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Job Openings

ELCA congregations and other ministry partners are welcome to submit brief job postings to the synod website. Please help us to be a useful resource for congregations and job seekers by notifying us promptly when a position has been filled. If no deadline is given, job listings will be removed after one month. To post a job opening, email chloe.ahlf@spas-elca.org and include the following information: congregation, address of congregation, job title & description, contact information for application, and specification of full- or part-time work. Please use the format listed below as best as possible.

Adult Choir Director

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Saint Paul
Part-time

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in St. Paul is seeking an Adult Choir Director to conduct the Adult Choir from September through May. Weekly Sunday worship service (10 am), with Sunday morning rehearsal (9 am) and Wednesday evening rehearsal (7 pm), and seasonal worship services (Christmas/Holy Week). Part-time position (ca. 8 hours/week). Music degree/vocal/choral conducting experience preferred; knowledge of Lutheran liturgy and diverse musical styles preferred. Keyboard proficiency and/or additional instrument desirable. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume & references to Pastor James Erlandson at jameserlandson@msn.com.

Choir Director – Pre-K through Grade 3

St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church
Saint Paul
Part-time

The purpose of the Pre-K through Grade 3 Choir Director position is to direct two choirs (Alleluia [age 4-K] and Joy [grade 1 – grade 3]) and to collaborate with the Choir School program, build curriculum for the age groups assigned, and help develop students both in their faith development and their musical development. This Director works collaboratively with the Director of Worship and Music, other choir directors, and the Worship, Music, and Arts (WMA) Commission to craft the Choir School to meet the needs of the congregation, students, and parents, in accordance with the Lutheran tradition. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music, music education, education, or related field is preferred. Experience with Musikgarten, Solfege, and/or Orff is preferred. Experience as a choir director, choir director of young children, music educator, early childhood educator, or similar position. For complete job description, or to apply, Please submit a cover letter and resume to Paula Carter, Church Administrator, at paula@saplc.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Director of Youth and Family Ministry

Normandale Lutheran
Edina
Full-time

Normandale Lutheran Church is seeking a director with high organization, planning, and ministry skill to be the key leader to the congregation in establishing, organizing, and executing an over-arching a vision of programming for Christian ministry to, with, and for Normandale middle-senior high youth and families. The work, focus, and goal of this position is to oversee and facilitate that youth and families will be welcomed, encouraged, taught, and led to discover the revelation of Jesus Christ in the concrete lived, learned, and witnessed experience in and with the entire congregation, in the community of their peers, and individually at Normandale Lutheran Church. A full job description can be found here (PDF). Gauranteed reviewal of applications submitted by July 6, 2015, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit cover letter and resume to charlie@normluth.org.

Children’s Choir Director - Praise Singers

St. John's Lutheran
Lakeville
Part-time

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lakeville, MN, is accepting applications for the position of Praise Singers Director (singers in Grades 7-12). This is a paid position, part-time, August through May. Responsibilities include weekly Wednesday evening 45 minute rehearsals (September – May), directing the choir in leading worship two Sunday morning services per month plus festival services, assistance in providing solo and ensemble music for services, attendance at the monthly full music staff planning meetings, a working knowledge of voice technique and education, keyboard skills, and familiarity with the liturgical year are preferred. Download job description here (PDF).  Email your letter of application plus resume to Deborah Helland at greggndeb@frontiernet.net.

Application Deadline:
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Children’s Ministry Director

St. John's Lutheran
Lakeville
Part-time

St. John’s Lutheran Church is accepting applications for the position of Children’s Ministry Director. This is a part-time paid position, 10 months of the year. Responsibilities include acting as the primary staff person working with Sunday morning Firelight Sunday School (3-yr-olds through 4th grade) and acting as primary staff person working with Wednesday evening Ablaze education program (grades 5-6). The position is not ordained, but requiring a strong personal faith in Jesus Christ. Education/religion majors preferred. Download a complete job description here (PDF). Email your letter of application plus resume to Judy Nyssen at judy@sjlcl.org.

