Choral and Handbell Director Position Information
First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Greeley, Colorado is a
progressive and welcoming congregation with vibrant music programs for all ages,
appreciating a wide range of music in worship.
We are currently receiving applications
for two choral director positions and a handbell director position, all under the
supervision of our Minister of Music. Though we prefer one person for all three
positions, candidates may apply for one or any combination of the three positions.
Chancel Choir Director. This choir of approximately 35 singers rehearses on Thursday
evenings (7:00 - 8:30). The choir sings anthems during the 10:00 a.m. sanctuary worship
nearly every Sunday. Special music presentations (e.g. Christmas and Easter) often
include guest vocalists and instrumentalists. The estimated time commitment is 7 hours
per week, Mid-August through mid-June (10 months)
Chapel Singers Director. This choir of approximately 12 singers rehearses every other
Thursday evening (6:00 - 6:45). On the second and fourth Sunday of each month the
choir sings during the 8:00 a.m. chapel worship. The estimated time commitment is 3.5
hours per week, September through May.
Handbell Choir Director. This handbell choir of approximately 14 ringers rehearses
weekly, though the day of rehearsal is not set pending the selection of a new director.
First Congregational Church owns a five octave set of Schulmerich bells and assorted
chimes. The handbell choir offers music during the 10:00 a.m. sanctuary worship about
six Sundays per year. The estimated time commitment is 3.5 hours per week, September
through May. We also expect the Handbell Choir Director to offer 3-6 opportunities
during the year to introduce children to our handbells, perhaps performing in worship
once or twice, depending on their interest and abilities.
Knowledge of Christian worship, sacred choral music in a wide variety of musical styles,
and conducting experience is required for the choral positions. Knowledge and
experience with handbell technique is highly desired for the Handbell position.
Organization, collaboration, and flexibility are essential.
The total annual salary for all three positions is $14,030 (paid over 9 or 10 months).
To submit your resume or to receive full job descriptions please email