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Position Posted On:
Lutheran Music Program
122 W Franklin Ave, Suite 230
Minneapolis, MN  55404
Job Title:
Lutheran Summer Music Worship Assistant
Job Type:
Summer Employment
Hours Per Week:
Position Start Date:
Pay Rate:
$1500 stipend
How To Apply:
To Apply: Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter, current resume, and a list of three references, to Robert A. Olsen, Executive Direc
Contact Name:
Megan Hasche  
Job Description:
Overview: The Worship Assistant and Accompanist coordinates worship activities for the Lutheran Summer Music community and strives to create a spiritually and musically satisfying, stimulating, and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff at LSM. These responsibilities are fulfilled, in part, through service playing organ and piano accompaniment for worship and general music activities of the program. As a member of the LSM Worship Team, this position helps to uphold the rich liturgical heritage of the Lutheran Church and seeks ways to recognize and celebrate each child and adult’s unique gifts within the worship setting. Principal Duties: • Serve as a member of the LSM Worship Team (with LSM Chapel Choir Conductor, Organist, and Chaplain) to plan, prepare, and execute a worship program and schedule that is inclusive and engages the entire LSM community. • Prepare bulletins for Evening Prayer, Sunday Eucharist, and other worship services as needed. • Serve as the staff lead for the Worship Team service group, comprised of students who help set up and prepare for daily worship needs. • Working with the Chaplain, train students interested in volunteering for worship as cantors, readers, crucifers, and in other roles that support the daily worship life of the community. • Participate in planning for worship at LSM, including daily Morning Prayer; Evening Prayer or Holden Evening Prayer; and Sunday Eucharist. The Worship Assistant also participates in the planning for special worship services, including the Bach Cantata and Hymn Festival. • Prepare the sanctuary for worship. • Serve as primary musician for Daily Morning Prayer services. Provide music and accompaniment services for other worship services, as needed and requested by the LSM Organist. • Prepare and rehearse repertoire as needed to fulfill accompanist duties. • Accompany students, faculty and other members of the LSM community as needed at LSM recitals, worship, concerts, and other events. • Assist the LSM organist in the Intro to Pipe Organ elective class. • Provide guidance for the daily work of the LSM Worship Team Intern. • Fully participate in the community of Lutheran Summer Music, including attendance and participation in weekly staff and faculty meetings.
Job Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in music or related field preferred, but not required. • Significant experience as accompanist with advanced keyboard proficiency, on pipe organ as well as piano. • Musical and Lutheran worship proficiency that ensures clear communication and ability to compile bulletin material. • Deep appreciation for and understanding of the rich liturgical and heritage music traditions of the Lutheran Church. • Understanding of, and commitment to, the mission of the organization. • Familiarity with Lutheran churches: constituencies, worship life, church music. • Appreciation for classical music or personal participation in musical activities. • Ability to lift and/or carry displays and materials up to 25 pounds. • Strong interest in working with high school students. • Excellent time management skills. • Proven ability to solve problems effectively and under time constraints. • Word processing and spreadsheet proficiency, with exceptional attention to detail.