Music Director Position

Part Time

Music is an integral part of Summerside Presbyterian’s life and worship.

As one of the leaders in the service of praise, the Director of Music shall be a Christ-centered individual willing to work in unison with the Minister, the Worship Team, choir and other Church staff. Through a balance of musical styles, the Director of Music will provide a variety of appropriate music to enrich worship services at Summerside Presbyterian Church.

Applications will be received at the church office.

Director of Music (Job Description)
Summerside Presbyterian Church

“The church lives to praise God.  We have no higher calling than to offer the worship that belongs to God day by day, Sunday by Sunday.” – (Living Faith 7.3.1)

Music is an integral part of Summerside Presbyterian’s life and worship.

As one of the leaders in the service of praise, the Director of Music shall be a Christ-centered individual willing to work in unison with the Minister, the Worship Team, choir and other Church staff. Through a balance of musical styles, the Director of Music will provide a variety of appropriate music to enrich worship services at Summerside Presbyterian Church.

This is part-time contract position with the anticipation that the individual will work an average of 6 hours per week. The Music Director is responsible to the Session through the Minister and the Church’s Worship Team.

In performing the duties associated with the position the Director of Music shall ensure that the following requirements are met:

Worship

  • To be an ex-officio member of the Worship Team.
  • To offer assistance to the Minister in the selection of congregational hymns
  • To research, plan, prepare and play music (prelude, offertory, postlude etc.) for the Sunday worship services, and special liturgical celebrations, including but not limited to, Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve
  • To maintain a suitable balance of musical styles to encourage and facilitate congregational singing
  • To encourage individuals of all ages to participate in the congregation’s music ministry.
  • To assist in finding a substitute accompanist when necessary.

Choir

  • To assist and encourage those involved in leading the music in worship services (i.e. choir, guests, praise bands, etc.)
  • Our choir has become accustomed to receiving midi files of music in advance of each service, allowing them to begin preparing at home. An ability to utilize midi files and other forms of technology will be considered an asset.
  • To work with the choir to select Ministries of Music that will enrich our worship and offer a balance of musical styles
  • To ensure that there will be time allotted prior to each service to go over the music for that day
  • To help in choir recruitment

Music Resource

  • To be a music resource person or consultant to the Minister, Session, the Worship Team and other Church bodies, including the Church school and the congregation
  • To develop and maintain a music library suitable for choir and congregational use.
  • To ensure that the sanctuary piano is tuned as needed
  • Professional Skills
  • Ability to play the piano is a necessity
    Ability to play a 2 manual, 18 stop Casavant organ will be considered an asset
  • Vocal and choral skills to train and conduct choir(s) with varied age and skill ranges of singers
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team player with the Minister and other staff
  • Ability to adapt quickly and easily to changing situations