First Presbyterian Church (FPC) of Waunakee is a thriving, intergenerational church just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. Our congregation is known for being warm, caring and inviting. FPC has strong music and youth programs, thriving mission work, and scripture-based teaching.
Adult Choir Director with optional Music and Worship Coordinator
The First Presbyterian Church of Waunakee is looking for an Adult Choir Director to start in late August of 2023 through the end of May 2024. The choir currently rehearses on Wednesday evenings and sings twice per month at one Sunday morning service. The director will select and coordinate the music as well as collaborate with the senior pastor in preparation for Sunday worship. The director will work with the Music & Worship Coordinator and Joyful Noise director (instrumental ensemble) in preparation of Sunday worship as well as the Christmas Eve and Easter service and any special services where the choir would be needed. This position is 10 hours per week at $25-$35/hour, depending on experience.
The director should have experience and training in directing a choir as well as vocal skills and vocal teaching skills. Piano skills preferred. The director should have experience in music selection and knowledge of traditional and contemporary sacred choral music, good organizational skills, the ability to work positively and supportively with volunteer musicians, church staff and church members. Potential candidates will be expected to rehearse the choir for their second interview.
This position also has the option of being the Music & Worship Coordinator. This would be an additional 10-15 hours per week and involves enlisting a wide variety of musicians from our church and the area (vocalists, instrumentalist, organists, pianists) to perform at Sunday services (or special services like Christmas and Easter) where the choir or Joyful Noise are not scheduled. This person works closely with the senior pastor, pastor’s office assistant, business administrator, church staff and Worship & Music Elder to carry out the schedule, direction, decision-making and role of the church music program. This person should be willing and able to reach out to church, community and area music resources. Other duties include payment of hired musicians, scheduling and maintaining maintenance of the church pianos and historic 1891 Schuelke organ.
A full job description is available here. An Application is available here.
Questions should be directed to Sam Robinson, Music & Worship Coordinator, First Presbyterian Church of Waunakee: firstname.lastname@example.org 608-949-9450. Application Deadline: June 15, 2023
Children’s Ministry Volunteers
Are you someone who likes to work with kids, plan events like Trunk or Treat or the Easter Trail? Do you enjoy working in the background to make events successful or just want to have a great time praising God? Children’s Ministry is looking for you! We have several areas in need of volunteers! Follow the link below to find service areas that might interest you. If you have any questions please contact Patricia Coley, Director Of Children’s Ministry at email@example.com.
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