Music Director (Albany, NY)

Date Posted: 
September 26, 2022
Organization Name: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church
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Salary Range: 
$20,000 to $30,000
Job Description: 

Music/Choir Director

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Albany, NY 

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Position Type: Part-Time up to 0.5 FTE / with benefits


WPC has a reputation for offering music of the highest quality during worship as well as hosting organ concerts and other special musical events. We are a diverse urban church with a variety of ministries, one of which is the ministry of music. We believe that music is an essential part of our spirituality: we view music not just as a performance, but as an expression of our faith. We hold dear the tenet that music should reflect all who gather to worship, near and far, as we gather in-person and virtually. We believe it is important to encourage all members of the church to participate in the music ministry. We are seeking a musician whose vision complements our vision. For more information about us:


·       Collaboration

·       Compassion

·       Vision

·       Bridge building

·       Risk taker

·       Embraces change

·       Flexibility


·       Demonstrates strong skills in choral conducting, training, and/or possesses organ/keyboard skills

·       Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Music or equivalent experience

·       Possesses a deep familiarity with the Christian faith and understands the Christian year

·       Embraces diversity in general and specifically in our musical offerings

·       Makes a creative contribution to the total church program

·       Demonstrates leadership abilities

·       Possesses strong organizational skills

·       Demonstrates knowledge of the theology and practice of worship

·       Works effectively with a wide variety of people of all ages


·       Lead, create and share our vision to diversify our music to represent young and old as well as building bridges between all our diverse members

·       Works collegially in planning and programming and in providing support, encouragement, and guidance for ministerial and support staff

·       Encourage congregational singing as an essential part of worship

·       Encourage and support youth in expressing their musicality and spirituality, through singing or playing an instrument

·       Build and foster growth in adult and youth choir participation 

·       Teach how music is connected to the worship service’s biblical and spiritual message

·       Understand the importance of planning and task management

·       Remain up to date with current trends in music as well as understanding the beauty of classic sacred music

·       Remain active in professional development

·       Maintain your craft as a musician and church leader

·       Model a Christian attitude of welcome and concern, fostering supportive and caring relationships among choir members and other participants in the music ministry program


Salary Range: Commensurate with education, hours, and skill sets