Director of Music Ministries, Community Presbyterian Church of Clarendon Hills

The Director of Music Ministries (DMM) is a part-time position responsible for managing and developing the music program to strengthen worship services, as well as serving as Conductor of Chancel Vocal Choir and Clarion Bell Choir.

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Director of Student Ministries, First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn, IL

First Presbyterian Church Glen Ellyn, IL ( is seeking a Director of Student Ministries. FPCGE is an externally focused community of unique and ordinary people seeking to prioritize the life of discipleship together as they celebrate a faith that is more than just Sundays. 
The Director of Student Ministries will help develop and sustain student ministry programming designed to enhance students’ growth in Christ. The director will support and enhance the church’s existing student ministry program, which has experienced significant recent growth and momentum as FPGE continues to serve the unique, family-centered community of Glen Ellyn. The director will inspire and launch discipleship for students, partner with parents, and equip a volunteer team to lead students to embrace a vibrant faith journey.

Qualifications for this position include a deep growing faith in Jesus, a Bachelor’s degree, and 2-3 years of youth ministry experience. This person will build a team of volunteers and work collaboratively with parents to encourage the faith journey of students. Resumes and inquiries should be directed to Laura Addis at


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Organist, First United Church of Oak Park

The Organist at First United Church of Oak Park collaborates with the Pastoral Staff and Director of Music Ministries in leading worship services and participates in all musical offerings during services, including accompanying the Sanctuary Choir and other musical groups and soloists as needed.  The Church is affiliated with both the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the United Church of Christ denominations.  The Organist position is open to all qualified applicants, regardless of denomination or faith tradition.

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Worship Team Leader, First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest

Worship Team Leader
First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest

First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest is joyfully seeking to add a part-time (20 hours per week, 12-month contract) Worship Team Leader position to provide musical leadership for our newly instituted casual and intergenerational worship service. In collaboration with the pastoral and program staff, the Worship Team Leader will plan the music, lead rehearsals with the contemporary music ensemble, and lead the ensemble during weekly worship services.

Primary Responsibilities

 – Participate as a member of the worship staff to develop the orders of service for the Sunday worship services

 – In consultation with the Director of Music and preaching pastor, select, arrange, and prepare all music for the 9:00 weekly worship service

 – Recruit, train, and empower musicians (paid and volunteer) to carry out weekly needs of worship service and prepare for future needs

 – Schedule and direct weekly rehearsal with worship ensemble and provide leadership during Sunday morning worship services

Relationships and Accountability

The Worship Team Leader reports to the Director of Music and Arts. The Worship Team Leader will work as a member of the overall staff team toward the effective and faithful ministry of the church.

Personal Qualifications/Characteristics

 – Excellent musical and technical ability as well as the ability to lead other musicians toward that end

 – A degree in music is preferred, or equivalent experience, with a focus music in worship, music

education, or commercial music

 – At least three years’ experience leading church music in eclectic and contemporary musical styles

 – Familiarity with a wide range of Christian music and ability to shape creative and meaningful worship

through music

 – Strong, Christ-centered personal spirituality and a passion for worship

 – Desire and ability to develop strong staff and congregational relationships

 – Ability to engage and connect with an intergenerational congregation and invite participation in worship

 – Strong communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with other members of the team

(including staff, ensemble members, church members) in planning and executing worship service First Presbyterian Church offers a competitive salary, paid vacation, and study allowance.

Screening of candidates will start immediately to fill this professional staff position effective July 1, 2022. Please send your cover letter and resume to be considered. Videos and references will be requested at a later date.

Jan McNicholas
Director of Business Operations
First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest 700 N. Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045


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Director of Instrumental Music

Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church
Please email cover letters and resumes to

Job Position: Director of Instrumental Music Salary: $15,000 – $17,000/year
Start Date: August 1, 2022

Minimum of two years’ professional experience in the field of music or music education. Highly skilled in musicianship and ability to direct instrumental ensembles.
Skilled working with adults and children of all ages.
Possessing both a broad knowledge base of and passion for interconnecting music styles. Strong understanding of traditional worship liturgy and congregational music. Understanding and experience of PCUSA theology preferred.

Embodies an empathic and patient spirit in working with others.
Is highly organized and able to plan in advance.
Is adaptable to last-minute changes and ability to pivot on short notice.
Is a team player, focused on growing engagement and participation in the music ministry.

While striving for musical excellence, to prioritize inclusivity, health, and safety.
Work closely with the Director of Vocal Music to plan and provide music during all worship services during the program year (mid-September
Work closely with the Director of Vocal Music to recruit volunteers to provide music during summer worship services (mid-June
Involve Fair Oaks participants of all ages and skill levels in fostering gifts for music, fostering gifts of leadership, community, and connection with worship.
Support the mission of LOGOS to include all ages in musical offering during worship by providing music leadership to PB&J (grades 1
2), Musical Notes (grades 3 5) along with leadership for the Intermission Bells Ensemble (grades 6 8), and the Encore Bells Ensemble (grades 9 12).
Provide leadership for the Fair Oaks Ringers (adult bell choir) and other instrumental music offerings as needed. Recruit soloists and ensembles, continually implementing efforts to recruit instrumentalists and add vibrancy to the music ministry and hire special musicians within budget guidelines.
Work with the Director of Vocal Music to provide for special music and music staffing for memorial services and special services and provide oversight for special non-worship, church-related musical events.
Research and select music appropriate to the age and abilities of adults and children and work with the pastors to ensure that the service musical offerings are thematically appropriate and reflective of the Scripture lessons for the service.
Attend weekly staff meetings, Sunday hospitality (bi-monthly), meetings of the Worship Committee,
church social events (as requested) and other meetings deemed necessary to the church’s music ministry. Provide oversight of administrative responsibilities of the instrumental music ministry,

including correspondence and music budget expenditures. Maintain the vocal music library, including purchasing new music, filing, purging, cataloging, and keeping within copyright guidelines.
Consult with the co-pastors, the Director of Vocal Music, and the Worship Committee to coordinate music ministry offerings and schedules in a safe fashion, considering all necessary protocols for virtual, hybrid and in-person worship and/or practice sessions.

The Director of Instrumental Music reports to the co-pastors and works closely with the Director of Vocal Music, the Worship Committee, the Personnel Committee, the LOGOS Board, the church organist, and volunteer church singers and musicians.

The Director of Instrumental Music’s performance will be evaluated annually by the Personnel Committee with input from the co-pastors and the Worship Committee.

Expected Work Hours and Compensation
The Director of Instrumental Music will be expected to work approximately 39 hours per month from September through mid-June. Hours for mid-June through August are dependent on the scheduling of memorial and special services as needed.

Compensation will be $15,000 – $17,000 per year. The Director of Instrumental Music will be entitled to any FOPC benefits for which they may be eligible, as outlined in the FOPC General Personnel Guidelines, as updated June 7, 2018 (“the FOPC Guidelines). In addition, they agree to abide by all provisions of the FOPC Guidelines during their employment by FOPC. All employment with FOPC is “at will.” This means that either the employee or FOPC may end the employment relationship with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, except as otherwise provided by law.

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