Position: Part-Time Salaried
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Supervised by: Pastor, under direction of Congregational Council
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide musical leadership for the Alleluia Choir throughout the Choir Season (generally, from September through May).
- Plan, prepare and direct anthems and choral music for weekly rehearsals, Sunday morning warm-ups, and Sunday worship according to the liturgical calendar, including additional special services or events (e.g. Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, community outreach, etc.) as designated by the Pastor and/or Worship Committee. Schedule additional rehearsals with the choir, as needed.
- Maintain and update the church’s choral music library. Purchase music and music supplies as needed per the established music budget. Recommend adjustments to the music budget annually in consultation with the Pastor and Finance Officer.
- Ensure that the choir is prepared to support congregational singing of all service music, especially when new music is introduced.
- Foster the musical learning and growth of the choir. Recruit new members to maintain choral balance and ensure the on-going viability of the choir.
- Select appropriate hymns for Sundays and special services appropriate for the Liturgical Seasons in consultation with the Pastor and Worship Committee.
- Attend monthly Worship Committee meetings.
- Provide timely feedback on anthems and hymns for preparation of the weekly worship bulletin.
- Ensure continuing musical education by attending appropriate workshops and musical events and/or by membership in a professional music association.
- Pursue personal spiritual growth and serve as a spiritual leader for the choir.
- Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree in Music preferred or equivalent professional experience in choral conducting.
- Background and experience in the areas of church music (all genres) and choral/vocal technique.
- Sufficient keyboard proficiency to support choir or sectional rehearsals, playing from open score.
- Understanding and experience with Christian liturgy, worship and music (previous experience in Lutheran liturgy and worship preferred).
- Ability to communicate clearly, foster a standard of musical excellence, and relate to all members of King of Kings Lutheran Church with understanding, love, and mutual respect.
- Sufficient computer proficiency (e.g. email, word processing, online planning center usage, etc.)
Please email your resume and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. This position will remain open until February 28th, 2018 or until filled.