Application Deadline: April 19, 2024

The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter (FUUSE), in Exeter NH, is looking for a dynamic part-time Music Director, averaging 18 hours per week, beginning in September, 2024 through the end of the church year in June, 2025. We are a music loving congregation seeking a new Music Director at a time of transition. Following two years with an interim Minister, we will welcome a new settled minister in the fall of 2024.

The Music Director responsibilities include creatively developing and implementing a multi-generational, multi-platform music program that supports the mission of FUUSE, and managing administrative tasks such as copyright compliance, the budget, and the music library. We seek to hire one person (or two people to split choir and accompanist duties), with strong interpersonal skills to inspire and engage the congregation as both listeners and participants, while working collaboratively with the Minister and the Music Committee to provide the musical component of weekly and two Christmas Eve services.

Worship-related tasks include collaborating with the Minister, accompanying hymns and other music during the Sunday service, weekly choir rehearsals, and conducting the choir two Sundays per month. Applicants should have expertise with piano accompaniment and performance in a variety of musical styles, choir conducting and rehearsing experience, basic singing skills, and the ability to work with volunteer musicians and build community by encouraging church members to grow together through music making. Knowledge and support of Unitarian Universalist principles is helpful.

This is a part time exempt position averaging 18 hours per week, for 42 weeks from September through mid-June, and includes five Sundays off. Compensation for the combined position is $20,412 salary, with access to benefits including sick time, health and dental, long-term disability and life insurance, and financial support for professional development. Salary and benefits for a split position will be determined based on how the hours are apportioned. There are additional opportunities to provide other related services such as performing at weddings, funerals, fund-raisers etc. In compliance with our Safe Congregation policy, references and background check will be required.

Applicants interested in joining our FUUSE team should submit resumes with qualifications, experience, and references to The Music Director Job Description is available here.

The deadline for applying is April 19, 2024 and we will begin considering applicants on April 1, 2024.

The First Unitarian Universalist Society (FUUSE) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; people of color and people from a historically marginalized and oppressed background are strongly encouraged to apply.