St. Paul Lutheran Church (SPLC), an ELCA and Reconciling in Christ congregation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is seeking a part time Director of Music for approximately 15 hours per week. The role of this position is to lead, seek out, encourage, and coordinate the music ministry to enrich the worship and spiritual life of the congregation and the community.
The position reports to the Senior Pastor and is responsible for: Leading the Senior Choir and continuing a rich heritage of excellence in music; developing the music ministry of SPLC; working with the Pastor and members of the Worship and Music committee to plan the weekly worship.
The successful candidate will: have a background in or understanding of liturgical worship; demonstrate a high comfort level with a variety of styles of worship; exhibit leadership skills needed to coordinate the music ministry; possess skills to develop the youth music ministry; and have the ability to work as a team member both with the other music and ministerial staff. Knowledge and experience in conducting choral and instrumental music, as well as a deep and demonstrated Christian faith, are essential qualifications to serve in this role of inspiring and motivating others to deepen and share their faith through music.
Candidates for this position must have a minimum of two years as a successful music program director with an emphasis in choral music. A bachelor’s degree in music is required and a master’s degree in music is preferred.
A position description is available here and on our website, www.stpaulabq.org. Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references to:
St. Paul Lutheran Church
ATTN: Personnel Committee
PO Box 25001
Albuquerque, NM 87125
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If submitting your letter and resume by e-mail please indicate “Director of Music Search” in the subject line of your e-mail.
Application deadline: July 18, 2018. Start date: June 12, 2018
Posted June 13, 3018