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ORGANIST/CHORAL DIRECTOR 

Newark United Methodist Church

 

Background:

Newark United Methodist Church is a mid-sized congregation nestled in the midst of the college town of Newark, Delaware.  A strong music program has always been an attraction of the church which includes a Chancel Choir of approximately 30 people and various other music groups, enhanced by a Casavant Freres Opus 3684 organ.

 

Mission Statement:

NUMC is a congregation of open hearts, open minds, and open arms.  We welcome and affirm you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, regardless of your race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, social or economic status, physical and mental ability, or religious affiliation.  We are all God’s beloved children.

 

Expectation: The Organist/Choral Director shall be a person of faith who is committed to the Newark United Methodist Church (NUMC) congregation and to its ministries.  The Organist/Choral Director will successfully implement a God-centered music ministry which is inspiring and welcoming to those who attend NUMC and to the Newark community

in general.  

 

Accountable to:

  • Pastoral staff of NUMC

  • Staff/Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) of NUMC

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate musical content of all liturgical worship services  

  • Schedule/coordinate musical groups for worship

  • Serve as organist at traditional services (8:00 and 9:30)

  • Act as liaison with Son Spirit contemporary service leadership

  • Direct adult and children choirs

  • Select music for singing choirs

  • Develop and supervise music ministry budget and maintain accurate accounting of finances

  • Ensure regular maintenance of the organ, pianos, and other instruments, while also be attentive to care and expansion of the music library

  • Provide organ music for special services, weddings and funerals.

 

Prerequisites/Skills:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in music from an accredited college or equivalent experience

  • Background serving in a church setting and familiarity with sacred music/literature

  • Demonstrate proficiency in organ and piano performance as well as choral/instrumental conducting

  • Integrity and reliability, positive and encouraging outlook, interpersonal skills with diverse people, collaborative approach with staff, musicians and others.

  • Ability to delegate and effectively manage volunteers

 

This is a full-time position.  Salary will be based on educational background and experience.  The position is available immediately or whenever negotiated with the most highly qualified candidate.

 

Submit resume and application to:

Newark UMC

ATTN:  Bud Read – SPRC Chair

69 East Main St

Newark, DE  19711

12.24.19

ORGANIST WANTED

Elkton United Methodist Church
Looking for an organist for a 300-member worship church to play for two services on Sunday morning plus Wednesday night choir rehearsal. A four-year old Allen organ with 3 manuals with Genesis included is provided.

Send resume to Organ Search Committee at 219 E. Main Street, Elkton, MD 21921.

12.16.19

MUSIC DIRECTOR/ORGANIST 
Westminster Presbyterian Church
301 King Charles Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
https://www.westminster-rehoboth.org/
302-227-2109

Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) is a progressive and inclusive congregation, just a block from the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, DE. With an average worship attendance of about 80 that includes residents and beachgoers, a Rogers 3-manual digital organ and piano as the primary instruments, and enjoys a variety of musical genres, the church is seeking an individual to provide music for worship services, rehearse and direct the choir, and work with the pastor and worship committee to plan music for the liturgical year.

part-time (approx 15 hrs/wk)

Responsibilities:

  • Play for 1 Sunday worship service (2 services July-Labor Day) and for other holy days such as Christmas Eve (two services) and others as negotiated with minister and worship committee.

  • Select and rehearses music for prelude, offertory and postlude weekly

  • Select choir anthems per liturgical calendar

  • Meet with minister every other week to select hymns, and service music (approximately 2 hours)

  • Rehearse with adult choir 1 to 1 ½ hours weekly and again on Sunday prior to worship

  • Obtain soloists (money is budgeted) and rehearse with them 

  • Arrange with outside groups to offer special programs—e.g. harp ensemble, bell choirs

  • Retain right of first refusal to play for weddings and funerals held at the church (can set fees)

 

Required skills:

  • Proficient in playing the piano and organ

  • Experienced rehearsing and directing SATB choir

  • Able to organize and lead choir members with various levels of musical talent

 

Education/specialized training in organ choral performance desired

Salary negotiable commensurate with education and experience

Benefits:

  • 4 weeks paid vacation

  • Continuing education fund

 

To apply:  Send resume to address above or email rehobothwpc20@gmail.com

12.7.19