Director of Music

Website Knox Presbyterian Church

What You’ll Be Doing
As a member of the leadership team at Knox Presbyterian Church, Milton, the Director of Music will be required to lead the musical portion of a thoroughly blended worship service, and expand the music ministry. The candidate will possess an adaptable skill set and leadership capabilities, which will enable the music ministry to grow.

How You’ll Succeed

  • Provide leadership, vision, and passion for Knox in the area of music worship ministries that is in line with the overall vision and mission of our church.
  • Coordinate with the Pastor to create and lead the musical components of a well-planned Sunday morning worship service. This includes leading the music for the Sunday Worship services, recruiting and developing more talent for the existing worship team/choir and scheduling vocalists for anthems/solos when applicable.
  • Conduct regular weekly choir and music rehearsals one evening per week and before church on Sunday morning from September to June and when unable to lead them, arrange for an appropriate substitute leader. During rehearsals, the aim is to coach both the musicians and choir to prepare a quality worship service and develop new music to be introduced to the congregation in future services.
  • Encourage and teach Knox’s congregation new hymns/songs during worship services.
  • Attend a weekly staff meeting with the Pastor, and participate in the planning and implementation of church programs that will fulfill the mission and vision of the church.
  • Work with the Christian Educator in planning, implementing and leading music for special events outside of Sunday worship services including supporting the  children’s ministry and helping with Vacation Bible School (VBS),generally held one week during the summer.
  • If requested, coordinate with the accompanist to provide special music for weddings or funerals or recommend a suitable musician. This duty is outside of regular duties and compensation would be made.

Who You Are

  • You have a strong and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and are an active participant in your Christian faith as part of a church community.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and competency in leading worship, choirs, vocalists and musicians.
  • Proven strong vocal ability in choral and contemporary worship settings.
  • Natural leader adept at collaborating with others within the congregation.
  • Experience or willingness to work with individuals of all ages (children, teens and adults).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid organizational and problem-solving capabilities.

What You Need to Know

The Music Director reports to Session at Knox and it is anticipated that the duties associated with this position will require approximately 10 hours per week. Working hours are generally Thursday night from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for Choir Practice and 9:30 to 12:00 noon for Worship Service. The nature of the position will occasionally require mutually agreed upon evening and weekend work.

Work is generally performed at Knox Presbyterian Church, 170 Main St. E., Milton, Ontario.

Who we are
At Knox Presbyterian Milton we experience together the power of God through biblically-based worship where we can praise Him unreservedly with music. Our mission statement at Knox is to share Christ with others and our vision is to be a community church where all are welcomed and included. Our cross-generational worship service features a blend of traditional and contemporary music accompanied by the organ, guitars, drums and/or piano. We have an accomplished accompanist for the piano and organ. Our music team as
introduced a variety of songs to increase our multilingual and multicultural music reflecting the diversity of our community. We believe music is important and lifts the soul during the service.

To apply for this job email your details to knox@knoxmilton.com