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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 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

  • Director of Music 

First Congregational Church, UCC, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Position Summary: The Director of Music shall be responsible for all music in worship and all other special services. He/She shall serve as organist and primary director of all choirs and ensembles.

Skills and qualifications required:

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree in music performance or education. 

Experience desired: One year of work experience in church music, public school teaching, or other music educational work as well as proficiency in playing organ/ keyboard and conducting which includes chancel choir, small ensembles, youth choir and bell choir

20 hours/week average

Salary plus benefits available (as outlined in church's personnel policy)

Click here for full job description

Send your resume and three references to the attention of Rev. Dr. M. G. Martell Spagnolo at FCC@firstcongucc.com.

First Congregational Church United Church of Christ 
300 South Minnesota Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 336-3072
www.firstcongucc.com


  • 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

    Job Listing - August 8, 2018

    • Music Minister
    Church on the Hill, 55 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240

    Job Summary:

      • Lead church’s music program;
      • Provide music and accompaniment at worship services, weddings, and funerals;
      • Coordinate the participation of guest musicians;
      • Arrange for musical leadership for planned absences.
    5 to 8 hours per week
    Salary: not listed
    Benefits: not listed


    Click here for full job description.

    Contact: The Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson; jnelson@lenoxucc.org


    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 office@egchurch.necoxmail.com.

    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: Office@egchurch.necoxmail.com. 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 - 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: pastor@nrucc.org

    www.nrucc.org


    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: karmengusa@charter.net  or, The Congregational Church UCC, 947 Skyline Drive SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902, church office 507-289-4581 or email: church@congoroch.org



    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: www.newgoshucc.org

    For complete job description click here.

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