Musician / Music Director

Hamptons United Methodist Church in Southampton, N.Y., is seeking a part-time musician/music director to accompany and lead congregational singing during Sunday morning worship and other special services throughout the year.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide music support for weekly 10 a.m. Sunday worship across a variety of genres including service music, Christian & gospel songs, traditional and contemporary hymns. Provide prelude and postlude, congregational accompaniment, and solo/choir anthems.
  • Provide music during additional special services, especially during Lent-Easter and Advent-Christmas.
  • Collaborate and communicate with the pastor and the worship team to create inspiring services for a diverse, multi-generational congregation.
  • Honor the Christian faith and worship experience.
  • Play for occasional weddings & funerals that are compensated separately.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Strong instrumental skills (organ, keyboards, drums); ability to perform as a soloist and lead congregational singing
  • Highly collaborative work style and flexibility.
  • Ability to recruit and nurture others to share vocal and instrumental talents with the congregation in worship and other settings.
  • Familiarity with church music, especially the musical traditions of the United Methodist Church.
  • Takes initiative in seeking ways to enhance the music program.
  • Good organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Comfortable communicating via phone calls, text, email and video conferencing
Salary is commensurate with experience. Position is available immediately.
Organ: Allen digital organ with 3 manuals / 38 stops
Pianos: Wissner Grand and Yamaha Studio upright
Clavinova: Yamaha
To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter addressing your experience to Rev. Joanne S. Utley via email at office@hamptonsumc.org, or mail to the church at 160 Main St., Southampton NY 11968. For any questions, Pastor Joanne may be contacted at 631-283-0951.
Hamptons United Methodist Church is an equal-opportunity employer.