The Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord (NH) is actively seeking a Choir Director and Childcare Helper.

 

Childcare Helper

Job Summary

The Childcare Helper provides loving care to children ranging from infancy to age 12, in an environment that is warm and welcoming to the diverse families of our congregation.

Schedule: 2-3 hours on Sundays, starting at 9:45 am.  Additional hours for special events may be available.

Compensation: $13 per hour

How to apply:

Please send the following items to Rev. Lyn Marshall, lyn@concorduu.org.

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and relevant skills and experience
  • Names and phone numbers for two references who can speak to your suitability for this position

Qualifications:  Minimum age of 14 (age 16 and up preferred)

 

Choir Director

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord (NH) seeks a part-time Choir Director to provide artistic and administrative leadership of our adult choir.

Our congregation loves to sing and we love our choir.  Throughout the pandemic our adult chorus continued to thrive adding more than a handful of singers by providing a mix of Zoom-based rehearsals, virtual voice lessons, and regular video and audio recording projects.

The choir is back to singing in-person on Sunday mornings and rehearsals are offered in hybrid mode with most singers choosing to take advantage of the great acoustics of our sanctuary.  Of the 40+ singers on our roster, about 20 to 25 participate each week, with greater numbers showing up for Music Sunday or other special events.  To get a sense of the group, please check out the choir playlist on our YouTube Channel.

We are looking for someone within commuting distance of our campus or someone willing to move to the Concord, NH area.  Concord has an active Music School and a range of other options for getting musically involved.

Hours:  10 hours per week average (during the 40 weeks of the regular church year – 2nd Sunday in September to 2nd Sunday of June).

Compensation and benefits:

  • $22.15 per hour
  • Generous paid time off

Start Date:  ASAP

Click link for the complete Job Description.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A High School diploma and a degree in Choral Conducting or comparable experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience in choral leadership.
  • Able to communicate by email, Zoom, and phone, familiarity with Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Calendar, and comfortable using music notation software.

At the UU Church of Concord, our mission is “Connecting in Love & Service, Growing Spiritually, Transforming Ourselves and the World.”  We are an equal opportunity employer.  We value and celebrate diversity and inclusion.  If you bring skills and talents different from the ones listed in the job description that may enhance our music ministry, we encourage you to apply and help us learn and grow.

To apply, please send the following items to Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger, Senior Minister, at michael@concorduu.org:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation to apply, interest in the position, and relevant skills and experience
  • Resume
  • Three references, including one for choral direction
  • 1-2 musical samples (e.g., performance recordings, music videos, etc.)

Open until filled.

 

 

Note to potential applicants

It is the policy of the UU Church of Concord to hire the most qualified person for the job, without regard to membership in this church. We welcome applicants of any faith, or none, that share our values of justice, equity, and compassion.

Being an employee of a church of which one is a member comes with particular benefits and challenges for both the employee and the church.  Members who become employees, or employees who wish to become members, are encouraged to give careful thought to the challenges of holding this dual role. During any hiring process, we will educate applicants/candidates about this issue, if applicable. For more information about working for a church where you are a member, check out the following articles by Dan Hotchkiss.

Click to access 110707-Becoming-Staff.pdf