ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR WANTED (Old Saybrook, CT)
Organization: First Church of Christ in Saybrook (Congregational)
Salary Range: $20,000 -$30,000 depending on experience
First Church is seeking a part-time Organist/Choir Director approximately 16 hours a week beginning Sept, 2019. Position requires conducting weekly rehearsals and participation in Sunday worship - one service (10:30 a.m.), as well as for special worship services during the year.
A degree in sacred music, general music, music education or a related field is preferable but not required. Experience in creatively planning and presenting worship-appropriate music covering multiple musical genres. Must be proficient on organ and piano and recruit, direct and motivate a volunteer church choir.. Should be familiar with Christian worship services and prepare and present service music appropriate to the individual services; such as Lent, Good Friday, Easter, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Work with Pastor to plan music.
As choir director, should have a vision and plan for expanding the current adult choir and occasional small groups and soloists. Recruit, coach and motivate people with varying levels of musical experience. Rehearse the choir one week-night and briefly before worship from September through June, and arrange for and schedule special music and performers in the summer months when the choir is not singing. Choose and rehearse anthems and music appropriate to the level of choir’s expertise
Other: This person answers administratively to the Senior Pastor and collaborates with Music Ministry
The position is part-time, 16 - 20 hours a week including choir rehearsal and staff meeting.
There are no benefits to this position. Time off/sick time of 4 Sundays
Salary is $20,000 - $30,000 depending on experience.
Job Description available upon request.
Resume/profile and/or inquires can be sent to
Contact: Natalie DeVan, Chair of Music Ministry
email address: email@example.com
Church mailing address: 366 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Contact: Natalie DeVan
Address: 366 Main Street Old Saybrook CT 06475