Director of Children's Music (New Canaan, CT )

Date Posted: 
July 17, 2023
Organization Name: 
Congregational Church of New Canaan
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Job Description: 


Director of Children’s Music and Drama 

Reporting Structure:

The Director reports to the Director of Music Ministries AND the Director of Children’s and Family Ministry 

 Work Schedule:

The Director’s role is part-time, based on an average of 20 hours per week. 

The nature of the role and dynamic environment of the Congregation requires non-standard work hours and flexible work schedule.

 Overall Scope of the Role:

The Director is responsible for envisioning, developing, and implementing excellent Children’s Music and Drama programming and to create a vision for engagement and spiritual formation for children and youth through Christian music and drama. 

 Specific Responsibilities:

• Select/order music and supplies as needed for all weekly rehearsals for the following Children’s Choirs: Cherub Choir (preK 3s & 4s), Spirit Singers (K-2nd grade), and Joyful Noise (3rd & 4th grade) and schedule additional rehearsals as needed.  

• Organize at least once monthly meeting of the Middle School ensemble, the “Junior Worship Team,” which focuses on learning skills as soloists and worship leaders, usually focused on contemporary worship music. 

Selection of Children’s Choir’s music for worship services, Family Worship, and Chapel 


• Prepare children’s choirs to sing a verse of a hymn – usually performed on the first

Sunday of the month, as well as a prelude or anthem during the 10:00am worship service. 

• Work with Director of Music to plan annual Nativity Pageant as a part of Christmas

services. Responsible for planning, preparation and execution of all elements for the 

Pageant service.

• Work with Director of Music on an annual children’s musical (or dramatic scenes presentation.) Responsible for planning, preparation and execution of all elements of the annual Children’s Musical. 

• Work with Director of Children’s and Family Ministry to implement music during the weekly Church School music program for 3 year olds through 4th grade (based on scripture/lessons for the day or class “milestones”) on Sunday mornings, as well as leading music for once-monthly Children’s Chapel services (usually also on the first Sunday of the month, coinciding with when the children’s choir sings in the 10:00am worship service.)

• Organize & maintain costume and props inventory as well as sheet music library and 


Maintain regular communications with Children’s Choir members and families. 

• Work as leader for the Children’s Music & Drama Ministry team. Prepare and attend meetings approximately once every 6 weeks, more often before major events such as Nativity Pageant/Spring Scenes.  


Approximate Schedule:

Tuesdays 3-6pm

Sundays 8:30am-1pm 

Additional rehearsals Music on music selection