PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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Employers are invited to post available positions for organists, choral directors, 
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100 N. Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036

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Part-Time Organist
Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church
Hawthorne Lane UMC near Uptown Charlotte is a vibrant and growing congregation looking for a part time organist. We have one Sunday morning worship service at 11:00 a.m. with a blend of ancient and new worship forms. We are looking for an organist well versed in excellent organ literature to lead us in the traditional/classical art as well as capable of bringing life to the hymns with arrangements, modulations, etc. It is important for the organist to be available for Thursday night choir rehearsals to be a part of the community of musicians/artists as well as help prepare larger works such as Rutter, Bach, Handel at times. Organ: 1959 Moller pipe organ playing from a six-year-old Rodgers console with added midi components. Seven ranks of pipes, 45 stops, 2 manual. Position is open immediately.
For more information, contact by email: 
Rev. Carrie Wright
Associate Pastor/Minister of Worship Arts
cwright@hlumc.org


Part-Time Organist and Music Assistant
Weddington United Methodist Church
13901 Providence Rd
Weddington, NC 28104
Website http://weddingtonchurch.org/worship/music-ministry/
Contact phone 601-466-0923
Contact Person Dr. Reginald Houze
Contact email reginald.houze@weddingtonchurch.org
Congregation Size 1000+
Number of Weekly Services 2
Number of Rehearsals 2
Extras Services
Extra Serv List Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Concert
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Ensembles 2
Ensembles Chancel Choir, Children's Choir
Education Requirements
Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ
Manuals 3
Builder Johannus
Yearly Contract Yes
Addtl Info Weddington United Methodist Church in south Charlotte, NC has a part-time Organist and Music Assistant position available. The church is a large suburban congregation with a thriving formal music ministry that includes the 40-voice Chancel Choir and 20-30 voice Children?s Choir. There are 2 formal services each Sunday. Responsibilities include serving as accompanist for both choirs, weekly rehearsals for services, performance at the two formal services each Sunday, and for the funerals and weddings of the church community. The Chancel Choir annually performs the Shaw/Bennett Many Moods of Christmas suites and the Dubois Seven Last Words in addition to other oratorio and anthem literature. The music ministry collaborates with other artistic institutions in the region and guest artists frequently contribute to Sunday services. Reporting to the Director of Music and Arts, the Organist and Music Assistant is the principal accompanist for the church and provides support/assistance for various aspects of the music ministry. Specific duties will match the skills and talents of the final candidate. The Organist and Music Assistant is an integral member of and contributor to the life of the church/music community. Interested applicants should have a degree in music (graduate degree in music preferred) or equivalent training/experience together with demonstrated technical abilities. Salary dependent upon education/experience. Inquiries and applications (cover letter and resume including contact information for three references) should be sent to: Dr. Reginald Houze Director of Music and Arts Weddington United Methodist Church reginald.houze@weddingtonchurch.org

Part-Time Music Director/Organist
Bethpage Presbyterian Church
6020 Mooresville Road
Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081
Church Phone (704) 933-2209
Website www.bethpagechurch.org
Church Fax (704) 933-2208
Contact phone (216) 906-8734
Contact Person Sherry Childers
Contact email thechilders08@hotmail.com
Salary negotiable based on experience
Congregation Size 100-125
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services 5
Extra Serv List Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise, Christmas Eve
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date 10/1/16
Applic Date 8/20/16
Addtl Info Bethpage Presbyterian Church is a family of Christians who live out their faith in gratitude and joy for all God has done for us through Jesus Christ. We are small, yet serious about faith and our call to share the Good News. "God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."


