JOB POSTING: DIRECTOR OF MUSIC (DM)
Central Congregational United Church of Christ is seeking a part‐time Director of Music (DM).
- Two Sunday morning services – 8:30 (no choir) & 11:00 (choir)
- Weekly Choir rehearsal only on Sunday mornings between services!
- Weekly Worship Planning meeting (~one hour virtual with ministers during week)
- Flexible schedule for personal prep, rehearsing guest musicians, broader planning/administration, etc.
- 20-25 hours per week
Come make your musical note with us as part of the right side of church history! Central Church has been on rock solid ground for almost 150 years, but we haven’t left our thinking in the 1800s. We celebrate an open and progressive Christian theology, and the UCC denomination is deeply committed to social justice, peace advocacy and leadership roles for ALL!
The DM will be a key member of the worship planning team and will be responsible for the overall musical experience in worship and other music programming in the life of the church. We have ~100 regular attenders in person and via Zoom streaming across two services.
The 11 a.m. service is more traditional, and the DM will play service music, and conduct and accompany a volunteer ~15 member choir that sings works from many musical genres; the DM will play piano for the smaller, more contemplative 8:30 a.m. service. Proficiency on piano is vital; if you play guitar or pipe organ that is a welcome bonus! Our organ is a 13 rank Schantz dating from 1993. Our piano is a Steinway Model L dating from the late 1980’s.
Cool fact – our sanctuary provides a breathtaking view of our nature preserve and the changing seasons to complement our exploration of music in diverse and creative ways. Check out the pix on our website (www.central-ucc.org) and YouTube (centralcongregationalucc).
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How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and other relevant materials highlighting qualifications to email@example.com
[Posted 21 APR 2023]