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 31, 2015

Director of Worship and Music

Woodlake Lutheran
Richfield
Part-time

Woodlake Lutheran Church is looking for a collaborative director of Worship and Music. The Director will: develop and work with the worship planning team and pastors for all services; direct, rehearse and/or coordinate all ensembles; oversee the work of all musicians; work alongside other staff and lay volunteers collaboratively and strategically. Please see the full description available here (PDF). To apply, please provide a cover letter, resume, and references as described in the full job description. For more information, please contact Intentional Interim Director of Worship, Music and Stewardship, Timothy Siburg at timothy.siburg@gmail.com.

Director of Worship and Music Ministry

St. John's Lutheran
Minneapolis
Part-time

Specific experience will include a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis in choral or instrumental conducting or demonstrated experience in both. Significant experience on keyboards is recommended; leading worship and coordinating music groups is required. The candidate must be able to work well with all staff, volunteers, and musicians of all abilities to further this congregation’s ministry. A complete job description can be found here (PDF) or at www.stjohnsmpls.orgTo apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to MusicSearch@stjohnsmpls.org.

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 10, 2015

Children’s Choir Director

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Roseville
Part-time

The Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Roseville, MN seeks a children’s choir director. The person desired would work with children 1st through 8th grade, would need to be available for weekly Wednesday rehearsals and on the Sundays in which they lead worship. The person desired would work to select music related to the lectionary and the church year. A piano proficiency is necessary to lead the rehearsal independently. If interested please contact Pastor Tim Bernard at tbernard@lcrelca.org or at 651-484-1292.

Senior High Youth Ministry Director

Servant of Christ Lutheran Church
Champlin
Part-time

Servant of Christ Lutheran in Champlin is a vibrant healthy congregation looking for a person to direct our Senior High School Ministry. We have approximately 40-50 students in each grade. We are looking to build a stronger small group and retreat ministry. Many of the building blocks are in place. For more information please contact Pastor Eric Walbolt at pastorhook@servantofchrist.com.

Director of Youth and Adult Faith Formation

Ezekiel Lutheran Church
River Falls, WI
Full-time

The Director of Youth and Adult Faith Formation will be responsible for leading ministries to middle and senior high youth and their families, as well as college age students, young adults and other adults, equipping the congregation in developing an intergenerational, networked faith model, so that together young and old might grow in “Following Jesus, Living Faith Overflowing with Love” The Director will be personally and enthusiastically committed to this purpose. A position description and job application for this full-time, salaried position can be found at www.ezekiellutheran.org/about/careers or email pmoe@ezekiellutheran.orgApplications accepted until filled.

Director of Worship & Music Ministries

Bethlehem
Bayport
Part-time

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, ELCA, Bayport, MN, part-time Director of Worship and Music, 25 hours/week, including organ/piano, choir direction, handbells, worship planning. Additional compensation for weddings and funerals. Complete job description can be found at www.bethlehemstar.org. To apply, send cover letter and resume to rich.larson@bethlehemstar.org.

Application Deadline:
Saturday, August 1, 2015

Executive Director

ARC Retreat Community
Stanchfield, MN
Full-time

ARC is currently seeking an Executive Director to be one of five stipended volunteers who live on-site and to offer as their ministry the gift of hospitality to guests. The Executive Director is responsible for the fulfillment of its vision and mission; leads marketing, fundraising and public relations; has oversight of all aspects of the administration of ARC; partners with the Operations Manager to ensure the smooth running of the retreat center and is a member of the residential community at ARC. Find more information about ARC at www.arcretreat.org. Send Resumes to ARC Board Member Rebecca Blakey at rebeccablakeyarc@gmail.com.

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 31, 2015

Administrative Assistant

House of Prayer Lutheran
Richfield
Full-time

House of Prayer is interviewing for the position of Administrative Assistant. For this position a high school diploma is required but a higher education degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will have work experience in church office operations and/or 2-4 years administrative support experience. He/she will be proficient with office technology and equipment, and have effective verbal and written communication skills. This position requires a candidate who has the ability to manage time, and organize and prioritize tasks with little supervision. He/she must also have strong interpersonal skills that support a team environment. Salary commensurate with experience. For a more complete job description go to www.house-of-prayer.com. Interested individuals should send a resume with cover letter to Monica Dorow, HR chair, at monicadorow@gmail.com.

