Gilmore Park United Church [GPUC] is a faith community committed to the inclusion of all people. We have a long history as a strong and enthusiastic congregation that actively participates in our local community and with other congregations and faith groups. Our choir joins with other Richmond choirs in community events. We are a multi-generational congregation with a vibrant small group of children who participate in the music ministry.
Our congregation greatly enjoys music and singing a mixture of contemporary Christian music and more traditional hymns. Our choir of ten to fourteen participates in worship.
During Covid our worship services have been pre-recorded online or by Zoom; our Children’s worship is by Zoom. Music is either recorded for the online service or live for Zoom Worship and Children’s Worship. When in-person worship services resume, in the future, we will return to our sanctuary with congregational singing and our choir accompanied by our grand piano or our two manual Casavant pipe organ.
We are seeking
A Music Director [MD]with enthusiasm and joy for music, who is an accomplished musician on the piano. Playing the organ is optional. The MD works closely with the Ministers to support the music needs of the congregation including the weekly worship service, special services and events. The role also includes leading a weekly choir practice and participating in and supporting music for Children’s Ministry.
Assets are: familiarity with church and church music; ability or interest in recording music for services and the choir; experience in choral direction; good communication skills and enthusiasm for working with all ages.
The position is 14 hours/week, an average, as hours will vary dependent on the church year. Salary is based on experience and education.
Does being part of a congregation where music is important interest and excite you? To apply please send your resume to Music Search Committee email@example.com or for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date is May 20, 2021. Preferred but negotiable start date June 18, 2021.