Inspiring, educating and nurturing those
who minister through music and the arts

Open positions are listed simply as a service to our members and do not represent an endorsement of any position or its benefits by the United Church of Christ Musicians Association, Inc. We post the information when we receive it, but we cannot guarantee that any position still remains open. It is the responsibility of the job seeker to determine the legitimacy and appropriateness of a position.

To submit a job listing contact Greg Chestnut.

Job Listings - July 28, 2021

  • Senior Handbell Choir Director

First Congregational Church, Port Washington, Wisconsin

Seeking a director to rehearse a dedicated and experienced crew of ringers on Monday evenings and perform in church the third Sunday of each month September through May.  Five octaves of Malmark Handbells.  Inquiries may be made to Mike Spalding, Liturgy Team Chair at

  • Part-Time Minister of Music-Ledyard, CT

Ledyard Congregational Church, 722 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT 06339

Church Phone: 860-464-9926

Church Office email:

Ledyard Congregational Church, an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, is seeking a part-time Minister of Music. This position entails keyboard accompaniment, organ interest and directing our choir. The candidate will plan and collaborate with the pastor, worship team, staff, choir and instrumentalists to select and coordinate music for Sunday morning worship and other occasional seasonal services. Applicants should be comfortable with a variety of music styles, both traditional and contemporary.

We seek a person with a Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience.

Position is 10 hours per week, and is year-round.

Salary: $17,000 per year

Please send a cover letter with resume and professional references

Job Listing - July 16, 2021

  • Interim Director of Music Ministry

Union Congregational Chyrch, Montclair, NJ

Union Congregational Church in Montclair, NJ seeks an Interim Director of our Music Ministry who can lead a vibrant music program that serves the spiritual needs of our congregation.  The ideal candidate will have excellent keyboard and choral conducting skills and will be eager to collaborate with the clergy to provide a broad range of musical styles for our worship. A key goal of this position is to encourage our congregation’s large pool of professional and amateur musicians to explore new ways of using music to inspire, affirm and give voice to our love of God. 

The Interim Music Director is a half-time position, requiring about 20 hours /week.  We anticipate the Interim Director will serve for 18-24 months.

Salary range is $28,000-$35,000 for a half-time position. Total compensation can include excellent health, dental, and vision insurance. Qualified candidates are encouraged to provide a resume, cover letter, and a musical sample.                       Send via e-mail to:

Full description.

Job Listing - July 14, 2021

  • Music Director

Everett UCC, Everett, WA

Job SummaryThe Music Director is responsible for the music of the worship each Sunday. This includes songs/hymns for Sunday services and directing the church choir. The Music Director should be an experienced musician familiar with diverse Christian music. We are a progressive Christian community-oriented church, welcoming all who come and open to the gifts of the community. This is a part-time salaried position with accrued paid vacation, but no medical or dental benefits.

Job QualificationsThe Music Director should enjoy planning the music for worship and enjoy playing the piano or organ. Ability to play other instruments is a plus. Experience in leading a church choir  is desirable. The Music Director should take pleasure in interactions with the Pastor and members of the congregation to create the plan for music of the church. 

Contact: Ruth M. Brandon at 425-220-2476 or to ask questions, discuss your interest, and to get a fuller job description including skills needed, specific responsibilities, and salary and benefits.  Interviews for the permanent position will be after we receive resumes and discern options.

Job Listings - June 22, 2021

    • Director of Music

    Jordan UCC, Allentown, PA

    Jordan UCC, a growing, welcoming and busy West End Allentown needs talented musician to direct its music programs. Jordan features two (2) Sundaymorning services and currently has an adult choir and a bell choir. There is also a desire to explore a youth choir and contemporary worship. The Director of Music also arranges for music at special services (e.g. Easter, Christmas) and is responsible for securing licensing and copyrights for music used. Candidates for this half time position should be accomplished on both piano and organ and have experience leading a choir or musical group. A BS in Music or related major is required and a Master’s degree is preferred.

    Resumes may be sent to Dick Cipoletti,

    • Organist/Choir Director

    Northfield Community Church UCC, Northfield, Illinois

    Northfield Community Church UCC seeking an Organist/Choir Director to build upon and expand it’s 75 year history of traditional music ministry. This is a permanent part-time position with with good benefits and vacation time. Candidate should be proficient in piano and organ and have strong choral conducting skills. The church is located on the North Shore of Metropolitan Chicago.  Complete job description.

