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Newark United Methodist Church
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.
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
Pastoral staff of NUMC
Staff/Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) of NUMC
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.
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:
ATTN: Bud Read – SPRC Chair
69 East Main St
Newark, DE 19711
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.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
301 King Charles Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
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)
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)
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
4 weeks paid vacation
Continuing education fund
To apply: Send resume to address above or email email@example.com