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Interim Pastor, Linn Presbyterian Church, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Linn Presbyterian Church is seeking a full-time interim pastor to lead its congregation beginning after the New Year as we search for an installed pastor. This person must be an ordained PC(USA) Minister of Word and Sacrament or ordained as a pastor in a denomination in full communion with the PC(USA). Linn Presbyterian Church is a very active church in the beautiful Lake Geneva Area, full of recreational and cultural activities. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership for the congregation
  • Lead worship on Sundays and liturgical holidays in person.  Our live worship services are recorded and posted on our Linn Church Facebook page.
  • Plan music; both contemporary and traditional music.
  • Officiate at weddings and funerals
  • Provide pastoral care for the congregation.
  • Provide for the special spiritual needs of members who have physical, hearing, vision, cognitive or developmental challenges
  • Work with the Church Administrator to prepare Sunday bulletins and power point presentations.
  • Serve as moderator of the session and congregational meetings.
  • Serve as head of staff
  • Assist boards and committees in their ministry and offer assistance as needed 
  • Work with personnel committee to hire some new staff positions

Terms of Call

Term                       full time – flexible hours

Salary/Housing        Negotiable

Benefits                  Full coverage under the Board of Pensions

Expenses                Per POC guidelines

Duration                 One-year renewable, with the option of termination upon 30 days notice

Contact 

IPNC Chairperson/Elder, Michele Moore: mckim2425@gmail.com  


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Director of Music (Part-time) Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, Orland Park, Illinois

JOB SUMMARY

Lead and coordinate the church’s music ministry, serving with vision and passion in a music ministry for all ages.  The Director of Music will serve as organist, adult choral director, youth choir director, senior hand bell choir and youth handbell choir.  Our vision is that all may grow spiritually, share their music in worship, experience the joy of making music, and encourage others to become part of it.  (10 hours/ week)

We offer, at additional compensation, the vision of developing and maintaining a youth music ministry.  This could include but not be limited to, youth choir, handbell choir, instrument, percussion,  vocal music, contemporary music leadership, liturgical dance and consideration of any other form of music that would involve our youth. (4-5 hours/week)

Responsibilities — Music:

  1. As part of a team, and acknowledging the need for flexibility, work collaboratively with the Pastor and Worship Committee to reach consensus regarding themes of worship, the liturgical calendar, musical suggestions, and scheduling of anthems. Ultimately, the Senior Pastor will make the final decisions.
  2. Prepare, accompany and direct the adult choir and soloists by holding weekly rehearsals (and others as needed) to provide appropriate music for Sunday and special services of worship and special events.
  3. As organist, lead, accompany, and encourage congregational singing of hymns and responses enhancing them with alternate harmonization’s, unique introductions, descants, and/or instruments.
  4. Plan, prepare, and play organ or piano music appropriate to each Sunday service, any mid-week service, and all special worship services, to include prelude, introit (sometimes), offertory (sometimes), Communion music, and postlude. Use piano or keyboard for underscoring prayers or readings at the discretion of the Senior Pastor.
  5. In cooperation with the Worship Committee and Pastor, provide special music such as additional vocalists or instrumentalists throughout the year, including special choral presentations during Advent and Lent.
  6. Encourage participation of talent within the church family, using soloists and instrumentalists. Encourage involvement of choristers and youth musicians through solo opportunities and with instruments.
  7. Minister to the special needs of singers and ringers being mindful of their range of experience and vocal or ringing skills, being mindful of their status as volunteers through caring and motivational leadership.
  8. Promote music programming growth through special invitation, encouragement, and interaction with adults and youth, both within the congregation and in the community.
  9. Oversee, navigate and maintain the music library, adhering to copyright law. With Worship approval, purchase and inventory music and supplies utilizing an electronic filing system.
  10. Coordinate the maintenance of piano, organ, instruments, bells, and chimes seeking repairs and piano tuning as needed. Consult when needed with Rogers Organ regarding full organ and midi capabilities.
  11. With Worship Committee support, secure approved substitutes for vacation and emergencies
  12. When attending professional development opportunities, incorporate gained workshop knowledge into worship planning
  13. Prepare appropriate music for weddings and funerals for additional compensation. Church organist has right of first refusal for all wedding and funerals.

