Aylmer Baptist Church Published: September 6, 2022
Location
153 John Street South, Aylmer, ON N5H 2C6

Job Type
Category
Permanent Position
Yes
Number of Hours per Week
10-14
Salary Range (optional)
commensurate with experience
Country
Canada

Description

Aylmer Baptist Church is seeking a Music Director who is a creative team player. The successful candidate has a passion for music and their faith; and an understanding of the importance of worship music in a congregational setting. 

Overview of Church and Community

Aylmer is a small town in Southwestern Ontario, 15 minutes from St. Thomas and 30 minutes from London. Aylmer Baptist Church has a strong tradition of community involvement. Our church aspires to have a blended worship service incorporating hymns and contemporary music. Our church is blessed with a 3-manual Casavant Freres organ, a grand piano, 10-1 2 member SATB choir and a 3-octave bell choir. 

Church Purpose | Mission Statement

Walking in Love, Leading Christ-inspired Lives 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Music, or equivalent experienced pianist. Experience with music ministry leadership. 

Ability to: 

  • foster a love for music in others 
  • lead, support and motivate musical contributors of all ages, skill levels and instruments 
  • take direction from others, e.g. pastor or church leadership 
  • produce high quality musical presentations 
  • utilize blended worship music, to contribute to an inclusive and progressive style of worship. 

Role and Responsibilities

Lead and facilitate the music ministry at ABC by actively contributing to planning (in consultation with Pastor and Worship Planning Committee) and presentation of the worship service. 

  • Participate and cooperate with the pastor, the tech team and the Worship Planning Committee in planning and preparing services. Maintain and update details of weekly Music selections and music leaders and contributors in "Google group drive". 
  • Recommend hymns/song/special music in consultation with pastor, and provide weekly music selections to administrative assistant to be included in powerpoint. 
  • Research a variety of resources and media to assist and be prepared to share with Worship Planning Committee (based on church liturgy) 
  • Find creative ways of providing music ministry (including support for congregational singing, preparation and performance of music and choral anthems for Sunday worship and other special services.) 

Provide music leadership, including playing keyboard weekly and involving choirs, musical guests, and other music ministries. Encouraging participation of other musical gifts within the congregation. 

  • Lead choir rehearsal to prepare music for worship services as required. 
  • Provide organ/key board music and special music (choir and or other) at the 10 am Sunday service. 
  • Provide key board support to other musical performers (band, bells, choirs) 
  • Liaise with guest musicians and soloists re: accompaniment and other needs. 
  • Seek out, equip, encourage and nurture musical gifts and spiritual development within the congregation to enhance the music ministry. 

Maintain music resources 

  • Maintain music library catalogue with assistance from choir volunteers. 
  • Maintain copyright integrity and report to CCLI as required, in cooperation with the Worship Planning Committee. 
  • Oversee purchase of all necessary music within allocated budget. 
  • Oversee maintenance of pianos and repairs (i.e. regular tuning and repairs) within budget guideline. 

 

Contact

aylmerbaptistmusic@gmail.com 

Attn: Chair of Search Committee 

Go to https://sites.google.com/view/aylmerbaptistchurch/music-director-position?authuser=0 to download the Job Description 

Aylmer Baptist Church welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.