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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • 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

Address

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

Contact

Stacy Nawrocki
415-740-4499
snawrocki@burlpres.org

Website

burlpres.church

Location
Burlingame, Ca
Job type
Part Time
Posted
Hours/week
negotiable (around 20)
Pay rate
negotiable
Ordained position
No
Exempt status
Exempt
Skills
Music/Arts
Industries
Church Ministry