Church will, as able,

            **Fund music purchases, guest instrumentalists, working space, needed supplies, and office assistance.

            **Support and encourage time, talents, willingness to try new ideas and forms of musical expression.

            **Provide funds for continuing education opportunities per yearly budget allotment

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to play organ, piano, and direct choir/bells, accompany musicians
  • Experience in worship setting, including performing a diversity of musical genres
  • Understand how music contributes to the flow and meaning of worship
  • Knowledge of music, church hymnody, and liturgical calendar
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Understanding of the need for and creation of strong interpersonal relationships with all ages
  • Willingness to work as part of a team

Time Commitments:

  • Choir season runs from September through early June with adult choir providing music and leadership in congregational singing at most Sunday services and Youth music contributions at least once per month
  • Senior bell program rehearses September through May and plays approximately once each month
  • Meetings with Pastor and/or Worship Committee, personal practice, and preparation time as needed.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to preschurchop@comcast.net

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Youth Ministry Coordinator (Part-time), Highlands Presbyterian Church, LaGrange, IL

Reporting Relationship: To the pastor as head of staff

Responsibilities:

Youth Group

  • Coordinates and leads weekly gathering of youth for spiritual formation and fellowship
  • Recruits volunteer mentors and chaperones from the congregation
  • Helps to select, obtain, or writes curriculum
  • Arranges oversight of building while in session
  • Engages in intentional advertising and outreach in the neighborhood to grow youth programs

Youth Sunday School

  • Works with Christian education committee and pastor to include youth in worship
  • Provides for additional break-out educational time for youth during the sermon.

Special Events

  • Schedules and coordinates connectional and educational opportunities on a regular basis for the benefit of youth and their parents. Examples:  mission trips or pilgrimages, retreats, service projects, game nights, bible studies

Confirmation

  • Works with pastor and Christian education committee to arrange and help lead teen catechumenate program as needed.

Relational ministry

  • Develops appropriate caring relationships with youth and young adults to support them and their families in the midst of their everyday lives.

The Youth Ministry Coordinator is also responsible for:

  • Providing guidance for and attending Christian Education Committee meetings, bringing ideas/concerns to the attention of the Committee
  • Enforcement of the Child Safe Policy adopted by the Session
  • Providing articles/publicity of education programs and activities for the church newsletter
  • Providing the church administrator and others with information on upcoming programs
  • Preparing an annual report on the Youth Ministry programs for the congregation’s annual meeting
  • Attending staff meetings called by the pastor
  • Maintaining bulletin boards throughout the building to highlight ministries.

Evaluation: An annual performance evaluation will be conducted by the Pastor (or Personnel Committee).

Compensation: $20/hr, 8 hours per week

  • Paid monthly ($160/week, $640/month, $7680/year)
  • Annual compensation reviews will be conducted by the Session with recommendations for adjustments made by the Personnel Committee taken into consideration during the creation of the annual church budget.

Schedule:  Sunday mornings required (Worship service at 10am). Other in-person hours are arranged week by week. Some preparation work may be done remotely. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • A vibrant and committed Christian faith
  • An energetic and joyful personal presence
  • Some experience with higher education (college).
  • Experience working with children and/or youth
  • Proximity to the church building and reliable transportation (short commute)

Interested candidates can submit their resume/cover letter to deeann@highpres.org


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Director of Children’s Faith Formation – First Presbyterian of Lake Forest, IL

First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Faith Formation. This individual would work closely with the Senior Pastor/Head of Staff and the CFF Committee to develop, implement and manage the vision and leadership to form the faith of our children (birth through grade 4) and their parents, assisting with worship and pastoral care as requested by the Head of Staff. The position requires high organizational and interpersonal skills as this individual will interact with church committees, the congregation and the wider community. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

This individual will be primarily responsible for developing and implementing faithful programming for children and their parents. This person must offer a strong and positive presence on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, interacting with children, families, and volunteers; and teaching as needed.

Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to:

  • Collaborate with the Faith Formation Team (Associate Pastor, Director of Youth Faith Formation and the Director of First Presbyterian Preschool) to create programs, annual events and worship that is relevant and accessible to families’ lives.
    • Serve as a church liaison to the Preschool Parent Board, inviting families into the life of the church; teach weekly faith building to preschool classes.
  • Work cooperatively with, and as a resource to, the Children’s Faith Formation Committee: ensuring all CFF efforts are structured to bring children into a more faithful relationship with God; inviting people into the work of CFF, equipping them to serve to the best of their ability; selecting and evaluating curriculum; administering to the CFF budget evaluating facility needs; creating programs as needed; equipping the family to serve as primary faith educators.
  • Coordinate faith formation programming for ages Preschool-grade 4 including but not limited to: Sunday morning and Wednesday evening faith formation classes; Vacation Bible School; and special events.
  • Communicate regularly regarding programs and activities of CFF using church website, social media, handouts/postcards and other communication tools.

