St Francis Middle School Music Director
From: Thursday, January 3 10:30 AM
To: Saturday, January 19 11:30 AM
St. Francis of Assisi parish in West Des Moines is looking for a person to lead the parish Middle School Choir. The Middle School Choir is made up of 6th-8th students from both public and private school who are parishioners at St. Francis. They meet for a half hour rehearsal each Wednesday evening during the school year and serve at an average of 1 weekend liturgy per month. The Choir Director will be responsible for planning, preparation, choir rehearsal, and liturgies for the Middle School Choir. The person best suited for this job would be able to:
- Read music
- Have experience singing in a choir beyond high school (especially in a church setting)
- Be confident in basic conducting skills
- Have some knowledge of liturgical music
- Be self-motivated with organizational skills
- Communicate well with others
Gifts/charisms that would work well in this position include: music, encouragement, teaching, leadership, administration, and service.
The Middle School Choir Director must be a practicing Catholic and be confident in forming Christ-centered relationships with Middle School students. This position is paid and requires around 3-5 hours per week during the school year. Please contact Emily Schmid, Director of Music at St. Francis of Assisi, at 515-223-4577.