Employment Opportunities

First Congregational Church of Akron (First Church) is an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of nondiscrimination. First Church believes that all qualified persons should be accorded an equal opportunity for all terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, national origin, age, religion (except insofar as ordination or religious background may be a qualification for a position), sex, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, military status, criminal record, familial and marital status, or any other class or status protected by law.

Please note that First Church is a drug-free workplace.

Acting Organist

First Church is seeking an organist on an interim basis from January 7, 2018—April 1, 2018. One individual may apply both for this and the Acting Choir Director position. This should be clearly indicated on your application materials. Additionally, First Church will undertake a search to permanently fill these positions in early 2018. The individuals filling them in an “acting” capacity will be considered, if they so choose, in this process.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Planning and leading worship services in collaboration with the Senior Minister.
  2. Liaising with the Choir Director to select and/or purchase music suitable for the liturgical season and the worship themes identified for services.
  3. Accompanying the Chancel Choir, soloists, and instrumentalists during rehearsals and worship services.
  4. Possibly provide accompaniment for the Children’s Choir performances in worship.
  5. Liaising with the Facility and Hospitality Manager to ensure that all pianos and organs are appropriately maintained, tuned, etc.
  6. Support ongoing efforts to re-catalog Music Library.
  7. Attend staff meetings, as requested.

Hours include 9:15 a.m. rehearsal and 11 a.m. worship service each Sunday as well as a special service on Ash Wednesday, February 14, at 7:30pm; Maundy Thursday, March 29, at 7:30pm; and the possibility of an additional special Easter choir rehearsal. 10-12 hours per week. Reports to the Senior Minister. Compensation commensurate with experience.

To apply, please download and complete the Employment Application Form and submit it, together with your cover letter and résumé, to Senior Minister, Rev. Nanette Pitt at nanette.pitt@akronfcc.org or mail it attention of:
Rev. Nanette Pitt
292 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44308-2016

Acting Choir Director

First Church is seeking a choir director an interim basis from January 7, 2018—April 1, 2018. One individual may apply both for this and the Acting Organist position. This should be clearly indicated on your application materials. Additionally, First Church will undertake a search to permanently fill these positions in early 2018. The individuals filling them in an “acting” capacity will be considered, if they so choose, in this process.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Planning and leading worship services in collaboration with the Senior Minister.
  2. Liaising with the Organist to select and/or purchase music suitable for the liturgical season and the
  3. worship themes identified for services.
  4. Rehearse and direct the Chancel Choir, soloists, and instrumentalists during rehearsals and worship services.
  5. Maintain an accurate record of all choir members and encourage new recruits by fostering a spirit of openness, affirmation, and welcome in the choir.
  6. Maintain an accurate roster of all choir members.
  7. Supervise the Chancel choir section leaders.
  8. Support ongoing efforts to re-catalog Music Library.
  9. Attend staff meetings, as requested.

Hours include 9:15 a.m. rehearsal and 11 a.m. worship service each Sunday as well as a special service on Ash Wednesday, February 14, at 7:30pm; Maundy Thursday, March 29, at 7:30pm; and the possibility of an additional special Easter choir rehearsal. 8-10 hours per week. Reports to the Senior Minister. Compensation commensurate with experience.

To apply, please download and complete the Employment Application Form and submit it, together with your cover letter and résumé, to Senior Minister, Rev. Nanette Pitt at nanette.pitt@akronfcc.org or mail it attention of:
Rev. Nanette Pitt
292 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44308-2016