Employment Opportunities

Job listings within the Metropolitan Chicago Synod

How to Post a Job

To post a job opportunity, please send the information to Jeff Drake at the synod office by:

E-mail: jdrake@mcselca.org

Fax: 773-248-8455

U.S. Mail:

Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA
1420 W. Dickens Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Job listings should be 150 words or fewer.  

When the position has been filled, please send an e-mail so that the page may be updated, or call Jeff Drake at 773-248-0021. 

Positions are listed for three months on the synod webpage. After three months, the listing will be removed unless requested otherwise.  A notice in MetroWord, the synod's monthly newsletter, will direct readers to the synod's webpage for the most up-to-date employment listings.


Posted: February 16, 2018
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Naperville, IL - Youth Director

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 815 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540, is seeking a full-time youth director. Our Saviour's is a nurturing, grace-filled faith community that welcomes and walks with all, values worship, and serves locally and globally. We encourage and equip for everyone's involvement in all aspects of the congregation. The Youth Director at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church will develop and implement the strategies for faith formation for youth grades 6-12, focusing on Confirmation (Surge) and high school ministry (Ignition) with a strong emphasis on building relationships among God, youth, and community particularly through equipping adults to minister with youth.

Job description may be found at www.oursaviours.com/home/employment.

Resumes and inquiries may be sent to youthministries@oursaviours.com.


Posted: February 14, 2018
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Oak Forest - Music Minister (part-time)

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 15050 Central Ave., Oak Forest, IL 60452, is accepting resumes for the part-time position of Music Minister. This position leads both bell and vocal choirs, chooses music for traditional and praise services, works with staff and worship committee to develop/design special services, and encourages ensemble work within the congregation. We worship in a variety of styles: ELW (5 settings), WOV (2 settings), TFF, Taize, etc.

For this 16-20-hour position, depending on season, we offer a pay range of $16,000-19,000, two weeks paid vacation, and continuing education assistance up to $250.

For more information and a job description, visit our website at www.resurrection-oakforest.org. Send resumes to Music Minister Search at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 15050 Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452.


Posted: February 07, 2018
Zion Lutheran Church, Tinley Park - Director of Music Ministry/Organist

Zion Lutheran Church, 17100 69th Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477, seeks an energetic, trained musician to serve in the full-time position of Director of Music Ministry/Organist for our 200+ congregation. Applicants will be able through performance to demonstrate skills in organ, piano, and conducting for vocal and instrumental ensembles. The Director of Music Ministry works with the pastoral staff and lay-people throughout the liturgical year to design and plan worship experiences which employ the many musical gifts of the people of Zion, inspire and support our growth in faith and proclaim the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This musician will conduct an adult choir, youth/adult praise team, handbells, and create music opportunities for our Children and Family ministry events. Applicants should have a firm grasp of Lutheran theology and tradition, and will be able to translate those traditions to the piano and keyboard in a variety of musical styles including: classical, global, jazz, folk, and rock. Zion has a fruitful history of excellence in music and is a congregation with a wide variety of musical tastes. The Director of Music Ministry will seek to develop music experiences that reach this wide community but remain relevant to the over-all mission of the church. Successful applicants will be invited to articulate their faith and must demonstrate strong keyboard, vocal and organizational & leadership skills. Proficiency in guitar and percussion is a must. A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.  Five to ten years of experience. Compensation is negotiable. Vacation, Sick/Family Leave, and a stipend for health insurance is included.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to marcycarmichael@gmail.com.


Posted: February 07, 2018
Zion Lutheran Church, Tinley Park - Pianist and Organist (part-time)

Zion Lutheran Church, 17100 69th Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477, seeks an energetic, well-rounded musician to play the organ, piano and keyboard for worship services for our 200+ congregation. Applicants will be able to demonstrate through performance, a knowledge of the rich musical traditions of the church, and also be able to translate those traditions to the piano and keyboard in a variety of musical styles including: classical, global, jazz, folk, and rock. Applicants should have a firm grasp of Lutheran theology and tradition and be able to translate this heritage through music that supports the congregation’s growth in faith and which is relevant to the over-all mission of the church. The Organist works with the Director of Music Ministry and accompanies rehearsals for various ensembles and seasonal events. This musician participates with the pastor and Director of Music Ministry and other lay-people to design and plan worship experiences throughout the year incorporating the many musical gifts of the people of Zion. Successful applicants will be invited to articulate their faith and must demonstrate strong keyboard, organizational & leadership skills. Proficiency in voice, guitar and percussion would be a bonus. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, with a minimum of five years experience for this part-time position. Compensation negotiable. Vacation and Sick leave included.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to marcycarmichael@gmail.com.


