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