Music Director (part-time)

April 01, 2019

CHURCH MUSIC DIRECTOR
QUARTER TIME, SALARIED
 
THORNTON HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
South Portland, Maine
 
DUTIES:

  • Direct all-volunteer choir in weekly rehearsals
  • Play for Sunday morning services on piano and organ (Choir run through at 8:45, service at 9:30)
  • In consultation with or based on thematic direction from the pastor, choose service music
  • Practice music for the service
  • Arrange special music with volunteers from the congregation (a list of volunteers available)
  • Communicate with pastor, church secretary, tech support and others as needed around music
  • Purchase music and other supplies with budgeted and fundraiser monies
  • May take up to 4 weeks paid vacation, but not from the beginning of Lent through Easter Sunday or Thanksgiving Sunday through Christmas Day.
  • Arrange substitute musician when on vacation (a list of potential substitutes is available).
  • As able, play for weddings and funerals for an additional fee.
  • Special services: Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunrise, 2 Christmas Eve services.
  • Additional services may occasionally arise.
 
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
  • Must be a skilled pianist
  • Must be capable of teaching vocal parts and accompanying the choir
  • Possess a sense of humor and an ability to keep rehearsal on task.
  • Possess good communication skills; respond to e-mails, keep people apprised of your plans
  • Enjoy working with people and possess a positive attitude
  • Comfortable in a faith-based setting
  • Must not discriminate against others for any reason: this church is open to all
 
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
  • Functions under the direction of the pastor
  • Communicates with the Staff/Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) regarding vacations and other personnel matters
  • Director of the choir
  • Manager of special music volunteers
 
SALARY RANGE
  • $8,500 to $10,500 depending on experience and expertise
 
PLEASE CONTACT
Sue Mitchell
Office Communication Coordinator
Thornton Heights United Methodist Church
(207)774-0487
Monday: 9:15 -12:00, Tuesday-Thursday: 9:15-1:00