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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 Linda Ricketts.

Job Listing - May 14, 2018

  • Minister of Music

First Congregational Church of Minnesota, UCC, 500 8th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

First Congregational Church of Minnesota, UCC, an Open & Affirming, Just Peace, Immigrant Welcoming, and Sanctuary Supporting spiritual community, is seeking applicants for the position of Minister of Music. The Minister of Music supports the spiritual life of the congregation by overseeing a music ministry that enriches worship and church activities. The Music of Minister will engage in collaborative worship planning, direct the choir, select repertoire, coordinate with musicians in the church and wider community, and play the organ and piano at a professional level. This position is a 12-month appointment at 20 hours per week from September through May and 10 hours per week from June through August. Compensation: salary range of $23,000-25,000, plus benefits.

To apply, please submit a resume with at least three references and a cover letter describing your interest in and qualification for the position, as outlined in the job description available at Send application materials to Jane McBride ( by June 15.

Job Listing - April 28, 2018

  • Executive Director

Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, 7111 W 151st St, #374, Overland Park, KS 66223

The Hymn Society seeks a qualified and passionate individual to provide executive leadership as we enter our second century and work to expand our services to all those who value congregational song. This position is offered as a full-time, salaried position, with salary commensurate with experience. Schedule flexibility is needed to accommodate travel, meetings and attendance at the annual conference. The Hymn Society’s main office is situated in Overland Park, KS, through August 2018, with staff in other geographic locations. The future location of the main office will be determined by the new executive director. 

The position will be available August 1, 2018. Applications received by June 7, 2018 will receive full consideration, though the search will remain open until the position is filled. By email only, submit a statement of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Marilyn Haskel and Jacque Jones, Search Committee Co-Chairs –

For complete job description, click here.

Job Listing - April 16, 2018

  • Organist

New Goshenhoppen UCC, 1070 Church Road, East Greenville, PA 18041

Salary: not listed
Number of Weekly Services: 2
Number of Weekly Rehearsals: 1
Hours per week: 12

The position involves playing for 2 services 8am & 10:30am on Sundays and accompanying the Choir on Wednesday nights. Ranges of styles of music vary from classical to modern. On occasion facility with keyboard type instruments is necessary. The organ was manufactured by LeHigh Organ Company and has 30 ranks, 3 manuals with a German tonal design. The Church has 2 handbell choirs, 2 other singing choirs, a brass choir and orchestra, all under the responsibility of Director of Music. This position is available after Easter 2018. Interested persons can obtain an application by contacting the church office at 215-679-2041. Visit our website:

For complete job description click here.

Job Listings - March 29, 2018

  • Director of Music
South Congregational First Baptist Church, New Britain, Connecticut, 06051

Job Description:
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Salary: $45,000.00 - $60,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
Number of Weekly Services: 1
Number of Weekly Rehearsals: 3
Ensembles: Chancel Choir, Handbells, Intergenerational Choir
Number Supervised: 5 or more
Hours per Week: More than 40
Organ Description:
Benefits: Book/Music Allowance, Continuing Education Allowance, Health Insurance, Retirement/pension, Sick Leave, Vacation

For complete job description, click here.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest describing how you meet the requirements presented in the job description, a current resume, and contact information for three references to Pastor Jane Rowe at South Church: The application deadline is end of business on May 31, 2018.

Job Listing - March 19, 2018

  • Part-time Music Director

The Congregational Church of Mercer Island, Washington (CCMI) is seeking someone with skills and passion to inspire and engage people in worship of God through music and the arts.  

We need someone who is spiritually alive, creative, and excited about what a Progressive Christian church can offer the wider community. Experience in choral conducting is required, along with appreciation of a wide variety of musical styles and ability to collaborate with our pastor in designing multi-sensory worship experiences.

The job includes planning time, a Thursday evening adult choir rehearsal and Sunday morning service, generally seven hours per week from mid-September through mid-June, with fewer hours over the summer. The salary is commensurate with the hours.

Please visit the CCMI website ( to learn more about the church, review the job description and hear recordings of our choir. To apply, please send a statement (not to exceed one page) to We would like to know what attracts you to the post and what relevant experience and qualifications you bring. Feel free to ask questions.

The job posting will remain open until April 16, 2018.

Job Listing - March 13, 2018

  • Organist
First Congregational Church, UCC 400 Main Street Farmington, NH 03835

8 - 10 hours per week
Salary - $10,000, commensurate with skill, experience and education
Benefits - not listed

The historic, 1875 First Congregational Church of Farmington, NH is seeking a part-time Organist for the 10 am Sunday service, who will rehearse with the 12 voice choir at 8:30 am prior to the service. Other worship services include Maundy Thursday, Easter and Christmas. Compensation for funerals, memorials and weddings at the church will be additional income.

The organ is an Allen Digital organ with a transposition component, two manuals, 2-1/2 octave pedals with a separate set of 21 chimes mounted in the sanctuary. The piano is a Kawai baby grand in excellent condition.

Part-time hours are approximately 8-10 hours per week. The successful candidate will be proficient in keyboard skills on organ and piano, with have excellent sight-reading abilities, be experienced in choir rehearsals and concert performance. A degree in music is preferred. Experience as a working musician will also be considered. This position is an excellent opportunity to develop a significant church Music Ministry with regional outreach at a church that celebrates its 200th year of ministry in 2019.

