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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 - October 23, 2018

  • Music Director (for 2019)
Park Hill Presbyterian Church, North Little Rock, arkansas

Our church is looking for the right part-time (or more) musician to lead us into God’s future! 

The successful candidate will: have 3-5 years’ experience leading church music with a BA in music or equivalent, love to rehearse and lead choir, play the piano and/or organ with performance-level proficiency, support contemporary and traditional music in worship, be excited about starting intergenerational and children’s choir opportunities, possess good interpersonal and communication skills and be interested in growth. 

A great candidate may also: accompany choir during rehearsals and Sunday worship, rehearse and lead handbell choir, interest in intergenerational chime choir, maintain instruments and music library, have interest in professional development and staff leadership.  Salary $11,000-21,000 as experience and negotiation allows; may be combined with other positions; childcare available for most rehearsals; vacation, sick and continuing ed available; all applications reviewed, interviews begin in November 2018.  See website at ParkHillPres.org. Applications and questions to parkhillpres@sbcglobal.net or 501-753-9533.


Job Listings - October 5, 2018

  • Organist/Pianist

Congregational Church of Grafton, U.C.C., 30 Grafton Common, Grafton, Ma. 01519

The Congregational Church of Grafton, U.C.C. is a church of 100 members. We have a good quality Wicks pipe organ, a Mason & Hamlin grand piano, a two-octave set of hand-bells, and a small but committed choir. Talented youth in the congregation also participate in the adult choir, or with instruments, and we want someone to encourage and utilize these individuals. We have a good music library. 

5 hours per week
Salary of $8,000 and 4 Sundays paid vacation per year.
The Organist shall have permission to conduct private organ lessons and make the organ available to qualified students.

Click here for complete job description

Qualified applicants should email a resume and cover letter to:

Bob McLean, Chair 
Music Committee
Congregational Church of Grafton
mclean.rr@gmail.com 


Job Listings - September 21, 2018

  • Director of Music and Organist

First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, UCC, 10 West Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63110

Compensation: This position is based on 30 hours per week
Salary is negotiable commensurate with experience
Benefits package includes health and dental insurance, term life/disability insurance, and pension allocations, personal days and vacation.


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Contact Information: Please send a resume and cover letter by October 31 to:
Ms. Chris von Weise at chrisvonyz@gmail.com


Job Listings - September 14, 2018

  • Director of Music

St. Lucas UCC, 11735 Denny Rd, St. Louis, MO 63126

Qualifications

  •  Bachelor of Art in Music or Music Education or equivalent
  •  At least 3 years experience directing a choir
  •  Musician with experience in a wide variety of musical avenues
  •  Keyboard skills preferred
  •  Ability to work with people in a team setting
  •  Good organizational skills

Reporting Relationships

  •  The Director of Music reports to the Senior Minister
  •  The Church Council through the Church and Ministry Committee has final authority in all staffing concerns

Responsibilities

  •  Provide overall leadership for the music programs of the church
  •  Directing the St. Lucas choir
  •  Coordinate the inclusion of musical resources in the worship planning process led by the ministers for weekly worship and oth-er worship events
  •  Ensure that quality choral, hand bell or instrumental music is provided for all weekly and special services
  •  Coordinate the recruitment, training, development, and direction of all musical groups
  •  Supervise the work of all paid musicians who are either regular musical staff or contracted musicians for special events
  •  Coordinate the scheduling of rehearsal times for music groups
  •  Interface with other program areas of the church
  •  Prepare the annual music budget, in consultation with church staff and lay leaders
  •  Oversee the proper maintenance of all musical instruments and do so within budget
  •  Provide opportunities and invite a wide variety of persons to participate in musical events
  •  Coordinate and maintain the use of the proper worship paraments for the Chancel according to the seasons of the church year and for other liturgical events such as communion
  •  In consultation with the Senior Minister, develop and coordinate any needed worship support teams to bring to life the church’s stated core value of worship
  •  Develop and lead special musical events
  •  Fill in for the organist and lay music directors as needed

Interested? Email your resume and cover letter to hello@stlucasucc.org


Job Listings - September 2, 2018

  • Part-time Organist/Pianist

First Congregational Church, 127 Winnacunnet Road, Hampton, NH 03842

Reports to: Music Director, Pastor and Board of Wardens

Minimum Qualifications: Standard high school diploma or satisfactory completion of a General Education Development (GED) Testing program; degree and/or training and experience in the field of music preferred.

