Position title: Sanctuary (& Future Youth/Children’s) Choir Director

Congregation: St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Fridley, Minnesota

Brief position description: St. Philip’s Lutheran Church is looking to hire an enthusiastic Choir Director to provide spiritual enrichment through music ministry. The commitment is 8-10 hours a week and involves leading our gifted volunteer choir in one weeknight rehearsal and during Sunday morning traditional worship, as well as the opportunity to start Youth and Children’s Choir in the near future. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to jeanninea@splcmn.org. Thank you for your interest.

Full job description: http://www.splcmn.org/stpsnews/jobopenings

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 09/21/2019

Contact person: Jeannine Arcand at jeanninea@splcmn.org or (763) 571-1500

Position Title: Choir Director

Congregation: First Congregational United Church of Christ, River Falls, Wisconsin

Brief position description:

Position type: Salaried
Employer: Church Council
Programmatically Responsible to: Music Committee
Supervised by: Music Coordinator and/or Senior Minister

In collaboration with the Music Coordinator, select, teach, and help perform Chancel Choir music for worship and other special church services as needed. Lead Chancel Choir rehearsals three Wednesday evenings per month, and provide a special anthem for a minimum of two Sundays per month (2 services each Sunday), as well as a minimum of three Sunday worship services (1 service each Sunday) in the summer months. Act as a communication link between the Chancel Choir and clergy; schedule music for worship with regard to liturgical season and lectionary themes. Coordinate two or more special music events per year i.e. concerts, cantatas, musicals, etc.

BS in Music Education or related field and previous experience as choral conductor preferred.
Competencies and skills:
1.) Knowledge of performing and teaching a variety of choral techniques as well as a variety of genres and skill levels
2.) Passion for the power of church music in the worship life of the church
3.) Understanding and willingness to work within the teaching and traditions of the UCC
4.) Willingness and ability to recruit new members to choral ensembles, as well as develop and nurture relationships within the ensembles and congregation
5.) Provide leadership, guidance, and supervision to the choral ensembles
6.) Ability to work with youth and adults at a wide variety of skill levels

The United Church of Christ Chancel Choir in River Falls is a well-established, musically literate choir including 25-30 members of various ages and abilities. In addition to regular church worship, the UCC Chancel Choir has performed cantatas on Good Friday, as well as a set of music at the annual “It Takes a Village Concert.” The ensemble has recently performed literature composed by Elaine Hagenberg, Christopher Tin, Bobby McFerrin, and Joseph M. Martin.

To apply for this position, send a resume, CV, and a cover letter to:

The Reverend Chris Myers, Senior Pastor
First Congregational United Church of Christ
110 North Third Street
River Falls, Wisconsin 54022

Or electronically to office@firstchurchrf.org

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 11/30/2019

Contact person: Jamie Mills at  degolierjamie@gmail.com and (715) 419-0850

Position title: Director of Worship and Music

Congregation: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bayport, Minnesota

Brief position description: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, ELCA, Bayport, Minnesota, is seeking part-time Director of Worship and Music at 20 hours/week. Walker tracker pipe organ, 21 ranks, two manuals, two grand pianos (Kawai and Yamaha), choir direction, handbells/chimes, worship planning. Additional compensation for weddings and funerals. Email pastor.blcbayport@gmail.com for complete job description and to apply.

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 11/30/2019

Contact person: Pastor Rich Larson at pastor.blcbayport@gmail.com or (651) 485-8676

Position title: Organist

Congregation: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Taylors Falls, Minnesota

Brief position description:

First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Taylors Falls, 561 Chestnut Street, is looking for a part-time Organist to play our beautiful pipe organ and accompany our talented choir (piano) on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. It includes 52 Sundays a year plus 6 Special Worship Services. Choir meets September through May. We have an experienced Choir Director. This position is to begin as soon as possible. Please inquire at the church office at (651) 465-5265 for more details and a copy of job description. We will be taking applications up to December 15, 2019.

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 12/15/2019

Contact person: Angie Linngren at parishc@tflutheran.org or (651) 465-5265

Position title: Organist/Pianist/Accompanist

Congregation: Valley of Peace Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, Minnesota

Brief position description:

The organist/pianist/accompanist helps to preserve the strong tradition of music programming at Valley of Peace, in providing excellent music leadership to enhance worship services. This is a part time position, averaging 15 hours per week. Salary commensurate with experience.

Full job description: http://www.valleyofpeace.org

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 11/30/2019

Contact person: Sally Daniels Herron at sdaniels.herron@valleyofpeace.org or (763) 588-4611

Position title: Principal Organist

Congregation: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lindstrom, Minnesota

Brief position description:

This position exists to enrich worship by leading liturgical music and hymns, preparing music for preludes and postludes, collaborating with the Senior Choir director on rehearsals and performances, and working with the Senior Pastor and Worship and Music to provide music outreach to the community. Please send resume to amber@trinitylindstrom.org.

