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.
RESPONSIBILITIES

 Worship

  • 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

Administration

  • 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

Supervision

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS/POINTS OF SPECIAL NOTE

  • 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 https://www.mtcalvary.com
 
The full job description can be seen at:  https://www.mtcalvary.com/careers
Interested applicants may send a cover letter and resume to pastor.tom@mtcalvary.com.