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Scarritt Bennett Center

Director, Spirituality & Arts

Scarritt Bennett Center


Job Summary

The Director of Spirituality & Arts will develop and implement a spiritual enrichment program encompassing spirituality and the arts with an emphasis on transformative education, women’s empowerment, and racial justice at Scarritt Bennett Center. The Director of Spirituality & Arts will connect with the local arts and spiritual community, promote United Women in Faith spiritual formation and women’s empowerment resources, programs, and support Scarritt Bennett Center in creating a more just world.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plan, execute, and promote meaningful activities within Christian ecumenical (priority) and interfaith traditions including chapel services, community discussions, faith exploration, and select themed events for both multicultural and multigenerational audiences.
  • Create opportunities to celebrate and conduct discourse on related topics and educate the community about religious and spiritual diversity.
  • Plan and implement spiritual experiences such as Lectio Divina, Meditation, and other services appropriate to current events, social justice, and women’s empowerment (i.e., Prayers for Election Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise Service, Labyrinth experiences).
  • Schedule, plan and implement spiritual enrichment on-going or short-term studies, small groups, programs, and retreats for individuals and groups. Select leaders, topics, provide resources, marketing ideas, etc.
  • Plan and implement arts programming including art exhibits, poetry readings, book discussions, dance events and musical concerts.
  • Plan lively and interactive workshops on a wide variety of inspiring and relevant topics for worship, education, outreach, and advocacy.
  • Supervise and mentor interns and volunteers
  • Collaborate with Racial Justice Ministries.
  • Create programming budget annually.
  • Create new or revise spirituality & arts programs as needed or appropriate.
  • Attend and participate in Leadership Team and Staff meetings supporting the mission and vision of SBC.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Theology preferred.
  • Strong familiarity with Office365 & ability to learn new software applications.
  • Experienced planner and leader of retreats
  • Ability to provide inspirational messages through both oral and written communication
  • Ability to plan worship, provide biblical instruction with interfaith knowledge
  • Social media aptitude
  • Experience researching, preparing, and/or soliciting for program funding and demonstrated proficiency & experience in financial administration (processing invoices, expenditures, financial reporting, etc.).
  • Excellent communication, organizational & interpersonal skills, attention to detail, self-starter who can prioritize & manage competing deadlines & requests and ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Experience and familiarity with United Methodist polity and agency preferred.

Additional Information


This is a full-time, exempt position. Scarritt Bennett Center is proud to offer a complete benefits package for all full-time employees. The package includes medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, 9% employer contribution to a Personal Investment Plan (PIP), Paid Time Off, and free campus parking.

About Scarritt Bennett

Located on 11 peaceful acres in the heart of Nashville’s historic Music Row, Scarritt Bennett Center’s campus has been a place for justice and transformative education for more than a century. What began as a school for women missionaries in 1892 in Kansas City, MO, Scarritt Bennett Center resides on the campus of what was formerly Scarritt College for Christian Workers.

The legacy of Scarritt students, faculty, and staff in movements for justice such as women’s rights, desegregation, civil rights, international relations, and interfaith dialogue runs wide and deep. When the College closed in 1988, the campus became home to Scarritt Bennett Center, a place of hospitality, education about justice and equality, reconciliation and renewal, and cooperation and interaction within the ecumenical and global context. Rooted in mission, the Center is committed to the eradication of racism, empowerment of women, and spiritual formation.

The Center’s breathtaking, historic architecture, robust campus gardens, and convenient location in the heart of Nashville, combined with our commitment to justice and passion for creating a more just world, make Scarritt Bennett Center an exciting professional and personal choice.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can visit https://scarrittbennett.org/careers and select “apply” to begin the application process which includes a cover letter and resume.


  • Date Posted: January 9, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Religious
  • Start Date: 01/31/2023
  • Salary Range: Commiserate with Experience
  • Working Hours: Vary - shifts from 8am to 9 pm, 7 days a week