Director of Music/Organist

Chenango Bridge United Methodist Church
Chenango Bridge, NY
Posted On:
March 16, 2023


PURPOSE OF POSITION To lead the music ministry of the church to glorify God through Christian worship GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES · To be pleasant in manner with all contacts · Be open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the ministry of music · Be a resource to the Worship Committee · Be responsible to the Staff Parish Relations Committee · Be the contact person for our music ministry’s participation in programs with other churches. DIRECTOR’S RESPONSIBILITIES · Provide instrumental music for all regularly scheduled worship services. Utilize organ, keyboard, piano and other instruments as able (guitar, etc.) · Direct the adult voice choir · Coordinate the music for weddings and funerals · Facilitate the use of traditional, contemporary/praise music and other special music in worship as guided by the Worship Committee and Pastor · Arrange for the maintenance of all the pianos and organs in the church · Order all music and supplies keeping within the church budget · Help prepare the music ministry items of the music budget · Meet regularly with the pastor to coordinate the weekly worship services. Meet quarterly with the Worship Committee · Communicate news of the music ministry to the congregation utilizing the newsletter and other means · Arrange for our music ministry to serve outside the church: i.e. nursing homes · Arrange for substitute musicians to cover for vacation time · Current anticipated work schedule includes: o One weekly Sunday morning service (approximately 2 hours) o One weekly choir practice (with the exception of June, July, & August) o Occasional extra services (approximately 4 per year) o Time as needed to prepare and to fulfill other job responsibilities detailed above SALARY AND BENEFITS · Salary to be paid semi-monthly on the 15th and 30th · Vacation time to be worked out with the pastor · Disability and Workman’s Compensation paid under regular church policy · Paid Vacation: one calendar week of leave from duties granted after the first 6 months of employment and two calendar weeks granted annually after one full year of employment · Up to five paid sick days per year · Planned Starting Salary is $ (negotiable in consideration of experience, etc.) PROBATIONARY PERIOD · First six months of employment will be probationary · Evaluation will be made by the Pastor and the Staff Parish Relations Committee at the end of the third and sixth month and annually thereafter

How to Apply

Please contact Reverend Bob Clark at to apply for the position.

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