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Philadelphia Bronze Seeks New Artistic Director
As our current Artistic Director is leaving the area to pursue new and exciting endeavors, Philadelphia Bronze is seeking applications for Artistic Director beginning with the 2017-2018 season. The qualified candidate will have the ability to conduct performances, rehearse the ensemble, and provide leadership for their outreach programs. Philadelphia Bronze is an advanced auditioned handbell ensemble that seeks to pursue the highest level of excellency in ringing and ringing techniques. The group performs in and around the Philadelphia area on up to 7 octaves of Malmark bells and 6 1/2 octaves of Malmark Choirchimes. Drawing ringers from as far as New Jersey and Lancaster, PA, the ensemble maintains the highest level of technique standard while artistically expressing elegant energy.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest that includes a current resume (including educational background/training), hyperlinks to YouTube or a similar electronic media platform of two recent conducting performances with an ensemble, and a sample program for one season of Philadelphia Bronze. Please submit applications electronically to director@philadelphiabronze.com. Applications must be received no later than August 7, 2017. For qualifications and responsibilities, visit www.philadelphiabronze.com.

(posted July 17, 2017)

Part-time Director of Handbell Ensembles
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego is seeking applications for the position of Handbell Programs Director. Beginning September 2017, the HPD will direct and manage our two handbell ensembles, rehearsing each once a week and leading an ensemble in Sunday worship once per month on average. The new HPD will join a music ministry with a long history of excellence and integration into the worship life of the congregation.

Full position details and application instructions: Handbell Programs Director (PDF)

(posted July 16, 2017)

Seeking Associate Director of Music for Handbell Programs

First Unitarian Church of Portland seeks a dynamic person with a passion for teaching and a love of music to be its next Associate Director of Music for Handbell Programs. First Unitarian Church of Portland houses one of the largest music ministries both in the Portland area and nationally within the Unitarian Universalist denomination. Of its nearly 300 volunteer musicians, almost 60 participate in one of the church’s 4 handbell ensembles, designed to welcome people of all ages and levels. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Music, the Associate Director of Music for Handbell Programs leads the church’s intergenerational handbell ensembles, promoting depth in worship, excellence in music, richness in learning, and strength in community. The successful candidate will be asked to submit to a background check before beginning work.

A full job description can be found at http://wp.me/P7HA96-1Co.

First Unitarian Church of Portland is committed to doing its part to dismantle systemic racism, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia, and ableism. Women, People of Color, Indigenous Persons, LGBTQ Persons, Differently-Abled Persons, and Immigrants are encouraged to apply. The position will not be filled if the applicant pool lacks sufficient diversity. Applicants should identify with and affirm the fundamental beliefs of Unitarian Universalism, even if they do not identify as Unitarian Universalists themselves. Resumes and letters of intent should be sent to DeReau Farrar at dfarrar@firstunitarianportland.org no later than August 1, 2017. Please include your preferred pronouns. DeReau’s are he/his/him.

(posted July 6, 2017)

Director of Children’s Music
Davidson UMC in Davidson, NC, seeks a full-time director of children’s music. Full job description available at http://www.davidsonumc.org/welcome/current-job-openings/. This position oversees a large volunteer base with five vocal choirs and three handbell/handchime choirs. Please send a resume to Kevin Turner kturner@davidsonumc.org

(posted June 29, 2017)


Handbells/Handchimes for Sale/Wanted

For Sale: Professionally refurbished third octave (C4-F#4 & G#6-C7, 12) of Schulmerich bells, Malmark bells and a third octave of Malmark chimes for sale. They are in great condition! Email, call or text me for more details: njgertner@frontiernet.net, 530 355 8220, Neil Gertner

(posted June 29, 2017)

For Sale: 5 octave set of used Schulmerich handbells, 1 octave of chimes (C3-B3), 12 foam pads w/ travel bags, full drape covers and 2 boxes of music. Interested parties must be willing to pick them up in North Brunswick, NJ or pay for shipping. Contact Linda at centralnjbells@gmail.com.

(posted June 26, 2017)

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