Jan 14

Interim Director of Music-Peoples Presbyterian Church-Denver CO


Edited: Jan 16

Part time work: 15 hours/week for 6 months


Location: 2780 York Street in Denver


Brief Job Description: Director will contribute to the full ministry of Peoples Presbyterian Church by organizing and directing the church's music program under the supervision of the pastor, while being accountable to the Personnel Committee and the Session. Although it is an interim 6 month position, it may be renewed or until a permanent Director of Music is hired. The Interim Director may apply for the Director of Music position and compete with other applicants.


Duties Include:

  • Attend weekly staff meetings, attend monthly Worship Life Committee Meetings

  • Confer with the pastor to ensure that the music is appropriate for particular service

  • Play hymns and congregational music during Sunday Worship service (10 am), Ash Wednesday service, Maundy Thursday service, the Christmas program, and other services as needed

  • Establish and conduct regular choir rehearsals for the Adult Choir (currently Saturdays 9 am) and the Men and Women Choirs when appropriate

  • lead the choir by accompanying and training choir members

  • Offer professional leadership in developing the fullest and the best use of congregational music in church worship

  • Provide and arrange music for weddings and funerals as requested

  • Coordinate with the pastor and Session in purchasing new equipment for the music program as needed.

  • ensure that music equipment is operational and properly maintained

  • assist the pastor and Personnel Committee in assessing the requirements for the future hire of a Director of Music. Evaluating job description and time required to complete tasks.


Performance Qualifications

  • Demonstrate significant knowledge and experience in directing instrumental and choral music

  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of anthems, hymns, spirituals, gospel, arias, chorales, oratories, and other music appropriate for worship

  • Demonstrate keyboard skills and knowledge as well as skills in rehearsal technique

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in leadership, conflict resolution, teaching/training, and verbal communication

Employment Qualifications as Required by Church Policy and Insurance:

Submit information fro Criminal Background Check

Show Social Security card and copy of Drivers' License or ID

Provide 3 references

Sign the Church's Minor Protection and Sexual Misconduct Policy Acknowledgement Form



  • Work 15 hours/week. Compensation is Salaried $ 9750.00 (negotiable) distributed over a 6 months period

  • Set work hours in consultation with the Pastor and Personnel Committee

  • Meet every 3 months with the Personnel Committee to review the adequacy of performance and assessment for requirements of the future Director of Music position

  • Meet at the end of the first 6 months with the Pastor and Personnel Committee to discuss the progress of the music program at Peoples Presbyterian Church

  • A 2-week notice of termination of the Interim Director of Music will be given to the employee from the Session or by the employee to the Session

  • Any adjustments in the schedules or duties will be made in consultation with the pastor and/or the Personnel Committee

  • Interim Director of Music may apply for the Director of Music position and compete with other applicants.

  • Allocated leave days are 5 leave days per six month term.

Please submit resume and references to Peoples Presbyterian Church online at with "Interim Music Director" in the Subject Line.

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