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Full-time Organist – Child Development Ministry Director

Pisgah Lutheran Church Child Development Ministry, PCDM, in Lexington, SC, is seeking to hire an experienced Director. This position operates in a Christian environment within Pisgah Lutheran Church.

This is a salaried full-time, year-round position. This position requires the candidate be creative, organized, and flexible.

Primary Purpose:

The Director is in charge of the overall PCDM management to include, but not limited to:

  • Meeting all DSS and DHEC requirements at all times,
  • Oversight of staff,
  • Establish a professional positive relationship with staff, parents, children, PCDM committee, and visitors,
  • Marketing the program,
  • Financial management,
  • Developing and executing long term goals for the PCDM.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure the program promotes the development of each child’s spiritual, physical, social, emotional and cognitive development, in a nurturing, Christian environment.
  • Ensure safety of staff and children at all times.
  • Hire and manage staff,
  • Provide professional leadership and guidance for staff,
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records of PCDM.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Preschool, daycare, or grade school classroom experience (2-4 years)
  • 1-2 years’ experience as Director of Preschool
  • Proficient with personal computer and software, including Microsoft Office applications. Experience with Pro-Care a plus but not a requirement.
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • A non-member of Pisgah Lutheran Church

Salary: Based on qualifications.

If interested, please send cover-letter and resume to, Church Administrator, at parishadmin@pisgahlutheran.org, with PCDM Director in the Subject line. No phone calls please.

(8/15/2017)

Part-time Organist – Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Hickory, NC

Current search for a skilled organist and church music director at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Hickory, NC, an ELCA Lutheran congregation, using ELW (Evangelical Lutheran Worship) usually settings 5 and 4.

The ORGAN: a 1990 Gabriel Kney tracker, 2 manual, mechanical action; 15 rank, 13 stop, new-baroque style. (The choir-loft was added and nave, etc. renovated according to Kney’s suggestions to accommodate the custom-built organ.)

Work with adult choir to prepare anthems; expand music ministry with children; stimulate interest in youngsters for church music; opportunity/request to develop hand-chime choir

Three-quarter time position; salary $25,000 and beyond plus benefits, negotiable considering skills, experience and credentials.

Conversation partner with worship and music committee, church administrator; direct report to pastor.

Desirable: skills at social media and other marketing skills in order to promote the congregation’s worship, music, and other ministries.

Send letter of interest or resume to: M. Galloway bethlehemhickory@outlook.com

(8/15/2017)

Part-time Organist/Pianist – Shepherd of the Sea, Garden City

Shepherd of the Sea is an inclusive, growing church in Garden City, South Carolina. With a beautiful Sanctuary and an incredible team, we are building a ministry that is transforming lives and making an impact. With multiple worship experiences and planned expansion, a new position is being created to help meet the needs of this growing changing community.

The Organist / Pianist gives leadership to the traditional worship services of Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church by using the organ, piano, and electronic keyboard to lift the congregation in music for the praise of God.

COMPENSATION: Hourly
TIME COMMITMENT: 10 Hours /week average for 50 weeks per year.
REPORTS TO: Pastor

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Music, Music & Arts or other related/equivalent degree is desirable.
  2. Prior experience in providing worship music within a Lutheran setting is desirable.
  3. Knowledge of Lutheran worship tradition and a theological understanding of the church sufficient to appropriately select music and texts for traditional worship.
  4. Good organizational skills, flexible, and detail oriented.
  5. Strong enthusiastic leader who can engage people and motivate volunteers.
  6. Skilled in using technology for communication and planning.
  7. Ability in wide range of styles but with a focus on traditional worship music.
  8. Proficiency in keyboards, pipe organ, and piano.
  9. Arranging, composing, and sequencing music.
  10. Experience with producing and directing special events, programs or musicals.
  11. Experience with technical aspects of contemporary services: for example, sound boards, worship software, theater lights, video editing, etc. is desirable.

For more information contact Michele Dukes, SOS Music Hiring Committee at soslcmusic17@gmail.com

(8/1/2017)

Part-time Music Director – Shepherd of the Sea, Garden City

Shepherd of the Sea is an inclusive, growing church in Garden City, South Carolina. With a beautiful Sanctuary and an incredible team, we are building a ministry that is transforming lives and making an impact. With multiple worship experiences and planned expansion, a new position is being created to help meet the needs of this growing changing community.

The Music Director is the music leader, arranger, recruiter, trainer, and musical worship leader. The Music Director is responsible for supporting the Pastor in building a ministry that attracts musicians, creates transformative environments, and produces passionate followers of Jesus Christ through the medium of music and the musical creative arts.

