Designated Term Director of Music - Dedham, MA

Designated Term Director of Music - Dedham, MA


Designated Term Director of Music
-Allin Congregational Church, Dedham, MA


Designated Term Director of Music, Allin Congregational Church, UCC (An Open and Affirming Church)

Dates of designated term ~ Monday, October 19, 2020 - Sunday, June 20, 2021

The Director of Music will guide the vision for the music ministry, facilitate leadership and participation from within the congregation, and develop and maintain a music program that is in keeping with the needs and resources of the congregation at this very particular pandemic related time. This position will require a familiarity with technology related to remote/semi-remote choir direction and administration. This position is paid hourly, requiring approx. 10 hours per week depending on creativity and technology levels.

More specifically, the Director of Music will:

  • ●  Be passionate for music ministry

  • ●  Play our historic Skinner organ and piano

  • ●  Direct choir for all worship services (including special services and YouTube and/or LiveStream worship services)

  • ●  Select and work with minister in the selection of music for various worship themes for all worship services

  • ●  Develop, maintain, and direct a vibrant adult choir

  • ●  Technologically savvy and creative with both administrative and music related software and hardware

  • ●  Plan and prepare special music programs (Music Sundays, additional concerts/programs at will)

  • ●  Foster the spiritual life of the congregation and its members through music ministry

  • ●  Participate in a cooperative, collaborative, and creative team setting

  • ●  Stay current with emerging sacred music literature and practices networking with organizations, people, and resources

    in and beyond the congregation

    Administrative Responsibilities:

  • ●  Communicate with minister and staff regularly regarding church schedule and worship

  • ●  Collaborate with the Minister on music for worship services

  • ●  Co-ordinate music components for the preparation of weekly service bulletins using Google Docs

  • ●  Arrange for services of substitute organist/pianist/choir director if needed

    Skills Required:

    The candidate should be self-directed with strong communication and leadership skills. Additionally, the candidate must be:

  • ●  Proficient on the organ (ours is a Skinner Organ/Rodger’s Console) and piano

  • ●  Knowledgeable in Google software, word processing, zoom, etc (iMovie, Garageband, or other music/movie making

    or audio recording software a plus!)

  • ●  Skilled at creatively and joyfully directing a range of choral voices and familiar with effective methods and vocal


  • ●  Interested in and knowledgeable of a wide range of music

● Experienced working with volunteers and committees

Education and Experience:

The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in music, or equivalent level of experience in playing organ and directing choirs.


  • ●  Remuneration for this position is hourly in the range of $35-$45/hour depending on education level and experience.

  • ●  This position reports to both the Pastor and the Music Ministry

  • ●  Candidate is subject to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check as required by our Child Safe

    Policy prior to hiring.

    Contact: Sam Griesmer
    Church address: 683 High Street, Dedham, MA 02026 Email:
    Cell: 781-738-4915

    Please email resume and brief cover letter.

Location: Allin Congregational Church, UCC

Contact: Sam Griesmer

Address: 683 High St. Dedham MA 02026

Phone: 781-326-5050



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