RELATIONSHIPS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

The Director of Children’s Faith Formation is accountable to the Head of Staff and the Associate Pastor for Faith Formation. It is expected that the Director of Children’s Faith Formation will work collaboratively as a member of the staff team toward an effective and faithful ministry of the church.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS/CHARACTERISTICS

  • Be confident in their role in the church and secure in their own faith journey
  • Demonstrated high-level written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Familiarity with Christian education materials and strategies for children and their families
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software, especially in Word and Excel
  • A team player who exhibits integrity, patience, a positive attitude, enthusiastic problem-solving skills and is self-motivated
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Capacity to respond to people’s needs from a faith-based perspective
  • Appreciation for the traditions of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff communities

 First Presbyterian Church offers a competitive salary and full benefits package.

First Presbyterian Church is seeking to fill this integral staff position immediately. Please send your cover letter and resume to be considered: Jan McNicholas, Director of Business Operations, First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, 700 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL  60045  jobs@firstchurchlf.org

ALL INFORMATION WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE


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Nursery Coordinator, First Presbyterian Church, Evanston, Illinois

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Part-time, hourly

REPORTING TO: Minister of Children and Youth

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

The Nursery Coordinator shall ensure that the nursery is safe, clean, warm and welcoming to parents and children who use it on Sunday mornings and during other events and activities. The Nursery Coordinator will lovingly care for the babies and toddlers in the nursery primarily on Sunday mornings and other times as needed. The Nursery Coordinator will work in a team with the other Nursery Coordinators and supervise the volunteer nursery assistants. The role of welcome is essential in that the nursery is sometimes the first point of contact for newcomers in the church.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Arrive in a timely fashion. 30 minutes prior to event/activity for which childcare is being provided. (Sunday mornings arrive at 9:00, this may be adjusted due to change in worship hour.)
  • Make sure the nursery is clean; tables and toys are wiped down and disinfected. Communicate with
  • Building Staff and Minister for Children and Youth any larger cleaning needs.
  • Greet parents and children beginning at 9:15.
  • Ensure all children are signed in with emergency contact information.
  • Make sure that the nursery is well-stocked with approved snacks, supplies and toys. Communicate needs to Minister for Children and Youth.
  • Provide a loving, safe and caring environment when the children are in care. Play with and read to children.
  • Communicate with parents about each child’s experience in the nursery.
  • Provide appropriate and safe care for children including changing diapers, escorting to the bathroom, cleaning hands, face, and nose.
  • Follow First Presbyterian Church of Evanston Child Protection Policy.
  • Collaborate with and supervise adult volunteer assistants.
  • Contact the Minister of Children and Youth with any incident reports.
  • Clean nursery and put away toys before leaving for the day.
  • Aware of and able to implement emergency safety procedures.

PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION REVIEW:

          $15/hour, this is an hourly job with no benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS & QUALITIES:

  • Experience working with babies and toddlers.
  • Warm and friendly manner.
  • Pass a background check and good references.
  • Must be available on Sunday mornings 8:30 – 12:30, additional hours are an option on Thursday mornings and other occasional days.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to move freely about building.
  • Able to sit with the kids on the floor.
  • Able to lift at least 30 pounds.

TRAINING PROVIDED:

  • CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Children’s Ministry overview and introduction.
  • Safety procedures and protocols.

Interested candidates can submit their resume with at least three references to jdobschuetz@firstpresevanston.org.


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Praise Worship Music Director, Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, Elmhurst, IL

Overview

The PWMD is responsible for coordinating the overall music ministry of the Church’s Praise Worship service and for rehearsing and directing Messenger, the congregation’s volunteer praise band. Messenger leads the congregation in singing for the 11:15 am worship service during nine months of the year (from the Sunday following Labor Day through the Sunday in June), and at 10:00 am every other week (approximately) during the summer months.

