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LEADER OF Traditional Music

POSITION TITLE:  Leader of Traditional Music

REPORTS TO:         Senior Pastor

FLSA STATUS:       Part-Time,  Salaried up to 20 Hrs. Per Week

LAST REVISED:      November 8, 2022


Job Summary:


The Leader of Traditional  Music is a part-time position responsible for organizing and leading the Chancel Choir and Handbell ensembles during worship services on Sundays and special occasions to create an inspiring, relevant, and welcoming experience for all participants.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Commit to being spiritually prepared to minister to the congregation through music and word.
  • Direct the Choir and Handbell Choir during rehearsals on Wednesdays, Sundays, and special occasions.
  • Direct the Choir and Handbell Choir during Sunday services and special occasions  to include but not limited to Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.
  • Recruit, train, coach, and care for a team of vocalists and musicians who are comfortable and expressive in their praise and worship before God.
  • Coordinate audio/visual requirements with technicians prior to rehearsals and services.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Pastor, evaluate and select music that is God honoring, relevant to the message, and within the expertise of the choirs.
  • Seek intergenerational learning experiences by occasionally incorporating youth and children into the choirs.
  • Develop a roster of skilled musicians who can be retained as needed to support music programs and special services throughout the Church year.
  • Assist choir members in developing their musical abilities and encourage them as they work to display their gifts through worship.
  • Procure music and maintain the Music Library.
  • Develop, maintain, and manage the annual budget for the Music Ministry in collaboration with the Leader of Modern Worship.
  • Maintain a safe and secure working environment in all areas under the Leader’s supervision in accordance with the church’s Safe Sanctuary policy.

Related Responsibilities:

  • Provide for maintenance and repair of musical instruments and Choir robes.
  • Organize activities to maintain morale and retention of groups/individuals under supervision.
  • Seek and present opportunities for growth and innovative ways to enhance the music worship experience.
  • Attend staff meetings, committee meetings, and retreats as required.
  • Collaborate with the Worship Planning Team, and with the Leader of Modern Worship as needed for Blended Worship Services.
  • Other duties as required by the Senior Pastor.

Qualifications:

  • Must be called to the music ministry.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field or equivalent in experience is required.
  • Three years’ experience in a church or professional music position preferred .  Ability to read music, conduct choirs, and direct a band or orchestra. 
  • Ability to lead in a church environment, and collaborate with the church leadership team.
  • Excellent communications, logistical, organizational, training, supervisory, and people skills. 
  • Ability to manage confidential material and relationships is essential.

Job Evaluation:

  • On an annual basis, performance evaluations will be conducted by the Senior Pastor in collaboration with the Staff Parish Relations Committee.  New employees will be subject to an evaluation at the end of their 90-day probationary period.


TO APPLY: Send resume' and three references to administrator@slumc.org

Accompanist

Position Title: Accompanist

Report To: Leader of Traditional Music

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Last Revised: November 8, 2022



Responsibilities:

  • Accompany choirs during rehearsals and performances as directed by the Leader of Traditional Music.
  • Prepare for and perform at Wednesday night rehearsals .
  • Prepare for and perform at Sunday Services with rehearsals beginning at 10:30 a.m.
  • Accompany choirs, soloists, and other ensembles for special services to include but not limited to Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.
  • May be required to assist with Sunday Modern Worship Services beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Consult with the Leader of Traditional Music in planning weekly worship services.
  • Assist the Leader of Traditional Music with securing coverage for absences.
  • Work with the Leader of Traditional Music to bring an atmosphere of worship and community to  rehearsals and services.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to read music.
  • Demonstrated keyboard and musical skills. Ability to play organ preferred.
  • Ability to supervise maintenance of instruments in collaboration with the Leader of Traditional Music.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience accompanying vocalists and instrumentalists.

Weddings and Funerals:

  • Performance at weddings and funerals are outside the parameters of this job description and may be performed at her/his discretion. However, when members of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church or their family members are involved, it is highly suggested to be available if at all possible.
  • Payment for assisting with these special services should be made prior to the service by the family of the deceased .  Fees shall be in accordance with established St. Luke’s wedding and funeral policy.

Other:

  • Must be called to Music Ministry.
  • Exhibit a spirit of positive cooperation with the staff.
  • Maintain an active concern for the life and mission of the Church.
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary for the support of the music ministry of St. Luke’s.

Educational Requirements

  • High School Graduate or GED required.

Job Evaluation:

  • On an annual basis, performance evaluations will be conducted by the Leader of Traditional Music in collaboration with the Staff Parish Relations Committee. New employees will be subject to an evaluation at the end of their 90-day probationary period.


TO APPLY: Send resume' and three references to administrator@slumc.org