Music Director-Organist Job at Maine Conference United Church of Christ, Portland, ME

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  • Maine Conference United Church of Christ
  • Portland, ME

Job Description

The State Street Church, an Open and Affirming church, seeks a part-time Music Director-Organist to join our church ministry. State Street Church is an urban church on the peninsula of Portland, Maine. We boast historical and beautiful spaces and we host a loving, welcoming, and joyful community. To learn more about State Street Church and to access the complete job description, please read our church profile, available at: . Primary Responsibilities This role oversees and provides the music program for State Street Church including at Sunday worship and special services for Christmas Eve, Holy Week and Easter, with first refusal for weddings, funerals and memorial services. Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading weekly rehearsals for, directing and accompanying the volunteer adult choir
  • Collaborating with the pastor to select appropriate music for all worship services
  • Playing organ and piano during services
  • Utilizing and incorporating church members’ volunteer musical talents
  • Arranging, scheduling, and overseeing guest musicians
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a music-related discipline or other significant musical training required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Professional mastery of organ and piano
  • Experience conducting vocal and instrumental ensembles
  • Experience working with amateur choir
  • Knowledge of current trends and resources in church music
  • Demonstrable familiarity with various music genres
  • Preferably familiar with church worship
  • Must pass criminal background check
Compensation and Benefits
  • This is a year-round, part-time, salaried position, typically requiring 15-20 hours per week, including rehearsals and worship services.
  • Hours are flexible outside of scheduled or standing activities.
  • Salary range: $20,000-25,000, depending on qualifications, education, and experience
  • Honoraria for weddings and memorial services, consistent with church policy
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan contribution
  • Use of church organ and pianos for private teaching lessons
To Apply Send the following to musicsearchssc@gmail.com (alternatively, by regular mail, Attention: Music Director Position, State Street Church, 159 State Street, P.O. Box 4037, Portland, ME 04101):
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Video recordings of yourself playing a piece of organ repertoire appropriate for a church prelude or postlude, playing several verses of one hymn, and directing a choir
Competitive candidates will be invited to an initial interview, and finalists will be invited to visit the church for additional interviews and to audition. Applications encouraged by May 10. #J-18808-Ljbffr

Job Tags

Part time, Christmas work, Flexible hours, Sunday,

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