Positions for Clergy

To apply, email a copy of your resume, OTM Portfolio and a letter of intent to our Canon to the Ordinary, The Rev. Canon Dena Cleaver-Bartholomew. Please contact her for any further information about the positions listed below.

Portfolios for congregations seeking clergy are available at website for The Episcopal Church from the Office of Transition Ministry (OTM). Our congregations do not have profiles, but use the OTM Portfolio along with their website to provide candidates with information about their life and ministry.

Churches Receiving Names

  • None at this time.

Churches Discerning their Future

  • None at this time.

Information about diocesan policies:

2024 Compensation Guide and Individual Church’s Salary Grades

Retired Clergy

Rhode Island’s beach communities, villages and cities are attractive retirement choices for many clergy. The diocese works with retired clergy who wish to be engaged in ministry to match them with needs in the diocese. One popular option is for teams of two retired clergy to serve a small congregation enabling clergy to serve without worrying about taking time off for health reasons or to visit those endearing grandchildren! Many of our clergy and congregations welcome retired clergy to serve in a variety of capacities. Some retired clergy find service in nonprofits meaningful while others provide valuable assistance to a wide range of committees, commissions and diocesan programs and others serve as consultants or in volunteer adjunct diocesan staff roles. Bring your dreams for ministry and we’ll help you find a way to make them become reality!

Lay Employment

There are many careers in ministry that don’t require ordination. Are you called to one? Here’s a list of what is available throughout the Diocese of RI.

If your church has a job opening, submit it here .

Diocesan Listings

  • None at this time.

Parish & Other Listings

    • Food Pantry Coordinator, St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Episcopal Church

      This position pays $25/hour, and is for 18 hours a week. 8-10 hours required on site at the Food Pantry (Friday mornings and 2 Saturday mornings per month), and the rest can be remote. The ideal candidate is fluent in Spanish and has experience managing in a fast-paced environment.

      Responsibilities include:
      Coordination of volunteers, registering food pantry guests, helping to manage Friday mornings when we receive food orders, and Saturday mornings when we distribute food. Learn more about the Food Pantry here. Contact Kristen Millette.

    • Part-Time Director of Music/Organist, All Saints’ Memorial Church, Providence. Seeking a dynamic Director of Music/Organist to develop a high-quality music program that embraces the diversity and range of traditions within our congregation.Vision Statement: Music that brings all closer to Christ is the ultimate goal of the Music Program at All Saints’.  We achieve this by developing a quality program geared to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through song that includes music from throughout the Anglican communion, past and present. Our program must recognize and embrace the diversity and the range of traditions within our congregation.  Music at All Saints’ must support and develop congregational singing as well as build and improve the choir.Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Provide organ music and direct the choir for the 9:30 am Sunday service.  This includes 8:30 Sunday morning rehearsal and a 1 ½ hour weekly evening rehearsal. Also provide music for Principal Feast Days such as Christmas, Easter, All Saints’ Day, etc.
      1. Collaborate with the Priest-in-charge to develop a music program that includes a variety of styles that will facilitate inclusive worship and support congregational singing.
      2. Direct the parish music program; select and plan music for use in liturgies.
      3. Great interpersonal skills, with solid decision making and leadership qualities; capable of creating a sense of community in the music ministry and is a team player.
      4. Work to integrate the ethnically diverse musical gifts of the congregation into the music program on a regular basis.


      1. Familiar with the Episcopal Church Liturgy and traditions.
      2. Has understanding of musical, liturgical, and pastoral judgements.
      3. Proficient at playing the organ and piano.
      4. Proficient in directing a choir.

      Employment Information

      1. Part-time, 15 to 18 hours a week with flexible hours.
      2. Main tasks include planning and providing music for all Sunday services and other major celebrations and organizing and rehearsing the parish choir.
      3. Providing music for weddings and funerals will be an added benefit.
      4. Compensation contingent on education and experience
  • Part-Time Minister of Music, Trinity Church, Cranston. The Minister of Music reports to the Priest-in-Charge and oversees weekly music offerings, being the principal organist, pianist, and choir director. Responsibilities include:
    • Collaborate with the Priest-in-Charge to plan weekly, seasonal, and special services.
    • Play the organ and piano at the principal Sunday Eucharist (10:00 am), and for special liturgies (Ash Wednesday; Maundy Thursday; Good Friday; Easter Vigil; two Christmas Eve services, and others), including prelude and postlude for all services as appropriate.
    • Direct an all-volunteer choir with choir rehearsal before the Sunday service (Sept-June).
    • Rehearse the choir in occasional anthems.
    • Create opportunities for youth to participate in our music program.
    • Play the organ for two special community services (Gaspee Day and Christmas in Pawtuxet).

Approximately 6-10 hours per week, 4 weeks paid vacation. Submit a cover letter, resume, list of references, and recordings or links to your work to: The Reverend Tanya Watt, Priest-in-Charge at rector@trinitycranston.org. 

  • Part-time Office Administrator, Trinity Church, North Scituate. The primary task of the office administrator is to provide support to the rector. The successful candidate will oversee the day-to-day activities in the parish office, including communicating with the Diocesan offices, community organizations, and vendors.

Administrator will be responsible for compiling, copying and filing of monthly vestry packages and annual parish reports; updating social media information; updating parish directory and database; management of facility keys and key fobs; mailing of pledge cards and financial statements; and scheduling and processing facility rentals, room availability and reservations. Other duties as may be assigned.

Approximately 16 hours/per week. Flexible summer hours. Contact The Rev. Johanna Marcure by calling the church office at (401) 647-2322 or via email at rector.trinitynorthscituate@gmail.com

  • Part-time Coordinator for Youth and Family Programs at St. Luke’s Church St. Luke’s Church, an inclusive, thriving, multi-generational, and joy-filled church, located in the heart of East Greenwich, is looking for a part-time program coordinator (15-18 hours per week) to expand our ministries with youth and their families.Essential hopes and expectations include oversight of our youth faith formation offerings (curriculum selection and preparation, teacher recruitment and support), enhanced activities of a fledgling youth group, weekly communication with parents regarding how they might further their children’s faith formation at home, and the development of a one-week summer Vacation Bible School.Additional responsibilities include regular collaboration with the ministry team, the creation of seasonal offerings, assisting the rector with confirmation classes (February through May), and planning for our every-other-year mission trip to the Dominican Republic.Appropriate candidates must have a love for youth, and a comfort and familiarity with the Christian tradition.  Experience working in a youth-related setting a must; a background in education is helpful but not required. Other important qualities and attributes include:
    • Creativity
    • Good sense of humor
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Flexibility
    • A demonstrated capacity to work well with others
    • An energetic and energizing disposition

    The weekly hours are flexible, although presence most Sunday mornings is required.  With the exception of a Vacation Bible School, Faith Formation classes pause from June through August, allowing for 6 weeks of vacation time.

    Interested parties should submit an introductory letter and resume by email to cimondi@stlukeseg.org. References should be provided upon request. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 13.