Job Listing: Churches in Berkley Seeking Director of Music Ministries

Job Listing: Churches in Berkley Seeking Director of Music Ministries

(Job Listing, July 23, 2018)

Berkley, MI – Cana Lutheran and Drayton Presbyterian Churches are exploring new ways of “doing church.” We have begun a close partnership, sharing a welcoming church building located in Berkley, Michigan. Each congregation has its own Sunday service and Pastor. Both Cana Lutheran and Drayton Presbyterian, along with other Berkley churches and most notably, Greenfield Presbyterian Church, are sharing ministry and mission projects as we walk together in faith.

The Director of Music Ministries has recently retired. For this reason, Cana Lutheran and Drayton Presbyterian are working together to hire a new part-time director. Both congregations greatly value the role of music in deepening the worship experience and each congregation has a dedicated volunteer choir. The sanctuary houses a Yamaha baby grand piano and a pipe organ, both well maintained. The pipe organ, constructed by Hays Pipe Organ, with parts manufactured by the Erie Pipe Organ Company, has a bright, classical sound. The organ consists of 2 manuals and 18 ranks of pipes (660 pipes in all), a full pedal board, and a synthesizer system.

Position Description

The Director of Music Ministries directs, coordinates and/or performs music that is liturgically appropriate for Cana Lutheran and Drayton Presbyterian worship services with the guidance and approval of the Pastor(s).

The Director of Music Ministries is responsible for the music program. Duties include but are not limited to:

Working in tandem with Pastor(s) and staff to plan and execute the congregations’ missions/goals

Playing piano and organ

Directing and rehearsing choirs for Cana Lutheran and Drayton Presbyterian Sunday services

Preparing music/choirs for additional services during the Easter and Christmas seasons

Providing musical support for mid-week family worship service

Developing a ministry of music with children and youth

Serving as an ex officio member of Cana Lutheran and Drayton Presbyterian Worship and Music Committees

Ordering music and managing music acquisition budget

Maintaining music library

Scheduling substitutes with prior approval of Pastor(s)

Obtaining additional musicians when needed for special services in consultation with Worship and Music Committee representatives

Supervising maintenance of piano and organ and managing maintenance budget

Providing music for wedding or funeral services if requested and available


Bachelor’s degree in music, church music, or other related degree

At least 3 years of experience working in a church setting

Demonstrated knowledge of reformed theology, liturgical practice, and use of music in worship

Demonstrated skill and competency at the keyboard for organ and piano

Experience and competency directing volunteer adult singers

Interest and/or experience developing music programs for children and youth

Knowledge and appreciation of different styles of music

Willingness to incorporate existing contemporary music group and possible hand bell choir into services as appropriate (not responsible for musical direction of these groups)

Ability to work well with others and participate collegially with staff members, Pastors, and congregational leaders

Self-motivated and open to creativity

Available Sunday mornings, some week-day evenings and for weekly staff meeting

Special Note: The congregations are willing to offer the church organ and piano for private teaching. Continuing education and professional development funds would also be available.

Hours and Salary Range

20-25 hours/week

$22,000 – $27,000/year

Submission Information

Please submit your statement of interest and resume no later than Monday, September 17, 2018 to:

Scott Miller

Cana Lutheran and Drayton Presbyterian Churches

2119 Catalpa Drive

Berkley, MI 48072


OR via email to Scott Miller at

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