Positions Available in our area

Minister of Music/Organist and Choir Director (part-time) 

Christ Church is seeking a part time Minister of Music/Organist and Choir Director. Our absolute intention and goal is to present a holy experience for all those at worship and to reach new people with the Gospel of Christ through consistently vibrant and inspirational worship.

May be consider either as an interim (through June 2023) or as “permanent” position.

 

The Organ: Rodgers Infinity Series.  Model 484MV                                                       

Important qualifications:

  • Have a sincere faith and hope in God and the love of Christ.

  • Appreciate the beauty, movement and the holy purpose of the liturgy

  • Demonstrate significant musical proficiency and experience with organ and voice.

  • Have a professional and high standard of work. 

 

General Duties:

  • Rebuild and lead the traditional music program with excellence, grace and joy.  

  • Together with Rector, select the music for services

  • Play the organ and lead the choir at the regularly scheduled traditional liturgies of the Church, including Sunday mornings, major Christian holy days, and special services.

  • Redevelop, rehearse and lead the Choir; part of which is professional.

  • Develop and lead the Handbell Choir. (optional)

  • Administer the support elements of the traditional music program, including music budget, traditional choir/musician payroll and copyright licenses.

 

Compensation:         

  • Salary Range:  $25,000 - $37,500 dependent on education, experience and expertise.

  • Other benefits may apply.

  • The Music Minister has a right of first refusal to provide music services for all weddings and funerals requiring traditional music.

  • The Church will make available an office and computer to the Music Minister.

 

Contact:

To apply, please send your resume to Fr. William Ortt at christchurcheastonmd@gmail.com

 

 

Minister of Music/Organist and Choir Director (full-time)

Christ Church is seeking a full time Minister of Music/Organist and Choir Director. Our absolute intention and goal is to present a holy experience for all those at worship and to reach new people with the Gospel of Christ through consistently vibrant and inspirational worship.

 

The Organ: Rodgers Infinity Series.  Model 484MV                                                                       

Important qualifications:

  • Have a sincere faith and hope in God and the love of Christ.

  • Appreciate the beauty, movement and the holy purpose of the liturgy

  • Demonstrate significant musical proficiency and experience with organ and voice.

  • Have a professional and high standard of work. 

 

General Duties:

  • Rebuild and lead the traditional music program with excellence, grace and joy.  

  • Together with Rector, select the music for services

  • Play the organ and lead the choir at the regularly scheduled traditional liturgies of the Church, including Sunday mornings, major Christian holy days, and special services.

  • Redevelop, rehearse and lead the Choir; part of which is professional.

  • Build a community presence in Easton and Talbot County.

  • Offer classes seasonally.

  • Participate in the church’s virtual music videos (no technical skills req/performance only)

  • Develop and lead the Handbell Choir.

  • Administer all elements of the traditional program, including the music budget, traditional choir/musician payroll and copyright licenses.

 

Compensation:         

  • Salary Range:  $40,000 - $50,000 dependent on education, experience and expertise.

  • Other benefits:  Health Insurance (single); Pension; Paid vacation; Education funds.

  • The Music Minister has a right of first refusal to provide music services for all weddings and funerals requiring traditional music.

  • The Church will make available an office and computer to the Music Minister.

 

Contact:

To apply, please send your resume to Fr. William Ortt at christchurcheastonmd@gmail.com

Director of Choirs

Hockessin United Methodist Church, Hockessin, DE
 

Director of Choirs is a part-time (avg. 30 hours/week over course of a year),
salaried position reporting to the Senior Pastor.

Responsibilities include

• Coordinating and actively working to grow the various choir music ministries of HUMC and
   developing volunteer leadership that supports the various choirs.

• Directing the Chancel Choir, Youth Choir, Children’s Choir and preferably Bell Choir

  from September (Sunday after Labor Day) through June.

• Coordinating soloist music and worship music throughout the year
Qualifications

▪ Committed Christian leader

▪ Music degree preferred; ability to read and perform music required

▪ Previous music directing and leadership experience required

▪ Skilled and supportive of many types/styles of music (traditional and, preferably, contemporary) ▪ Strong leadership, planning and interpersonal skills

▪ Capable computer skills are preferable (WORD, email, social media, POWERPOINT)

 

Compensation Package: Salary will be based on education, experience, and skills

Full job description available on: https://hockessinumc.org/job-posting/

Submit cover letter, resume and list of 3 references to: ChurchOffice@hockessinumc.org

6.27.22

 

Organist & Choir Leader

St John's Episcopal Church, Havre de Grace, Maryland

www.stjohnshdg.org Office Email: stjohnshdg@comcast.net

We seek a Minister of Music who has a passion for music and a calling to lead and inspire congregation singing.  Through music we seek to grow and mature spiritually as a congregation.

