Children’s Choir Director

First Parish in Concord, Massachusetts (FPC), Unitarian Universalist, invites applications for the position of Children’s Choir Director with work to begin in mid-August 2020.

Music plays an essential role in the spiritual and community life of First Parish, a large, vibrant and historic UU church in Concord, Massachusetts. The Music Ministry of First Parish encourages singers and instrumentalists of all ages and abilities to make music together and to minister to one another, the congregation, and the wider world through music.

The Children’s Choir Director will lead the Children’s Choir Program, which currently includes two choirs for elementary school-aged children with a combined membership of approximately 40 singers. We seek a candidate who loves to make music with children and understands the role of music in building community, developing spiritually and making a positive difference in the world.

We seek a musician experienced in working with children’s voices and familiar with music in a variety of styles and from diverse cultures that is appropriate for Unitarian Universalist worship. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, the ability to both work on a team and take personal initiative and sympathy with Unitarian Universalist values and principles. Keyboard proficiency is preferred.

Salary range of $9,000-10,000 is based on a ten-month, mid-August through mid-June, 8 hour/week part-time position including Sundays 8:30am-12:30pm and Christmas Eve; excluding certain holiday and school vacation weekends. FPC welcomes diversity in its members and its staff.

For a full job description and more information about the music ministry at First Parish in Concord, please visit the church website at https://firstparish.org/wp/category/open-positions/. Applicants who do not meet all the qualifications but who are excited by this position are encouraged to apply.

Resumes/applications are being accepted through March 31, 2020, with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2020. To apply, please email your resume to musicsearch@firstparish.org or mail to: Director of Music, First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742.

CONTACT INFO:
Elizabeth Norton
music@firstparish.org
(978) 369-9602

Posted 2/3/2020