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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 - July 12. 2018

  • Director of Music

East Granby Congregational Church, P. O. Box 390, East Granby, CT 06026-0390

Job Description: MUSIC DIRECTOR part-time position at East Granby Congregational Church, East Granby, CT to work with the longstanding vocal and handbell choirs in the church. Position requires regular rehearsals on Wednesday (vocal) and Thursday (bells) nights, rehearsal and conducting for Sunday service. Must be experienced conducting both handbell and vocal choirs. Candidates will be auditioned by representatives from both choirs as well as at-large congregation members. Contact

A more detailed job description will be available upon request.

Number of Hours/Week: 20 hours per week
Salary: $18,500 as an employee
Benefits: No benefits

Contact Information: The church telephone number is (860) 653-2987.

Information Submitted: Please send cover letter, resume with references to the church address above attention of Music Director Search Committee

Job Listings - July 3, 2018

  • Music Director

First Congregational Church, UCC, 1500 9th Ave., Longmont, CO 80501

Part Time: 8-12 hours per week during program year, mid-August through mid-June.
The salary will be announced at the time of the interview. 
No Benefits

Generally speaking, the Music Director supports the spiritual life of the congregation by overseeing a music ministry that enriches worship and church activities. The Music Director will engage in collaborative worship planning with Ministers, Keyboardist, and lay leaders, direct the choir, select repertoire, coordinate with musicians in the church and wider community, and offer opportunities for participation by people of varying ages, abilities, and musical backgrounds. The position includes planning and practice time. The Senior Minister supervises the Music Director.

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All interested candidates can apply through the email

Job Listings - June 29, 2018

  • Director of Music Ministry/Piano Accompanist

Lake Oswego United Church of Christ, Lake Oswego, OR

Progressive, vibrant church in Lake Oswego, Oregon seeks creative, skilled Director of Music Ministry/ Piano Accompanist to lead the musical life of the congregation. We are looking for an experienced church musician who enjoys working in a variety of musical styles.

Responsibilities include worship planning in collaboration with the Pastor, Choir Director, and Worship Team; playing piano; providing musical leadership during worship; accompanying the choir; recruiting musicians within the congregation; and nurturing the musical life of the church.

Click here to see the full position descriptions and application instructions.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to by Sunday, August 5, 2018

Job Listings - June 25, 2018

  • Music Director/Organist/Pianist

Union Congregational Church in North Reading, MA seeks a music director/organist/pianist.  The position will include music for our weekly worship service and for special services during the course of the year as well as the direction of an adult choir and a monthly bell choir and children’s choirs.  Interested candidates should be open to a variety of musical styles and have experience playing both the organ and piano.   The position will require an average of 12-14 hours per week and compensation, depending on experience, will be between $22,000 and $24,000. Additional compensation for weddings and funerals. Interested applicants are invited to send their resumes to:

Union Congregational Church
148 Haverhill Street
North Reading, MA 01864

Attention: Rev. Dr. Richard Hughes

Resumes may also be emailed to:

  • Worship and Music Director
First Congregational Church, Litchfield, CT
Historic First Congregational Church of Litchfield seeks a part-time Worship and Music Director (15-17 hours/week), whose chief task is to direct and lead our congregation in worship. The desired candidate should be a competent organist, pianist, choir director, as well as possess a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and whose faith inspires the congregation to worship.

The Part-time Worship and Music Director will provide leadership over all aspects of the music and worship program consistent with the church’s vision. This includes building the adult, youth, and children’s programs and actively cultivating relationships with musicians within the congregation and the community.

Working in collaboration with the Senior Minister and support staff, the ideal candidate will assume responsibility for the selection, preparation, and performance of Sunday worship music which encourages congregational participation.  This person will have general oversight and provide leadership for the contemporary worship service, planning and execution of concerts, bell choir, musical ensembles, soloists, and special occasions.

The candidate should possess strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Duties also include scheduling, budgeting, contracting outside musicians, ordering music, and overseeing the maintenance of church instruments.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application deadline: July 31, 2018.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Music and Worship Search Team
First Congregational Church of Litchfield
PO Box 386
Litchfield, CT 06759

or e-mail:

Job Listing - May 24, 2018

  • Organist/Pianist

The Congregational Church UCC, 974 Skyline Drive SW, Rochester, MN  55902

The Congregational Church UCC in Rochester, Minnesota is in search of an organist/pianist beginning September 2018 through May 2019.  

  • 4-6 hours/week:  Thursday choir rehearsal, Sunday worship, personal rehearsal time, occasional special services. 
  • Salary range:  $150 Sunday worship + $50 Thursday choir rehearsal = $200 / week.  Mileage included, if applicable. Compensation paid per service and rehearsal plus incremental signing bonuses and mileage (if applicable).
  • No benefits
Click here for full job description.

For questions or interest, please contact Karmen Gusa, Director of Music at 507-282-9685 or 507-269-9144 or email:  or, The Congregational Church UCC, 947 Skyline Drive SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902, church office 507-289-4581 or email:

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 –

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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:

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