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 (congregational worship) and support (accompany adult choirs) the mission and vision of Trinity Lutheran Church and its music ministry.

Essential Functions

  • Planning/Preparation
    • Prepare and rehearse appropriate music for worship services
    • Submit title/arranger/copyright information for all music selected at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Worship/Music Leadership
    • Lead worship from the organ/piano for two Sunday morning services/week (Sunday) and one Saturday evening service/month (Saturday).
    • Lead special evening worship services, including (but not limited to): Seasonal Midweek services, Thanksgiving Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve services.
    • Accompany regular Thursday evening adult choir rehearsals and special rehearsals as necessary.
  • Organ Maintenance
    • Oversee the tuning and maintenance of the organ within the approved budget.

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 organ/piano playing and accompanying skills.
    • Demonstrate experience in leading worship to support/encourage congregational singing.
  • People Skills
    • Work effectively to collaborate with both professional and lay leadership. Possess interpersonal skills to attract, motivate, and encourage disciples.
    • Possess teaching, communication, and motivational skills.
  • 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 related field or comparable experience.
    • 3-5 years of experience in a similar position is preferred.

Trinity’s Organ
The organ is a three-manual, seventy rank Martin Ott instrument with fifty-five stops.

Working conditions

This position works in office, rehearsal, and worship space environments for a standard work week with weekend and evening hours

  • Allowances: use of facilities for personal private teaching; additional compensation for weddings, funerals, oversight of outside vendors (Oversight of vendors, tuning, maintenance, etc. should be part of the job?)or groups using worship/musical spaces.

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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