 Responsibilities

  1. Selecting appropriate music of the weekly Praise Worship Service in conjunction with the preacher for that Sunday
  2. Distributing music and providing links as necessary for musicians as needed
  3. Scheduling musicians for rehearsals and services, with an openness to developing musicians within the congregation
  4. Directing weekly rehearsals of the Band
  5. Assisting in set-up and take-down of equipment as needed
  6. Providing for the leadership of the congregation in singing during praise worship, if not serving as the song leader
  7. Assuring that projected song lyrics have been created and are accurate, and scheduling appropriate volunteers to run the A/V equipment and sound system as needed.

 Hours

The PWMD position is considered a twelve-month part-time position. The average time commitment is 6-8 hours per week. The PWMD may exercise flexibility in the use of their hours, but ordinarily, the following will be normal components:

  1. Sunday morning band warm-up and worship music leadership when the band is playing, with one week off per month.
  2. Weekly attendance at Band rehearsals, with one week off per month.
  3. Attendance at Worship Commission meetings at least twice per year.
  4. Brief monthly coordination meetings with the Pastor.

Accountability

The PWMD is an employee of the Church, hired by the Session and accountable on a week to- week basis to the Pastor. The PWMD will also work in a collegial relationship with other music staff, the Worship Commission, and the pastor in the planning & coordinating of music for worship.

 Required Skills and Experience

  1. A personal and committed relationship with Jesus Christ.
  2. The PWMD should have prior experience participating in a multi-piece, rock-inspired band, preferably in a leadership role in a church setting.
  3. Ability to read music.
  4. Familiarity with sound reinforcement concepts and technology (sound board, microphones, etc.)
  5. Able to communicate and interact with people in a variety of settings: one-on-one, small group, etc.

 Evaluation & Review

The PWMD’s ministry will be evaluated by the Pastor and representatives of the Administration & Personnel and Worship Commissions at the end of 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and then annually thereafter.

 Resources

  1. The Messenger praise band, currently an 8-person, all-volunteer group
  2. The Church Office secretarial staff, photocopy, mailing, and computer services are available to the PWMD.
  3. The Church currently has a fairly extensive library of printed praise/worship music, and an annual subscription to the Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) website.
  4. There is an annual budget for new music and equipment, approved annually by the Session.

Salary & Benefits

  1. Continuing education dollars are available on an as requested and approved basis
  2. Two weeks of vacation
  3. This is a salaried position.

Inquiries

Submitted by email to Head of Staff, Lauren Cochran, at laurenc@eypc.org. Find out more about our church community at www.eypc.org, and references for our church are available by request.


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Director of Children’s Education, Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, Elmhurst, IL

Overview

The Director of Children’s Education (DCE) has the primary staff responsibility for oversight and management of the children and youth Christian Education programs at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church. The Christian Education program includes congregation members from 3-year-olds through high school, including Sunday School, the mid-week after-school program for grades 1-8, and Vacation Bible School.

Responsibilities

  1. The DCE will work closely with the Christian Education Commission (CE) to recruit and manage volunteers to provide meaningful Christian Education for the congregation’s children and youth.
  2. They will recruit and train all volunteers who work with children and youth.
  3. They will evaluate and select age and content-appropriate curriculum for the Sunday School, mid-week programs, and Confirmation classes, in consultation with teachers, the Pastor, and CE.
  4. The DCE is responsible for the development of the yearly budget for Education and has day-to-day oversight of all Education-related budget items in consultation with CE.
  5. They are responsible for coordinating and participating in the grade 1-8 mid-week program.
  6. They will organize and direct Vacation Bible School.
  7. They will oversee the Safe Practices Committee and see that all are properly trained, and members are informed of a policy in place.
  8. They will meet regularly for staff meetings to plan and coordinate programming.
  9. They will participate in ongoing continuing education events.
  10. They will be the point of contact for new families visiting the church and work to build the family into church membership.
  11. Other duties or responsibilities assigned by Pastor.

Hours

YPC is open to negotiating this position at either an average of 20 hours a week or 30 hours a week (with appropriate scale in pay). During the program year (especially when the mid-week program is in session) there will be weeks when the hours will be higher, and other times (Summer, except for the week of VBS) when the hours are less. The DCE may exercise flexibility in the use of their hours, but the following will be normal components:

  1. Weekly attendance at Sunday School (September-May) & the Wednesday after-school (3:30-7:30 pm) program (September-March)
  2. Vacation Bible School (most often in July)
  3. Training/planning meetings with teachers prior to the start of each program
  4. Monthly attendance at Christian Education meetings
  5. Weekly attendance at Staff Meetings, or with Pastor

Accountability

  1. The DCE is an employee of the Church, hired by the Session and accountable to the Pastor.
  2. The DCE will provide brief written monthly reports to Session.

