FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Position Description:
Youth and Children Music Director
Overall Function and Objective of the Position:
To provide appropriate and adequate leadership and oversight of the music program for
the children and youth of the Church.

Qualifications:
The position will require a Bachelor's Degree in the field of music or equivalent
experience; with preference given to candidates who have experience and familiarity with
church music and worship in the Presbyterian tradition.

Accountability:
The Youth Choir Director shall be accountable to the Session through the Worship and
Music Ministry, and under the immediate supervision of the Music Director.

Salary and Evaluation:
Performance and salary shall be reviewed annually by the Head of Staff in conjunction
with the Music Director and the Personnel Ministry.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties for this position shall include by not be limited to the following:
1. To contribute to the musical and spiritual growth of the youth and children of the
church by providing meaningful musical experience for them.
2. To schedule and hold regular rehearsals of the children's and/or youth choir.
3. To direct the choir in accordance with the schedule of time and dates for all choirs
participation in worship.
4. To be in charge of the children's music for the annual Christmas program as well
as other music programs provided by the children of our church.
5. To arrange musical accompaniment for all youth and/or children's choir
performances.
6. To coordinate musical activities and schedules with the Music Director, Bell
Choir Director and Church Organist.
7. To serve as a member on the Worship and Music Ministry, working in harmony
with them while carrying out any instruction from the Head of Staff and Music
Director.
8. To order new music and materials as needed within the amount budgeted through
the Worship and Music Ministry and approved by the Music Director.
9. To attend periodic workshops for Youth Choir Directors when the opportunity
arises in the Wyoming/Colorado region.

Position Time Requirements:
Hours will vary according to the time deemed necessary for preparation but will be
sufficient each week to fulfill the responsibilities outline above. In case the Youth Choir
Director must miss work for any reason, this individual will notify Head of Staff so an
appropriate substitute may be brought in.

Termination:
This agreement between the Church and the Youth Choir Director may be terminated at
the option of either party without cause by written notice mailed or delivered to the other
party at least 14 days prior to the date of termination. Should the need arise; the Youth
Choir Director is entitled to meet with the Personnel Ministry to discuss the reason(s) for
termination.

Special Notes:
In addition to the Music Director, relationships will exist with the Head of Staff,
Associate Pastor, Church Organist, other Choir Directors, the Personnel Ministry, the
Worship and Music Ministry, and the office staff.

Interpersonal Relationship Expectations:
It is expected of each staff member to make every effort to be compatible with all other
church staff members in all aspects of their ministry and interpersonal relationships.
If there is a disagreement, it is expected that the persons involved will speak with one
another in person and make every effort to resolve the problem in a loving and Christian
manner, and in accordance of the teachings of our Christian faith.
If this step does not resolve the issue, it is expected that they will meet with the Head of
Staff or a member of the Personnel Ministry to work out a solution.
If further resolution is needed, then the persons involved shall meet with Personnel
Ministry.
It is expected that each member of the staff will have a copy of the personnel policy, will
be familiar with it, and will sign the form that a copy has been received.

Please reach out to churchoffice@firstprescheyenne.org with you resume.