Worship and Music Lay Job Opportunities

Worship and Music Lay Job Opportunities 2017-07-20T14:37:08+00:00

Position Title: Director of Handbell Choirs

Congregation Name and City: Christ the King Lutheran Church, New Brighton, Minnesota

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: The primary role of the Director of Handbell Choirs at Christ the King is to equip volunteer musicians of all ages and musical abilities to support and encourage congregational song in worship on Sunday mornings. Rehearsals with ensembles regularly happen on Wednesday evenings from September through May.

To apply, send letter of interest and resume to Nate Crary, Director of Worship and Music: nate@lifeatctk.org by Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.

Part-time or Full-time: Part time

Application Deadline: August 11, 2017

Contact Person: Nate Crary, nate@lifeatctk.org, (651) 633-4674

Posted on 7/20/17


Position Title: Organist/Accompanist

Congregation Name and City: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Minneapolis

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (www.goodshepherdmpls.org) is looking for a skilled and committed organist/pianist to serve our vibrant and welcoming community of faith on the border of Southwest Minneapolis and Edina, near 50th and France. Position is approximately .25 time.

Duties include:
—leading congregational song from the keyboard (organ and piano) for Sunday and special/festival services;
—accompanying weekly adult and youth choir rehearsals, including occasional extra solo and ensemble rehearsals (vocal and instrumental);
—collaborating with the Director of Worship and Music in planning of worship and hymnody.

Featuring a recently refurbished and expanded 60-rank Reuter organ, a newly transfigured sanctuary with superb acoustics, and a congregation that loves to sing, Good Shepherd is a wonderful place to lead God’s people in worship

Part-time or Full-time: Quarter time

Application Deadline: August 15, 2017

Contact Person: Ralph Johnson, ralph.johnson@goodshepherdmpls.org, (612) 730-9723

Posted on 7/20/17


Position Title: Organist/Accompanist

Congregation Name and City: St Peder’s Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: St Peder’s Lutheran Church (ELCA) seeks an Organist/Accompanist to assist with leading our 9:00 a.m. Sunday worship services and Thursday evening choir rehearsals.

This is a part-time position that will function as a part of a team with the pastor, choir director, lay people, and occasional musicians who are responsible for St Peder’s music program. Along with leading our weekly liturgical 9:00 a.m. worship services, the Organist/Accompanist will accompany the St Peder’s Choir. The adult choir rehearses on Thursday evenings during the academic year, and sings during the academic year at the Sunday service. The choir also sings at selected other special services. The choir does not rehearse or sing during worship in June, July and August. For a full job description and information about the congregation and organ, please go to http://wp.me/P6qd26-nd

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to pastorjulie@stpeders.org. The position will remain open until filled.

Part-time or Full-time: Part time

Application Deadline: August 15, 2017

Contact Person: Pastor Julie Ebbesen,pastorjulie@stpeders.org, (612) 722-8000

Posted on 7/19/17


Position Title: Music Coordinator

Congregation Name and City: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: The Music Coordinator will provide musical leadership for worship services and ensembles at Zion Lutheran Church, consistently inviting the assembly’s participation and passion.

Essential Functions:
• Provide music for worship services. This includes Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, special services, and funerals.
• Choose hymns, songs, and service music for worship services in collaboration with the pastoral staff.
• Recruit special musicians to share music in worship services, including in-house vocal and handbell ensembles, but also guest musicians of broad instrumentation.
• Work with the Finance Committee to propose and manage an annual worship budget.
• Steward musical resources (musicians, music, budget, piano, organ, choir room, and loft closet) in ways that support the shared mission of Zion.

Qualifications Required:
1. Knowledge and understanding of the important role music plays in enhancing the worship experience.
2. Excellence in playing the piano, pipe organ, and other instruments.
3. Experience directing a vocal ensemble.
4. Excellent interpersonal/social skills; ability to foster healthy relationships.
5. Strong organization and communication skills.
6. Ability to self start and collaborate well.

