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Music Director

Scotia United Methodist Church

201 North Ten Broeck St, Scotia, NY 12302

The Scotia United Methodist Church is seeking a Music Director.  The Music Director is responsible for the direction and facilitation of the music program of Scotia United Methodist Church.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Good organization and planning skills
  • Good communication skills with pastor, church leaders and parishioners
  • Knowledge and effective use of pipe organ and piano
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in a variety of situations
  • Dependable and punctual

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Working cooperatively with the Pastor, recommend anthems, responses, and other music as needed for worship.  The pastor retains choice of hymns.
  • Provide organ music for worship services.  Worship is 10:00 am each Sunday morning.
  • Work cooperatively with worship chairperson, who will make regular contact for coordination of special services.
  • Direct and accompany the adult choir in choral rehearsals weekly and a short Sunday morning warm-up prior to worship September through June.
  • Coordinate and recommend special music for worship during summer months (July, August and September) when choir is on recess.
  • Prepare choir and accompaniment for special services through the church year including, but not limited to; Advent and Lenten services.  For special services notice will be provided at least two months in advance.
  • Provide leadership for building the congregations’ music ministry.  Make available new resources and ideas to encourage participation.  Encourage vocal and instrumental music that involve children when appropriate.
  • Communicate with Trustees regarding the needs for tuning and maintaining the organ and piano.
  • Use of the church organ and piano for private teaching is permitted.

Work Hours:
20 hours per month on average which includes Sunday worship, weekly choir practice, a few special services during the year and average practice time (2 hours for every hour of service).

Personal Leave:
2 weeks paid vacation per year
Occasional other unpaid days off as requested in advance.

Compensation:
$15,000 annually

For more information and/or arrange for an interview contact Deb Elliott (518)339-2341, email delliott@cfnny.org

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Part Time Organist

Brunswick Church

42 White Church Ln, Troy, NY 12180
518-279-3792
www.brunswickchurch.org

Brunswick Church is seeking a part-time organist. They will provide organ and piano accompaniment for the Sunday 11:00 a.m. worship service, including choir and special music accompaniment.  The organist is requested to be available for the following:

  • weekly choir rehearsals (Sept. through June)
  • additional worship services during Advent and Lent
  • funeral services, as requested (right of first refusal for nonchurch affiliated individuals)
  • other events, as requested

The organist will report to the Senior Pastor and collaborate with Choir Director, and the worship planning team, to select music appropriate to the theme of the worship services.

Contact:
Pastor Henry Kim
henry@brunswickchurch.org
518-279-3792

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Choir Director

Brunswick Church

42 White Church Ln, Troy, NY 12180
518-279-3792
www.brunswickchurch.org

Brynswick Church is seeking a part time Choir Director.  Position involves planning the music and directing the activities of the church choir and several emsembles (i.e., women’s vocal group, men’s vocal group, and an instrumental group), including scheduled rehearsals and weekly performance at the 11:00am Sunday service.  Pay will be based on experience.  Experience directing a church choir is required.

Contact:
Pastor Henry Kim
henry@brunswickchurch.org
518-279-3792

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Part time Music Director 

2nd Congregational Church

Williamstown, MA

Seeking a part-time music director.  The work is expected to take 5-8 hrs/wk.  Duties include working with the pastor to plan music for the weekly services and providing accompaniment on organ and/or piano for all services.

Would also consider a candidate to serve as organist/pianist only.

For full description of duties, salary, etc. e-mail dukedoc76@hotmail.com

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Part time Music Director 

First Church of Christ, Congregational (MA)

27 East Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Salary $22,000
Part-time: 15-20 hours per week
Sunday Worship Service plus Maundy Thursday & Christmas Eve
Instruments: Austin Organ, Four Manual (1952 & 1959), Steinway piano
Choir rehearsals:  One per week and Sunday Warm Up –  September through May.

Send Resume to:
Music Director Search Committee
First Church of Christ, Congregational
27 East Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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