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Organist: Messiah Lutheran Church (ELCA), Harrisburg, PA, seeks an organist to join our worship team in a warm, caring and appreciative liturgical setting. Resources include Messiah’s M.P. Moeller pipe organ (orig. 1918, rebuilt 1948) consisting of 3 manuals and 41 ranks. Console rebuilt in 2016 incorporating new console and digital chamber control system including memory, record, playback and MIDI capabilities. Baldwin grand piano also available. Would team with collaborative Director of Music who directs a well-balanced 18 voice choir, soloists, instrumentalists and supportive Pastors as well as Worship and Music committee. Long-standing tradition of musical excellence and congregational support for music program; beautiful worship setting. Successful candidate will be someone who views music as a ministry. Ability to sight read, perform diverse styles of music and lead congregational worship through hymns and singing in a liturgical setting. Part-time, includes one Sunday service, weekly choir practice, additional services during Advent, Lent, Holy Week. Position available June 1, 2020. To apply, please send resume to Dan Asmus, Director of Music, Messiah Lutheran Church, 901 N. 6th St. Harrisburg, PA 17102-1700. [Listed 3/10/2020]
Organist: Dynamic UCC in Elizabethtown, PA seeks an Organist to lead worship through music. The successful candidate will possess strong musical skills playing the organ and piano as well as skills in organization and cooperative teamwork. Candidates should have a degree or equivalent experience, and have a broad knowledge of church music repertoire with proficiency in a wide range of musical styles. The responsibilities of the Organist include: Approximately 10 hours per week doing the following: • Accompany adult choir rehearsals (occasionally other choirs) • Play for two Sunday morning worship services (one during the summer) • Play for a limited number of special worship services Christ Church UCC has a Safe Church Policy. A background check for all employees is standard procedure. For more details, visit www.etownucc.org. A letter of application, resume, and two letters of recommendation can be sent Attention: Organist Search Committee to either Christ Church UCC, 247 S. Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 or via email to: GalenRussell@etownucc.org. Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2019. A complete job description is available upon request. [Listed 11/07/2019]
Director of Music Ministries: Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey seeks a full-time Director of Music Ministries (DMM) who will provide vision and leadership for a music ministry in harmony with our mission statement, “to proclaim God’s word, share God’s love, and practice God’s justice” and our vision “to be an inquiring, inviting, and inclusive Christ-centered community.” The DMM plans, produces, and provides music ministry programs that create community, educate listeners, and glorify God. Music is a vital part of our ministry together, so we seek a Director who leads from a place of spirituality rather than performance and who promotes a music ministry that is inclusive of various people, talents, and styles of worship music. We are passionate about mission and desire a missional music ministry that not only leads in worship but also reaches out and ministers to our community. The DMM will be a ministry leader in the church who will report directly to the Pastor (Head of Staff) and work in collaboration with our dedicated staff and congregational volunteer leaders. The DMM will have a passion for sharing their love of God and of music with children, youth, and adults. Interested candidates should send a one-page cover letter that speaks to experience and passion for music ministry, a résumé, and contact information for three professional references who can attest to skills and abilities as a choir director and/or organist to Kathy McGrath at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are encouraged to submit links to streaming audio or video of their current choir and/or organ playing. A full job description can be found at www.derrypres.org. [Listed 10/29/2019]
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