Assistant Director of Music and Ensemble Director Positions Village Presbyterian Church on Mission Road
Village Presbyterian Church on Mission Road seeks an assistant director of music and leader(s) of several ensembles. It is not required that the assistant director of music lead all listed ensembles (below)
Job Summary: The assistant director of music at the Village on Mission Campus in Prairie Village, Kansas will assist with concerts, rehearsals and Sunday morning services, and also direct one or more of the ensembles below and (15 hours per week for the assistant role alone plus hours for additional ensemble(s) below).
Director of The Village Voices (grades 7-12), Village on Mission - This 30- voice chorus of middle and high schoolers sings frequently in Sunday morning worship services and in special evening services including Christmas Eve and Ash Wednesday. The Village Voices currently rehearse from 5-6:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings, prior to youth group, and all plans are well coordinated with our very collaborative youth ministry. Special activities for the Village Voices include overnight lock-ins, an annual choir tour, and church and community events (this position will average 10 hours per week, and could be combined with the assistant director of music role).
Director of The More Love Chorale (adult ensemble), Village on Mission - This tight-knit choir serves as a great entry or re-entry for those who are interested in singing without time commitment of singing in worship every Sunday. The More Love Chorale sings in Sunday morning worship services about once per month, and also sings for the community, most recently at retirement homes and in a concert with a local singer/songwriter. The ensemble rehearses from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from September through May (this position will average 5 hours per week, and could be combined with the assistant director of music role).
Director of The Village Brass (currently an adult ensemble), Village on Mission - This volunteer brass ensemble rehearses from 7:30-8:45 p.m. on Wednesdays from September through May, and plays in worship on Sunday mornings monthly. The Village Brass have also recently played for Christmas Eve (pre-pandemic). During the pandemic, this group has performed more in the community, and our wish is for community performances to continue in a form envisioned by the new director (this position will average of 8-10 hours per week, and could be combined with the assistant director of music role).
Anticipated Start Date: Aug. 1, 2021
Requirements/Qualifications: High level of relevant skill, experience and education. Proven passion for helping amateurs grow and make music joyfully.
How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Will Breytspraak, director of music, at email@example.com. Cover letter should describe areas of interest for one or more ensemble positions, as well as interest (if any) in larger assistant director of music position. You DO NOT need to fill out an employment application for these positions.
Our Timeline/Process: Review of application materials will begin May 1, 2021, and will continue until the position(s) are filled.
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Assistant Child Care Provider/Assistant Teacher Village Church Child & Family Development Center
Job Summary: Assisting a lead teacher in an early childhood center with children ages 6 weeks through 3 years of age. Schedule is 35 hours a week working various shifts between 8:30 a.m. 6 p.m. We will provide on the job training, caring for young children in a licensed facility.
Being on time for your shift
Dressing appropriately. Clean clothes. Shirts, shorts and skirts that are modest length
Holding and walking with an infant
Holding a baby while feeding them a bottle in a walker or sitting on the floor
Preparing bottles and baby food
Feeding babies and toddlers at low tables and chairs
Serving toddlers breakfast, lunch or snack
Supervising the babies and children while eating
Picking up babies and toddlers for diaper changes
Assisting small children (2 1/2 through 3 years) to learn toileting skills
Sitting on the floor engaging children in developmental play
Leading children in songs and rhymes
Bending to pick up a baby off the floor to move to a crib for nap.
Sitting on the floor or close to the floor to assist children resting on cots
Supervise small and large groups of children
Cleaning up the classroom at the end of the shift
Attending staff meetings, the second Tuesday night of the month 6:30-8 p.m.
Qualities & Skills:
Patience and tolerance
Flexibility, stamina and lots of energy to interact with children on their level
Act and express understanding and be able to give encouragement
Engaging and joining in children’s play, with a sense of fun
Creative and imaginative
Must have good verbal and written skills to communicate with teammates and parents of children.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Must be able to attend to children’s bodily care needs for infants to through 3 years of age.
Bodily care involves picking up and holding an infant/toddler while walking around the room. Applicant must able to lift 40 lbs. and be able to transport a child during an emergency evacuation.
Must be flexible to get up and down off the floor and able to sit in low chairs in the classrooms.