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Part-Time Presbyterian Church Music Director – Inman Square, Cambridge

First United Presbyterian Church of Cambridge (FUPC), located in Inman Square, is seeking a part-time Music Director to lead the choir and congregation in worship starting June 1, 2022. Expected time commitment is 6 hours per week, approximately 3 hours of which are required on Sunday morning, before and during our weekly 10am worship service.

Our worship is expressed in contemporary, contemplative, traditional and global forms. We have a Hook & Hastings tracker organ and a Steinway grand piano for traditional hymn accompaniment; several church members can further support worship with woodwind and brass accompaniment. We also regularly sing contemporary praise songs and a cappella spirituals. Choir rehearsals are currently one hour long, scheduled immediately before the worship service. While our most recent Music Director also served as the primary accompanist, we are open to fulfilling the role of piano/organ accompanist separately, depending on the interests and talents of the candidate.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume or CV to worship@fupc-cambridge.org. Salary commensurate with education and experience. FUPC is an equal opportunity employer.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Coordinate with pastor to select hymns and songs for Sunday worship that fit the season and the week’s message
• Assist in preparing the weekly worship service bulletin
• Lead congregation in singing hymns and praise songs, accompanied by piano or organ
• Direct the church choir (~12 adults), teaching new songs and preparing for worship.
• Plan and lead music for select special services (e.g., Christmas Eve, Good Friday)
• Support additional services (funerals, weddings, etc.) as schedule allows
• Coordinate maintenance of piano and organ with appropriate contractors
• Maintain and grow church music library

Qualifications:
• Professing Christian (can affirm Apostle’s Creed)
• Bachelor’s Degree in Music
• Ability to sing and lead both adult and children’s choirs
• Ability to play piano; organ proficiency is a plus
• Comfort with both traditional and contemporary worship styles

Douglas Lauffenburger
worship@fupc-cambridge.org
(857) 205-3440

First United Presbyterian Church Cambridge
1418 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Posted 4/26/2022