Choir Director & Organist

October 15, 2019

Wesley United Methodist Church (UMC) in Worcester Massachusetts is seeking a Part Time Choir Director and Organist to lead in the planning, development, and implementation of the church’s ministry of music in light of its five areas of passion: Spiritual Growth, Welcome, Hospitality and Inclusion, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Mission and Outreach, and Lay Leadership Development and Empowerment. Wesley UMC is a multicultural congregation in an urban ministry setting with a strong commitment to high quality worship and music. The successful candidate will have a strong Christian faith and understanding of the role church music plays in Christian formation. The successful candidate must have the ability to lead in a multi-faceted music ministry and to work collaboratively with the pastor, staff, and lay volunteers. Strong organ playing skills, choral directing skills, and exposure to traditional, contemporary, and global worship music are integral. The primary responsibilities for this position are providing music leadership for two Sunday morning services and special services, including rehearsing and conducting one adult voice choir. Instruments used in worship include: a four-manual, six-division, 73-rank 1927 E. M. Skinner pipe organ; a two-manual electronic Rodgers organ; a nine foot Steinway grand piano; a Yamaha PSR-S950 electronic keyboard with rhythm tracks; and four+ octaves of Malmark handbells. This position is for 15-20 hours per week. Salary and benefits are competitive. A small continuing education allowance is provided. To apply, please provide a cover letter, resume, references, and a theological statement on church music ministry. In the application materials, provide comment about experience and interest in working in a diverse and multicultural ministry setting. Applications will be reviewed on ongoing basis until position is filled. For a complete Job Description please visit: Send applications to the attention of the Search Committee: Wesley United Methodist Church 114 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608

Contact: Shandirai Mawokomatanda

Address: 114 Main Street Worcester MA 01608

Phone: 508-799-4191