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Company Name: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 3-5 Years
Job Function: Church Music Director
Job Type: Full-Time

Description

The Director of Music is a full-time position responsible for the total music program of the church, which includes musical selection, organizing anthems and conducting for an adult choir, high school choir, elementary school choir, a bell ensemble, and potentially other music initiatives. The position reports to the church pastor and works collaboratively with other staff members and volunteers active in church life. Position requires a person who is committed to the Christian faith, brings significant musical experience, has an understanding and appreciation of liturgical worship and has outstanding skills in music leadership.

The Director of Music has oversight for the total music program of Good Shepherd Church:
• Provide music for weekly church worship services and special services as required.
• Works cooperatively with the pastor in creating appropriate worship experiences.
• Directs adult, youth and younger choirs and develops further music programs to enhance worship.
• Oversee the operation of the Schantz Pipe Organ, the church music library and the music budget.
• Attend weekly staff meetings as convened by the pastor.

Compensation information: is available on request and will be finalized in discussions with the pastor and church council president.

Interested candidates may apply to the hiring committee by emailing a cover letter and Curriculum vitae (CV) to: personnel@gspr.org. Links to audio/video recordings of your music or performances are welcome.

Job Requirements

The Director of Music must possess these qualifications to effectively perform this job:
• A bachelor’s degree or higher in a music-related field.
• At least 5 years experience as a Director of Music and a music conductor in a liturgical church setting.
• Effective interpersonal skills, preferably demonstrated in a church setting, with experience in communicating faith through music.
• Ability to work with other church staff members in music and non-music roles.
• Experience directing both adult, youth and younger choirs.
• Demonstrated competence in administering church music budgets and in recruiting participants in church music programs.
• An appreciation of broad musical styles and comfort working with other musicians, including a jazz pianist

Contact Person: Pastor Lena Warren
Email Address: personnel@gspr.org
Phone: 845-735-2243

• Location: Manhattan, Pearl River, New York

• Post ID: 93465374 manhattan
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