Employment and Paid Opportunities

Choir Director for Saint Giles Presbyterian Church

Part Time Position

As an integral part of worship at Saint Giles Presbyterian Church, we commit to a music ministry that:

  • is grounded in the Reformed Tradition
  • engages the best “church music” throughout the ages
  • incorporates a wide range of musical genres
  • maintains and expands our rich tradition of excellence in music
  • creates opportunities for church members to explore and share their musical gifts and talents

Job Description

This is a salaried, part time position that is responsible for co-leading the overall music program of the church, initiating programs, arranging for rehearsals, special music, etc. The primary responsibility is to provide music leadership for what is generally referred to as “Traditional Worship Music”, within the bounds of the Reformed Tradition. This person works closely and cooperatively with the pastor and the other music leaders in planning music appropriate to the church’s liturgy and to the service. Music for Sunday morning worship services and other special events is discussed and coordinated with the pastor and other music leaders prior to rehearsals.

Responsibilities

  • This person plans the music for regular Sunday morning worship services, in coordination with the pastor and the other music leaders, arranges for rehearsals, solos, special music, etc.
  • This person, along with other music leaders, is responsible for the music for the regularly scheduled special services, such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Christmas Eve, and for special events such as the installation service for a pastor, etc.
  • For unscheduled special services for which this person is asked to provide music, this person may negotiate a special fee with the parties involved. This also includes weddings, funerals, and memorial services.
  • This person, along with the other music leaders and the Worship Team, orders supplies related to the church music program as necessary. Unusual or extraordinary materials requests are cleared with the Worship Team and through the Session if necessary.
  • This person is responsible for staying within the budgeted funds for the music program and shall not exceed such funds without the Worship Team and Session approval.
  • This person will attend planning meetings that will occur weekly or as needed by the pastor.
  • Actively recruit new participants to the church music program with existing groups and/or new ones.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Accountability

The Choir Director will report directly to the Pastor. The Choir Director will have an annual review conducted by the Pastor, Worship Ministry Team elder, and Administration and Staff Ministry Team elder.

Qualifications

The Choir Director must be:

  • At least 23 years of age
  • Able to provide 3 references
  • Willing to submit to a background check and drug-screening.
  • Willing and able to comply with all Saint Giles Presbyterian Church policies, including the Saint Giles Safe Sanctuary Covenant and Policy, and the Personnel Policy

The ideal Choir Director will:

  • Have, or be working toward, a Bachelor’s degree in music
  • Have experience planning and leading musical rehearsals and music in worship
  • Have experience and working with children, youth and adults
  • Have experience communicating with, and working alongside, volunteer musicians
  • Be familiar with congregational settings (preferred)
  • Be committed to fostering her/his own ever-growing Christian faith

Other Information

This is a part time position

Salary offered is $16,000 – $17,000 per year based on experience.

Send resumes to: session@saintgiles.org

Saint Giles is an equal opportunity employer.

 Associate Conductor Cary-Apex Youth Choir

Cary-Apex Youth Choir is hiring an Associate Conductor to lead our new preparatory program!

CAYC is a non-profit organization, based in West Cary, with a mission to provide high quality choral music education to young singers in a fun, engaging environment. Through music from around the world, CAYC teaches music-reading, vocal, and performance skills, while always striving for excellence. 

The preparatory program will introduce elementary children to ensemble singing and musicianship skills through play-based and direct instruction with the goal of preparing them to join our beginning level choir. 

The Associate Conductor will lead a 1-hour weekly class on Thursdays in the late afternoon. The first session will begin in March, lasting 10 weeks, and culminate in an appearance at the CAYC spring concert on May 13, 2023. The AC will be responsible for creating all lesson plans for the class and coordinating with the Artistic Director. Potential exists for future growth of this position to include other responsibilities such as teaching musicianship classes or leading choirs.

Qualifications and Attributes:
Bachelors or Masters Degree in Music/MusEd preferred
Experience in choral music
Expertise in engaging young musicians through creative instruction
Possess strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
Be invested in the success of the entire choir program

Compensation: Starting at $60/class

For more information about Cary-Apex Youth Choir, visit www.caryapexyouthchoir.org.   

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Laura Delauney, director@caryapexyouthchoir.org. Supplemental materials, such as video, demonstrating the candidate’s qualifications and teaching style may also be included.

 

Director of Music at Pilgrim United Church of Christ of Durham

Pilgrim United Church of Christ of Durham, a congregation that is open and affirming, centers race equity, and lives into creation justice, seeks an experienced musician to serve as Director of Music, a part-time, salaried position. We seek a Music Director who can potentially lead from the organ and/or piano for weekly Sunday morning worship, as well as mid-week rehearsals. To view the full job description, click here. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and other information demonstrating music leadership and/or performance by December 15, 2022. Questions and application material can be sent via email to puccdurham@gmail.com

Cantor at St. Timothy’s Episcopal

St. Timothy’s Episcopal church in North Hills, Raleigh, is looking for one or two cantors (a male and a female) to lead in our organ music on Sundays. Songs are recorded and played using speakers system.

– Our services are on Sundays, 10:00 – 11:30 am.
– Service music is always the same. Check our website to watch a full service.
– One hymn to start and one at the end.
– A solo of your choice during communion. You can repeat music throughout the months. You can use recordings to add more color to your singing if you prefer, etc. We are open to options.
– Use our iPad to play the organ music.
– $150 per Sunday (this price includes your rehearsal time)

Contact:
Angelica Waller
Cell: 919-909-8620 (text preferable)
Email: Angelica.Waller@hotmail.com
Our website: stcRaleigh.com

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