Core Competencies:
1. Mission Ownership: Demonstrates understanding and full support of the Christian mission, vision, values, and beliefs of the congregation; demonstrates those values to others and behaves in a manner congruent with the mission, vision, values and beliefs.
2. Initiative: Enjoys working hard, is action oriented and energetic about worthwhile activities; not fearful of taking calculated risks; seizes opportunities; sets demanding but achievable objectives for work and relationships.
3. Attention to Detail: Consistently attends to the value, relevance, and meaning of small pieces within the greater organizational whole; provides reliable follow up and timely information necessary for role in the wider mission.
4. Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with others relevant to the completion of work, builds rapport within the worship assembly, listens well, and invites opportunities for collaboration and dialogue.

To Inquire or Apply
Inquiries and applications can be directed to Zion Lutheran Church at (612) 824-1017 or eva@zionchurchmpls.org. Applications should include a cover letter and resume

Part-time or Full-time: Part time

Application Deadline: July 22, 2017

Contact Person: Eva Jensen, eva@zionchurchmpls.org, (612) 824-1017

Posted on 7/12/17


Position Title: Choral Director

Congregation Name and City: Celebration Lutheran Church, Sartell, Minnesota

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: To average 15 hours a month during the school year

REPORTS TO: Director of Music Ministries

GENERAL FUNCTION:
The Choir Director will be responsible for providing overall leadership for adult mixed choir and seasonal special choirs. He/she will collaborate with the Director of Music Ministries to set the goals.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
The position of Choir Director requires a strong music background. He/She must be proficient at the following: 1) piano or guitar. 2) conducting skills. 3) a knowledge of repertoire, resources and teaching methods. 4) a knowledge of Lutheran theology. Have personality traits necessary to minister to the personal needs of the congregation and staff, such as tact, flexibility, good communication skills and confidentiality. A good understanding of general office procedure is needed, as well as some knowledge of the internal operations of a church. A 4-year college music degree is preferred.

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Director of Celebration Singers (Approx. 3 hours a week during school year)
§ Works with Director of Music to coordinate music that reflects the themes of the Liturgical Year and our Lutheran Theology.
§ Leads a weekly rehearsal (1 hour) that prepares the choir(s) for worship, assists in forming bonds of friendship and incorporates group prayer.
§ Communicates with Director of Worship and Music needed sheet music, musicians and instruments.
§ Leads choir in Sunday worship once a month September to May and additional services during Christmas and Holy Week.

Director of Men’s Choir / Women’s Choir
(Approx. 3 hours a week during special times of the year)
§ Works with Director of Worship and Music to coordinate music that reflects the themes of the Liturgical Year and our Lutheran Theology.
§ Leads a weekly rehearsal (1 hour) that prepares the choir(s) for worship, assists in forming bonds of friendship and incorporates group prayer.
§ Communicates with Director of Worship and Music needed sheet music, musicians and instruments.
§ Men’s Choir leads worship music at Good Friday Service and possibly a second time during the school year.
§ Women’s Choir leads worship music one Sunday in January.

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: August 30, 2017

Contact Person: Jennifer Ambrosier , jambrosier@celebrationlutheranchurch.com, (320) 255-0488

Posted on 6/1/17


Position Title: Worship Leader

Congregation Name and City: Resurrection Lutheran, Woodbury

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: To work collaboratively with Resurrection ministries and members to develop inspiring worship experiences for Resurrection worship communities that lead people into a vibrant life of faith in Christ and more openly express the fruits of the Spirit (Gal 5) in their daily lives. To apply or for a full position description contact Pastor Paul Dean at pdean@resurrection-woodbury.org

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

Contact Person: Paul Dean, pdean@resurrection-woodbury.org, (651) 730-1000

Posted on 5/12/17


Position Title: Organist and Choir Accompanist

Congregation Name and City: Brooklyn United Methodist, Brooklyn Center

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Primary Responsibilities: Perform organ and piano music for 9 a.m. Sunday service; accompany choirs, soloists, and instrumentalists as needed; perform organ and piano music for special services including, but not limited to, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Christmas Eve, and Thanksgiving; serve as rehearsal accompanist for Sanctuary Choir for regular and special performances; and prepare scores, organ and piano repertoire.

Secondary Responsibilities: Preview new music to be performed in worship; meet with Music Director on a regular basis; perform at funerals, weddings, and other special events as able, with additional fee to be determined; meet with Worship Committee at least twice a year;  responsible for the care and maintenance of the church organ and pianos; and other duties as assigned. Right applicant to adhere to the policies and procedures of the church as outlined in the employee handbook.

