Job Openings

Part-Time Nursery Worker

Job Description

Reports to: Senior Pastor, Personnel Committee

Relates to: Children & Youth Committee

Job Summary: Provide dependable, safe, and nurturing care for children ages 0-5 during church activities, such as worship, special events, and small group meetings. Provide age-appropriate care including feeding, changing diapers, escorting to the bathroom, etc. For older children, provide age-appropriate activities with play and learning to include Bible stories and faith growth using curriculum provided by the church.

Primary Duties

Organization & Schedule

  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as stated in the Children and Youth Protection Policy and FBC Personnel Manual.
  • Provide a safe, positive, nurturing, and healthy learning environment that helps each child to have a positive and age-appropriate faith growth experience during church time.
  • Create an ordered arrangement, appearance, decor, clean, and productive space.
  • Request, through proper channels, materials and supplies needed for nursery use.
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to the Early Morning Service. Child care hours include every Sunday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and every Thursday 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM. You are expected to work all Sundays even if it falls on a holiday. You will have the option to work other church events, i.e. Easter, Christmas, Vacation Bible School, Small Groups, etc. The opportunity for extra work will be announced at least 4 weeks prior to the event. There will always be services on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Christmas Eve. If you choose to work extra at these other events, the hour(s) of the nursery will be specified.
  • Communicate in advance, by phone to the nursery coordinator: 1) any planned absences with an advance two-week notice, or 2) any unplanned absences at least two hours prior to the shift.
  • Meet the children when they arrive.
  • Take down names and cell phone numbers for parents/guardians on the sheet provided.
  • Stay until the children are secured with a responsible adult named on the child’s form.
  • In the event of an emergency, notify the parent via text message.

Care & Learning

  • Provide an atmosphere of acceptance and caring for each child.
  • Comfort distress immediately.
  • Serve as a role model for the children in the areas of attitude, speech, and actions.
  • Meet the emotional, social, physical, and cognitive needs of each child.
  • Create a safe and loving environment where children feel free to explore and take risks.
  • Engage in hands-on activities that introduce new experiences to children.
  • Attend to individual children’s needs while simultaneously taking care of other children.
  • Practice active monitoring at all times when supervising children.
  • Treat each child with dignity and respect for his/her cultural background.
  • Encourage children’s development in the areas of building self-confidence, problem solving, and taking responsibility for their actions.
  • Straighten the room and clean any toys/beds before leaving. Used bed sheets will need to be placed in the dirty linen container and clean sheets are to be placed on the beds. Church staff or the volunteer will be responsible for laundering the sheets. All toys that have had contact with saliva will require special attention. A sanitizing solution will be available to use in the nursery.


  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • 1+ years’ experience working with children.
  • CPR & First Aid certified (or willing to get certified).
  • Ability to be polite, courteous, and friendly with all parents, volunteers, and children.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screening.
  • Possess a good level of physical fitness.
  • Health requirements: Staff should have the ability to lift a child weighing 40 pounds or run across a room or the playground to catch a falling child. In addition, staff must inform the Personnel Committee Chair or Senior Pastor of any condition which might limit or interfere with their ability to care for a child.

To apply, please print our Application for Employment and fill out. Return to 23 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA or

Who Are We and Why Work Here?

First Baptist Church, Martinsville is a community of faith committed to Christ and his call to love God and one another. We gather to worship, study, eat, pray, celebrate, mourn, share our stories and bless our community, all with the conviction that God has called us together to share in this journey of faith, hope, and love.

Established in 1884, our congregation strikes a unique chord in the Baptist tradition. We value ancient Christian practices that inform our present faith and mission. We are currently working to grow our ministry among people of all ages. It’s an exciting time to be a part of all God is doing among the people of this church!

Employment at First Baptist Church is considered an extension of our ministry. We consider employees of the church to be one of its most valuable resources.

If you feel called to partner with us in ministry, we hope you will send your resume today!

First Baptist Church is an equal opportunity employer without regard to sex, age, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, and/or any other legally-protected characteristic, except that the Church may make certain employment decisions based on the religious affiliations or beliefs of the church as permitted under applicable law.

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