Choir Director


published 11/16/2021

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

Benefits:

  • Work agreement of hours/ week commitment 
  • Holidays – per HR guidelines 
  • FLSA – Non-exempt 
  • Health Insurance – ineligible 
  • Flexible Spending – Ineligible 
  • Mileage – Ineligible 
  • Continuing Education Stipend – available with Pastoral approval  
  • PTO – per HR guidelines

Duties:

  • 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. 

Qualifications:

  • 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 
  • 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 
  • 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 

Compensation:
$12,000 - $15,000 per year

Application Info:
Please send cover letter and resume to Annette Jones ajones@thewellmn.church

Position Type:
Part-time

Contact: Annette Jones

Address: 14770 Canada Ave. W Rosemount 55068

Phone: 612-432-3844

Email: Click to 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