Director of Music/organist/pianist (Manchester, CT)

Date Posted: 
July 13, 2022
Organization Name: 
Center Congregational Church
Contact Email: 
Salary Range: 
Annual Salary: $17,500-$21,840 depending on experience
Job Description: 

14 hours/week

Center Congregational Church in Manchester, Connecticut, seeks a Director of Music to provide leadership, choir direction, and accompaniment for weekly worship and other special services/music ministries. Center Congregational Church is a community of faith gathered in 1779. We are an Open and Affirming church in the heart of our community. We seek a Director of Music who:

  • is proficient in the areas of keyboard (organ and piano) and choral direction
  • has a thorough understanding of musical, ecclesiastical, and pastoral judgements which must be made in selecting music to be performed by volunteer musicians/vocalists
  • appreciates and selects music of different genres, trends, cultures, and eras
  • directs adult choir, handbell choir, children’s choir, and other ensembles
  • inspires and educates musicians and choir members of all ages and abilities in our music programs
  • works with clergy and lay leaders to plan music that compliments Sunday and special worship services
  • is flexible, reliable, conscientious, and organized

The church sanctuary has a Rodgers organ and a Knabe piano. We seek a Director of Music who is a skilled musician and a creative and enthusiastic music professional who can encourage and expand music programs already in place. This position is open now. Please, send your statement of interest, resume, and two professional references to Music Committee representative or mail to Center Congregational Church, 11 Center Street, Manchester, CT 06040 attention Birdi, Music Committee.