Job Opening:  Music Director

Immanuel United Church of Christ in Ferguson, MO is seeking a dedicated and creative individual for the position of Director of Church Music. The position oversees and provides leadership for the music ministry of a 200 member church. We are looking for someone with previous church music experience.

Our instruments include the following: a 72 rank, 3 manual Wicks pipe organ which also digital capability allowing for the recording of the organ music; a beautiful 7’ grand piano; 4 octaves of White Chapel handbells and 3 octaves of Malmark choir chimes. We also have some smaller rhythm instruments.

The current groups involved in providing worship service music are an adult Sanctuary Choir and a handbell choir, the Crescendo Ringers. Currently, with an interim Music Coordinator, the choir is singing one Sunday a month with one rehearsal the Thursday before that particular Sunday. The handbell choir, with 8 dedicated ringers, is playing on a limited basis with one or two rehearsals on Wednesday nights before playing in worship.

Other responsibilities include: monthly staff meetings, weekly discussions with the senior pastor to prepare and coordinate worship music for each Sunday; maintaining a database of music files; scheduling tuning and service of church instruments; planning “special” music, i.e. choir, soloist, instrumentalist, at least once a month; and working with the church office personnel for coordinating music programming.

This is a part time position where the number of hours per week will vary depending on various needs for planning, rehearsals and practice.

For more information or questions, please call the church office at 314-521-7324. The office is opened Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 2 pm. If interested please submit a resume, salary requirements and references to the church email, immanueloffice@immanuelucc.org or mail at, Immanuel United Church of Christ, 221 Church Street, Ferguson, MO 63135. The church website is www.immanuelucc.org.