Music Ministry Director, Resurrection, Eugene

Music Ministry Director, Resurrection, Eugene

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 The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection is excited to announce an immediate opening for a permanent, part-time Director of Music Ministry. Under the supervision of the Rector, this role will coordinate, directly perform and/or oversee all components of our music program, including choir director, accompanist (organ, piano), and chorister director. In the past, some directors have performed all three roles and others have assisted in hiring appropriate additional music staff. Responsibilities include weekly Sunday services, oversight of music for the Saturday Evening Mass, and occasional special services such as Evensong, Taize services, and holiday choral events. The position is active for nine months annually, from mid-September through mid-June.

The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection (ECOR) is an approximately 75 member church with a 30+ year strong, much-loved music program. ECOR has an adult choir and a children’s choir. Instrumental resources include handbells, a baby grand piano, and a 16 rank Brombaugh pipe organ built in 2004.

This position collaborates with other worship ministries to lead the musical life of the congregation and reports directly to the Rector. For more information about the congregation, please visit our website: https://resurrectioneugene.org

Posting Date: August 31, 2021 

Close Date: September 30, 2021

Interviews: Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis via Zoom.

Preferred Start Date: November 1, 2021. 

This is a 9-12 month position; the salary is dependent on how many roles the Music Director performs, as detailed above. 

The distinct roles (choir director; chorister director; accompanist) of the Director of Music Ministry position may be combined or separated depending upon candidate interest, experience, and talent and hiring committee discretion. 

The salary for the base Director of Music Ministry position, which includes directing the adult choir, is $700/month for 9 months ($6300/year), with a projected workload of 7-10 hours per week (increasing to 14-20 hours during the week of Christmas and during Holy Week).

Qualifications: 

  • Formal training, significant experience, and demonstrated competence in choral conducting; 
  • Understanding and appreciation of the Christian liturgical tradition, preferably also Episcopal hymnody and liturgy 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Music (or equivalent experience) preferred
  • Outstanding communication skills: empathetic, clear, organized and adept at cross-ministry collaboration 
  • Sensitive and flexible to the needs of a congregation with diverse musical tastes

Send Cover Letter and Resumé to: Office@Resurrectioneugene.org by September 30, 2021. Please indicate in your cover letter which role(s) you are applying for within the scope of the Director of Music Ministry position. 

We will continue to accept applications through the interview process until we have identified the candidate who is the best fit. 

If you have any questions, please contact music.search@resurrectioneugene.org