COMPENSATION: Hourly
TIME COMMITMENT: 20 Hours/week average for 50 weeks a year
REPORTS TO: Pastor

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Preferred Bachelor’s degree in music, church music, or other related degree.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of Lutheran theology, liturgical practice, and use of music in worship.
  3. Demonstrated skill and competency at the keyboard, particularly organ and piano, and a working knowledge of other instruments helpful.
  4. Experience and competency directing choirs of all age groups.
  5. Ability to work well with others and participate collegially with staff members, Pastors, and congregational leaders.
  6. Skilled in using technology for communication and planning.
  7. Arranging, composing, and sequencing music.
  8. Experience with producing and directing special events, programs or musicals.
  9. Experience with technical aspects of worship: for example, sound boards, worship software, etc. is desirable.

For more information contact Michele Dukes, SOS Music Hiring Committee at soslcmusic17@gmail.com

(8/1/2017)

Part-time Children, Youth, and Handbell Choir Director – Shepherd of the Sea, Garden City

Shepherd of the Sea is an inclusive, growing church in Garden City, South Carolina. With a beautiful Sanctuary and an incredible team, we are building a ministry that is transforming lives and making an impact. With multiple worship experiences and planned expansion, a new position is being created to help meet the needs of this growing changing community.

The Children, Youth and Bell Director (CYBC) provides weekly opportunities for faith development and enrichment through worship, developing vocal and instrumental musical talent and appreciation. To achieve this, we will provide an after-school music program for children on a weekly basis during the school year. The CYBC Director will have primary responsibility to develop a high-quality, spirited, inviting music ministry for young children within and outside the congregation. It is expected that the CYBC Director will work to develop and foster excellent relations and involvement by parents of children participating in the Young Children’s Music Ministry.

The goal of Shepherd of the Sea’s Handbell Choir Ministry is to offer bell music giving praise and honor to God in the public worship of Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church. To achieve this, we will provide weekly rehearsal and occasional performances during various worship services.

COMPENSATION: Hourly
TIME COMMITMENT: 5.5 Hours /week average for 32 weeks per year.
REPORTS TO: Pastor

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Music, Music & Arts or other related/equivalent degree is desirable.
  2. Prior experience leading children and bell choirs is desirable.
  3. Good organizational skills, flexible, and detail oriented.
  4. Strong enthusiastic leader who can engage people and motivate volunteers.
  5. Skilled in using technology for communication and planning.
  6. Ability in wide range of musical styles, knowledge of Kinder Music is helpful.
  7. Proficiency in keyboard / piano.
  8. Experience with producing and directing special events, programs or musicals.
  9. Experience with technical aspects of contemporary services: for example, sound boards, worship software, theater lights, video editing, etc. is desirable.

For more information contact Michele Dukes, SOS Music Hiring Committee at soslcmusic17@gmail.com

(8/1/2017)

Contemporary Music Director – Shepherd of the Sea, Garden City

Shepherd of the Sea is an inclusive, growing church in Garden City, South Carolina. With a beautiful Sanctuary and an incredible team, we are building a ministry that is transforming lives and making an impact. With multiple worship experiences and planned expansion, a new position is being created to help meet the needs of this growing changing community.

The Contemporary Music Director provides primary musical leadership and coordination for weekly the Contemporary Worship Service. This individual is responsible for directing the contemporary worship team, of musicians and vocalists. The director works in cooperation with the Director for Music and reports to the Senior Pastor. It is our hope that the accompanist will help grow the way contemporary worship helps us know God and make God known.

COMPENSATION: Hourly
TIME COMMITMENT: 8 Hours /week average for 50 weeks per year.
REPORTS TO: Pastor

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Music, Music & Arts or other related/equivalent degree is desirable.
  2. Prior experience leading contemporary worship is desirable.
  3. Good organizational skills, flexible, and detail oriented.
  4. Strong enthusiastic leader who can engage people and motivate volunteers.
  5. Skilled in using technology for communication and planning.
  6. Ability in wide range of styles but with a focus on contemporary music.
  7. Proficiency in keyboard / piano or guitar.
  8. Arranging, composing, and sequencing music.
  9. Experience with producing and directing special events, programs or musicals.
  10. Experience with technical aspects of contemporary services: for example, sound boards, worship software, theater lights, video editing, etc. is desirable.

For more information contact Michele Dukes, SOS Music Hiring Committee at soslcmusic17@gmail.com

(8/1/2017)

Part-Time Music Director – Mt. Hermon, West Columbia

Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church, 3011 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169. Needed immediately. This part-time position includes directing adult and children’s choirs, handbell choir, organist and pianist for Sunday morning blended service (traditional with contemporary) at 9:00 a.m. Zimmer 3 manual pipe organ and Yamaha grand piano. Submit resume and references to Catherine VanCleave. Phone: 803-794-6430; Fax: 803-227-2922; E-mail: office@mthlc.org.

(9/1/2017)

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