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Our Savior Lutheran Church

Director of Parish Music

Our Savior Lutheran Church
Centereach, New York, United States

Date Posted: 04/08/2016
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: Lutheran
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Our Savior Lutheran Church

Centereach, New York





  • Prepare orders of worship for all services, in coordination with Pastor
  • Plan and perform or provide music for all services
  • Serve as principal organist/pianist
  • Direct adult choir and praise band
  • Oversee and work with volunteer vocalists and instrumentalists
  • Oversee, maintain, and develop A/V technologies, train and recruit operators
  • Arrange for organ subs/contract additional instrumentalists, as needed
  • Attend staff and council/voters meetings


  • Teach Jr. and Sr. High school choirs
  • Provide musical leadership for chapel services and other events (graduation, etc.…)
  • Provide A/V support for events in the gym
  • Attend teacher meetings and other required events (open house, etc.…)




Additional activities developed over the last few years, or considered for the future, as time and energy permit


  • Direct youth band/music ensemble
  • Direct folk/eclectic acoustic ensemble
  • Direct men’s and women’s choir, as sub-groups within adult choir, used for recruitment
  • Explore the development of new ensembles, such as a children’s choir, hand-bell choir, or other instrumental groups


  • Teach courses in music theory, or music appreciation, if necessary to meet music requirement
  • Direct after school chamber choir
  • Coordinate music ensembles/soloists for chapel performances
  • Coordinate student and ensemble participation in NYSSMA festivals
  • Take chamber choir or other group on performance/music education trips
  • Develop and train student leadership to assist with A/V support


Please visit the church and school websites to learn more about our music ministries: