Director of Music

United Protestant Church of Grayslake | Grayslake, IL
Date posted: November 10, 2022
Director of Music
Contact Name: Rev. Jason Okrzynski, PhD
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: (847) 223-8131
Deadline: December 9, 2022


In 1889, some of Grayslake’s earliest settlers met on their own to worship and pray each Sunday. These pioneers and their descendants started the local Congregational and Methodist Churches. The two churches united in 1950 to become the United Protestant Church of Grayslake. In 1954 the sanctuary was constructed and in 1958 the education wing was built.Today, we are an active and growing congregation serving in a variety of fields of ministry in Grayslake, Illinois, Lake County, and abroad. We provide diverse programs of worship, education, fellowship and service in the name of Jesus Christ. We believe that all persons are of sacred worth and are called to be part of God’s family. We live by God’s grace and in response to that grace we seek to serve all persons.



  • Direct choirs at weekly Sunday morning services as well as holy week services, three Easter and Three Christmas Eve Services.
  • Direct weekly rehearsals, as well as warm up and Sunday music.
  • Inform the UPC Administrative Assistant what music and musicians need to be in the Sunday bulletin by 9 AM on Thursday morning
  • Select and order music for the choirs
  • Schedule cleaning of choir robes
  • Attend monthly Worship Committee Meetings
  • Attend seasonal worship planning meetings (approx. 2 per year)
  • Meet with Senior Pastor quarterly for coordination of music in worship
  • Arrange for replacement conductor in the event of absence
  • Arrange for alternative music if choir is not able to present (Worship Committee and Pastor must have 2 weeks notice of such event)
  • Support and develop the experience of congregational singing
  • Maintain music library
  • Coordinate maintenance of bells and other instruments with Worship Committee



  • Strong attention to detail
  • Quality focus
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and adjust as needed to complete work in a timely manner
  • Open and adaptable to change
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Self-starter
  • Demonstrates ability to guide music program and influence decisions
  • Understanding of Christian music
  • Degree in music preferred, or equivalent choral conducting experience
  • Be proficient in choral conducting and, at least, one instrument (ex:. voice, piano, guitar)
  • Teach proper technique to singers and ringers
  • Be able to direct and motivate choir to perform at their best
  • Work well and openly communicate with Pastors, staff, Worship Committee and choir members


Part-Time, approx. 10 hours/week

Please contact Rev Jason Okrzynski with inquiries and resume at: [email protected]

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