Interim Choral Director
Central Presbyterian Church seeks an Interim Choral Director to serve as a primary worship leader for Central Presbyterian Church for the 2019-2020 church year, collaborating with the Worship Staff senior pastor and organist to craft meaningful worship experiences, services providing leadership for the adult choir for regular Sunday and holiday services, and equipping choral ensembles for leadership in occasional services such as Weddings, Memorial services, Funerals, or special events.
The Interim Choir Director works under the supervision of the Pastor. This position requires some flexibility in hours available for work, including evenings and weekends. The position is a part-time, salaried position beginning August 15, 2019 and concluding May 31, 2020, with some negotiation possible as a search for a full-time Director of Music and the Arts unfolds. The hours required during any given week are those needed to fulfill the responsibilities of the position and may vary at different times of the year, but are approximately 18 hours per week.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in Sunday services (11:00 a.m.) and additional holiday services during the liturgical year including, but not limited to Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.
Rehearse and direct the adult choir (Wednesday evening rehearsals, Sunday mornings, Choir Camp (retreat) and at other times as needed).
Plan (in coordination with the Senior Pastor and Organist) music for regular worship services and direct contributors (choir, a soloist, organ, ensemble) in collaborative preparation and worship leadership.
Complete communications and administrative work including arranging for substitute directors when necessary, submitting necessary information for bulletins in a timely fashion as required by the church office, communicating regularly with choir members and staff about rehearsal schedules and special events.
Bachelor’s degree in music required (Master’s degree is strongly preferred). Must demonstrate outstanding proficiency in choral direction. Strong interpersonal skills and excellent organizational and record-keeping skills required.
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Director for Ministries with Children, Youth, and their Families
Central Presbyterian Church seeks a Director for Ministries with Children, Youth, and their Families to cultivate a strong community of faith in which children, youth, and their families can know one another, learn and grow in faith, find meaningful ways to express Christian service and spirituality, and invite newcomers to find a home with them.
The Director will oversee, implement, and participate in all aspects of education, pastoral care, fellowship, and missional programming for children and youth from birth up to 21 years of age and their families and friends. The Director will work in conjunction with congregational leaders, committees, and staff persons to provide effective leadership and direction to the overall education program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Cultivating a Christian spirituality and a life of faith that can serve as a model for others seeking a pattern for a God-oriented, hopeful, and joyful way of life
- Cultivating a safe, welcoming, hospitable, accessible, and formative community where people seeking Christian faith, fellowship, spiritual development, and opportunities to serve can belong, be cared for, and contribute well.
- Curriculum development and support for children’s and youth education from birth to 21 years of age, including confirmation.
- Recruitment and equipping of Sunday school teachers, confirmation and youth fellowship advisors, event coordinators, trip leaders, committee members.
- Oversight of and participation in all Sunday morning activities and support for children and youth including childcare, Sunday school and fellowship from 9am – 1pm.
- Oversight of and participation in all Sunday evening activities and support for youth including youth fellowship, service, and learning.
- Collaboration with music and worship leaders to facilitate holiday children’s programs at Christmas and at Easter and mark major life and faith milestones such as baptism, confirmation, births, adoptions, and losses.
- Cultivation of through-the-week ministries with children, youth, and their families including one-on-one meetings, small interest-based gatherings, service opportunities, fellowship meet-ups, and supporting children and youth in the activities of their lives.
- Collaboration with the pastoral staff to offer spiritual and social support to children, youth, and families navigating difficulties.
- Assistance to parents in cultivating the faith of children and youth at home.
- Development and leadership of youth mission trips and retreats, family outings and overnights with children, and other occasional activities.
- Facilitating childcare needs for church activities, when needed.
- Serve as “chaplain” for Central Child Development Center, working with the CDC Director to develop opportunities to serve and support.
This list is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by your supervisor.
*This position requires minimum availability of 40 hours per week including but not limited to Sundays from 8:30am – 1:30pm and 5:30pm – 8:30pm, 16 office hours from Monday – Thursday, and 8 hours of congregational involvement throughout the city and the week on evenings and on weekends.
Four-year college degree. A personal faith and an ability to cultivate the faith journeys of children, youth and their parents. An ability to quickly develop and nurture strong relationships with people of all ages across a wide variety of social and geographic locations. An entrepreneurial spirit with a vision and skills for gathering people, cultivating community, fostering identity and belonging, equipping others to serve and lead, and identifying ways to live into Christian fellowship, spirituality, service, and public witness. Excellent communication skills. A hospitable person, who will welcome visiting and member families alike. Strong organizational skills necessary. A willingness to recruit, train, and nurture others to expand and extend the work of the ministry. An understanding of children and youth’s developmental and cognitive abilities, resulting in developmentally appropriate curriculum and program design. An ability to work collaboratively on a team of staff and lay leaders.
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org