Music Director Needed

St John Lutheran Church, Zimmerman, MN, is looking for a Director of Music.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 *Lead both our traditional and contemporary services*Coordinate musicians and accompanists *Serve as main accompanist *Coordinate special music (soloists, Sunday School/Preschool singing, special groups, bell choir, adult/youth choirs, contemporary music, etc) *Attend weekly Sunday and Wednesday services *Attend monthly Worship & Music Committee meeting *Maintain music library, select and purchase music *Update church music licenses *Administrate budget for music ministry *Attend weekly meetings with pastor to coordinate worship services

Job qualifications:

The ideal candidate would possess the following:

*Understanding of the ELCA liturgy and liturgical music *Belief in the Christian faith *Ability to work in harmony with and direction of the pastor *Bachelor degree in music or equivalent in experience *Advanced degrees in certifications pertinent to the position a plus *Training in organ and piano, including experience and training in accompanying and hymn leading. Hand bells a plus *Training and experience in conducting *Strong communication skills *Experience in leading and organizing vibrant liturgical music as well as contemporary music style *Comfortable working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays *Understanding of copyright issues related to all music styles *Basic computer skills *General knowledge of sound systems

Interested applicants can send cover letter and resume to Pr Bob Rusert   or by mail to:

St John Lutheran Church

Attn: Pr. Bob Rusert

13045 Fremont Avenue

Zimmerman, MN 55398