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Purity Presbyterian Church - reposted 4.11.2019
135 Wylie Street
Chester, SC 29706
Church Phone 803-377-8175 Website www.puritypc.org Church Fax 803-377-8176 Contact phone 803-377-8175 Contact fax 803-377-8176 Contact Person Jason Myers Contact email email@example.com Position Title Director of Music & Organist
Hours per week 10-15 Salary $13250.00 Continuing Education Days 1 Sunday Vacation Days 2 Sundays Sick Days 5 Additional Benefits Sick days may accrue and be reserved for longer absences. Congregation Size 102 Number of Weekly Services 1 Number of Rehearsals 1 Extras Services Extra Serv List Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve, Weddings and Funerals Addtl Wedding Fee Yes Addtl Funeral Fee Yes Ensembles 1 Ensembles Chancel Choir Education Requirements Organ Type Pipe Organ Manuals 2 Builder Austin Year Built 1976 Ranks 38 Stops Yearly Contract Open Date January 1, 2019 Applic Date January 16, 2019 Addtl Info The Director of Music & Organist is foremost a disciple of Jesus Christ who seeks to give glory to God and enrich the congregation?s encounter with God by utilizing musical talents to provide sacred music during scheduled worship services and other activities, supporting the music ministry and worship at Purity Presbyterian Church. The ideal candidate will be familiar with Presbyterian theology and traditions or demonstrate a willingness to learn to preserve a Christ-centered worship experience which glorifies God and honors our rich heritage. For the full job description see our church website or request via email. Send resumes to: Rev. Jason W. Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church - posted 4.3.2019
6740 Albemarle Road
Church Phone 704-537-1204 Website www.arpres.org Contact phone 7048773405 Contact Person Beth Cameron Contact email email@example.com Position Title Worship Music Leader
Hours per week Salary $ Continuing Education Days Vacation Days 2 Sick Days Additional Benefits Congregation Size 175 Number of Weekly Services 2 Number of Rehearsals 2 Extras Services 5 Extra Serv List Christmas Eve, Good Friday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunrise, Ash Wednesday Addtl Wedding Fee Yes Addtl Funeral Fee No Ensembles 2 Ensembles Praise Team , Chancel Choir Education Requirements College Undergraduate Degree Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ Manuals 3 Builder Allen Year Built 1975 Ranks Stops 88 Yearly Contract Yes Open Date June 1, 2019 Applic Date 4/1/2019 Addtl Info ? Planning, rehearsing and preparing praise team/choir to lead in the worship of God ? Coaching vocalists, instrumentalists and scheduling musicians ? Leading Wednesday evening praise team and choir rehearsals ? Working with the Senior Pastor in consultation with the Worship Ministry Team to plan, organize and lead special worship services such as Advent, Christmas Eve, Palm Sunday and Easter ? Assisting Senior Pastor in leading worship for both Sunday morning services and other special worship services as needed ? Managing the creation and running of all media resources for worship ? Participating in staff meetings and partnering with the Senior Pastor and other ministry leaders ? Obtaining necessary permission and licenses for protected artistic and intellectual content ? Performing other duties requested by the Senior Pastor
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - posted 4.2.2019
1200 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone 704-334-3771 Website www.fcc-charlotte.org Church Fax 704-334-3774 Contact phone 704-334-3771 Contact fax 704-334-3774 Contact Person Rev. Jolin McElroy Contact email firstname.lastname@example.org Position Title Director of Music
Hours per week 15 Salary $ 12,000/ year Continuing Education Days 0 Vacation Days 4* Sick Days 0 Additional Benefits --- Congregation Size 150 Number of Weekly Services 1 Number of Rehearsals 1 Extras Services 3 Extra Serv List Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunrise Addtl Wedding Fee Yes Addtl Funeral Fee Yes Ensembles -- Ensembles No "standing" ensembles but ad hoc as appropriate. Education Requirements Desire degree in music or related field. Organ Type Pipe Organ Manuals Builder Year Built Ranks Stops Yearly Contract Yes Open Date Immediately Applic Date Until filled Addtl Info Seeking someone with demonstrated experience in directing choral music; demonstrated understanding of Christian traditions in music and open to various backgrounds and styles of music. *Vacation provided equal to two weeks per year (including two Wednesdays and two Sundays) with prior notice. Full position description available upon request.
