Position Openings in the Synod
Do you have position openings within the Albany Synod that you would like posted? Is your position filled and needed to be removed?
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Niskayuna Reformed Church, Director of Handbells/Chimes
The Niskayuna Reformed Church has an immediate opening for a Director of Handbells/Chimes, a key contributor to the music ministry of the Niskayuna Reformed Church, in partnerships with the Director of Music, the other music staff, the Pastor, and the Worship Committee of Consistory.
Responsibilities of the position include managing and directing the Een Dracht Bell Choir with 4.5 octaves of handbells. Rehearsals to be scheduled once per week from September to May. Performances are to be scheduled for 4 times per year during worship service. Additionally the Director may collaborate with other staff memvers to add individual or small ensembles (when appropriate and time permitting) for special services such as Christmas, etc., as well as even the possibility of chruch exchanges and performances at other venues.
The Director is responsible for creatively working to retain and promote membership in the Handbell choir. At the discretion of the Dirctor, consideration may also be given to the development of a Kinder Klokken choir from the children of the congregation using 2 octaves of handbells, and possibly also a chimes choir with two octaves of chimes. Bells for such groups are available.
The candidate must demonstrate skill and experience playing with and directing handbell groups and must work collaboratively with the Director of Music Ministries and with the Music Committee on performance and rehearsal scheduling. Also included is responsibility for the custodial care of the handbell and chime instruments, their cases, tables, robes, gloves, mallets, sheet music, cushions, coverings, lights, music stands, etc. and arrange for their maintenance as needed, as well as ensuring that no one other than the Choir memebrs play or handle these instruments without permission.
To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to: Personnel Committee, Niskayuna Reformed Church, 3041 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Niskayuna, NY 12309, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Per Diem Chaplain at Ellis Hospital
The per diem chaplain will provide spiritual care to patients, their families, and staff at Ellis Medicine. Ordained clergy, deacon or active lay person in a faith community of choice. Must be committed to inclusive ministry among people of all faiths or no faith. Bachelors degree and two (2) units of Clinical Pastoral Education or equivalent are required. Masters Degree in Theology/Divinity preferred. Experience in pastoral care in a health care setting is preferred. Evidence of success in interpersonal relations, effective verbal and written communications, and working with others. This position is for overnight, sleep allowed/on-call in the hospital presence. Interested applicants can send their resume to Rev. Fr. Tony Green, M.Div., BCC the Director of Pastoral Care and Volunteer Services at email@example.com
Linlithgo Reformed Church, Part-time Pastor
Contact: Jim Andrews, search chair, at CCSO10@aol.com or 518-610-0014
Our mission is to grow in faith and to share that faith in God with those around us. Through regular study in God’s Word, our goal is to equip people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up (Eph. 4:12). If you feel called to pastoral leadership at Linlithgo Church, contact Jim Andrews at CCSO10@aol.com.