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| Choir Director | Organist/Pianist | Director of Children’s Ministry
| Director of Contemporary Music | Director of Youth Ministry |

Choir300Choir Director

POSITION OBJECTIVE: To provide leadership and direction to the adult choir serving the Traditional Service.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Choir Director will have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and strive to live a life given over to serving the Lord.  He/she will oversee the Adult Choir and exercise leadership in the traditional service.

Qualifications:

  • A clear testimony of faith and a vital, growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Commitment to moral purity.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and worship philosophy of HVPC.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a choir director.
  • A bachelor’s degree in music, Bible, theology, or related degree.

Abilities:

  • A pastor’s heart and a musicians chops.
  • Relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for leading people in worship.
  • Skilled in choral, vocal, and instrumental direction.
  • Skilled in organization, administration, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Skilled in the use of technology in worship and in the use of sound, lighting, computers, ProPresenter, and Planning Center Online.
  • Familiarity with digital sound boards and running sound in general.
  • A team player with a positive attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and executing the music of the traditional service including:
    • Choosing and/or approving music used for the preludes, offertories, anthems, postludes and special music.
    • Encourage people to participate in the choir and opportunities for special music.
    • Directing the Adult Choir.
  • Directing the choir for the traditional service including:
    • Conducting the choir, or smaller ensembles, in appropriate music for the worship service. This includes choral introits, anthems, responses and/or choral benedictions. Special services of seasonal music, or longer sequences of appropriate music to enhance seasonal celebrations specifically Christmas, Holy Thursday and Easter; possibly including pastoral installations, Thanksgiving, Advent, Lent, patriotic and mission emphasis services.
    • Leading the choir in rehearsals weekly from September to June.
    • Schedule ensembles and soloists for the summer months.
    • The Choir Director will warm-up and rehearse the choir prior to the service.
    • The Choir Director will lead both spiritually and musically.  The Choir Director is to lead the congregation in musical worship that is honoring to the Lord.
    • The Director shall be responsible for securing vocalists and/or instrumentalists for both regular and special services of worship as required.
  • Responsibilities for the contemporary service include working cooperatively with the Director of the Contemporary Service, serving as resource to the Director of the Contemporary Service in leading music for this service and participating in the contemporary service as agreed upon.
  • Responsible for organization of choir room, music, and folders: storing and maintaining the choir music library.  Music is filed and stored. New music should be entered on the HVPC choral library excel sheet, assigned a number in storage sequence, stamped and placed on the shelves. Choir notebooks/folders should be replaced and/or repaired as needed.
  • Related responsibilities include: supervising and evaluating the job performance of the Organist as required; coordinate arrangements, scheduling, advertising and communication of special musical events, programs, and concerts. He/she shall assume responsibility for the music ministry budget in cooperation with the Pastor and the Worship Committee.

RELATIONSHIPS: Serving as a member of the program staff, this person shall be responsible to the Pastor in the performance of his/her ministry, and especially so in the preparation of the worship service. In the area of program and services he/she shall also be related to the Worship Committee; in areas of employment and review he/she shall be related to the Personnel Committee; in all areas he/she shall ultimately be responsible to the Session. As the Choir Director, this person shall serve as the first line of supervision for the Organist.  It shall be understood that we, as staff, work best as a team ministry and such is to be the goal and the example of our relation one with another.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: The financial terms of employment shall be negotiated with the Head of Staff and/or another person as may be designated by the Personnel Committee.  Unless otherwise specified below, all other terms shall be in accord with the general Personnel Guidelines: “Personnel Policies and Benefits."

Please send resumes to office@HVPC.org.

