We are hiring!

Director of Youth and Family Ministries (3/4 Time)

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Range is $52,000 – $62,000

First Parish in Lexington is a vibrant Unitarian Universalist congregation committed to exploring, nurturing, and promoting a liberal religious life. We do this through a dynamic worship service on Sundays as well as groups engaged in self-reflection and spiritual growth and groups committed to promoting community and social welfare.Our music program is outstanding and includes a “Joyful Noise Choir’ with 15 children and youth.  We have active social justice teams, working on Climate Action, Racial Justice, and Preserving our Democracy. We work to create an interfaith beloved community through activities such as: 

  • Engaging in anti-racism and anti-semitism work in our town  
  • Celebrating Eid holidays with the Muslim community
  • Engaging closely with the Sikh community with shared music and scripture
  • Celebrating Lunar New Year and Diwali
  • Hosting Sacred Stories evenings, exploring common topics through scriptures with multiple faith traditions
  • Studying the Bhagavad Gita and other scriptures from many faiths
  • Practicing Tai Chi on our lawn

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate Assistant Minister to join our team to:

  • Lead, co-design, and expand our religious exploration programs for children and youth
  • Oversee our multi-generational spiritual development, perhaps including the Soul Matters program, which currently engages about 70 participants
  • Co-design multi-generational interfaith programming that is engaging and inclusive
  • Collaborate with our creative and dedicated staff
  • Lead Sunday worship from time to time
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Minister

Minimum qualifications:

  • Innovative thinker with a passion for social justice and interfaith collaboration
  • A deep commitment to and demonstrated experience with children, youth, caregivers and families
  • Experience in religious education or experience leading learning initiatives.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse community
  • Organizational and Computer skills
  • Resilience and flexibility.
  • Ability to commute to Lexington MA including Sundays and some  evenings

Reports To: Senior Minister

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter detailing their interest in the position and how their experience aligns with the requirements of the role to:  search@fplex.org

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2024

Start date: August 1, 2024

First Parish in Lexington is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Contact Information: search@fplex.org

Join us in our journey of faith, exploration, and community engagement at First Parish in Lexington!

Position: A/V Engineer
Main contact: Minister of Music
Status : Part time, non-exempt
Rate: $25/hr. with a minimum of 4 hours per week (including Sunday mornings)

Starting Date: April 15 – May 1, 2024


The A/V Engineer will operate the sound board for Sunday worship services and additional events. The job could potentially be expanded to video as well. The primary hours are Sunday from 8:30 AM to noon, with additional hours based on availability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set up, test, and manage audio-visual equipment for live and recorded productions.
  • Operate sound board, and related devices for multi-platform worship services, including in-person and livestream.
  • Collaborate with staff and volunteers under the direction of the Minister of Music.
  • Stream worship services directly to the church’s YouTube channel
  • Opportunity to support additional concerts and events, compensatedseparately.


  • Available consistently Sunday mornings from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST) from September through mid June (with occasional exceptions)
  • Availability on Christmas Eve for services at 4:30 and 7 PM. (Fee will increase to $50/hr.)
  • Flexibility to extend Sunday hours until 12:30 PM as needed for special meetings/events
  • Availability for weekday preparation, typically 1-2 hours, to coordinate A/V needs.
  • Proficient in Google Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides), and familiar with YouTube and Facebook platforms.
  • Experience or willingness to learn digital audio/video equipment operation.
  • Familiarity with Presonus Studiolive 24.4.2 digital mixer, Denon digital recorder, Mac Mini, wireless and wired microphones is preferred


  • Presonus Studiolive 24.4.2 digital mixer
  • Denon digital audio recorder
  • Mac Mini
  • 11 Wireless and various wired microphones
  • QSC power amp and speakers

Education & Experience:

Previous experience in audio-visual technology preferred.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to music@fplex.org.

First Parish in Lexington, Unitarian Universalist is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants for employment and all employees are to be treated on the basis of their qualifications and performance and not based upon their race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or handicap or disability that does not prevent them from performing the essential components of the applicable position with or without reasonable accommodation.

-Must be legally permitted to work in the USA-