Part-Time Pianist/Organist
Philadelphia United Methodist Church 
1691 Hwy 160 West 
Fort Mill, SC, 29708
Church Phone 803-548-0102
Website www.pumcfortmill.org
Contact phone 803-548-010
Contact Person Andy Faulkenberry, Director of Worship Arts 
Contact email andy@pumcfortmill.org
Hours per week 10-12
Congregation Size 250-400
Number of Weekly Services 3
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services 6
Extra Serv List Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Thanksgiving Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Cantata
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Ensembles 1
Ensembles Chancel Choir 
Education Requirements While there are no specific education requirements, experience and proficiency in playing the piano/organ and providing choral accompaniment is required. 
Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date 08/10/2016
Applic Date 08/10/2016
POSITION EXPECTATIONS: - This position is designed to enhance the overall music/worship ministry of our church by providing well-prepared musical leadership and accompaniment for the Chancel Choir as well as service music for our scheduled worship services and other occasions in support of the ministry of our church. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Provide vocal warm-up and choral anthem accompaniment for the Chancel Choir during the weekly rehearsals and all performances within worship services. Additionally, you will occasionally be required to provide choral accompaniment for special cantatas such as Easter, Christmas, Holy Week, etc. 2. Provide organ accompaniment for the 8:30 am and 11:00 am worship services. The musical offerings on Sundays may include hymns, prelude, postlude, doxology, and occasional special music/solos/etc. 3. Occasionally will be asked to provide music for weddings and funerals throughout the year. 4. Be a strong team player with a commitment to making the worship services of our church the best they can possibly be at all times. 5. Provide other duties as assigned by the Chancel Choir Director, the Director of Worship Arts & Communications, and/or the Senior Pastor. 

Director of Music Ministries (Part-time)
Epiphany Lutheran Church
2370 West Main St. PO Box 4763
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Church Phone 803-324-8877
www.epiphany-rockhill.org
Church Fax 803-324-8042
Contact Person DMM Search Team
Contact email epiphany@epiphany-rockhill.org
Hours per week 20
Salary $18,000-$21,000
Continuing Education Days 7/1
Vacation Days 14/2
Congregation Size 250
Number of Weekly Services 2
Number of Rehearsals 2
Extra Serv List mid-week Advent and Lent; Holy Week - Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, 2 Christmas Eve Services
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Ensembles 4
Ensembles 2 Adults Choirs, Children's Music, Hand Chimes, Volunteer Misc. Instrumentalists
Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date Current
Applic Date Current
Addtl Info


Part-Time Organist-Choir Director
St Mary's Episcopal Church
800 Rountree St.
Kinston, NC 28501
Phone 252-523-6146
 www.stmaryskinston.com
Church Fax 2525235134
Contact phone 252-523-6146
Contact fax 252-523-5134
Contact Person Latonya Smith
Contact email lsmith@stmaryskinston.com
Hours per week 20-30
Salary $guild salary guide
Continuing Education Days neg
Vacation Days neg
Additional Benefits neg
Number of Weekly Services 1
Extra Services 4
Extra Serv List Boars Head, Lent, Easter
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Ensembles 3
Ensembles Adult Choir, Grade 2-5, 1st grade and under(currently run by volunteer
Education Requirements Minimum of Bachelors
Organ Type Pipe Organ
Manuals 3
Builder Austin Organs
Year Built 1976
Ranks 38
Stops
Yearly Contract No
Open Date July 1, 2016
Applic Date thru 7/31/16


Part-Time Organist/Choir Director
Bethel United Methodist Church
 101 York Street 
 Chester S.C. 29706
Church Phone 803-385-3266
Website www.umcbethel.org
Church Fax 803-581-8613
Contact phone 803-385-3266
Contact fax 803-581-8613
Contact Person Jane Carter
Contact email BethelUMC@truvista.net
Hours per week 4
Salary negotiable based on experience
Vacation Days 2
Additional Benefits Social Security/Workers Compensation
Congregation Size 154
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services 3
Extra Serv List Christmas Eve/Ash Wednesday/Maundy Thursday
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Ensembles 1
Ensembles Chancel Choir
Education Requirements Bachelor of Music with organ emphasis or valid training in organ and choral music. 
Organ 1943 Pilcher/Moller (10 stops)
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date September 1, 2016
Applic Date Immediate
Addtl Info Bethel United Methodist Church seeks an individual to prepare and present the Bethel United Methodist Church Chancel Choir in a manner befitting a service of worship for the purpose of enhancing the musical development of the church and for the glorification of God. Sunday Service is at 11:00 AM and choir rehearsals are held weekly but may vary during the summer months. Moller organ received an updated console in 1986 and organ was rebuilt in 2004.