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| Choir Director | Organist/Pianist | Director of Children’s Ministry
| Director of Contemporary Music | Director of Youth Ministry |

Organist300Organist/Pianist

POSITION: The Church Organist/pianist is a part-time position. Please send resumes to office@HVPC.org.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: The Church Organist/pianist shall serve as the principal organist of the church for both the “traditional” service of worship, as well as special services throughout the year.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsibilities during the traditional service shall normally include:
    • A Prelude of approximately ten minutes.
    • Introits and Anthems to be sung by the choir. Weekly choir rehearsals are a *regular part of the organist position and are currently held on Thursday evening (5-6:30 PM) and conducted by the Choir Director.
    • Hymns to be sung by the congregation (usually 3). Hymns for the worship service are normally selected by the pastor in order to connect the selection of hymns thematically with the message.
    • Accompaniment for soloists.
    • An Offertory – sometimes replaced by a second anthem, solo, or small group.
    • A Postlude of approximately five minutes.
    • Other miscellaneous musical elements as may be required in the service.
  • Special services are also part of the organist responsibilities and may include, such services as candlelight Communion on Holy Thursday and Christmas Eve, prayer services (every 5th Tuesday), and Thanksgiving Eve (7:00 p.m.) when held at HVPC.
  • The Organist/pianist should be willing to assist with the contemporary service on an occasional basis playing piano or keyboard.
  • The Organist may occasionally be requested to attend planning meetings for special functions.
  • The Organist is responsible for being aware of any needed maintenance on the organ as well as scheduled “tunings.”
  • The organist is responsible for scheduling piano tunings as well as attending to the needs of the climate control system on the piano.
  • Weddings, funerals and memorial services held in the church are part of the organist’s duties – for which there will be additional remuneration.

RELATIONSHIPS: Serving as a member of the program staff, this person shall be responsible to the Pastor in the performance of his/her ministry, with the realization that the Director of Music shall serve as the first line of supervision and coordination of services. In the area of program and services, he/she will also be related to the Worship Committee; in areas of employment and review he/she shall be related to the Personnel Committee; in all areas, he/she shall ultimately be responsible to the Session. It shall be understood that we, as staff, work best as a team ministry which is to be the goal and the example of our relationship to one another.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: The financial terms of employment shall be negotiated with the Pastor and/or another person as may be designated by the Personnel Committee. Unless otherwise specified below, all other terms shall be in accord with the general Personnel Guidelines: “Personnel Policies and Benefits”.

Please send resumes to office@HVPC.org.

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| Choir Director | Organist/Pianist | Director of Children’s Ministry
| Director of Contemporary Music | Director of Youth Ministry |

Children300Director of Children's Ministry

POSITION OBJECTIVE: To provide non-ordained pastoral leadership to the children and parents of Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church (HVPC), a 150-year-old, 200-member congregation within the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible for the development, implementation, and coordination of programs for children. The emphasis is on both hands-on ministry with children and the equipping of adults in the church for ministry with children.

Qualifications:

  • A clear testimony of faith and a vital, growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Commitment to moral purity.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and worship philosophy of HVPC.
  • Love the Lord and love children.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Bible, theology. children’s ministry, or related area.

Abilities:

  • A pastor’s heart and a patient approach.
  • Relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for caring for children.
  • Familiarity with children’s programs and curriculum.
  • Skilled in organization, administration, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Skilled in the use of technology in the classroom.
  • A team player with a positive attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and develop Sunday morning ministries consisting of Sunday School (Burning Bush), Toddler Sunday School and toddler/baby nurseries.
    • Plan and direct programs for children providing recommendations for improvement and growth.
    • Plan and implement a 2 hour weekly Sunday School program.
    • Recruit, equip, and enable Sunday School teachers to effectively minister to children.
    • The Children’s Director will be prepared to give a Sunday morning children’s sermon at the request of the Pastor during the 9:00 service on the 1st Sunday of the month.
    • Prepare and implement the annual Christmas program presented by the children on Christmas Sunday during the 10 o’clock hour. i.e. musical, drama, etc.
    • Plan and prepare for the annual Easter Egg hunt.
    • Oversee and meet with primary nursery worker.
    • Coordinate nursery volunteers and staff.
    • Maintain the child protection policies that are already in place--labeling system as well as required clearances (criminal, child abuse, mandated reported and cogent ID).
    • Provide quarterly schedules for employed nursery workers and volunteers.
    • Maintain and clean the toys, books and materials for nursery, toddler class and Burning Bush.
    • Maintain the main floor bathroom baby changing table.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement Vacation Bible School.
    • This includes all programming with thematic curriculum.
    • Raise funds to support the event.
    • Recruit volunteers and prepare the church for a week-long event.
  • General church responsibilities shall include:
    • Attending all required meetings including staff and Christian Education Committee meetings.
    • Communicate with the church through the newsletter and website.
    • Plan “Trunk or Treat” event in October.
    • Raise funds to support the event and recruit volunteers.

