Position Title: Assistant Director of Music Ministry/Choir Director
Reports to: Director of Music Ministry/Organist
Directly Supervises: N/A
FLSA: Salaried, Exempt
The Assistant Director of Music Ministry/ Choir Director provides leadership for the vocal choirs of First Evangelical Lutheran Church and supports the overall music ministry of the congregation.
- Schedules and leads choir rehearsals throughout the program year (typically September-May); schedules choir participation / leadership in worship throughout the program year, at all festivals and Holy Week services, in a yearly concert and at other times as requested; directs children’s/youth choir and arranges for their worship participation monthly during the program year.
- Working in consultation with the Director of Music Ministry/Organist, selects choir anthems and other service music appropriate for the church season, lectionary readings, Lutheran theology, and the abilities of the choir(s).
- Serves as cantor and soloist for worship services or arranges for and trains others to serve in these roles.
- Occasionally serves as accompanist for choir and other singers, using piano or organ.
- Is responsible for the care and organization of the choral music library.
- Works with the Director of Music Ministry/Organist in scheduling appropriate music for worship during the summer months.
- Works with the Director of Music Ministry/Organist in hosting concerts by guest musical groups.
- Attends weekly staff meetings, as schedule permits.
- Bachelor’s degree in music (or similar professional training), preferably in church music.
- Experience in choral conducting and vocal development with both adults and children.
- Knowledge of a variety of church music styles (classical, contemporary, folk, gospel, global) and the role of music in Lutheran worship.
- Technical Expertise: Acquires and demonstrates the technical skills required to proficiently execute the essential functions of the job; understands which skills are lacking and seeks to develop those skills; continually works towards mastery of technical proficiency.
- Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with all others who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all levels of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of his/her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable; avoids communication triangles.
- Helping Orientation: Demonstrates concern for and attends to the needs of the congregation’s internal and external constituents; projects a sense of empathy and understanding when dealing with members and friends of the congregation; is able and willing to supply answers and resources that others find satisfying.
- Team Orientation: Demonstrates interest, skill and success in team environments; promotes group goals ahead of personal agendas; steps up to offer self as a resource to other members of the team; understands and supports the importance of teamwork; shares credit for success with others; takes responsibility for his or her part in team failures.
Submit resume and cover letter to Jenne Burnham, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com, NLT July 31, 2021. Please do not apply using the "Apply Online" feature through this website. Thank you!