The First Congregational Church of Sharon, MA, an active Open and Affirming UCC church, is seeking a regular part-time Music Director beginning as soon as possible.
FCC of Sharon has a strong music tradition with a committed and energetic 18 - 20 member adult choir, and many gifted musicians within the congregation. Currently the workload is 10 hr/wk to assist in providing music during either livestream or recorded worship services. This will increase to 13 hr/wk once the choir returns to singing in person.
The Music Director will be responsible for all aspects of the spiritual music ministry in conjunction with the Pastor, Organist, and Music Committee Chair, including but not limited to serving as the Senior Choir director, and creating opportunities for all to be involved in the music program. Primary responsibilities typically will include directing the Senior Choir during weekly Tuesday night rehearsals and Sunday 10am worship, up to two special choir programs yearly; with potential for directing other choirs or ensembles; directing and collaborating with the Organist; and engaging others (vocalist and instrumentalists) from the congregation in the music ministry of the church.
A successful candidate will have demonstrated proficiency in choral conducting. A Bachelors’ degree in music, sacred music, or choir master AGO certificate or its equivalent, and 3 years experience in church music or related experience is preferred, but not required. Keyboard proficiency and chime choir experience would be considered is a plus, as well as experience in audio and video technology and online music collaboration. Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.
Location: First Congregational Church of Sharon
Contact: Jamie Locke, Music Committee Chair
Address: 29 N Main St Sharon MA 02067