Music Ministry Director (Brookfield, CT)
**Accepting applications through 8/15/21**
Seeking a vibrant professional who can provide the very best music for our Lutheran worship and congregational singing. This position is a great opportunity to experience this robust congregation and support the congregation in rebuilding/redefining our music ministry in wake of the COVID19 pandemic. We are searching for someone who can utilize both the pipe organ and piano, in addition to leading choir programming.
General Purpose of Position:
The Music Ministry Director will work in collaboration with the Pastor and the Worship and Music Committee providing creative and administrative support in rebuilding and expanding the music ministry programming for the church.
The Primary Job Responsibility:
The primary job responsibilities are to play the organ/piano for worship services and to re-develop our choir programming, which could possibly include adult/youth vocal and handbell choirs. Currently, there are two weekly worship times – 9:00 am and 11:00 am Sundays, with additional special worship services and music ministry programming during Christmas and Lent.
• Work in cooperation with the Pastor, Worship and Music committee, and Parish Administrator in administering the music ministry program.
• Select appropriate Prelude/Postlude and offertory music.
• Assist Pastor with hymn selection, special music offerings, and worship planning. (Hymnals: The Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) is used weekly, also available is With One Voice).
• Lead all weekly worship services in playing the organ/piano.
• Select and assist small groups, ensembles, and soloists in preparation for special music during worship.
• Collaborate with the Worship and Music committee on developing the vision of choir programming that best fits the current congregation.
• Directing of the choir(s) developed from the music ministry rebuilding vision.
• Participate in monthly evening Worship and Music Committee meetings.
• Arrange for substitutes.
• Oversee schedule and maintenance of organ (Custom, 4 manual pipe organ with AGO pedals) and piano (Kawai).
• Right of first refusal for funeral/memorial services and weddings and rehearsal. Payment for said services will be negotiated with the parties making the request.
• This position description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that an employee may be required to perform, and that the employee may be required to perform additional functions.
Organizational Relationship and Supervision:
The Music Ministry Director reports to the Worship and Music Committee. The Pastor, in cooperation with the Worship and Music Committee, provides coaching and performance feedback as needed, with 3-month, 6-month and thereafter annual performance conversations.
Salary and Benefits:
• As indicated above this position will center on rebuilding and growing the music programming for the church. With the hoped growth of the music ministry program we anticipate the hours per week commitment will begin lower and at fullest be on average of 20-22 hours per week.
• Remuneration based upon skill level and experience with a range of $40,000-$45,000 annually for this non-exempt, part-time, salaried position.
• Vacation days: Four weekends per year.
Please submit resume, cover letter, and any demo links you may have to: firstname.lastname@example.org