Music Leader

/Music Leader

Calvin Presbyterian Church


Calvin is currently seeking a part-time Music Leader to enhance congregational worship through music leadership. The successful candidate will lead congregational singing, accompany church choirs, and support the worship service with appropriate musical offerings.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate with the Minister in planning, preparing and playing of music appropriate to each service of worship
  • Provide organ and piano music in a professional manner for all worship services and all seasonal and special services
  • Select, rehearse, lead and accompany the music sung by the choir(s) at services of worship or throughout the year. Lead weekly choir practices.
  • Encourage the musical talents and participation of members of the congregation through organizing and coordinating special musical offerings, including soloists and instrumentalists
  • Arrange for qualified substitute organist or pianist to cover absences
  • Attend meetings of the Worship Committee
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of all musical instruments
  • Prepare an annual music budget. Oversee the music library and work within budget limitations with respect to additions/changes
  • Maintain the necessary records for the reproduction license held by the church. Ensure compliance with Session policy regarding the use of copyright protected material

Preferred skills and qualifications include:

  • The ability to play the organ and piano for church service including preludes, offertories, postludes and for accompaniment of hymns, soloists, etc.
  • An understanding of the church sufficient to select appropriate music for worship
  • Choral experience
  • The ability and willingness to perform a variety of musical styles that includes both traditional and contemporary
  • The ability to work collaboratively with the Minister, staff members, and congregational leaders
  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and will be based on 10 hours per week.

To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume to marion_reid [at] yahoo [dot] ca no later than Sep 22, 2017. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

2017-09-13T15:11:37+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Music Leader