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Director of Music Organ/Choirs – Part-time
The purpose of the Director of Music position is to facilitate and collaboratively envision
the music programs so they support the worship life of the congregation.
The Director of Music works collaboratively with the pastoral staff and the Worship
Commission to craft the ministry of worship and music to meet the needs of the
Congregation in accordance with the Lutheran tradition
1. Musical abilities and organ/keyboard competency.
2. Church background and active congregational experience.
3. Experience with liturgical worship.
4. Organizational and planning skills for worship service, vocal and bell choirs.
5. Ability to work with a variety of people in a group setting.
6. Ability to attend choir and bell practice one night a week from September to
Principle Activities and Duties:
1. Schedule regular piano tuning and organ maintenance. Expenses for these
must be pre-approved by Church Council.
2. Select appropriate organ/piano music as preludes and recessionals, and for
3. Report scheduled absences to Worship Commission so substitute organist
4. Attend Worship Commission meetings and:
1. Select appropriate music that corresponds to worship theme and/or
2. Report on maintenance and repair of pianos and organ to worship
Planning and Leadership:
1. Work with Worship Commission/Church Council to plan annual budget as it
relates to all music expenses.
2. Work in partnership with Pastor, and volunteer musical staff, and
other musicians in planning worship, especially as it relates to role of choral, bell,
or instrumental musicians.
3. Organize, in conjunction with Pastor and other volunteers to plan and direct
special music for festival occasions and for outreach opportunities.
4, Schedule special instrumental and vocal music to be used during summer and yearround weekly worship services.
5. Lead choir and/or other vocalists to teach new liturgies and hymns to congregation.
This is a paid part-time staff position with no benefits. The immediate supervisor is the
Pastor. The highest level of supervision will be the Church Council. Please submit
resume and reference to Sue McNeill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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