Director of Church Music (Newburyport, MA)

Date Posted: 
January 29, 2024
Organization Name: 
First Religious Society Unitarian-Universalist
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Salary Range: 
Job Description: 

The First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist (FRSUU) in Newburyport, MA seeks an

accomplished organist/pianist and choral director with church experience and excellent

interpersonal skills to help FRSUU’s music program continue to grow and flourish. This is a

congregation who loves music and looks forward to the continuing development of a diverse

and eclectic music ministry.


The Director of Church Music (DCM) is responsible for directing all aspects of the church’s

music program. The DCM serves as organist/pianist and director of the Adult Choir and is

expected to enhance the adult music offerings, cultivate volunteer musicians within the

congregation, and create a program that includes diverse musical styles and expression through

programming and outreach to the larger musical community. Music is an essential part of our

spiritual life. Enriched with many active musicians within the congregation, our music program

serves to deepen our spirituality, maintains a high musical quality, and supports and nurtures

people of all musical abilities. As a highly visible performance space in the center of this historic

town, the 450+ member church considers its music program to be an important outreach to the



The Director of Church Music is a 0.5 FTE position (approximately 20 hours per week). FRSUU

is a Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Fair Compensation Congregation and follows their

recommended policies on salary ranges for a church of our size and location and the

candidate’s qualifications, skills, and experience. Participation in special services such as

weddings and memorial services will be separately compensated. FRS offers a generous

program of benefits, including paid vacation, retirement benefits, life insurance, and participation

in the FRS health, dental, and long-term disability programs.

Full job description and posting:

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Anticipated Start Date: Between July 15 and August 1, 2024