RELATIONSHIPS: As a member of the church staff, the Director of Children’s Ministry shall be responsible to the pastor, as Head of Staff in the performance of his/her ministry. In the area of program and services, he/she shall be related to the Christian Education Committee; in the area of employment and review he/she shall be related to the Personnel Committee; in all areas he/she shall ultimately be responsible to the Session. It shall be understood that we, as staff, work best as a team ministry and such is to be the goal and the example of our relation one with another.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: The financial terms of employment shall be negotiated with the Pastor and/or another person as may be designated by the Personnel Committee. Unless otherwise specified below, all other terms shall be in accord with the general Personnel Guidelines: “Personnel Policies and Benefits.”

Please send resumes to office@HVPC.org.

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| Choir Director | Organist/Pianist | Director of Children’s Ministry
| Director of Contemporary Music | Director of Youth Ministry |

Contemporary300Director of Contemporary Worship

POSITION OBJECTIVE: To provide non-ordained pastoral leadership to the contemporary music ministry of Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church (HVPC), a 150-year-old, 200-member congregation within the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The director of contemporary worship oversees and leads contemporary music at HVPC. This is a non-ordained pastoral position and requires the director to serve not only as a musical director but also as an under-shepherd to the congregation and volunteers who serve in this ministry.

Qualifications:

  • A clear testimony of faith and a vital, growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Commitment to moral purity.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and worship philosophy of HVPC.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a worship leader.
  • A bachelor’s degree in music, Bible or theology.

Abilities:

  • A pastor’s heart and a musicians chops.
  • Relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for leading people in worship.
  • Skilled in choral, vocal, and instrumental direction.
  • Skilled in organization, administration, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Skilled in the use of technology in worship and in the use of sound, lighting, computers, ProPresenter, and Planning Center Online.
  • Familiarity with digital sound boards and running sound in general.
  • A team player with a positive attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an authentic and growing walk with Jesus Christ through the ongoing spiritual disciplines of Bible reading, prayer, personal worship, fasting, confession, and fellowship.
  • Spend time developing relationships with lost people so as to be personally effective in pursuing the Great Commission and helping the church to do the same.
  • Build the necessary teams to carry out music ministry at HVPC.
  • Plan worship services in consultation with the Senior Pastor and do that with prayer, conceptual forethought, theological accuracy, and musical appropriateness.
  • Ensure that all the musical and technical aspects of the service advance the theme for the service.
  • Oversee song and choral selection, media preparation and presentation, sound and lighting enhancements, and coordination of all instrumentalists, vocalists, and dramatists.
  • Direct all weekly activities and rehearsals needed to facilitate music in the contemporary worship service.
  • Work with the traditional music director on combined worship services such as Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving Day, Fifth Tuesday Prayer Service, and Maundy Thursday.
  • Provide pastoral care for the worship teams and choirs.
  • Introduce our worship teams to worship training provided by other ministries, books, and conferences.
  • Oversee the worship department budget, organization, and volunteers.
  • Set annual goals for the worship ministry that are in line with church vision and then evaluate how those goals were attained or modified during the year.
  • Train and raise up youth in the church to serve in the music ministry.

