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Job Title: Organist and Director of Music and The Arts

Position Overview

Plymouth Church United Church of Christ is a thriving, multicultural community of 420 members in Shaker Heights, Ohio. It is a Just Peace and Open & Affirming congregation that regards diversity as a strength and the blessed handiwork of God.


Plymouth Church United Church of Christ seeks an Organist and Director of Music and The Arts. This is a year-round, full-time position reporting to the Senior Minister. It includes health insurance, paid vacation, and other benefits including right of first refusal at all church rentals. Director will have the opportunity to receive regular support from a visiting Organ Scholar. Salary range: $60,000 to $75,000, commensurate with experience.






  • Lead the congregation in worship from the organ and piano with hymns and service music, incorporating a regular diversity of styles and traditions.

  • Collaborate with the Pastors and other staff to create engaging worship services.

  • Coordinate with audio technicians when livestreaming.

  • Direct and accompany the Plymouth Choir (non-auditioned singers including several paid soloists); Direct the Plymouth Bell Choir. Both are typically in recess during summer months. 

  • Shepherd additional opportunities for involvement of all ages in music ministry, including support for the monthly Sunday Choir and the Plymouth Folk Revival.

  • Provide vision and leadership to ArtsPlymouth, an endowed committee that organizes arts programming for the congregation and Greater Cleveland community.

  • Serve as a liaison to local arts organizations; oversee outside performances at the church.

  • Hire guest musicians and soloists, including substitute organists, for special services and staff absences throughout the year.

  • Serve as administrator of the music and arts ministry programs, including budget development and oversight. Meet regularly with the Worship Department, Church Council, and ArtsPlymouth.

  • Maintain church instruments which include: a Sanctuary 3-manual Renovated (2000) Holtkamp/Hemry Pipe Organ and a Chapel 2-manual Pipe Organ,[1] 3 pianos, carillon, five octave set of handbells, and three octave set of chimes.

  • Maintain church music libraries.

  • Ensure compliance with copyright restrictions and reporting for music used in worship.

  • Contribute written material for church news publications and worship bulletins.




  • Demonstrated excellence in both choral conducting and organ performance.

  • Commitment to Christian faith and the mission and vision of Plymouth Church, UCC.

  • Ability to lead, encourage, and supervise paid staff and volunteers.

  • Leadership that inspires and invites music participants to grow deeper in faith and offer their best to God.

  • Excellent organizational, planning, and event promotion skills.

  • Friendly, approachable, and collaborative demeanor with all at Plymouth Church.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.




  • Master’s degree in choral conducting, organ performance, or related field.

  • Experience leading sacred music in a church setting.

  • Regular daytime, evening, and Sunday availability (one service), including worship on Christian holy days of Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Easter Sunday, with flexible scheduling.

  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English.

  • Clear background check.


To apply, send cover letter, resume, references, and links to choral and organ audio/video recordings (if available) to



[1] The Holtkamp/Hemry organ in the sanctuary consists of 3,217 pipes divided into 59 ranks. The George Stevens organ in the chapel consists of 716 pipes divided into 26 ranks. More information on the history and specifications of both organs can be found at


Job Title:       Sexton – Sunday & Evening Building Service

Report to:      Facility Manager


Performs a variety of duties with the primary focus on entry & security of the Church and its facilities and systems to ensure that the facilities are properly cared for and operate smoothly.  The work focus will be in high traffic areas requiring regular cleaning and some maintenance.

To apply, please contact


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Listed below are the essential duties of this job.  Other duties may be assigned.  To successfully perform this job, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.



  1. Open building by:

    • Properly disarming building alarm security system

    • Unlocking designated entry doors

    • Turn on building lights in Sanctuary, Chapel, hallways, conference rooms

    • Setting open interior doors for passage by service & event attendees

  2. May support contract snow & ice removal services by operating snow blower as needed

  3. Close building by

    • Closing interior doors

    • Turning off building lights in event areas

    • Locking/securing designated entry doors

    • Properly setting building alarm security system



  1. Responsible for reactive cleaning within building during worship, concerts, other events

  2. Maintain clean & supplied restrooms with building during worship, concert, other events

  3. Remove waste and debris after events, as necessary


Other Duties                                                                                                                       

  1. Move furniture and other heavy items as needed.

  2. Greet and assist congregants/staff in general duties, providing customer service to all

  3. Confirm proper room preparation and set-up for events and activities

  4. Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no direct supervision responsibilities.


Minimum Qualifications

Listed below are the qualifications required for this position and indicative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to be successful in this position.


Education, Training and/or Experience

  1. Minimum of three years work experience in similar professional positions

  2. Experience in operating snow blowing tractor.  

  3. Experience operating burglar, fire, building alarm systems 

  4. High School Diploma required

  5. Valid driver’s license required


Personal Skills and Abilities

  1. Ability to deal effectively and professionally with conflict, interruption, continual change

  2. Good interpersonal communication skills

  3. Ability to work well in a team-based environment that values honest communication and being dedicated to the overall mission of the church

  4. Perform in a cooperative, effective, & professional manner with church officers, staff, and congregants

  5. Availability to work overtime, holidays and weekends as needed.


Preferred Qualifications

  1. Three (3) years or more experience working in similar position within a Church, University/College, hospitality, or event management company

  2. Experience working in a historic building or facility


Physical Demands

  1. The demands listed below are representative of those that must be routinely met by an employee to successfully perform essential duties of this position.

    • Able to occasionally lift & carry items weighing 50 – 75 pounds, including furniture & equipment

    • Bending, stooping, shoveling, & climbing both installed ladders and step ladders, as needed

    • Able to use manual equipment for moving furniture & equipment, weighing approximately 75 – 100 pounds

Working Conditions

  1. Comfortable working inside & outside during the same work shift

  2. Flexibility to accommodate increased seasonal workload

  3. Weekly work schedule of Sunday mornings, M – Th evenings, special events

    • Approximately 22-24 hours per week.

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