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Harrison United Methodist Church posted 12.11.2017
15008 Lancaster Highway
Pineville, NC 28134
Church Phone (704) 541-3463 Website http://harrisonchurch.org Church Fax Contact phone (704) 541-3463 Contact fax Contact Person Rev. Shane Page Contact email email@example.com Position Title Music and Worship Arts Director
Hours per week 40 Salary $ based on experience Continuing Education Days Vacation Days Sick Days Additional Benefits Congregation Size 500+ Number of Weekly Services 3 Number of Rehearsals 2 Extras Services 5 Extra Serv List Ash Wednesday, Easter, Christmas Eve (3 services) Addtl Wedding Fee Yes Addtl Funeral Fee Ensembles 4 Ensembles Chancel choir, Children's Choir, Handbell Choir. Praise band is under direction of the Contemporary Worship Director Education Requirements Bachelor?s degree; appropriate musical or theological studies/degree preferred Organ Type Pipe Organ Yearly Contract Open Date Immediately Applic Date Immediately Addtl Info Harrison United Methodist Church is a caring faith community in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, North Carolina. We are looking for a dedicated full-time Music and Worship Arts director. Harrison is a vibrant, multi-generational church dedicated to bible study and spiritual health for the next generations, building relationships with God and one another. Church members describe Harrison as warm, friendly, and welcoming. We have a church membership of around 600, and have three worship services: 2 traditional and 1 contemporary. The contemporary service is led by the contemporary worship leader, who is under the management of the Music and Worship Arts Director. Summary Job Description: The Music and Worship Arts director is responsible for the total church music program, leading the worship and music experience for Harrison Church. He/she plans, creates and leads music selection and execution, ensuring a high level of excellence in all elements of worship. He/she provides overall direction, advice, and coordination for other music staff. He/she must feel called by God to the ministry of music and feel led to grow the congregation?s ability to worship God by singing the songs of faith. For a full job description, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church posted 11.27.2017
6740 Albemarle Road
Church Phone 704-537-1204 Website www.arpres.org Church Fax Contact phone 704-537-1204 Contact fax Contact Person Beth Cameron Contact email email@example.com Position Title Worship Leader Full Part TimePart Time Hours per week Salary $ Continuing Education Days Vacation Days 2 wks Sick Days Additional Benefits Congregation Size 300 Number of Weekly Services 2 Number of Rehearsals 2 Extras Services 6 Extra Serv List Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise, Christmas Eve (2) Addtl Wedding Fee Yes Addtl Funeral Fee Yes Ensembles 2 Ensembles Chancel Choir , Praise Team Education Requirements Bachelors Degree Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ Manuals 3 Builder Allen Year Built 1075 Ranks Stops Yearly Contract Yes Open Date January 1, 2017 Applic Date Addtl Info ? Plan, rehearse and prepare worship team/choir to lead congregation in worship by coaching vocalists, instrumentalists and scheduling musicians ? Attend and lead Wednesday evening praise team and choir rehearsals ? Work with the Worship Ministry Team to plan, organize and lead special worship services such as Advent, Christmas Eve, Palm Sunday and Easter ? Assists Senior Pastor in leading worship for both Sunday morning services and other special worship services as needed ? Manage the creation and running of all media resources for worship ? Participate in staff meetings and partner with the Senior Pastor and other ministry leaders ? Obtain necessary permission and licenses for protected artistic and intellectual content ? Perform other duties requested by the Senior Pastor Lead Choir workshop in October in Montreat for Christmas music Work with Organist and Senior Minister for planning music for all services
