Co-Director for Music Ministry: Pianist (12-15 hrs/ wk)

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church

Sussex, WI

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church is searching for a new part-time Co-Director for Music Ministry to serve as the primary musician for congregational worship services. The pianist/ keyboardist is co-director of congregational music with the Vocal Director for Music Ministry. The musician is responsible for planning, preparing, and leading congregational song on Sunday mornings and on other days of the church year. Strong candidates will possess competency in traditional, praise, and contemporary worship genres. Working in tandem with the Vocal Director for Music Ministry, he/she will collaborate on music for worship and will accompany the church choir and band in their rehearsal and in worship.


The primary musician for Sunday worship nurtures the faith of congregation members through serving as Christ Our Savior’s Co-Director for music ministry and acting as its primary musician for leading worship services. The musician will be responsible for encouraging the full music ministry of Christ Our Savior not only through planning and leading, but also by inviting members to participate in the congregation’s worship and music life.

This is a part-time (12-15 hrs./ wk.), salaried, at will position.


· Play the lead instrument (piano/ clavinova) for congregational worship services.

· Collaborate with the Vocal Director for Music Ministry.

· Rehearse weekly and accompany the choir two Sundays per month, plus special services.

· Rehearse regularly with the band to perform weekly and accompany all other vocal and instrumental groups as needed.

· Play for weddings and funerals as their schedule allows.

· Plan hymns and music for all congregational worship services in collaboration with the Vocal Director for Music Ministry.

· Prepare music for office staff to include in worship bulletins.

· Rehearse with, organize, and provide support for the band.

· Recruit musicians within and outside the congregation.

· Coordinate musicians for weddings and funerals.

· Anticipate and oversee worship needs in collaboration with pastors and office staff (e.g., adding worship times, planning worship for changing church seasons).

· Update and maintain worship resources (order of worship, worship songs) which may include rewriting music.

· Communicate upcoming music events to the congregation.

· Track and report music use to copyright licensing organizations.

· Arrange for the purchase of music.

· Prepare an annual music budget.


· B.A. in Music education or piano/ keyboard performance is preferred but not required.

· Strong candidates will possess competency in traditional, praise, and contemporary worship genres.

· Five years’ experience as a church musician is preferred, but not required.


Applicants are encouraged to contact Pastor Michael Anderson ( and provide a cover letter and resume.

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) serving Sussex and the surrounding community since 1965. The congregation enjoys a robust ministry expressed in its strong commitment to service and youth ministries while striving to live more fully into its mission statement:

A community gathered in Christ, fed by God’s Word, sent to serve.

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