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https://hillschurch.org/career-opportunities/ The Wellesley Hills Congregational Church is seeking a Music Coordinator for Children and Youth. This person will report to the Director of Music and work closely with the Associate Minister for Youth and Families and the Music Ministry Team. This position will be a weekly commitment (part-time, approximately ten hours per week), including Sunday mornings, from mid-August to mid-June on an annual basis. Job Description: Promote the love of God through the celebration of music among the Children (grades K-6) and Youth (grades 7-12) of Hills Church Foster a love and appreciation of music among the Children and Youth of the Hills Church Work with the Music as well as Children’s and Youth Ministry Teams to analyze the current state of Children/Youth Music in the church; create and present a plan for coordinating and improving our offerings Maintain relationships with parents, the Bell Choir, the Church School and other constituents Children’s Music Ministry (grades K-6) Select pieces appropriate for the Children’s Choir, in coordination with the Director of Music Hold rehearsals Sunday mornings and as needed for the choir to participate in worship at least once a quarter Lead music for Children’s Worship every Sunday during Church School, working alongside the Coordinator for Children’s Ministry Youth Music Ministry (grades 7-12) Initiate steps to build and sustain a Youth Music Program, as interest allows Lead music for Youth Worship twice per month Job Requirements: Excellent keyboard skills, guitar skills welcome Demonstrated skill in working with children’s voices Preference for familiarity with Kodaly method and comfortable teaching solfege with Curwen hand signs Knowledge of children’s choir repertoire for ages 5-11 Self-driven and able to work well independently Present to direct children and/or youth for the following special events: Christmas concert the Saturday before Christmas, and/or Christmas Eve Palm Sunday service or 9am Easter service Grace Knight Babson Choral Program held on 3rd weekend in May Clean CORI (criminal background) check and able to adhere to Safe Church standards Located at 207 Washington Street in Wellesley, the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church is one of the largest United Church of Christ congregations in Massachusetts. In a suburb of Boston, the Hills Church draws from many of the surrounding communities. The church is diverse in theology, opinion, and socio-economic backgrounds. Family ministries have a long history of support and vitality. The well-established Children’s Choir has grown tremendously in its skills and engagement with children’s sacred music in the last two years. * Wellesley Hills Congregational Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of hiring and employment with regard to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, handicap or veteran’s status. WHCC will not tolerate discrimination against any employee. Applicants should submit a resume with a statement of interest to Myralee Wilson at musicsearchcommittee@hillschurch.org

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