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Music Director/Organist

Hinde Street Methodist Church


Tuesday, January 01, 2019



Estimated p.a.



Lizzie Webster





Hinde Street Methodist Church
19 Thayer Street





Musical Requirements:

The Music Director/Organist will liaise primarily with the Ministers of Hinde Street Methodist Church and with the Convenor of the Music Development Group (MDG).

The Music Director/Organist will ensure that there is competent leading of music for worship at both the regular 11am and 6.30pm services on Sundays, and any additional services required by the church including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Watchnight Service, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

The Music Director/Organist will have the opportunity to offer to play at weddings, funerals and memorial services etc, charging those arranging the services.

The Music Director/Organist will be competent on both organ and piano and play appropriately for the range of hymns and songs chosen by the person leading worship. Where necessary, the Music Director/Organist will teach unfamiliar hymns and songs to the congregation. In addition, a variety of music before, during and after each service is required.

The Music Director will arrange, advertise and facilitate regular high-quality recitals at the church (currently these are on Sunday lunchtimes) as a means of outreach in our local community. These are encouraged as a fundraising activity for the WLM Day Centre in Seymour Place. This needs to involve communication with the caretaker and office staff.

The Music Director/Organist will monitor the care of the organ and pianos, including arranging for tuning and any work that needs to happen.

The Music Director/Organist will seek to use Music to develop the outreach of the church. This might include providing opportunities for members of the public to come into the church for a ‘musical’ event, or through taking music out to the local community (eg through Carol Singing).

The Music Director/Organist will encourage and enable the musical gifts of members of the congregation – both through singing and playing of musical instruments – to facilitate greater participation in worship.

The Music Director/Organist will attend meetings of the Music Development Group (quarterly) and contribute to the planning of music through the life of the church.

The Music Director/Organist will be a good communicator – both in written and spoken forms.

The Music Director/Organist will oversee the submission of a report of hymns that have been reproduced for worship to the holders of copyrights.

An Enhanced DBS will be required for the Music Director/Organist.

Other details:

To apply please go to the Hinde Street Methodist Church website.

Please send a CV and covering letter stating how you fulfil the role description and person spec by 4pm Friday 23rd November 2018. Interviews will be on Wednesday 28th November 2018.