ASSISTANT MUSIC DIRECTOR/ORGANIST

The First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist, is seeking a part-time Assistant Music Director/Organist. This position reports to the Director of Music. First Church is a vibrant community of 400+ members that is committed to maintaining a music program that enhances and deepens the worship experience and provides opportunities for participation across the congregation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organist – Play organ (3-manual Casavant pipe organ) for Sunday services. Occasionally accompany choir or soloists on piano as well as be available for extra services such as weddings and funerals.
  • Assist with Senior Choir – Assist with and accompany Senior Choir in general and sectional rehearsals every Sunday morning and prepare for two major music events each year.
  • Direct the Nova Choir – Direct the Nova Choir, selecting appropriate music, rehearsing, directing during select Sunday services.
  • General Assistance with Choral Music Program – Assist as needed with Children’s, Youth and Adult Choirs, including accompanying and providing help with various tasks such as mailings, cataloging music, choir robes and folders, preparing seating plans, etc.
  • Participate in and support annual Children’s/Youth Musical – Assist as needed at rehearsals, provide musical accompaniment, performance coaching, provide input into artistic design of production

Qualifications

Training and/or experience in choral conducting

Other Skills

  • Excellent organ and piano skills, including ability to accompany a range of vocal abilities
  • Enthusiasm for working with musical groups of various age levels
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Interest in collaborating with other ministries within the church

Schedule

This is a part-time position from September through mid-June, averaging 15 hours per week. Regular schedule is: Sundays, 8:15am-12:30pm (Sunday services), Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm (choir rehearsals), and Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm (choir rehearsals). Additional hours required Christmas Eve, prior to fall and spring major music services, and during the fall musical (mid-September through mid-November).

Compensation

$14,000-$16,000 per year, commensurate with experience

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to music@uubelmont.org

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