Director of Music Ministry and Organist (New Haven, CT)

Date Posted: 
July 14, 2021
Organization Name: 
First Church of Christ in New Haven, Center Church on the Green
Contact Email: 
Salary Range: 
Commensurate with experience
Job Description: 

 

Responsibilities

• In consultation with the Minister, plan and coordinate music and choir's performance pieces for all services of worship, prepare special programs for holidays or special occasions

• Schedule and lead weekly choir rehearsals; conduct and lead the choir in performance; recruit and audition new singers; foster each singer’s musical growth

• Lead and schedule rehearsals for other groups (youth, children, etc) as needed

• Recruit, audition, and direct special performers (soloists, instrumentalists)

• Arrange for special music when choir is on break (i.e. summer hiatus, following major performances)

• Prepare an annual budget request for music program to the Minister and Council

• Oversee maintenance of all instruments

• Maintain music files

• Attend Council and committee meetings

• Arrange for guest choir director and organist when on leave. Absences will not be granted for major church holidays (i.e., Christmas Eve, Good Friday, and Easter) 

Qualifications

• Bachelors degree in choral music conducting (or a degree candidate in the senior year of study) or equivalent related work experience desired.

• Ability to play organ, harpsichord, piano and direct choir.

• Knowledge of and openness to a variety of music and styles.

• Enthusiastic and dedicated, with a positive attitude and a commitment to serving the Church and local community.

• Excellent interpersonal skills, patience, clarity, and ease of communication 

Benefits

Two (2) weeks vacation, social security, and worker’s compensation insurance.