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Messiah, Chester: Music Director/Organist (part-time)

Church of the Messiah in Chester is seeking a part-time (~7 hours/week) Music Director/Organist to lead our music program, which consists of both adult vocal and hand bell choirs that offer music throughout the program year (September through mid to late-June). Additionally, the choirs host 2 to 3 community concerts/year at our church and participate in a community Christmas concert and a community Christmas event.

The vocal choir practices once a week, during the program year, for the 10:00 am Sunday service and the hand bell choir practices once a week, during the program year, and plays ~once/month for the 10 am service. The choirs also offer additional music during Lent, Holy Week, and Christmas. The music director has the option of playing at weddings and funerals, as needed.

Applicants for this position should have experience working with volunteers and be able to appreciate the strengths of our choir members, tolerate their weaknesses, challenge them to grow musically and spiritually, and make the program fun!

We have a late-model, 2-manual, Rodgers organ, a Weber acoustic baby grand piano and 3 octave Malmark hand bells.

For additional information and/or to apply for this position, please contact the church office at 908-879-7208 or messiahchester@earthlink.net.