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Director of Worship & Arts

  • Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
  • 03/07/19
  • Naperville, IL
  • 60540
  • Full-Time
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, a 2,500 member ELCA church located in Naperville, Illinois, has an exciting opportunity for a talented, organized and faith-filled individual to serve as our full-time Director of Worship and Arts. As a member of the Church's Executive Team, this individual would oversee all aspects of worship, music and special programs at two campuses. We are seeking an individual who would create worship experiences that fulfill our strategic mission of Knowing Jesus and Making Jesus Known. As well as creating an environment that is welcoming and transforming for both participants and members while maintaining the highest standards in the areas of music and worship.

We believe that the ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:
-Bachelor of Arts in Music or equivalent experience
-Strong Christian faith and an understanding of Lutheran theology
-Experience in recruiting and managing staff and volunteers as well as overseeing budgets
-Experience in directing both adult and youth choral groups
-Experience in recruiting participants and direct other worship groups (instrumentalists, bell choirs, vocal soloists and ensembles)
-Experience in conducting worship and program planning meetings and developing worship services and special programs to create meaningful and faith-filled experiences
-Experience in working with all age groups with a strong focus on youth

This position will report to the Churchs Senior Pastor and will be responsible to:
-Recruit, lead, manage and motivate full- and part-time church staff as well as lay leaders
-Balance traditional and contemporary worship styles through the various services
-Direct the primary adult choir as well as the high school youth choir
Integrate the worship and arts programs at both campuses as well provide outreach development
-Attend all services on a periodic basis to observe, listen, and evaluate the impact of the worship and arts programs on members and visitors
-Manage and coordinate the fundraising efforts and travel/tour programs for the high school choir

We are seeking a candidate who exhibits the following:
-A focus on the educational value of programs
-Ability to set and attain goals with measurable results
-Ability to assess and coordinate the current programs and staffing
-Ability to delegate and adapt to change
-Ability to negotiate and manage conflict
-Willingness to promote a team environment through collaboration with pastors, staff and lay leaders
-Strong organizational skills

The position will require a substantial number of evening and weekend hours as well as some out-of-town travel.

The candidate must possess a valid drivers license and will be required to undergo a thorough background screening.

Salary commensurate with experience. Please include your salary history with your resume.

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