For a candidate interested in a more diverse musical experience, the position also offers an opportunity to play more contemporary music on a Clavinova Electric Piano, direct bell choir and children's music groups. The candidate should feel open to explore different forms of music of interest to the congregation for use in the worship service.
The salary is negotiable according to the extent of the candidates' involvement in these other music ministry duties and stipends are paid for weddings and funerals. In addition to strong music skills, this person should enjoy working with eager volunteers and have strong people skills.
The United Church of Christ in Abington is located 20 miles south of Boston on route 18, Bedford Street. The town of Abington was established around this old New England parish and the present-day church still plays an active role in the community. As a result of the merger of three Abington churches in 1968, today's church is a unique blend of United Methodist and Congregational traditions and offers a wide range of music experiences.
Organ: Hutchings (1890) Electrified (1950) Retrackerized (1978)
Pianos: Vose & Sons Baby Grand (Sanctuary), Baldwin Spinet (Parish Hall) and one in storage, Clavinova Digital (Loft)
Bells: Whitechapel Bells (Loft), Tone Chimes (1 set)