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Director of Music Ministry

First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church

Tecumseh, Michigan

Part-time position: responsible for setting and administrating the vision for the music ministry of our church including: worship accompanist, vocal choir and handbell director.

Full Job Posting:

https://tecumsehfirstpres.wordpress.com/job-postings/

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Organist

Court Street United Methodist Church

Court Street United Methodist Church
225 West Court Street
Flint, MI 48502

Court Street United Methodist Church-Flint is seeking an Organist. We are a downtown church located in the heart of the city. The congregation is diverse and energetic. Our mission focuses on creating a world with more peace and hope by loving one another as Jesus loves us.

Music is an integral part of our worship and we are blessed to have a 1960 Casavant Pipe Organ, as well as a harpsichord and piano. The position requires a high level of accomplishment in organ and keyboard performance.

The Organist provides leadership on the keyboard(s) for worship and musical programs, as well as accompaniment for various choirs. Primary responsibility is for Sunday morning worship and Thursday evening choir rehearsal. Additional services for holidays and special events. Additional opportunities for performance at weddings and funerals (organist has first right of refusal). The organist works collaboratively with the Senior Pastor and Choir Director.

Application should be submitted to our Business Manager, Nanette Noyce, at nanettenoyce@courtstreetflint.org. Please include a resume, cover letter detailing experience, and references. Request may be made for a CD/DVD of a recent performance.

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Choir Director

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
309 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201
(517)-787-3370
www.stpauljxmi.org
 
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is a mid-size, vibrant parish located in Jackson, MI. The congregation values worship that is rooted in the Episcopal liturgy, and we see music as an integral part of the worship experience. We are seeking a Choir Director to lead our choir and possibly (depending on the desire of the candidate) bell choir.
 
Our choir typically rehearses on Wednesday evenings and sings on Sundays during the 10:30 a.m. worship service as well as various services during holidays (Christmas, Holy Week, etc.). The choir has been on hiatus due to COVID-19 but is eager to return to singing regularly again. St. Paul’s has lost a few choir members over the last three years so the director will rebuild the choir. Our hope is that the director will help in identifying and hiring scholarship student singers to be the SATB anchors for the choir.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
1. The Choir Director reports to the rector and works in collaboration with the organist, and if necessary, other church leadership when selecting music for the liturgical season. Planning at least one liturgical season ahead and scheduling the appropriate choir rehearsals will ensure a properly prepared choral and music program.
2. Schedule rehearsals for all worship services where the choir is involved. Historically, rehearsals were held weekly from September thru May, typically on a Wednesday evening.
3. Schedule additional rehearsals as necessary to prepare the choir for special services throughout the church year such as Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Day, and any other special occasion as determined by the rector.
4. Actively recruit new members to sing in the adult choir and provide a welcoming atmosphere.
5. Assist lay leaders with bell choir (possibly).
6. Maintain and organize choir library, folders, robes and rehearsal spaces.
7. Average hours of ministry will be anywhere from 8–10 hours a week based on a 10-month schedule from mid-August to mid-June.
 
Skills and Qualifications
 
1. Knowledge of basic music theory, including simple transpositions or harmonizing a melody.
2. Familiarity with and willingness to learn the liturgy of the Episcopal Church, including the selection of appropriate music. Willingness to explore various styles of music to direct during selected times of our worship service. We draw our music from a variety of sources, including Episcopal hymnals and outside sources.
3. Ability to collaborate with organist and other instrumentalists to prepare music for worship services keeping in mind the central role a choir plays leading worship in our liturgical tradition.
4. Ability to work patiently with choir members of different skill levels, including those with minimal music experience.
5. Have the capacity to have fun and bring joy and passion to this ministry.
6. Be a team player with a willingness to share ideas and learn from others while expanding and growing the choral ministry at St. Paul’s.
7. We desire an openness to expand ministry into work with children and youth as well as the bell choir.
8. Obtain and maintain current certification for Safe Church training from the Diocese of Michigan.
 
Annual salary is set at $8,000 to $12,000 based upon experience and education and will be eligible for COLA raises as they are given to staff.

