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Chelsea First United Methodist Church (CFUMC) in Chelsea, MI has an immediate opening for an Assistant Handbell Choir Director. The director would be responsible for 2-3 handbell ensembles (children, youth, adult). This is a 9 month position with rehearsals starting in September and ending in late May. CFUMC has a rich history of handbells and possesses 5 octaves of Malmark Handbells, 3 Octave of Schulmerich Handbells, and 6 ½ octaves of Malmark chimes. Each group rehearses weekly and performs regularly in worship (roughly every 6 weeks). The Director will report to the Director of Music and will work closely with him in planning. Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to: Kyle Webber, Director of Music at The position will be open until filled. To find out more about CFUMC, please visit our website at

(posted 08/29/2014)

Bell Choir Director Needed at Plymouth Church UCC in Framingham, MA
With the passing of our Bell Choir Director, the Bell Choir is now seeking a new director. The choir has an active membership with Handbell Musicians of America which is paid each year. We start rehearsal in September and end in June, a 10 month position. We function independently and one member serves on the Worship & music Committee. We perform regularly at worship, usually every 6 weeks, and highlighted at Christmas, during Lent, and at Thanksgiving. We use Schulmerich Bells ( 3 octaves plus C3 and G4 ) and hand chimes.

The Director will be in good communication with the Minister of Music at Plymouth Church, responsible for listening and choosing music for the choir and aware of any repairs required in the care of the handbells. The Director should attend workshops arranged for directors though Area 1 and inform choir members of upcoming events. The Bell Choir Director is a part time paid position.
If interested please contact Debbie Nichols, 147 Stagecoach Road, Holliston, MA 01746; phone 508-429-4602
or Carole Blackman, 44 Leigh St., Framingham, MA 01701; phone 508-877-5510

(posted 08/18/2014)

GAITHERSBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of Gaithersburg Maryland, numbering 800-plus members, seeks either an Organist/Choir Director OR Choral Director to fill full-time Director of Music and Worship Arts (DMWA) position.

Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church is a global caring community of faith, centered in Jesus Christ. We exhibit diversity: ethnic, generational, political, financial, educational, theological and musical. At present we have 11 ensembles ranging from adult and children’s vocal choirs to handbell choirs to praise bands; some directed by volunteers and others by staff. We offer three services from Sept. through May and two services in the summer, with music ranging from traditional to contemporary.
The DMWA must have proficiency in a wide range of liturgical musical styles, including traditional, contemporary, and multi-cultural. S/he must coach, inspire, coordinate and supervise the work of volunteer directors and musicians. Our sanctuary instruments include a Schantz pipe organ, a Yamaha grand piano, five octaves of handbells and chimes, and a drum kit. Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in music) from an accredited institution
  • At least five years of experience directing a church choir and/or church music program (additional education beyond the bachelor’s degree will be accepted in lieu of some experience)

The position is full-time, with an option to negotiate benefits: health care and otherwise. It offers ten paid holidays plus fifteen days of paid annual leave. This position will be contracted on an annual basis. For a complete job description and to apply, please go to our website at Please direct any questions to

(posted 08/04/2014)

Burke Presbyterian Church (Burke, VA) is seeking a talented pianist to accompany adult and children’s choirs, and to lead worship service music. A Bachelor’s degree in piano or organ is required; experience and skill in service playing is required. Salary is negotiable, guided by PAM and AGO recommendations. Beginning salary $20,000-$24,000, based on education and experience, for an average of 15-17 hours per week. Additional information is at

Submit resume and job application to, or fax to 703.764.1853, or mail to Burke Presbyterian Church, 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke, VA 22015.

(posted 08/01/2014)

Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich, Connecticut, is an independent Catholic School for 740 students in grades PS-12. We are seeking a part time handbell choir director for the 2014-2015 school year. The handbell choir director is responsible for providing a stimulating and developmentally appropriate educational environment in a way that is in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education and the philosophy that implements it. This philosophy includes providing children opportunities to develop spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills. We have a strong and active handbell program with 4 ½ octaves, Schulmerich handbells (plus duplicate matching 3 octaves) and 3 octaves Malmark handchimes.

Full description, job summary, qualifications, and application procedure are available at our website. You can apply online at or contact David Olson, head of Middle School,

(posted 07/23/2014)


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