Paw Creek Presbyterian Church - posted 3.19.2019
7400 Mt. Holly Road
Charlotte, N.C. 28214
Church Phone 704-392-0329 Website www.pawcreekpc.org Church Fax 704-3924625 Contact phone 704-608-2451 Contact Person Eddie McArver, Administration Chairperson Contact email email@example.com Position Title Director of Music
Hours per week 12-15 Salary $commensurate with experience Continuing Education Days Vacation Days 2 Sick Days 2 Additional Benefits Congregation Size Number of Weekly Services 1 Number of Rehearsals 1 Extras Services Extra Serv List Lent, Good Friday, Pentecost,Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve. May be more from time to time Addtl Wedding Fee Addtl Funeral Fee Ensembles Ensembles Education Requirements Bachelor's Degree in Music (Vocal and/or Choral) Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ Manuals Builder Year Built Ranks Stops Yearly Contract Open Date May 1, 2019 Applic Date Addtl Info Paw Creek Presbyterian Church seeks a talented, dedicated and joy-filled Director of Music. Working with our Pastor, Pianist/Organist, Worship Committee and an accomplished volunteer Adult Choir of 15-20 members whose skill levels range from beginners to experienced singers, the Director of Music will cooperatively and creatively assist the worshipping congregation as it grows in faith and discipleship. QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS We seek a part-time Music Director who: 1. Has appropriate earned degree in music (vocal and/or choral emphasis). 2. Has two or more years experience leading an organized choir and collaborating with instrumentalists. 3. Has a calling to use music as a tool to serve the mission and spiritual vitality of Christ's church. 4. Has trained skills as a voice teacher with a high degree of musical expertise and the ability to model various parts of a composition to facilitate learning by choir members. 5. Has a broad familiarity with a variety of music styles (such as gospel, traditional, international, and contemporary) and enthusiasm for introducing new music to choir and congregation. 6. Is positive, dependable, organized and a servant leader. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Is called to bring professional experience in choosing and preparing music that supports at the direction of Session and Pastor. 2. Will be responsible for one week-night choir rehearsal and one Sunday worship service. 3. Will work with Pastor and Worship Committee to provide special music for the seasons of the church year and special celebrations that may arise. 4. Will support pastoral worship services for the church family such as weddings and funerals. 5. Would be open to developing programs for children and youth as needed. 6. Will oversee Choral Library and the care of choral equipment and supplies. Interested candidates can email Eddie McArver, Administration Committee Chairperson, for a more detailed job description.
Park Street United Methodist Church - posted 3.12.2019
120 Park Street
Belmont, NC, 28012
Church Phone704-825-8480 Websiteparkstreetumc.org Church Fax Contact phone704-616-7161 Contact fax Contact PersonKelly Patterson Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Position TitlePianist/Organist Full Part TimePart Time 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 Addtl Wedding Fee Addtl Funeral Fee Ensembles Ensembles Education Requirements Organ TypePipe Organ Manuals Builder Year Built Ranks Stops Yearly Contract Open Date Applic Date Addtl InfoJob Title: Pianist/Organist Description: The Pianist/Organist accepts the responsibility to work with the Pastor, staff, and families to provide a creative and wholesome worship environment in which all members and visitors may learn of God?s love, grace and glory. Qualifications: While a degree in music is not required; a minimum of two years of verifiable experience leading a worship service is preferred. Salary: The Pianist/Organist will be paid on a monthly basis. In addition to the responsibilities of the Traditional Worship Service, part of the contracted time will be spent in planning, continuing education opportunities, and involvement in other church activities with the goal of strengthening the overall worship ministry of the church. Four days of ?Personal Time Off? (PTO) may be taken during the less demanding times of the church calendar. This may be broken up between practices and services, but not to exceed two Sunday Services. Unless sick, two week prior notice is to be provided to the Pastor and the Pastor Parrish Committee. Since this is a salaried position, it is understood that the Pianist/Organist is being paid to fulfill the responsibilities listed below. Responsibilities: ? Relate to others on a personal and