Posted: February 07, 2018
Zion Lutheran Church, Tinley Park - Director of Music Ministry (part-time)

Zion Lutheran Church, 17100 69th Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477, seeks energetic, well-rounded musician to lead music-ministry for our 200+ congregation. This part-time, Director of Music Ministry position is responsible for working with the pastor and musicians to design and plan worship experiences for the congregation, and will execute these experiences incorporating the many musical gifts of the people of Zion. This musician will conduct an adult choir, youth/adult praise team, handbells, and create music opportunities for our Children and Family Ministry events. Applicant should have a firm grasp of Lutheran theology and tradition, and will be able to translate this strong heritage through music that supports our growth in faith and is relevant to the over-all mission of the church. Successful applicants will be invited to articulate their faith and must demonstrate strong vocal, keyboard and organizational and leadership skills. Proficiency in guitar and percussion would be a bonus. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, with a minimum of five years experience. Compensation negotiable. Vacation and Sick leave included.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to marcycarmichael@gmail.com.


Posted: February 01, 2018
Christ Lutheran Church, Valparaiso, Ind. - Director of Music Ministries

Christ Lutheran Church, 2610 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso, IN 46385, is seeking a Director of Music Ministries to guide our musical life to fulfill our mission “Together we grow in faith – through worship, formation, mission, and fellowship – for the sake of the world.” We are now accepting applications.

Our new Director of Music will develop and administer a comprehensive church music program; lead or coordinate leadership for various ensembles; and support liturgical and congregational song from the organ and piano. The musician we seek will be able and excited to help all of us—children, youth, and adults, with many levels of ability and across a range of musical genres and styles—to praise God with our voices and instruments. Our Director Music Ministries will be joining us at an exciting time: we are installing a newly refurbished 31-rank W. Zimmer and Sons pipe organ, which will be in place for Easter 2018. We have recently received a Baldwin grand piano gifted to the congregation, and are excited to welcome new leadership.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to musicsearch@clcvalpo.org. We are open to identifying an individual candidate or to splitting this position between two musicians who would together cover the various responsibilities of this position. No phone calls please; questions should be directed to our Search Team at musicsearch@clcvalpo.org. We plan to begin reviewing applications on February 25, but will continue to accept applications until we have found the person or persons we seek. The position is currently vacant; a starting date will be chosen by mutual agreement.


Posted: January 29, 2018
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Addison - Music Director (part-time)

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Addison, Illinois, is looking for a part-time director of their music program. Included in the current music program are a small choir, praise band and bell choir. There are three services on Sunday morning and one in Wednesday night. A recently started Hispanic service is included. Salary depends on education and experience. Contact Prince of Peace at 1213 W. Army Trail Blvd., Addison, IL 60101, or call 630-543-3458.


Posted: January 18, 2018
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago - Vice President for Administration

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL 60615, is seeking a Vice President for Administration.

The Vice President for Administration is primarily responsible for stewarding the efficient and effective operation of this institution’s financial and physical resources, including those persons employed to serve and support all aspects of its mission. The Vice President attends to this with a significant focus upon preserving the financial soundness of the seminary, while also realizing other missional considerations are relevant. The Vice President serves as strategic advisor to the President and the Board of Directors, recommending the overall administrative goals, policies, programs, and practices that will develop a sustainable economic model for ensuring the long-term viability of the seminary.

This position emerges from a reorganization that brings together previously separated finance and operations offices – partly to improve workflows and gain efficiencies, but mostly to seek more unified, innovative, and strategic oversight of the many different institutional resources that support the core educational mission of the seminary. Having recently implemented major improvements in reporting and forecasting (including software, accounting, policy, and staffing changes to support this), but still weathering financial stresses well-known across the field of graduate theological education, we seek a Vice President who can help bring us to the next level of financial responsibility and planning.

For a full job description please go to: https://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment.

The mission of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is to form visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. We seek to build up the Body of Christ and work for a world of peace and justice that cares for the whole creation. LSTC is Christ-centered, responsive to its context, attentive to diversity and committed to excellence.

Application instructions: Resumes should be submitted to Tom Utroske at Blue Note Search, tutroske@bluenotesearch.com.


Posted: January 11, 2018
Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, Aurora - Choir Director (part-time)

Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, 420 West Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506, is seeking a part-time choir director.

Lutheran congregation dedicated to serving our community and beyond seeks an energetic choir director capable of directing choirs, musicians and being a part of our team and church family. Experience with both Lutheran liturgical music and contemporary hymnody is preferred.

