Music Director: Parkside Community Church UCC, Sacramento

Parkside Community Church UCC, Sacramento, CA, Seeks Applicants for:

Music Director

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Qualifications - The ideal candidate for the position of Music Director will:

  • Have good communication and relationship building skills to maximize the abilities and desires of our choral department;
  • Possess knowledge of both traditional and contemporary Christian music and the ability to perform same;
  • Have a working knowledge of choral rehearsal techniques and conducting;
  • Have the ability to devise new music programs in both vocal and instrumental spheres;
  • Be available for services and to conduct rehearsals;
  • Be a leader who possesses the skills and talents to enhance worship through the varied expressions of music bringing energy, creativity and flexibility to the program;
  • Have knowledge of the musical copyright process;
  • Have basic computer knowledge and general office machine experience.

Duties and Responsibilities - The position of Music Director will:

  • Be responsible for music preparation for each service (specifically directing the Chancel Choir and Bell Choir and eventually helping to organize a Children’s Choir) in concert with the Pastor and the Worship Chair for a thematic worship experience;
  • Coordinate musical ensembles for weekly pre-worship gathering and for summertime services when the Choir is on hiatus;
  • Develop and maintain a music program that promotes joy and involvement in keeping with the wishes, needs and resources of the congregation;
  • Include diverse musical pieces integrated into the worship services and programs, while not foregoing traditional music and worship styles;
  • Participate in fund raising, seasonal and other special events that support the Church and its mission;
  • Be supportive of the mission and values of  Parkside UCC.

This is a salaried position that is budgeted to be compensated at $10,000 per year for 5-10 hours of work each week.  

Posted Sept 23, 2013

Contact: 

If you would like further information, please direct questions to:
Sharon Erman, Music Search Committee Chair, at
sharonerman[at]att[dot]net
or (916) 451-1904

Interested Candidates should submit their resume to be received no later than October 11, 2013 to:
    sharonerman[at]att[dot]net, or
    Parkside Community Church, United Church of Christ
    5700 S. Land Park Drive
    Sacramento, CA  95822
    Attn:  Sharon Erman, Music Search Committee Chair

Please visit the Parkside UCC Website at www.parksideucc.org to learn who we are, and what we support and value.