Worship and Music Lay Job Opportunities

Worship and Music Lay Job Opportunities 2018-06-22T09:41:16+00:00

Position Title: Primary Accompanist

Congregation Name and City: Cross of Hope Lutheran Church, Ramsey

Brief Position Description and How to Apply:

Purpose: To provide piano accompaniment for church services throughout the year and to serve as primary church musician.

Our Culture: Worship at Cross of Hope is not defined by a style of worship but an attitude of the heart. We call upon Jesus to help us create a safe place and space where people from all walks of life and faith can be genuine, honest with themselves, our Lord, and each other. We encourage and teach that worship is an act of offering to be lived out each day. We offer our lives, time, possessions, and gifts both inside and outside the walls of the church. Our worship styles grow out of the passions and gifts of the people who gather. Our approach is organic in the sense that our style of worship changes as God’s Spirit works in and through our community. It is the breath of the Holy Spirit that gives our worship life and it is the Holy Spirit that sends us out with an attitude of worship in our world. Full Job Description >

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

Contact Person: Kelly Simon, info@crossofhope.net, (763) 753-2057

Posted on 6/22/18


Position Title: Organist/Pianist

Congregation Name and City: Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church, Bloomington

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: We are seeking an organist/pianist for one Sunday morning service and one Wednesday evening choir rehearsal each week during the school year. During the summer the pianist will rehearse with soloists. The person is also needed occasionally for extra worship services and for weddings and funerals.

Candidates must have
• exceptional skills on both organ and piano
• good sight-reading
• a personal Christian faith

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: July 20, 2018

Contact Person: Jolene Steffer, office@nhumc.net, (952) 649-7749

Posted on 6/20/18


Position Title: St. Michael’s Children’s Choir accompanist

Congregation Name and City: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Roseville

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Roseville, Minnesota, is hiring a part-time children’s choir accompanist. The responsibilities for this position include: accompanying the rehearsals and performances of the two children’s choirs (Wednesday evening rehearsals 6:30-8:15 pm from September through May; worship services on the second and fourth Sundays of the month during the program year); playing piano for the children’s Christmas pageant and spring musical; accompanying St. Mike’s Tykes (preschool Sunday School class) in worship 3-4 times a year; meeting with the Director of Children’s Music to coordinate music plans and work together to create a fun and productive environment for children’s and youth learning and singing.

If you are interested in learning more about this position, compensation, and hours, please contact Pr. Brad Froslee at brad@stmichaelselca.com or 651.631.1510. Full Job Description>

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: July 28, 2018

Contact Person: Brad Froslee, brad@stmichaelselca.com, (651) 631-1510

Posted on 6/13/18


Position Title: Handbell Choir Director

Congregation Name and City: Lake Harriet UMC, Minneapolis

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: The purpose of Lake Harriet UMC is to welcome, inspire, and nourish our community to be the hands and feet of God in the world. We are a Reconciling Congregation that welcomes people of all gender identities and sexual orientations to participate in the life and ministries of our church. Our core values include being inclusive, intergenerational, and serving those in need through social action and outreach.

If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of your resume with a brief cover letter indicating the position you are interested in, to Søren Bijnagte, Business Administrator/Facilities Manager.

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

Contact Person: Soren Bijnagte, soren.bijnagte@lakeharrietumc.org

Posted on 6/8/18


Position Title: Contemporary Worship Leader

Congregation Name and City: All Saints Lutheran Church, Minnetonka

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Take the lead, in collaboration with pastors, in the creation of inspiring and engaging contemporary worship. Responsibilities include music selection, rehearsal, leading on Sundays, and coordination with band and staff. Contact Pastor Jon Pederson (jpederson@allsaintsmtka.org or 952-934-3550 x12) to apply.

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: July 31, 2018

Contact Person: Jon Pederson, jpederson@allsaintsmtka.org, (952) 934-3550

Posted on 6/6/18


Position Title: Music Director

Congregation Name and City: Calvary Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

Brief Position Description and How to Apply:

Calvary Lutheran Church Music Director: Primary responsibilities are worship accompaniment (piano and organ) and adult choir. .3 FTE. Send resume with letters of reference to: Chris Robson, Chair of the Musician Search Committee, Calvary Lutheran Church, 3901 Chicago Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55407, or email to office@clchurch.org. For more information, e-mail Pastor Hans Lee at pastorhans@clchurch.org or call at 612.827.2504.

