Choir Director

Position Description for Choir Director

Christ Episcopal Church is a warm and vibrant community of faith. Founded in 1841, Christ Church is located in historic Spotsylvania Court House surrounded by many civil war sites and parks.  Worship at Christ Church is joyful, reverent, energetic, and abundantly blessed by the Holy Spirit.  We believe that the Sunday morning spirit should spill over into our daily lives and are committed to “seeking and serving Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves” and “respecting the dignity of every human being.”

Please submit a cover letter and resume to secretary@christchurchspotsy.com.

Click here to download a pdf of this Position Description.

************************************************************************************

JOB TITLE: Choir Director

DATE PREPARED: September 2019

JOB REPORTS TO: Rector

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Part Time

HOURS OF WORK PER WEEK: Average of 5 hours (more at Christmas and Easter)

SALARY: $4,500

JOB SUMMARY

Provide musical direction during one Sunday morning worship as well as special services and Holy Days as deemed appropriate by the Rector. Work with trained and untrained musicians and singers to provide a variety of musical styles and performances. Conduct rehearsals Sunday mornings, two evenings per month, and as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Select choir anthems, learn and review music for services and develop interpretations.
  • Prepare for rehearsals, including technical, musical, theological and performance difficulties of anthems and other worship music.
  • Manage music budget to build and maintain the music library.
  • Participate in Worship Committee meetings, as needed.
  • Collaborate with the organist.
  • Maintain communications with choir members.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Must have education and experience in music
Experience as a Choir Director is required
Skills as a pianist is highly desirable