Assistant Director of Music

St Paul Lutheran Church

Job Description

Job purpose

 

Provide assistance with the planning, directing and administering of music of the church in collaboration with the Director of Music; attend choir rehearsals one evening per week and Sunday morning worship to accompany and/or direct choir(s) as needed; assist with the organization and administration of all other aspects of music ministries on a mutually agreed and as needed basis.

 

Duties and responsibilities

 

  • Provide keyboard accompaniment for 1 hour each Wednesday evening for Chancel Choir rehearsals and for 2 Sundays per month for worship services. Occasional availability to accompany at an additional Sunday or evening worship service. September through May. This is a 9-month position with minimal summer responsibilities.
  • Lead music for worship as a substitute for the Director of Music, as needed.
  • Rehearse and direct Children’s Choir(s), ages 5 years through 8th grade, September through May.
  • Introduce and lead children in liturgical and Christian music in worship for participation.
  • Recruit and engage children to participate in choir.
  • Conduct weekly rehearsals.
  • Lead Children’s Choir in worship 1 Sunday per month, coordinating the schedule with the Director of Music.
  • Select age-appropriate music, maintaining professional standards in music selection.
  • Communicate with the administrative office, parents/guardians regarding rehearsal and performance schedules.
  • Assist Director of Music with Sunday School music and leadership, as needed.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with the Director of Music and staff and attend planning meetings as needed.
  • Assist with the music library organization and filing.

 

Qualifications

 

Qualifications include:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Proficient in keyboards, sight reading and accompaniment and music styles
  • Possess a passion for and knowledge of church music
  • Have a working knowledge of music technology
  • Ability to conduct a children’s choir and work well with young musicians
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Undergo and pass a background check

 

Working environment

 

Ability to work in a Christian congregation; supervise and monitor the safety of children.

 

Physical requirements

 

Ability to sit at a keyboard bench, stand to direct a choir, lift and move musical instruments and supplies.

 

Compensation

 

Part time, $15,000 annual salary, paid time off and continuing education

 

About St. Paul

 

Loved by God, we grow, care, give and share in Jesus’ name.

 

St. Paul Lutheran Church (www.stpaulvp.org) is an inviting and active congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (www.ELCA.org), located at 545 S. Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park, IL. St. Paul is a Reconciling in Christ congregation.

 

About St Paul Lutheran Church

St. Paul Lutheran Church (www.stpaulvp.org) is an inviting and active congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (www.ELCA.org), located at 545 S. Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park, IL. St. Paul is a Reconciling in Christ congregation.

Experience Required
1-5 years

Type
Part-time

Education Required
Some College

Date Posted
1 month ago
Location
Villa Park, Illinois

Denomination
Lutheran

Church Size
200-300 people people


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