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Choir Director


published 7/22/2021

Start: As soon as possible

The choir director is responsible for leading the choir that provides music for the traditional service every Sunday, special and assigned worship services. Reports to the associate minister. This a part-time position (approximately 5 hours/ week).

Duties:

  • Maintains a relationship with Jesus Christ, engaging spiritual disciplines (both personal and corporate)
  • Lives in a manner that exemplifies Christ and seeks purpose and meaning in all aspects of life
  • Models the standards and expectations of Christian leadership, including positivity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Plans for and leads the choir members in rehearsals and specified/ assigned worship services.
  • Selects music for traditional worship services in coordination with the associate minister and other pastors, that compliments the worship experience and follows sermon themes, and liturgical calendar.
  • Recruits, trains, and shepherds the choir members. 
  • Creates a sense of community and support within the team by providing both individual care and group connection through spiritual (prayer/ devotions) and non-spiritual (community development) activities
  • Assists with preparation for performances/ special services, such as: Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Thanksgiving, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, and other services as requested by the associate minister and other pastors.
  • Understands and adheres to Safe Sanctuary policies.
  • Plans and arranges for substitute leader and team members as necessary.
  • Flexibility to adapt worship experiences to meet changes in worship formats (in-person and virtual).
  • Recognized as a leader, in alignment with and supportive of the purpose and core values of The Well
  • Submits bulletin/PowerPoint information weekly by requested deadlines.
  • Purchases, prepares, copies any needed music for team following copyright procedures.
  • Maintains musical library for reusable music.
  • Attends bi-annual Worship Arts Team meetings.

Core Competencies
  • Organizing. Can gather and organize resources (people, materials, funding, support) to get things done; uses resources effectively and efficiently
  • Planning. Accurately assess the length and difficulty of a project; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedules and task/ people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results
  • Managing vision. Articulates and supports the vision and mission of The Well; talks beyond the here and now to a larger sense of purpose; communicates a compelling and inspired vision for ministry; creates a compelling sense of possibility, hope, and optimism; helps others own the vision
  • Developing people. Is able to identify raw talent and recruit capable people into positions of responsibility; provides challenging and stretching tasks for others to do; delegates appropriately; builds people up; maintains open and active dialogue with volunteers; communicates expectations clearly; holds people accountable
  • Managing conflict.  Deals with problems quickly and directly; steps up to conflict, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; focuses when listening; settles disputes collaboratively and equitably; finds common ground and gets cooperation
  • Interpersonal relationships.  Relates well to and able to work with all kinds of people, inside and outside of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; builds effective and constructive relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; is regarded as a team player
  • Trust and integrity. Is widely trusted; seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; adheres to appropriate and effective set of core values during good and bad times; acts in line with those values; practices what he or she preaches

Qualifications:
• PlanningCenterOnline: Familiarity and experience is desired.  Must be able to learn this technology.
• ProPresenter: Familiarity and experience is desired.
• SongSelect: Familiarity and experience is desired. Must be able to learn this technology.
• Spotify: Familiarity and experience is desired.
• Prior experience as a choir director, or regular participation on a worship team desired
• Keyboard/piano or guitar proficiency desired 
• Knowledge of vocal pedagogy desired 
• Possess a willingness and ability to work with musicians of varying backgrounds/ skill levels
• Experience in teaching and developing choir members individually and as a group
• Knowledge and experience leading vocalists
• Music degree desired

Benefits

  • Health Insurance – ineligible
  • Flexible Spending – Ineligible
  • Mileage – Ineligible
  • Continuing Education Stipend – available with Pastoral approval 
  • PTO – per HR guidelines
  • Holidays – per HR guidelines
  • FLSA – Non-exempt

Compensation:
Rate of compensation will be based on: • Experience • Education • Work agreement of hours/ week commitment

Application Info:
Please apply on line and email your resume and cover letter to The Well at ajones@thewellmn.church or to Annette Jones, Administrative Director at The Well, 14770 Canada Ave. W, Rosemount, MN 55068. Phone number: 651-423-2475

Position Type:
Part-time

Contact: Annette Jones

Phone: 651-423-2475

Email:

Website: https://thewellmn.church/


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

info@minnesotaumc.org

(612) 870-0058