First Presbyterian Church posted 11.27.2017
114 W. Main St.
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Church Phone 704-735-8671 Website www.fpclincolnton.org Church Fax Contact phone 704-408-1418 Contact fax Contact Person Sandy Eldridge Contact email firstname.lastname@example.org Position Title Music Director/Organist Full Part TimePart Time Hours per week Salary $15000/yr Continuing Education Days TBD Vacation Days TBD Sick Days TBD Additional Benefits Congregation Size 70 Number of Weekly Services 1 Number of Rehearsals 1 Extras Services 4 Extra Serv List Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Sunrise Easter, Christmas Eve Addtl Wedding Fee Yes Addtl Funeral Fee Yes Ensembles 1 Ensembles chancel choir right now -- handbell and youth choirs are possible Education Requirements college/conservatory degree preferred -- demonstrated ability most important Organ Type Pipe Organ Manuals 2 Builder Pilcher & Sons Year Built 1920 Ranks 27 Stops 15 Yearly Contract Yes Open Date Feb 4, 2018 Applic Date 11/20/17 Addtl Info Small church seeks an experienced and innovative church musician to work an average of 15 hours per week. A completed college or conservatory degree or certificate is not necessary. Responsibilities include: ? Play the organ and/or piano at regular and special worship services, and at the rehearsals for same. ? Plan music for worship and special events with the Pastor in accordance with the Christian year ? Conduct choir practice and direct other musical options ? Order sheet music and supplies for the choir and other musical events ? Maintain musical equipment and recommend service and repairs as needed ? Attend meetings of the Worship Committee and other relevant meetings as needed The church?s organ is a 15-stop, 2 manual instrument with a zimbelstern and chimes, built by Pilcher and Sons in 1920 and rebuilt in 1988. It is serviced regularly by Lincoln Organ Co. and is in excellent condition. We have 3-octave Schulmerich handbells and one of the largest, most complete complement of Orff instruments in the local area. Inquiries and resumes are welcome at the following: email@example.com or mail to: First Presbyterian Church Lincolnton 114 W. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092 Attn: Music Director Search Phone inquiries are being received by: Sandy Eldridge 704-408-1418 Dr. Charles Crumley 704-735-4523
Blacksburg Presbyterian Church posted 11.27.2017
701 Church St
Blacksburg, VA 24073
Church Fax Contact phone 540-552-2504 Contact fax Contact Person Jama Hayes Contact email firstname.lastname@example.org Position Title Music Director/Organist
Hours per week approx. 20 hrs. Salary $30,00-$35,000 Continuing Education Days Yes Vacation Days Yes Sick Days Additional Benefits Congregation Size 400 Number of Weekly Services 1 Number of Rehearsals Extras Services 3 Extra Serv List Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday Addtl Wedding Fee Yes Addtl Funeral Fee No Ensembles 3 Ensembles Adult choir, Bell Choir, Children's choir Education Requirements Bachelor of Arts/Music, Masters Degree preferred Organ Type Pipe Organ Manuals 2 Builder HoltKamp Year Built 1961 Ranks 23 Stops Yearly Contract Yes Open Date Nov. 15 Applic Date Until position is filled Addtl Info Blacksburg Presbyterian Church a 400-member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), is seeking a part-time Music Director (20 hrs. /week, nominally) to replace a highly-respected incumbent. The position is responsible for all aspects of music in the life of the congregation, with the objective of furthering a creative music program of superior quality. The church currently has one worship service on Sunday morning at 10:30. Blacksburg is nestled in the mountains of western Virginia and is home to Virginia Tech. Responsibilities include: Training, rehearsing and directing the adult choir and bell choir Playing the organ for Sunday worship and other services as needed Selecting music in conjunction with the pastor Recruiting new/additional singers and bell ringers, including youth Directing or overseeing the direction of the children?s choir Selecting and coordinating visiting musicians Coordinating the maintenance of the church organ, pianos, and instruments A successful candidate for this position will be a well-qualified musician who is professionally trained and experienced in church music, with demonstrated competence and excellence in the areas of responsibility noted above. He or she must be sensitive to the Reformed tradition and worship, able to communicate energy and enthusiasm in recruiting and leading choir members, and cooperate well with staff. Additionally, BPC?s Music Director will be expected to have a commitment to Jesus Christ, expressed in a willingness to work with the pastor and people in the total witness of BPC, a church with a 187-year history of committed social outreach. For a complete position description, required qualifications and other information about the position and the church, applicants may refer to www.blacksburgpres.org after November 15th. Applications may be sent to email@example.com or mailed to Music Director Search Committee, 701 Church Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060.
