Music Director - Northborough, MA

Music Director - Northborough, MA

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Church Music Director
Trinity Church of Northborough, MA is looking for a part-time music director to coordinate, accompany and lead the worship music program at Trinity. Our worship services, Sundays at 10 a.m., are casual and informal and our liturgy is flexible. We appreciate a variety of musical styles (from traditional to contemporary) and instruments, and are looking for someone who can lead us forward in this direction.
What we offer:

  • A great variety of musical talent among our members, and a congregation that is appreciative of all musical levels and ages
  • A band (guitars, bass, singers)
  • A volunteer-led handbell choir
  • A top-quality keyboard, grand piano and pipe organ
  • A motivated worship team to support our music ministry and our music director
  • A highly competitive salary commensurate with work experience, paid vacation time and sick leave
What we are looking for:
Required Qualifications or Experience
  • Musical proficiency in playing piano or keyboard and pipe organ
  • Ability to read music, including standard notation and chord charts
  • Willingness and ability to quickly learn new music
  • Background in musical accompaniment
  • Planning, communication and organizational skills to coordinate soloists, band, vocal or instrumental ensembles
  • Ability to draw out and encourage musical gifts from church members
  • Willingness to contribute to the worship experience by creating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion
  • Ability to collaborate with others (volunteers, staff, pastor), team player
 
Preferred Qualifications or Experience
  • Leadership of congregational singing
  • Experience playing in a band and managing sound equipment
  • Church background and spiritual depth
  • An interest and gifts for working with children and youth
  • A vision and passion for expanding our music program
  • Willingness to engage in the life of our congregation and build relationships with members
 
Hours
This position requires a suggested minimum of 10 hours per week. The hours are flexible but include Sunday morning worship and weekly rehearsals. Hours will increase during the Lenten/Easter and Advent/Christmas seasons. The Music Director is expected to be present for worship each Sunday and all special services on Christmas and during Holy Week, with the exception of vacation time and illness. They will also play for funerals and weddings as requested and available, for additional pay.
Trinity Church is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and American Baptist Churches. We are a progressive and open and affirming congregation, and welcome people of every age, race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and cultural background.
Trinity Church, 23 Main St, Northborough, MA. 508-393-8156
www.trinitynorthborough.org
Please submit a cover letter with your resume, three references and a link to an audio or video recording of a musical performance to Rev. Valeria Schmidt, trinitypastorvaleria@gmail.com, by January 30, 2021. A background check will be required. 
 
 
 

Location: Trinity Church of Northborough

Contact: Rev. Valeria Schmidt

Address: Trinity Church 23 Main St NORTHBOROUGH MA 01532

Phone: 5083938156

Email: Click to email

Website: trinitynorthborough.org

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