The candidate shall be proficient in leading and recruiting people to participate in spiritual and joyous music. Organization, communications and being a team player are critical. Our church’s resources include a Wicks 27-rank pipe organ, Baldwin grand piano, Wicks chapel organ, Schulmerich and Malmark handbells, electronic keyboard and a selection of percussion instruments. Our music ministry welcomes our neighbors and extends into our community.

The vision of the worship ministry at Our Savior Aurora is to help worshipers experience the truth and love of Jesus Christ in ways that are both welcoming and life changing. Music is an integral part of this vision.
Our Savior is centrally located near downtown Aurora, which is a redeveloping urban city located forty miles west of Chicago and is home to vibrant arts, music, drama and diverse culture programs.

For consideration, please submit resume, cover letter and current salary to office@oursavioraurora.org, attention: Jane.


Posted: January 11, 2018
Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, Aurora - Organist/Pianist (part-time)

Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, 420 West Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506, is seeking a part-time organist/pianist.

Lutheran congregation dedicated to serving our community and beyond seeks an energetic organist/pianist capable of leading our congregation by spiritual and joyous accompaniment of worship music and being a part of our team and church family. Experience with both Lutheran liturgical music and contemporary hymnody is preferred.

The candidate shall be proficient in keyboard and organ. Organization, communications and being a team player are critical. Our church’s resources include a Wicks 27-rank pipe organ, Baldwin grand piano, Wicks chapel organ, Schulmerich and Malmark handbells, electronic keyboard and a selection of percussion instruments. Our music ministry welcomes our neighbors and extends into our community.

The vision of the worship ministry at Our Savior Aurora is to help worshipers experience the truth and love of Jesus Christ in ways that are both welcoming and life changing. Music is an integral part of this vision.

Our Savior is centrally located near downtown Aurora, which is a redeveloping urban city located forty miles west of Chicago and is home to vibrant arts, music, drama and diverse culture programs.

For consideration, please submit resume, cover letter and current salary to office@oursavioraurora.org, attention: Jane.


Posted: December 11, 2017
Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, Elgin - Music Director (part-time)

Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, located just west of Randall Road in Elgin, Illinois, and a congregation of the Evangelical Church of America (ELCA), is interviewing candidates for the salaried position of part-time music director. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in accompanying congregational singing and liturgy, selecting music, leading choir practice and performance, and providing instrumental music in a broad range of musical styles. Both organ and piano skills are desired.

Send a resume and references to Music Director Search, Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 12N462 Tina Trail, Elgin, IL 60124, or e-mail to ctloffice@ctlelgin with subject line "Music Director Search."


Posted: December 01, 2017
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - Church Communications Coordinator (part-time)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 Randolph Street, Oak Park, IL 60302, is seeking a part-time church communications coordinator.

http://www.goodshepherdlc.org


Send CV and cover letter to Personnel Committee at bethhoule@gmail.com.

24 hours/ week (ideally 3, 8-hours days but this is negotiable); 6 paid vacation and 4 paid sick days.

Basic Functions

Provides communications and marketing leadership for the church based on the vision of the Pastor and Church Council
Coordinates communications activities
Produces key communications pieces and channels
Serves as back up to the Administrative Assistant role

Position qualifications

Education: Associate’s degree or higher

Experience: At least three years work experience in communications

Other:

  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Knowledge of Ecumenical partnerships and typical local/global church ministries
  • Excellent people skills, including an ability to relate to people in a warm and welcoming manner
  • Multitasking ability
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office and database management
  • Web design experience (directing and/or developing

Posted: November 15, 2017
Trinity Lutheran Church, Des Plaines - Organist (part-time)

Trinity Lutheran Church, 675 E. Algonquin Dr., Des Plaines, IL 60015, has an immediate opening for an interim/regular substitute organist to help lead the congregation in worship and music while we conduct a search for a Director of Music. The initial time frame will be now through January with an option to extend beyond.

This individual needs to have excellent organ skills as well as a proficiency in playing piano.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Serve as organist for one weekly worship service each Sunday, holidays, funerals and weddings.
  • Work with the Pastor, Choral Director and Worship and Music Committee to provide leadership in the planning and leading of worship.
  • Accompany the choir for Wednesday evening rehearsals and worship as needed.
  • Work with the choral director to arrange for special instrumentalists and soloists

This position will average ten hours per week. The primary instrument is: Schantz pipe organ with three manuals and 47 ranks.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest to trinityldp@ameritech.net.

Information about Trinity can be found at http://www.trinitydesplaines.org.


 
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