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South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church - posted 10.15.2018
8601 Bryant Farms Rd
Charlotte, NC
Church Phone 704-544-0404
Website www.smpchome.org
Contact Person Gayle Ireland
Contact email smpcdomsearch@gmail.com
Position Title Director of Music
Full Time
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 smpcdomsearch@gmail.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 



St. Matthew's Lutheran Church (ELCA) - posted October 1, 2018
201 N. Piedmont Ave.
Kings Mountain, NC
Church Phone 704.739.7466
Website http://stmatthewskm.com/index.html

Church Fax
Contact phone 803.610.7215
Contact fax
Contact Person Robert Wilson
Contact email carolinateacher@me.com

Position Title Council President/Interim Organist
Part Time
Hours per week
Salary $
Continuing Education Days
Vacation Days
Sick Days 4
Additional Benefits
Congregation Size 60
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 0
Extras Services 4
Extra Serv List Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Ensembles 0
Ensembles
Education Requirements
Organ Type Pipe Organ
Manuals 2
Builder Moller
Year Built 1954
Ranks 22
Stops 33
Yearly Contract No
Open Date 10.01.2018
Applic Date 10.01.2018
Addtl Info Salary is negotiable. We have a small choir, but we do not require rehearsals. Our congregation is traditional, buth they are very flexible and open to new ideas. A link to our organ is here: https://pipeorgandatabase.org/OrganDetails.php?OrganID=35928



Christ Episcopal Church   - posted October 1, 2018
534 Plantation Road
Lancaster, South Carolina 29720
Church Phone 803-286-5224
Website www.christchurchlancaster.com

Church Fax please email
Contact phone 803-286-5224
Contact fax please email
Contact Person Diane Dworak, Senior Warden
Contact email episcopal@comporium.net

Position Title organist/choir director
Part Time
Hours per week 12 - 14
Salary $ago guidlines
Continuing Education Days
Vacation Days 2 weeks
Sick Days 2
Additional Benefits we pay AGO dues
Congregation Size 120
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 2
Extras Services 5
Extra Serv List Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday,Good Friday, evening service every other week with piano only
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Ensembles
Ensembles
Education Requirements Bachelor Degree in Music preferred buy not necessary, knowledge of litergical music helpful
Organ Type Pipe Organ
Manuals
Builder Johannus Rembrandt 370
Year Built
Ranks
Stops
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date to be agreed on
Applic Date 10/1/18
Addtl Info Lancaster, SC has been designated a Cultural Arts District by the South Carolina Arts Commission. We are the venue for several music performances each year. The art of music has always been of prime importance to our congregation. We are looking for someone who finds joy in music, and someone who desires to be in fellowship with a musical community.



Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church - posted Sept 24, 2018
421 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC, 29730
Church Phone 803-327-2006
Website www.oapc.net

Church Fax 803-327-2076
Contact phone 803-327-2006 (ext. 227)
Contact fax
Contact Person Timothy Moe
Contact email tmoe@oapc.us

Position Title Organist
Part Time
Hours per week 17-20
Salary $20,000.00
Continuing Education Days 1 wk
Vacation Days 4 wks
Sick Days
Additional Benefits
Congregation Size 850
Number of Weekly Services 2
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services 6
Extra Serv List Christmas Eve (2), Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, MusicFest, Wholeness and Healing Service(s)
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Ensembles 1
Ensembles Weekly Adult Choir Rehearsal, Accompanying other groups periodically
Education Requirements Music degree in organ, voice or piano at the Bachelor's level or above preferred
Organ Type Pipe Organ
Manuals 2
Builder Casavant Freres
Year Built 1967
Ranks 35
Stops
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date January 1, 2019
Accepting Resumes until October 23, 2018.
Hope to conduct interview auditions the first part of November. Also there are willing substitute organists who are members of the church.

Addtl Info The organ includes a great, swell, pedal, and antiphonal divisions. It has recently undergone a complete releathering, with the enhancement of several additional stops. There is only 1 service during the summer from June to August, and the choir does not rehearse int he month of July. The ideal candidate will have additional experience conducting choirs that would enable the candidate to lead the choir in rehearsals and services in the absence of the director. 
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian (PCUSA) Church in Rock Hill, SC. is seeking a part-time Organist/Accompanist. The position includes 2 identical weekly Sunday services, one regular weekly rehearsal with the adult choir, and periodically accompanying other choirs and soloists. Special services include Christmas Eve (2 different), Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and MusicFest (Last Sunday in April). Additional fees may be charged for weddings and funerals. The organ is a two manual Casavant (1967) including a great, swell, pedal, and antiphonal divisions. It has recently undergone a complete re-leathering, with the enhancement of several additional stops.


Oakland Avenue Presbyterian (PCUSA) Church in Rock Hill, SC. is seeking a part-time Organist/Accompanist. The position includes 2 identical weekly Sunday services, one regular weekly rehearsal with the adult choir, and periodically accompanying other choirs and soloists. Special services include Christmas Eve (2 different), Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and MusicFest (Last Sunday in April). Additional fees may be charged for weddings and funerals. The organ is a two manual Casavant (1967) including a great, swell, pedal, and antiphonal divisions. It has recently undergone a complete re-leathering, with the enhancement of several additional stops. 

The anticipated hours for the position are 17-20/wk at a salary of $20,000/yr. The organist is allowed four weeks paid vacation and one week for continuing education. 

The preferred candidate will have the following desired Qualifications:
Music degree in organ, voice or piano at the bachelor’s level or above, preferred
Experience as a church organist
Experience in leading congregational singing, and accompanying choirs and soloists
Experience with choral and conducting skills at a level that would enable the candidate to lead the choir in services and rehearsals in the absence of the director
Knowledge of a broad range and varied genres of organ literature
Sensitivity to the needs of leading and enhancing corporate worship
Knowledge and experience in organ registration, understanding the instrument, and ability to use the full capabilities of the instrument in creative registration 
Demonstrated willingness to learn, grow, and improve skills
Membership in or willingness to join the American Guild of Organists, preferred
The position is open January 1 of 2019. Resumes and applications will be accepted immediately to Oct. 23, with interviews in the beginning of November. Applications may be sent to: 
Organist Search Committee