Nursery Assistant $9.80/hour
First Presbyterian Church of Durango
Position: Nursery Assistant
Supervisor: Nursery Attendant
Staff Support and Coordination:
Moderator, Team Christian Formation
Moderator, Team Staff Support
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
Weekly Hours: 2-3
Additional Hours: Case-by-case basis as authorized by the Moderator, Team Christian Formation and approved by Session
Job Description: the Nursery Assistant helps with all nursery operations to ensure the safety and health of all infants in Nursery care. Works as part of a team with the Nursery Attendant and the Moderator, Team Christian Formation. The Nursery Assistant provides assistance to visitors and members to ensure their infants and children are welcomed and integrated into our programs. On a case-by-case basis, the Nursery Assistant may support after-worship activities, Vacation Bible School, Christmas and Easter children’s programs.
1. Provide nursery care
a. 15 minutes before Sunday school begins and until all the children are gone and room cleared and straightened.
b. Help ensure Nursery supplies are properly stocked.
c. Help ensure cribs, playpens, toys, etc. are properly cleaned and replaced as necessary.
d. Help straighten toys, furniture, and supplies prior to securing the Nursery.
e. Help ensure that all changing pads, clothes, blankets, etc. are washed/cleaned on a regular basis.
f. Follow baby-sitting guidelines posted in the Nursery.
g. When agreed, in conjunction with the Moderator, Team Christian Formation, and Team Staff Support, help provide childcare on weeknights for choir, TNT, bells, deacons, special events, etc.
h. Help maintain a record of infants admitted to the Nursery
2. Greet visitors and members with infants and children to ensure they are integrated into age-appropriate programs.
a. For visitors, help collect and record information to ensure any special needs will be met.
b. Help answer any questions about church services, programs, childcare training, etc.
c. Help ensure infants are returned to their parents in a timely manner.
d. Work with the Supervisor to collect feedback from parents to assess the nursery care provided.
3. Assist with programs for Christmas and Easter and other special events.
4. Help monitor all Nursery facilities and immediately report any health or safety concerns to the Supervisor and the Moderator, Team Christian Formation, or any available church elder.
5. Recommend new toys, furniture, or equipment to the Supervisor and the Moderator, Team Christian Formation.
6. Assist with special projects and other duties as required by the Supervisor and as approved by the Moderator, Team Staff Support and Session (as needed).
1. 15 years of age or older.
2. Must be in good health.
3. Have the ability to lift at least 50 pounds and move freely about the nursery.
4. Should be able to stoop down and/or sit on the floor as necessary.
5. Should have had the Red Cross baby-sitting course.
Tuesday Night Teams
We could use YOUR gifts!
Teams meet the 2ndTuesday of every month (except June and July)
Next meeting is October 10th.
Team breakouts follow.
Where do you feel called to plug in?
New team members are ALWAYS encouraged!
Team Christian Formation
Meade Harbison (Moderator)
Courtney Hightower (Moderator)
Team Staff Support
Klare Colbert (Moderator)
Sheri Collins (Deacon Rep.)
Heather Lundquist (Moderator)
Team Outreach and Fellowship
Marty Schank (Moderator)
Gay Kiene and Linda Selser
Tom Kyser (staff)
Janey Silver (staff)
Ann St. John
Tom Compton (Co Moderator)
Virginia Miller Cavanagh
Bill Watt (staff)
The nursery opens at 8:45am on Sundays.
Courtney VanDenBerg is our Nursery Attendant.
We have 2 openings for nursery assistants. Check the employment tab under Leadership.
Please contact Pastor Beau if you have questions.
HISTORY – FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BUILDING
One of the premier protestant churches in Durango, First Presbyterian, was organized May 28, 1882. Shortly after the narrow gauge railroad line began serving here, a major fire consumed the city's heart including this and several other churches.
However, assisted by several other Presbyterian churches across America, the present cornerstone was laid – June 13th, 1889 at Third Avenue and 12th Street – and soon this distinctive structure arose with its numerous and magnificent stained glass windows. The sanctuary was completed with stone, frame, and many good hearts to serve both Sunday School and worship services. It has continued to serve for well over a century.
Additions were made in 1940, 1958, and 2000 – classrooms, elevator, parlors, kitchen, etc. The session and congregants work diligently to make improvements to accommodate a growing membership.
No matter the age – toddler, college, or adult – a smile of welcome and warmth greet all who find a home at Durango's
First Presbyterian Church.
Elders on Session
Class of 2017
Gay Kiene - Clerk of Session, Team Worship
Tom Compton - Team Finance / Stewardship
Linda Selser - Team Worship
Class of 2018
- Team Finance / Stewardship
Courtney Hightower -Team Mission
Heather Lundquist - Team Facilities
Class of 2019
Meade Harbison - Team Christian Formation
Klare Colbert - Team Staff Support
Marty Schank - Team Outreach
Elders are available to you at any time!
Session meets the third Tuesday of the month (except July), at 5:30pm in Room 213.
Next Meeting is September 19th.
YOU are invited to attend!
1159 East 3rd Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
Office Phone: 970-247-3175
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Closed for lunch from 12:30 - 1:30pm