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Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church - posted 12.3.2018
Church Address8801 Park Road
Church Phone704.554.5714 WebsiteQHPC.org Church Fax704.554.0054 Contact phone704.554.5714 Contact fax704.554.0054 Contact PersonDebby Coles Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Position TitleOrganist Full Part TimePart Time Hours per week Salary$ Continuing Education Days Vacation Days4 Sundays Sick Days Additional Benefits Congregation Size175 Number of Weekly Services1 Number of Rehearsals1 Extras Services Extra Serv ListAsh Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve Addtl Wedding FeeYes Addtl Funeral FeeYes Ensembles1 EnsemblesChancel Choir Education Requirementsbaccalaureate degree in music, masters preferred. Organ TypeElectronic/Digital Organ Manuals3 BuilderAllen Year Built Ranks Stops Yearly ContractYes Open Date12/01/2018 Applic Date12/01/2018
Hawthorne Lane UMC - posted 11.27.2018
501 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28204
Church Phone7043328131 Websitewww.hlumc.org Church Fax Contact phone7043328131 Contact fax Contact PersonRev. Carrie Wright Contact email@example.com Position TitleOrganist/Accompanist Full Part TimePart Time Hours per week6-8 Salary$15k Continuing Education Days Vacation Days2 sundays Sick Days Additional Benefits***rehearsals for choir are August-May only Congregation Size200 Number of Weekly Services1 Number of Rehearsals1 Extras Services3 Extra Serv ListXmas eve, Good Friday, Easter Vigil Addtl Wedding FeeYes Addtl Funeral FeeYes Ensembles1 EnsemblesChancel Choir Education Requirements Organ TypePipe Organ Manuals2 BuilderMoeller/Rogers Year Built Ranks Stops Yearly ContractYes Open Date Applic Date Addtl InfoHawthorne Lane is a beautiful historic church over 100 years old with a vibrant multigenerational congregation in the heart of the Elizabeth Community, uptown Charlotte. The congregation is growing, full of children, and active in missions. HLUMC has a history of excellent choral and organ music throughout the years and would like to continue that tradition. The organist would work with the worship/music director to bring life and creativity to the congregational song and performance of classical traditional organ literature. There is one service at 10:30am on sundays - a blended worship service. The choir rehearses 7-8:30pm on Thursday evenings. Included in this position would be accompanying the choir weekly on the piano. Contact Rev. Carrie Wright to learn more or to apply.
Ebenezer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church - posted 11.26.2018
2132 Ebenezer Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Church Phone803-366-5119 Websiteebenezerarp.org Church Fax Contact phone803-981-2399 Contact fax Contact PersonRandy Imler Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Position TitleOrganist/Principal Accompanist Full Part TimePart Time Hours per week Salary$24,000 Continuing Education Days Vacation Days Sick Days Additional Benefits Congregation Size500 Number of Weekly Services1 Number of Rehearsals1 Extras Services5 Extra Serv ListCommunion Season (2), Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunrise Addtl Wedding FeeYes Addtl Funeral FeeYes Ensembles Ensembles Education RequirementsBachelors in Music - Organ or Piano or equivalent required; MM in Organ/Piano highly desired Organ TypePipe Organ Manuals3 BuilderMoeller Year Built1986 Ranks23 Stops Yearly Contract Open Date2/1/19 Applic Date11/26/18 Addtl InfoPsalm 95:1-2. Ebenezer ARP Church has a long tradition of excellence in music and congregational singing. The organist is the principal accompanist of the chancel choir and leader of traditional congregational singing. While our service is stylistically blended, traditional hymnody and service music remain a vital and appreciated part of worship at Ebenezer. The qualified candidate will profess and evidence a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, have significant experience and demonstrate excellence in service playing, choral and instrumental ensemble rehearsal and accompanying, sight reading, free hymn accompaniment, and proficiency with standard sacred organ literature. The successful candidate will have a servant?s heart, be a team player, and be adaptable and flexible in working with professional church staff and professional and volunteer musicians. Full job description may be found at: www.ebenezerarp.org.
