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Job Listings: October 20, 2021

Music Director

Charlotte Congregational Church, Charlotte, VT

The Charlotte Congregational Church, an open and affirming congregation of the UCC, is seeking a new Music Director. Primary responsibilities include accompanying congregational singing, leading choir rehearsals, and conducting & accompanying the choir for Sunday morning worship services. Click here for job description.


Accompanist

    Solon Community Church, UCC, Solon, OH

    Solon Community Church seeks a part-time organist/pianist to perform music during regular Sunday worship services, and limited special services. Click here for job description.


    Job Listing: October 16, 2021

    Organist/Pianist

    Trinity Great Swamp UCC, Spinnerstown, PA

    Historic Trinity Great Swamp UCC in Bucks County, Pennsylvania is looking for an organist/pianist to provide both traditional and contemporary music for their congregation. Click here for overview and click here for complete job description.


    Job Listings: October 9, 2021

    Organist/Pianist

    Orient Congregational Church, UCC, Orient, NY

    Orient UCC, on the tip of the North Fork of Long Island, NY, is looking for an organist/pianist for their single weekly worship service. The small, friendly church has an Allen organ and Kawai baby grand. The annual salary is $13,000. For full description click here.


    Choir Director/Accompanist

    Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, Guilderland, NY

    Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, Guilderland, NY (near Albany) is searching for a choir director/accompanist to both direct the choir and play for the weekly worship service. For full description click here.


    Music Director

      Falcon Heights, UCC, Falcon Heights, MN

      Falcon Heights UCC, in suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul, has an opening for a Music Director. For a salary of $25,000 per year, the music director would both direct the choir and play for Sunday services. They are looking for a strong musician who can encourage congregants’ participation in worship, and especially rebuild the youth choir. At this time, some services are pre-recorded and some are live. For full description click here


      Interim Organist/Pianist

        Pilgrim Church of Duxbury UCC, Duxbury, MA

        Duxbury UCC, on Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts, is seeking an interim organist/pianist to play for their weekly hybrid worship service. For more information click here


        Job Listings - September 24, 2021

        Director of Music and Fine Arts

          Claremont United Church of Christ, Claremont, CA

          Claremont United Church of Christ is looking for a Director of Music and Fine Arts to lead a music program that places high value on out-of-the-box creativity, working in a diversity of musical genres and instrumentations, and developing relationships with local artists who serve as guest musicians at each service. The Director will be leading a chancel choir, a handbell choir, future youth choir, and coordinating the Music and Fine Arts program. An accomplished organist is already on staff. 

          Apply to: Rev. Dr. Jen Strickland and Rev. Dr. Jacob Buchholz by email to jen@claremontucc.org and jacob@claremontucc.org

          Click here for complete job description.


          Organist and Choir Director

            First Congregational UCC, Wiscasset, ME

              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. Salary range of $15,000 to $18,000. Hopeful start date of January 1st, 2022. For a complete job description, click here.


              Minister of Music

                Decorah United Church of Christ, Decorah, IA

                Decorah United Church of Christ in NE Iowa seeks a Minister of Music.  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 description: Minister of Music


                Job Listings - September 1, 2021

                Interim Director of Music Ministry

                  Hiland Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA

                  Responsibilities: 

                  • Organist/pianist for worship services at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays
                  • Direct the chancel choir 
                  • Select some of the music for Sunday worship services
                  • Teach music to children to sing on occasion during Sunday worship 
                  • Coordinate the Praise Band and Handbell Choir 
                  • Select music for and direct the Christmas Cantata and Good Friday Cantata
                  • In conjunction with the Director of Christian Formation, direct the children’s Christmas Pageant 

                  Time commitment: Part-time, 15-20 hours a week, with commitments most weeks on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Additional time may be needed to rehearse the Christmas Cantata, Good Friday Cantata, and Christmas Pageant.  Participate in monthly Worship and Music meetings.  Participate in weekly staff meetings as availability allows. 

                  Skills needed: 

                  • Proficient in playing the organ and piano
                  • Excellent working with people of all ages, and providing both musical and spiritual leadership 
                  • Organized and able to coordinate the contributions of multiple groups of musicians 
                  • An appreciation for multiple styles of music, both traditional and contemporary 

                  A complete job description is available upon request. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Elisabeth Hartwell, Pastor of Hiland Presbyterian Church (hilandpastor@gmail.com).  Questions can also be directed to Pastor Elisabeth. The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 30, 2021. 

                   

                  Director of Music

                    First Congregational Church UCC, Burlington, VT

                    Seeking a creative Director of Music to lead a vibrant music program with a strong foundation in classical sacred music with hopes of expanding the program to include greater diversity of musical offerings.  Located in downtown Burlington, the church is an open and affirming congregation of about 300 members. The candidate will direct the adult choir, provide music for weekly Sunday worship including piano, organ, and other instruments. Work with a music staff that may include children’s, youth, and handbell directors. Part-time position of 12 - 20 hours weekly.  Salary range is $25 - 38K annually.  

                    Click here for full description.

                    Submit a cover letter, resume, to FCCBMusicSearch@firstchurchburlington.org

                    or mail to :

                    Music Director Search
                    First Congregational Church of Burlington, United church of Christ
                    38 S. Winooski Ave.
                    Burlington, VT 05401



                    Job Listing - July 28, 2021

                    Part-Time Minister of Music 

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

                      Church Phone: 860-464-9926

                      Church Office email: Ledyard.cong.church@snet.net

                      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 to: ledyard.cong.church@snet.net

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