Full job description: https://www.indeedjobs.com/trinity-lutheran-church-lindstrom-mn/_hl/en_US?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XWjLOi4YeVNLm2bgyBz8ZTNnBCnFK7W-sg

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 12/31/2019

Contact person: Amber VanHorn at amber@trinitylindstrom.org or (651) 257-5129

Position title: Organist, Pianist, Choral Accompanist

Congregation: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Roseville, Minnesota

Brief position description:

This position exists to enrich worship by leading liturgical music and hymn singing, preparing appropriate music for preludes and postludes, collaborating with the Chancel Choir director on rehearsals and performances, and working with the Lead Pastor and Music Ministry Coordinator on ways to provide music outreach to the greater community. Music matters deeply in the experience of worship and in so many other activities in the life of Prince of Peace. As the church’s primary instrumental musician, the Organist has a ministry to the clergy, other staff, choirs, volunteer musicians, the congregation, and the community.

Responsibilities include playing organ and/or piano most Sunday mornings and accompanying the Chancel Choir. Choir rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings.

Full job description: https://poproseville.org/2019/12/position-available-organist/

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 01/15/2019

Contact person: Peter Christ at peter@poproseville.org  or (651) 484-4144

Position title: Director of Contemporary Music and Worship

Congregation: Christ Lutheran Church, Blaine, Minnesota

Brief position description:

Christ Lutheran Church is a community-minded and outreached-oriented congregation with a heart for serving. The congregation is experiencing a variety of ministry transitions and looks to enhance its musical depth as a congregation. Please follow the link and read the job posting and accompanying job description. They look forward to hearing from you.

Full job description: https://www.clcblaine.org/jobs

Status: Full time

Application deadline: 05/31/2020

Contact person: Kent Lee at office@clcblaine.org or (763) 784-3300

Position title: Principal Accompanist

Congregation: Lord of Life Church, Ramsey, Minnesota

Brief position description:

Position Purpose: To glorify God by enhancing our music ministry through accompanying the Lord of Life Choir, soloists, and ensembles, and occasionally playing for the 9:00 a.m. service.

Basic Responsibilities include, but are not limited to
1. Accompany the Lord of Life Adult Choir for Wednesday night rehearsals, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
2. Accompany the choir during Sunday service on days it is singing, 8:15 a.m. call time, 9:00 a.m. service time
3. Accompany the choir for special programs, such as The Big Sing, Lenten Cantata, and Christmas Concert
4. Accompany choir for rehearsals for the above special programs
5. Play for the 9:00 a.m. worship service on Sundays when the director of music is not available

Core Competencies
1. Interpersonal Skills: establishes good working relationships with all others who are relevant to the completion of work; builds appropriate rapport
2. Personal Resilience: can cope with change and can shift gears comfortably; demonstrates flexibility
3. Verbal Communication: is able to deliver a message clearly, articulately, and appropriately considering the situation and the audience

Hours of work for this part-time position: Select Wednesdays (about 35/year) and Sundays (about 20/year), times noted above. Events are generally Saturday rehearsal (about 3/year) and Sunday performance (about 3/year). These are estimates based on prior years but may be adjusted as the program year evolves.

Compensation $4,000 per year

1. Piano performance degree is preferred but not required
2. Previous accompanying experience
3. Demonstrated sight reading skills and technical skills
4. Demonstrated ability to play in a wide range of genres and styles
5. Be a willing member of the music ministry team

Send cover letter and resume to Michelle Anderson at MichelleA@lol.org.
In your resume, please include educational background, playing experience, and groups/directors with whom you have worked.

Call Michelle at (763) 427-1100 x128 with questions or for additional information.

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 02/15/2020

Contact person: Michelle Anderson at MichelleA@lol.org or (763) 427-1100

Position title: Organ/Piano Accompianst

Congregation: Siloa Lutheran, Braham, Minnesota

Brief position description:

Looking for a part- or full-time organist or pianist for one weekly Sunday worship at 9:00 am. Please contact our church secretary June Bengtson at (320) 396-3927 or (320) 396-3237 for additional information.

Status: Willing to work with either part or full time

Application deadline: 02/17/2020

Contact person: June Bengtson at june.bengtson@yahoo.com or (320) 396-3927

Position title: Principal Pianist

Congregation: Maple Grove Lutheran Church, Maple Grove, Minnesota

Brief position description:

Maple Grove Lutheran Church is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Principal Pianist. Candidate must be highly skilled and able to play a broad and eclectic array of musical styles within a blended service — both contemporary and traditional music — one service each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. In addition to Sunday services, the Principal Pianist will play for festival and seasonal services.

Along with the ability to sight read 4-part hymns and piano accompaniment, the candidate must be able to groove with chord charts (un-notated) and a rhythm section. The ability to sing both lead and harmony vocals are strongly preferred but not essential.

BA in Music is preferred but exceptions will be made for the right candidate.

Compensation will be determined based on demonstrated skills, experience, and education. Cover letter and résumé must be sent to Pat Balder at musicdirector@mglc.org.

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 03/01/2020

Contact person: Pat Balder at musicdirector@mglc.org

Position title: Organist

Congregation: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lakeville, Minnesota

Brief position description: Primary organist at 1,500-member congregation in SE suburb of Mpls-St. Paul

Full job description: https://www.sjlcl.org/jobs

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 02/29/2020

Contact person: Jonathan Kopplin at jonathan@sjlcl.org or (952) 469-4916