Education and Qualifications: BA in music, MA preferred; skilled in performing piano and organ music; experience working with choirs and other musicians as an accompanist; ability to work well groups; strong commitment to excellence in music performance; and a U.S. citizen. The hire must satisfactorily pass a background check

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: July 1, 2017

Contact Person: MJ Anderson, tcmusicandarts@gmail.com, (763) 561-1684

Posted on 5/12/17


Position Title: Worship Leader

Congregation Name and City: Resurrection Lutheran, Woodbury

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: To work collaboratively with Resurrection ministries and members to develop inspiring worship experiences for Resurrection worship communities that lead people into a vibrant life of faith in Christ and more openly express the fruits of the Spirit (Gal 5) in their daily lives. To apply or for a full position description contact Pastor Paul Dean at pdean@resurrection-woodbury.org

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

Contact Person: Paul Dean, pdean@resurrection-woodbury.org, (651) 730-1000

Posted on 5/12/17


Position Title: Director of Contemporary Worship

Congregation Name and City: St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Hastings

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to Pastor Greg Geier at pastorgeier@splchastings.org

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

Contact Person: Greg Geier, pastorgeier@splchastings.org, (651) 437-6541

Posted on 4/7/17


Position Title: Organist/Accompanist

Congregation Name and City: Christ the King Lutheran Church, New Brighton

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: The primary role of the Organist/Accompanist at Christ the King is to support and encourage congregational song in worship on Sunday mornings. This position also includes providing organ and piano accompaniment for the Sanctuary Choir, for additional vocal and instrumental ensembles, and for soloists. Rehearsals with ensembles and soloists regularly happen on Wednesday evenings from September thru May, and additional playing opportunities for funerals and weddings are contracted throughout the year. Email Nate Crary, Director of Worship and Music, to apply: nate@lifeatctk.org

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: June 16, 2017

Contact Person: Nate Crary, nate@lifeatctk.org, (651) 633-4674

Posted on 6/2/17


Position Title: Music Director

Congregation Name and City: St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: 1/4-time Music Director at small, diverse north Minneapolis church with a big musical heritage and possibilities. Minimum job responsibilities are Sunday worship (10:30 am) and one evening choir practice per week. Skill sets include organ; piano; choir direction; ability to play African-American, African, and contemporary as well as traditional.

Part-time or Full-time: Part time

Application Deadline: July 10, 2017

Contact Person: Dale Hulme, pastor@stolaflutheran.org, (612) 529-7726

Posted on 6/14/17


Position Title: Director of Worship & Music

Congregation Name and City: Faith Lutheran Church, Coon Rapids

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Faith Lutheran invites applicants for our full-time Director of Worship and Music. We are seeking a person who can lead our congregation in a variety of settings and musical styles. We currently have four worship services, three on Sunday morning and one on Wednesday evening. Our desire is for a Director of Worship & Music who can oversee our traditional and contemporary services.

Essential Functions, Qualifications and Core Competencies for the position can be found in detail in the full job description.

Part-time or Full-time: Full time

Application Deadline: August 15, 2017

Contact Person: Kevin Doely, pastorkevin@faithlutherancr.org, (763) 755-3530

Posted on 6/16/17


Position Title: Church Musician

Congregation Name and City: Christ Lutheran on Capitol Hill, St. Paul

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Christ on Capitol Hill seeks a part-time Church Musician to provide musical leadership at the organ and/or piano at all regularly scheduled Sunday services* (except as indicated below), all church holidays and for occasional, additional services during the year.
The Church Musician is a one-fourth-time (an average of 10 hours per week) position.
* In the beginning, Sundays will be shared with our current organist as he moves into semi-retirement. Also, the Jazz Ensemble plays one Sunday a month.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to the attention of Pastor Joy McDonald Coltvet,
c/o Office Manager at office@christoncapitolhill.com by July 10, 2017.