A salary of $10,000 will be offered to the ideal candidate, commensurate with skill, experience, and education.

For more information call First Congregational Church of Farmington at 603-755-4816 or email

Job Listing - March 1, 2018

  • Part-time director of children’s music and drama for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Congregational Church of New Canaan, 23 Park Street, New Canaan, CT 06840

20 hours per week, temporary, part-time employee
Salary - $2,000-3,000 per month, based on experience
Benefits – 2 weeks of paid vacation during the employment period
Cover letter and resume, sent to
Contact Kelly Morrissey at203-966-2651 ext. 822

Click here for full job description

Job Listings - February 14, 2018

  • Director of Music Ministry

First Church of Monson, 5 High Street, Monson MA 01057

Hours per week is 10-14.
Contract position
Benefits:  4 weeks vacation, 2 absences due to illness

This part-time position will be available in September, 2018. Responsibilities include playing for one Sunday service, directing one adult choir, leading a Thursday evening rehearsal, and coordinating the music program of the church with the liturgical year. The instruments available are a three manual 1891 Johnson pipe organ as well as a Yamaha grand piano. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Send resume or inquiries by April 15, 2018, to:

Mary Newland
19 Alden Thrasher Road
Monson MA 01057
or contact her at 413 267 3219.

  • Minister of Music
South Church in Andover, MA

Job Description: Click here

This is planned as a full-time position. Proposals for shared responsibility will also be considered. 5+ years of applicable experience are desirable

Contact: Martin Mason
               41 Central St
               Andover MA 01810

Phone: 978-475-0321



Job Listings - February 1, 2018

  • Choir Director

Bridgeport UCC Church,  621 NE 76th Ave., Portland OR 97213

Job Description: Click here for full job description

Number of Hours per week:  3+ hours
Salary: $624 per month, 9 month position from mid-Sept to mid-June
Benefits: none shown

Contact Information: Search Committee
                                  Bridgeport UCC Church
                                  see address above

Submit a cover letter, resume and any other material you feel would describe your interest in leading a choir in a progressive Christian church to

  • Director of Music
First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Rd., Shrewsbury MA 01545

Job Description: Click here for full job description.

Number of hours per week: This is a part-time, full year position.

Benefits: Paid vacation, holidays, sick time and bereavement leave

Salary: Salary: $30,000+ - $40,000+ per year
Benefits: Paid vacation, holidays, sick time and bereavement leave

Contact Information: Search Committee
                                  First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury
                                  19 Church Rd
                                  Shrewsbury MA 01545

Please submit a resume to the Search Committee at the above address or to Music Search Committee at

The position is to start in the summer of 2018.

Job Listing - January 24, 2018

  • Part Time Organist
Richville UCC, Navarre, OH

Presently have one Sunday ("traditional") service at 10:30am.  Available: 80 stop Allen organ and Kimball Grand Piano.  Special arrangements may be made for weddings/funerals.  Must be able to work in cooperation with the Pastor/Spiritual Life committee.  June-August off. Competitive per performance salary and  independent hire.  Position available immediately.

Job Description:

  1. Pick out and provide prelude, offertory, and postlude for Sunday 10:30am worship service and approximately 4 special evening services
  2. Music selection to compliment the scripture and Pastor’s sermon.
  3. Play for all hymns and other music selected by the choir director such as prayer response etc.
  4. Invoice the treasurer monthly for services rendered (per contracted amt) for payment end of each month.
  5. Weddings and funerals negotiable as to participants
  6. Organist to provide substitute upon absence September thru May. The Spiritual Life Committee to provide music for June thru August.
  7. Either party can give 6 week notice for termination of contract

Please send resume and references to:

Richville UCC
Attention Karen Gerber
6125 Richville Dr. SW
Navarre, OH 44662

For questions or for a copy of the job description, please call (330) 465-7912 or email

Job Listings - October 18, 2017

  • Organist/Pianist

Armenian Martyrs' Congregational Church, 100 N Edmonds Ave., Havertown, PA 19083

Number of Hours per week: Approximately 3 hours Sunday morning PLUS special services such as Christmas Eve, funerals, etc.
Salary: $175 for the Sunday morning (or special service)
Benefits: None

Job Description: Armenian Martyrs Congregational Church is a small UCC-affiliated church in Havertown. We're currently seeking an accomplished organist/pianist to play for our Sunday service, as well as funerals and other special services. Responsibilities include accompanying the choir (Sunday-morning rehearsal only), leading the congregational singing of hymns and other service music, and selecting appropriate organ/piano music for the service. Our ideal candidate is a skilled keyboard musician comfortable with a variety of styles and genres, an excellent sight-reader and accompanist, and a flexible professional with strong interpersonal and collaborative skills. Our congregation is very welcoming and appreciative of our music ministry, which features our all-volunteer choir as well as vocal and instrumental performers. 

Contact information: Interested candidates should send a resume and statement of interest to: or moreinformation about the church:

This is planned as a full-time position. Proposals for shared responsibility will also be considered. 5+ years of applicable experience are desirable
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