Just steps away from the capitol building, the cathedral has a legacy of beauty, mystery, and goodness that impacts the daily lives in Capitol Hill, Denver, Colorado, and beyond. Over the years, the cathedral’s clergy have left their mark in various ways, including helping to found the United Way, being a civil rights leader in Denver, and establishing the organization that we now know as the Saint Francis Center.

At Saint John’s Cathedral, we strongly value diversity, seek to hire people who are confident in their competency, enjoy learning and collaboration, and approach their work with a commitment to service of all souls who come to Saint John’s. We value both independent work and collaboration and strive for a flexible work environment that fosters creative growth and work-life balance. We offer competitive salaries and provide a range of excellent benefits. 

About the Job

Title                             Sacristan

Classification               Full-Time, Exempt

Hours                          Generally:

Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday, 7 AM to 12 PM and 4 to 7:30 PM

***Flexibility is essential to accommodate evening and weekend events support needs

Supervisor                    Canon Precentor


  • Administrative, calendar, and events support as needed for the Canon Precentor, other clergy, staff members, and lay leaders
  • Provide initial intake and coordinate all follow up and liturgical/logistical support for baptisms, marriages, burials, and membership
  • Maintain, coordinate, and manage the liturgical calendar
  • Interface with the Dean’s Verger, altar guild director, ushers, lay Wilderness creativity coordinator, and other lay liturgical ministers
  • Assist with the planning, set up, and break down of The Wilderness
  • Coordinate the liturgical logistics for Sundays
  • Coordinate and manage the Evening Prayer officiant rotation
  • Assist the Canon Precentor with the coordination of diocesan liturgies held at the cathedral
  • Coordinate and manage the adjunct clergy liturgical rotation
  • Full participation required in all Liturgy Committee meetings
  • Cross train with the worship coordinator on the design and printing of service leaflets in order to serve as the substitute in this role
  • Proofread altar and lectern missals
  • Implement the design and printing of burial service leaflets
  • Coordinate service logistics for feasts and other holy days in the Church Year
  • Other duties, as assigned

Core Competencies

Relational intelligence – Ensure a hospitable and positive sacramental experience to all who visit Saint John’s Cathedral. Exhibit a high level of understanding of and competence in the pastoral nature of the work.

Adaptive – Excel at managing conflicting priorities while maintaining a professional, composed, and warm manner. Comfortable with and able to quickly learn new software and technology.

Time management – Possess a keen ability to adjust to changing priorities and maintain an ongoing list of projects. Excellent time management skills are required to handle multiple priorities and ensure completion of crucial projects within deadlines.

Organization skills – Excellent at tracking and managing details. Highest degree of accuracy while coordinating, managing, and overseeing the cathedral’s complex liturgical calendar, while entering member data, and while recording births, weddings, and deaths.

Judgment – Exhibit sound decision-making and judgement skills. Refers issues to appropriate authority in a reliable and appropriate manner. Works effectively without constant supervision or direction.

Collaborative team member – Is willing to be back-up support for staff and lay leadership. Prioritizes group goals and participates accordingly.

Working Conditions

  • This position occasionally requires work on nights or non-regular workdays (Fridays and Saturdays).
  • This position requires both the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended amounts of time (more than an hour) while typing on a computer, and to move throughout the campus for events set up and support.
  • This position occasionally requires lifting hospitality supplies such as coffee urns or pitchers of water, up to 20 lbs., onto carts for transport throughout the campus.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Familiar with the range of Episcopal liturgical rites
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Advanced proficiency with G Suite products
  • Highly proficient in the use of standard office equipment

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience working at a nonprofit or church
  • Previous experience with a nonprofit or church database


  • Target Annual Salary Range: $53,000 – $55,000
  • Medical: Multiple Plan Options
  • Additional Insurance: Dental, Vision, EAP, Life, Disability
  • Retirement: Generous Employer Contribution
  • Paid Time Off: Accruals over the year

○ Vacation: 120 Hours

○ Sick: 96 Hours

○ Holidays: 15

To Apply

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