Hickory Grove United Methodist Church - posted 11.12.2018
6401 Pence Road
Church Phone 704-537-4686 Website hickorygroveumc.com Church Fax Contact phone 704-347-0306 Contact fax Contact Person Rick D. Lail Contact email email@example.com Position Title Organist
Hours per week Salary $ Continuing Education Days Vacation Days Sick Days Additional Benefits Congregation Size Number of Weekly Services Number of Rehearsals Extras Services Extra Serv List Christmas EVe , Christmas Cantana Addtl Wedding Fee Addtl Funeral Fee Ensembles Ensembles Education Requirements Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ Manuals Builder Allen Year Built Ranks Stops Yearly Contract Open Date 11/09/2018 Applic Date Addtl Info Hickory Grove United Methodist Church located at 6401 Pence Road in Charlotte, N.C. is seeking an Organist to perform at the Sunday morning 9:15 am Traditional Sunday service and to occasionally play at seasonal events. The applicant would need to be available on Thursday evening Choir practice and meet on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am for another practice before the service. The organist would assist the Music Director with music selection and arrange a substitute if unable to play. Our choir is very committed and loves praising the Lord. If you are interested please submit your resume. We look forward to meeting you.
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church - posted 10.15.2018
8601 Bryant Farms Rd
Church Phone 704-544-0404 Website www.smpchome.org Contact Person Gayle Ireland Contact email firstname.lastname@example.org Position Title Director of Music
Hours per week 26-32 Salary $ Continuing Education Days Vacation Days 10 Sick Days Additional Benefits PC(USA) Board of Pensions medical and retirement, continuing education allowance Congregation Size 1200 Number of Weekly Services 3 Number of Rehearsals 2 Extras Services 3+ Extra Serv List Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve (may include Ash Wednesday and Thanksgiving, TBD) Addtl Wedding Fee Yes Addtl Funeral Fee No Ensembles 3+ Ensembles Adult Choir, Hand Bell Choir, Youth & Children's Choirs (with volunteers), Youth Bell Choir, Small Groups/Ensembles Education Requirements College - Appropriate degree or training Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ Manuals 3 Builder Allen Year Built 2008 Ranks Stops 58 Yearly Contract Yes Open Date Feb 2019 Applic Date 10/12/18 Addtl Info POSITION TITLE: Director of Music (October 2018) When in our music God is glorified, and adoration leaves no room for pride, it is as though the whole creation cried, Hallelujah! In this lyric, Fred Pratt Green, offers insight into the deepest hope for our ministry of music here at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church. Whether it is the soaring harmonic of the organ leading the congregation for a hymn?s last verse, the simple elegance of a clear solo voice, the haunting harmonies that mysteriously declare the dissonance of Christ?s Passion, the joyous affirmation of the choir?s Easter anthem, or the invitation to introspection in the grace shaped tones of the oboe, cello, guitar, or mandolin, music moves the spirit of the congregation to hear God?s word and feel God?s presence. We do not claim turf in the worship wars of the past two decades, rather, we rejoice in a God who may be properly praised through a broad diversity of music genres. We strive for excellence, not for affirmation, but only to point to the One who provides all life and breath. Director of Music is the name of the position we seek to fill, yet it is only through the search that we will discover what God may have in store for us. We seek someone to join us in translating what Paul?s charge means for us in this time and place. ?sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.? Church Overview South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church (SMPC) is a vibrant and growing church located in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, NC. Over the past 10 years, we have tripled in size, from a congregation of 440 members into a congregation of over 1,200 active members (representing more than 450 families). Our staff has grown significantly during this period, and we have completed four capital campaigns to support two significant building programs, including the construction of a 700-seat state-of-the-art sanctuary. SMPC currently holds three Sunday morning worship services (8:10, 9:10, 10:10), providing three different and meaningful worship experiences. This is coupled with an active Spiritual Formation Program on Sunday mornings and numerous opportunities for spiritual formation, outreach and fellowship throughout the week. For SMPC, hospitality is a core value. The Music Ministry at SMPC is active and strong, with a dedicated Chancel Choir, Youth and Children?s Choirs, and Handbell Choirs (adult and youth). In addition, members from inside and outside of our choir programs regularly offer special music during worship. Our sanctuary includes a custom Allen Heritage 3-manual organ, Yamaha grand piano, and leading-edge sound system. Additional Kawai baby grand pianos are located in our choir room and fellowship hall. The church?s music program extends beyond worship, as SMPC regularly sponsors community concerts spanning various genres. Recent examples include the Charlotte Symphony, Ballantyne Chamber Orchestra, MIPSO, Wayne Henderson, and Chris Jones and the Night Drivers. Qualifications & Requirements Minimum: ? A love for the Christ we seek to honor and serve ? Appropriate degree or training in the areas of sacred music, choral conducting, sight reading, etc. ? Accomplished pianist and/or organist ? Experience in leading, managing and motivating a team ? Noticeably diverse playlist on the iPod or phone ? A good sense of humor! Additional Considerations: ? Previous music leadership experience within a church environment ? Experience as a choir director and pianist and/or organist ? Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills ? Undergraduate or masters? degree or degree in choral conducting Responsibilities The Director of Music will be responsible for leading and supporting the music ministry of South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church under the supervision of the Session and Pastor. More specific duties will include the following: Music-related: 1. (For combined position) Provide piano and/or organ accompaniment for all weekly Sunday morning worship services (8:10, 9:10, 10:10), as well as pre-service warm-up with choirs and sound checks with special musicians (unless alternative arrangements have been made). 2. Recruit develop, coordinate, and accompany choirs (Adult and hand bell choir) for practice and presentation of all musical offerings throughout the year. Coordinate, develop, and accompany soloists, small groups/ensembles and special music opportunities, for practice and presentation of musical offerings throughout the year. Coordinate youth and children?s choirs (with volunteers) and assist with the integration of music into children?s spiritual formation opportunities. 3. Provide an atmosphere of acceptance, mutual support, and encouragement that nurtures, fosters fellowship and motivates growth as the choirs expand their musical knowledge and repertoire, helping them reach their potential and best use of their musical gifts. 4. Prepare for and conduct weekly choir rehearsals, including selection of anthems, hymns (in conjunction with the Minister), etc., as well as extra rehearsals as needed for Christmas, Easter and other special performances. 5. Provide (or provide for) a variety of musical styles (e.g. classical, traditional, Celtic, Americana/roots, jazz, bluegrass, contemporary, etc.) to create a worshipful atmosphere appropriate to the liturgical calendar and enhance the congregation?s worship experience. 6. Organize and plan the music ministry in conjunction with the Minister and the Worship Committee. Meet with the Minister on a regular basis to discuss hymns and music for worship services; research hymns to support sermon scripture. (The Book of Order states that the Minister is ultimately responsible for the music performed at worship services.) Communicate worship service music selections in a timely manner for inclusion in worship bulletins. Professional Development: 7. Maintain and grow professional competence through regular music practice and continuing education. Administrative: 8. Attend weekly staff meetings, serve as music representative at monthly Worship Committee meetings, and meet with other committee chairmen/organizations as necessary. 9. Develop a music budget in consultation with the Worship Committee. 10. Purchase new music and music supplies, keeping within the budget set by the session. Maintain music and supplies in an organized and accessible manner. 11. Recommend maintenance for the church?s musical instruments, as necessary, arrange for service, and be available to receive service technicians. Additional Duties: 12. Provide and coordinate music at weddings (including rehearsals), funerals and any other ?special? events as requested. Honorarium may be accepted (if offered by the requestor). 13. Coordinate the church?s efforts to periodically host concert performances of artists representing a variety of musical styles. 14. Serve as primary contact person in managing requests for use of church instruments including requests from private music teachers for recitals. 15. Arrange for temporary replacement during sickness, holidays, or other leave of absence. 16. Maintain positive and constructive communications with the congregation, the Session, relevant committees and the staff, accepting constructive feedback and entertaining suggestions. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the supervisor. South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Remuneration The package for a full-time music director will include 10 days of vacation (2 work weeks) with maximum of 2 Sundays, PC(USA) Board of Pensions medical and retirement benefits, as well as a continuing education allowance, as appropriate. ? The base salary is dependent on experience and education level attained. ? The organist/pianist will be paid separately for weddings at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church in accordance with our wedding policy. Arrangements may be considered, based on candidates? qualifications and experience. The congregation will support the director with Christian love and prayers. The Personnel Committee and pastor will help with guidance and advice. If any problems arise with other staff members or congregation members, they should be dealt with through the Pastor and the Personnel Committee. Applications To apply, please submit a resume to Director of Music Search, South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church, 8601 Bryant Farms Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277; or you may email your resume to email@example.com. A member of our search committee will respond to all applicants. Applicants selected for the initial interview process will be asked to play some or all of the following (based on the applicant?s experience and expertise): ? Prepared organ piece ? Prepared piano piece ? Hymn specified in advance ? Hymn selected at the interview