Director of Music and Worship Arts

This is a Part Time job in at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Wilmington, DE

Posted On: April 2, 2019

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Are We Looking For Each Other?

We are St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, a congregation of 300 members located just north of Wilmington, Delaware. We are looking for someone to serve as our Director of Music and Worship Arts. Are you the one? If so, we’d love to hear from you! But first, let us introduce ourselves.

• We are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

• Our beloved music director passed away in 2018 after more than 50 years of devoted service.

• We are a friendly congregation with members from suburban and urban areas in a tri-state region.

• We have two services—a traditional 9 a.m. liturgical service, which incorporates our pipe organ and adult choir, and an 11 a.m. contemporary service, led by our praise band “Souls On Fire.”

• We have a 16-voice adult choir.

• The “Souls On Fire” band includes keyboard, guitar and several vocalists.

• Our music-making inventory includes:

  • A pipe organ, installed in 1971. It has approximately 1,200 pipes in three divisions, 20 ranks, with eight pipe chests. The installation was designed to showcase the working pipes in an aesthetically pleasing arrangement as a focal point to the importance of music in our total worship experience.
  • Two baby grand pianos, one in the sanctuary for use in our Sunday services, one in the basement Great Room for use with large gatherings. o A console piano in the second-floor choir room, which is used in Adult choir rehearsals on Thursday nights.
  • An electronic keyboard in the sanctuary, used primarily by the “Souls on Fire” contemporary worship band on Sundays.
  • Hand chimes, kept in the second-floor choir room, approximately three octaves, used rarely by the adult choir on Sundays.

• We are eager to develop and expand our worship experiences and are looking for a skilled musician to lead us—planning, organizing and directing the music and other artistic elements of our worship services, always pointing us to the One who is worthy of our praise.

• This is a 30-hour, parttime position. Salary and benefits are competitive and negotiable.

• We are a collaborative congregation and value partnerships with our greater community. We love sharing music arts and worship opportunities with others.

Does this strike a chord with you? Do you feel called to this kind of ministry? If so, let’s get to know each other and see where God leads.

We invite you to respond in either of these ways by April 30, 2019.

• Mail your resumé with a cover letter and contact information to: Worship Search Committee, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 501 Duncan Rd., Wilmington DE 19809 • Send your resumé with a cover letter and contact information electronically to
Director of Music Worship and Arts Position Description

We hope to hear from you soon!

 


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