Director of Classic Music and Chancel Choir at First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame (Burlpres Church)
Burlingame, Ca

Purpose:    The Director of Classic Music and Chancel Choir will plan, prepare, and perform traditional Christian music with the Chancel Choir.

Supervision:    The Director of Classic Music and Chancel Choir is under the direct supervision of the Director of Worship Arts. He/She shall be responsible to Session through the Worship and Personnel Committees.Status:

This is a part-time exempt position without benefits.


  • Provide or arrange musical leadership for the Chancel Choir in Worship and seasonal concerts.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Worship Arts and Worship Planning Team weekly to oversee dramatic, musical and artistic aspects of the production of Sunday Worship
  • Oversee the efforts of paid and volunteer musicians, including the church Organist. Ensure a collaborative and collegial atmosphere
  • As needed, procure, and oversee the efforts of, other musicians including soloists;   instrumentalists; and Chancel Choir section leaders; all within established
  • Worship Personnel budget parameters.
    Assist choir members in achieving the correct tone, pitch, rhythm, tempo and harmony.
  • Oversee the selection of music for the Chancel Choir within the Worship budget.
    Create and distribute digital music rehearsal recordings to choir members.
  • Attend Staff meetings and Worship Committee Meetings.
  • The Director of Classic Music and Chancel Choir is expected to:
    Be a cooperative team member with the Director of Worship Arts.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Be supportive of burlpres church and its staff in all contacts with the membership, congregation and the general public.
  • Comply with the policies and procedures as noted in the most current burlpres employee handbook.
  • Oversee special musical projects as requested.


  • Deep familiarity of classic style worship music
  • Strong leadership and listening skills; Ability to lead choir rehearsals
  • Availability to conduct evening rehearsals once a week (approx 2 hours), attend Worship Planning meetings each week (approx 3 hours), and direct the choir at the Sunday morning service (approx 2 hours).
  • History of success growing and recruiting new musicians (both volunteer and professional)
  • Ability to innovate and bring creative concepts (strings quartet one week, organ the next, choir take a week off to feature soloists, cantatas, etc.)
  • A passion for sharing God’s love through music
  • Willingness to oversee  a childrens’ choir and/or supervise a Children’s Choir Director,  and assist with quarterly performances preferred
  • Piano/Keyboard proficiency preferred
  • ProPresenter and Planning Center software experience preferred


First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame (Burlpres Church)
1500 Easton Dr 1500 Easton Dr
Burlingame, California 94010


Stacy Nawrocki


Burlingame, Ca
Job type
Part Time
negotiable (around 20)
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Church Ministry