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Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

Director of Children's Music

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
Menlo Park, California, United States

Date Posted: 06/04/2008
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 3001 to 4000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
This staff member is responsible for conducting choirs, teaching music skills and worship awareness with spiritual depth to children from grades K through 12.
Primary Responsibilities
• Plan for and give direction to children’s and youth choirs Kindergarten through 12. (Three to Four Choirs total)
• Instruct and prepare children and youth vocal soloists and other ensembles
• Develop outreach to the community through performances and bi-annual concerts.
• Plan and organize bi-annual concerts including selection of repertoire, staging, and instrumental support.
• Prepare choirs for leadership in worship services as scheduled.
• Coordinate with Accompanists and Media Tech personnel for rehearsals, concerts and performances.
• Recruit and organize parents and volunteers to support the program
Other Responsibilities
• Occasionally provide backup Direction for Adult Choirs
• GIFTS, TALENTS, ABILITIES: Leadership and People Skills, Excellent Musician
• EDUCATION & SKILLS: Bachelor of Music or equivalent
• Highly skilled musician
• Must love to work with children and youth
• Must have experience planning repertoire and conducting large children’s choirs
• Must have planning, administrative and ‘people’ skills
• Demonstrate skills in working with parents and volunteers
• Demonstrate Team work skills.
• Must be proficient in varied musical styles and willing to motivate musicians of all levels
• Strong believer in Jesus Christ with a heart for worship
• Humility and a heart to serve