Position Title: Organist/Pianist

Congregation Name and City: Faith Lutheran Church, Forest Lake

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Seeking an organist/pianist for Faith’s traditional worship and music ministries. This position will:

• Serve as organist/pianist for Sunday 9:00 AM traditional worship service, including prelude, postlude, offertory, communion, and special music
• Serve as organist/pianist for other worship services as scheduled, including Lent, Good Friday, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, etc.
• Attend and serve as accompanist for Wednesday evening weekly rehearsals of the Faith Choir (adults)
• Subject to availability, may be engaged by external parties for funerals, weddings and other special events.

To apply, send cover letter and résumé to Linda Burk at lindab@faithfl.org

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: April 30

Contact Person: Joyce Getchell, joyceg@faithfl.org, (651) 464-3323

Posted on 3/7/19

Position Title: Contemporary Worship & Music Coordinator

Congregation Name and City: Faith Lutheran Church, Forest Lake

Brief Position Description and How to Apply:Seeking a musician to develop and lead our contemporary worship music ministry. This position will
• Plan and provide music, along with volunteer musical groups and soloists, for Sunday’s 10:30 am contemporary worship service
• Direct and lead weekly rehearsals on Thursday nights
• Plan and provide music for other contemporary worship services, as scheduled.

Complete position description and qualifications available at www.faithfl.org. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Joyce Getchell at joyceg@faithfl.org.
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Part-time or Full-time: Part-time, 10 hours per week

Application Deadline: April 26

Contact Person: Joyce Getchell, joyceg@faithfl.org, (651) 464-3323

Posted on 3/21/19

Director of Worship and Music

Mt. Carmel Lutheran, Minneapolis Please select the category that best fits the position.

The Director of Worship and Music responsibilities include leading music in worship, accompanying congregational singing on piano and organ, and leading adult vocal and handbell choirs. The Director of Worship and Music will also plan worship services with the pastor; prepare worship bulletins and power point slides; and recruit, train, schedule, and supervise worship volunteers. This part-time position involves an average of 15-20 hours per week

Qualifications include a college degree, preferably in music studies, performance, education, or religious studies. A strong musical competency on piano and organ is also needed.

Application Deadline: 05/31/2019. To apply, contact Steve Robertson, office@mountcarmelmpls.org, (612) 781-2796

Mt. Carmel is a small-to-medium sized congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) located in a vibrant and youthful Northeast Minneapolis neighborhood. Our worship currently follows a traditional Lutheran liturgy and the narrative lectionary. This position is joined by a solo pastor, church administrator, faith formation director, and building engineer.

Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia, Minnesota, is an inclusive, welcoming, vibrant, and relationship-based community. It is seeking a 12-14 hour per week Organist/Accompanist who is committed to Christian ministry and to sharing their musical gifts with our congregation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Encouraging the development of spiritual, musical, artistic, and technical gifts of members
  • Equipping members for participation in the congregation’s worship life
  • Building positive relationships within the Elim community
  • Providing accompaniment for Sunday morning services as well as other special worship services throughout the year
  • Accompanying choirs (adult, youth, and children) at rehearsals
  • With ministry staff, planning and creating all regular and special worship services throughout the year
  • Managing and maintaining the instrument inventory
  • Preparing an annual music budget proposal in cooperation with the choir director and pastoral staff
  • Striving to maintain professional competency
  • Given first right to funerals, weddings, and other special events

Required Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of Lutheran (ELCA) liturgical practices
  • High degree of proficiency in playing pipe organ and piano
  • Willingness to strive for a life that is consistent with Christ’s teachings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in music
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience providing accompaniment and playing pipe organ
  • Ability to attend weekly staff meetings
  • Comfortable with a variety of musical genres
  • Experience directing a bell choir
  • Available for Wednesday evening rehearsals

Accountability:

This position reports to the Senior Pastor as outlined by the congregational constitution and bylaws and is accountable to the congregation council.

For the right candidate, the positions of Organist/Accompanist and Choir Director could be combined as Director of Music Ministry for 24-30 per week.

Contact: Kyle Dahlheimer, kyle.dahlheimer@elimscandia.org, (651) 433-2723. Please send rsume and three references. Final candidates must pass a background check and complete safe environment training.

