We need to hire qualified people for the following teaching positions for the summer of 2022:
Musical Director / Composer – Help students with lyric writing of songs for original musical and compose simple melodies based on student input. Musically direct the show once it is written, and accompany performances. 9:00 – 4:00, Monday – Friday, June 27th – July 15th, shows on July 15th & 16th
All camp faculty should be energetic, creative, and enjoy working with children! Campers are ages 9 – 16, and lots of fun. For more info about the camp, please visit our website at www.smcds.org/tasm
St. Michael's Country Day School Theatre Camp
180 Rhode Island Ave, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 849-5970 x342
Director of Music Ministry Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide music and leadership of vocalists and musicians at all regularly scheduled Sunday morning worship services.
~ St. James currently offers one Sunday morning (both in-person and live-streamed) 9am worship service
~ St. James may resume two services per Sunday (one contemporary at 9am, one traditional at 11am)
~ Provide music and leadership for all services on the following days: Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday
~ Up to two (2) additional services per year, to be decided upon mutually
The Director of Music Ministry will have right of first refusal in regards to providing music at all weddings and funerals held within the church. Compensation for weddings and funerals will be coordinated with couples, families, etc.
Participate with Pastor, Church Council, and other leaders in facilitating congregational goals and committing to overall vision of St. James, assuming responsibility for tasks as mutually agreed upon.
Collaborate with the Worship and Music Team, Technology Team, Pastor, and Worship Musicians/Vocalists in preparing, selecting, rehearsing, and leading music for all weekly and special worship services of the congregation.
Attend a regularly scheduled Worship and Music Team meeting and work with the W&M Team, Pastor, and other congregational teams for short and long-term planning.
Lead regular rehearsals of all music groups at St. James. Rehearsal schedule will be
determined by the Director of Music Ministry in cooperation with all groups and the Worship and Music Team.
Engage with members of the congregation and church community to recruit, coach, and encourage participation from all age groups and abilities in the music programming of St. James. Coach and mentor newer members, as well as challenge and strengthen the skills of seasoned singers and musicians.
Oversee purchase of music and music supplies, hiring of instrumental and vocal soloists (as needed). The Worship and Music Team shall approve all expenditures.
Participate in planning the annual budget for the music program. Maintain the music library, supervise the regular maintenance, tuning, and repairs of all instruments (organ, piano, etc.). Maintain all music and copyright licenses, including all relevant documentation and reporting associated.
Maintain professional competency by practicing, performing, and attending continuing educational opportunities.
The Director of Music Ministry will report to the Worship and Music Team, Church Council, and Pastor.
Skills and Qualifications:
Demonstrated competency and skill at the keyboard (piano and organ), working knowledge of other instruments; Bachelor’s degree in music preferred
Demonstrated knowledge of liturgical practice and use of music (emphasis upon
Contemporary music) in worship
Ability to work well with others and participate collegially with congregation members, Pastor and congregational leaders
Experience directing a variety of age groups, musical styles, and musical ensembles; open to growing congregational participation
Familiarity with audio & visual technologies
Position is 10-15 hours per week, salaried; expected range between $15,000 and
$22,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience
Paid vacation starting at 2 weeks per year (mutual agreement with Pastor and Worship Team Leader on dates)
1 paid week of continuing education with $500 allowance for education/training
To apply, please email resume and cover letter.
St. James Lutheran Church
Joanna King, Parish Administrator
49 Middle Hwy. Barrington, RI 02806