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Central Presbyterian Church

Director of Traditional Music

Central Presbyterian Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 03/31/2016
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Central Presbyterian Church
Director of Traditional Music

Job Description

PURPOSE:  To serve the Worship ministry of Central Presbyterian Church with a primary emphasis on providing leadership in the planning and implementation of God-honoring choral and instrumental ministries within the Traditional Worship services.


  • In coordination with the Pastor, the Contemporary Worship Leader, the Organist and the Children's Ministry Leader, develop and conduct a church-wide music program for all ages.
  • Create a music environment that engages the diversity of the congregation in the worship of God.
  • Direct the Senior Choir, the Adult Bell Choir, and the Children's Choirs in the Traditional Worship Service.
  • Oversee the upkeep and maintenance of the church's pianos, organ and hand bells.
  • In cooperation with the Contemporary Worship Leader, develop and coordinate special musical/dramatic events such as Ash Wednesday, Easter and Christmas services and other programs.
  • Prepare and monitor the budget for the Traditional Worship music ministry.
  • Administrate music purchases, equipment purchases, and licensing agreements for the Traditional Worship service, choral and instrumental groups.
  • Develop, organize and lead special music events.
  • Plan and oversee special summer music.
  • Seek to expand participation of the congregation in an enhanced choir for special services, such as Christmas and Easter.
  • Expand musical opportunities for outreach, such as Christmas caroling, singing in nursing homes, etc.
  • Encourage greater involvement of youth and adult instrumentalists and vocalists in the Traditional Service.
  • Work with other church staff as an active, collegial team player, including attendance at staff meetings.
  • Meet with the Worship Committee to develop and maintain the Traditional Music Ministry.
  • Supervise and direct the Church Organist.
  • Assume other responsibilities as directed by the Pastor and Session.


      The Director of Traditional Music reports to the Pastor.


  • A music related degree from an accredited college is preferred.


  • Ability to train and direct sacred vocal choirs and hand bells.
  • Possess strong music leadership abilities.
  • Exhibit strengths in communication, teamwork and creativity


  • Deep commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and appreciation for and support of Presbyterian worship.
  • Must have concern for and the ability to work with people of diverse ages and levels of spiritual maturity.


  • This is a part-time position with an average of 20 hours per week.
  • Salary is commensurate with education and experience.



            Traditional Music
            Central Presbyterian Church
            40 Lincoln Way West
            Chambersburg PA 17201