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Choir Director

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The North Shore United Methodist Church (NSUMC) in Glencoe, IL is hiring a part-time Choir Director. The NSUMC has a long tradition of integrating beautiful, spiritually impactful choral music into the worship service and the life of the congregation.

The Choir Director is responsible for providing leadership to the church in the area of choral music. The Director’s primary responsibilities are to direct the 6-9 member all-volunteer choir during Sunday worship services, lead choir rehearsals, prepare the choir for participation in scheduled worship services during the school year, and oversee volunteer choral music performers during the summer. The Director works closely with the church organist and reports to the church Pastor.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Conduct weekly choir rehearsals and other special rehearsals as needed

  2. Direct the choir at weekly worship services and other special services at the request of the Pastor (the choir typically sings 1 anthem each Sunday)

  3. Arrange for volunteer or paid musicians to perform as soloists or in ensembles to supplement choral presentations and arrange for instrumentalists as required to enhance choral selections

  4. Maintain a library of diverse choral anthems appropriate for the choir’s ability and aligned with the interests of the congregation

  5. Purchase choral music and supplies within budgeted levels

  6. Collaborate with the Pastor by selecting choral music that supports the liturgy and message for each service

  7. Provide anthem selections to the church office on a schedule specified by the Pastor

  8. Maintain productive choir membership, including recruitment of new choir members from within and outside the congregation as needed

Experience and qualifications:

  1. Prior experience as a choir director

  2. Experience leading choirs in translating choral music into spiritual support for worship

  3. Experience directing a wide range of styles ranging from Christian classics to contemporary praise music

  4. Ability to teach musical styles to the choir

  5. Effectiveandaffirminginterpersonalcommunicationskills

  6. Strongorganizationalskills

  7. BA degree in music a plus

To apply:

Send letter of interest and resume to Rev. Scott S. Himel

North Shore United Methodist Church
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Music Ministry
United Methodist Church (UMC)