Job Description Organist/Choir Director






Part time Organist/Choir Director for South Congregational Church, East Hartford, CT. Approx. 15-20 hours per week.  Individual needs to work well with Senior Pastor and staff in a friendly church environment, while directing a versatile 25 member choir.



Purpose of Position: 


·        Attend 2 staff meetings per month.

·        Lead chancel choir in all rehearsals, services, and performances.

·        Play organ for Sunday morning worship, special services, etc.

·        Coordinate special musical events and programs.

·        Supervise maintenance of church-owned instruments.

·        Assist in worship planning as appropriate.



Three Key Result Areas:


1.      Organ music for services.

2.      Leadership of chancel choir

3.      Assistance in worship planning





·        Lead choir rehearsals.

·        Play organ/piano and direct choir for additional services (Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, etc.)

·        Plan, research, and purchase appropriate music (within budget).

·        Practice organ/piano

·        Plan and coordinate special music programs.

·        Work closely with Christian Education Director & Volunteers (Music)

·        Contact and coordinate instrumentalists for special services.

·        Communicate with the Senior Pastor and the staff regarding worship service.

·        Play for weddings and funerals (compensated separately)

·        Communicate with Senior Pastor regarding substitutes for weddings, funerals and Sunday worship.

·        Coordinate additional programs, i.e. Hand Chimes and Youth Music Ministries – desirable but not required.