Required Skills and Experience

  1. The DCE may be a layperson or ordained clergy.
  2. Display strong organizational and communication skills to coordinate volunteers, staff, and families.
  3. Be creative and seek ways to continue offering exciting programs.
  4. Demonstrate enthusiasm, skill, and a passion for working with children in a church setting.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to understand and implement Christian & Reformed curriculum.
  6. Have an ability to interpret and integrate religious education into the ministry of the church.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in computer programs, including Google docs, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.

Availability

  1. The DCE will need to have regularly scheduled office hours and be present on Sundays from Labor Day to Memorial Day.
  2. They must have a flexible schedule to accommodate the program schedule.

Evaluation & Review

  1. The DCE’s ministry will be evaluated by the Pastor and representatives of the Administration & Personnel Commission at the end of 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and then annually thereafter.

Resources

The Office Administration staff, photocopy, and computer services are available to the DCE.  The DCE will work closely with the Office Manager to make certain that all printed materials for distribution and mailing are submitted to the staff in a timely fashion.

Salary & Benefits

  1. Continuing education dollars are available on an as requested and approved basis
  2. Two weeks of vacation
  3. This is a salaried position.

Inquiries

Submitted by email to Head of Staff, Lauren Cochran, at laurenc@eypc.org Find out more about our church community at www.eypc.org, and references for our church are available by request.


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Music Director, Faith United Presbyterian Church, Tinley Park

Faith United Presbyterian Church delights in sharing spiritual gifts of hospitality, outreach, and empathy. Our calling is to provide an inclusive ministry for everyone who joins in our fellowship, study, or worship. 

Our faith family represents a wide variety of political and theological views. In an era of divisiveness, we believe that empathy is critically important to understanding each other and allowing us to focus on the tie that binds us. We strive to give self-sacrificing love in all that we do. So despite some differences, we remain Faith United.

Faith United is currently seeking a passionate Music Director to collaborate with Pastoral Leadership to create a musical vision of worship to be shared with the congregation through the practiced choir. The Music Director will report to Pastor, as head of staff, Worship Ministry team with Session’s approval. This is a part-time position requiring approximately 10 – 12 hours per week, including Sunday and holiday worship and two rehearsals per week, Sunday morning before the 10:30 a.m. service and a mid-week day TBD.

The annual salary for this position is $12,480 which includes 2 weeks’ worth of non-accumulative PTO per calendar year after the first 6-month review is completed.

What you will be doing:

  • Collaborate with Pastoral Leadership concerning upcoming worship messages to determine musical pieces that strengthen the message of the sermon.
  • Foster creativity in the music selections. Introduce new musical styles to grow the congregation’s musicality and range of genres (e.g. contemporary Christian music, traditional hymns, inter-cultural music, etc.)   
  • Create and foster a collaborative team culture with the Accompanist /Organist.
  • Provide guidance and growth, scheduling, and collaborative leadership to the multi-generational Choir. Recruit and coach church members and other musicians from the surrounding community for music contributions to improve variety.
  • Coordinate music department needs and worship visuals with the Tech team.
  • Oversee and schedule music resource maintenance, including directing instrument maintenance and tuning.
  • Manage the music ministry budget.
  • Oversee copyright compliance related to music, recording, and posting.
  • Attend Music Planning staff meetings and Worship Ministry Team meetings. Special evening/weekend meetings may be scheduled and attendance may be required.
  • In the event of church services only being available remotely/virtually, this position continues to function. Responsibilities include coordinating weekly pre-recorded music/videos and insertion of lyrics into videos for musical selections.
  • When returning to in-person, hymns and vocal selections may continue in pre-recorded format until in-person singing and playing instruments are deemed safe. Work with Church Leadership and remain informed of CDC guidelines.
  • Assume such other duties related to the position as may be assigned by the pastor.
  • Organize and maintain a music library for the church.
  • Arrange for a substitute when using PTO or scheduling conflicts or assist in providing alternates when in need. Communicate directly with the pastor in emergency situations.

