Music Director (PT)

Temple Tiferet Shalom of the North Shore | Peabody, MA, United States

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Posted Date 4/01/2024
Description

Job Description:

Temple Tiferet Shalom seeks a music director to partner with our Rabbi in providing creative direction of meaningful, vibrant, and spiritual music in all areas of Temple life.

We are looking for someone to bring the community together by blending traditional Reform melodies with the future of Jewish music. Working under the direction of the Rabbi, and in collaboration with our volunteer choir and other musicians, the music director will guide the congregation in all matters affecting the Jewish musical activities of the synagogue.

The music director will encourage congregational participation for adults and youth at multiple points of entry by imbuing their passion for Jewish music within worship and communal gatherings. Temple Tiferet Shalom is looking for a diverse pool of candidates and encourages all applicants with a strong music background to apply.

Responsibilities:

Liturgical Leadership:

? Sing and play as a congregational shaliach tzibbur (prayer leader) during:

? Bi-monthly Friday and Festival evening services
? Monthly Saturday morning family services
? B'nei Mitzvah celebrations and life cycle events
? Special congregational programs
? High Holy Day services as either a soloist or choir director (if applicable)

? Work in collaboration with the Rabbi on the continual development of prayer services and holiday celebrations according to the needs of the community.
? Encourage a participative attitude in the congregation to sing, rather than just listen.
? Introduce new music to the congregational repertoire that speaks to the diversity of the Jewish musical landscape.
? Work with the Religious School and Preschool to provide music education to the youth of the Temple.
Administrative
? Recruit, hire, train, and direct the paid and volunteer song leaders, choir, and instrumentalists (where appropriate), including rehearsal/practice time, with more frequent rehearsals in preparation for festivals and High Holy Days.
? Attend monthly worship committee meetings.
? Organize musical events, concerts, and musical scholars-in-residence.

Prerequisites:
? Experience leading Jewish worship services and communal singing

? Familiarity with Jewish music, both liturgical and contemporary
? Knowledge of Torah and Haftarah chanting
? Knowledge of Shabbat/High Holy Day nusach
? Comfort within a Reform setting

? Fluid Hebrew reading and general Judaic knowledge
? Ability to teach children and adults
? Credentials from a music training program
? Proficient in vocal/singing and either piano and/or guitar

Salary and Compensation:

Starting is commensurate with qualifications and experience within the range of $25-40,000. We expect the position to average 15 hours per week, but to be variable, concentrated more during weekends and Jewish holidays. This is a part-time position with a flexible, varying schedule depending on the ritual calendar. Opportunities for additional work with Temple Tiferet Shalom may arise, depending on the candidate’s skills.


About Temple Tiferet Shalom
Temple Tiferet Shalom is a warm and vibrant congregation based in the Reform Jewish tradition. We are a welcoming and inclusive community which provides a source of spirituality, comfort, and life-long learning to individuals and families. We have a culture of engaging as Jews through prayer, study, celebration, and social action to make our world a better place. We encourage the individual Jewish journey of each member, affirming our mutual responsibility to each other and to Klal Yisrael (the world Jewish Community).

TTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.      


How to apply:
Please send your resume and musical portfolio to [email protected]

Salary25,000.00 - 40,000.00 Annual
Duration
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Categories
Music
Part Time Categories
Music
Organization Type
Synagogue
Job Location
US
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