Employment Opportunities

Work for Jesus and Westfield.

Posted March 15

Director of Music

SUMMARY

Our thriving, progressive faith community is in search of a Director of Music. The Director of Music collaborates in worship planning, accompanies worship services, and empowers meaningful corporate worship experiences for our congregation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Worship Preparation
    • Collaborate with Pastor to plan worship
    • Rehearse and arrive on Sunday prepared for the service
    • Collect all necessary music and materials
    • Coordinate rehearsals and performances of seasonal choirs (Christmas, Easter, Etc)
    • Maintain music use recor
  • Worship
    • Accompany and facilitate weekly worship including hymns, service music, and special musical offerings
    • Accompany and facilitate special services through the year including, but not limited to, Christmas Eve, Service of the Longest Night, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and vigils as needed.
  • Promote Westfield through Special Programming
    • Plan and execute annual series of Sunday Afternoon Concerts featuing local performers or ensembles (Sikkel Concert Series)
  • Empower other ministry areas
    • Assist with children’s music as request (Christmas Pageant, etc)
    • Assist with at least two church fundraisers per year

TIME REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sundays, 9am-Noon, availbility for holidays and special services required.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:

  • Excel at reading music
  • Have keyboard proficiency (piano/organ)
  • Think collaboratively
  • Be flexible
  • Be able to adapt in the moment
  • Dress professionally
  • Understand their role as part of the larger mission and ministry of Westfield

COMPENSATION:

  • Compensation is up to $325/week dependent on experience. Position is paid for weeks worked. $150 for additional worship services.
  • Right of First Refusal or funerals.

ELEGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Not be a member of Westfield Church

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit resumé, cover letter, and two references to the attention of The Rev. Jonathan Chapman at jon@westfielducc.org. All applications must be received by email. Applications submitted solely through Facebook will not be considered. Application deadline is April 10.