Interested persons should email their resume and cover letter to the Rev. Sarah Hurlbert at pastorsarah@stpauljxmi.org

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Director of Music Ministries

Bethlehem United Church of Christ

Bethlehem United Church of Christ
423 S 4th Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

PURPOSE

To enrich the life and ministries of Bethlehem United Church of Christ by providing musical leadership that:

  • complements and enriches church services;

  • promotes diverse musical styles and genres;

  • inspires congregants by engaging disciples, seekers, and everyone in between;

  • encourages participation in the musical activities at Bethlehem church;

  • is welcoming and friendly to all.

JOB STATUS

  • Part-time, exempt

  • Approximately 12-15 hours/week

  • Unpaid time off during specified weeks in the summer

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports to Pastor

  • All music staff reports to Director of Music Ministries

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Direct, teach, and coordinate the adult and youth choir, including planning and leading rehearsals

  • Direct accompanist(s) at all rehearsals and services

  • Select and coordinate music for all services, in consultation with Pastor, music staff, and organist, including all holidays and special services

  • Direct choir at all regular services, except 8:30 AM Sunday services

  • Plan and provide special music for 8:30 AM service once a month

  • Procure and engage paid professional choir section leaders

  • Procure and engage musicians for regular and special services

  • Plan summer music needs, and procure musicians as needed

  • Manage the music budget in coordination with the chair of the Worship Ministry Team; plan and propose annual music budget

  • Attend monthly Worship Ministry Team meetings and other meetings as requested by the Pastor

  • Work closely with the church secretary for prompt submission of bulletin information

  • Coordinate with sound board operation team in advance for mic set-up in the sanctuary for Sunday services and special services

  • Coordinate with music and church staff for use of facilities for special performances and rehearsals

  • Assume responsibility for the maintenance, safety, and care of all musical assets, including facilities, music equipment and supplies

  • Manage, organize and maintain the music/choral library

  • Constantly improve quality of musical presentation, including technical aspects such as amplification and radio broadcasts

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in music, minimum; major in choral directing or voice preferred

  • Strong experience and background in choral conducting

  • Experience directing/coaching a wide variety of skill levels

  • Strong interpersonal skills

Salary offered: $19,000/year

Please respond with cover letter and resume to the Reverend John Kennedy:

pastorjohn@bethlehem-ucc.org

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Director of Music Ministry

 St. Mary Catholic Church

St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Marshall, Michigan, is seeking an Organist and Director of Music. Our National Historic Landmark District community is committed to economic growth and innovative technology. Our church is a singing church, and the pastor is an AGO member. We have a new 2021 custom Allen 3 manual drawknob organ housed in the beautifully renovated historic church with an ideal acoustic music environment. St. Mary Church offers three weekend Masses. The qualified candidate should be a skilled organist and choir director who can effectively work with cantors, instrumentalists, and adult and youth choirs. The Organist/Director of Music would collaborate closely with the pastor in support of the liturgies. We prefer a degree or equivalent in music or a related field and an understanding of and respect for Catholic traditions and liturgy. Leadership and communication skills and a passion for liturgy and music are essential qualities. This is a 30 hour per week (on average) position with a negotiable salary and benefits program in the range of $40,000-$50,000 per year, commensurate with experience/qualifications/hours. Compensation is also provided for other services.

Email resume and pertinent material to Office Manager, Mrs. Stacie Contat, at stmarymarshall@aol.com (269-781-3949). Also, visit our website at www.stmarymarshall.org.

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Organist and Choir Director

Timothy Lutheran Church

Timothy Lutheran Church
8820 Wayne Road
Livonia, MI 48150

 

Paid by the service for Sundays and other scheduled services during Advent, Lent and church festivals. Must be able to play piano and organ as well as accompany and direct a small choir.

Responsibilities: Work cooperatively with worship chair/worship committee and pastor to plan music for services. Rehearse with the choir on a regular basis. Provide accompaniment for liturgy, congregational and choir singing. Report maintenance needs for the piano and organ as needed.

Accountability: To the pastor and Church Council. Absences should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance to allow for obtaining a substitute.

Contact Information: timothylivonia@yahoo.com or 734-427-2290

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