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2501 Clark Avenue
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Job Opportunity - ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR

Organist/Choir Director
Fairmont United Methodist Church
Raleigh, NC

Fairmont UMC, Raleigh, NC seeks an organist/choir director to lead, contribute and collaborate in a tradition of quality music for our worshiping community. Candidates need to have (or be willing to acquire) knowledge of sacred choral music, hymns, pipe organ repertoire, and United Methodist liturgical practices.

 Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate music with Pastor and prepare the Chancel Choir to sing an anthem, and other parts of worship as appropriate, for the 11 a.m. Sunday services.
    Prepare and play the prelude, postlude, offertory, hymns, and service music for the 11 a.m. Sunday services.
  • Coordinate music with Pastor and Worship Leader for 7 p.m. Sunday evening services and accompany as needed.
  • Lead and conduct choir practice weekly.
  • Select music and conduct Hand bell choir.
  • Prepare music offerings for Holy Week, Christmas, and other special occasions.
  • Engage instrumentalists as needed for performance in worship services.
  • Engage children and youth in music ministry in conjunction with Children’s Ministry Team.
  • Actively participate in monthly Worship Committee meetings, and collaborate with the clergy and congregation in a spirit of mutual ministry.
  • Tend to administrative matters as needed, such as planning and researching repertory for the church year, ordering music and maintaining the music library, responding to communications in a timely manner, and supplying information for worship bulletins and periodic publicity.
  • Develop contacts with regional musicians and groups to encourage the use of Fairmont UMC  as a venue for musical and cultural events.
  • Participate in personal career enrichment, continuing education, and professional organizations as time and resources allow.

Fairmont UMC is a Christian faith community of approximately 250 members that welcomes all, worships together, transforms lives, and engages in God’s work in downtown Raleigh/NC State campus area and beyond. Music is a life-giving, integral part of our worship with a longstanding history of excellence. At this particular juncture, we seek to continue our tradition of quality music, but also see this time as an opportunity for growth and exploration of possibilities, inviting our new musician’s unique gifts, and integrating varied and eclectic offerings as appropriate. The successful candidate for organist/choir director will inspire both the musicians and the congregation, and will have a listening, missional and collaborative ethic.

This position is  approximately 12-18 hours per week, with four weeks per year of paid vacation. Anticipated start date is August 1. Additional information is available upon request. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and a list of three references to the Music Discernment Search Committee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..