Minister of Music (Part-Time,) Kingo Lutheran, Shorewood
Kingo Lutheran Church is seeking applicants for the part-time position of Minister of Music. Please call Pastor Carolyn Sellers for information.
1225 E. Olive St, Shorewood WI 53211
The Minister of Music provides creative leadership and oversight to the music ministry at Kingo Lutheran Church and works with pastoral and congregational leadership to create vibrant worship that proclaims the Gospel, fosters spiritual growth and builds a welcoming, inviting and diverse community.
Status: Part Time, 11 hours per week, with more hours during Holy Week/Christmas
•Directs and schedules rehearsals of the adult choir toward participation in worship, and during special services such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Day/Eve, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter and Pentecost as determined in consultation with the pastor and worship planning team.
•Directs the Kingo Crown Choir in worship, twice per month (Sept-May 31 or Day of Pentecost).
•Directs the ministry of music as a means of encouraging the involvement of all worshippers.
•Leads worship planning meetings in collaboration with the pastor and congregation volunteers, coordinating seasonal liturgies, and hymn selections. Attends weekly staff meetings.
•Utilizes a range of music (e.g., traditional, world, contemporary) for worship services.
•Chooses Psalm settings for worship and rehearses with cantors and accompanist.
•Assists soloists and vocal ensembles to prepare vocal selections for worship services.
•Selects appropriate choral and solo music at least 4-6 weeks in advance of use in worship and communicates with appropriate musicians for weeks when choir doesn’t sing.
•Recruits and coordinates instrumental musicians accompanying choral pieces, the liturgy, and special ensembles.
•Identifies and encourages children and youth to use their musical gifts in worship, and works with the Director of Cross-Generational Ministry to prepare youth to perform musically during worship.
•Maintains the choral library, with the help from volunteers.
•Selects choral music and related supplies for purchase for the music program.
•Schedules regular piano and organ tuning, instrument repair, etc.
•Develops the annual music ministry budget request in concert with the pastor and worship planning team.
•Degree in choral music direction or church music preferred
•Demonstrated experience in choral conducting in a church setting
•Experience with liturgical worship, preferably in a Lutheran setting
•Ability to select music in three or four parts appropriate to a smaller choir
•Demonstrates organizational and planning skills, and is comfortable with basic computer skills
•Knowledge and respect for copyright law