Myers Memorial United Methodist Church posted 11.11.2017
301 S. New Hope Rd.
Gastonia, NC 28054
Church Phone704-864-3222 Websitewww.myersmemorialumc.org Church Fax Contact phoneext. 107 Contact fax704-864-3223 Contact PersonTony Sane, Director of Music Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Position TitleOrganist
Hours per week Salary$Negotiable Continuing Education Days Vacation Days Sick Days Additional Benefits Congregation Size300+ Number of Weekly Services1 Number of Rehearsals Extras Services6 Extra Serv ListAdvent Love Feast, Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve(one service) Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday Addtl Wedding FeeYes Addtl Funeral FeeYes Ensembles Ensembles Education Requirements Organ TypePipe Organ Manuals2 BuilderW. Zimmer and Sons Year Built1985 Ranks14 Stops27 Yearly Contract Open DateJanuary 1, 2018 Applic DateNow Addtl InfoApplicants should send a cover letter and resume to Tony Sane (email@example.com). A complete job description is available upon request.
First United Methodist Church posted 11.11.2017
807 South Point Road
Belmont, NC 28012
Church Phone704-825-2106 Websitewww.fumcbelmont.org Contact phone704-825-2106 Contact PersonGeorge Ragsdale Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Title - Director of Music
Full Part Time Hours per week40 Salary$55000 Continuing Education Days5 Vacation Days14 Sick Days12 Additional Benefits Congregation Size600+ Number of Weekly Services2 Number of Rehearsals8 Extras Services7 Extra Serv ListAsh Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Love Feast, Handbell Concert, Christmas Eve Addtl Wedding FeeYes Addtl Funeral FeeNo Ensembles6 EnsemblesWorship Team, Chancel Choir, Adult Handbells, Youth Handbells, Youth Choir, Children's Choir Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree (Master's Preferred) Organ TypeElectronic/Digital Organ Manuals2 BuilderAllen Year Built Ranks Stops Yearly Contract Open DateJanuary 1, 2017 Applic DateOctober 20, 2017 Addtl InfoDIRECTOR OF MUSIC FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF BELMONT, NC First United Methodist Church in Belmont, NC has a staff opening for a Director of Music. This staff person works in partnership with the pastor, other staff and laity of the congregation to oversee the church?s entire music ministry, integral to our worship and common life, connecting us to God and forming us as a people of praise. The ministry includes choral ensembles for all ages, chime/handbell ensembles for all ages, and an early service worship team. We offer two, growing, dynamic services on Sundays: an early, acoustic/contemporary service, and a later service centered on traditional liturgy and sacred choral music. First UMC is a 600 member church striving to live out our mission to ?be more like Jesus Christ for our community and beyond.? We are blessed to have many gifted, committed musicians in our congregation. Located in one of the fastest growing communities in the Charlotte, NC area, we are thriving as we offer the good news and serve our community. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor?s degree (Master?s preferred) in a relevant musical discipline as well as experience leading and serving in a United Methodist congregation. The candidate will lead and direct musical ensembles and play both piano and organ. The ideal candidate should also have: ?A lively and joyful commitment to the Christian faith. The ability to model faithfully the core values of our congregation: joy, generosity, care and compassion, a focus on relationships and active, curious faith. ?The ability to relate compassionately with all persons whom the Church serves. ?The ability to equip and empower laity of varied abilities in musical service and leadership of our congregation. ?A creative, innovative, entrepreneurial spirit, rooted in the traditions of historic Christian worship and scripture. ?Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills. ?Ability to work effectively in a team environment. ?Maturity, with knowledge and practical experience of maintaining healthy boundaries. Submit resume with cover letter and professional references to Rev. George Ragsdale at email@example.com This is a full time, salaried position. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. We are open to alternative options for staffing this ministry should the right person(s) present themselves. Deacons are welcomed and encouraged to apply.
Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church posted 10/4/2017
8801 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
Phone 704.554.5714 Website QHPC.org Church Fax 704.554.0054 Contact phone 704.554.5714 Contact fax 704.554.0054 Contact Person Debby Coles Contact email firstname.lastname@example.org Position Title Organist Full Part TimePart Time Hours per week
Salary Range $13,600 - $24,600
Continuing Education Days Vacation Days 4 weeks Sick Days Additional Benefits Congregation Size 200 Number of Weekly Services 1 Number of Rehearsals 1 Extras Services 3 Extra Serv List Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve Addtl Wedding Fee Yes Addtl Funeral Fee No Ensembles 1 Ensembles Chancel Choir Education Requirements baccalaureate degree in music, masters preferred Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ Manuals 3 Builder Allen Year Built Ranks Stops Yearly Contract Yes Open Date Oct. 1, 2017 Applic Date Oct. 1, 2017 Addtl Info Please contact Debby Coles, email@example.com, for the full job description.