Congregation: First UU Society of Albany Position: Music Director Percent of Full-time: 12 hours/week 9/1 till 6/15 (summer optional) Salary: 14-16k based on experience & training. Email Address for Applications:firstname.lastname@example.org Ground Address for Applications: Music Director Search Committe c/o FUUSA, 405 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206 Church website:http://albanyuu.org
General Description: Work collaboratively with the Minister, the Religious Services Committee, the Choir, the Music Committee and congregants to provide for the musical life of Albany UU.
Detail: Music for Services Work with the Minister and Religious Services Committee to select a complementary musical component for Sunday and special services. Work with Director of Religious Education to plan music for special youth services such as the Christmas Pageant, Rite of Passage and Senior High services. May involve accompaniment of services on piano, organ or other applicable instrument, ie. guitar. Choir Regularly instruct, rehearse and conduct the choir. Develop the choir’s musical abilities to assure a high quality of choral sound. Recruit choir members. Guest Musicians Obtain quality outside guest musicians for Sunday services on a regular basis. Identify and recruit quality youth and adult Albany UU musicians to perform in Sunday services. Special Musical Events Work with volunteers from the Choir or other interested Albany UU musicians and congregants on musical events at Albany UU, including the annual Carol Sing and Annual Dinner Skit.
Administration 1. Attend Religious Services Committee and staff meetings as appropriate. 2. Attend weekly Staff Production meeting 3. Ensure adequate supplies of choral music. 4. Effectively communicate with choir, congregation and staff about musical events and schedules.