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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ledyard Congregational Church, 722 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT 06339
Church Phone: 860-464-9926
Church Office email: Ledyard.email@example.com
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Listing - July 16, 2021
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: email@example.com
Job Listing - July 14, 2021
Everett UCC, Everett, WA
Job Summary: The 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 Qualifications: The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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, email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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Job Listing - May 26, 2021
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
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.
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Job Listing - April 20, 2021
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Job Listing - April 12, 2021
Our ideal candidate will also service as Artistic Director for The Music Series (https://www.musicseries.org/).
Start date is August/September 2021. Full job description pending immediate approval from our Search Committee. For more information, please contact Pastor Jane Rowe (email@example.com).
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.