Director, Ministry of Music

This is a Part Time job in at Bethany Lutheran Church, Philadelphia

Posted On: December 19, 2018

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Job Description

The Director of the Music Ministry at Bethany Lutheran Church shall by responsible for developing and leading the musical witness and vision of the congregation. Responsibilities include those set forth below, although reasonable changes in the responsibilities may be made at any time by the Pastor and/or the church council.

1. Worship Services

  • Accompany one service each Sunday.
  • Accompany midweek Lenten Services (as approved by Pastor and church council)
  • Accompany festival services that fall during the week (i.e. Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc…)
  • Accompany Holy Week services (i.e. Maundy (Holy) Thursday, Good Friday, as approved by Pastor and church council)
  • Lead adult choir that participate in above services.
  • Lead and/or assemble appropriate musical ensemble, as discerned to be a benefit to the Music Ministry – i.e. soloist, instrumentalists, etc…; as appropriate in accordance with the type of worship service (as approved by Pastor and church council)

2. Worship Preparation
a. The Director of the Music Ministry shall:
a. Participate with the Pastor and/or representative of the Ministry of Worship, in planning the worship services of the congregation (i.e. Hymns, settings)
b. Select and prepare music for worship for the choir, soloists and instruments, etc.… which support the church season used during the service.
b. The Director of the Music Ministry shall encourage the development of participation in music amongst worshipers by:
a. Recruiting choir members and instrumentalists
b. Conduct weekly rehearsals (September through June, preparing choir for regular participation in worship)
c. Teaching new hymns and service music to the congregation

3. Other Responsibilities

  • The Director of the Music Ministry shall be the first to be contacted to prepare and play appropriate music for weddings and funerals held at the church. If the Director does not want to play for the event, she/he will assist in finding a suitable replacement
  • The Director of the Music Ministry is required to attend at least one continuing education event per year in the field
    of music
  • The Director of the Music Ministry is required to practice with a church organ, along with other musical instruments as appropriate to the coming weeks music selection; at least one hour per week on her/his own (September through June)The Director of the Music Ministry shall maintain the music library of the congregation
  • The Director of the Music Ministry shall report to the Pastor, Parish Administrator and/or the church council, any needs for the maintenance of the church organ

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