Interim Music Director

Date posted: Wednesday 01 September 2021

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
3930 Rahn Road
Eagan, MN  55122
Title Interim Music Director
Reports to:  Lead Pastor
Status:  Full-time Interim, Exempt, Salaried
Benefits Eligible:  Yes
Direct Reports:  Yes
Position Overview:  The primary role of the Interim Director of Music is to be the leader of the people's song.  This is done through leading congregational songs, musical groups, soloists and instrumentalists.


  • Works in conjunction with pastors to plan weekly worship services
  • Primary role in selection of hymns, choir music, communion music, psalms, and instrumental music for all services
  • Primary role in selection and implementation of liturgy from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship
  • Review and approve all musical presentation in normal worship services
  • Submit materials relating to worship and music for placement in bulletins
  • Schedule and train assisting ministers
  • Maintain communion supply

Arts in Worship Team

  • Work with Arts in Worship team to coordinate the use of the arts in sanctuary and gathering area
  • Schedule altar service helpers for seasonal/festival changes


  • Attend weekly core staff meetings
  • Purchase music with the budgetary guidelines of the congregation
  • Maintain music library
  • Understand copyright law as it pertains to music performance and livestreaming
  • Arrange for maintenance of all church owned instruments


  • Supervise directors and accompanists for children’s vocal and bell choirs
  • Arrange for and prepare substitute musicians due to absence

Resource Person

  • Primary role in teaching worship volunteers (and direct reports) to fill voluntary positions in worship leadership
  • Serve as general consultant and resource person for all worship and music activities

Organist-Chief Musician

·       Lead the congregation in worship through hymns and liturgy

·       Primary role in hymn selection and accompaniment assignment for Sunday worship

·       Work with instrumentalists and soloists for special music

·       Coordinate with pastors to introduce the music of standard and alternative liturgies to the congregation

·       Primary role in selection and coordination of offertory and communion music

·       Perform all duties above at festivals and special services - Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving Eve, Ash Wednesday, Lenten Services, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter

Choir Direction

  • Director for the adult, youth and one children’s choir
  • Coordinate all activities and performance of all choirs and ensembles -  both vocal choirs and bell choirs

Other Duties

  • Perform other duties as assigned in conjunction with staff and/or council


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in music/theology preferred
  • Experience leading music rehearsals and worship activities preferred
  • Capable musical leader required with strong piano and organ performance skills preferred
  • Knowledge of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America theology, liturgical practice, and music in worship highly preferable
  • The Interim Director of Music will work closely with other staff and volunteers to develop and lead engaging and participatory worship
  • Mount Calvary has a 32 rank Nordlie pipe organ that was installed in 2014
  • For more information about our congregation, mission and beliefs, please visit
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