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Choir Director

All Souls UU Congregation, New London, CT

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation is a progressive faith community whose mission is to create a “welcome, caring, justice-seeking congregation within & beyond our walls.”  The congregation numbers 250 adults and 90 children and youth.   

Job Description:   Choir Director - 10 hrs/wk

Compensation:  $12,000 / yr.

 

Objective:  A professional position responsible for directing and coordinating the All Souls Choir

 

Essential Responsibilities - with the support of the Music Leadership:

INSPIRE JOYFUL MUSIC MINISTRY THROUGH THE CHOIR & CONGREGATIONAL SINGING

  1. Lead weekly choir rehearsal  (Currently Wednesday 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. There is a piano accompanist on staff who plays at rehearsal & at services)
  2. Conduct choir 2 Sundays / month  
  3. Lead congregational singing during services 
  4. Nurture and support volunteers (recognition, consistent contact, & feedback)
  5. As available, participate in annual music programming that involves the choir: Music Night

 

ADMINISTER THE PROGRAM

  1. Plan music based on monthly ministry themes in collaboration with the Senior Minister.
  2. Program, distribute and rehearse choir music in a timely manner.
  3. Monitor budget and oversee expenditures

 

PUBLICIZE & COMMUNICATE

  1. Communicate consistently with the minister by weekly phone meetings (& when available, participation in worship planning meeting)
  2. Communicate consistently with lay leadership
  3. Promote and generate enthusiasm for the choir and music ministry through a quarterly newsletter column

 

PERSONAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS - must be able to:

  1. Listen well and communicate effectively by both oral and written means.
  2. Motivate, support, and inspire volunteers.
  3. Delegate and be an effective team worker.
  4. Work effectively and compassionately with singers of varying levels of skill. 
  5. Uphold UU principles in all aspects of the program.

 

Updated July 2021

Please send resumé & cover letter to:  office@allsouls.net