Organist/Accompanist

Christ the King
White Bear Lake
Part-time

Christ the King in White Bear Lake is a congregation that finds life and joy in both traditional and contemporary worship styles and greatly values its music ministries. CTK is seeking an organist and pianist to lead traditional worship services, accompany our very active choir and play for occasional funerals and weddings. The position includes both leading worship and attending Wednesday evening choir rehearsals. Previous worship leadership experience and/or music degree desired, but not required. Send resume and cover letter to Pastor Jennifer Hackbarth at pastorjennifer@ctkwbl.org.

Coordinator for Youth Ministries

St. Philip's
Hastings
Part-time

St. Philip's Lutheran in Hastings, MN is hiring a part-time (25 hr/week) Coordinator for Youth Ministries. Job responsibilities include: Organize, manage, and supervise youth activities and education with help from volunteers, including parents; With the Senior Pastor, organize and participate in the various milestones for grades 9 – 12th to include confirmation celebrations and graduation; Plan and organize summer mission and faith building trips, including recruitment of students, fundraising, training of students and adult leaders; Register youth and families for confirmation, recruit and educate volunteers to support the youth ministries program, prepare financial budgets, encourage congregational members in youth ministries, and develop one-to-one faith based relationships with youth and their families. Preferred 4 year degree with some Christian Ministry training. Previous experience managing volunteers preferred. Email a cover letter and resume to Pastor Ralph Olson at splc@stphilipshastings.com.

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 31, 2015

Director of Faith Formation

Hope Lutheran
Minneapolis
Part-time

Hope Lutheran Church, a pastoral sized congregation off Cedar Avenue near Lake Nokomis is seeking a spiritual leader to enter into the lives of children, youth and families in the faith formation journey. Our mission is to connect people to Jesus Christ and one another. This journey includes providing vision, leadership and coordination not only to young people but to congregational faith events as well. Working with a team approach within realistic expectations of the hours, this position will report to the pastor and will lead and equip the congregation in helping others grow and develop their talents and strengths to serve. A full job description can be found here (PDF). Interested persons should submit a resume to personnel@hopempls.org.

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 31, 2015

Choral Accompanist

Amazing Grace
Inver Grove Heights
Part-time

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church of Inver Grove Heights is seeking an accompanist for both a children’s choir and an adult choir. Accompanist will attend weekly choir rehearsals, and accompany the choirs during two Sundays per month, and special services during Christmas, Lent and Easter. See full description (PDF). To apply, submit resume and cover letter to the Rev. Chris Becker at cbecker@aglcigh.org.

Application Deadline:
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Contemporary Music Ministry Director

Servant of Christ Lutheran
Champlin
Part-time

Servant of Christ Lutheran Church in Champlin is seeking a Contemporary Music Ministry Director. This is a half-time position up to 20 hours per week. Servant of Christ has a long history of excellent contemporary worship. The preferred candidate would have previous experience along with excellent piano/keyboard or guitar skills. The position involves planning worship sets and rehearsing the worship team and leading worship at our second service each Sunday. For more information please contact Pastor Eric Walbolt at Pastorhook@servantofchrist.com or (763) 427-5070  For a full job description please see the music link on the church website www.servantofchrist.comApplications will be received through July 31 or until position is filled.

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 31, 2015

Youth Minister

St. Luke
Cottage Grove
Full-time

St. Luke is a congregation with a rich history in youth and family ministry committed to exploring innovative approaches to youth ministry. Located 15 minutes southeast of downtown St. Paul, Cottage Grove is one of the fastest growing areas in the Twin Cities. The primary responsibility of the Youth Minister will be to plan, develop and implement education, worship, service and social experiences to nurture youth between 6th and 12th grade in the faith. Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume and (3) professional references to Sr. Pastor Eric Elkin at ericelkin@StLukeCG.com. Application deadline will be August 1, 2015.

Application Deadline:
Saturday, August 1, 2015

Hand Bell Director

Salem Lutheran
West Saint Paul
Part-time

Salem Lutheran in South St. Paul is a lively, growing congregation with a vibrant handball ministry that spans from age 4 through adult. We are currently searching for an individual who could director both our experienced adult bell choir and a large group of youth and adults of wide-ranging abilities who play in our learner choir. Rehearsals are on Wednesday night. The choirs ring in worship three Sunday mornings a month. A full job description can be found here (PDF). Send letter of interest and resume to Kay Tellekson at ktellek@aol.com.