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Christmas Eve Service

Pitcher Hill Community Church, 605 Bailey Road, North Syracuse

Sunday, December 24th 7:00 pm

 

 

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JOB OPPORTUNITY 

Position Title: Part-time Organist/Choir Director

Church:                Pitcher Hill Community Church

605 Bailey Road

North Syracuse, NY 13212

Instruments: Allen Renaissance digital organ (installed in 2001) and baby grand piano

Primary Functions: Provide organ and piano music for worship services.  Direct church choir and support the worship service with appropriate musical selections.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in music or related field (preferred) or related work experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency on organ and piano
  • Has a good ear for pitch and rhythm, with a working knowledge of conducting a choir
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with established church organization and adhere to policies of the church

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Play the organ and/or piano at all regularly scheduled worship services and special services as directed (e.g. prelude, Hymns, choir selections, offertory, postlude).
  • Provide accompaniment for both congregational and choral singing.
  • Practice the hymns, anthem accompaniments and organ selections for scheduled worship services.
  • Lead church choir rehearsals and performances.
  • Develop a schedule of rehearsals for choir.
  • Plan and provide suitable music for all regularly scheduled worship services, special services and church holidays as directed.
  • Participate with pastor and Worship Committee in regular planning of worship services and coordinating music ministries.
  • Determine when maintenance of church instruments is required.
  • Provide music information to Office Manager for weekly bulletins in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in finding a substitute when not available.
  • Acquire music and adhere to all copyright laws related to use, licensing and distribution of music.

Opportunities: Opportunity may exist for additional income related to performances for weddings and funerals. Opportunity may exist to use organ and pianos for preparing and giving recitals or concerts.

Terms & Conditions of Employment

Supervision: Pastor and Worship Committee will serve as direct supervisors. Planned and unplanned absences must be reported to the Pastor and Worship Committee.

Work Year: Sundays, special services, church holidays and selected evenings for scheduled choir rehearsals

Salary: Salary is per service and will include additional pay if choir rehearsal/performance was included.  Salary is to be negotiated based on education and experience.  Expected annual salary would be in range of $10,000 to $13,000 and is reviewed annually.  Additional compensation is provided for playing at weddings and funerals.

Medical Insurance: No coverage is provided.

Vacation: No paid vacation.  Salary is per service.

Probationary Period: There is a 90-day probationary period for this position, with review at end of 90 days.

Contract: Initial contract will be for one year and either or both parties may choose to terminate employment after the conclusion of the first year.

Background Checks: Applicants must successfully pass background checks (e.g. criminal and child abuse history).

 

For applicant inquiries, please submit resume and cover letter to Pitcher Hill Community Church at office@pitcherhillchurch.org.