Director of Music
We are seeking a part-time Director of Music (20-25 hours/week) who will work collaboratively with the clergy, lay staff and parishioners to carry out the music ministries of this vibrant parish. St. Paul’s is committed to the breadth and depth of the Anglican musical tradition and, at the same time, desires to broaden our representation and diversity of music. The Director of Music will lead the Adult Choir, collaborate with the Organist/Director of Music Emeritus, and supervise the Music Staff, including the Director of Music for Children and Youth, the Handbell Choir Director, and the Carillonneur. The Director of Music will nurture and grow our music ministry by encouraging the sharing of musical gifts, and encouraging the spiritual growth of the congregation and the community through music.
St. Paul’s Instruments Include:
- Holtkamp Pipe Organ – 61 ranks, 3 manuals, 46 stops
- Hradetzky Pipe Organ – 25 ranks, 2 manuals, 22 stops
- Slajch Organ Positive
- Three pianos, electric keyboard, harpsichord, timpani set
- Schulmerich Handbells – 5 octaves; Yamaha Handchimes – 4 octaves
- Carillon – 25 bells, 2 octaves plus practice carillon
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is a large parish, blessed with a variety of talent and resources. We strive to love God and one another, to grow in our faith, and to allow our faith to lead how we live our lives. We are a warm, caring, inclusive church family. Our services and programs nourish us spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. Our music and the arts are transcendent. We care with our heads, hearts, and hands for our surrounding community.
We seek a Director of Music who has advanced proficiency in choral and instrumental conducting, has leadership, organization, and worship planning skills, and who is familiar with the Episcopal Church’s music, traditions, theology, and practices. Our ideal candidate loves God, thrives as part of a team, and has a sense of humor. He/she demonstrates an understanding that worship is not a performance, but a choreographed expression of praise to God.
The Director of Music reports to the Rector. To begin the conversation, please send a letter of interest with your resume and a recent video recording demonstrating choral conducting to the Rector, The Rev. Jeanne Leinbach at firstname.lastname@example.org.