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Director of Music

Living Waters Lutheran Church
4.5 out of 5
1808 Miller Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
From $23 an hour - Part-time


1808 Miller Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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  • Paid time off

Full job description

Living Waters is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are a diverse group of people from many walks of life who seek to live out our mission statement, “Sharing the grace of Christ,” by experiencing, recognizing, and spreading God’s healing, forgiveness, and love. We welcome all God's children, including diversity across ages, races, nationalities, occupations, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

TITLE: Director of Music

Purpose of Position: Plans and coordinates the music program to facilitate the full and active participation of the congregation in the liturgical life of the church. Reports to: Pastor

Start date: ASAP

Job Requirements: Bachelor’s of Music/Arts or equivalent experience. Piano proficiency. Arranging ability and skills on multiple contemporary instruments preferred. Familiarity with Lutheran order of worship and liturgy a plus, but not required.

Term: Average 15 hours per week. Salaried: $18,000 annually. No Benefits. Position will be evaluated after 90 days.


1. Select hymns/music for the worship service(s). Forward selected music to Office Manager on the 15th of the previous month for the upcoming month.

2. Provide instrumental and vocal leadership at the piano for the worship service(s) including approximately 5 minutes of prelude and 5 minutes of postlude.

3. Lead, supervise and develop the praise band and other musical ensembles (e.g., vocal ensembles, instrumental ensembles, etc.)

4. Recruit musicians and vocalists from within the congregation, plan music for all services, and rehearse the praise band and other ensembles.

5. Seek out and lead the praise band's participation in outreach activities (e.g., Independence Day Parade).

6. Work with the pastor to develop worship services to fulfill the Mission Statement of Living WatersLutheran Church.

7. Serve on the worship ministry team to enhance the worship experience through art, themes, and music

8. Provide musicians with necessary materials for worship including sheet music/lead sheets.

9. Improve and grow the repertoire of music for our congregation.

10. Encourage and assist in the development of musicians and singers within the congregation.

11. Coordinate a schedule of tuning and maintenance of piano.

12. Must be available for special services: Lent, Advent, Christmas, Easter and any other deemed necessaryby the Pastoral Staff.

13. Coordinate music for weddings and funerals where piano is requested. (Additionally Compensated)

14. Carry out other duties as requested by the pastor and staff.

15. Maintain all musical equipment including the soundboard, amplifiers, microphones, keyboard, drum setand cords.

16. Attend meetings as requested by the Pastor.

17. Help to provide media support for all Sunday services, including preparing Pro-presenter slides

18. Set up the building for worship (unlock, turn on lights etc.), on Sunday morning, prior to service at thetime designated by the Pastor.

19. Continue the development of their own musical knowledge and abilities to further their work at LivingWaters Lutheran Church.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $23.00 per hour

Expected hours: 15 per week


  • Paid time off


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location: In person