Interim Minister of Music (Milford, CT)
Interim Minister of Music
First United Church of Christ, Congregational, Milford CT (UCC), an Open and Affirming church, seeks a skilled organist/pianist and choral conductor for FT/PT Interim Minister of Music position to play organ and direct Adult and children’s choirs for in-person and live streamed Sunday Services and special services including Christmas Eve and Holy Week. Prior church experience is preferable. Handbell choir skills desirable. Candidate must be able to access organ loft and choir room via stairs.
The Interim Minister of Music will collaborate with clergy and program staff in weekly meetings to plan worship. First refusal for weddings, funerals and memorial services with additional compensation. The position is open immediately. Term of employment is at least through December, possibly longer. Salary range: $600 - $900 per week. The interim will have the opportunity to apply for the permanent position. Send resume to email@example.com.
First United Church of Christ Congregational, Milford, CT (UCC)
Interim Minister of Music Job Description
Essential Job Functions: Depending on availability and responsibilities, the Interim Minister of Music:
Provides organ and/or piano service music for two Sunday morning worship services each week and special services including Christmas Eve and Holy Week.
Directs and Manages the Adult Choir (conducting from the console); 1-2 rehearsals each week, 1-2 anthems weekly in worship during the program year.
Directs and Manages the Pilgrim Chorale (teens and adults); 1 rehearsal each week, 1-2 anthems monthly during the program year at selected worship services
Directs and Manages the Youth Choir (grades 3-7); 1 rehearsal each week, 1 anthem monthly during the program year at selected worship services
Directs and Manages the Junior Choir (grades K-2); 1 rehearsal each week, 4 anthems per year during the program year at selected worship services
Directs and Manages the Meetinghouse Ringers (Bell Choir); 1 rehearsal each week,1 piece monthly during the program year at selected worship services
Worship Planning and Execution: Plan for weekly worship services and other components in conjunction with other church staff
Administrative: Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly Music Committee meetings.
Facilities: Our Meetinghouse Organ is a 1962 Holtkamp (III/71) with three manuals and 71 ranks (Holtkamp Opus 1739). Major renovations occurred in 1990 and 2015. Our Woodruff Chapel houses our two-manual Moller Organ, with just a few ranks.
Our music library consists of approximately 1,000 choral arrangements.