Director of Music Ministry (Groton, CT)

Date Posted: 
June 3, 2021
Organization Name: 
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Contact Email: 
Salary Range: 
$15-22 per hour. Salaried position anticipated.
Job Description: 

Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, PC(USA)

Groton, Connecticut


Position:    Director of Music Ministry

Hours:       5-10 per week scaling up to 15-20 (or more) per week by the Fall of 2021. 

Salary:       Commensurate with experience




To lead and develop SAPC’s music ministry. To enrich and expand the worship life of our theologically diverse and service-oriented congregation.




•       Select and plan music for Sunday and occasional services (e.g. Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday), and lead a weekly choir rehearsal after establishment of a post-Covid Choir.

•       Work collaboratively with the Pastor on creative worship design to integrate music and liturgy.

•       Actively recruit, equip and motivate singers and instrumentalists.

•       Lead music ensembles. (Pre-Covid we had a Senior Choir that sang weekly, a Junior Choir that sang occasionally, and a Handbell Choir that played during Advent, Lent, Easter and special occasions.)

•       Plan and provide music for weddings, funerals and other special events as agreed (per-diem applies).

•       Participate in the life and ministry of the church as a worship program team member.

•       Supervise the maintenance of the church’s musical instruments.

•       Organize and maintain the church’s music library.

•       Provide qualified substitutes during periods of paid absences.




•       A self-actuated team player with a positive attitude. Energetic, spirit filled, and enthusiastic about providing an excellent music program. 

•       Works well with people of all ages and levels of musical experience.

•       Master’s degree in music (or equivalent combination of training and experience) preferred.

•       Five years of experience in church-related settings preferred.

•       Working knowledge of music recording and technology.

•       Strong and active Christian faith preferred. 


Musical Competencies:


•       Comfortable with a broad spectrum of musical styles, including traditional and modern hymns.  

•       Able to envision and build a dynamic music program.

•       Able to engage the congregation to actively participate in community worship.

•       High level of proficiency at presenting repertoire, leading hymnody and service music at the piano and organ. The church has both a practice and a performance upright piano and a Renaissance by Allen organ with performance speakers. A proficient organist is preferred but a pianist with the requisite skills considered. If organ experience is not strong, lessons can be built into the compensation package. 


Vacation & Other Privileges:


•       Five Sundays per year of paid vacation with prior authorization of the Pastor and the Session.

•       Two paid Sunday absences due to sickness or personal reasons.

•       Organ and piano teaching privileges at times convenient to the church’s schedule.


Send resume and references in Word or PDF format. References (at least one professional) are required.