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Adult Choir Director (Lord of Life, Kenosha)

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Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Kenosha has an Adult Choir Director position opening; temporary 1-year contract, weekly rehearsals and 3 Sundays per month, mid-August through May. Degree in music, music education or related field, with directing experience. Job description attached. Submit resume by August 17, 2017 to sharon@lordoflifekenosha.org or by fax to 262-656-1402.

Job Description: Adult Choir Director, Lord of Life Lutheran Church (ELCA,) Kenosha

Reports to: Pastor
Position is: Contracted (1099)
Subject to FLSA: No

Purpose
This position should seek to glorify God by enriching the congregation’s worship experience through music.
The Choir Director is responsible for providing leadership to the Lord of Life Choir to encourage and support
excellence in music. The focus of such ministry shall be in enhancing the worship experience, encouraging
growth in faith, and supportive fellowship.

 

Responsibilities
 Plan and lead weekly rehearsals during the regular choir season (mid-August to late May)
 Be responsible for the choir’s appearance, sound and delivery
 Take charge of training, supervising and leading the choir and accompaniment for Sunday worship
services. Music should be offered at least 3 times a month during regular Sunday worship services,
rotating between the 8 a.m. service and the 10:30 a.m. service. Occasional midweek services during
Advent and Lent.
 Work with the Pastor in planning musical selection that are appropriate for the worship themes and
seasonal emphasis; participate in quarterly worship planning.
 Coordinate activities with the choir accompanist to prepare for weekly rehearsals and worship services
when the choir is performing
 Provide information regarding anthems in a timely manner for the Office Coordinator to prepare the
bulletin
 Oversee the music library
 Procure instrumentalists when needed, in a timely manner, to enhance the musical selections
 Provide 2 weeks’ notice in the event of an absence. In the case of illness, the earliest possible notice is
requested
 Maintain liability insurance and provide Certificate of Insurance naming Lord of Life Lutheran Church
as Additional Named Insured.

Qualifications and Skills
 A degree in music, music education or a related field
 Strong organizational skills, proven leadership skills and experience in preparing and leading a choir
 Knowledge of a variety of church music genres and the use of music in worship, familiarity with
Lutheran liturgical practice preferred
 Excellent communications skills with congregational staff, volunteers and members
 Effective as a “team player” and the ability to relate to others, with good interpersonal skills
 Hold ethical values consistent with Lord of Life Lutheran Church

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