professional level ? Communicate effectively orally and in writing ? Demonstrate a sensitivity to individual and congregational needs ? Assist the Pastor and Choir Director in the Traditional Worship Service ? Attend all staff meetings with the Pastor and other staff members to plan and coordinate regular and special events ? Plan and support the weekly scheduled practice session in a prompt manner to learn and refine musical selections used for Sunday services or special performances ? Assist in the rehearsal of a full Christmas Cantata for the chancel choir to perform each year ? Practice with those who want to sing various solos, duets, quartets, etc. for Sunday services or special events ? Participate in weddings and funerals on a discretionary basis or as schedule allows ? Prepare adequately in advance with choir director so that time will be used effectively during practice, presentations, and programs ? Provide 15 to 20 minute prep time with choir before all services (not to include organ setup) Growth and Professional Development: ? Continue professional growth and development through seminars, conferences, and workshops especially those offered by the district ? Seek opportunities to promote/expose PSUMC in the community Accountability: ? The Pianist/Organist reports on a regular basis to the pastor and the PPR Committee ? He/She is responsible for maintain the goals, philosophies, and policies as established by PSUMC ? He/She is responsible for reporting all concerns to the Pastor/PPR Committee ? The PPR Committee will evaluate performance and determine status in an annual review in keeping with the emerging needs of the church ? Failure to comply with the stipulations in the contract and job description may result in termination of services
Holy Covenant United Church of Christ - posted 2.28.2019
3501 W.T. Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28269
Church Phone (704) 599-9810 Website www.holycovenantucc.org Contact phone 843-713-5446 Contact Person Shea Watts, Director of Music Contact email email@example.com Position Title Accompanist
Hours per week 5-10 Salary $7,800 Continuing Education Days Vacation Days Sick Days Additional Benefits Congregation Size 100-150 Number of Weekly Services 1 Number of Rehearsals 1 Extras Services 3 Extra Serv List Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Christmas Eve Addtl Wedding Fee Yes Addtl Funeral Fee Yes Ensembles Ensembles Education Requirements none Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ Manuals Builder Year Built Ranks Stops Yearly Contract Yes Open Date 3/3/19 Applic Date 2/26/19 Addtl Info We are looking for an accompanist to play piano for 3-4 hymns a week for congregational singing. There is also an organ, though we rarely use it. We are open to using it, however. We also have a contemporary band and would welcome the accompanist to play with us, but it is not a requirement. The band rehearses on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM. Service is 10:55 AM - 12:15 PM (ish). The congregation is warm and welcoming, as Holy Covenant is an open and affirming congregation. Thus, we welcome applicants of any race, sexual orientation, or creed. The accompanist will work with the Music Director in crafting collaborative worship experiences. Creativity is encouraged! Pay is $150/wk (up to $7,800 total).
Thyatira Presbyterian church - posted 2.26.2019
220 White Rd
Salisbury, NC 28147
Church Phone7046361595 Websitewww.thyatirepresbyterian.org Church Fax7046361760 Contact phone7043145794 Contact fax7046361760 Contact PersonNorma Lauder Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Position TitleChurch Organist
Hours per week Salary$12,000 Continuing Education Daysneg Vacation Daysneg Sick Daysneg Additional Benefitsnone Congregation Size120 Number of Weekly Services1 Number of Rehearsals1 Extras Services Extra Serv ListAsh Wednesday, Lenten Supper, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Lovefeast Addtl Wedding FeeYes Addtl Funeral FeeNo Ensembles2 EnsemblesAdult Choir, Children's Choir Education RequirementsBach Degree Organ TypePipe Organ Manuals BuilderSchantz Year Built1981 Ranks18 Stops Yearly ContractYes Open Date2/25/19 Applic Date02/25/19 Addtl InfoPlease note that there will be a required rehearsal for both the adult and children's choir at Christmas time. Salary is negotiable and depends upon experience. We welcome students and all others! The organ has 1,081 pipes and 18 ranks and is a Schantz built in 1981. There is likely a 10 hour work week for this position normally except during holiday times. We are located in Salisbury in Rowan County about ten minutes from Hwy 85. We are an open and welcoming church and look forward to talking to you soon! Thanks.!