 

Part-time or Full-time: Part time

Application Deadline: July 10, 2017

Contact Person: Joy McDonald Coltvet, office@christoncapitolhill.com , (651) 222-3619

Posted on 6/23/17


Position Title: Director of Children’s Music

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

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lakeville (20165 Heath Avenue Lakeville, MN 55044) is hiring a Director of Children’s (DCM) Music Position beginning Fall 2017.  The DCM would be responsible for directing two youth choirs and Sunday School music. Special events include the Christmas Pageant in December and youth musical in May. This is a part-time position estimated at 10 hours per week. You can learn more about our congregation by visiting the church website at http://www.sjlcl.org.

Interested applicants are asked to send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Jonathan Kopplin, Director of Music Ministry, at jonathan@sjlcl.org.

Part-time or Full-time: Part time

Application Deadline: July 29, 2017

Contact Person: Jonathan Kopplin, jonathan@sjlcl.org

Posted on 6/29/17


Position Title: Director of Crosswalk Kid’s Choir

Congregation Name and City: Zion Lutheran Church, Anoka, Minnesota

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Zion Lutheran Church is seeking a Director of Crosswalk Kid’s Choir to plan, conduct, and evaluate a program of music appreciation and training for 1st-5th grade children. To lead in the development of an understanding of music as an integral element of Christian worship. This person must be enthusiastic about children’s music ministry and enjoy working with this age group and serve as a musical and character role model for the children. This person should have at least three years of youth or adult choir experience.

Part-time or Full-time: Part time

Application Deadline: July 31, 2017

Contact Person: Dee Ann Cameron, dcameron@zionanoka.org , (763) 506-8122

Posted on 6/29/17


Position Title: Hand Bell Choir Director

Congregation Name and City: Salem Lutheran Church West St Paul, Minnesota

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Salem has a history of supporting bells as part of our total music ministry for ages 4 through adults. We are looking for a part-time hand bell director to work with three bell choirs: an experienced adult choir, one that is a learner choir for youth and adults, and one for kids from 4 – 7. The church owns a 5-octave set of bells as well as a 4-octave set. We also have a 4-octave set of hand chimes. Rehearsals are on Wednesday and choirs play on 3 Sundays of the month.
Desired start date is August 15th, 2017.
If interested, please send a letter of interest and a resume to Kay Tellekson at ktellek@aol.com or call (651) 457-6967.

Part-time or Full-time: Part time

Application Deadline: August 26, 2017

Contact Person: Kay Tellekson, ktellek@aol.com, (651) 457-6967

Posted on 7/5/17


Position Title: Sanctuary Choir Director

Congregation Name and City: St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Fridley

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: St. Philip’s Lutheran Church in Fridley is currently looking to hire a part time, 6 hour/week talented Sanctuary Choir Director.

The Choir Director will be responsible for providing musical and spiritual leadership for the Sanctuary Choir. This position requires a strong music background and a 4-year college music degree is preferred. One must be proficient at the following: 1) conducting skills. 2) a knowledge of repertoire, resources, and teaching methods. 3) a knowledge of Lutheran theology. Have personality traits necessary to minister to the personal needs of the congregation and staff, such as tact, flexibility, good communication skills, and confidentiality. An understanding of general office procedure is needed, as well as some knowledge of the internal operations of a church. For a full job description: http://www.splcmn.org/stpsnews/jobopenings

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jeanninea@splcmn.org by Friday, July 28. Thank you for your interest!

Part-time or Full-time: Part time

Application Deadline: July 28, 2017

Contact Person: Jeannine Arcand, jeanninea@splcmn.org, (763) 571-1500

Posted on 7/10/17


Position Title: Lead guitar

Congregation Name and City: First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: First Lutheran Church, a neighborhood church serving Columbia Heights in the north metro, seeks a lead guitarist. Acoustic guitar preferred with an emphasis on folk, jazz, bluegrass, and other styles. Sundays only, Sept. 10 – Oct. 15. Responsible for leading or co-leading instruments and vocals in worship. Pay will be based on experience. Direct inquiries to Matt Anderson, Director of Music Ministry, matta@flcch.org. Church website: www.flcch.org.

Part-time or Full-time: Part time

Application Deadline: August 15, 2017

Contact Person: Matt Anderson, matta@flcch.org, (763) 788-9653

Posted on 7/12/17