Jobs / Employment

West Side Baptist Church of Topeka (the Church) seeks qualified individuals for hourly and salaried positions of employment. Currently, the Church is seeking applications for the immediate hiring in the following open positions:

CHILD CARE WORKER – CLOSED: Position filled 12/01/2021.

ORGANIST / ACCOMPANIST – Part Time: An American Baptist Church (USA) searching for an artistic, creative, and innovative musician to serve as a part-time professional musician on our pipe organ and piano on Sundays at 10:30 am, and during choir rehearsals or special services (e.g., funerals and weddings). Well maintained 1962 M.P. Moller Pipe Organ (Opus 9726), plus a baby grand piano. The candidate should possess technical expertise, artistic knowledge, and attention to detail. An hourly wage will be based on education, performance, and experience. Schedule: Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Work Location: One location. Work Remotely: No. Job Type: Part-time (5-10 hours/week). Pay: $15.00 – $25.00 per hour. Paid bi-weekly (every other Wednesday).

Education: High school or equivalent (Required)
Experience: Accompanist: 2 years (Required) and Organ Performance: 2 years (Required)
License/Certification: None


Application for Employment – Interested individuals should download, complete, sign, and return (via US Postage or In-Person) an Application for Employment for any and all open positions at the Church.

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Mitigation Requirements – All employees and persons are required to comply with COVID 19 restrictions and mitigation practices required by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and the Shawnee County Health Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) – The Church does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Religious corporations, associations, educational institutions, or societies are exempt from the federal laws that EEOC enforces when it comes to the employment of individuals based on their particular religion if the requirement is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ). In other words, an employer whose purpose and character is primarily religious is permitted to lean towards hiring persons of the same religion for positions requiring religious affiliation (e.g., minister, rabbi, priest, imam, or pastor). This exception relieves religious organizations only from the ban on employment discrimination based on religion. It does not exempt such organizations from employing individuals due to their race, gender, national origin, disability, color, and/or age. Other employers should avoid questions about an applicant’s religious affiliation, such as place of worship, days of worship, and religious holidays and should not ask for references from religious leaders. See the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website at

The Law – The Church complies with all federal, state, and local laws related to employment verification, enforcement, posting, reporting, termination, and document retention.