Goals:

  • To be the pastor of everyone involved in the music ministry.
  • To lead the contemporary worship service.
  • To lead in spiritual formation at every rehearsal.
  • To work closely with the Senior Pastor when planning services and choosing songs.

RELATIONSHIPS: As a member of the church staff, the Director of Contemporary Worship shall be responsible to the pastor, as Head of Staff in the performance of his/her ministry. In the area of program and services, he/she shall be related to the Worship Committee; in the area of employment and review he/she shall be related to the Personnel Committee; in all areas he/she shall ultimately be responsible to the Session. It shall be understood that we, as staff, work best as a team ministry and such is to be the goal and the example of our relation one with another.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: The financial terms of employment shall be negotiated with the Head of Staff and/or another person as may be designated by the Personnel Committee. Unless otherwise specified below, all other terms shall be in accord with the general Personnel Guidelines: “Personnel Policies and Benefits.”

Please send resumes to office@HVPC.org.

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| Choir Director | Organist/Pianist | Director of Children’s Ministry
| Director of Contemporary Music | Director of Youth Ministry |

Youth300Director of Youth Ministry

POSITION OBJECTIVE: The Director of Youth Ministry will serve as the principle leader for youth at Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church. The style of the ministry shall be both interactive and relational, and the goal shall be to provide both numerical and spiritual growth.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Director of Youth Ministry oversees and leads youth ministry at HVPC. This is a non-ordained pastoral position and requires the director to serve not only as a youth director but also as an under-shepherd to the congregation and volunteers who serve in this ministry.

Qualifications:

  • A clear testimony of faith and a vital, growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Commitment to moral purity.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and worship philosophy of HVPC.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a youth leader.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Bible or theology.

Abilities:

  • A pastor’s heart and a love for youth.
  • Relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for serving youth.
  • Skilled in organization, administration, and interpersonal relationships.
  • A team player with a positive attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Planning, guiding, and leading the weekly Junior High and Senior High youth groups, which includes HVPC youth as well as community youth.
  • Planning, guiding and leading special events for youth whether it be the World Vision Famine Program, a fund raiser, visiting one of our mission projects, directing the Summer Youth Mission Trip, or some similar activity.
  • Serving as a resource and teacher for one youth class on Sunday morning, while at the same time guiding and coordinating the leadership of the second youth class.
  • Working cooperatively with parents, and the Youth Ministry Team, which is a core group of adults who are committed to providing assistance, support and encouragement in youth ministry.
  • Providing both verbal and written communications with youth, parents, staff, and the congregation regarding the plans, programs and activities of youth ministry.
  • Attending the monthly Christian Education Committee meeting and the weekly staff meetings, the latter of which may require negotiating an alternate way for coordinating with the staff and other programs of the church.
  • Assisting in the Contemporary and Traditional Services of Worship from time to time, and generally being visible on Sunday mornings.

Goals:

  • To be the pastor of everyone involved in the youth ministry.
  • To lead the youth program.
  • To lead in spiritual formation at every event.
  • To work closely with the Senior Pastor when planning program content.

RELATIONSHIPS: As a member of the church staff, the Director of Youth Ministry shall be responsible to the pastor, as Head of Staff in the performance of his/her ministry. In the area of program and services, he/she shall be related to the Christian Education Committee; in the area of employment and review he/she shall be related to the Personnel Committee; in all areas he/she shall ultimately be responsible to the Session. It shall be understood that we, as staff, work best as a team ministry and such is to be the goal and the example of our relation one with another.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: The financial terms of employment shall be negotiated with the Head of Staff and/or another person as may be designated by the Personnel Committee. Unless otherwise specified below, all other terms shall be in accord with the general Personnel Guidelines: “Personnel Policies and Benefits.

Please send resumes to office@HVPC.org.

Click here for a Word version of ths job description.

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| Choir Director | Organist/Pianist | Director of Children’s Ministry
| Director of Contemporary Music | Director of Youth Ministry |