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First Presbyterian Church

Evanston, Illinois, United States

Date Posted:
03/24/2013
Categories:
Music Ministry - Other - Worship Pastor
Denomination:
Presbyterian
Church Size:
751 to 1000
Job Type:
Part-Time
First Presbyterian Church
Job Description:

We are a vibrant community of faith located in Evanston, IL with approximately 900 members and a strong history of musical excellence.  We are in search of a candidate to strengthen our community worship by serving as the Choir Director, which is a part time position.  Our choir consists of 30-35 members, including four professional section leaders.  The choir sings weekly at the 9am worship service which is a blend of traditional and contemporary styles.  This service offers the opportunity to select a variety of choral anthems in style, culture and time period.  Exciting opportunities exist for special worship services, including a Christmas major work (Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols in 2012), a Good Friday major piece (Dale Wood's Service of Darkness in 2013), and other creative opportunities for the ministry of the choir will be encouraged!

 

Our ideal candidate will have a mature relationship with Jesus Christ as well as evident relational strengths with people.  The ideal candidate will be a qualified musician with training/experience in directing a choir, will be passionate about developing our choir members to their fullest ability both musically and spiritually, be able to recruit, develop and lead volunteers for our adult choir; as well as plan worship collaboratively with the senior pastor, associate pastor and director of worship and music.

 

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Music or a related major is required or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  We require the ability to rehearse and lead a chancel choir and to relate to people with a variety of choral abilities, from professional to amateur.  Spiritual leadership must be exhibited and the ability to embrace a service of combined classical/traditional and contemporary music is required.  Previous experience in a paid or volunteer position within a church setting is highly desirable.  Proficiency in MS Office Suites and Finale is highly desirable.

 

This position would average 12 hours per week from September-May and 6 hours per week during the June-July and no hours in August.

 

To apply, please include resume, references and, if possible, a performance recording to:

firstpresevanston@gmail.com

To receive full consideration, an application should be received by April 19th, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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First Presbyterian Church

We are a community that desires to make a difference through our everyday lives. Our reason to exist as a gathered community is simply to “Proclaim Christ, Make Disciples and Serve God’s World.” We celebrate God and the power of the Bible to guide and encourage us as we each seek our own way to be a joyful light for Jesus Christ on Chicago’s North Shore.

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