Part Time Cantor/Cantorial Soloist

North Country Reform Temple - Ner Tamid | Glen Cove, NY, United States

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Posted Date 4/11/2024

We are a small congregation located on the North Shore of Nassau County, Long Island.  We have a long history of employing part time student cantors and cantorial soloists to lead our music on Shabbat and the High Holy Days, as well as some of the other major holidays.  We are searching for our next musical leader to be with us through the High Holy Days and about 2-3 Friday evenings per month, including some holidays.  There are also opportunities to teach adult ed for the individual with the righ passion and skillset.

We are looking for a warm, personable, and enthusiastic soul who can share their gifts with us from the pulpit and beyond. Our cantor/soloist should be able to lead us musically and encourage us to participate. The ability to read/chant Torah is preferred. Our cantor/soloist is always encouraged to teach the music, and even share some of its history/background when and where appropriate. Our cantor/soloist should form a cohesive team with our rabbi, who also enjoys singing, and does so regularly from the bimah.

We have a music director that works with our lay choir to sing on Friday nights several times during the year, as well as on the High Holy Days, along with a few professional vocalists.  Our cantor/soloist would be expected to arrange the music and rehearse with the choir in advance of the holidays, and prior to worship on Friday nights when the choir is participating.

We have a very participatory group of members who love to sing and love to experience new melodies, though they do have their sacred cows. We encourage innovation and some new-ish pieces from year to year to go along with the more well known selections that are common in Reform synagogues throughout North America. We have several binders of music that we have used over the years which are available to our cantor/soloist.

Candidates should live within a reasonable commute of our synagogue in Glen Cove.

Compensation is per diem (set amount for the HHDs, and set amount per Friday night) and competitive/commensorate with experience.

Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Cantor | High Holiday Cantor | Music
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High Holiday | Other | Torah Reader
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