Positions Available in our area

Presbyterian Church of Dover, Delaware

Organist

Reports to Director of Music and Pastor

Part time position. Approximate 8-10 hours per week, depending on season

FLSA: Exempt.   Start: September 2021

This is a part-time, paid position on the church staff. The congregation seeks to reward excellence and encourage people in their ministries. The annual salary is budgeted yearly by the congregation and will be paid in 12 installments. The expected range of salary, dependent on experience and qualifications, is expected to be between $12,000 and $13,000. Two weeks of paid vacation are provided starting in the next calendar year after hiring. Reasonable fees for weddings and funerals are to be paid directly by the family/funeral home as additional income.

Instrument Details: The sanctuary organ is a 3-manual Allen Protégé, installed in 2011. It includes a midi voice expansion. The sanctuary also has a K. Kawai grand piano. Other instruments include a baby grand piano in the choir room, and a five-octave set of handbells and chimes.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Consult with the Pastor and Director of Music regarding worship, special programs, and selection of keyboard music.

  • Accompany assigned choirs in rehearsal (Thursday evenings) and presentation of selected music.

  • Supervise maintenance of the church organ and pianos in coordination with the Worship Committee and Property Committee

  • Arrange for a substitute organist when not able to be present, or on vacation or continuing education leave

  • Attend staff meetings and/or music-team meetings as arranged by Director of Music.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Professional Proficiency 

  • High level of technical competence and creative versatility on the organ

  • Competence on piano

  • Proficiency in accompanying choirs and soloists in a variety of musical styles ranging from traditional sacred music to more contemporary genres

  • Ability to play skillfully our Allen organ, taking advantage of its features and versatility

  • Interpersonal Skills:

  • Possess the ability to work well with a variety of age groups, musical combinations and levels of musical proficiency

  • Interact cooperatively with the Music Director, Pastor, other musicians and the Worship Committee to plan appropriate music for corporate worship

  • Cooperate with other music staff collaboratively to deliver excellent music to enhance worship

Salary: $12,000-13,000 per year

Interested applicants should send a résumé with a cover letter and also three references including musical professionals (preferably in a church setting) with whom you have worked. Please include contact information for references. This should be sent to the church office at predvr@verizon.net Applications will be taken until position is filled.

7.28.21

 

Interim Music Minister and Organist

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

1530 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

Part Time:  Sunday Worship at 9:30 am plus an additional 4-8 Hours per week with the potential to grow into more hours as restrictions are lifted

Requirements per Week:  Sunday Worship Service, worship service collaboration with Pastors 
       and other music leaders, plus prep time

Start Date:  March 1, 2021

Compensation:  $200 for Sunday plus $25/hour for administrative duties

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (ELCA) in Wilmington, DE is currently seeking a Music Minister/Organist who will work directly with the Pastors and other music leaders to plan Sunday Worship Service. We currently offer a single hybrid service, which combines in-person worship and Zoom worship service that is also live streamed on YouTube.  

The Music Minister responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Prepare all music, in consultation with the pastors, for Sunday Worship Service, and other special services, including Holy Week, Easter and Christmas Services.  Music includes Prelude, Liturgy, Psalmody, Hymns, Offertory, Special Music and Postlude which varies each week

  • Schedule weekly cantors and rehearse hymnody and sung liturgy

  • Teach worship leaders the sung portions of the liturgy

  • Attend Worship and Music Team meetings, 4-6 times a year

  • Envision, lead, and incorporate new ideas around music, which might include visual hymns, spoken word hymns, or music videos hymns

  • Schedule any maintenance required for the organ and pianos

  • Provide music for weddings, funerals, and special events throughout the year, to be compensated as appropriate

Once Congregational singing is permitted, work with the congregation to introduce new music and new musical styles.  Help the congregation develop a vision of what worship music could be and help us live into that vision, including supporting the work of congregational singing.

Applicant should be creative in expressing music in a variety of ways as the current pandemic limits how we are able to integrate music/singing into the worship service.  Applicants familiar with current technology is preferred but not required.

Good Shepherd uses a custom built Wicks Pipe Organ, a 42” Hamilton upright piano and a 63” K. Kawai Baby Grand Piano.  We have a 5-Octave and a 2-Octave set of Schumerich handbells in addition to a 4-Octave set of Suzuki hand chimes.  There is also an extensive choral music library.

Good Shepherd is located on the north side of Wilmington, not far from the Pennsylvania border.  The congregation has 150 active families, with an average of 100 participants on any given Sunday.  Good Shepherd celebrates 63 years in serving our mission of Walking Together in Christ, We Grow in Faith and Love to Share Christ with the World.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send inquires and/or resume to:
lcgsde@gmail.com

For more information, please contact the church office at (302) 478-3030

 

1.24.21
 

DIRECTOR of MUSIC MINISTRIES

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, including a Chancel Choir of approximately 30 people and various other musical 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 Director of Music Ministries shall be a person of faith who is committed to the Newark United Methodist Church (NUMC) congregation and to its ministries. The Director of Music Ministries 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:

  • NUMC Senior Pastor

  • NUMC Staff/Parish Relations Committee (SPRC)

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support the pastor in planning all forms of worship by meeting regularly with the Senior Pastor and with the Worship Committee.

  • Preserve NUMC’s commitment to maintaining high musical standards and collaborate with the Pastor to sensitively integrate music from diverse sources into the context of worship.

  • Schedule/coordinate musical groups for worship.

  • Direct (at least) Chancel Choir (singing weekly in 9:30am Sunday services) and oversee/coordinate the other ensembles.

  • Serve as principal organist for 8am, 9:30am Sunday services, special services, weddings and funerals.

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

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

  • Maintain, coordinate (and preferably grow) our musical programming: organ, children/youth/adult choir, handbells; act as liaison with SonSpirit contemporary service leadership. All groups are active in Sunday services and in special services/concerts both within and beyond the church when possible.

  • Incorporate instrumentalists into services/concerts as soloists, accompanists, and ensembles. This should involve NUMC members (including youth), UD students/staff, as well as others from the community.

Training/Skills/Qualities Desired:

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

  • Expert musician and teacher who will apply that expertise in service of the needs of our worshipping community.

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

  • Proficiency in [organ/piano performance and] choral conducting.

  • Experience in directing/coordinating larger works including instrumentalists (soloists, ensembles).

  • Ability to maintain high-quality and meaningful variety of repertoire (including attention to inclusivity and attention to multicultural pieces).

 

This is a full-time position.  Salary - $60,000.  The position is available after Easter 2021 or sooner depending on what is agreed upon with the most highly qualified candidate.  We will begin interviews with candidates in February 2021.

 

Closing date:  January 28, 2021

 

Submit resume and application to:

            Newark UMC

            ATTN:  Bud Read – SPRC Chair

            69 East Main St

            Newark, DE  19711

 

OR send to bread114@aol.com

1.7.21