 

St. John's church is an historic church that is extremely friendly and genuinely welcoming. We are a downtown,  public-serving, mission-oriented church, and the oldest historic church in Havre de Grace. We are uplifted by the spirit in Word and music, prayer and acts of love.  See our mission statement below.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the music program in a team effort with the priest-in-charge

  • Provide organ music and accompaniments on our historic, refurbished Rodgers 3 manual pipe organ, some piano music, and inspire congregation singing during Sunday morning worship service of Holy Eucharist. Also, some seasonal services, e.g., at Christmas and Easter, and occasional services such as funerals and   weddings                     

  • Plan the music for Sunday worship & other special services in consultation with the priest, selecting music from the Hymnal 1982; Lift Every Voice & Sing II (African American hymnal); Wonder, Love &   Praise (Hymnal Supplement); Taize chants; and other sources

  • Attend meetings in preparation for seasonal worship services and leadership of the church’s music program

  • Develop & rehearse a choir that enhances congregational singing and complements it with anthems and other special choral, instrumental music, and guest musicians

  • A ¼-time position, 8-12 hours/week, with an estimated annual salary range of $10K-$13K

 

Compensation and benefits are in accord with Episcopal Diocesan rates.  Please provide references for a background check.  Diocesan Safeguard training is required & provided.

 

All applicants, please respond to this question: What role do you feel music can play in the spiritual growth of a community of faith?

Send Resume, References & Response to:

            The Rev. Canon Lesley Hay         

            Music Leadership Search Committee

St. John's Episcopal Church

P.O Box 306

Havre de Grace, MD 21078

lesleyhay@yahoo.co.uk

6.9.22

Artistic Director of Regional Handbell Ensemble

Capital Ringers, Inc., Lewes, Delaware

Artistic Director (part time contractual position: 20 hours per month)

Contracting fee starting at $800/month (potentially higher based on qualifications)

Letters of interest requested by May 31, 2022

Background Information:

Capital Ringers, Inc. (CRI), is a non-profit community organization based in Lewes, Delaware. CRI manages the advanced community handbell group, Capital Ringers Ensemble (CRE) and owns the largest set of handbells and handchimes on the Delmarva Peninsula.

CRE performs multiple concerts per season (Spring and Winter) under the direction of the Artistic Director and concerts feature challenging handbell music in a variety of genres.

The Artistic Director directs CRE and is responsible for all preparation and planning necessary for successful rehearsals and performances. The Artistic Director is also a member of the CRI Board of Directors.

This position begins January 1, 2023; however, the successful candidate may begin as Artistic Director Designate in August of 2022, working with the current Artistic Director for leadership development and transition.

Applicants should have at least three years’ experience in conducting a musical ensemble.

 

Go to our website for complete details on this position. https://www.capitalringers.org/artistic-director-search

Mail letters of interest and resumes to recruiting@capitalringers.org

4.22.22

 

Organist and/or Music Director

Richardson Park United Methodist Church

Richardson Park United Methodist Church, 11 N. Maryland Ave., Wilmington, DE 19804.   

We currently have and would prefer one person capable of fulfilling both positions, but we're also open to hiring people for each position.  

The organ at Richardson Park UM Church represents the leading technology in organ building today.  The console is a Rodgers Infinity 361, a three-manual and pedal console with 61 draw-knobs that allow the organist access to a vast number of outstanding samples of fine pipe ranks derived from pipe organs from around the world.  Additionally, 20 ranks of wind-blown pipes from the Cummings-Frye Organ of 1957 are interfaced with the digital voices, speaking from the rear gallery and new Solo/Echo chamber in the church.   The 361MV has 3 manuals and 61 main stops, plus 135 Voice Palette stops for a total of 196 available stops, equivalent to 300 pipe ranks. Library Access™ provides an additional 180 available stops and voices equivalent to 235 pipe ranks.
Check out this link for more information about our music program and wonderful new organ!      https://rpumchurch.org/html/music.html

3.29.22