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Jul122017

Organist-Choir Director Position Available at First Reformed Church, Hasbrouck Heights

First Reformed Church of Hasbrouck Heights is currently in search of a new part time (8-10 hours a week) Choir Director/Organist.  See the details below.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the church office at 201-288-1122 or firstrefhh@optonline.net

Seeking Church Organist:  Come and grow with us! We are a smaller church seeking a talented and creative organist/pianist/choir director.

Position summary: Music is an important part of our small church. Under the leadership of the pastor, the church organist exercises an important ministry that reaches out to the members of the congregation and the community. Reporting to the pastor, the organist has a leadership role in nourishing and enhancing an existing music program, which is inviting to everyone in the congregation. Major responsibilities include directing the choir, choosing and performing appropriate music such as preludes, anthems, interludes and postludes during worship services. The position includes, but not limited to, Sundays and special services such as Christmas Eve service, Maundy Thursday. In addition, there will be an opportunity to work with the children for special services such as the Christmas Pageant and Children’s Day.  If there is a need for an organist at other times such as weddings and funerals the predetermined fee will be paid by the family. Salary to be discussed upon interview.

Experience and required skills:

  • Competency with organ and pianos
  • Competency in choir direction
  • Works well with adults and children
  • Has experience with traditional and contemporary music
  • Understanding that music is a part of the church’s ministry and spiritual life
  • Understanding that the position is a ministry and an offering to God and community and not simply an opportunity for performance

Responsibilities for the position include the following:

  • Play organ and/or piano during Sunday morning (10:00 am September-June and 9:30 am July-August)
  • Directing the choir September through June.
  • Choir practice on Sunday
  • Select seasonally and liturgically appropriate musical pieces for preludes, interludes, anthems, and postludes.
  • Provide musical selections for each week a timely manner to be published in the Sunday bulletin
  • Arrange for tuning of pianos and organ as needed and budgeted
  • Maintain and recommend additions to music library
  • Maintain reasonable availability through cell phone and email

 

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