Director of Music
We are currently seeking a Director of Music to provide vision and direction to advance the music ministry at CUMC. The Director of Music will lead and engage our congregation in joyful music and worship experiences. This position will also build a spiritual and enriching music program using a broad range of musical styles.
- Strong musical training, preferably with a Degree in Music with a major in Conducting, Voice and/or a related discipline.
- At least several years of experience in choral conducting with instrumental conducting a plus.
- Significant exposure to sacred choral music in a variety of styles, with broader knowledge an asset.
- Self-motivated; able to plan and deliver efficient use of time, especially for rehearsals.
- Communication skills: oral, written and computer
- Music interpretive skills.
- Minimal Keyboard skills.
Time Requirements: This is a Part-time position, averaging 15-20 hours per week, including On-Site:
- Church Services – Sundays 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, both Summer and Performance season
- Chancel Choir rehearses Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:00 PM (Sept – June)
- Men in Black rehearse 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 9:00 to 9:30 PM (Sept – June)
- Instrumental Ensemble rehearses 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9:00 to 9:30
Compensation: Competitive with other Director of Music church positions in the Bay Area.
Responsibilities: Oversee all aspects of the congregation’s music ministries to include:
- Direct the Chancel Choir and Men’s Choir for regular 11am Sunday worship service (September through mid-June) with added services at Christmas and Easter. Conduct weekly choir rehearsals on Thursday evenings and before Sunday services when the choir will be performing.
- Work collaboratively with the Pastor, Ministry Staff, and volunteers to plan creative worship experiences for weekly services, special holiday events and special services including the choice of musical selections, sourcing new music as needed.
- Utilize planning calendar with Pastor for hymns and anthems; spearhead special music events.
- Accompanists: Give clear direction and develop strong partnerships – you will be their direct supervisor. Develop their skill and competency where needed. Provide consistent informal and formal performance feedback. Schedule their vacation time.
- Coordinate with and support the volunteer Bell Choir and Instrumental Ensembles. Step in as needed to lead and provide guidance. Seek and support added volunteer music leadership for a return of Children’s and Women’s choirs.
- Administrative tasks necessary to the music program including: working within the budget to buy new music, arrange for tuning of instruments, hire additional musicians for special services or as subs for regular accompanists with check requests for their compensation, and arrange for maintenance of the music library, rehearsal space and related equipment.
- Network with congregation and increase awareness of music programs at CUMC. Strengthen relationships in the music community and celebrate the success of our music ministry.
- Effective time management and organizational skills. Coordinate and accomplish responsibilities within the 15-20 hour work week allocated for the 11am services. Additional hours may be allocated with optional responsibility for the 9am services.
- Give feedback by using open communication and active listening skills.
- Invite feedback when working collaboratively on teams.
- Commit to scheduling needs in accordance with Sunday services, holidays and special events.
- Work within the constraints of fiscal year budgeting for the Music Ministry.
- Be a self-starter and proficient when working independently
To apply, please provide the following information via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- E-mail addresses and phone numbers of three references
Office and Communications Manager
The Office and Communications Manager is often the face of CUMC to the public on the phone or when inquiring about church programs and facility reservations. A friendly, helpful and welcoming demeanor is a must. The incumbent performs office management, clerical and facility-related administrative duties as a member of the church staff. S/He also works with a cadre of church volunteers on a number of projects throughout the year. The incumbent is responsible for publishing graphics, photos and written content on weekly bulletins for worship services, newsletters for mailing as well as posting content to the church web site, Facebook page and other social media outlets. When fully operative with the cadence of the office management aspects of the job, the incumbent will also create and layout written content for newsletters, church bulletins, weekly worship schedules and other documents as directed. The incumbent reports to the pastor and often deals with very confidential and sensitive personal issues of church members. Discretion and professionalism are a must.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Publications and Communications
- Maintain the master calendar for the church and church staff
- Assist with worship leader scheduling for all services and events
- Be a thought leader in the use of latest trends in electronic publishing to keep published materials fresh and exciting.
- Coordinate with church staff to get lists of music, scripture references, and other details required to produce weekly worship bulletin and announcements.
- Work with the staff and church members to produce all church publications. The incumbent is responsible for meeting publication deadlines.
- Ensure that printed mailings are prepared and mailed on schedule
- Create and maintain forms and data collection tools
- Publish content to the church web site, Facebook page and social media. Remove content when it is no longer required.
- Maintain the facilities calendar for all church and outside group events
- Serve as primary contact for all event rental and wedding inquiries
- Administer all event-related paper such as contracts and certificates of insurance
- Coordinate service and repair vendors and contractors, as required
- Track insurance policy documents and renewals for the facility, workers comp and other policies
- Order janitorial supplies and direct janitor
- Monitor facilities and advise Trustees of any issues
General Administrative Support
- Provide administrative support to the pastor and the church staff
- Provide direction and assign tasks to office volunteers
- Perform general office duties such as supply ordering, copying, typing, filing, keeping inventory, faxing, etc.
- Ability to work in a faith-based setting
- Positive attitude
- Friendly with a passion for excellent customer service
- Detail oriented with excellent organizational and planning skills
- Able to multi-task multiple projects and priorities
- Professional appearance
- Experienced and efficient user of electronic communications and social media sites.
- Superior office and administrative skills.
- A team player who is accountable for completing their daily tasks
- Excellent writing and graphic layout skills are required
- Ability to organize and run a busy office
- Be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook as well as Google Calendar
- Be willing to learn database computer program (PowerChurch)
- A true multi-tasker who can handle many urgent tasks while answering the phone and making the caller think their call is the highpoint of your day.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- High school graduate
- Minimum 2 years experience in office management, communications, or administration
- At the present time this position is six hours per day, Monday through Friday
- Extended period of sitting and working with a computer and telephone
- Lifting up to 30 pounds
- Working in a faith-based organization. Respect for the doctrine and beliefs of the church and its members, even if the incumbent has differing spiritual beliefs.
- Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.