Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Position TitleMusic Director
Church NameBoulevard Presbyterian Church
Church Address1235 Northwest Boulevard
Columbus, Ohio 43212
Church Websitehttp://www.blvdpres.org
Contact PersonTiffany Komasara
Contact Emailpastor@blvdchurch.org
Job DescriptionDo you have a passion for music and its ability to bring people together? Do you value music as a part of worship and a way of enriching and growing a community of faith?

Boulevard Presbyterian Church, a theologically progressive and socially inclusive church in Grandview Heights, Ohio seeks a Director of Music Ministries. The Director of Music Ministries will work closely with the Pastor and Worship Committee to craft worship experiences that use music to enhance the message and invite participation of the whole congregation.

The Music Director will plan and lead worship music for Boulevard’s 10:00 a.m. Sunday service and for special services and events throughout the year. The Sunday service follows a traditional format that includes instrumental music, anthems and hymns in traditional and contemporary music styles. Our choir is typically active from September to June. 

Boulevard is home to an impressive pipe organ, several fine pianos, percussion instruments, a full set of handbells, sound equipment, and multiple worship spaces. Our congregation includes folks who sing, play guitar, flute, fiddle and piano. We are open to using our worship spaces, instruments and musical resources in ways that meet the gifts and interests of our congregation, which we always seek to grow and expand. 

The primary skills for this position are in the areas of conducting/directing and playing piano/organ. You should have the ability to perform/lead a wide range of music. Other instrumental skills are an asset. A strong musical background is required, as well as a willingness to seek creative ideas for using music in worship and the overall ministry of the church. Additional skills include the ability to plan, communicate well and collaborate with the pastor, worship committee and congregation. You should have relational skills that welcome diverse persons and are conducive to team ministry.

This is a half-time salaried position, estimated at approximately 20 hours per week. This includes weekly worship planning and rehearsals with choir or other instrumental groups, regular communication with the pastor and office manager regarding bulletin information and schedule, attendance at a monthly staff meeting and participation in a performance evaluation with the Personnel Committee and pastor at least annually. Annual allowance for professional development, paid time off including 4 Sundays per year and funds for purchasing new music, hiring accompanists/instrumentalists and otherwise supporting the music program are also available.

Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume to the Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Music Director Hiring Committee, in care of Rev. Tiffany Komasara, pastor@blvdchurch.org, and Personnel Committee Chair Merri Bame, merribame@gmail.com
Paid Section LeadersN/A
Interview start date5/1/2024
Position start dateJune – August 2024
Instrument(s)Organ is a 1965 Casavant Freres 3-manual, 43 ranks Serviced by Peebles-Herzog; 3 pianos including Baby Grand, Petit Baby Grand and remarkable Schiller Baby Grand; Full-sized electric keyboard with pedal; Handbells 3 octaves + extender bass set (4 bells) Malmark handbells, refurbished in 2023; multiple percussion instruments
Rehearsal Time(s) & DayVaries
Service Time(s)Sunday 10 A.M., year-round
Staff Meeting(s)Not stated
Salary RangeNot stated
Paid VacationNot stated
Continuing Ed BudgetNot Stated
Other BenefitsNot Stated
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