Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda MD seeks a Temporary Director of Music Ministries (TDMM) to help cover the winter months while our music director is on new parent leave. Timeframe: Tuesday, December 5, 2023, through Sunday, February 18, 2024, inclusive. This would include three services on Christmas Eve, one on Ash Wednesday 2/14/24 in the evening, but not the morning of Sunday December 31.
The TDMM will coordinate a diverse music program at Bradley Hills. The TDMM will be responsible for partnering with our pastors and other staff in planning and leading worship for two weekly Sunday services, one informal service at 8:30 and a traditional service at 10:30. They will direct a choir which includes four paid section leaders and play our Holtkamp organ and Steinway piano on Sundays. Openness to conducting our youth and bell choirs a plus. Music at funerals/memorial services and/or weddings would be for additional compensation.
Bradley Hills has a strong, joyful music tradition. As such, the Temporary Director of Music will be expected to share their gifts to further the quality and versatility of the music program. The Director should be open to promoting the diverse talents of children, youth, and adults within the congregation. The Director will report to the Head of Staff and will work closely with other staff, lay leaders, and other building users.
- Christian, Reformed/Presbyterian preferred
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong team player
Music Experience – Knowledge and Skills
Specific Skill Set:
- Knowledge of sacred music
- Experience with diverse styles preferred
- Organist – excellent organ skills
- Choir direction – experience directing choral music
- Pianist – excellent piano skills
- Experience with directing bell choirs preferred
- Experience with children and youth music programs preferred
Participate in weekly meetings to plan worship activities
Salary commensurate with experience and duties. $7000-$8500
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