Goal: Provide high quality organ and/or piano music and accompaniment in order to facilitate the musical dimension of worship as led by the Music Director and the Pastor. The organist/pianist will be diligent in preparation and performance, and will collaborate with others to provide and enable the highest standard of worship.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide quality music for scheduled Sunday morning worship services (1 per Sunday) to include preludes, postludes, hymns, offertories, communion music, etc… as required
  • Provide quality accompaniment for scheduled special services such as Ash Wednesday, Christmas Eve, etc… as required in collaboration with the Music Director
  • Demonstrate diligent preparation for all music provided through high level, well-delivered performances
  • Meet and collaborate as needed with others in preparation for service music and worship plans
  • Follow work schedule and attendance requirements in a regular, predictable and punctual manner
  • Review current developments, literature and technical source information related to job responsibility
  • Ensure adherence to good safety practices

Details

  • One worship service per Sunday (9:00 a.m. Summer, 10:00 a.m. Fall-Spring)
  • Flexible schedule of 3-4 Sundays per month - one Sunday off which is scheduled with Music Director
  • Summer Schedule - flexible with more time off as needed - schedule to be determined with Music Director
  • No regular choir rehearsals/choir accompanying but open to an occasional request in advance should a special need arise
  • Wedding/Funeral music opportunities available for additional fee to be paid directly to the organist/pianist
  • $125 per worship service with yearly reviews

Please send a resume and cover letter via mail or e-mail to:

Jennifer Ramsay, Director of Music
First Congregational Church
127 Winnacunnet Road
Hampton, NH 03842

603-926-2837
music@fcchampton.org

Job Listings - August 29, 2018

  • Organist/Pianist
Armenian Martyrs' Congregational Church, 100 N. Edmonds Ave., Havertown, PA 19083

    Armenian Martyrs’ Congregational Church is a small UCC-affiliated church in Havertown, PA, seeking an accomplished organist/pianist to play for our 11 a.m. Sunday service (currently for the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month – possibly more), as well as funerals and other special services. Responsibilities include accompanying the choir (Sunday-morning rehearsal only), playing for 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.

    Compensation starts at $175 per Sunday-morning, depending on level of skills and experience.

    Our congregation is very welcoming and appreciative of our music ministry, which features an all-volunteer choir as well as vocal and instrumental performers. Interested candidates should send a resume and statement of interest to mkloiselle@gmail.com.

    For more information about AMCC: http://www.amccpa.org/

    Job Listings - August 15, 2018

    • Director of Music/Organist                                 
    United Reformed Church,  Somerville, NJ


    Specific Duties of the Director of Music/Organist

    • Develop, organize, direct, schedule, and accompany the adult choir
    • Maintain the agreements for additional musicians (vocal and/or instrumental) who are hired to supplement Sunday services or special services
    • Play the organ, piano, and/or keyboard for regularly scheduled worship services
    • Provide preludes and postludes for regularly scheduled worship services

    The Music Director will be expected to be present for all services during the seasons of Advent (including Christmas Eve), Lent (including Ash Wednesday and Good Friday), and for the 12th Night Boar’s Head Festival.

    • Consult with the pastor relative to the selection of hymns to be sung by the congregation
    • Maintain or schedule maintenance for the organ, pianos, and handbells
    • Maintain the music library and the choir room
    • Attend staff meetings as requested
    • Work with the Worship Committee regarding music budget and any other matters
    • Meet annually with the Personnel Committee to review the job description and performance
    • Work with the Directors of the 12th Night Boar’s Head Festival

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Hires, supervises, and dismisses section leaders and instrumentalists
    • Submits section leader and instrumentalist records to Church Treasurer for payment
    • Finds substitutes for Sundays off

    Capabilities required

    • Is a highly capable organist
    • Is able to perform on other keyboards (piano, clavinova)
    • Enjoys working with a mostly volunteer set of singers
    • Knowledge of basic choral skills
    • Is able to direct a handbell choir
    • Uses the computer effectively for communications
    • Performs and leads music in a range of musical styles

    Compensation: Range of $1,500 to $1,833 monthly (annualized, $18,000 to $22,000)

    Time expected:     Average 10-12 hours/week

    Resources available include

    • Budget for Paid Section Leaders and Additional Instrumentalists – to be administered in consultation with the Worship Committee
    • Volunteer assistance (if requested) with maintenance of music library
    • Full-size office provided in church
    • Organ: 3 Manual + Pedal Hartman-Beaty, 42 Ranks, 29 voices with electro-mechanical chest action (additional specifications provided on request)
    • Piano: Yamaha C3 Baby Grand in Sanctuary (lesser quality pianos in choir room, lounge, and Fellowship Hall)
    • Yamaha Clavinova
    • Various Percussion instruments in-house

    Reply with interest and resume to:  pastor@urcsomerville.org


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