This is a Permanent, Part-time position.Category: Other
In collaboration with the Worship Team, plan, select, and conduct choral music for the weekly Sunday morning worship service, and Maundy Thursday, Ash Wednesday, and Christmas Eve services.
Plan and conduct weekly choir and ensemble rehearsals.
Assist in the recruitment, selection of musical repertoire, and formation of ensembles for the Sunday morning worship services in which the choir is absent.
Contribute knowledge and ideas to help build the congregation’s musical repertoire, especially music published within the past 30 years.
Offer advice, direction, or networking connections, as able, for the recruitment and prepara-tion of musicians for church events beyond Sunday morning worship services, including special services, such as memorials, weddings, holiday services, and/or concerts.
Safe Congregations Programs
With the Senior Minister, Education and Spiritual Life Coordinator, and Church Council, implement Eden’s Safe Congregation Policies and Procedures.
Communicate plans in a timely manner to musicians who are performing during Eden’s worship services or special events.
Communicate choir plans to the Church Administrator in a timely manner.
Participate in monthly Worship Team music planning meetings, as scheduled by the Senior Minister and music staff.
Insure that Eden’s choir program is always in compliance with state and federal copyright laws.
Meet with the Music Committee, if requested, at times that are mutually agreeable to the Committee and the Choir Director.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in sacred music or related field
Professional conducting experience in a church setting
Proven ability to work effectively with diverse populations and multiple stakeholders
Healthy and effective interpersonal and communications skills
Expressed commitment to the spiritual and numeric growth of Eden Church
A personal faith that inspires faithfulness in others
Availability to conduct weekly music rehearsals and choral, ensemble, and congregational music in Sunday worship, 38 of 40 weeks, between August 16 and June 15
Ability to successfully pass Eden’s Safe Congregation background check, including educa-tion, employment, and Social Security verification, and professional reference, DMV, and credit checks.
Salary: $1,500/mo. (August 16-June 15)
Choir Director Search Committee
Eden United Church of Christ is a diverse and growing congregation. At Eden, people of all ages and backgrounds join together to grow spiritually, do good in the world, and develop healing and nurturing relationships. We are an Open and Affirming church.
Ours is a welcoming church where you will not be told what to believe. We feel that the way we treat one another is more important than holding uniform beliefs. And while the Bible is important to our faith, it is not the last word. We believe that God is Still Speaking through science, nature, personal experience, other faith traditions and more.
On Sunday mornings, our church services and kids’ programs are open, friendly and innovative. Every week at Eden, you’ll find all kinds of activities — retreats, yoga classes, service projects, music programs, labyrinth walks, study groups — to nurture mind, body, and spirit.