MINISTRY OF MUSIC
SUMMARY: Help us Make a Joyful Noise! Music is part of the soul of our church. We are searching for a person or persons to lead our music ministry and blend into the harmony of our congregation. Individual(s) will have oversight of entire music ministry of the West Lebanon Congregational Church, United Church of Christ. Duties will include:
This position and salary can be shared between separate individuals if needed or preferred.
QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred – Bachelor’s degree in Music or equivalent;
Minimum Required – Ability to read music; Play piano; Direct Vocal Choir and Bell Choir.
40 weeks plus 4 special services. September through June, plus Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Pageant, Maundy Thursday. 2 paid vacation services. Functional responsibilities as organist/pianist, choir director, bell director. Annual Salary for entire Music Ministry position: $13,000. Job may be divided between individuals with proportionate division of salary.
Work closely with Pastor to support the theme and message of each service through music.
Rehearse Vocal Choir once per week for anthems during worship service. Schedule to be determined.
Provide organ or piano music at weekly services plus 4 special services at Thanksgiving (when we host), Christmas Eve, Christmas Pageant, Maundy Thursday.
Rehearse Bell Choir once per week for performance during services approximately once per month; currently meeting Tuesdays at 6 pm.
Oversee proper care and storage of bells.
Oversee and arrange for piano and organ tuning as required.
Assist Music Committee in arranging for music during summer months when choirs are not active.
Plan for special Music Sunday worship service (June).
Arrange for substitute coverage for vacation weeks.
Coordinate with our instrumental “combo” group for their regular participation in services.
Manage existing music library to maximize usefulness. New purchases of music will be coordinated with Music Committee and within budgetary guidelines.
Promote the love and joy of music as integral to worship
Provide accompaniment for funerals and weddings if mutually acceptable terms can be arranged. Payment is made individually outside of church finances.
Please send letter of inquiry and resumé to:
West Lebanon Congregational Church, U.C.C.
18 Maple Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784
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