St. Luke's

United Church of Christ




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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

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 or Music Chair, Patti McGuire at  The church Administrative Assistant is Mrs. Nanette Moore.  The church phone is 816-461-0302.