Handbell Choirs Director
First Presbyterian Church is seeking a new handbell choirs director. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The salary is approximately $100 per week.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
NAME OF POSITION: HANDBELL CHOIRS DIRECTOR (part time) – Revised
Director of Music; Worship Committee
Overview of Position:
The Hand Bell Choir Director assists in leading the congregation in worship through the music of the three hand bell choirs: Westminster Bell Choir (grades 4-6); Knox Bell Choir (grades 7-12); and Carillon Bell Choir (adults). In addition, the Director seeks to enhance each musician’s musical experience and Christian witness through the learning and performance of music in rehearsal and worship.
A bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Preferred experience and qualification :
-Three years hand bell performance, and two years musical direction.
Christian by faith, but not to the exclusion of all applicants.
Specific Skills/Qualifications Required:
-The Director must be knowledgeable about the instruments and their care, as well as proper playing techniques.
-The Director must read music and be particularly proficient in regard to hand bell charts.
Regular Work Days/Hours:
-The Director shall conduct weekly rehearsals for each choir, beginning in late August or early September. He/she also directs the choirs in scheduled worship presentations from October through May. (Each choir usually participates in worship every four to six weeks.)
Regular Work Responsibilities:
-The Director selects theologically appropriate music literature for presentation in worship, and schedules this participation in consultation with the pastor and Director of Music.
-The Director conducts regular weekly rehearsals for each choir, and directs the choirs in worship participation.
-The Director is responsible for overseeing the storage, maintenance, cleaning and minor repairs of the bells, the cleaning of gloves and tablecloths, and maintenance of bell tables and stands.
-The Director oversees the setting up of bell tables for performances, and moving of bells from and to the practice room.
-The Director will recruit new choir members.
-The Director will inform the church office at least one week in advance of presentation the specific music to be presented in worship.
Occasional Work Responsibilities:
The Director occasionally may be asked to attend planning meetings with other church staff members.
The Director occasionally may be asked to prepare and direct a handbell choir for a special service or concert setting.
Salary/Benefits: To be determined by Session
(revised May 2016)