Derry Presbyterian Church
- Type of Position: Full-Time
- Experience Requirement: 3-5 years
- Education Requirement: Bachelor's preferred
- Date Posted: May 13, 2019
Derry Presbyterian Church, a 1,000-member congregation in Hershey, PA, is seeking a full-time Director of Music (DOM). Derry has a diverse and varied music program — most of which are led by volunteer directors under the guidance of the DOM. At present, the program includes (but not limited to): a traditional choir, a handbell choir, two children’s choirs, two children/youth handbell choirs, a youth choir, a brass ensemble, and coordination of other musicians when needed. Derry has a 27-rank Reuter pipe organ and a 6’4” Yamaha concert grand piano. The DOM may serve as a piano and or organ accompanist for all ensembles and for worship services; however, a separate accompanist position is an option.
The Reformed Tradition holds music in high regard as it contributes to the worship experience of the congregation and of individuals. We believe that music is a form of prayer and a proclamation of the Word of God. The DOM will have or develop an understanding of the role and function of music in the Reformed Tradition.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Music is preferred with 3-5 years experience as a conductor of multiple choirs and ensembles (vocal, bells, instrumental); knowledge of appropriate church music (classical, contemporary, folk, gospel); direct a choir while playing a keyboard instrument. Derry seeks an accomplished choral director who can demonstrate spiritual growth through music for choirs, ensembles and the congregation.
Additional information regarding Derry Church and a full job description can be found at the Church’s website: https://derrypres.org/current-news/job-opportunities.
Derry Presbyterian Church is an equal opportunity employer.
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