Music Director - Indianapolis First Friends Meeting

Job opening posted April 26, 2017


The Music Director is a part time salaried position, reporting to the Senior Pastor and the Music Committee. The Music Director is responsible for developing and leading the worship music, in collaboration with the senior pastor, in a way that is consistent with the mission, values and theology of The Society of Friends (Quaker).


  • Assist the pastor in choosing hymns for Meeting for Worship (Sunday morning Service)
  • Choose and prepare choir anthems for Meeting for Worship (Choir does not rehearse/sing from Memorial Day to Labor Day)
  • Coordinate music program during summer months (consists of volunteer special music)
  • Rehearse and direct the Choir (currently rehearses on Sunday mornings)
  • Accompany the choir, on piano, at rehearsal and possibly during Meeting for Worship
  • Select a variety of music and musical styles for the choir or others
  • Plan and direct special music programs including the Christmas Vespers (Music) Service
  • Foster the development of solos, duets, trios, other ensembles of voices and/or instruments for ministry in the Meeting by:
    • Seeking members’ participation
    • Helping select songs if needed
    • Cooperating with Youth or Children’s music programs as needed
  • Keep expenditures within budget


  • Ability to direct choral groups and ensembles
  • Ability to accompany the choir on piano for rehearsals (ability to accompany during Meeting for Worship preferred)
  • Demonstrated musical skills and competence
  • Ability to organize and coordinate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Music or an equivalent level of demonstrable experience
  • Willingness to become familiar with Quaker values and carry out the music program consistent with Quaker beliefs
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a church related setting

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