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Director of Music/Organist

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, NC seeks a full-time Director of Music/Organist to lead its music ministry.  Binkley is a diverse, progressive, and Welcoming and Affirming congregation.
 
An ideal candidate will be a skilled and enthusiastic musician who, in addition to inspiring members of the existing ensembles, is prepared to engage in active outreach to the Binkley congregation and to the broader community with the specific goal of enriching and increasing participation in the musical life of Binkley Baptist Church.  
 
The Director of Music’s responsibilities are to coordinate the music program which includes:
  • Directing the chancel choir
  • Directing or overseeing the direction of the children and youth choirs, handbell ensemble, and instrumental groups
  • Providing organ/piano music for worship services and accompaniment for choirs, soloists and instrumentalists
  • Assisting ministerial staff in planning worship and other services of the church
 
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in music and experience in church music, conducting, organ performance and worship planning is required.  The salary range is $38,000-50,000 plus benefits dependent upon skills and experience of candidate.
 
A snapshot of music at Binkley: 
Our sanctuary is an acoustically vibrant worship space with flexible seating for the congregation.  The focal point is a two-manual, 21 rank pipe organ manufactured by the Schantz Organ Company situated in the front of the sanctuary.   The traditional roll-top console is easily moved to accommodate various service or concert configurations.  Additional details about the instrument may be found in the Organ Historical Society database.  Other primary instruments include a Kawai baby grand piano, a just-refurbished four-octave set of handbells, and choir chimes.  The chancel choir boasts a high caliber of musicianship and includes accomplished vocalists, instrumentalists, and soloists.  The congregation is also musically adept and adventurous.  Service music at Binkley typically includes hymns and sacred music from a variety of styles.  Recent performance highlights include the chancel choir with full orchestra performing Mozart’s “Requiem”; Britten’s “Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac”; and a variety of Appalachian folk and hymn tunes performed by the Old Time Music Group.
 
Please visit www.binkleychurch.org to learn more about the church.  To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three references to musicministry@binkleychurch.org