Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Durham, N.C., is seeking a new Organist and Minister of Music. Principal responsibilities include planning and leading music for all rehearsals and worship services as well as playing organ and piano (to total approximately 28-30 hours per week). Trinity’s worship style is a traditional liturgy, with music that reflects a wide range of musical influences, and includes choral, organ, piano, and brass instruments. The organ is a 1925 Skinner in an historic sanctuary with excellent acoustics. Music groups under direction of the Minister of Music currently include an adult choir, handbells (adult and youth), and a children and youth program. There is also a brass ensemble, directed separately but under the leadership of the Music Minister. The Music Minister is under the supervision of the Senior Pastor. Minimum qualifications A bachelor's degree with a major in music, or equivalent experience Excellent organ and piano skills Experience directing choirs Experience in directing or ringing handbells Experience with children's music and instruments Strong leadership and interpersonal skills Additional Responsibilities: Select music for choir and handbells (in coordination with pastor) Conduct weekly rehearsals for choir and handbells (adult and youth) Strengthen and expand children/youth program Oversee maintenance of organ and pianos Salary Range: $30-35k The ideal candidate is an expert organist with experience serving as organist and choir director simultaneously. Preference will be given to applicants with experience working in a church setting and coordinating music programming with pastor and staff. Strong candidates will have a theological education, a spiritual commitment to leading music as an act of worship, and extensive knowledge of church music literature. Start date: June 2018 To apply: Send cover letter with resume and a statement of your philosophy of church music to Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must be submitted electronically via email. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.