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Children’s Choirs Director

The Children’s Choir Director works with the Director of Music, other staff and laity to direct the vocal music ministry of our children and youth in grades Kindergarten through 12. This person must have a love of music and children and knowledge of programs and materials. The Children’s Choirs Director is a salaried part-time position requiring approximately 12-15 hours per week including Sundays with no benefits.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in music education or vocal music
  • Experience directing children’s / youth choirs
  • Strong communication skills with children, parents. Staff, and other church members
  • Ability to us music to deepen the children’s worship experience

Responsibilities:

  • Plan with Director of Music, Pastor, and other staff a calendar for the church year for the children’s and youth’s choirs
  • Work closely with the Youth Director and Directors of Children and Family Ministry throughout the year
  • Choose music appropriate for the children’s and youth’s choirs
  • Provide music to the organist/accompanist in a timely manner
  • Rehearse with the choirs on a regular schedule
  • Plan, prepare, and present a Children’s Christmas Pageant in December
  • Recruit new members for the choirs
  • Communicate regularly with choir member’s parents
  • Maintain library of children’s choir music
  • Attend relevant professional development seminars
  • Arrange for a substitute director when absent

Contact Dave Cooper at 708-785-1853 or cooper738@comcast.net for more information or to apply. 

City: 
LaGrange
State: 
Illinois
Employer: 
First United Methodist Church of LaGrange
Job Type: 
Part-Time
Job Category: 
Music Ministry
Denomination: 
United Methodist Church (UMC)