Parish Church of St john the Baptist

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St John the Baptist Church Royston

Job Title: Music Leader (Organist, Choir and Worship Band Leader)

Purpose: To continue and develop the music ministry for our church to support its exciting new vision in collaboration with the vicar and other team members.

Responsible to: The Vicar of St John the Baptist Church Royston

• Prepare and deliver traditional and contemporary music for Sunday and seasonal services.
• Participate in the creative planning of the Sunday and special services with the Vicar and other team members
• Develop and grow the music of the church in line with the vision particularly the band and choir as appropriate for the services.
• An active Christian faith of any recognised denomination but with a sympathetic understanding of the Anglican Church.
• Arrange with appropriate providers for the maintenance of Church instruments.

Hours of employment: 6-8 hours per week though we would need to negotiate flexibility for seasonal services.

Bachelor degree in music or equivalent diplomas / certificates.

Musical competencies and experience:
• Ability to ensure a wide range of styles including traditional and contemporary music.
• Ideally able to play the organ and keyboard so as to ensure traditional and contemporary music
• Ability to conduct and lead the choir
• Ability to lead and develop the music band.
• Producing and directing special services
• Proven experience of each of the above

General skills:
• Dependable, responsible and self motivated
• Able to organize, coordinate and motivate musicians
• Strong team player
• Good communication

Work base: St John's Church, Royston, Hertfordshire.

Salary: The position is offered on a self employed basis and the salary can be negotiated within the means of the church. Weddings and funerals are frequently available to be taken up at a rate of £100.

The post will be subject to full DBS disclosure.

Applications to: Yvonne Dyer 13, Lower King Street, Royston, Herts. SG8 5AL

Closing date: Wednesday December 5th

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