(757) 423-2822 info@spcnorfolk.org

Director of Music Position Description

Second Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, VA, Christ-centered, joy-filled, future-focused, mission-minded, seeks a part-time Director of Music, who will develop and lead an inspiring music ministry, consistent with our mission, values and theology.  We are seeking an innovative and visionary musician who can expand upon the primary theme of workship each week.

Who are we?

As a small church, we value community and the gifts of each member and we are intentionally intergenerational in our worship, discipleship, and outreach. 

As a joyful church, we recognize that the gospel is good news and that is worth celebrating and sharing.

As a seeking and open church, we know that we are strengthened by diversity and by the questions, hopes, and experiences that each person brings.

As a serving church, we recognize that God’s grace rains down on us, that we are called to respond in service and love to others (we have twelve local and international mission partners).

Second Presbyterian has been known for excellent music, for diverse musical styles, and for guest musicians who have contributed to our worship throughout the year. 

Our current music ministry includes:

  • A small, volunteer choir
  • A community outreach choir who performs at local nursing homes
  • A small praise band
  • A volunteer pianist

Our music ministry is in a time of transition and we are looking for an individual to help us imagine how our music will inspire the congregation for the next 20 years.

The primary responsibilities of the Director of Music may include:

  • Providing music for Sunday worship services and special services (e.g. Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, memorial services).
  • Having experience in conducting large and small ensembles
  • Creating, when appropriate, special musical services in the life of the congregation (e.g. Taize, July Fourth)

The Director of Music will be a Christian with a professional life characterized by dependability, self-motivation and creativity.  The successful candidate will have ability in a wide range of musical styles. 

This is a part-time position, offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience, abilities and education.  Final responsibilities will be determined on the basis of the skills of the applicant.

We will accept applicants until the position is filled, with interviews beginning in mid-November.

For more information, call Craig Wansink [(757) 412-2467, or cwansink@vwu.edu] or Rob Courtois [(757) 372-2848].