Application deadline: 05/24/2019

Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia, Minnesota, is an inclusive, welcoming, vibrant, and relationship-based community. We are seeking a 12-16 hour per week Choir Director who is committed to Christian ministry and to sharing their musical gifts with our congregation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Encouraging the development of spiritual, musical, artistic, and technical gifts of members
  • Equipping members for participation in the congregation’s worship life
  • Building positive relationships within the Elim community
  • Directing choirs (adult, youth, and children) and instrumentalists for rehearsals and worship
  • With ministry staff, planning and creating all regular and special worship services throughout the year
  • Managing and maintaining the music library and sound systems
  • Preparing an annual music budget proposal in cooperation with the organist/accompanist and pastoral staff
  • Striving to maintain professional competency

Required Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of Lutheran (ELCA) liturgical practices
  • Ability and passion to work with all ages within the Elim community
  • Available for Wednesday evening rehearsals
  • Willingness to strive for a life that is consistent with Christ’s teachings
  • Proficient in playing piano
  • Experience in leading, supervising, and supporting various music groups
  • Bachelor’s degree in music

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in music
  • Ability to attend weekly staff meetings
  • Comfortable with a variety of musical genres
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience with choirs, cantors, and instrumentalists
  • Experience directing a bell choir

Accountability:

This position reports to the Senior Pastor as outlined by the congregational constitution and bylaws and is accountable to the congregation council.

For the right candidate, the positions of Organist/Accompanist and Choir Director could be combined as Director of Music Ministry for 24-30 per week.

Contact: Kyle Dahlheimer, kyle.dahlheimer@elimscandia.org , (651)433-2723. To apply, send resume and three references. The final candidate must pass a background check and complete safe environmental training.

Position Title: Director of Worship and Music

Congregation Name and City: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bayport

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (ELCA) of Bayport, MN is seeking a qualified Director of Worship and Music for 20 hours per week. Primary responsibilities include: Sunday worship (hymn leadership using organ and/or piano, ensemble direction), Wednesday rehearsals (adult choir, handbell choir, contemporary group), and worship planning. This also includes being available for weddings and funerals, for which there will be additional compensation. This position is with the intention to fill by July 21, 2019. Email Pastor Rich Larson at pastor.blcbayport@gmail.com for complete job description and to apply. Opportunity to combine with other available open positions.

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: June 15, 2019

Contact Person: Pastor Rich Larson, pastor.blcbayport@gmail.com, (651) 439-3450

Posted on 5/7/19

Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Bayport, Minnesota, is seeking a qualified Director of Worship and Music for 20 hours per week.

Primary responsibilities include:
• Sunday worship — hymn leadership using organ and/or piano, ensemble direction
• Wednesday rehearsals-adult choir, handbell choir, and contemporary group
• Worship planning
• This also includes being available for weddings and funerals, for which there will be additional compensation

Application deadline: 06/30/2019, with the intention to fill by July 21, 2019.

Contact Pastor Rich Larson at pastor.blcbayport@gmail.com for full job description or with cover letter and resume if interested. There is opportunity to combine with other available open positions.

First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights seeks a music leader gifted in conducting, worship planning, organ, and piano for two worship services each Sunday, holy days, weddings, and funerals. We are liturgical in style, but appreciate a blend of contemporary and ELW liturgies. This is a 30-hour-per-week position with some benefits. First is located in a first-ring suburb and seeks candidates familiar with and open to different musical styles, as well as a deep appreciation for our Lutheran heritage. We are a good singing congregation and appreciate a wide variety of music. This position joins a staff that enjoys the creative and imaginative process of creating worship and ministry.

Submit a resume to: bonnie@flcch.org.

Application deadline: 05/31/2019

For more information: (763) 788-9653

Grace Lutheran Church of Andover (13655 Round Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304) seeks a choir accompanist to begin September 2019. Position runs Sept-May, see job description for further details.

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 06/15/2019

Contact person: Jonathan Orwig at jonathano@graceandover.org or (763) 421-6520

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Forest Lake, Minnesota, is seeking an organist/pianist for its traditional worship and music ministries.

This position will:

• Serve as organist/pianist for Sunday 9:00 AM traditional worship service, including prelude, postlude, offertory, communion, and special music
• Serve as organist/pianist for other worship services as scheduled, including Lent, Good Friday, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, etc.
• Attend and serve as accompanist for Wednesday evening weekly rehearsals of the Faith Choir (adults)
• Subject to availability, may be engaged by external parties for funerals, weddings, and other special events

Full job description

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 07/05/2019

To apply: Send cover letter and résumé to Linda Burk at lindab@faithfl.org

St. Philip’s Lutheran Church in Fridley is seeking a musically talented, passionate, and committed follower of Christ to serve as Worship Band Director. This part-time position includes leading the skilled volunteer worship band in one weeknight rehearsal and during Sunday morning contemporary worship. Working closely with the pastor, the Worship Band Director helps shape worship experiences that draws the congregation into God’s presence, builds them up, and sends them out to be the people God created them to be. This position requires good communication, demonstrated leadership skills, strong lead guitar and/or piano/keyboard abilities.

Job description

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 07/15/2019

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

St. Philip’s Lutheran Church in Fridley is looking to hire an enthusiastic Sanctuary Choir Director to provide spiritual enrichment through music ministry. The commitment is 6 hours a week and runs during the program year from September to May. This position involves leading our skilled volunteer choir in one weeknight rehearsal and during Sunday morning traditional worship.

Job description

Status: Part time (6 hours per week)

Application Deadline: 07/15/2019

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