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Below is a list of vacancies of which we are aware, current as of September 2, 2023. Central Iowa AGO is not an employment agency or a headhunter, please direct your inquiries to the persons indicated in the listing below.

If you have a position available that you would like posted here, please let us know.

St. Stephen Lutheran Church

3510 72nd St, Urbandale

Ful-Time Director of Worship and Music

The Director of Worship and Music is responsible for the music and the worship life of the congregation, providing leadership and resources. This is a full-time position with retirement and health benefits.
Worship at St. Stephen includes an informal Wednesday evening communion service and a Sunday morning service alternating between traditional (organ and piano) and praise band accompaniment.
Qualified applicants will be able to plan and lead worship in these various styles with equal skill and enjoyment. Areas of responsibility include worship planning (in collaboration with the pastor), directing the Adult Choir and Praise Band, overseeing worship technology, and coordinating worship volunteers.
For job description and application details visit
Contact: Kris Shay, search committee chair,

St. Aidan's Anglican Church

4911 Meredith Dr, Des Moines

Traditional hymns and responses. One low mass per month (no music). $90 per musical Sunday.

Contact Dr. Paul Knupp, sub-deacon, 515-361-2180

Capitol Hill Lutheran Church

511 Des Moines St, Des Moines

Part-time music director - 

Immediate Supervisor - Senior Pastor

Position Overview
The Music Director is in charge of tending to the music ministry of the congregation. This is a
part-time position with the expectation of 10-15 hours a week during the program year and 5 - 8
hours a week during the summer.
Bachelor or Masters in music, music theory, or a specific instrument preferred
Familiar with various expressions of Lutheran worship
Skilled on the organ or piano preferred
Attend weekly staff meetings preferred
Attend Worship and Music meetings preferred
Oversee additional music staff, Bell Choir Director, and coordinate with volunteers.
Coordinate with Pastor, staff, and volunteers to select hymns, liturgies, and special music for
Rehearse and lead music ensembles, particularly the CHLC Choir and Kids’ Choir - during the
program year.
Partner with our VBS program in the summer.
Ensure regular tuning and maintenance of all instruments.
Communicate effectively with staff and volunteers.
Skilled with technology to make communication efficient.
Ability to subscribe, prepare, and complete weekly copyright.
Reports to the Senior Pastor and HR Committee.
Attends continuing education opportunities, if available.
Contact: Rev. Minna Bothwell

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