The United Parish of Lunenburg is currently interviewing candidates for the Director of Music Ministry position. We are a blended congregation affiliated with both the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ. Located in North Central Massachusetts – about 30 minutes north of Worcester, Lunenburg has a population of about 10,000.
The United Parish is a vibrant faith community with a rich history of recognizing individual differences and diversity. The congregation is musically appreciative and boasts of many gifted musicians. This part-time position requires an average of 15 hours per week to supervise the music program, coordinating with the Pastoral staff and Worship Committee. The Director of Music Ministry will direct the established Senior Choir of 20 adults while serving as organist/pianist, and create and sustain a multifaceted/ multigenerational music ministry.
Our tradition is for the music to be an integral part of our worship, engaging the vocal and instrumental talents in our congregation with traditional music as well as music from a variety of cultures and traditions. An ideal candidate will bring education and experience in church liturgy and sacred music; accomplished keyboard skills; excellent organization and communication skills; collaborative working style; creativity; and the ability to organize and direct volunteer choirs and musicians.
Responsibilities include: Overall responsibility for the Music Program: Directing and accompanying the Senior Choir at one evening rehearsal and one Sunday morning rehearsal each week and during the weekly service (September – June); arranging for special music (vocal or instrumental) at those services that the Senior Choir does not sing; planning and directing the music program during special services (Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and other significant observances); secure musicians to provide music for each of the summer services.
Compensation is $15,000.00 per year (September – June).
Send resume and letter of interest to:
Meg Smith, Office Manager
United Parish of Lunenburg
39 Main Street
Lunenburg, MA 10462
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org – Subject: Director of Music Ministry Position
Contact: Meg Smith, Office Manager
Address: 39 Main Street Lunenburg MA 01462