This is a part-time position working 10 hours per week, and is not benefits eligible.
The Tufts University Chaplaincy is a dynamic hub, supporting religious, spiritual, ethical, and cultural life for all members of the Tufts community. We provide pastoral care, support religious and philosophical communities, educate about spiritual and ethical issues in society and the world, and promote multifaith engagement.
The University Chaplain leads the University Chaplaincy team, which currently includes chaplains or residents serving the following communities: Africana, Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant. Staff include the Associate Director, Program Manager, Program Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator, Music Director, and 12-14 student workers.
What You'll Do
Supports the mission of the University Chaplaincy through creative engagement with global and diverse spiritual and religious music traditions and practices. Plays piano/keyboard (and other instruments if trained) and leads singing for weekly worship services; programs the monthly carillon tune and provides educational notes about the tune; plans and plays for periodic musical events several times each year (including organ recitals, the Pax et Lux Winter Holiday Concert, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday); and coordinates diverse musical offerings for the Baccalaureate Ceremony and other concerts, ceremonies, and rituals as needed. Oversees the care and maintenance of the University Chaplaincy’s instruments and the vetting of potential players. Works to build and maintain relationships with the Tufts Music Department and local musicians to ensure the diversity of musical offerings reflects the diversity of the Tufts community, and our chaplaincies. Empowers student musical leaders wherever possible for performances and services.
What We're Looking For
Proficiency in performance on piano/keyboard, and voice, including classical music and sacred music across genres
Demonstrated ability to work with highly diverse populations, religious and philosophical literacy, and multicultural awareness
Excellent interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills
Creativity and flexibility, initiative, responsiveness, detail orientation, and follow through
Understanding of and skills in implementing programming through a student-empowerment approach (i.e., proactive outreach, cultivating leadership and planning groups, mentoring student leaders)
Excellent discretion for carefully managing sensitive information
Experience working in multifaith and/or cross-cultural settings
Experience with pipe organ and carillon
Special Work Schedule Requirements: 12 month, part-time position with weekend, evening, religious holiday and seasons’ work. Must be available when services are needed. Advance notice for time away is required to ensure proper substitutes are available. Assists in arranging substitutes.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.