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Choir Director

NATIVITY LUTHERAN CHURCH – Bend, OR

POSITION TITLE:

Choir Director

Date: June 24, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Choir Director shall be responsible for leading the Nativity Lutheran Church formal 11:00

Worship Services in praising God through music and strengthening the choir’s commitment to

our church’s mission to reach out to all people with the love of Jesus Christ.

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

• ability to form, motivate, train and direct a chancel choir

• capacity for musical expression of Lutheran theology

• ability to select appropriate choral music for liturgical, formal worship

• cooperative team player in a collaborative work environment

• working fluency with Lutheran liturgy and global hymnody

• ability to lead congregational song and response

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

The choir director orchestrates the musical side of worship, guiding and shaping the choir to

lead the congregation into full participation in sublime musical beauty. Specifically:

• Develop and lead the Chancel Choir, including selecting music in harmony with Lectionary

texts (resources are provided), conducting weekly Wednesday evening rehearsals,

conducting a choir anthem each Sunday from September into June.

• Facilitate communication with the choir and potential choir members to help build the

choir program at Nativity.

• Guide and direct the Chancel Choir to provide vocal leadership to congregational

participation in worship through hymnody, liturgy, psalmody and response.

• Assist in coordinating special music for summer services

• Evaluate the church’s music equipment and make recommendations for maintenance,

future replacement and/or additions.

• Present an annual budget for the music program of the 11:00 service.

• Develop and professionally maintain the choir library

• Maintain open communication with the pastor and 11:00 Worship Ministry Team.

• Prepare and conduct choir concerts in December and in the Spring.

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Accountable to the senior pastor

• Responsible to oversee the pianist for the Chancel Choir

• Work within the guidelines of Nativity’s Clear Communications Policy

and Employee Handbook.

More information about Nativity Lutheran can be found online at http://nativityinbend.com

 To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume  to Chris@nativityinbend.com

or by email or USPS to:

Nativity Lutheran Church

60850 Brosterhous Rd

Bend, OR 9770