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Position Description – Temporary Director of Music (part-time) from 6/15/20 through 8/15/20
Weekly Time Commitment: around 15 hours per week
Compensation: $2,000 for the duration of the sabbatical, plus the potential for housing in a parishioner’s home for the duration.
Overview
Bradley Hills is seeking a skilled, creative Temporary Director of Music to inspire us, challenge us and help adults and children grow in their worship of God while our Director of Music, Matthew Robertson, is on sabbatical.
 
Expectations
Bradley Hills has a long history of fine music (including a Holtkamp sanctuary organ, a Taylor & Boody Continuo Organ, and many fine pianos), which is greatly valued by the congregation.  As such, the Temporary Director of Music will be expected to share his/her/their gifts to:
  • Work alongside the pastors to lead the congregation in the worship of God through music
  • Play organ and piano, recruit and shepherd volunteer musicians, direct choirs and bring out the musical expressions within the congregation
  • Be open, creative and flexible in worship planning
  • Engage and encourage the participation of the wide range of musical talents of children, youth and adults within the congregation
  • Report to the Head of Staff and work closely with other staff, lay leaders and other building users 
Responsibilities
The Temporary Director of Music Ministries will:
  • Play organ and lead music for Sunday services: one traditional service at 10:00 a.m. (with organ) in coordination with the pastors. 
  • Rehearse, direct and accompany the Intergenerational Choir 2-3 times over the summer.
  • Plan music for the summer.
  • Develop opportunities for varied musical participation, potentially including Taize service(s), summer youth/children's choir, summer bell choir, hymn sings, etc. 
  • Plan and perform music for memorial services and weddings as needed (for additional compensation)
  • Help organize the Bradley Hills Presents Concert Series.
Personal
  • Christian, Reformed/Presbyterian preferred
  • Strong team player, flexible and creative, with pastoral presence 
Knowledge and Skills
  • An excellent organist who is skilled at leading congregational singing and in the performance of repertoire.
  • Flexibility in planning and appreciation for how different people worship through music
  • Desire to lead worship with a variety of musical selections and styles
  • A pastoral sense of enhancing congregational participation and involvement with music
  • Choral conducting training and experience directing choirs is preferred
  • Passion to teach
  • Outstanding organ and piano skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Reasonable technological abilities for communication and administrative purposes
  • Enthusiasm and tools to lead music programs for children and youth.  Experience preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree or enrollment in a bachelor’s degree in music is strongly preferred.
Administrative/Programming Requirements
The Temporary Director of Music Ministries will be a key member of the larger church worship planning team.  He/she/they will work with the pastors and staff on worship planning and with lay ministries to shape and inform the church’s music-related programs.  Staff responsibilities of the Temporary Director of Music include:
  • Participating in weekly staff meetings to discuss and plan church activities
  • Handling the administrative duties that come with leading a music program, including scheduling rehearsals, and programming music for services
  • Attending monthly, evening worship and arts lay ministry meetings
  • Helping coordinate the use of the building by outside musical groups with the office manager
To apply for the Temporary Director of Music Ministries position, please send resume (required), references (required) and any recommendation letters or music recordings (recommended) to Matthew Robertson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019.