PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
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Memorial United Methodist Church - posted 9.18.2019
4012 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC
Church Phone 704-537-2060
Website memorialunitedmethodist.org
Contact email blazarus@wnccumc.net

Position Title Music Director
Part Time
Hours per week 10
Salary $12,000-$15,000
Continuing Education Days
Vacation Days 2 Sundays and 2 Thursdays
Sick Days
Additional Benefits
Congregation Size 70
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services 3
Extra Serv List Holy Week, Christmas Cantata, Christmas Eve
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Ensembles 0
Ensembles Have handbells but not enough ringers
Education Requirements
Manuals
Builder
Year Built
Ranks
Stops
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date Immediate
Applic Date Immediate
Addtl Info Those interested should send resumes to blazarus@wnccumc.net



Myers Park Presbyterian Church - posted 8.21.2019
 2501 Oxford Place
Charlotte, NC 28207
Church Phone 704/376-3695
Website www.myersparkpres.org
Contact phone 704/927-1253
Contact Person Lee Northcutt
Contact email lnorthcutt@myersparkpres.org
Position Title Bass Choral Section Leader
Full Part TimePart Time
Hours per week 5-6
Salary $
Continuing Education Days
Vacation Days
Sick Days
Additional Benefits
Congregation Size 5000
Number of Weekly Services 2
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services 6
Extra Serv List Good Friday, Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve, extra concerts
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Ensembles 2
Ensembles Chancel Choir, Chamber Singers
Education Requirements ability to sing clearly the low bass notes of a second bass
Manuals
Builder
Year Built
Ranks
Stops
Yearly Contract No
Open Date immediately
Applic Date presently
Addtl Info MPPC currently has 10 paid section leaders. We are looking for a second bass. Section leaders are paid $40 per service (ie, rehearsal, worship service, etc). Average weekly compensation works out to $120.00 (Thursday rehearsal and 2 Sunday services). Vacation days are negotiable and are coordinated with the Director of Music.



First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)posted 8.14.2019
1200 East Boulevard 
Charlotte, NC 28203
Church Phone 704-334-3771
Website www.fcc-charlotte.org
Contact phone 704-301-7427
Contact fax (above)
Contact Person Rev. Jolin McElroy
Contact email office@fcc-charlotte.org
Part Time
Hours per week 15
Salary $ 12,000
Continuing Education Days 0
Vacation Days **
Sick Days --
Additional Benefits ----
Congregation Size 75
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services 3
Extra Serv List Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Easter, others if required.
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Ensembles 0
Ensembles
Education Requirements Combination education/experience in music with demonstrated experience in directing choral music. 
Manuals
Builder
Year Built
Ranks
Stops
Yearly Contract No
Open Date Immediately
Applic Date Until filled
Addtl Info This position requires demonstrated understanding of Christian traditions in music and openness to various backgrounds and styles of music. Also requires an openness to and acceptance of people in the LGBTQ community as this church is spiritual home to a diverse congregation. Full position description available upon request. **Paid vacation will be provided equal to two weeks per year (including two Wednesdays and two Sundays) with prior notice. 


St. Stephen's Lutheran, ELCA - posted 8.12.2019
2259 12th Ave. NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Church Phone 828-322-3211
Website www.sselca.com
Church Fax 828-322-8311
Contact phone 828-322-3211
Contact fax same as above
Contact Person Brent A. Talley
Contact email sselca@yahoo.com
Position Title Parish Organist/Pianist
Part Time
Hours per week
Salary $TBD based on experience
Continuing Education Days
Vacation Days 4 Sundays
Sick Days
Additional Benefits
Congregation Size 120
Number of Weekly Services 2
Number of Rehearsals 2
Extras Services
Extra Serv List Christmas Eve, Ash Wed.,Wed. in Lent, Holy Week
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Ensembles 2
Ensembles Chancel Choir, Chapel Choir
Education Requirements A bachelor's degree or similar experience
Manuals 2
Builder Casavant
Year Built 1971
Ranks 24
Stops 29
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date Now
Applic Date Now
Addtl Info One service (8:15 am) is non-traditional and would be played on a Kawai electronic piano. May consider separating to two positions depending on candidate. Organ underwent a major renovation in 2017, adding additional MIDI voices to balance the stop list ( 12 stops are digital). Additionally, the mechanical combination action memory system was replaced with a solid state hard drive.



Thyatira Presbyterian Church - posted 7.30.2019
220 White Rd
Salisbury, NC 28147
Contact phone 7043145794
Contact Person Norma Lauder
Contact email T2SMILES4U@YAHOO.COM 
Position Title Organist 
Part Time
Hours per week 10
Salary
Continuing Education Days
Vacation Days 2
Sick Days
Additional Benefits
Congregation Size 200
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services
Extra Serv List Christmas eve, Good Fridsy
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Ensembles 2
Ensembles Adult choir and Children's choir
Education Requirements
Manuals 3
Builder C
Year Built
Ranks
Stops
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date Immediately 
Applic Date 07/29/19
Addtl Info Salary is commiserate with education and experience and can be discussed The position is a salaried position with two paid vacation days per year. It should require about 10 hours of time per week consisting of one church service and one adult choral rehearsal on Sunday. On occasion you will practice with the children and play for them. And on occasion play more than one service a week such as Easter and Christmas. The music is one for a blended type service of one hour with usually 60-100 in attendance. A proficiency on the piano would be hoped for as well. You can expect a church that is both welcoming and open-minded. We are rurally based halfway between Hwy 77 and Hwy 85. Located in a very historic building, we are the oldest church in Rowan County. We are blessed with a beautiful baby grand piano and a magnificent old pipe organ. We get many compliments about the organ! We would appreciate an opportunity to meet you. Please contact Norma and I will be glad yo talk with you! 


St. John’s Lutheran Church - posted 7.8.2019
740 North Center St
Statesville, NC 28677
Organist and Director of Music
Church Body: North American Lutheran Church (NALC)
Hours per week: 12-14
When position is available: open at this time
Job Compensation: negotiable
Contact Name: Pastor Ernie Sheldon  
Website: stjohnsstatesville.org
St. John’s Lutheran Church Statesville, N.C, seeks applications for a part-time Organist/Director of Music position. The position is for 12-14 hours per week. Base salary will be commensurate with education and experience and is negotiable.

The Organist/Director of Music leads the music ministry at St. John’s. This includes collaborating with the pastor and the Worship & Music Committee to develop a robust and well-rounded music ministry for the St. John’s community.

Responsibilities and Expectations (including but are not limited to the following):
· Demonstrated skill and competency in Lutheran liturgical music on both the organ (3 manual 29 rank Schantz) and piano; accompany and lead congregational singing; directing the chancel choir and a handbell choir.
· Conduct weekly chancel choir and handbell choir rehearsals. 
· Work as part of a team with the pastor and worship and music team to choose worship settings and plan special services (e.g., Christmas, Lent, Easter sunrise and festival]

Position Qualifications
· Bachelor’s degree in music or church music required or five years’ experience working in an organist/ Music director position.
· Availability to work Sunday morning and one weeknight
· Knowledge of Liturgical worship principles is required.
· Enthusiastic. Organized. Excellent personal communication skills (written, verbal, and listening) and works well as part of a team.
· In the future, develop a children’s and youth music program.
· Cultivate a warm, inviting and energizing environment for the music program.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest or resume to pastorsheldon@ aol.com 
Send written resume:

St. John’s Lutheran Church
Atten: Pastor Ernie
740 North Center ST
Statesville, NC 28677