Director of Music and Fine Arts (Claremont, CA)

Date Posted: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Job Title: Director of Music and Fine Arts
Organization Name: Claremont United Church of Christ
Organization Website:
Salary Range (optional): 50,000-60,000
Job Description:
The Director of Music and Fine Arts of Claremont United Church of Christ is
responsible for developing and managing a dynamic, multi-faceted music and
fine arts program at CUCC.  The director will ensure an inspiring musical and
fine arts experience through congregational worship and community events.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to:


A. Performance:
“       Plans and coordinates the total church music and fine arts program,
including all worship, musical performances, and other programs.
“       Recruits for and directs and/or supervises all choirs, hand bells,
children’s choirs, instrumentalists, ensembles, and guests musicians.
“       Plans and prepares the music for all regular and special services of
worship in consultation with Senior Pastors, incorporating a diversity of
genres, styles, and instrumentation in the worship services.

B. Outreach:
“       Networks with other colleagues, local musicians, and colleges in the
community and regularly incorporates outside groups into the worship
“       Schedules rehearsals, retreats, and continuing education as appropriate for
each choir/ensemble.

C. Administrative:
“       Collaborates with the Senior Pastors to integrate music and fine arts with
the worship service and sermon themes.
“       Acts as administrator of the music and fine arts programs including budget
development and oversight, personnel management, and maintenance of musical
“       Provides staff support for boards and committees related to the music and
arts ministries of the congregation and collaborates on integrative projects
with other boards and ministries.
“       Actively participates in weekly staff meetings and provides appropriate
schedules of weekly music activities.
“       Organizes and expands the music library and ensures all copyright
permissions are in place.
“       Develops future music programs inclusive of, but not limited to: additional
choirs, youth choir, in-house ensembles, various concert series.
“       Selects pieces that are theologically appropriate for a progressive church
and encourages the use of inclusive language in performances.
“       Follows CUCC Policy and the procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook.
“       Works independently and as part of the Church Staff and lay leadership
“teams” to accomplish both routine tasks and special projects/events, support
CUCC’s mission and vision, and perform tasks in a manner consistent with
standards of professional practice (including but not limited to)
confidentiality, strong work ethic, self-directed work activities, conflict
management, and good communication.


“       Advanced degree in music or related field.
“       Minimum of 3 years of experience with choral conducting and experience in
sacred conducting.
“       Proficiency and experience in playing both organ and piano accompaniment
“       Proficiency and experience in choral and instrumental direction.
“       Experience in church music that encompasses diverse cultures, faith
traditions, and musical styles.
“       An appreciation of the Fine Arts.
“       Demonstrated understanding of membership/volunteer organization structure
and operation.
“       Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize duties.
“       Outgoing, friendly personality with a sense of Christian mission, as well
as a sense of humor.
“       Strong written and verbal communication; good “customer service.”

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