Musician-in-Residence/Cantorial Soloist

Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue | Detroit, MI, United States

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Posted Date 2/29/2024

Musician-in-Residence/Cantorial Soloist at Downtown Synagogue

Job Description

The Musician-in-Residence/Cantorial Soloist supports the Rabbi as a service leader for the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, providing cantorial leadership for Shabbat and holiday services as detailed below. The Musician-in-Residence/Cantorial Soloist will: be an innovative, energized member of the IADS team, helping to build our hub of pluralistic, inclusive Jewish life in Detroit; support the vision, capacity, and momentum of IADS spiritual and ritual programming; will work to support a thriving and growing institution; and promote the renaissance of Jewish Detroit and the Synagogue’s connection to the City of Detroit. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Under the direction of the Rabbi, the Musician-in-Residence/Cantorial Soloist helps lead davening during religious services
    • Cantorial leadership on Shabbat morning (while job needs will be fluid, we anticipate this would occur 3 times per month)
    • Cantorial leadership for most holidays, including but not limited to Yizkor/Festival services on Shemini Atzeret, the 8th day of Pesach, and the 2nd day of Shavuot
  • Torah reading (while job needs will be fluid, we anticipate this would occur 2 times per month)
  • Works in collaboration with the Rabbi on the continual development of prayer services and holiday celebrations according to the needs of the community
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Addition of cantorial soloist role for some or all of Yamim Noraim, if such duties are desired, discussed, and agreed upon

Job Qualifications: 

  • Enthusiasm about IADS’ mission and vision and commitment to the city of Detroit
  • Traditional Jewish prayer service knowledge and skill including Torah reading
  • Knowledge of liturgical Hebrew
  • Works well with both adults and children
  • Natural collaborator and community builder
  • Curiosity, open-mindedness, and resourcefulness
  • Experience and comfort with working with diverse populations
  • Strong sense of Jewish values and social justice values 
  • Strong prioritization of Jewish life and community
  • Ability to be flexible with work schedule and work setting

The Cantorial Soloist reports to the Rabbi with a dotted line relationship to the Executive Director. This is a part-time salaried position with a schedule varying depending on the ritual and program calendar. Compensation is $15,000-18,000 per year. There are no benefits provided for this position. If the Yamim Noraim are incorporated into this position’s responsibilities, compensation will be negotiated separately.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Salary15,000.00 - 18,000.00 Annual
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Cantor | Music
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