St. Luke's

United Church of Christ

 

 

 

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JOB OPENING - CONDUCTOR

St. Luke's United Church of Christ of Independence, Missouri is accepting resumes for the position of Conductor.  It is a permanent, part-time position which offers salary commensurate with experience and comparable with music community standards.  This position provides a vital ministry to our choirs and congregation.  Although our history is very traditional, there is an expressed desire to investigate a more blended music program.   We have enjoyed a myriad of different music experiences and wish to continue exploring additional avenues.


At this time our church has a chancel choir, bell choir and children's music activities.  The bells consist of five octaves of bells and three octaves of hand chimes.  St. Luke's has a large library of both choral and bell music.  The chancel and bell choirs both meet for rehearsal on Wednesday evenings at this time. 


Qualifications: The Conductor shall possess the following qualifications:

·        A high school diploma

·        Educational course work in music

·        Experience in directing  music programs, church experience preferred

·        Proficient in reading music and directing choirs and musical performances

·        A creative and positive attitude

·        Ability to self-direct

·        A reliable, trustworthy work ethic

·        Ability and interest in working with children
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Job Responsibilities: The Conductor’s basic function is to direct choirs for rehearsals and worship services at St. Luke’s UCC church.  Responsibilities include:

1.      Music at Worship Services

·        In coordination with the Pastor, select appropriate choral and/or handbell music for each worship service.

·        Work closely with the Pastor and the Music Committee in the area of planning and leading the choirs.

·        Purchase necessary music and supplies and secure instrumental and/or vocal soloists within the annual budget.

2.      Chancel Choir

·        Lead the Chancel Choir during their regular performance season from Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day.

·        In coordination with the Organist/Pianist, rehearse weekly with the choir.

3.      Handbell Choir

·        Lead the Handbell Choir during the regular performance season from Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day.

·        Rehearse weekly with the choir.

4.      Children’s Music

·        Lead a short music time with the children during the opening of Sunday School each week.


Resumes or questions can be forwarded to Rev. E. Paul Emily at pastor@stlukesuccindep.org or Music Chair, Patti McGuire at pattimc49@gmail.com.  The church Administrative Assistant is Mrs. Nanette Moore.  The church phone is 816-461-0302.