Job Posting for Music Director
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, TX
5200 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77004
The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston (First Church) is a historic, growing faith community in the Museum District of Houston. First Church has had, for many years, a thriving and well-respected music program with a series of stellar Music Directors and musicians.
First Church is currently seeking a permanent half-time salaried Music Director. The Music Director develops and leads the music ministry for the Sunday morning services, in consultation with the Senior Minister and other team members. The church follows Fair Compensation guidelines as outlined by the Unitarian Universalist Association. The anticipated salary, depending upon experience, ranges from $20,400 to $35,400. Compensation includes pro-rated benefits which include health, dental, and contributions to the Unitarian Universalist Association retirement program.
Responsibilities include building upon and growing a successful program, collaborating with the ministers to integrate music into the liturgy of the services, and working with groups of volunteer and guest musicians including the Sanctuary Choir.
Skills required include strong keyboard and conducting proficiencies and an openness to a wide variety of musical styles and genres. For the complete job description, see the link below.
Application priority deadline is December 1, 2021. The position will be held open until filled. Women, minorities and People of Color are encouraged to apply.
For more information about the church, go to firstuu.org. For more information about Unitarian Universalism, go to UUA.org. If you have questions, contact Rev. D. Scott Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston is located in the Museum District and has been a beacon of liberal religion since 1914 in the most populous city in the southern United States. With nearly 300 members, the average Sunday morning attendance totals more than 200 in person and livestreamed. The church’s online presence has recently flourished. Over 40% of the congregation is new within the last 5 years with significant growth in members under 40 including many with children.
Support for the Mission and Values of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston and the Unitarian Universalist Association
The Unitarian Universalist Association is a progressive and historic religious denomination. While it is not generally required or expected that an applicant/employee identify as a Unitarian Universalist (UU) or be a member of a UU congregation in order to work at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, all staff members are expected to perform their job duties in accordance with Unitarian Universalist values, principles and mission. The following points, drawn from the Seven Unitarian Universalist Principles, are of particular importance for First Unitarian Universalist Church’s work environment and staff culture:
• The inherent worth and dignity of every human being: We affirm the need for a human-centered workplace that allows our diverse staff to flourish. We also understand that our wider culture and society oppresses and denies human dignity, and we seek to counter the effects of that oppression in our hiring and workplace culture so that each person feels whole and valued.
• Justice, equity and compassion in human relations, and the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all: We speak openly and publicly of our support for social and political issues, including LGBTQ equity, racial justice, climate justice, gender equity, and reproductive justice.• The interdependent web of existence: We recognize that the liberation of all people is interwoven, and we work to counter patriarchy, white supremacy, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia, environmental exploitation, and other interrelated systems of marginalization.
People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston is an equal opportunity employer.