Holy Trinity Lutheran Church January 2021 Position Announcement
Director of Music Ministry
HOLY TRINITY’S MISSION STATEMENT:
Called by God’s grace to share the Good News, we are the hands of Christ: opened in love, joined in worship, offered in service, reaching for justice.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is an ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) congregation located in Port Angeles, Washington on the North Olympic Peninsula. The congregation, founded in 1894, has been a significant part of the rural community of greater Port Angeles, comprising approximately 30,000 people. Music has been a central part of the ministry of this congregation throughout its history.
Holy Trinity’s sanctuary has some of the best acoustics on the Olympic Peninsula. Our Church regularly hosts the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra’s chamber concerts as well as recitals for students and visiting musical artists of all kinds. We provide high quality instruments for our music ministry. Our Bond-built pipe organ was updated and doubled in size to 36 ranks in 2009. A superb Steinway “B” seven-foot grand piano is also used in worship. HTLC owns four octaves of Malmark handbells.
The Director of Music Ministry will collaborate with our pastoral staff to create in-person and virtual worship services, choosing and integrating hymns, music and liturgy as appropriate to the church season and the bible texts of the day. The Director will conduct our senior choir and occasional instrumental groups, and will develop children’s and youth music activities. The Director will lead the congregation in song, encouraging enthusiasm for worship, and fostering faith and community.
An applicant for this position will typically hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree of Music, of Arts in Music, or Music Education degree; will have professional experience as an organist and pianist in a congregational setting; and will have accomplishments in choral conducting. The position is for 30 hours per week with benefits. Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.
The salary range is $28,800 -$40,320.
Please supply to our search committee a letter of application concerning your training and experience. Also please have three letters of recommendation sent. We welcome any materials that support your application, such as programs, bulletins, recordings of organ, piano, choral performances. Application deadline is February 28, 2021.
Music Ministry Search Committee
Co-Chairs: Don Corson, Sharon Fritschler
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Avenue, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Please click on the link to download the Director of Music Ministry, Position Announcement.