Job Opportunities

Part-Time Director of Music

Position Summary: The Director of Music will work closely with the Senior and/or Assistant Rabbi in facilitating Shabbat & holiday services & in managing a team of musicians & vocalists. Using songs old & new, liturgy & other creative tools, the Director of Music will foster dynamic congregational worship. The Director of Music will provide leadership, vision & passion for music & liturgy that is in line with the overall vision, purpose & mission of Shuvah Yisrael.

  • High level of skill in singing & in playing a lead instrument.
  • Ability to recruit, train, manage & lead a team of vocalists & musicians.
  • Experience in leading a congregation in worship.
  • Ability to lead songs & liturgy in both English & Hebrew.
  • Faith in Messiah Yeshua that is reflected by leading a life above reproach, characterized by grace, love & devotion to prayer & scripture.
  • Willingness to become a member of Shuvah Yisrael & adhere to Shuvah’s constitution, by-laws, doctrinal statement, policies & the core values of Shuvah Yisrael.
  • Computer skills necessary to plan services & coordinate with the A/V team.
  • A working knowledge of the Hebrew language & Jewish liturgy is preferred.
  • A college degree pertaining to music from a recognized college or university is preferred. 
  • Experience with Planning Center Online (PCO) Services & ProPresenter 7 (Pro7) is preferred.

  • Meet regularly with the Senior and/or Assistant Rabbi to discuss direction, expectations & results of efforts.
  • Utilize PCO Services to plan services for Shabbat morning, holidays & special events ; choose songs that engage the congregation, encourage participation & support the teaching of the Bible.
  • In concert with the Assistant Rabbi, oversee the implementation of PCO Services & Pro7 in the planning and execution of services.
  • Recruit, train, manage & lead a team of musicians & vocalists that serve the congregation with musical skill & humility. 
  • Lead weekly music practice for Shabbat & Holiday services . 
  • In concert with the Zekeinim Board, set annual goals & cast a vision for the future growth of our congregation in the areas of music & liturgy.
  • Innovate new & creative ways to engage the congregation & to facilitate an atmosphere of worship.
  • Serve as a member of the Shamashim board.
  • Be present at the synagogue for Shabbat & Holiday services.

Hours: 10-20 hours per week (with the hope that this will eventually become a full-time position)

Salary: $25.00 per hour (With potential for the responsibilities & pay to increase over time, based on availability of funds & Zekeinim Board approval.)

Performance Review: The Zekeinim Board will conduct a 6 month performance review & make recommendations to the rabbis regarding changes in hours, pay & responsibilities.

Absences: The Director of Music will arrange for appropriate coverage in the event of absence.

If you are interested in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Ben Weisman at