Church Pianist/Organist – Music Director

PART-TIME PIANIST/ORGANIST –  MUSIC DIRECTOR

Location:              Christus Victor Lutheran Church

                                2098 W. Main

                                League City, Texas 77573

                                281-332-6847 – [email protected]

      Time:               5-10 hours per week

      Christus Victor Lutheran Church Mission Statement:

                To bring the life, love and teachings of Jesus Christ to today’s world. 

Music Director Purpose:  To develop and lead the music ministry for Christus Victor Lutheran Church utilizing vocal and instrumental, traditional and contemporary music that enhances the worship experience and glorifies God through music.

Responsibilities: 

* Plan, rehearse, and direct vocal choir, and present the musical offerings for Sunday morning and special services.

  • We worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
  • Short evening services at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings during Advent (3 or 4 Wed.) and Lent (5 Wednesdays).
  • Holy Week – Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday
  • Choir practice one night each week during the school year. (Currently Tuesday evenings)
  • Praise Band practice Sunday following worship.
  • * Work with current volunteer bell choir leader – Bell Choir practices once per week during the school year.
  • * Wrap all rehearsals, meetings, or gatherings in an atmosphere of spirituality by beginning and ending with prayer.
  • * Attend monthly Worship and Music committee meetings to plan and coordinate music for worship.
  • * Order, supply and maintain the music library and instruments. Secure replacement or repair instruments and music as needed.
  • * Develop and work within an annual budget.
  • * Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to rehearsals and worship services for prep time and coordination with Pastor for any last minute clarifications and/or changes.
  • * Provide a substitute for Sunday worship services when approved absence occurs.
  • * Actively participate in the life and ministry of the Christus Victor Lutheran Church.

Qualifications:

* Embraces Christian teachings and understands and embraces the mission of Christus Victor Lutheran Church.
* Handles sensitive issues and maintains confidentiality in all matters.
* Skilled in selecting and leading music in worship through electronic keyboard. Experience playing organ is a plus but not essential.

* Skilled in leading choral music and congregational singing in both traditional and contemporary styles.
* Skilled in recruiting, developing and working with soloists, small groups and instrumentalists for occasional offerings in worship services.
* Skilled in vocal rehearsal techniques.

* Good organizational, administrative and communication skills
* Ability to work in a team environment, collaborating with the Worship and Music committee, musicians, and Pastor in the selection and creation of weekly liturgies
* Experience in a similar role within a Christian worship setting is a plus
* Proven leadership skills in working with volunteer musicians.
* No specific educational requirements.