Preferred Skill Set:

  • Bachelors degree and/or commensurate experience in music education or music performance.
  • Strong musical skills including aural discernment and keyboard skills.
  • Solid, expressive, enthusiastic, and clear conducting and directing techniques.
  • Experience with and knowledge of hymns and contemporary Christian music for appropriate musical selections.
  • Ability to actively engage the congregation during worship through music.
  • Good rehearsal organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications.
  • Ability to give and receive criticism.
  • Skilled in arranging and sequencing music, preparing and transcribing instrumental and vocal arrangements. New compositions are welcomed.
  • Experience with sound equipment, recording, video editing, etc.
  • Ability to manage and motivate volunteers.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter by email to Adam Malak at pastoradam@faithunitedpres.org

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Modern Worship Leader, First Presbyterian Church, Glen Ellyn, IL

Summary
The Modern Worship Leader brings passion, leadership, and a drive for excellence to the Modern worship experience of First Pres. In close collaboration with the Director of Worship Ministries, s/he leads and develops the worship band, collaborating with a variety of instrumental musicians and singers. S/he exudes spiritual and emotional maturity when working with others. S/he collaborates with other staff members in music selection to create theologically deep and musically captivating worship services.
 
Qualifications
• Minimum 2 years’ experience leading congregational worship
• Highly skilled in singing and playing a core band instrument (such as guitar or piano)
• Proficient in arranging music, and transposing chord charts
• Skilled at leading band rehearsals for musicians with novice to professional skill levels
• Versatile in playing a variety of music genres; ability to improvise by ear preferred
 
Characteristics of an outstanding Worship Leader
• Exemplifies a deep personal faith in Jesus Christ through word and conduct
• Embodies an empathic and patient spirit in working with others
• Highly organized and able to plan far in advance
• Adaptable to last-minute changes and ability to pivot on short notice
• A team player, focused on growing the membership and quality of the band
 
Time commitment: approximately 10 hours per week with seasonal variance
Compensation: $18 per hour
To apply, contact Andrew Sedlacek, Director of Worship Ministries, at asedlacek@firstpresge.org and provide a resume and 2-3 relevant references. If able, also provide video examples of singing/playing.

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Choir Director, First Presbyterian Church, Glen Ellyn, IL

Summary
The Choir Director brings passion, leadership, and a drive for excellence to the gathered worship experience. S/he leads and develops the Sanctuary Choir, collaborating with a variety of instrumental musicians. S/he demonstrates spiritual and emotional maturity when working with others. S/he collaborates with other staff members in music selection to create theologically deep and musically captivating worship services.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Directs Sanctuary Choir for weekly Sunday morning services.
2. Leads the mid-week choir rehearsal (Thursdays, 7 – 9 p.m.) during the choir season.
3. Provides spiritual direction and encouragement to choir.
4. Makes music selections (i.e. Introits, Anthems, Offertories, Hymns, etc.) for Classic Worship services in collaboration with the Director of Worship Ministries and pastors.
5. Creates an engaging environment for new and/or prospective choir members.
6. Works closely with worship ministry staff and musicians to create worship experiences that integrate smoothly with broader church vision and values.
7. Potential for other collaborative projects depending on ability, interest, and experience.
Time Commitment: Part-time; an average of 15 hours per week with seasonal variance
Relationships: Reports to Director of Worship Ministries. Works collaboratively with pastors and staff—particularly the Worship Ministry Coordinator, Organist and Technical Arts Director.
Qualifications
 
• A minimum of two years’ professional experience in the field of music or music education.
• Highly skilled in musicianship, particularly in choral directing.
• Demonstrates experience in choral pedagogy; skilled at coaching and developing singers with novice to professional musical experience.
• Possesses both a broad knowledge base of and passion for interconnecting music styles.
• Strong understanding of traditional worship liturgy and congregational music.
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field strongly preferred.
• Ability to direct both choral and instrumental ensembles preferred.
• Skill working with children and younger musicians preferred.
• Strong keyboard skills preferred.
 
Compensation: Competitive hourly compensation commensurate with experience
Applications and Contact:
To apply, contact Andrew Sedlacek, Director of Worship Ministries, at asedlacek@firstpresge.org and provide a resume, 2-3 relevant references, and video examples of conducting.

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