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Position Vacancy:  Organist/Music Director

First Congregational Church of Dalton, United Church of Christ
514 Main Street
Dalton, MA  01226
PH:  413-684-1715
E-mail:  fcc.ucc.dalton@gmail.com

The First Congregational Church of Dalton, United Church of Christ seeks an enthusiastic and creative organist/choir director for its music ministry.  This is a quarter-time position.

The candidate should be able to play both organ and piano.  Although the congregation’s music preferences are rooted in western classical tradition, the candidate should be comfortable in other musical genres as the congregation would like to broaden its musical palette.

The candidate will lead an accomplished SATB church choir of about 16 singers.  The candidate will also work with the pastor to collaborate on worship.  This will include selecting hymns and looking to use music creatively in order to enhance worship.  The organ is a three-manual Allen.

The organist will play at one service on Sunday plus special services throughout the year, including, but not limited to: Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday.  The organist will play for weddings and funerals providing they are at mutually convenient times.  He/she may at times meet with couples or family members to plan their wedding music.  He/she should work with soloists and other instrumentalists.

The organist will also maintain the church’s music library.  The organist will have responsibility to maintain the church pianos and organ.

Candidates should submit an audition tape or disk along with a cover letter and resume to the above address.  The package should be marked “Music Director Search.”  Please be sure to put your name on the audition tape or disk if you would like it returned.  The closing date for submissions will be Monday, February 8, 2016.

The total compensation for this position is $16,000 annually.