Employment at CKPC
CKPC is a Christ-centered, evangelical faith community of over 200 in attendance whose mission is to “make disciples who make disciples”. We’re grounded in the Reformed theological tradition, take the Bible and its study seriously and believe that all Christians are called to bring Christ to the world. We believe the Gospel calls us to a life modeled after Jesus: intimacy with the God the Father, deep personal integrity and being a transformational leader wherever life calls you.
|POSITION TITLE:||CHOIR DIRECTOR|
|CLASSIFICATION:||Part-time Hourly – 10 hours a week|
|Wage:||$25.00 / hour|
The purpose of the Choir Director position is to develop, organize, maintain and support a choir program that will support our worship services and to mentor the volunteers who serve in the choir and other music programs. The goal of the program is to guide volunteers to lead our congregation in worship of God on a regular basis.
- Leadership Development – Enable a core of enthusiastic leaders who understand the essence of ministering to our congregation.
- Program Vision – Establish a clear vision for the program that communicates the essential goals of a quality worship experience.
- Administrative Excellence – Create an administrative system and culture that seamlessly serves the greater goals of CKPC’s ministry programs.
- Lead the Chancel Choir in an anthem / offertory and choral responses as needed per week (except when other anthems are arranged, i.e. bells) during the ‘school’ year. This is typically accomplished with one evening rehearsal per week.
- Produce special music events at Christmas time and during Holy Week, e.g. Tenebrae Service, Cantatas, etc.
- Assist in the leadership of an evening contemplative/Taize Service.
- Arrange anthems / offertories during the summer (ensembles, soloists, etc.)
- Consistently communicate with choir members, media specialist, other musicians and church office regarding music, scheduling issues, etc.
- Work with Worship Committee for their input and for their oversite of the Worship budget.
- Attend monthly (or more often as needed) staff planning meeting
- Provide spiritual leadership at rehearsal in the form of a devotional and prayer time
Additional program possibilities as budget allows:
- Arrange for outreach events such as concerts, musicals, etc.
- Conduct or mentor and train someone to conduct a beginning bell choir, youth or beginner praise team and/or a children’s choir
- Facilitate occasional hymn sings, Messiah sing-a-longs and other events that meet the desires of our congregation.
- Four-year college degree (preferred) in music, with an emphasis in choral training and conducting
- Ability to recruit, train, mentor and inspire volunteers
- Ability to think creatively and make clear decisions
- Strong administrative and organizational skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- An open, honest, enthusiastic attitude toward others
- A desire to grow in the skills and knowledge required for this position.