    • Organist and Choir Director
    First Congregational UCC, Wiscasset, Maine

      First congregational UCC of Wiscasset, Maine is seeking a part-time organist and choir director.  This is a year round, permanent position with the dedicated choir in session September through June.  for a complete job description, click here.

      • Music Director

      St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mokena, Illinois

      Lead a dynamic team of musicians in an active and growing church community. The part-time Director of Music Ministries and Worship Arts will organize, enhance and expand the church’s music program. Responsibilities include directing the adult vocal choir, instrumentalists, bell choirs, working with the drama team and special musicians, and encouraging/assisting youth to participate in the music ministry. The congregation appreciates both traditional and contemporary worship music. The Director oversees and coordinates the church’s music programs (adults and youth) including instruments and budget. This is a team ministry that includes working with the pastor, accompanists, musicians and planning committees. The Music Director will have a sense of ministry that leads inspiring worship and generates a sense of enthusiasm and fun for the musical groups, soloists and congregation. The church provides a competitive wage and supportive environment.

      Contact St. John’s UCC for a full position description.

      • Minister of Music
      • Worship Accompanist

      Decorah United Church of Christ, Decorah, Iowa

      Decorah United Church of Christ in NE Iowa seeks to fill two positions; Minister of Music and a Worship Accompanist.  The positions may be combined depending on experience and qualifications.  Decorah is home to Luther College.  The vibrant congregation is open and affirming and seeks team players to enrich all aspects of worship life.  Please see complete job descriptions: Minister of Music and Worship Accompanist.

      Job Listing - June 3, 2021

      • Organist/Choir Director

      Preston City Congregational Church, Preston, CT. 06365

      Position available Sept 2021.  The Organist/Choir Director is a part-time (12-15 hours weekly), year round, with the choir in session from September to June.  As a deeply valued and integral member of our staff, our next Organist/Choir Director will direct and nurture our dedicated choir averaging 10-12 voices weekly, and will support the worship experience through music for approx. 2 services each Sunday (9:00am and 10:30am). Organ is a 2 manual Allen Protégé organ.

      For full information, click here.

      Job Listing - May 26, 2021

      • Music Director
      Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, Sanibel Island, FL

      The Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ located on beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida is seeking a part time Music Director to replace its retiring director of many years.  Click here for the job description and contact information.

      Job Listing - May 18, 2021

      • Director of Music Ministry
      Avon Lake UCC, Avon Lake, OH

      Avon Lake UCC, a suburb of Cleveland seeks a Full-Time Director of Music Ministry. The candidate will work closely with Senior and Associate Ministers as well as a current staff of four part-time musicians to create and implement a diverse music program. The candidate will oversee all aspects of the church’s music ministry and will be encouraged to vision growth and programming. 

      Click here for for complete job description and contact information.

      Job Listing - April 20, 2021

      • Church Music Director 

      Orient Congregational Church UCC, Orient NY.

      Experienced organist, choir director, accompanist. Choir from Sept-June, soloists Jul-Aug.
      Conduct from the piano or organ as needed. Part Time. Approx. 10 hrs/wk. Salary $13,000 per year.
      Contact Priscilla Bull, 631-323-2720,

      Click here for complete job description.

      Job Listing - April 12, 2021

      • Director of Music 
      South Congregational – First Baptist Church, New Britain, CT
      • Responsibilities include oversight, planning and coordination of the church’s music program, both directing and accompaniment skills.
      • Choirmaster and organist. Direct Chancel Choir, develop intergenerational choir, build an expansive and inclusive ministry. Versed in a wide range of music styles, both traditional and contemporary.
      • Work closely with the pastor to shape services both in terms of musicality, hymnody and the lectionary.
      • Renowned Gress-Miles pipe organ.

      Our ideal candidate will also service as Artistic Director for The Music Series (

      Start date is August/September 2021. Full job description pending immediate approval from our Search Committee. For more information, please contact Pastor Jane Rowe (

      Click here for full job description

      Senior Handbell Choir Director

      First Congregational Church

      Port Washington, Wisconsin

      Seeking a director to rehearse a dedicated and experienced crew of ringers on Monday evenings and perform in church the third Sunday of each month September through May.  5 octaves of Malmark Handbells.  Inquiries may be made to Mike Spalding, Liturgy Team Chair at

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