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time, .3 FTE

Application Deadline: June 26, 2018

Contact Person: Hans Lee, pastorhans@clchurch.org, (612) 872-2504

Posted on 5/30/18


Position Title: Director of Music

Congregation Name and City: Highview Christiania, Farmington

Brief Position Description and How to Apply:

Job functions and responsibilities:

  • Highview Christiania Lutheran Church is seeking an Organist to provide the spreading the gospel through worship and enhance congregational singing through effective organ/piano playing.
  • Work cooperatively with Pastor to choose hymns for worship services and other season services of the church.
  • Provide music for funerals and weddings, if available (additional compensation provided).
  • Work with an Adult Choir including selection of songs, scheduling rehearsals and communicating with choir members.
  • Monitor condition of organ and piano and report problems.
  • Work with Pastor and Parish Administrator and attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Work with Board of Worship to enhance and improve music related items in worship and budget needs.

Position is 10 – 15 hours a week.

Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2018

Contact Pastor Michael Mandsager at Highview Christiania Lutheran Church, 26690 Highview Avenue, Farmington, MN 55024. Phone: 952-469-2722. Email: mikemandsager@gmail.com

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: July 31, 2018

Contact Person: Michael Mandsager, mikemandsager1@icloud.com, (507) 581-3421

Posted on 5/25/18


Position Title: Choral Scholar

Congregation Name and City: Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Paul

Brief Position Description and How to Apply:
Musical Responsibilities
1) Come prepared for weekly Wednesday evening choir rehearsals (90 minutes, 7:15-8:45pm).
-This may sometimes include leading a 20-30 minute sectional rehearsal.
-The choir often has one Sunday off per month, but still rehearses almost every Wednesday.
2) Sing, well prepared, for the assigned Sunday morning services (a schedule is created in advance).
-This can include singing a solo, conducting the choir, playing an instrument, etc., if skilled
and/or interested in one of these areas.
-We usually sing once a month for the 8:30am service (7:45am warmup) and twice a month
for the 11am service (10:15am warmup), but 1-3 times a year we sing for both.
3) Sing for special services like Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday.

Please submit a resume to the Music Director, Paul Stever, at SteverPaul55@aol.com. All voice parts are encouraged to apply. Positions are open until filled, but May and June are particularly good months to send resumes and inquiries. Full Job Description >

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: September 1, 2018

Contact Person: Paul Stever, SteverPaul55@aol.com, (651) 699-6886

Posted on 5/23/18


Position Title: Director of Bell Choirs and Accompanist

Congregation Name and City: St. John’s Lutheran Church of Mound,

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: St. John’s Lutheran Church of Mound (ELCA) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Accompanist and Director of Bell Choirs. These two positions may be combined or filled separately depending on the skills of the applicants. Complete job descriptions may be found at http://stjom.org/worship/job-opening-director-of-bell-choirs-and-accompanist/

Job Description for Accompanist: We are seeking qualified candidates with excellent piano skills and deep experience in choral accompaniment to support our Chancel Choir and other musical groups. The position will support our choir season which runs from September to May. Weekly evening choir rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Sunday Worship Service is at 9:00 AM with choir rehearsal starting at 8:30 AM. Availability for special services and concerts during Advent, Christmas, Holy Week and Easter Sunday is expected. Preferred skills include ability to read open score, familiarity with a variety of Lutheran hymns and anthems, and a degree in music. Organ skills are also welcomed but not required. We use a wide range of music and instruments during our weekly worship services and any additional musical instruments that you play would be welcomed. Approximately 5 hours per week, Sept – May.

Job Description for Director of Bell Choirs: We are seeking a person with advanced skills in playing handbells, complete knowledge of all handbell techniques, experience directing a musical ensemble with competency and musical sensitivity, strong leadership and communication skills to effectively organize volunteers and recruit new members. Bell Choir season is from September – May. The director is responsible for choosing music and having the bell choir contribute in worship on at least a monthly basis. Approximately 5 hours per week, Sept – May.

Inquiries and applications (cover letter and resume) may be sent to Sarah Garner, Director of Music & Organist. Please specify if you are interested in the position of Accompanist, Director of Bells Choirs, or both.

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: July 15, 2018

Contact Person: Sarah Garner, sarah@stjom.org, (952) 472-1416

Posted on 5/23/18