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.
*Excellent keyboard and choral conducting skills required, organ skills a plus
*Strong foundation in the classical church music tradition, and skilled in a broad range of worship music genres.
*Strong skills in communication, ability to maintain friendly and effective working relationship with staff, volunteers, and members of congregation
*Select and perform appropriate musical pieces, including accompaniment of choir and congregational singing for regular Sunday services, and special services, as planned in collaboration with the Ministers and other staff.
*Plan and conduct weekly rehearsals for the adult choir, nurturing new participation and a positive environment for choir members.
*Supervise and support Directors of Youth and Children's Choirs and Handbell Choirs and Section Leaders.
*Arrange for the care and maintenance of the church's musical instruments
*Arrange for substitutes to cover planned absences
*Work with appropriate staff and lay leaders regarding music programs, including attendance at staff meetings and monthly Worship Committee meetings.
*Attend to other administrative tasks such as maintaining our music library
*Provide music at weddings and funerals for a separate stipend; assist in securing a substitute if unavailable
Reports to the Senior Minister
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Instruments include:
*Austin full-pipe organ (1970) in good working condition.
*Steinway Grand Piano in excellent condition, 2 additional baby grand practice pianos.
*Restored Harpsichord in good working condition.