Interim Choir Director: St. James’ Episcopal Church (Skaneateles, NY)

As the Interim Part Time Director of an adult choir, you will be a “shepherd of volunteers” supporting congregational singing in a traditional liturgical worship setting.

Your musical skills and ability to interpret a piece of music, developed from experience, has resulted in knowledge of the construction, style and text of a piece of music.

You are able to convey to a choir how you want the music to sound through your verbal communication and conducting skills, bringing that interpretation to life.

Your ability to teach and promote understanding of and appreciation for choral music is demonstrative of your love and respect for musical excellence, and a relationship with the Lord.

Working in collaboration with the Rector, organist and as needed, other musicians, you will choose and select religious music appropriate for liturgies of the year.

People may describe your style as enthusiastic, collaborative, creative, fun and with a clear vision for how music can help create excellence in worship, and engage the congregation in participation.

As a leader challenged to continually learn and grow, you are able to inspire and encourage additional membership in the choir.

To learn more about this late August 2014 – June 2015, role, please visit or contact any member of the Search Committee, Sharon Arliss –  or Jack Boyce –  or Kris Perkins –  or Steve Osborne –  or Doug Smith –

To express interest, please send your resume in confidence to:

Jack Boyce (Search Committee Chair) –  

13 Lakeview Circle

Skaneateles, New York, 13152

Director of Religious Education: Main Line Unitarian Church (Devon, PA)

Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon, PA is seeking a full-time Director of Religious Education.  Send cover letter and résumé by May 10, 2014 to:

Detailed information about the position  and application requirements may be found at the following links:

Associate Director of Music: Third Presbyterian Church (Rochester, NY)

Large, metropolitan, socially active Presbyterian church, with a long-standing commitment to an active, visible ministry of music, seeks a full-time Associate Director of Music. This is an integral part of our total worship and Christian education program. Responsibilities include directing a graded choir program for children, directing and overseeing multiple hand bell choirs, and working with the Director of Music/Organist in a comprehensive music and arts ministry.

Experience working with children is essential. Bachelor’s degree in music is required, with
three to five years’ experience working in a church music program. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. For full position description click here.  For more information about the church and its programs, visit .

Send letter of interest with a resumé including three professional references to:

Chair, Associate Director of Music Search Committee
c/o Third Presbyterian Church
4 Meigs Street
Rochester, New York 14607

Position to begin Summer, 2014. Application deadline is May 15, 2014.

Full Time Christian Education Coordinator in Lansing, NY

Full-time position for Christian Education Coordinator.  Hours would need to be flexible and would include weekends.  Responsibilities for preschool through senior high education opportunities, junior and senior high youth groups.  Would work with active volunteer base in a growing United Methodist church.  We are a progressive, vibrant congregation located just north of Ithaca, NY overlooking beautiful Cayuga Lake.  Interested persons should send cover letter, resume including three references to Lansing United Methodist Church, Attn.: Search Committee, 32 Brickyard Road, Lansing, NY 14882 or email or fax to 607-533-8887.  Deadline for applications is May 15, 2014.

Clergy & Community Organizer located in Albany, NY

The Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State seeks a talented organizer who is passionate about economic justice, the communities of New York State, and the powerful connection between faith and social action. Position based in the Capital District with frequent travel throughout NYS. A full job description and details on application may be downloaded at the following link. Clergy Community Organizer