first Presbyterian Church

of Cumberland, Maryland
Music Director Position

We are seeking a Director of Music Ministries who is proficient and experienced on organ/piano and in choral training and direction. We seek someone who loves music and is open to incorporating diverse musical genres in worship, is well organized and plans ahead, is creative in contributing to an inspiring, spiritual environment, demonstrates initiative and is willing to think "outside the box", communicates well verbally and in writing, and will be flexible in collaborating with the Pastor, staff and Worship and Music Committee. This person should be interested in keeping up with trends and changes in music in the larger world. If need be, we could consider dividing the responsibilities between two people, a choral director and an accompanist.  We follow the Reformed tradition of worship in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, or BM) in music, sacred music, music performance, or music education, with emphasis in applied organ and/or choral conducting and two years’ experience in organ performance and/or choral direction in church settings.

Compensation Package:

Salary is dependent upon education and experience. $24,000 – $27,000
Benefits may include major medical, pension, 4 weeks of annual leave, continuing education

To Apply:

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter. Provide no more than 20 minutes of audio or video examples of rehearsal and performance, with the applicant demonstrating his/her abilities in choral conducting as well as organ and piano accompaniment. Preferred formats are streaming audio, attached mp3 files, or links to online videos.

Search Committee – DMM
Eleven Washington Street
Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Application Deadline:

These materials must be received by the Search Committee by Friday, July 30, 2021

Work Start Date:

The Search Committee would like to have the new Director of Music Ministries hired and begin work by September 1, 2021.   Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.