A self-supporting association of, by and for musicians
serving UCC churches across the United States

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 - March 19, 2018

  • Organist/Pianist

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2801 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 

Job Description: 

First Congregational UCC is a progressive church located near UNM Hospitals. We are an Open and Affirming, Green Justice, Peace with Justice congregation, active in social justice concerns. Average attendance in worship is 140 people. We are seeking an accomplished musician to play for our Sunday service and occasional special services, weddings and funerals. Responsibilities include accompanying our choir (which rehearses on Sunday mornings), leading congregational singing from the keyboard, and selecting and performing appropriate preludes and postludes. During the summer the organist collaborates with soloists while the choir is on vacation. We have a 3-manual, 25-rank Reuter pipe organ and a Weinbach baby grand piano. 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. The organist will work with our music director/choir director and our pastor to shape the music of our worship services. We have a welcoming congregation that truly appreciates the efforts of our musicians.

Number of Hours per week: 3 hrs on Sunday, 3 hr planning meetings 6 times per year, occasional special services
Salary: $12,624 per year
Benefits: None shown

Contact information: Ruth Striegel, Music Director,  ruth.striegel@gmail.com

Submit a resume and statement of interest to Ruth Striegel at email address shown above.

For more information about the church, please check our website, http://firstuccabq.org/.

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 farmingtonnhucc@metrocast.net.

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 Kelly@godsacre.org.
Contact Kelly Morrissey at203-966-2651 ext. 822

Click here for full job description

Job Listing - February 23, 2018

  • Director of Music Ministries

The Bath Church (United Church of Christ), 3980 West Bath Rd., Akron, OH 44333 seeks a dynamic musician for the position Director of Music Ministries. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in music (or equivalent experience) with a minimum of five years experience. The Director, in consultation with the Senior Minister, will coordinate the overall music ministry of the congregation and provide direction for music in worship; a vital and thriving component of the congregation's worship life. The Bath Church is a multi-staff church of 900 members in suburban Akron, Ohio. Interested applicants may contact the church at search@bathucc.org for a job description and application.

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

Email: search@southchurch.com

Website: southchurch.com

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 Bridgeport.rocks@gmail.com.

  • Director of Music

Roslindale Congregational Church, UCC, 25 Cummins Hw, Rosindale, MA 02131

Job Description:

Provide music during Sunday worship. Direct choir rehearsals and direct them during Sunday worship.
Collaborate with pastor and music committee to plan music throughout the church year.
College level education in music preferred.
Ability to play piano and organ.
Experience in choir direction.
Enjoy working in a church environment with singers and other musicians.

Number of hours per week: 5-8
Salary: $300-$500 per week (This is position is for an employee and not a contractor. )
Benefits: None Shown

Contact Information: Steve Sears
                                  Roslindale Congregational Church, UCC
                                  see address above

Submit a resume to Steve Sears at roslindale.congregational@gmail.com

  • Director of Music and Fine Arts
Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Job Description: Click here for full job description

Number of Hours per week: Fulltime
Salary: $50,000-$60,000 negotiable, commensurate with candidate's education and experience
Benefits: Four weeks paid vacation, annuity, music stipend and continuing education

Contact Information: Rev. Jacob Buchholz, jacob@claremontucc.org
                                  233 Harrison Ave
                                  Claremont CA 91711

Submit a cover letter and resume to Rev. Jacob Buchholz either by the email address listed above or to the street address above by USPS mail.

  • 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 fccsmpersonnel@gmail.com.

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 richvilleucc@att.net.

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: mkloiselle@gmail.com. or moreinformation about the church: http://www.amccpa.org/

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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