Assistant Director for Worship and Music

This is a Part Time job in at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale

Posted On: July 5, 2022

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Job Description

Job purpose
To lead (Preschool/Early Childhood Music, Cherub Choir, Handbell Choir) and support (Children and Youth Choirs, periodic soloists/ensembles) the mission and vision of Trinity Lutheran Church and its music ministry.
Essential Functions

  • Preparation/Planning
    • Coordinate with the Director for Worship and Music, Pastors, and worship planning team to plan, prepare, and lead ensemble music appropriate to each worship service.
    • Prepare lesson plans/piano accompaniments for rehearsals/worship, helping musicians to use their gifts to the best of their abilities.
  • Teaching
    • Teach three Preschool Music Classes one morning/week from October through May. Prepare students to lead a Christmas/End of the Year musical program for the families in December and May, collaborating with the Preschool Directors and Teachers.
    • Teach one early childhood music experience class/week for preschool aged children and their primary caregiver (Musikers in the Making) from September through May
  •  Direct Ensembles
    • Direct the Cherub Choir (grades K-2), including choosing music, planning and running rehearsals, one time per week for 10 months.
    • Direct the Handbell Choir (Trintinnabulators), including choosing music, planning and running rehearsals, one time per week for 10 months.
    • Recruit new choir members, maintain communications lists and communicate with participants and/or parents of participants in each directed choir/ensembles.
  • Other
    • Lead Saturday evening worship (5:30 pm) from the piano one time/month.
    •  Attend monthly staff meetings regularly and weekly worship planning team meetings as necessary.
    • Assist with other music ministry duties, including administrative tasks, as necessary.

Core Competencies

  • Knowledge/Motivation
    • Possess a deep desire to serve God using worship and music as an integral part of the church’s total ministry.
    • Possess an understanding of the unique heritage of liturgical worship, balanced with a willingness to explore creativity in worship.
  • Musicianship
    • Possess highly developed piano playing and accompanying skills.
    • Demonstrate experience in teaching music and directing vocal and instrumental ensembles of all ages, as well as the ability to use the voice effectively during rehearsals.
    • Be proficient in conducting and rehearsal techniques.
  • People Skills
    • Work effectively to collaborate with both professional and lay leadership. Possess interpersonal skills to attract, motivate, and encourage disciples.
    • Possess effective communication and motivational skills for musicians of all ages.
  • Personal Skills
    • Demonstrate effective organizational skills and excellent time management skills.
    • Exhibit creativity and enthusiasm in carrying out job responsibilities.
  • Training/Experience
    •  Possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Music or comparable experience.
    • 3-5 years of experience in a similar position is preferred.

Working conditions
This position works in an office, school, rehearsal, and worship space environment for a standard work week with weekend and evening hours.

  • Allowances: use of facilities for personal private teaching; additional compensation for weddings and funerals.

Physical requirements
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

Duties may require sitting at a desk or keyboard for extended periods of time and the ability to quickly move physically about the facility.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, use hands to type data, operate business machines, dial the telephone and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move 5-10 lbs. and occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 lbs. Specific visions abilities required for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

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