Village Church Assistant Director of Music Search

Wellesley Congregational (Village Church) is seeking an accomplished pianist and vocalist to serve as part-time Assistant Director of Music. The Assistant Director will be primary music and worship leader for our 9:00 am worship service year-round and provide support for our 10:00 am worship service September-June.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and leading music worship at First Worship (9:00 -9:50 a.m.) services. First Worship is a non-traditional, intimate, engaging and sometimes experimental service which often includes contemporary Christian and world music /instruments.  The Assistant Director of Music will work closely with the pastoral staff to plan and lead this service.

  • Supporting music worship at the Second Worship (10:00 -11:15a.m.) service September-June in whichever ways the Senior Pastor and Director of Music deem most useful, which could include occasionally accompanying the senior, youth, and children’s choirs and instrumentalists, leading responses from the piano /or offering the gift of your own musical talent in voice or instrument.

  • Working with the summer worship team of lay and clergy to create an inspiring season of summer worship including music that combines elements of both our 9:00 and 10:00 styles of worship.

The expectation is that the Assistant Director of Music will be present 44 out of 52 Sundays a year, as well as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Christmas Eve. Attendance at regular meetings with pastoral staff at mutually agreeable times will also be expected. Vacation and time away should be coordinated at least 30 days in advance with the Senior Pastor. The Assistant Director of Music will be responsible for finding and preparing substitute music leadership when taking time off.

Experience across genres of music, the ability to play additional instruments, and experience with a Bell Choir desirable.

Wellesley Village Church is an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ.  We are a vibrant and growing congregation that welcomes people from the Metrowest area to worship, serve, learn and grow together.  Our intergenerational membership reflects growing diversity and embraces all people.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit cover letter, resume and voice/piano recording (digital or CD) to Karen Pierce, Board of Human Resources: kdaypierce@gmail.com or Karen Pierce c/o Board of Human Resources, Wellesley Village Church, 2 Central St. Wellesley, MA 02482.